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William Brooks Hamilton album, 1940

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Processed by Janice Childers under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Janice Childers

Title

William Brooks Hamilton album

Date

1940

Repository

University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections

Arrangement

This collection retains its original order.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

0000ua259: [identification of item], William Brooks Hamilton album, University of Kentucky Archives.

Extent

0.25 cubic feet (one wrapped package): 33 items

Abstract

Photographs of UK campus buildings and events taken by Hamilton.

Biography/History

William Brooks Hamilton (1902-1983) was a University of Kentucky professor and bacteriologist in the Department of Hygiene and Public Health from 1928-1972 and also served two terms as president of the local Tuberculosis Association. In addition, he was an amateur photographer who was active in photography contests, organized photographic exhibitions and served as president of the Lexington Camera Club. Hamilton died October 2, 1983 in Cynthiana at the age of 81.

Frank LeRond McVey (1869-1953) was the fifth president of the University of Kentucky (UK) and served from 1917 until his retirement in 1940. Before coming to UK, he taught economics at the University of Minnesota, chaired Minnesota's tax commission and served as president of the University of North Dakota.

Frances Jewell McVey (1889-1945) was Frank McVey's wife and served as Dean of Women at UK from 1921-1923. She was known on campus for her graciousness and often referred to as the "First Lady of Maxwell Place."

Scope and Content

The William Brooks Hamilton album was presented to President Frank McVey and his wife, Frances Jewell McVey, on his retirement in 1940 by Hamilton. Materials consist of twenty-nine 8 x 10 inch and two 5 x 7 inch prints of UK campus buildings and events taken by Hamilton. A clipping from the Lexington Herald-Leader article on McVey's farewell address is glued in back of the album, and a loose 8 x 10 photograph of Dr. McVey with "Mr. Cutter" was subsequently inserted. Descriptions in quotation marks were taken directly from the album pages and others were taken from included slips of paper that identified elements or people in five of the photographs.

Subjects

  • Hamilton, William Brooks, 1902-1983.
  • McVey, Frank LeRond, 1869-1953.
  • McVey, Frances Jewell, 1889-1945.
  • University of Kentucky
  • Lexington (Ky.)
  • Photograph albums

Collection Inventory

"The Tower -- Natural Science Building", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 1] browse
"Student Union, U of K Entrance Limestone Street, Frazee Hall", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 2] browse
"Old Landmark", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 3] browse
"The Stadium from the Botanical Garden", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 4] browse
"Iris Garden at Dusk", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 5] browse
"Barker Hall, Administration Building", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 6] browse
"Natural Science", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 7] browse
"Neville Hall", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 8] browse
"Mechanical Hall", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 9] browse
"In the Engineering Quadrangle", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 10] browse
"White Hall, Statue of President Patterson", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 11] browse
"Norwood Hall, Mining Laboratory", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 12] browse
"Lafferty Hall", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 13] browse
"University Library", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 14] browse
"Maxwell Place", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 15] browse
"McVey Hall - western exposure", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 16] browse
"Pence Hall - Library in background", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 17] browse
"Kastle Hall, Biological Science Building, McVey Hall", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 18] browse
"Kinkead Hall, Bradley Hall", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 19] browse
"College of Education", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 20] browse
"Agricultural Experiment Station", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 21] browse
"Dairy Products Building", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 22] browse
"Experiment Station Farm", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 23] browse
"Senior Breakfast - 1940"; from note: "Mrs.Frances Jewell McVey, President Frank L. McVey, President Charles J. T[?] fromCentre or Dean of Law College at UK?", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 24] browse
"Senior Breakfast -- 1940"; from note: "President McVey, Mrs. McVey, Professor J.T.C [?], Poet Laureate of Kentucky", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 25] browse
"Baccalaureate 1940 - 1"; from note: "Marching toward Memorial Hall, Engineering Building in background", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 26] browse
"Baccalaureate 1940 - 2"; from note: Neville Hall to left, Miller Hall in right background, 1940
[box: 1, folder: 27] browse
"Baccalaureate 1940 - 3"; from note: "Entering Memorial Hall", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 28] browse
"Presidents Banquet Decorations -1"; from note: "Miss Ann Callihan of Cert.Dept. was chairman of Decorating Committee, 1940
[box: 1, folder: 29] browse
"Presidents Banquet Decorations - 2", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 30] browse
"Memorial Hall", 1940
[box: 1, folder: 31] browse
"Mr. Caddy and Dr. McVey" (from note), 1940s
[box: 1, folder: 32] browse
Clipping from Lexington Herald-Leader on McVey's retirement, 1940
[box: 1, folder: 33]