Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Joseph Fredrick Adler English exercise book

Abstract

The Joseph Fredrick Adler English exercise book (dated 1901-1902; 0.09 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises an English language exercise book used by Joseph Fredrick Adler, a German immigrant living in Louisville, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Joseph Fredrick Adler English exercise book
Creator
Adler, Joseph Frederick
Extent
0.09 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Short stories, American.
German Americans.
English literature.
Foreign study.
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
2009ms132.0592: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Joseph Fredrick Adler English exercise book, 1901-1902, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Joseph Frederick Adler emigrated from Germany and lived in Louisville, Kentucky. 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 Joseph Fredrick Adler English exercise book (dated 1901-1902; 0.09 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises an English language exercise book used by Joseph Fredrick Adler, a German immigrant living in Louisville, Kentucky. Adler would practice writing short stories in English as well as revising drafts of letters to his cousin Matthew. The short stories would be childlike or fables, and contain life or moral lessons. His letters to Matthew would discuss the weather in Louisville, Kentucky where Adler lived and worked. The back of the exercise book features an account records of different plants, flowers and berries sold by Adler.
The Joseph Fredrick Adler English exercise book 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

Exercise book, 1901-1902

  • Box WH-52, folder 3
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