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Russell Des Cognets papers, 1918

Part of Russell Des Cognets papers

57m2Des Cognets, Russell papersRussell Des Cognets papers, 1918-1957, undated 57m2Ida SellUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center14 February 2011Special Collections Research CenterMargaret I. King Building, NorthLexington 40506-0039SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDUURL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-07-14 11:08:45 -0400.Describing Archives: A Content Standard English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Russell Des Cognets papers Des Cognets, Russell 57m2 1.35 Cubic Feet 3 boxes 1918-1957, undated The Russell Des Cognets papers (dated 1918-1957, undated; 0.35 cubic feet; 3 boxes) include the correspondence, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings Russell Des Cognets collected relating to his service in France during World War I and as a political activist during prohibition and the Great Depression. Preferred Citation 57m2 : [identification of item], Russell Des Cognets papers, 1918-1957, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Biographical note Russell Des Cognets was a serviceman for the United States in World War I. As a veteran of WWI he joined the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA) and was very involved with the Lexington, Kentucky chapter until the repeal of the 18th amendment. His brother, Louis Des Cognets, was also active in the organization. During Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidential campaign, Russell Des Cognets worked with the bipartisan Stock Exchange Reform Committee. He continued work for financial regulation with the Sound Money organization in the early 1930s. He also was active with the Liberty League. He corresponded frequently with congressmen about political issues and attracting Federal Worker's Relief Projects to Kentucky. His brother was the principle stockholder of the Tuttle Coal Company which mined throughout Kentucky. Conditions Governing Use The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Scope and Contents The Russell Des Cognets papers (dated 1918-1957, undated; 0.35 cubic feet; 3 boxes) include the correspondence, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings Russell Des Cognets collected relating to his service in France during World War I and as a political activist during prohibition and the Great Depression. Russell Des Cognets' correspondence reflects his work for the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA). The AAPA correspondence included in the collection primarily focuses on finding new members, financial support, and petitioning US government officials. Some speech script and many newspaper clippings from AAPA events are included. Additionally, the collection contains Russell Des Cognets correspondence pertaining to the Stock Exchange Reform Committee, which was active during the Presidential campaign of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Also included is Des Cognets correspondence for the Sound Money and Liberty League organizations during the New Deal era. Most of the correspondence is between Des Cognets and Congressman, John Y. Brown, Sr. of Kentucky. The correspondence concerns attracting Federal Work Relief projects to central Kentucky. Two photos of the Louis Des Cognets coal foundry are included. The collection includes newspapers from France during and shortly after the First World War. The newspapers are directed at American soldiers and veterans. Finally the collection includes the Russell Des Cognets political newspaper scrapbook. The scrapbook includes articles from the 1920s until the 1950s. Arrangement Collection is arranged by format. Prohibition -- United States. World War, 1914-1918 -- France. Political letter writing Kentucky -- Lexington. New Deal, 1933-1939. Brown, John Young -- Correspondence Des Cognets, Louis Des Cognets, Russell Des Cognets, Russell GeneralSeries I.1918-1957, undatedScope and ContentsThe General series contains pamphlets concerning the repeal of the 18th Amendment, the American Liberty League, the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment. The series also contains business records, photographs, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.18th Amendment Repeal pamphlets1929-19331618th Amendment Repeal pamphlets, satirical cartoons1929-193321American Liberty League pamphlets1934-193525Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA) bibliography1931-193323Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA), Kentucky region, membership listsundated22Bulletin, Veterans of the First Great War newspaper1921 January-1922 September32Business records1934-193528Convention for Repeal press releases and speech script1932-193515The Inviolable Pledge and L'Amerique French pamphlets, World War I1918 March-April31Photographs (2), Louis des Cognets, Coal Foundryundated29Scrapbook, political newspaper clippings1929-195737The Stars and Stripes France1918 July-1919 May33-6CorrespondenceSeries II.1929-1935Scope and ContentsThe correspondence series contains letters discussing the repeal of the repeal of the 18th Amendment and the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment. Other correspondence documents the Liberty League's role in the New Deal and the Stock Exchange Reform Committee.18th Amendment Repeal, World War I veterans1929 May-1932 February11Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA)1932 March-May 12Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA)1932 June-December13Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA)1933-193514Liberty League, New Deal1935 January-August27Liberty League-Sound Money League-New Deal1933 March-1934 October26Stock Exchange Reform Committee1932 September-1933 January24