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Albert Shelby Willis Political Scrapbooks, 1866-1886

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Albert Shelby Willis Political Scrapbooks




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Arranged roughly chronological.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[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.

Scope and Content

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.


  • Willis, Albert Shelby, 1843-1897.
  • Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885.
  • United States.--Congress.--House.
  • University of Louisville.--Law School.
  • Politics, Practical--Kentucky--Louisville.
  • Politics, Practical--Kentucky--Jefferson County.
  • Politics, Practical--United States.
  • Emigration and immigration.
  • Kentucky--Jefferson County--History.
  • Lawyers.
  • Politicians.
  • Statesmen--United States--Congresses.
  • Kentucky--Politics and government.
  • Jefferson County (Ky.)--Politics and government.
  • Broadsides.
  • Letters.
  • Newspapers.
  • Pamphlets.
  • Posters.
  • Programs.
  • Speeches

User Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.