Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Cleo McCann papers

Abstract

The Cleo McCann papers (dated 1905-1920, undated; 0.06 cubic feet; 2 folders) comprises letters and newspapers that document the lives of friends and family of Cleo McCann in Kentucky in the early twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Cleo McCann papers
Creator
McCann, Cleo
Extent
0.06 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Correspondence.
Family.
Travel.
World War, 1914-1918.
Health
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
2009ms132.0882: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Cleo McCann papers, 1905-1920, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Cleo McCann (1882-1973) was born in Kentucky to John W. McCann (1859-1940) and Martha L. Hook (1861-1944). She worked as a stenographer. She potentially married at some point, due to her last name being listed as Denison on her headstone. 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 Cleo McCann papers (dated 1905-1920, undated; 0.06 cubic feet; 2 folders) comprises letters and newspapers that document the lives of friends and family of Cleo McCann in Kentucky in the early twentieth century. The letters come from friends and family, describing trips taken, spending time with family, personal health, encounters with old friends, employment, and business meetings. The newspapers are from West Point, Kentucky, and detail daily life in a small community and their efforts to support the war effort and soldiers.
The Cleo McCann papers 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 Cleo McCann, 1905-1920, undated

  • Box WH-107, folder 1
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The Community Builder newspapers, 1918

  • Box WH-107, folder 2
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