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Wilson Student Library Contest, 1935-1942, 1935

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kukm1m62w5Guide to the Wilson Student Library Contest, 1935-1942Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Wilson Student Library Contest, 1935-1942Collection number: 1M62W5Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Wilson Student Library Contest, 1935-19421M62W5Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946..4 cubic feetNone online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Wilson, Samuel M., Estate, Lexington, Ky. Gift, December 10, 1946.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Wilson Student Library Contest, 1935-1942, 1M62W5, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Attorney, historian. Wilson, a native of Louisville, Ky, studied law at Centre College, Danville, Ky. and in the office of Judge Jere R. Morton and then became a prominent lawyer in Lexington, Ky. He was known for interests in social issues and in history, particularly for his work with the Lexington Public Library and the Kentucky Historical Society. He collected books and manuscripts, and founded the "Cakes and Ale Club" in Lexington, which consisted of a group of men who shared Wilson's interests in books and book collecting. Wilson bequeathed his large collection of books and manuscripts to the University of Kentucky library.The material includes correspondence between Judge Samuel M. Wilson and Frank L. McVey, President of the University of Kentucky (1917-1940), concerning an annual award, sponsored by Wilson, for the best student book collection. Also present are several entries submitted for the contest including the lists of books of each of the collections. The winners from selected years are noted on some of the entries. Thank you notes from several of the winners to Judge Wilson are present, including one from the 1937 winner, Elizabeth Hardwick, who later became a noted author and literary critic.Arranged somewhat chronologically.Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.McVey, Frank LeRond, 1869-1953.Hardwick, Elizabeth.University of Kentucky.Book collecting--Kentucky--Lexington.Book collectors--Kentucky--Lexington.Books--Kentucky--Private collections.Collectors and collecting--Kentucky--Lexington.Private libraries--Kentucky--Lexington.Lawyers.Historians.Correspondence.Lists