Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Eulalah Manning correspondence

Abstract

The Eulala Manning correspondence (dated 1931-1942, bulk 1931-1932; 0.11 cubic feet; 4 folders) comprises correspondence to her parents in Milltown, Indiana that document life on the rural plains of Wyoming during the Depression.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Eulalah Manning correspondence
Creator
Manning, Eulalah, 1886-1972
Extent
0.11 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
General stores.
Great Depression
Ranches
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
2009ms132.0079: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Eulalah Manning correspondence, 1931-1942, bulk 1931-1932, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Eulalah M. McMichael Manning (1886-1972) was born in Crawford, Indiana to Reverend William S. McMichael (1852-1940) and Alena T. McMichael (1852-1935). She married widower Edgar Wallace Manning (1882-1947) on June 18, 1931; at that time, Eulalah moved to Bear Creek, Wyoming to be with her husband who had a general merchandise store and ranch in the area.
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 Eulala Manning correspondence (dated 1931-1942, bulk 1931-1932; 0.11 cubic feet; 4 folders) comprises correspondence to her parents in Milltown, Indiana that document life on the rural plains of Wyoming during the Depression. The topics discussed in the letters include small town life, helping her husband with his general store, visits and interactions with her stepdaughters, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, and the weather.
The Eulalah M. Manning correspondence 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 The 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

Eulalah Manning correspondence, 1931 December-1932 January

  • Box 43, folder 13
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Eulalah Manning correspondence, 1932 February-March 10

  • Box 43, folder 14
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Eulalah Manning correspondence, 1932 March 25-August 26

  • Box 43, folder 15
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Eulalah Manning correspondence, 1936-1942

  • Box 43, folder 16
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