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         77M8 
         
             
                 Garrett Lee Withers papers, 1933-1953, bulk 1949-1953
                     77M8 
                 
                 Finding aid prepared by Julie Williams 
             
             
                 
                     
                 
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
                     Special Collections 
                     Margaret I. King Building, North 
                     Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 
                     (859) 257-8611 
                     SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 
                 
                 2012 March 19 
             
         
         
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             Garrett Lee Withers papers 
             77M8 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 2.26 Cubic feet 
                 3 boxes, 7 items 
             
             Bulk, 1949-1953 
             1933-1953 
             Housed with multiple collections. 
             
                 Withers, Garrett Lee, 1884-1953 
             
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             Garrett Lee Withers was born on a farm in Webster County, near Clay, Kentucky, June 21, 1884. He was educated at Providence M. and F. Academy and Southern Normal School in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Admitted to the bar in 1908, Withers practiced law in Webster County from 1911 until 1953. From 1910 to 1912 he served as clerk of Webster County Circuit Court and was master commissioner from 1913-1917. Withers was a member of the Kentucky Highway Commission from 1932 to 1936 and served as Commissioner of that agency from December 10, 1947 until January 17, 1949. 
             Withers was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate by Governor Earle Clements to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alben W. Barkley. He served in the Senate from January 20, 1949 until November 26, 1950, a successor having been elected. Withers was not a candidate for election to the vacancy. Withers served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1951 to 1952. 
             Elected to the eighty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Second District congressman John A. Whitaker; Withers was reelected to the eighty-third Congress and served from August 2, 1952 until his death in the Naval hospital at Bethesda, Maryland, April 30, 1953. 
         
         
             Related Archival Materials note 
             Audio/Visual Card Catalog, 
                 Coffee with Congress  interview with Senator and Mrs. Withers, 1950, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
             Audio/Visual Card Catalog, Address of Commissioner of Highways Withers, 1948 July 31, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             These papers deal primarily with Withers' career in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives from 1949-1953. The papers contain correspondence, news releases, speeches made in the U.S. Senate and at miscellaneous events by Withers and A. O. Stanley, and the memorial addresses delivered in Congress upon Withers' death. Autographed photographs of his congressional colleagues from 1950 are included, as well as a Pictorial Directory of the 81st Congress (1949). Withers' campaign materials such as cards and posters are included along with various invitations and awards received from 1934-1953. Newspaper clippings, many of which are included in three scrapbooks, chronicle Withers' career in public office. 
             One, lengthy, handwritten letter to his daughter affords good insight into Withers' personality and values. Two folders dated 1952 deal with the Kentucky Democratic Primary and the Kentucky House of Representatives. One folder contains correspondence during 1948 when Withers was Kentucky Highway Commissioner. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             77M8: [identification of item], Garrett Lee Withers papers, 1933-1953, bulk 1949-1953, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Arranged alphabetically by subject and thereunder chronologically 
         
         
             Kentucky. Dept. of Highways. 
             Kentucky. General Assembly. 
             Stanley, Augustus Owsley, 1867-1958 
             United States. Congress. House. 
             United States. Congress. Senate. 
             Awards. 
             Invitation 
             Judges--Correspondence. 
             Legislators--Correspondence. 
             Posters. 
             Speeches, addresses, etc. 
             United States--Politics and government--1945-1953. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Campaign materials 
                     I 
                     undated 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Campaign materials series contains materials from Withers' campaigns for public offices and include cards and posters. 
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         6 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Posters and cards 
                         2 
                         1 
                         undated 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Congressional record 
                     II 
                     1949-1951 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The series contains congressional records from 1949 to 1951. 
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         2 
                         1949 June-1950 June 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         3 
                         1950 July-1951 January 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Correspondence 
                     III 
                     1948-1953 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Correspondence series consists of Withers' general correspondence, including one, lengthy, handwritten letter to his daughter. The letter affords good insight into Withers' personality and values. Additionally, the series contains Withers' correspondence while serving as Kentucky Highway Commissioner. 
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         4 
                         1948 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         5 
                         1949 January 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         6 
                         1949 February-1949 March 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         7 
                         1949 April-1949 December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         8 
                         1950 January-1950 March 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         9 
                         1950 April-1950 August 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         10 
                         1950 September-1950 December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         11 
                         1951-1953, undated 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Invitations and awards 
                     IV 
                     2 
                     14 
                     1934-1953 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The series consists of invitations and awards received from 1934 to 1953. 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Kentucky politics 
                     V 
                     1952 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Kentucky politics series consists of material from 1952 dealing with the Kentucky House of Representatives and the Kentucky Democratic Primary. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky House of Representatives 
                         2 
                         12 
                         1952 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky Democratic Primary 
                         2 
                         13 
                         1952 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Memorial addresses delivered in Congress upon death of Withers 
                     VI 
                     2 
                     15 
                     1953 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     This series consists of the memorial addresses delivered in Congress upon Withers' death in 1953. 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Newspaper clippings 
                     VII 
                     1933-1953 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The series contains newspaper clipping chronicling Withers' career in the public sphere. 
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         1 
                         1933-1939 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         2 
                         1947 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         3 
                         1948 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         4 
                         1949 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Newspaper releases and editorials 
                         3 
                         5 
                         1949-1950 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         6 
                         1950 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         7 
                         1953 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         8 
                         undated 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Photographs and illustrations 
                     VIII 
                     1949-1952 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Photographs and illustrations series includes autographed photographs of congressmen from 1950, a 1949 
                         Pictorial Directory of the 81st Congress , sketches made by John Withers, and a framed picture of the 1952 Kentucky House of Representatives. 
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             Pictorial Directory of 81st Congress 
                         3 
                         10 
                         1949 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Photographs of Senate and House colleagues, autographed 
                         3 
                         11 
                         1950 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Photograph of Kentucky House of Representatives 
                         4 
                         1952 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Pencil sketches by John Withers 
                         3 
                         9 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         12 
                         undated 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Speeches 
                     IX 
                     undated 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Speeches series consists of Withers' campaign speeches, United States Senate speeches as well as other assorted speeches. Additionally, the series includes speeches made by A. O. Stanley. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Campaign speeches 
                         3 
                         13 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Miscellaneous speeches 
                         3 
                         15 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         A.O. Stanley speeches 
                         3 
                         17 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         U.S. Senate speeches 
                         3 
                         18 
                         undated 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     U.S. Senate 
                     X 
                     undated 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The U.S. Senate series includes legislation and passes from his time in the Senate in the late 1940s and early 1950s. 
                 
                 
                     
                         U.S. Senate - legislation 
                         3 
                         16 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         U.S. Senate - passes 
                         3 
                         14 
                         undated 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Scrapbooks 
                     XI 
                     1930-1953 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Scrapbooks series consists of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, which document Withers' political career. 
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         1930-1940 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         1940-1950 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         7 
                         1949 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         5 
                         1949-1950 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         1950 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         6 
                         1952-1953