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Flanery family papers, 1883

Part of Flanery family papers

72m22 Flanery family papers, 1883-1972 72M22 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 2012 March 21 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-05T10:11-0500 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Flanery family papers 72M22 University of Kentucky Special Collections 3.0 Cubic feet 5 boxes, 3 items 1883-1972 The Flanery family papers are the materials of Mary Elliott Flanery, the first woman elected to the Kentucky legislature, and her family. Flannery family Custodial History note Haffler, Mrs Whayne. Lexington, Ky. Gift, Sept. 20, 1967. 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 1M72M22: [Identification of item], Flanery family papers, 1883-1972, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Mary Elliott Flanery, born into an important political family in Eastern Kentucky, for whom Elliott county was named, was the first woman legislator elected south of the Mason-Dixon line. After attending Barbourville (West Va.) College and the University of Kentucky, Mary Elliott began to teach in 1892. The next year, she married William Harvey Flanery, a lawyer. He established a law practice in Pikeville in 1895; they moved to Catlettsburg in 1912. In 1904 Mary Flanery became associated with the Ashland, Kentucky Daily Independent. She later served as a correspondent with many newspapers throughout Kentucky and neighboring states. Her political interests centered around women's suffrage and education. Her primary achievement during her single term in the Kentucky legislature, as Boyd county's representative from 1921-1923, was the introduction of the bill that created Morehead State University. The Flanerys had two daughters, Merle Flanery Howerton and Dawn Flanery Parker. Merle Howerton, like her mother, was active in Democratic Party circles. She served as president of the Democratic Woman's Club of Kentucky and as a member of the state Democratic Central Committee. Dawn Parker was a poet who submitted brief, humorous verses to a variety of magazines. Scope and Contents note The Flanery family papers are the materials of Mary Elliott Flanery, the first woman elected to the Kentucky legislature, and her family. The collection comprises correspondence, receipts, genealogical papers, clippings, pamphlets, programs, and a small amount of political memorabilia. The correspondence describes concerns of family and business matters. There is also a scrapbook, largely given over to Mary Flanery's career, and there are copies of many of Dawn Parker's poems. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format. Breckinridge, Madeline McDowell, 1872-1920 Democratic Party (Ky.). Democratic Woman's Club of Kentucky. Elliott family Flanery, Mary Elliott, 1867-1933 Flanery, William Harvey, d. 1941 Howerton, Merle Flanery, d. 1957 Kentucky. General Assembly. House of Representatives. Morehead State University. Parker, Dawn Flanery Roosevelt , Eleanor, 1884-1962 Stewart, Cora Wilson, 1875-1958 Education, Higher--Kentucky. Kentucky--Genealogy. Kentucky--Politics and government--1865-1950. Legislators--Kentucky. Women poets, American--20th century. Women--Political activity--Kentucky. Women--Suffrage Correspondence I 1883-1972 Scope and Contents note The correspondence series includes personal family letters and business letters sent to and written by members of the Flanery family. 1 1 1883-1889 1 2 1890-1896 1 3 1904-1908 1 4 1910 1 5 1911 1 6 1912 1 7 1913 1 8-9 1914 1 10-11 1915 1 12 1916 1 13 1917 1 14 1918 1 15 1919 1 16 1920 1 17 1921 1 18 1922 1 19 1923 2 1 1924 2 2 1925 2 3 1926 2 4 1927 2 5 1928 2 6 1929 2 7 1930-1939 2 8 1940-1949 2 9 1950-1954 2 10 1955-1959 2 11 1960 2 12 1970-1972 To Mary Elliott Flanery 2 13 undated From Dew Flanery 2 14 undated From John Elliott Flanery 2 15 undated 2 16 undated To and from Merle Flanery Howerton 2 17 undated To and from Dawn Flanery Parker 3 1 undated 3 2 undated General II 1900-1971 Scope and Contents note The General series includes materials collected by the Flanery family like pamphlets, brochures, and event programs from college or political campaigns. The series also contains some poetry and prose presumably written by Dawn Flanery. There are political materials especially relating to women's role in the Democratic Party. Dawn Parker's invitations, postcards, souvenirs, membership cards 3 3 1911-1971 Elliott genealogical summary 3 4 1911-1971 Bills, checks, receipts 3 5-6 1912-1917 Diplomas, certificates 3 7 1914-1940 Pamphlets, programs, brochures from Randolph Macon College in Lynchburg, Virginia 3 8-9 1908-1913 Pamphlets, programs, brochures 3 10 1908-1913 Pamphlets, programs, political Memorabilia 3 11-12 1915-1918 Pamphlets, programs from Randolph Macon College 4 1 1914 Pamphlets, programs, political memorabilia 4 2-7 1919-1922 Cards, programs, YMCA handbook 4 8 1910-1917 Mary Elliott Flanery State Representative broadsides 4 9 1921-1923 Newspaper clippings 5 1 1900-1936 Ward-Belmont newspaper clippings 5 2 1915 January 22-1915 May 7 Newspaper clippings 5 3 1936-1963 Poetry and receipts 5 4 undated Poetry and prose 5 5 undated Reports 5 6-7 Undated Merle Flanery Howerton pamphlets and press releases from Miami Beach, Florida 5 8 circa 1955 Miscellaneous 5 9 1950-1960 Miscellaneous fragments 5 11 undated Kentucky Democratic and Democratic National Party Women's Reports 5 12 undated Merle Flanery's newspaper clippings album 5 13 1906 Flanery family scrapbook 1-2 1911 Poems of Dawn Flanery 3 undated Flanery family papers