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King Swope papers, 1882

Part of King Swope papers

61m248 King Swope papers, 1882-1957 61M248 Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 October 6 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-30T10:04-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard King Swope papers 61M248 University of Kentucky Special Collections 6.69 Cubic feet 39 items, 4 boxes 1882-1957 Housed with multiple collections. Swope, King, 1893-1961 Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection belong to the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 61M248: [Identification of item], King Swope papers, 1882-1957, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note King Swope, a native of Boyle County, Kentucky, began practicing law in Lexington, Kentucky, while attending the University of Kentucky law school. However, his practice was interrupted by his service in World War I. After the war, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (1919-1921) from the eighth Congressional District. At twenty-six years of age, he was one of the youngest members of Congress ever to assume that office. When he failed to gain re-election, Swope returned to Kentucky and opened a law practice in Lexington. In 1931, Governor Flem D. Sampson appointed Swope to a judgeship in the Fayette County Circuit Court. Swope served in that capacity until 1940, when he again resumed private practice. In 1935, Swope, the Republican nominee, lost the gubernatorial election to Lieutenant Governor Albert B. Happy Chandler and in 1939, he made an unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for governor, losing in the primary to John Sherman Cooper. Swope, King (1893 - 1961). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Web. 06 October, 2011. Scope and Contents note The King Swope papers consists of scrapbooks, pamphlets, speeches, posters, and correspondence. The scrapbooks follow political events and issues at the Kentucky state, national, and international level and specifically emphasize Swope's political career as Fayette County circuit court judge and United States Congressman as well as his two campaigns for the Kentucky governor's office. Speeches, posters, and correspondence further outline details of Swope's campaigns. The Republican party features prominently in all materials. Many personal events and milestones in Swope's life are also included in the scrapbooks and other materials. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by format and subject of materials, and then chronologically within the scrapbooks. Republican Party (Ky.). United States. Congress. House. Elections--Kentucky. Judges--Correspondence. Kentucky--Politics and government--1865-1950. Pamphlets. Politicians--Correspondence. Posters. Scrapbooks--United States. Scrapbooks. Speeches, addresses, etc. Scrapbooks 1882-1957 Scope and Contents note The Scrapbooks series contains volumes that records political and historical events on a state, national, and international level. Most of the scrapbooks are composed of newspaper clippings, but there are many business and personal letters, event programs, and other items included as well. A large emphasis is placed on the Republican party and Swope's political career. Swope 1904-1957 Scope and Contents note Swope is a series of scrapbooks about the career and personal life of Judge King Swope. It includes newspaper clippings from multiple local and national newspapers, as well as letters and telegraphs, photographs, programs from various events, and political propaganda. The series covers Swope's career as United States Congressional Representative, his years as Fayette County Circuit Court judge in Lexington, and his campaign for the governor's office in 1935 and 1939. Special emphasis is given to the events and platforms of the Republican party. Scrapbook Swope 12 1919-1950 Volume 1 19 1912-1921 Volume 2 20 1927-1935 Volume 3 21 1932-1934 Volume 4 22 1934-1935 Volume 5 23 1935 Volume 6 24 1935 Volume 7 25 1935 Volume 8 26 1935 Volume 9 27 1935-1937 Volume 10 28 1937-1938 Volume 11 29 1938-1939 Volume 12 30 1939 Volume 13 31 1939 Volume 14 32 1939 Volume 15 33 1939 Volume 16 34 1939 Volume 17 35 1939-1941 Volume 18 36 1941-1942 Volume 19 37 1942-1943 Volume I, newspaper clippings 38 1904-1957 Politics 1942-1950 Scope and Contents note Politics is a series of scrapbooks regarding state, national, and international politics and events. This includes Kentucky gubernatorial election, the United States presidential elections, and global financial affairs. Scrapbook, politics, volume I 1 1942-1943 Scrapbook, politics, volume II 2 1943 Scrapbook, politics, volume III 3 1944 Scrapbook, politics, volume IV 4 1944-1945 Scrapbook, politics, volume V 5 1946 Scrapbook, politics, volume VI 6 1946 Scrapbook, politics, volume VII 7 1946-1947 Scrapbook, politics, volume VIII 8 1946-1948 Scrapbook, politics, volume IX 9 1948-1950 Kentucky politics 1935-1944 Scope and Contents note Kentucky politics is a series of scrapbooks with newspaper clippings about events in the Kentucky state government and politics, including gubernatorial races. Special emphasis is given to A.B. Happy Chandler and his campaigns for the governor's office and United States Senate as well as his administration as governor. Scrapbook, Kentucky politics, volume I 13 1943-1944 Scrapbook, Kentucky politics, volume II 14 1944 Volume I 2 1 1935 Volume II 2 2 1935-1936 Volume III 2 3 1936-1937 1938 [Volume IV] 2 4 1938 Volume II, 1939 2 5 1939 Chandler-Barkley campaign scrapbook 18 1938 WWII 1939-1947 Scope and Contents note WWII is a series of scrapbooks with newspaper clippings about events in WWII, both abroad and at home. Scrapbook, WWII, volume I 10 1939-1943 Scrapbook, WWII, volume II 11 1943-1947 George Denny, Jr. 1882-1907 Scope and Contents note George Denny, Jr. is a series of scrapbooks with newspaper clippings of political discussion and commentary as well as the printed speeches by presidential candidates in the 1904 election. George Denny Jr. scrapbook, volume I 15 1882-1888 Politics Scrapbooks--United States. George Denny, Jr. scrapbook, volume II 16 1888-1896 George Denny, Jr. scrapbook, volume III 17 1904-1907 Speeches 1919-1939 Scope and Contents note The Speeches series contains typed copies of speeches given by Swope and notebooks of hand-written speech drafts. There are also typed copies of various political speeches by other people. Speeches and propaganda 3 6 1938-1939 Notebooks, speeches 3 7 undated Political speeches 3 9 1919-1935 Correspondence 1926-1939 Scope and Contents note The Correspondence series contains letters to Swope from multiple persons. Correspondence 3 5 1926-1927 Letter 3 4 1939 Scope and Contents note Letter was originally housed with the scrapbook Volume 14. Campaign posters 1939 Posters are housed with multiple materials. Scope and Contents note The Campaign posters series contains four advertisements for Swope's campaign for the governor's office. Star of Kentucky posters 1 2 1939 Scope and Contents note Posters for Swope's gubernatorial campaign. Originally found with scrapbooks Volume 13-14. Governor's campaign posters 6 2 circa 1935-1939 Realia 1936, 1940 Scope and Contents note The Realia series contains pins for King Swope from the Republican National Convention and Mrs. Swope from the American Bar Association. They are wrapped in tissue paper as two separate items. Pins 4 5 1936, 1940 Printed materials 1896-1944 Scope and Contents note The Printed materials series consists of various documents of both political and historical nature, including Republican party propaganda, materials from the Abraham Lincoln Association, and political satire. Political 1896-1944 Scope and Contents note Political contains various materials from the Republican party, pamphlets and commentary about political issues (especially Roosevelt's administration), and political satire. Republican Party Convention Delegate Contest 2 6 1912 Political pamphlets 2 7 1923-1944 Republican printed materials 3 3 1905 Printed materials 3 2 1925-1936 Campaign pamphlets 3 8 1896 Congressional Records 3 10 1937 Roosevelt for King 4 3 1937 Le Detroit des Grandes Adventures 4 4 undated Yearbook 3 1 1914 Scope and Contents note Yearbook contains the 1914 Cardinal and Blue album from Center College in Danville, Kentucky. Historical 1941, undated Scope and Contents note Historical contains various materials from the Abraham Lincoln Association and pamphlets written by Katharine Hayden Salter. Katharine Hayden Salter pamphlets 4 2 undated Abraham Lincoln materials 4 1 1941 King Swope papers