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Woman's Democratic Club papers, 1910-1945, 1920-1932 (bulk dates)

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Woman's Democratic Club papers, 1910-1945


1920-1932 (bulk dates)


University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


Chronological arrangement.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Woman's Democratic Club papers, 1910-1945, 1920-1932 (bulk dates), 1M50W29, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


.8 cubic ft. (ca. 1,000 pieces)


Mary Shelby Wilson, the wife of Samuel M. Wilson, a Lexington, Ky. attorney very active in the Democratic Party of Kentucky, was herself involved in Democratic Party women's activities. She played a role in the formation of the Women's Democratic League in Lexington in 1916, and in the founding of the Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County in 1920, later serving as its chairman. As a local organizer, she corresponded with the Democratic National Committee, with candidates for office, with other women political leaders in Kentucky, such as Laura Clay, Madeline Breckinridge, and Alice Lloyd of Maysville, and with women active on the national scene.

Scope and Content

Also known as Democratic Woman's Club papers. This collection consists largely of the correspondence of Mary Shelby Wilson related to the development of the Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County, Ky, during the 1920's. Also included are bulletins, reports, newspaper clippings, and publications of other women's groups active in the 1920's.


  • Wilson, Mary Bullock Shelby, 1876-1959.
  • Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.
  • Lloyd, Alice, d. 1962.
  • Clay, Laura, 1849-1941.
  • Breckinridge, Madeline McDowell, 1872-1920.
  • Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County (Ky.)
  • Democratic Party (Ky.)
  • Women--Suffrage.
  • Women--Kentucky--Societies and clubs.
  • Women in politics--Kentucky.
  • Politicians.
  • Clippings

User Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.