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Eliza Rogers Collection on the Kentucky Mountain Club, 1935-1987

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Finding aid prepared by Amanda Mardis


Eliza Rogers Collection on the Kentucky Mountain Club




University of Kentucky Special Collections


This collection is arranged in folders chronologically and by subject.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.


0.7 Cubic feet

2 Boxes


This collection contains twenty-five Kentucky Mountain Club yearbooks from 1935-1987, with missing years scattered throughout and a gap between 1964-1987. The collection also contains articles on the Kentucky Mountain Club and brief histories of Kentucky counties.


The Kentucky Mountain Club was formed on December 31, 1929 by a group of people who were residents of eastern Kentucky counties. They wished to form an organization to aid in the care of different issues in 43 different counties that they deemed, "Mountain counties". In 1930, a women's division was created and within the division dues were established that would go towards a scholarship that would aid a student in one of the mountain counties, later the men's division would aid in the scholarship as well. The women also participated in charitable events, including visiting the sick, and sending presents for children in rural areas for Christmas. In 1944, the club was able to help set up tuberculosis hospitals in London, Paris, Madisonville, and Ashland, Kentucky. The club reached its height in 1953, with 1,546 members. By 1987, the Club expanded its aid to flood relief, a blood bank, a hearing aid bank, a hospital visiting program, and a library project.

Source: 1935 and 1987 Kentucky Mountain Club yearbooks

Scope and Content

The Kentucky Mountain Club collection consists of twenty-five club yearbooks from 1935-1987. Missing years include 1938, 1945, 1948, 1961, 1963, and a gap between 1964-1987. The collection also includes newspaper articles from 1935-1945, concerning news of the Kentucky Mountain Club and brief histories of various Kentucky counties.


  • Charitable organizations -- Kentucky.

User Restrictions

The intellectual rights to the materials belong to Special Collections and Digital Programs.

Collection Inventory

2009ms217:1:1 Yearbooks (3), 1935-1937
2009ms217:1:2 Yearbooks (6), 1939-1944
2009ms217:1:3 Yearbooks (3), 1946-1949
2009ms217:1:4 Yearbooks (2), 1950-1951
2009ms217:1:5 Yearbooks (2), 1952-1953
2009ms217:1:6 Yearbooks (2), 1954-1955
2009ms217:2:1 Yearbooks (2), 1956-1957
2009ms217:2:2 Yearbooks (3), 1958-1960
2009ms217:2:3 Yearbooks (2), 1962-1987
2009ms217:2:4 Newspaper articles about club and Kentucky county histories, 1935-1945