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                 Flanery family papers, 1883-1972
                     72M22 
                 
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                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
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             Flanery family papers 
             72M22 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 3.0 Cubic feet 
                 5 boxes, 3 items 
             
             1883-1972 
             The Flanery family papers are the materials of Mary Elliott Flanery, the first woman elected to the Kentucky legislature, and her family. 
             
                 Flannery family 
             
         
         
             Custodial History note 
             Haffler, Mrs Whayne. Lexington, Ky. Gift, Sept. 20, 1967. 
         
         
             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. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             1M72M22: [Identification of item], Flanery family papers, 1883-1972, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             Mary Elliott Flanery, born into an important political family in Eastern Kentucky, for whom Elliott county was named, was the first woman legislator elected south of the Mason-Dixon line. After attending Barbourville (West Va.) College and the University of Kentucky, Mary Elliott began to teach in 1892. The next year, she married William Harvey Flanery, a lawyer. He established a law practice in Pikeville in 1895; they moved to Catlettsburg in 1912. In 1904 Mary Flanery became associated with the Ashland, Kentucky 
                 Daily Independent . She later served as a correspondent with many newspapers throughout Kentucky and neighboring states. Her political interests centered around women's suffrage and education. Her primary achievement during her single term in the Kentucky legislature, as Boyd county's representative from 1921-1923, was the introduction of the bill that created Morehead State University. 
             The Flanerys had two daughters, Merle Flanery Howerton and Dawn Flanery Parker. Merle Howerton, like her mother, was active in Democratic Party circles. She served as president of the Democratic Woman's Club of Kentucky and as a member of the state Democratic Central Committee. Dawn Parker was a poet who submitted brief, humorous verses to a variety of magazines. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Flanery family papers are the materials of Mary Elliott Flanery, the first woman elected to the Kentucky legislature, and her family. The collection comprises correspondence, receipts, genealogical papers, clippings, pamphlets, programs, and a small amount of political memorabilia. The correspondence describes concerns of family and business matters. There is also a scrapbook, largely given over to Mary Flanery's career, and there are copies of many of Dawn Parker's poems. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged by format. 
         
         
             Breckinridge, Madeline McDowell, 1872-1920 
             Democratic Party (Ky.). 
             Democratic Woman's Club of Kentucky. 
             Elliott family 
             Flanery, Mary Elliott, 1867-1933 
             Flanery, William Harvey, d. 1941 
             Howerton, Merle Flanery, d. 1957 
             Kentucky. General Assembly. House of Representatives. 
             Morehead State University. 
             Parker, Dawn Flanery 
             Roosevelt , Eleanor, 1884-1962 
             Stewart, Cora Wilson, 1875-1958 
             Education, Higher--Kentucky. 
             Kentucky--Genealogy. 
             Kentucky--Politics and government--1865-1950. 
             Legislators--Kentucky. 
             Women poets, American--20th century. 
             Women--Political activity--Kentucky. 
             Women--Suffrage 
         
         
             
                 
                     Correspondence 
                     I 
                     1883-1972 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The correspondence series includes personal family letters and business letters sent to and written by members of the Flanery family. 
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         1 
                         1883-1889 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         2 
                         1890-1896 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         3 
                         1904-1908 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         4 
                         1910 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         5 
                         1911 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         6 
                         1912 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         7 
                         1913 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         8-9 
                         1914 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         10-11 
                         1915 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         12 
                         1916 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         13 
                         1917 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         14 
                         1918 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         15 
                         1919 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         16 
                         1920 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         17 
                         1921 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         18 
                         1922 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         1 
                         19 
                         1923 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         1 
                         1924 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         2 
                         1925 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         3 
                         1926 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         4 
                         1927 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         5 
                         1928 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         6 
                         1929 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         7 
                         1930-1939 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         8 
                         1940-1949 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         9 
                         1950-1954 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         10 
                         1955-1959 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         11 
                         1960 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         12 
                         1970-1972 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         To Mary Elliott Flanery 
                         2 
                         13 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         From Dew Flanery 
                         2 
                         14 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         From John Elliott Flanery 
                         2 
                         15 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         2 
                         16 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         To and from Merle Flanery Howerton 
                         2 
                         17 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         To and from Dawn Flanery Parker 
                         3 
                         1 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                         3 
                         2 
                         undated 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     General 
                     II 
                     1900-1971 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The General series includes materials collected by the Flanery family like pamphlets, brochures, and event programs from college or political campaigns. The series also contains some poetry and prose presumably written by Dawn Flanery. There are political materials especially relating to women's role in the Democratic Party. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Dawn Parker's invitations, postcards, souvenirs, membership cards 
                         3 
                         3 
                         1911-1971 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Elliott genealogical summary 
                         3 
                         4 
                         1911-1971 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Bills, checks, receipts 
                         3 
                         5-6 
                         1912-1917 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Diplomas, certificates 
                         3 
                         7 
                         1914-1940 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Pamphlets, programs, brochures from Randolph Macon College in Lynchburg, Virginia 
                         3 
                         8-9 
                         1908-1913 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Pamphlets, programs, brochures 
                         3 
                         10 
                         1908-1913 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Pamphlets, programs, political Memorabilia 
                         3 
                         11-12 
                         1915-1918 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Pamphlets, programs from Randolph Macon College 
                         4 
                         1 
                         1914 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Pamphlets, programs, political memorabilia 
                         4 
                         2-7 
                         1919-1922 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Cards, programs, YMCA handbook 
                         4 
                         8 
                         1910-1917 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Mary Elliott Flanery State Representative broadsides 
                         4 
                         9 
                         1921-1923 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Newspaper clippings 
                         5 
                         1 
                         1900-1936 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Ward-Belmont newspaper clippings 
                         5 
                         2 
                         1915 January 22-1915 May 7 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Newspaper clippings 
                         5 
                         3 
                         1936-1963 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Poetry and receipts 
                         5 
                         4 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Poetry and prose 
                         5 
                         5 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Reports 
                         5 
                         6-7 
                         Undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Merle Flanery Howerton pamphlets and press releases from Miami Beach, Florida 
                         5 
                         8 
                         circa 1955 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Miscellaneous 
                         5 
                         9 
                         1950-1960 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Miscellaneous fragments 
                         5 
                         11 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky Democratic and Democratic National Party Women's Reports 
                         5 
                         12 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Merle Flanery's newspaper clippings album 
                         5 
                         13 
                         1906 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Flanery family scrapbook 
                         1-2 
                         1911 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Poems of Dawn Flanery 
                         3 
                         undated