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         57m18 
         
             
                 Marvin Nell Darnell papers, 1898-1955
                     57M18 
                 
                 Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess 
             
             
                 
                     
                 
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
                 
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             Marvin Nell Darnell papers 
             57M18 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 3.75 Cubic feet 
                 8 boxes, 1 item, 1 folder 
             
             1898-1955 
             
                 Darnell, Marvin Nell, 1880-1957 
             
         
         
             Custodial History note 
             Darnell, Dorothy. Gift, September 21, 1957. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             The physical rights to materials in this collection belong to the University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             57M18: [Identification of item], Marvin Nell Darnell papers, 1898-1955, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Biographical note 
             Born in Adair County, Kentucky, Marvin Nell moved to Frankfort in 1896 and married James Samuel Darnell in 1901. Governor Flem Sampson appointed Darnell to the position of director and executive secretary of the first Kentucky State Park Commission in 1928. As director, she secured federal funds for the George Rogers Clark federal monument at Pioneer Memorial State Park in Harrodsburg. She also participated in the dedication of the Lincoln Marriage Temple in 1931. Darnell was very active in Republican party politics, both on the speaking circuit and at the organizational level, as well as a frequent supporter of women's club activities. 
             Source: 
             
                 Marvin Nell. 
                 Family Tree Maker Online . 2009. Web. 2 December, 2011. 
             Robertson, Christina. 
                 My Irish/Greek Family. 
                 Rootsweb . Ancestry.com. 22 October 2008. Web. 2 December 2011. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Marvin Nell Darnell papers comprise materials relating to Darnell's work on the Kentucky State Parks Commission. Included are correspondence; financial papers regarding state park expenses; a bound volume of 
                 Minutes, Orders and Records  of the Kentucky State Parks Commission business; dedication speeches; and promotional materials for multiple state parks in Kentucky. A large portion of the material revolves around the Pioneer Memorial State Park, the Lincoln Marriage Temple, and Old Fort Harrod State Park. A manuscript journal records the Darnells' trip through the northeast in 1921. The collection also contains numerous materials pertaining to Kentucky history, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Heritage Program, and various other places and events. Noteworthy items include the folder regarding Governor Laffoon’s administration and Darnell’s final days as the State Parks Commission director, souvenir programs about the Kentucky state capital, and copies of the 
                 George Washington Bicentennial News . 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             The collection is arranged by subject. 
         
         
             Cumberland Falls State Park (Ky.). 
             Ephraim McDowell House (Danville, Ky.). 
             Kentucky. Dept. of Parks. 
             Liberty Hall (Frankfort, Ky.). 
             Lincoln Marriage Temple (Harrodsburg, Ky.). 
             Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 
             Natural Bridge State Resort Park (Ky.). 
             Correspondence. 
             Frankfort (Ky.) 
             Harrodsburg (Ky.)--History. 
             Parks--Kentucky. 
             Women--Political activity--Kentucky. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Correspondence 
                     I 
                     1921-1945 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Correspondence series contains letters to and from Darnell regarding State Park Commission business, including the Lincoln Marriage Temple dedication and events at the Pioneer Memorial State Park in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The file containing letters from Governor Laffoon's administration regarding Darnell's last days as State Park Commission's executive secretary is of particular note. 
                 
                 
                     
                         1925-1931 
                         2 
                         1 
                         1925-1931 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         1945, undated 
                         2 
                         2 
                         1945, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         State Park Commission 
                         2 
                         3 
                         1921 August- 1933 August 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs 
                         2 
                         4 
                         1931 January-June 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         War Department 
                         2 
                         5 
                         1931 May-December 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         George D. Pratt 
                         2 
                         6 
                         1932 June- 1933 October 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Laffoon's Administration 
                         2 
                         7 
                         1932 February-May 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Boonesboro 
                         2 
                         8 
                         1933-1934 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         D.A.R. Dedications and Memorials 
                         2 
                         9 
                         1928-1930 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Lincoln Temple Dedication 
                         2 
                         10 
                         1931-1932 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Pioneer Memorial 
                         2 
                         11 
                         1931-1932, undated 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Financial papers 
                     II 
                     1928-1932 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Financial papers series contains expense account records for the State Park Commission, including Darnell's travel expenses, and a record of salaries for the Park Commission employees. Also included are financial records for the Natural Bridge, Blue Licks, and Blue and Gray state parks. 
                 
                 
                     
                         State Park Commission expense accounts 
                         3 
                         1 
                         1931 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Legal and Financial Papers, Natural Bridge, Blue Licks, and Blue and Gray State Parks 
                         3 
                         2 
                         1930-1931 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Natural Bridge financials 
                         3 
                         3 
                         1928-1932 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Journal 
                     III 
                     7 
                     10 
                     1921 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     A manuscript journal records the Darnells' trip through the northeast in 1921. 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Speeches 
                     IV 
                     1928-1939 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Speeches series contains typed copies of speeches given at events and dedications at state parks, such as Pioneer Memorial State Park, Kentucky Natural Bridge State Park, and the Lincoln Marriage Temple. Also included are political speeches by Governor Flem Sampson and a radio address by Darnell. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Speeches 
                         2 
                         12 
                         1928-1939 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Speeches, Dedications, and Programs 
                         2 
                         13 
                         1930-1938 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Darnell Radio Address 
                         2 
                         14 
                         1931 May 28 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Subject Files 
                     V 
                     1898-1955 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Subject Files series contains promotional materials and event programs from various state parks in Kentucky. Informational brochures, souvenir programs, invitations, and newspapers also feature prominently. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Abraham Lincoln Foundation and Memorial University 
                         5 
                         13 
                         1929-1930, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         American Flag 
                         6 
                         3 
                         1916-1945 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         The American Heritage Program 
                         1 
                         4 
                         1948, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         The American Heritage Program and Freedom Train 
                         6 
                         2 
                         1936-1949 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Armistice Day 
                         6 
                         4 
                         1933, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Art 
                         7 
                         2 
                         1925-1933, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Barbourville Park 
                         3 
                         4 
                         1929 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Blue and Gray State Park 
                         3 
                         5 
                         1929-1930 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Blue Licks Park 
                         3 
                         6 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Breaks of the Big Sandy 
                         3 
                         7 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Butler Memorial Park 
                         3 
                         8 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         A Century of Progress with Frankfort 
                         1 
                         3 
                         1949 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Character 
                         8 
                         1 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Christmas 
                         8 
                         2 
                         1936-1948 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         The Club Woman and Insurance 
                         7 
                         5 
                         1925-1931 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Columbus Battlefield 
                         3 
                         9 
                         1930, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Cumberland Falls 
                         3 
                         10 
                         1929-1931, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Cumberland Falls State Park 
                         3 
                         11 
                         1931, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Cumberland State Park 
                         3 
                         12 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Constitution 
                         7 
                         6 
                         1936 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         D.A.R. History and Correspondence 
                         6 
                         1 
                         1935, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Ephraim McDowell 
                         6 
                         5 
                         1932-1939 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Flood photographs 
                         5 
                         12 
                         1937, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Frankfort 
                         5 
                         5 
                         1898, 1941, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Frankfort Sesquicentennial 
                         5 
                         4 
                         1936 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         George Washington Bicentennial 
                         6 
                         6 
                         1931-1932, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         George Washington Bicentennial News 
                         1 
                         5 
                         1931 February-March 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Glass 
                         6 
                         7 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Harrodsburg brochures 
                         3 
                         13 
                         1931, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Harrodsburg Dedication programs 
                         3 
                         15 
                         1934 November 16 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Harrodsburg Monument Dedications 
                         3 
                         14 
                         1932-1934 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Harrodsburg printed materials 
                         3 
                         16 
                         1929-1949 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         History of Money 
                         6 
                         8 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Invitations and programs 
                         7 
                         3 
                         1920-1938 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky brochures 
                         4 
                         11 
                         1931, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky Capitol brochures 
                         5 
                         6 
                         1939, 1945, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky Club Woman 
                         7 
                         4 
                         1924-1925 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky Inaugural Programs 
                         6 
                         9 
                         1943-1955 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky News 
                         5 
                         3 
                         1930-1939, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky printed materials 
                         5 
                         2 
                         1929-1934 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky souvenir programs 
                         5 
                         1 
                         1924, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky State Fair 
                         3 
                         17 
                         1928 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky's New Capitol 
                         5 
                         7 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Laurel County Information Series 
                         5 
                         9 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Lewis A. Tarascon, "To the people of the United States...", broadside photocopy 
                         OVF-22 
                         undated  
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Liberty Hall 
                         5 
                         10 
                         1940, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Lincoln 
                         6 
                         10 
                         1931-1937, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Lincoln Lore Journal 
                         3 
                         18 
                         1931 June- 1932 April, 1940 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Lincoln Marriage Temple 
                         4 
                         1-2 
                         1931-1939 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Lincoln Memorial University 50th anniversary 
                         5 
                         14 
                         1941 January 27 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Minor Clark home 
                         5 
                         11 
                         1955 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Minutes, Kentucky State Park Commission 
                         1 
                         1928 May 1-1932 May 1 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Mountain Laurel Festival 
                         4 
                         3 
                         1931 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Old Governor's Mansion 
                         5 
                         8 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Old Mulkey Meeting House 
                         4 
                         6 
                         1931 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Pamphlets 
                         4 
                         8 
                         1929-1931, undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Patriotism 
                         8 
                         3 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Personality 
                         8 
                         4 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Philosophy 
                         8 
                         5 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Pioneer Park programs and correspondence 
                         4 
                         4 
                         1930 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Piqua-Ohio Centennial 
                         4 
                         5 
                         1930-1937 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Presidential Inaugurations 
                         7 
                         1 
                         1933, 1953 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Printed Materials 
                         7 
                         7-8 
                         1925-1951 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Samuel Woodfill mural 
                         4 
                         7 
                         1939 August 10 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Shakespeare 
                         8 
                         6 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         State park brochures 
                         4 
                         9 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         State park programs 
                         4 
                         10 
                         1921-1936 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         War and Patriotism 
                         7 
                         9 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Wife of Hippocrates 
                         8 
                         7 
                         undated