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Albert Shelby Willis Political Scrapbooks
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Arranged roughly chronological.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Albert Shelby Willis Political Scrapbooks, 1866-1886, 1F60M-393, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
1 reel of microfilm.
Lawyer, politician, congressman. Albert Shelby Willis was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky. He graduated from the University of Louisville Law School in 1866 and served in the U.S. Congress from 1877-1887.
This scrapbook contains newspaper articles concerning Jefferson County and national politics from 1866-1886, along with other documents dealing primarily with politics. Materials include newspaper articles dealing with such topics as post-civil war issues, President Grant's administration, the Chinese immigration problem, election results, Willis' activities in Congress, as well as Kentucky and Jefferson County politics. Also included are printed speeches of Willis' letters, political pamphlets, posters, broadsides, and programs of concerts and plays.