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Louis Wagner Arnett letters, 1927

Part of Louis Wagner Arnett letters

72m21 Louis Wagner Arnett letters, 1927-1953 72M21 Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess 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 31 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-30T13:49-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Louis Wagner Arnett letters 72M21 University of Kentucky Special Collections 2.48 Cubic feet 6 boxes 1927-1953 Arnett, Louis W., (Louis Wagner), 1879-1953 Custodial History note Arnett, Louis Wagner. Estate gift, 1953. 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. Preferred Citation note 72M21: [identification of item], Louis Wagner Arnett letters, 1927-1953, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Louis Wagner Arnett was born at Mundy's Landing on the banks of the Kentucky River in Woodford County, Kentucky, on July 10, 1879, to Benjamin M. and Jennie Barkley Arnett. He attended public schools before enrolling at the University of Kentucky. Arnett finished his education at the University of Michigan; in 1899, he received the degree of Bachelor of Laws. As law associate of Kentucky Governor William Goebel, Arnett became an active member of the Democratic Party and a friend of many of Kentucky's most prominent 20th century politicians. He represented Kenton County in the state House of Representative for two terms from 1906-1908 and served in the state Senate in 1909. In the late 1920s, Arnett organized the Young Democratic Club movement, which eventually grew to 20,000 members. He remained active in state politics until his death in 1953. Bidwell, William E. Legislative History and Capitol Souvenier of Kentucky. Frankfort, Kentucky: The Frankfort Printing Co. Inc. 1910. Web. 31 January 2012. Johnson, E. Polk. A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians. Vol. 2. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. Web. 31 January 2012. Scope and Contents note Louis Wagner Arnett letters contain Arnett's business and personal correspondence from 1927-1953. The personal correspondence mainly comprise letters between Arnett, his daughter, Peggy, and his grandchildren. Business correspondence discusses the political events of the Democratic party at both the national and state levels. The Young Democratic movement, which Arnett helped create, is also mentioned. Prominent names that appear in the correspondence include President Franklin D. Roosevelt; his son, James Roosevelt; Kentucky governors A.B. Happy Chandler and Earle Clements; J. Dan Talbott; and James Farley. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956 Bingham, Barry, 1906-1988 Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985 Cox, James M., (James Middleton), 1870-1957 Democratic Party (Ky.). Farley, James A., (James Aloysius), 1888-1976 Roosevelt, Franklin D., (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Roosevelt, James, 1907-1991 Underwood, Tom R., (Tom Rust), 1898-1956 Vinson, Fred M., 1890-1953 Wetherby, Lawrence W., (Lawrence Winchester), 1908- Young Democratic Clubs of Kentucky. Kentucky--Politics and government--1865-1950. Political clubs--Kentucky. Politicians--Correspondence. 1 1 1927-1939 1 2 1941-1942 A-H, L-P, R-W 1 4-19 1943 personal 1 3 1943 A-P, R-W 2 1-8 1 22-26 1944 personal 1 20 1944 unsigned 1 21 1944 A-H, J-Y 2 10-23 1945 personal 2 9 1945 unsigned 2 24 1945 A-F, H-Z 3 2-14 1946 personal 3 1 1946 unsigned 3 15 1946 A-Y 4 1-4 3 17-26 1947 personal 3 16 1947 unsigned 4 5 1947 A-P, R-Y 4 8-18 1948 personal 4 6 1948 general 4 7 1948 A-Y 4 20-21 5 1-8 1949 personal 4 19 1949 unsigned 5 9 1949 A-P, R-Y 5 12-21 1950 general 5 11 1950 personal 5 10 1950 A-M, R-W 6 3-9 1951 general 6 2 1951 personal 6 1 1951 B-C, F-P, R-Y 6 12-17 1952-1953 personal 6 10 1952-1953 general 6 11 1952-1953 Louis Wagner Arnett letters