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Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers, 1910

Part of Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers

50w29Wilson, Mary Shelby, Woman's Democratic Club papersMary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers, 1910-1950, bulk 1920-1932 50W29Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research CenterSpecial Collections Research CenterUniversity of Kentucky LibrariesMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky 40506-0039URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-11-30 17:35:23 -0500.Description is in English.Describing Archives: A Content Standard2016 October 6Inventory added and description updated by Megan Mummey. English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County (Ky.) 50W29 0.68 Cubic Feet 2 boxes 1910-1945 1920-1932 Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers (dated 1910-1950, bulk 1920-1932; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises the correspondence of Mary Shelby Wilson related to the development of the Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County, Kentucky, during the 1920s. Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Preferred Citation 50W29: [Identification of item], Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers, 1910-1950, bulk 1920-1932 (bulk dates), University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Biographical/Historical note Mary Shelby Wilson, the wife of Samuel M. Wilson, a Lexington, Kentucky, 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. Scope and Contents note Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers (dated 1910-1950, bulk 1920-1932; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises the correspondence of Mary Shelby Wilson related to the development of the Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County, Kentucky, during the 1920s. 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. Also included are bulletins, reports, newspaper clippings, and publications of the Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County as well as of other women's groups active in the 1920s. Arrangement Collection is arranged chronologically. Immediate Source of Acquisition Gift, 1946 Women -- Kentucky -- Societies and clubs Women -- Suffrage Women -- Political activity -- Kentucky. Breckinridge, Madeline McDowell, 1872-1920 Clay, Laura Democratic Party (Ky.) Lloyd, Alice Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County (Ky.) Wilson, Mary Bullock Shelby, 1876-1959 Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946 191011191612192013192114192215-6192317Women's Democratic Campaign Manual192418192419192511019261111927112192811319291141930115193111619321171933-19341181935-195021undated22Broadsidesundated23 Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers