xt7dr785j35r https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7dr785j35r/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7dr785j35r/data/M-121.dao.xml unknown 18651942 0.1 Cubic Feet 2 reels of microfilm collections m-121 English University of Kentucky The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.  Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Goebel family papers Assassination. Business records -- Kentucky. Railroads -- Taxation. Governors -- Kentucky. Goebel family papers text Goebel family papers 1865 2017 true xt7dr785j35r collection true m-121 M-121 Goebel family papers Guide to the Goebel family papers, 1865-1942  M-121 Processed by: Archives Staff University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Special Collections Research Center University of Kentucky Libraries Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 URL:  This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  2017-12-10 15:42:31 -0500 . Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard 2017 January 5 EAD and description updated for digitization by Megan Mummey. 
   
     
       English 
     
     
       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Goebel family papers 
     M-121 
     
       0.1 Cubic Feet 
       2 reels of microfilm 
     
     1865-1942 
     The Goebel family papers (dated 1865-1942; 0.1 cubic feet; 2 reels) consist of a microfilm copy of William Goebel's letters to his brothers, Arthur and Justus. 
   
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 M-121: [identification of item], Goebel family papers, 1865-1942, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Biographical note 
 Politicians. William Goebel was born near Pennsylvania, but grew up in Covington, Ky. He attended a Cincinnati law school. He established a successful practice in Covington and fought many lawsuits against the railroads, particularly the Louisville and Nashville line. Goebel built a large following based on his opposition to the railroad interests and image as a  friend to the common man.  After sponsoring a controversial elections bill that left ultimate decisions in closely contested races to the Democratic- controlled legislature, Goebel ran for governor in 1899. His Republican opponent, William S. Taylor, was certified the winner in the close race. The Democrats appealed it to the General Assembly. Goebel was shot in front of the state capitol before a decision had been reached. Knowing that a victory by his opponent was imminent, Governor Taylor ordered the legislature to adjourn and meet in London, Ky. He further sought to prevent the Democratic members from assembling elsewhere in Frankfort. Nevertheless, the Democratic majority did meet and declare Goebel the winner. The dying man was sworn in, along with his lieutenant governor, J. C. W. Beckham. When Goebel died four days later, Beckham succeeded him.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The Goebel family papers (dated 1865-1942; 0.1 cubic feet; 2 reels) consist of a microfilm copy of William Goebel's letters to his brothers, Arthur and Justus. They discuss the 1899 elections (primary and general), political issues of the 1890's and family news. Other materials include letters to William from his constituents, clippings about the assassination, letters of condolence sent to the family, and announcements for monument fundraisers. There are also materials relating to family business, including Lowry and Goebel and the Cincinnati Ice Company. The collection also has copies of the letters exchanged by Justus Goebel and James Garrett, Kentucky Attorney General, over the question of railroad tax assessments.    
   
     Assassination. 
     Business records -- Kentucky. 
     Railroads -- Taxation. 
     Governors -- Kentucky. 
     Garnett, James, 1871-1939 
     Cincinnati Ice Company 
     Beckham, John Crepps Wickliffe, 1869-1940 
     Republican Party (Ky.) 
     Kentucky. General Assembly 
     Democratic Party (Ky.) 
     Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company 
     Lowry and Goebel (Cincinnati, Ohio). 
     Goebel, William, 1856-1900 
     Goebel, Justus, 1858-1919 
     Goebel, Arthur William, 1863- 
     Gobel family 
   
   Letters 1865-1909 1 Letters 1897-1942 2