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Elmer and Ruth Deiss papers, 1939

Part of Elmer and Ruth Deiss papers

2012MS029 Elmer and Ruth Deiss papers, 1939-1971 2012MS029 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 2012 February 7 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-30T14:54-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Elmer and Ruth Deiss papers 2012MS029 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.63 Cubic feet 2 boxes 1939-1971 Housed with multiple collections. Deiss, Elmer Deiss, Ruth Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by subject. Scope and Contents note The Elmer and Ruth Deiss papers contain materials about the conservation of a covered bridge in Cynthiana, Kentucky, a copy of The Thin Red Line, and press information for the commission of the USS Dixon. The collection includes letters to Ruth Deiss, which detail the decision to restore the historic covered bridge in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, as well as maps of the roads in Cynthiana, The Thin Red Line is a short memoir about the University of Alabama's football team and quarterback, Dr. W. Simrall Wyatt. Elmer and Ruth Deiss wrote the work under the pen name Para Deiss. The press information for the Commission of USS Dixon at Norfolk Naval Shipyard on August 7, 1971, consists of a program of events for the ceremonies, a history of the ship, and biographies and photographs of the Captain David S. Boyd and Commander Leo S. Masterson. 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 2012MS029: [identification of item],Elmer and Ruth Deiss papers, 1939-1971, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Ruth Deiss served as president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and played an instrumental role in the decision to save a historic covered bridge in Cynthiana, Kentucky. She and her husband, Elmer Deiss, wrote the memoir, The Thin Red Line, under the pseudonym Para Deiss. Wyatt, W. Simrall, Dr. Covered bridges Cynthiana (Ky.) Football Historic bridges. Cynthiana covered bridge 2 12 1939, 1944-1946 Maps 1 1 1939, 1944 The Thin Red Line 2 13 1964 USS Dixon press information 2 14 1971 Elmer and Ruth Deiss papers