Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell
Irwin Shrewsbury Cobb papers
University of Kentucky Special Collections
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56M8 : [identification of item], Irwin Shrewsbury Cobb papers, 1917-1944, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
0.35 Cubic feet
The Irwin Shrewsbury Cobb papers are comprised of personal correspondence from 1917 until 1944 as well as newspaper and magazine clippings, and manuscripts.
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb was the second of four children born in Paducah, Kentucky. He started in journalism on the Paducah Daily News at age seventeen, and became the nation's youngest managing news editor at nineteen. He later worked at the Louisville Evening Post for a year and a half. At the turn of the twentieth century Cobb was a journalist for New York World and Evening Sun newspapers. Cobb covered World War I for the Saturday Evening Post. He is best known for his humorist writings on Kentucky.
The Irwin Shrewsbury Cobb papers include his personal correspondence from 1917 until 1944. The collection includes reviews and excerpts of his writings from national newspapers and magazines. It also includes several undated manuscripts for four works including: an introduction for a book called Governor of Kentucky, and three short books called At the Feet of Every Enemy, Cobbiana, and Who's Who.
14 photographs and 2 sketches were given the accession number PA56m8. These materials can be found at Margaret I. King Library - Seventh - Map Cases and Cabinets Case 1 / Drawer 2 and Margaret I. King Library - Seventh - Stacks Aisle 2 / Section 2 / Shelf 4.