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Bowmar family papers, 1866

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56m297 Bowmar family papers, 1866-1934 56M297 Finding aid prepared by Greg Seltzer University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 March 3 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-07-15T12:03-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Bowmar family papers 56M297 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.45 Cubic feet 1 box 1866-1934 The Bowmar family papers consist of correspondence, records, and legal documents relating to the Woodford Sun Company and the Woodford Sun newspaper in Versailles, Kentucky. Bowmar family. Preferred Citation note 56M297 : [identification of item], Bowmar family papers, 1866-1934, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Arrangement note The collection is arranged by material type. The correspondence has been arranged chronologically within the folder with undated items coming at the end of the folder. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Biographical note The Bowmar family owned the Woodford Sun newspaper from the late-1870s until 1942. The newspaper was based in Versailles, Kentucky, and was a consolidation of two other papers, the Woodford Weekly and the Midway Sun. Those two papers were consolidated by Reverend Benjamin Deering, who briefly owned the Woodford Weekly in the 1870s. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Scope and Contents note The Bowmar family papers consist of correspondence, records, and legal documents relating to the Woodford Sun Company and the Woodford Sun newspaper in Versailles, Kentucky. Members of the Bowmar family involved with the Woodford Sun Company included A.A. Bowmar, D.M. Bowmar, and Marie Bowmar. Also included are a book of a child's drawings and some wedding announcements. Woodford Sun. (Ky.) Kentucky--Newspapers. Newspaper industry--Kentucky--Lexington--1860-1900 Newspapers--Ownership. Small business--Kentucky--History. Versailles (Ky.) Correspondence 1 1 1866-1934 Woodford Sun Company records book 1 2 1892-1933