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George H. Goodman and Edwin J. Paxton papers, 1911-1950, 1911

Part of George H. Goodman and Edwin J. Paxton papers, 1911-1950

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64m1 Guide to the George H. Goodman and Edwin J. Paxton papers, 1911-1950 Processed by Beth Eifler; machine-readable finding aid created by Beth Eifler Special Collections 2005 Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 University of Kentucky Libraries. All rights reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from ${DERIVED}. Date of source: February 2006 Description is in English. Guide to the George H. Goodman and Edwin J. Paxton papers, 1911-1950 Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Beth Eifler Date Completed: February 2006 Encoded by: Beth Eifler Copyright 2005 University of Kentucky. All rights reserved. George H. Goodman and Edwin J. Paxton papers, 1911-1950 64M1 Goodman, George H., 1876-1961. 5 cu. ft. The materials are in English. This collection contains the papers and photographs of George H. Goodman and Edwin J. Paxton, consecutive owners of the Paducah News-Democrat. The collection includes just a small amount of Edwin Paxton's correspondence, with most of the materials pertaining to George Goodman and his tenure as director of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Kentucky from 1934 through 1941. Included are correspondence, clippings, photographs, financial statements for the News-Democrat, and testimony and affidavits concerning charges made by Governor A.B. Chandler that the Kentucky WPA pressured its employees to support Alben Barkley in the 1938 Democratic Senatorial primary. University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], George H. Goodman and Edwin J. Paxton papers, 1911-1950, 64M1, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956. Chandler, Happy, 1898- Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944. Goodman, George H., 1876-1961. Paxton, Edwin John, 1877-1961. United States. Congress. Senate Elections, 1938. United States. Works Progress Administration. Kentucky. Ephraim McDowell House (Danville, Ky.) John James Audubon State Park (Henderson, Ky.). Museum. News-Democrat (Paducah, Ky.) Newspaper publishing -- Kentucky -- Paducah. Politicians. Kentucky -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950. Affidavits. Clippings. Photoprints. In 1900, George H. Goodman founded a mail order whiskey business which he continued until the enactment of the 1919 Volstead Act. In 1922 he bought the Paducah News-Democrat which he operated until 1929 when he sold it to Edwin J. Paxton. From 1934 through 1941 Goodman was director of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Kentucky and then served as state director of the Office of Price Administration from 1942 through 1946. This collection contains the papers and photographs of George H. Goodman and Edwin J. Paxton, consecutive owners of the Paducah News-Democrat. Most of the materials pertain to George Goodman and concern the activities of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Kentucky during his tenure as director. Also included are semi-monthly and annual WPA reports and Goodman's business correspondence from 1922 to 1941. There is significant correspondence, clippings, testimony and affidavits concerning charges made by Governor A.B. Chandler that the Kentucky WPA pressured its employees to support Alben Barkley in the 1938 Democratic Senatorial primary. The rest of the collection consists of financial statements for the News-Democrat dating from the 1920's and a small segment of Edwin Paxton's correspondence. The photographs from this collection, removed to Audio-Visual Archives (PA64M1), document WPA projects in the state, among them the Audubon museum near Henderson and the restoration of the McDowell House near Danville. Although views of buildings and construction activities predominate, some of the photographs show WPA employees at work. Container List CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS, 1922-1950This series contains the small portion of Edwin J. Paxton's papers included within the collection. Most of George Goodman's correspondence is business related and falls between 1922 and 1935. Many letters are from newspaper columnist R.H. "Bob" Davis, Matthew J. Carney, and humorist Irvin S. Cobb. Some material relating to the Great Depression is also included.In addition, there are several files of correspondence and testimony regarding A.B. Chandler's charge of pressure upon employees in the WPA to vote for Alben Barkley in the 1938 Senate campaign. Materials relating to this charge, including affidavits, are filed chronologically. Newspaper clippings and materials arranged to answer each charge are left intact as arranged by Goodman's office and are located in the Works Progress Administration in Kentucky series.EDWIN J. PAXTON, 1936-1950 111936-1945 12Newspaper Clippings, 1937-1945, n.d. 13Citizen's Dinner Honoring Edwin J. Paxton, June 30, 1950 14Alben Barkley Homecoming Weekend, August 18-19, 1950 GEORGE H. GOODMAN, 1922-194121Newspaper Clippings, January 17, 1922 22Letters to George Goodman from Irvin S. Cobb, 1922-1931 231922 241923 251924 261925 271926 281927 291928 210January-June 1929 211July-December 1929 2121930 311931 321932 331933 341934 351936 36January-March 1938 37May 1938 38June 1-15, 1938 41June 17-30, 193842July 193843August 1938 44September 1938 45October-December 1938 46Newspaper Clippings, 1938471939-1941 48Blueprint, George H. Goodman Campbell House49Fragments 410n.d.FINANCIAL RECORDS, 1911-1932GEORGE H. GOODMAN, 1911-1932 51Miscellaneous, 1911-192252Miscellaneous, 1927-193253Income Tax Returns, 1928-1931THE PADUCAH NEWS-DEMOCRAT, 1922-192961Miscellaneous, February 1922 - June 192362Trial Balance, July - December 192363Trial Balance, January - December 192464Trial Balance, January 1925 - October 192665Trial Balance, November 1928 - March 1929WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION IN KENTUCKY, 1935-1938George Goodman served as director of the WPA in Kentucky from 1934 through 1941.FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SECOND DISTRICT, 1935-193671Index and Letter 72Forward 73Division of Finance and Statistics 74Commodity Projects 75Division of Employment 76Division of Women's and Professional Projects 77Training Work Center Projects 78County Health Unit Projects79County Cross Index Projects710Division of Operations711Safety Chart 712Manufacture of Concrete Pipe713Community Sanitation Projects714Statistics on Counties715Adair County716Anderson County717Boyle County718Casey County719Clinton County720Cumberland County721Garrard County722Green County723Larue County724Lincoln County725McCreary County726Marion County727Mercer County728Metcalfe County729Monroe County730Nelson County731Pulaski County732Russell County733Taylor County734Washington County735Wayne County736District Number 2 Standards and Specifications for Design and Construction of Road ProjectsNARRATIVE REPORTS, 1935-193781September 193582October 193583November 193584December 1935 91January 1-15, 1936 92January 16-February 20, 1936 93February 20-March 20, 1936 94March 20-April 20, 1936 95April 20-May 20, 1936 96May 20-June 20, 1936 97June 20-July 20, 1936 101July 20-August 20, 1936 102August 20-September 20, 1936 103September 20-October 20, 1936 104October 20-November 20, 1936 105November 20-December 20, 1936 106December 20-January 20, 1937 107January 20-February 20, 1937 CHARGES AGAINST THE WPA, 1938111Charge 1 112Charge 2113Charge 3114Charge 4115Charge 5116Charge 6117Charge 7118Charge 8119Charge 91110Charge 101111Charge 111112Charge 121113Charge 131114Charge 141115Charge 151116Charge 161117Charge 171118Charge 18 1119Charge 19 1120Charge 20 1121Charge 21 1122Charge 22 1123Kentucky Registration Law OVERSIZE MATERIAL, 1934-1943 1WPA Pictorial Map. State of Kentucky, 1936 2Scrapbook No. 5, 1934-1943This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings on relief and the WPA in Kentucky.**Scrapbooks 1-4 contain photographs and are located in Audio-Visual Archives.