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Samuel M. Wilson and Mary Shelby Wilson Democratic Party papers, 1896

Part of Samuel M. Wilson and Mary Shelby Wilson Democratic Party papers

50w28Wilson, Samuel M. and Mary Shelby, Democratic Party papersGuide to the Samuel M. Wilson and Mary Shelby Wilson Democratic Party papers, 1896-1952, bulk 1920-1930 50W28Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research CenterSpecial Collections Research CenterMargaret I. King Building, NorthLexington 40506-0039SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDUURL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-05-23 14:27:51 -0400.Description is in English. English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Samuel M. Wilson and Mary Shelby Wilson Democratic Party papers Democratic Party (Ky.) 50W28 6.4 Cubic Feet 16 boxes 1896-1952 1920-1930 (bulk dates) General note None online. Must visit contributing institution. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research. Conditions Governing Use note Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. Preferred Citation note 50W28: [Identification of item], Samuel M. Wilson and Mary Shelby Wilson Democratic Party papers, 1896-1952, 1920-1930 (bulk dates), University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Biographical/Historical note Campaign officials. In 1920 Mrs. Mary Shelby Wilson chaired the Kentucky Women's Democratic Convention and was president of the National Democratic Victory Club of Lexington. Judge Samuel M. Wilson began his political career supporting William Jennings Bryan and Woodrow Wilson, but he was most active in the elections of 1920 and 1924 as state campaign chairman. Subsequently he was less active in the campaigns of Al Smith and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Scope and Contents note The political correspondence of Samuel Mackay Wilson and his wife Mary Shelby Wilson comprise the manuscript portion of this collection. Much of this is concerned with Wilson's role as state Democratic campaign chairman in the presidential election of 1924. Many of the papers of Mrs. Wilson are included, notably those concerned with women's political groups. The collection also includes pamphlets, clippings, reports, circulars, and campaign memorabilia. Arrangement note Arranged chronologically. Immediate Source of Acquisition Gift, Dec. 10, 1946 Elections -- United States -- 1924. Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1924. Women -- Political activity -- Kentucky. Pamphlets. Reports. Smith, Alfred Emanuel Wilson, Woodrow Callahan, Patrick Henry Cox, James M. (James Middleton) Bryan, William Jennings Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976 Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Davis, John W. (John William) Democratic Party (Ky.) Samuel M. Wilson and Mary Shelby Wilson Democratic Party papers