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The Mary Elliott Flanery Photographic Collection, n.d.

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Title

The Mary Elliott Flanery Photographic Collection

Date

n.d

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Lexington, Kentucky 40506

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Mary Elliott Flanery Photographic Collection, PA72M22,Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Extent

.25 cu. ft. (1 box): 40 items

Biography/History

Mary Elliott Flanery was born in 1867 in what is now Elliott County. She graduated from the University of Kentucky, and began a teaching career in Elliott and Carter Counties. From 1903 to 1926 she worked as a journalist for the Ashland Daily Independent. She used her columns to advocate for social change. Flanery was a member of the Kentucky Equal Rights Commission, and fought for women's suffrage.

In 1920 the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote. Flanery ran as a Democratic candidate in Boyd County in 1921, and managed to unseat the incumbent Republican, becoming the first Kentucky state legislator. Concerned with Kentucky's marriage and divorce laws and educational reform, she sponsored the Shepard-Towner Maternity Act and introduced the bill that created Morehead State Teachers College. In 1924 she was elected to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, and there became the first person to read a roll call over the radio.

In addition to work toward women's rights and service as a state legislator, she raised a large family, four daughters and a son. Her son Elliott even served as a State House page for his mother. After Flanery's death in 1933, a bronze marker was permanently affixed to her seat as a memorial.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 40 black and white silver print photographs by or about Mary Elliott Flanery and her immediate family.

Subjects

  • Legislator-Kentucky
  • Women & Politics
  • Women-Legislator-Kentucky

Related Material

, 72M22, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.

Collection Inventory

Architecture
"South Barracks taken from roof of North Barracks"; handwritten ink on back of print, [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 1] browse
Commercial postcard of "Elliott Hall," home of W. H. Flanery, Catlettsburg, Ky. Elliot Hall in winter, [n.d.]
Commercially Printed Postcard [box: 1, item: 2] browse
Commercial postcard "Elliott Hall," home of W. H. Flanery, different view from #2, [n.d.]
Commercially Printed Postcard [box: 1, item: 3] browse
"Elliott Hall" Home of W. H. Flanery, Catlettsburg, Kentucky, [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 4] browse
A very young girl sitting outdoors; on the back: "Christmas Greetings, Margaret Collier.", [n.d.]
black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 19] browse
Event
Souvenir cover for ten photos of Pearl Harbor; "Souvenir of your Pearl Harbor Cruise aboard the Adventure", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 5] browse
"On guard at Pearl Harbor", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 6] browse
"Battleship row during attack", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 7] browse
"Japanese Propaganda Leaflet", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 8] browse
"Wheeler Field Air Base in flames", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 9] browse
"U.S.S. Arizona explosion", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 10] browse
"U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized and U.S.S. Maryland", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 11] browse
"Explosion of U.S.S. Shaw", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 12] browse
"Damaged U.S. plane", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 13] browse
"U.S.S. Cassin and U.S.S. Downes with U.S.S. Pennsylvania in background", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 14] browse
"Japanese aerial photo taken during attack", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 15] browse
Interior
"Howerton & Lowry" [Law office of D.M. Howerton], [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 16] browse
People
Group of over twenty people in a room with Harry Truman and Bess Truman, [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 17] browse
Group of two men and two women; "left to right:Ellen Price of Wisconsin, Jack Burgess of Boston, M.F.H. and Jack Collins. Taken at the class dinner, Lewis School, May 20, 1954" handwritten on back of photo, 20-May-54
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 18] browse
Man in an Air Force uniform, [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 20] browse
Portrait
"Mamma 1902", 1902
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 21] browse
"Papa 1902", 1902
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 22] browse
Postcard photo of Anna Howerton, [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 23] browse
Christmas card from "Cadet Wm. E. Irwin.", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 24] browse
Postcard of man in a cowboy outfit, [n.d.]
Commercially printed postcard [box: 1, item: 25] browse
Handcolored portrait of President Woodrow Wilson, [n.d.]
Handcolored portrait [box: 1, item: 26] browse
Group photo;"Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt Ashland, KY, May 29, 1937, 29-May-37
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 27] browse
"To my loyal friend and valued aide--A.P. Learrey, October 8th 1917.", Oct. 8th 1917
Mounted Halftone [box: 1, item: 28] browse
Unidentified woman, [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 29] browse
"Mary Elliott Flanery, Catlettsburg, KY.", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 30] browse
"Mrs. Davis M Howerton, Ashland, KY.", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 31] browse
Group photo of twenty young men and seven young women including W. H. Flanery, [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 32] browse
Group photo of eight women dressed in costumes, sitting around a table, [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 33] browse
Davis Howerton and Davis Howerton, Jr., on the running board of a 1920s vintage sedan, [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 34] browse
A group of about forty women around "Poage" Revolutionary War Monument. Davis Howerton, Jr. and Jane Kitchen holding U.S. flags, [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 35] browse
"Mrs. Grace Cline-Vest", [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 36] browse
Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, Frankfort, KY, [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 37] browse
"Laura Clay, Lexington, Kentucky" [MISSING], [n.d.]
n/a [box: 1, item: 38]
Madeline McDowell Breckenridge, [n.d.]
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 39] browse
Florence E. Allen; "To Mrs. Davis M. Howerton with all best wishes October 15th 1934", October 15th 1934
Black and white silver print [box: 1, item: 40] browse