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Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks, 1937 January

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell

Title

Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks

Date

1937 January

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

75M1: [Identification of item], Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks, 1937 January, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.4 Cubic feet

2 items

Abstract

The Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks contains clippings on the 1937 floods of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Mississippi Rivers.

Biography/History

The Ohio River flood of 1937 took place in late January and February 1937. With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, one million persons were left homeless, with 385 dead and property losses reaching $500 million. Federal and state resources were strained to aid recovery as the disaster occurred during the Great Depression and a few years after the Dust Bowl.

Infamous Floods - Flood of 1997 - The Enquirer. Enquirer.com. Web. 26 Apr. 2012.

Scope and Content

The Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks contains clippings on the 1937 floods of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Mississippi Rivers. One scrapbook, chiefly filled with clippings from the Courier-Journal, concentrates on the flood's ravages in Louisville. The other, which contains many articles from the Cincinnati Post, covers the disaster in Cincinnati, Memphis, and many other towns along the rivers in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Subjects

  • Cincinnati post (Ohio).
  • Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.).
  • Scrapbooks--United States.
  • Louisville (Ky.)--History.
  • Ohio River Valley--History.
  • Floods--Ohio River Valley.

Collection Inventory

Jefferson County, Kentucky flood newspaper clippings, 1937 January
[Item: 1]
General flood newspaper clippings, 1937 January
[Item: 2]