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Richard A. Edwards scrapbook
1905-1970, predominant 1905-1910
University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
0000UA073:[Identification of item], Richard A. Edwards scrapbook, University of Kentucky Archives
0.18 cubic feet (1 box)
Scrapbook compiled by a University of Kentucky student who attended from 1906-1910.
Richard Alexander Edwards attended the Agricultural & Mechanical College of the University of Kentucky (then known as Kentucky University / State University of Kentucky) on a Graves County scholarship from 1906 to 1910, when he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. While at UK he received many honors; he was elected president of the class of 1910 and as a result gave the commencement address at his graduation. He was also President of the Union Literary Society, Y.M.C.A. Committeeman K.I.D.A., President K.I.O.A., Art Editor of the 1910 Kentuckian yearbook, and member of S.U.A.A.
The Richard A. Edwards scrapbook includes photographs, postcards, correspondence, personal essays about the University of Kentucky, texts of speeches given as a student, newspaper clippings, invitations, programs, transcripts, and memorabilia from UK reunions, including lists of alumni. The photographs include an image of the 1908 faculty with a list of their names and titles, labeled photographs of campus buildings, the baseball and football teams of 1909, photographs of individuals from the class of 1910 such as Daniel V. Terrell and members of the Debating Team. The essays and speeches include Mr. Edwards' story of his years at UK, an Arbor Day speech by Mr. Edwards as class president, and his Class Day and Commencement Day addresses from 1910. The reunion memorabilia includes correspondence and programs from the 25th (1935), 40th (1950), and 50th (1960) reunions. It also includes photographs and lists of attendees from the 40th (1950), 50th (1960), 55th (1965) and 60th (1970) reunions. The scrapbook is very well organized and in excellent physical condition. The front cover reads: "Class of 1910 University of Kentucky by R.A. Edwards."