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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 papersGuide to the Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers, 1910-1945, bulk 1920-1932 50W29Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research CenterSpecial Collections Research CenterMargaret I. King Building, NorthLexington 40506-0039SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDUURL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-05-31 12:59:44 -0400.Description is in English. 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 0.9 Cubic Feet ca. 1,000 pieces (2 boxes) 1910-1945 1920-1932 1 2 General note None online. Must visit contributing institution. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open for research. Conditions Governing Use note Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. Preferred Citation note 50W29: [Identification of item], Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers, 1910-1945, 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, 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 Contents note 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. Arrangement note Chronological arrangement. Immediate Source of Acquisition Gift, Dec. 10, 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.) Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County (Ky.) Wilson, Mary Bullock Shelby, 1876-1959 Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946