Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Arthur W. Janowitz scrapbooks

Abstract

The Arthur W. Janowitz scrapbooks (dated 1909-1916; 0.20 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises two scrapbooks that document the travels taken by Arthur Janowitz in the United States and Canada in 1909 and 1916.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Arthur W. Janowitz scrapbooks
Creator
Janowitz, Arthur W.
Extent
0.20 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Travel.
Railroad travel.
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Pictorial works
Young men -- United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Manufacturing industries -- United States
Friendship.
Pennsylvania
Tourism.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0890: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Arthur W. Janowitz scrapbooks, 1909-1916, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Arthur W. Janowitz (1887-1964) was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Joseph Janowitz (1862-1929) and Ida Wolf (1864-1967). He attended the Case School of Applied Science, now the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, and studied electrical engineering. In 1917, he married Evelyn Loeser (1892-1973). Later in life, he worked as an electrical engineer for General Electric.
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 Arthur W. Janowitz scrapbooks (dated 1909-1916; 0.20 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises two scrapbooks that document the travels taken by Arthur Janowitz in the United States and Canada in 1909 and 1916. In 1909, Janowitz travels to New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania with his electrical engineering classmates to visit numerous power and manufacturing plants. He details his companions and their chaperone, catching the train to each location, antics they got up to in the hotels they stayed in, running into girls on the trip, plants they toured, alumni and family members they visited, sightseeing, attempts to visit with their senator and President Taft, having to change plans on the fly, and discussions on the work completed at the plants they visited. Janowitz includes numerous photographs of their trip in the book as well, describing what is being shown and who might be in the picture. Among the plants visited include: Acheson Oildag Company, Niagara Falls Power Company, International Paper Company, Cataract Power and Conduit Company, General Electric Company, American Locomotive Company, Potomac Power Company, and National Tube Company.
In 1916, Janowitz travels to Canada with his friend Bob Fitzsimmons, and in this book he details their train ride north to Toronto and Muskoka, their accommodations, making friends on the trip, sightseeing around Toronto, taking various steamboat trips in the lakes around Muskoka, going on a twenty-three mile rowboat trip, participating in baseball games, tennis and lawn bowls matches; touring the Canadian National Exhibition, and their return trip home. Alongside the narrative of the trip are photographs taken by both men.
The Arthur W. Janowitz scrapbooks 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

A Story of the Eastern Trip of Senior Electricals, 1909

  • Box 1, item 1
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A Trip to Muskoka, 1916

  • Box 1, item 2
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