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E. Reed Wilson papers, 1935

Part of E. Reed Wilson papers

kukm1m61m269 E.Reed Wilson papers, 1935-1945 61M269 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 2011 March 30 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-08-02T08:37-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard E. Reed Wilson papers 61M269 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.4 Cubic feet 3 boxes 1935-1945 The E. Reed WIlson collection includes the photo scrapbook for the Hollywood premiere of the movie Kentucky, as well as important documents and photographs from Reed's years as mayor of Lexington, Kentucky. Wilson, E. Reed, 1891-1969 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 61M269: [Identification of item], E. Reed Wilson papers, 1935-1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note E. Reed Wilson was a lawyer and the mayor of Lexington, Ky. Born in Lexington, Ky., Wilson attended the University of Kentucky and was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1910. Active in the Democratic party, Wilson was elected mayor of Lexington in 1935. Thereafter he remained an active businessman. Scope and Contents note The E. Reed Wilson papers are the documents of E. Reed Wilson who was elected mayor of Lexington, Ky. in 1935. Most of the materials relate to Wilson's term as mayor. There are several personal letters, congratulatory and thank you notes, invitations and receipts. Also included are Wilson's reports and correspondence concerning government business, and newspaper clippings covering his term. Letters, photographs and newspaper clippings document Wilson's trip to Havana, Cuba for the first Pan American Congress of Municipalities in 1938. A scrapbook chronicles the premier of the motion picture KENTUCKY which took place in Los Angeles on December 14, 1938. Wilson and Kentucky Governor A. B. Chandler attended the premier. Newspaper articles, invitations and a telegram to Wilson from producer Louis B. Mayer are contained in the Wilson papers. Wilson and Chandler appear in many of the photographs along with several Hollywood movie stars. Arrangement note Photographs and materials were removed from an acidic scrapbook; however, original order was maintained. The collection is divided into correspondence and reports. Photographs not found in the scrapbook were arranged chronologically. Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991 Inter-American Congress of Municipalities. 1st, Havana, 1938. Mayer, Louis B., (Louis Burt), 1885-1957 Havana (Cuba) Lexington (Ky.)--History--20th century. Lexington (Ky.)--Politics and government--20th century. Mayors--Kentucky--Lexington. Mayors. Municipal government--Kentucky--Lexington. Honorary Reception and Press Preview of Kentucky, Scrapbook 1938 December 14 Page 1-Group Photo 1 1 Page 4-Invitation to Reception and Press Preview Ticket and Schedule Telegram 3 1 Page 5-Carthay Theatre Street View 1 2 Page 6-Twentieth Century Fox Invitation 3 2 Page 8-Group Photo at Train 1 3 Page 9-Men Group Photo at Train 1 4 Page 10-Group Photo at Train 1 5 Page 11-Group Photo at Luncheon 1 6 Page 12-Press Preview Program 3 3 Page 12-Group Photo at Luncheon 1 7 Page 12-Group Photo of Family 1 8 Page 13-Group Photo at Luncheon with Young Girls 1 9 Page 12-Actress Loretta Young and two men 2 1 Page 12-Unidentified Couple 2 2 Page 12-Joan Davis 2 3 Page 12-Don Ameche and guest 2 4 Page 12-Two Young Girls and Couple 2 5 Page 12-Loretta Young and Two Men at Table 2 6 Page 14-Two Young Girls and Three Persons 2 7 Page 15-Group Photo 2 8 Page 15-Two Young Girls and Couple 2 9 Page 16-Two Young Girls and Couple 2 10 Page 16-Group Photo 2 11 Page 17-Two Young Girls and Couple at Microphone 2 12 Page 17-Group Photo 2 13 Page 18-Group Photo 2 14 Page 18-Group Photo 2 15 Page 19-Group Photo 2 16 Page 19-Group Photo 2 17 Page 20-Group Photo 2 18 Page 20-Young Girls Walking the Red Carpet 2 19 Page 21-Fans along the Sidewalk 2 20 Page 21-Crowd of Fans 2 21 Page 22-Loretta Yong and Two Men 2 22 Page 22-Loretta Young and Two Men 2 22 Page 23-Two Young Boys and Couple 2 23 Page 24-Claudette Colbert and Man 2 24 Page 24-Claudette Colber and husband Dr. Joel Passman 2 25 Page 25-Couple 2 26 Page 25-Couple 2 27 Page 26-Two Women 2 28 Page 26-Two Women at Microphone 2 29 Page 30-Mr. and Mrs. Z. Sidney Kent 2 30 Page 28-Couple at Microphone 2 31 Page 28-Gilbert Roland and Guest 2 32 Page 29-Announcer Randolph Scott and Walter Brennen 2 33 Page 30-Couple at Microphone 2 34 Page 31-Dietrich and Fonda 2 35 Page 31-Man and Woman Walking the Red Carpet 2 36 Page 32-Bing Crosby and Wife Dixie Lee 2 37 Page 32-Don Ameche and Woman 2 38 Page 33-Kay Francis and Microphone 2 39 Page 33-Kay Francis 2 40 Page 33-Man at Microphone 2 41 Page 34-Clair Trevor and Man 2 42 Page 34-Gail Patrick and Husband 2 43 Page 36-Shearer and LeRoy 2 44 Page 36-Virginia Bruce and Husband Walter Rubin 2 45 Page 37-Gracie Fields and Mrs. David Butler 2 46 Page 37-Anita Foruse 2 47 Page 38-Attendance List 3 4 20th Century Fox Ticket and Invitation Correspondence 3 4 1938 December 7 Scrapbook pages-Twentieth Fox Century Invitation 1 7 Lexington, KY Mayoral Correspondence 3 6 1935-1945 Reports on Lexington History and Lexington Emergency Situations 3 5 1937-1938 Man O War and Harfort, Raymond, McDonald and Wilson 1 10 1938 March Majorie Weaver and Wilson at the Kentucky Tobacco Festival Ball 1 13 Undated Enlisted Men for Air Corps WWII 1 12 1942 October Hollywood Luncheon 1 13 1938 December 14 E. Reed Wilson papers