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              The Urey Woodson papers contain the correspondence and papers of Urey Woodson, dating primarily from 1929 to 1939. There are many letters from newspapermen written during 1929-1930, on the occasion of Woodson's retirement, about his long newspaper career. collections  English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. Urey Woodson papers, Urey Woodson papers, text Urey Woodson papers, 1898 2011 true xt7sn00zq23w collection false 
     
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                 Urey Woodson papers, 1898-1939
                     55M40 
                 
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                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
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             Urey Woodson papers, 
             55M40 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 2.8 Cubic feet 
                 7 boxes 
             
             1898-1939 
             The Urey Woodson papers contain the correspondence and papers of Urey Woodson, dating primarily from 1929 to 1939. There are many letters from newspapermen written during 1929-1930, on the occasion of Woodson's retirement, about his long newspaper career. 
             
                 Woodson, Urey, 1859-1939. 
             
         
         
             Custodial History note 
             Hamilton, Mrs. Alexander. Gift, May 27, 1954. 
         
         
             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 
             55M40 : [Identification of item], Urey Woodson papers, 1898-1939, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             Urey Woodson was born in Madisonville, Ky. He had a long and varied dual career in newspaper publishing and politics. Woodson was editor and publisher of the 
                 Owensboro Messenger  from 1888 to 1929, when he retired from the newspaper business. He was active in the Democratic Party at both the state and national levels for an even longer period of time. Woodson actively supported the careers of William Jennings Bryan, William Goebel, and Alben Barkley. He served on the Democratic National Committee from 1896 to 1916, and again from 1924 to 1928. He was committee secretary from 1904 to 1912. He was rewarded for his services to Franklin Roosevelt in the election of 1932 with the post of Alien Property Commissioner, a position he held from 1933 to 1939. Woodson published a biography of William Goebel, 
                 The First New Dealer , in 1939, shortly before his death. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Urey Woodson papers contain correspondence dating primarily from 1929 to 1939. There are many letters from newspapermen written during 1929-1930, on the occasion of Woodson's retirement, about his long newspaper career. There are letters from Kentucky and national Democratic politicians and powerbrokers. Woodson corresponded frequently with Alben Barkley and Cordell Hull during and after the 1932 election, James A. Farley, Roosevelt's campaign manager, and many others. There are a few letters from Franklin D. Roosevelt, Happy Chandler, Young E. Allison, Josephus Daniels, Keen Johnson, Arthur Krock, Ruby Laffoon, H.L. Mencken, and Lowell Thomas. 
             Woodson's considerable correspondence with friends such as Jesse Ricks and George A. Cooke frequently includes political gossip. Much of the material from 1938 and 1939 relates to Woodson's gathering of materials for his book on William Goebel, 
                 The First New Dealer . There are also typescripts of speeches and newspaper columns and a small amount of printed matter in the collection. The collection includes a photograph of the Democratic National Committee from 1912. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged by subject. 
         
         
             Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932 
             Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956 
             Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 
             Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991 
             Cobb, Irvin S.,  (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944 
             Cooke, G.A.,  (George Albert), 1865-1939 
             Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948 
             Democratic Party. (Ky.) 
             Democratic Party. (U.S.) 
             Farley, James A.,  (James Aloysius), 1888-1976 
             Goebel, William, 1856-1900 
             Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955 
             Johnson, Keen, 1896-1970 
             Krock, Arthur, 1886-1974 
             Laffoon, Ruby, 1869-1941 
             Mencken, H. L.,  (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 
             Ricks, Jesse J.,  (Jesse Jay), d. 1944 
             Roosevelt, Franklin D.,  (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 
             Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981 
             Governors--Kentucky. 
             Journalists. 
             Kentucky--Politics and government--19th century. 
             Kentucky--Politics and government--20th century. 
             Newspaper publishing--Kentucky. 
             Notes. 
             Politicians. 
             United States--Politics and government--20th century. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Correspondence, 
                     I. 
                     1923-1939 
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee, 
                         1 
                         10 
                         1932 January 9-May 23 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee, 
                         1 
                         11 
                         1932 May 24-June 27 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee, 
                         2 
                         1 
                         1932 July 4-October 17 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee, 
                         2 
                         2 
                         1932 October 18-December 31 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee, 
                         2 
                         4 
                         1933 January-April 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee, 
                         5 
                         6 
                         1938 January-April  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee, 
                         5 
                         7 
                         1938 May-July  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee, 
                         5 
                         8 
                         1938 August-November  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee, 
                         6 
                         1 
                         1938 November-December  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee-Alien Property Custodian, 
                         3 
                         3 
                         1934 April-June 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee-Alien Property Custodian Appointment, 
                         3 
                         4 
                         1934 July-October 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee-Alien Property Custodian Appointment, 
                         3 
                         5 
                         1934 November-December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee-Alien Property Custodian Apointment, 
                         3 
                         8 
                         1935 July-December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee-Department of Justice Appointment, 
                         3 
                         6 
                         1935 January-April 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee-Department of Justice Appointment, 
                         3 
                         7 
                         1935 May-June 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee Political, 
                         1 
                         7 
                         1 
                         6 
                         1931 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee-Political Appointments, 
                         2 
                         6 
                         1933 July-August 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee-Political Appointments, 
                         2 
                         7 
                         1933 September-December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             Owensboro Messenger , 
                         2 
                         3 
                         1932 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             Owensboro Messenger  sale, 
                         1 
                         3 
                         1928 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Personal, 
                         2 
                         8 
                         1931-1933 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Personal, 
                         4 
                         2 
                         1934-1935 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Personal, 
                         5 
                         1 
                         1936 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Political, 
                         6 
                         4 
                         1939 January-March  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Political, 
                         6 
                         5 
                         1939 April-June  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Railroad Acquisition, 
                         1 
                         1 
                         1923 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Railroad Commission, 
                         1 
                         2 
                         1926 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Registration Political, 
                         6 
                         6 
                         1939 July-August  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Retirement Congratulations (newspaper), 
                         1 
                         4 
                         1929 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Unidentified, 
                         1 
                         8 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         William Goebel Research 
                             The First New Dealer , 
                         7 
                         4 
                         1939 January-March  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         William Goebel Research 
                             The First New Dealer , 
                         6 
                         8 
                         6 
                         9 
                         1936-1938 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Papers, 
                     II. 
                     1898-1939 
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee, 
                         1 
                         5 
                         1930 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee Alien Property Custodian, 
                         3 
                         1 
                         1934 January 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee Alien Property Custodian, 
                         3 
                         2 
                         1934 February-April 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee Appointments, 
                         5 
                         2 
                         1937 January-April  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee Appointments, 
                         5 
                         3 
                         1937 May-June  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee Appointments, 
                         5 
                         4 
                         1937 July-December  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee Photograph 
                         7 
                         7 
                         1912 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee Political Appointments, 
                         2 
                         5 
                         1933 May-June 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee Political Appointments, 
                         4 
                         3 
                         1936 January-March 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee Political Appointments, 
                         4 
                         4 
                         1936 April-May  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee Political Appointments, 
                         4 
                         5 
                         1936 June-July  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee Political Appointments, 
                         4 
                         6 
                         1936 August-September  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic National Committee Political Appointments, 
                         4 
                         7 
                         1936 October-December  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Democratic Victory Dinner and Receipts, 
                         5 
                         5 
                         1937 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             The First New Dealer  Publishers, 
                         7 
                         6 
                         1939 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Greenriver Property Investigation Oil Leasing, 
                         6 
                         2 
                         1938 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Irvin S. Cobb 
                             Moments of Big Trials , 
                         7 
                         8 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         The National Young Republicans Contributors, 
                         2 
                         9 
                         1933 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Pamphlets, Clippings, 
                         1 
                         9 
                         1898-1931 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Pandennis Club, 
                         4 
                         1 
                         1935 May 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         
                             Recollections of William Jennings Bryan  by Urey Woodson, 
                         7 
                         9 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Telegrams and Receipts, 
                         6 
                         3 
                         1938 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         William Goebel Research 
                             The First New Dealer , 
                         6 
                         7 
                         1933 November 1 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         William Goebel Research 
                             The First New Dealer , 
                         7 
                         2 
                         7 
                         1 
                         1938