xt7g7940sf5h https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7g7940sf5h/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7g7940sf5h/data/57m2.dao.xml Des Cognets, Russell 19181957 1.35 Cubic Feet 3 boxes collections 57m2 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. Russell Des Cognets papers Prohibition -- United States. World War, 1914-1918 -- France. Political letter writing Kentucky -- Lexington. New Deal, 1933-1939. Russell Des Cognets papers text Russell Des Cognets papers 1918 2016 true xt7g7940sf5h collection true 57m2 57m2 Des Cognets, Russell papers Russell Des Cognets papers, 1918-1957, undated  57m2 Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 14 February 2011 Special Collections Research Center Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington 40506-0039 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU URL:  This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  2016-07-14 11:08:45 -0400 . Describing Archives: A Content Standard 
   
     
       English 
     
     
       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Russell Des Cognets papers 
     
       Des Cognets, Russell 
     
     57m2 
     
       1.35 Cubic Feet 
       3 boxes 
     
     1918-1957, undated 
     The Russell Des Cognets papers (dated 1918-1957, undated; 0.35 cubic feet; 3 boxes) include the correspondence, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings Russell Des Cognets collected relating to his service in France during World War I and as a political activist during prohibition and the Great Depression.  
   
   
     Preferred Citation 
 57m2 : [identification of item], Russell Des Cognets papers, 1918-1957, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Biographical note 
 Russell Des Cognets was a serviceman for the United States in World War I. As a veteran of WWI he joined the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA) and was very involved with the Lexington, Kentucky chapter until the repeal of the 18th amendment. His brother, Louis Des Cognets, was also active in the organization. During Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidential campaign, Russell Des Cognets worked with the bipartisan Stock Exchange Reform Committee. He continued work for financial regulation with the Sound Money organization in the early 1930s. He also was active with the Liberty League. He corresponded frequently with congressmen about political issues and attracting Federal Worker's Relief Projects to Kentucky. His brother was the principle stockholder of the Tuttle Coal Company which mined throughout Kentucky.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The Russell Des Cognets papers (dated 1918-1957, undated; 0.35 cubic feet; 3 boxes) include the correspondence, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings Russell Des Cognets collected relating to his service in France during World War I and as a political activist during prohibition and the Great Depression. Russell Des Cognets' correspondence reflects his work for the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA). The AAPA correspondence included in the collection primarily focuses on finding new members, financial support, and petitioning US government officials. Some speech script and many newspaper clippings from AAPA events are included. Additionally, the collection contains Russell Des Cognets correspondence pertaining to the Stock Exchange Reform Committee, which was active during the Presidential campaign of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Also included is Des Cognets correspondence for the Sound Money and Liberty League organizations during the New Deal era. Most of the correspondence is between Des Cognets and Congressman, John Y. Brown, Sr. of Kentucky. The correspondence concerns attracting Federal Work Relief projects to central Kentucky. Two photos of the Louis Des Cognets coal foundry are included. The collection includes newspapers from France during and shortly after the First World War. The newspapers are directed at American soldiers and veterans. Finally the collection includes the Russell Des Cognets political newspaper scrapbook. The scrapbook includes articles from the 1920s until the 1950s.    
   
     Arrangement 
 Collection is arranged by format.    
   
     Prohibition -- United States. 
     World War, 1914-1918 -- France. 
     Political letter writing Kentucky -- Lexington. 
     New Deal, 1933-1939. 
     Brown, John Young -- Correspondence 
     Des Cognets, Louis 
     Des Cognets, Russell 
     Des Cognets, Russell 
   
   General Series I. 1918-1957, undated Scope and Contents The General series contains pamphlets concerning the repeal of the 18th Amendment, the American Liberty League, the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment.  The series also contains business records, photographs, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings. 18th Amendment Repeal pamphlets 1929-1933 1 6 18th Amendment Repeal pamphlets, satirical cartoons 1929-1933 2 1 American Liberty League pamphlets 1934-1935 2 5 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA) bibliography 1931-1933 2 3 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA), Kentucky region, membership lists undated 2 2 Bulletin,  Veterans of the First Great War newspaper 1921 January-1922 September 3 2 Business records 1934-1935 2 8 Convention for Repeal press releases and speech script 1932-1935 1 5 The Inviolable Pledge  and  L'Amerique  French pamphlets, World War I 1918 March-April 3 1 Photographs (2), Louis des Cognets, Coal Foundry undated 2 9 Scrapbook, political newspaper clippings 1929-1957 3 7 The Stars and Stripes  France 1918 July-1919 May 3 3-6 Correspondence Series II. 1929-1935 Scope and Contents The correspondence series contains letters discussing the repeal of the repeal of the 18th Amendment and the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment.  Other correspondence documents the Liberty League's role in the New Deal and the Stock Exchange Reform Committee. 18th Amendment Repeal, World War I veterans 1929 May-1932 February 1 1 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA) 1932 March-May  1 2 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA) 1932 June-December 1 3 Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA) 1933-1935 1 4 Liberty League, New Deal 1935 January-August 2 7 Liberty League-Sound Money League-New Deal 1933 March-1934 October 2 6 Stock Exchange Reform Committee 1932 September-1933 January 2 4