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Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks, 1937

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75m1 Guide to the Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks, 1937 January 75M1 Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2012 March 8 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-05T10:12-0500 Describing Archives: A Content Standard Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks 75M1 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.4 Cubic feet 2 items 1937 January The Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks contains clippings on the 1937 floods of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Mississippi Rivers. Historical note 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. Custodial History note University Archives, UK, Lexington, Ky. Gift, June 18, 1974. 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 75M1: [Identification of item], Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks, 1937 January, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Scope and Contents note 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. Arrangement note Collection is arranged chronologically. Cincinnati post (Ohio). Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.). Floods--Ohio River Valley. Louisville (Ky.)--History. Ohio River Valley--History. Scrapbooks--United States. Jefferson County, Kentucky flood newspaper clippings 1 1937 January General flood newspaper clippings 2 1937 January