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M. Rey Yarberry papers, 1894

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2012MS069 M. Rey Yarberry papers, 1894-1954 2012MS069 Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2012 February 10 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-03-27T11:23-0400 Describing Archives: A Content Standard M. Rey Yarberry papers 2012MS069 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.15 Cubic feet 2 boxes 1894-1954 Housed with multiple collections. Yarberry, M. Rey, (Mont Rey), 1873- Scope and Contents note The M. Rey Yarberry papers consist of letters, his license to practice law, certificates, appointments, handbills, programs, ephemera, a photograph, and newspaper clippings relating to Yarberry's career as a politician. Biographical note Mont Rey Yarberry was born in Adair County, Kentucky, and upon graduation from Columbia High School in Columbia, Kentucky, became a farmer there. A Republican, Yarberry ran for sheriff of Adair County and won. Following his term as sheriff, Yarberry served in the State Legislature (1900-1901) and was the only Republican who served on the committee which chose the governor after the disputed 1899 election between William S. Taylor (1853-1928) and William Goebel (1856-1900). In 1901, Yarberry accepted an appointment as a secret service operative with the Internal Revenue Service of the Department of the Treasury in Washington, D. C. While there, he studied at George Washington University and received his Law degree in 1903. Yarberry returned to Louisville in 1913 and engaged in manufacturing. In 1927, he was selected by the Louisville Board of Public Safety to be chief of detectives. 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. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format. Preferred Citation note 2012MS069: [identification of item], M. Rey Yarberry papers, 1894-1954, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Littell, Sarah E. Adair County (Ky.) Columbia (Ky.) Politicians--Correspondence. Letters 2 15 1899-1913 License to practice law 2 16 1903 September 9 Certificates and appointments 1 13 1912-1947, undated Handbills and programs 2 17 1894-1898, undated Political ephemera 2 18 1902-1954 Photograph 2 19 undated Newspaper clippings 2 20 1931, undated