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Laura Clay Photographic Collection,, 1933

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pa46m4 Guide to the Laura Clay Photographic Collection, ca. [n.d.]-1933 Processed by: Staff, Lindy Melvin, Jason Flahardy; machine-readable finding aid created by:Jason Flahardy Special Collections Audio-Visual Archives Special Collections University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, KY 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=391&llib_id=13 Copyright 1998 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from ${DERIVED}Date of source: 2002 Digital archival objects created: 2002-4-12 Description is in English. Guide to the Laura Clay Photographic Collection, ca. [n.d.]-1933 Collection number: PA46M4 Contact Information Audio-Visual Archives Special Collections University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-2654 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13 Processed by: Staff, Lindy Melvin, Jason Flahardy Date Completed: 2002 Encoded by: Jason Flahardy Copyright 1999 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. 25 online images Laura Clay Photographic Collection, PA46M4 Clay, Laura, 1849-1941 .25 cu. ft. (1 Box): 25 items The materials are in English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 ca. [n.d.]-1933 Collection is open to research by appointment. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], Laura Clay Photographic Collection, PA46M4,Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906 Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947 Clay, Laura, 1849-1941 Democratic Party (U.S.) Episcopal Church--Kentucky Kentucky Equal Rights Association League of Women Voters (U.S.) Politicians Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919 Temperance Upton, Harriett Taylor, 1854-1945 Woman's Club of Central Kentucky Women's rights--United States--History Women in politics--Kentucky Women--Kentucky--Societies and clubs Women--Suffrage--United States Women--Suffrage--Kentucky Laura Clay, daughter of abolitionist Cassius M. Clay and his first wife, Mary Jane Warfield Clay, was born at the family estate, White Hall, in 1849. As a result of her parents' divorce and the inequitable property settlement which followed, Miss Clay decided to devote herself to improving "the unworthy position of women." She was the founder of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association and was recognized as a national leader in the women's suffrage movement. However, because she wished suffrage to be granted at the state level, she left the ranks of the national movement as the nineteenth amendment was about to be ratified. She continued to be active in the cause of women's rights after 1920, and ran unsuccessfully for the Kentucky Senate in 1923. Miss Clay also worked for the temperance movement, the Democratic Party, and her Episcopal church. She died at age 92 in 1941. Address of Miss Clay as temporary chairman of the Kentucky convention to ratify the Twenty-first Amendment to the Federal Constitution, November 27, 1933.: I have the honor to extend greetings to you on this historic occasion. The people of Kentucky have voiced at the ballot box their mandate to repeal the Eighteenth Amendment to the Federal Constitution and to adopt the Twenty-first Amendment. Whatever other motives may have been mingled in giving this mandate it is evident that is expresses a wide-spread and deep rooted conviction among our people of the right of the State to govern their internal and local affairs and it designates that one office of the federal government is to uphold the states in their authority by protecting them from certain outside violations of their laws. With this renewed affirmation of the rights of the States we may go forward with courage in solving the problems which face us on our way to better and higher social conditions under our State constitution and laws. The Laura Clay Photographic Collection contains twenty-five images of Laura Clay, her history and her activities. Most of the collection is comprised of bromide DOP/POP snapshots documenting a suffragist meeting, stored in an album that has deteriorated over time and has damaged the images. The album has been disassembled for preservation purposes. Also included in the collection is a photograph of Governor Ruby Laffoon handing a gavel to Laura Clay, temporary chairperson of the Kentucky Convention to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution. Handwritten on the back of the mounting is the speech that Laura Clay gave that day. A transcript of this address is available in the Biographical Note section of this finding aid. Also included is a group portrait of women from the Kentucky Equal Rights League at the Democratic National Convention, 1916. Related Material Fuller, Paul E. Laura Clay and the Woman's Rights Movement. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 1975. Lyons, Heather and Chris Blair. Laura Clay, Voice of Change [video recording]: a Documentary Film. Lexington, Kentucky: Little City Media Workshop, 1992. Laura Clay papers, 1882-1941, 46M4, University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections, Lexington, KY 40506-0039. Woman's Democratic Club papers, 1910-1945, 50W29, University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections, Lexington, KY 40506-0039. Container List Portrait 1 1 Portrait of Laura Clay, handwritten note at bottom: "Your friend Laura Clay", [n.d.] Silver print 1 25 Copy portrait of Cassius Marcellus Clay from a book, [n.d.] Silver print 1 2 Copy photograph of painted portrait of Laura Clay, [n.d.] Silver print 1 3 Laura Clay and group marching for the Madsion, Fayette, and Franklin Kentucky Equal Rights Association, at Democratic National Convention in St. Louis, [n.d.], [n.d.] Silver print 2 4 Governor Laffoon handing gavel to Laura Clay as Temporary Chairman of the Kentucky Convention to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution. Miss Clay's acceptance address is written on the back of the photo, 11/7/1933 Silver print Architecture 1 5 Building on N. Mill Street, east side, where Cassius Clay ran his anti-slavery paper "The True American," Lexington, KY, [n.d.] Silver print 1 6 White Hall, home of Cassius Clay, Richmond, KY; photo taken 1932, 1932 Silver print Album 1 7 Handwritten title on album page: "National Headquarters", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 8 Handwritten title on album page: "Rev. Anna H. Shaw and Susan B. Anthony", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 9 Handwritten title on album page: "The Committee in Repose", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 10 Handwritten title on album page: "Miss Lucy Anthony and Miss Kate Gordon", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 11 Handwritten title on album page: "Characteristic Facial Expressions", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 12 Handwritten title on album page: "Miss Alice Stone Blackwell of Boston", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 13 Handwritten title on album page: "Miss Clay", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 14 Handwritten title on album page: "The Doxology", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 15 Handwritten title on album page: "Miss Upton and Dr. Eaton", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 16 Handwritten title on album page: "Miss Gordon, Miss Clay, Miss Blackwell and Dr. Eaton // Miss Upton, Aunt Susan, Miss Sharr and Mrs. Catt", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 17 Handwritten title on album page: "A Critical Moment // Note the Expression of Suspense", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 18 Handwritten title on album page: "On thier (sic) way to the Meeting", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 19 Handwritten title on album page: "How They Felt When it was over", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 20 Handwritten title on album page: "The Judge", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 21 Handwritten title on album page: "The 'House'", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 22 Handwritten title on album page: "Miss Mary Melton, The Power Behind the Throne", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 23 Handwritten title on album page: "Saints of the Cabbage Patch", [n.d.] POP/DOP 1 24 Handwritten title on album page: "Suffrage Stokers", [n.d.] POP/DOP