Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Reverend Bruce Walter letters

Abstract

The Reverend Bruce Walter letters (dated 1920-1924; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters sent to Bruce from his best friend Robert Anderson that document the education and fledgling career of a young pastor in Kentucky, Indiana, and New Jersey in the 1920s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Reverend Bruce Walter letters
Creator
Walter, Bruce
Extent
0.05 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Male friendship -- United States -- History.
Religious education
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0534: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Reverend Bruce Walter letters, 1920-1924, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Bruce Walter was a reverend who lived and worked in Ohio. No other biographical information available.
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 Reverend Bruce Walter letters (dated 1920-1924; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters sent to Bruce from his best friend Robert Anderson that document the education and fledgling career of a young pastor in Kentucky, Indiana, and New Jersey in the 1920s. In the letters, Robert wrote about his senior year at Asbury University, pranks he pulls with other seniors, attending chapel, seeing a number of performances, meeting women, visits from his mother, moving to Indiana and New Jersey, and thanks for an engagement gift.
The Reverend Bruce Walter letters are 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

Robert Anderson letters to Bruce Walter, 1920-1924

  • Box WH-41, folder 10
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