Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: William I. Lally letters

Abstract

The William I. Lally letters (dated 1918-1938, undated; 0.04 cubic feet; 2 folders) comprises letters sent to William I. Lally during the early twentieth century while living in Louisville, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: William I. Lally letters
Creator
Lally, William I.
Extent
0.04 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Family.
Death
Mayors -- Kentucky -- Louisville
Schools.
Catholicism
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Hanna Rumbarger
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0793: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: William I. Lally letters, 1918-1938, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
William I. Lally (1899-1972) and wife, Anna C. Lally (1899-1985), lived together in Louisville, Kentucky with their four children, Mary Lally Rupp (1918-1938), Dorothy A. Lally (b.1925), William Lally Jr. (b. 1931), and Rita M. Lally. According to the 1930 US Census, William Lally worked as a clerk in the railroad industry.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The William I. Lally letters (dated 1918-1938, undated; 0.04 cubic feet; 2 folders) comprises letters sent to William I. Lally during the early twentieth century while living in Louisville, Kentucky. William Lally receives condolences for the death of his daughter Mary in 1938. These condolence letters come from William's two sisters and family friends. He also receives a letter from a friend that discusses their dislike of the public schools in Louisville, and the decision to send their children to a private, Catholic school. William Lally was also friends with the mayor of Louisville, Neville Miller and this collection includes a letter from Miller to Lally. There is one letter in this collection sent to William's son from a teacher at his private school asking what his plans are for after finishing school.
The William I. Lally letters collection is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Letters to William I. Lally, 1924-1938, undated

  • Box WH-83, folder 16
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Letter to William I. Lally Jr., 1918

  • Box WH-83, folder 17
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