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Eldon S. Dummit papers, 1917-1972, 1917

Part of Eldon S. Dummit papers, 1917-1972

kukm1m79m2Guide to the Eldon S. Dummit papers, 1917-1972Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Eldon S. Dummit papers, 1917-1972Collection number: 1M79M2Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Eldon S. Dummit papers, 1917-19721M79M2Dummit, Eldon S. (Eldon Steven), 1896-1973. 3.6 cubic ft.None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Source unknown.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Eldon S. Dummit papers, 1917-1972, 1M79M2, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Lawyer, politician. Eldon Steven Dummit was born in Missouri. After receiving a law degree from the University of Kentucky in 1921 Dummit became a prominent member of the Republican Party in Kentucky during the 1940s and 1950s, serving as state attorney general in the administration of Governor Simeon Willis (1943-1947). He made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 1947. Dummit was active in many civic and leadership organizations, including the Optimist Club International, of which he was president in 1941/42; the Pyramid Club, the Boy Scouts of America and the American Legion.These are the papers of Eldon S. Dummit. They relate to his work as Kentucky Attorney General and his gubernatorial bid. Included in the papers are campaign literature, speeches, political cartoons, election documents, news clippings, photographs, memorabilia and correspondence. Among the correspondents are John Sherman Cooper, Thruston B. Morton and Kentucky governors Flem Sampson and Simeon Willis. Much of the correspondence is from Kentucky politicians, attorneys, congressmen and judges. There is also material related to the Republican National Committee.Organized into nine series: Correspondence, Attorney General, two gubernatorial election series, speeches, Optimist Club, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and photographs. Arrangement is chronological within each series.Dummit, Eldon S. (Eldon Steven), 1896-1973.Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982.Sampson, Flem D, 1875-1967.Willis, Simeon S, 1879-1965.Optimist Club International.Republican National Committee (U.S.)Campaign literature--Republican--Kentucky.Elections--Kentucky.Politicians.Lawyers.Campaign literature--Republican--Kentucky.Politicians.Lawyers_2lsch.Kentucky--Politics and government--20th century. SpeechesClippings. Speeches.ClippingsEldon S. Dummit papers, 1917-1972