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Mary LeGrand Didlake papers, 1887

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2012MS036 Mary LeGrand Didlake papers, 1887-1890, 1905 2012MS036 Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2012 January 30 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-03-21T17:00-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Mary LeGrand Didlake papers 2012MS036 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.2 Cubic feet 1 box 1887-1890, 1905 Housed with multiple collections. Didlake, Mary Scope and Contents note The Mary LeGrand Didlake papers consist of a scrapbook of late 19th-century newspaper clippings and a bird watching notebook from 1905. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Mary LeGrand Didlake (1878-1971) was the daughter of George Ware Didlake and Ann (Nannie) Bain of Lexington, Kentucky. During the Civil War, George Didlake served as a Confederate soldier and was incarcerated at Johnson's Island, Ohio. Mary Didlake worked in the Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky from 1891 until her retirement in 1957. She started as a student assistant in 1891, served as interim department chair in 1929, and retired as an associate of the department. Additionally, she was the University of Kentucky's first female valedictorian in 1895. North, Ginny. "My Southern Ancestors." RootsWeb. 22 July 2003. Web. Accessed 19 January 2012. "Entomology Through the Eyes of Mary Didlake." Department of Entomology, The University of Kentucky: Celebrating ONe Hundrend and Twenty Years. 12-13. Web. Accessed 19 January 2012. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Preferred Citation note 2012MS036: [identification of item], Mary LeGrand Didlake papers, 1887-1890, 1905, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Shropshire, Tom Bird watching--Kentucky Scrapbooks. Scrapbook, 1 32 1887-1890 Bird Notes, 1 33 1905