xt71jw86hj8f https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt71jw86hj8f/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt71jw86hj8f/data/dummit.xml Dummit, Eldon S., 1896-1973 19171972 4 cubic feet collections  English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. Eldon S. Dummit Collection, ca. 1917-1972 Eldon S. Dummit Collection, ca. 1917-1972 text Eldon S. Dummit Collection, ca. 1917-1972 1917 1999 true xt71jw86hj8f collection false dummit Guide to the Eldon S. Dummit Collection,  ca. 1917-1972 Processed by Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Catherine Domek Special Collections University of Kentucky Public Policy Archives 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=464&llib_id=13    Copyright 1998 University of Kentucky Libraries. All rights reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from typescript by rekeying. Date of source:  1979 Description is in  English. Guide to the Eldon S. Dummit Collection,  ca. 1917-1972 Contact Information Special Collections University of Kentucky Public Policy Archives University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8634 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email:  sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL:  http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=464&llib_id=13 Processed by Staff Date Completed 1979 Encoded by Catherine Domek  Copyright 1999 University of Kentucky. All rights reserved. Eldon S. Dummit Collection,  ca. 1917-1972 79M2 Dummit, Eldon S., 1896-1973 4 cubic feet  The materials are in  English. University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections, Lexington, KY 40506-0039 Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], Eldon S. Dummit, ca. 1917-1972, 79M2, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington. Eldon Steven Dummit was born August 6, 1896, on a farm in Southwest Missouri. He graduated from high school in Monett and then attended Drury College at Springfield. In 1920, he received his law degree from the University of Kentucky. He taught law for one year at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. He returned to Lexington in 1921 to practice law. A prominent member of the Republican party in Kentucky during the 1940's and 1950's, Dummit served as Attorney General of the state during the administration of Governor Simeon Willis from 1943-1947. In 1947, Dummit made an unsuccessful bid for the governor's office. He had won his party nomination in the primary earlier that year, but was defeated in the general election by his democratic opponent, Earle C. Clements. For many years Dummit was actively involved in civic and leadership organizations, including: Optimist Club International, of which he served as International President for 1941/42; the Pyramid Club; the Boy Scouts of America; and the American Legion. Speaking as a veteran of World War I, Dummit made frequent speeches and appeals for the Community War Chest during the years of World War II. Eldon S. Dummit died in Lexington, Kentucky on May 4, 1973. The Dummit Papers reflect his years as Attorney General and his unsuccessful bid for governor in 1947. Included in the collection are legal opinions and actions, election documents, news clippings, telegrams, speeches, documents relating to the Optimist Club International (of which Dummit was president in 1941-1942), photographs and memorabilia. Among the correspondents are John Sherman Cooper, Thruston B. Morton, and Kentucky Governors Flem Sampson and Simeon Willis. Container List Correspondence Series General Correspondence 1 1 1917-1939 1 2 1941-1946 1 3 1947-1948 1 4 1949-1970 Telegrams 1 5 February-September 1947 1 6 October 1947-June 1952 Attorney General Series Election Documents 1 7 1943 Legal Opinions and Actions 1 8 1944-1947 Requests for Opinions 1 9 1944-1945 1 10 1946 1 11 1947-1949 1 12 Undated Gubernatorial Election Series 2 1 Election Documents 1947 2 2 Correspondence 1947 2 3 Political Cartoons 1947 2 4 Wiman Charges 1947 Campaign Publicity Series 2 5 Attorney General Election 1943 2 6 Gubernatorial Election 1947 2 7 Kentucky Miscellaneous Elections 2 8 Presidential Election in Kentucky 1960 Speech Series Campaign 2 9 Attorney General 1943 2 10 Gubernatorial 1947 (Folder A) 2 11 Gubernatorial 1947 (Folder B) 2 12 In Support of Other Republicans (undated) Church Audiences 2 13 Undated National Association of Attorney Generals 2 14 1944 Non-political 2 15 1929-1942 3 1 1944-1946 3 2 1947-1949 3 3 1950-1965 3 4 Undated Folder I 3 5 Undated Folder II Duplicate Copies of Speeches    3 6 Duplicate Copies of Speeches Notes and Outlines 4 1 Folder I (undated) 4 2 Folder II (undated) 4 3 Folder III (undated) 4 4 Folder IV (undated) Optimist Club Series 4 5 Bulletins 1934-1935; 1940; 1944-1945 4 6 Certificates 1935, 1939-1941, 1971-1972 4 7 Correspondence 1941-1969 5 1 Meeting Programs 1937-1947; 1963;1970 5 2 Newspaper Clippings 1930-1941 5 3 Newspaper Clippings 1941-1946 5 4 Newspaper Clippings 1970 and Undated 5 5 Printed Materials, Miscellaneous 1935-1972 5 6 Speeches 1939-1967 5 7 Speeches Printed in OPTIMIST MAGAZINE 1945, 1952 5 8 Speeches Presentation of Awards 1934-1951 Newspaper Clippings Series 5 9 American Legion (undated) 5 10 American Legion 1930-1939 5 11 Attorney General Election 1943 5 12 Attorney General-Years in Office 1943-1947 5 13 Family, Friends, etc. (undated) 6 1 Gubernatorial Election 1947 6 2 Legal Cases (undated) 6 3 Marshall Ferdinand Foch, death, 1929 6 4 Miscellaneous Folder I 6 5 Miscellaneous Folder II 6 6 Miscellaneous Folder III 6 7 Miscellaneous, Political (1931-1932) Memorabilia Series 6 8 Anecdotes and Jokes for Speeches Folder I 6 9 Anecdotes and Jokes for Speeches Folder II 6 10 Anecdotes and Jokes for Speeches Folder III 6 11 Biographical Sketches and Obituary of Dummit 6 12 Broadsides 6 13 Bulletins 6 14 Certificates 6 15 Directories of Kentucky State Government 6 16 Introductions and Songs 7 17 Legal Memorandum 7 1 Meeting Programs 1927-1939    7 2 Meeting Programs 1940-1943 7 3 Meeting Programs 1944 7 4 Meeting Programs 1945 7 5 Meeting Programs 1946 7 6 Meeting Programs 1947 7 7 Meeting Programs 1948-1961 7 8 Membership Cards 7 9 Memorandum 7 10 Miscellaneous Items 7 11 Radio Transcript-Henry J. Taylor Photograph Series Political 8 1 8 X 10, B&W left to right: John Fred Williams, unknown, John Sherman Cooper, unknown, Thruston Morton. ca. 1947 8 2 8 X 10, B&W left to right: John Fred Williams, unknown, Dummit, John Sherman Cooper, unknown, Thruston Morton. ca. 1947 8 3 8 X 10, B&W Dummit with stone mason, campaign photo. 1947 8 4 Duplicate of Folder 3 8 5 8 X 10, B&W Portrait of Eldon S. Dummit 8 6 8 X 10, B&W Dummit presenting American Legion trophy to horse and rider.  Note on back of photo-"War Bond Drive March 8, 1943 8 7 8 X 10, B&W Portrait of C. I. Ross, State auditor of Kentucky 1943-1947, and Republican state campaign chairman in 1947. 8 8 7 X 10, B&W left to right: Adrien Royer, Dr. Paul Chaloult (Past President and Lt. Gov. of District 15), President Charles A. Jean, Major Renault M. Dechene, Premier Adelard Godbout, Leo. Langlois, International President (Optimist Club) Eldon S. Dummit, Charles H. Cote. ca. 1941-42, photo taken on trip to Canada. 8 9 7 X 10, B&W left to right: Dr. Norbert Bourgault, Louis Pare, Lt. Col. Jean Chaloult (brother of Past President Dr. Paul Chaloult), Charles H. Cote, Alderman Emile Robitaille, International President(Optimist Club) Eldon S. Dummit, President Charles A. Jean, Russell Williams-Assistant Secretary of Rotary International, Chicago; Bill Warmington-Director of the Quebec Rotary Club; Jos S. Royer-of the Rotary Club, past president of the Quebec Club and past district governor, father of Optimist Adrien Royer, Boys' Work chairman; Dr. Remy Langlois, Past President and Lt. Gov. Dr. Paul Chaloult. ca. 1941-42. Photo taken on trip to Canada. 8 10 8 X 10, B&W Dummit presenting trophy to horse and rider. Undated. 8 11 8 X 10, B&W Dummit in tobacco field, campaign photo. 1947 8 12 8 X 10, B&W Dummit in tobacco field, campaign photo. 1947 8 13 8 X 10, B&W Dummit seated at table, looking on as Boy Scout official awards medal. Campaign photo. 1947 8 14 8 X 10, B&W Dummit presenting trophy to teenage boy. Undated. 8 15 8 X 10, B&W Dummit with road surveyors, campaign photo. 1947 8 16 Duplicate of no. 15 8 17 8 X 10, B&W Dummit on the steps of Memorial Hall, Lexington, Kentucky, campaign photo. 1947 8 18 8 X 10, B&W Dummit and John Fred Williams. ca, 1947 8 19 8 X 10, B&W Dummit campaign speech. ca. 1947 8 20 8 X 10, B&W left to right: unknown, Keen Johnson, unknown, Dummit. Note on the back: "Johnson, Dummit at Big Sandy Coal operators" 8 21 8 X 10, B&W Dummit (third from left) and five unknown men. Inset photo (3 X 3 1/2, B&W) of unknown woman. Note on back: "Fayette Republican Leaders". ca. 1947 8 22 8 X 10, B&W John Fred Williams at podium. ca. 1947. 8 23 8 X 10, B&W Dummit at podium. ca. 1947 8 24 8 X 10, B&W Gov. Simeon Willis, Dummit, C. I. Ross. ca. 1947 8 25 8 X 10, B&W Gov. Simeon Willis at podium. ca. 1947 8 26 8 X 10, B&W left to right: John Fred Williams, Kentucky Superintendent of Public Instruction; U.S. Senator John Sherman Cooper; Frank A. Ropke, Jefferson Co. Campaign Chairman; Dummit; Governor Simeon Willis.  September 26, 1947, Memorial Auditorium, Louisville, Kentucky.  Dummit gubernatorial campaign opening. 8 27 8 X 10, B&W Dummit at podium. ca 1947 8 28 8 X 10, B&W Willis at podium. ca 1947 8 29 8 X 10, B&W John Sherman Cooper at podium. ca 1947 8 30 8 X 10, B&W Photo of billboard "Elect Dummit" Gubernatorial campaign 1947. 8 31 8 X 10, B&W Photo of billboard "Who do You want for Govenor?". Gubernatorial campaign 1947. 8 32 8 X 10, B&W Mrs. Dummit between two unknown women. ca. 1947 8 33 7 x 9, B&W Portrait of Jouette Ross Todd. Dummit and Clements 8 34 8 x 10, B&W Eldon S. Dummit at podium, Earle C. Clements seated at left. 1947 8 35 8 X 10, B&W Clements at podium, Dummit seated. 1947 8 36 8 X 10, B&W Clements at podium, Dummit seated. 1947 Miscellaneous 8 37 4 x 6, B&W portrait Thomas Manley. 1947 8 38 5 X 7, B&W portrait Eldon S. Dummit 8 39 8 X 10, B&W left to right: seated- Dummit and Utah Governor Herbert B. Maw; standing- Ora H. Barlow, Dr. F. H. Raley of Salt Lake City Optimist Club. Inscribed-"To Eldon S. Dummit with best wishes from Herbert B. Maw Governor of Utah". 1942 8 40 8 X 10, B&W Dummit presenting Optimist Cup to Dr. A. W. Fortune. 1946 (Right side of photo is damaged.) 8 41 8 X 10, B&W Dummit presenting Optimist Cup to Thomas R. Underwood. 1949 8 42 Photo postcard- Legion Ville Home, Independence, Kansas. Undated. 8 43 Photo postcard- woman on steps of building, palm tree in background. Undated. 8 44 Portrait of M. B. Holifield, signed, enclosed in mat board folder. 8 45 6 1/4 X 6 3/4, B&W photo pasted to sheet of onion skin paper. Seated left to right: Miss Cave, C. I. Ross; standing left to right: Dummit, Gov. Simeon Willis; Lt. Gov. Kenneth Tuggle; Comm. of Agriculture Elliott Robertson. 1943 8 46 14 X 8, B&W Dummit making speech. ca 1947 8 47 11X14, B&W Dummit making speech. ca 1947