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                 Otto Arthur Rothert letters, 1946-1956
                 Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess 
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
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             Otto Arthur Rothert letters 
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 0.23 Cubic feet 
                 1 box 
                 Rothert, Otto Arthur, 1871-1956 
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             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
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             The physical rights to the materials in this collection belong to the University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
             Preferred Citation note 
             73M25: [Identification of item], Otto Arthur Rothert letters, 1946-1956, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
             Biographical note 
             Otto Rothert, the youngest of five children born to German immigrant parents, graduated from Notre Dame University in 1892. After completing his education, he spent several years working odd jobs as he traveled around the West and Mexico writing a newspaper column and completing his book, 
                 History of Muhlenberg County  (1913), which received much acclaim upon its publication. In 1917, Rothert was elected secretary of the Filson Club in Louisville, a nonsalary position that he held until his health forced him to retire in 1945. 
                 Uncle Otto , as he was affectionately known, became an institution at the Filson Club and was instrumental, along with R. C. Ballard Thruston and Ludie J. Kinkead, in bringing about its resurrection. 
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Otto Arthur Rothert letters consist of communications from Rothert to Holman Hamilton, and other friends, between 1946-1956. The correspondence pertains to personal matters; historical events; the works and lives of friends, such as Hambleton Tapp, J. Winston Coleman, and Thomas D. Clark; and the two Lexington, Kentucky, discussion clubs to which he belonged: Judge Samuel M. Wilson's 
                 Ye Cakes and Ale Club  and the 
                 Book Thieves . The Filson Club is frequently mentioned. The collection also contains newspaper clippings; some are included in letters sent by Rothert, while others report on Rothert and his career, specifically his book 
                 History of Muhlenberg County . 
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged chronologically. 
             Book Thieves (Lexington, Ky.). 
             Clark, Thomas Dionysius, 1903-2005 
             Coleman, J. Winston,  (John Winston), 1898-1983 
             Filson Club. 
             Hamilton, Holman 
             Tapp, Hambleton 
             Thruston, R. C. Ballard 
             University of Notre Dame. 
             Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946 
             Ye Cakes and Ale Club (Lexington, Ky.). 
             Associations, institutions, etc. 
             Lexington (Ky.)