Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Marie Louise Kellogg road trip diary

Abstract

The Marie Louise Kellogg road trip diary (dated 1915; 0.055 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents a road trip taken by Marie Kellogg with family and friends from Kentucky to California in the summer of 1915.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Marie Louise Kellogg road trip diary
Creator
Kellogg, Marie Louise
Extent
0.055 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Travel.
Automobile travel
Hotels.
Entertainment events
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
2009ms132.0659: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Marie Louise Kellogg road trip diary, 1915, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Marie Louise Kellogg (1899-1980) was born in Kentucky to March C. Kellogg (1873-1942) and Louise Bright (1874-1958). In 1920, Marie married Thomas C. McCown (1896-1960); together the couple had two children, Ann (1921-1941) and Marie (1924-2011).
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 Marie Louise Kellogg road trip diary (dated 1915; 0.055 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents a road trip taken by Marie Kellogg with family and friends from Kentucky to California in the summer of 1915. In the diary, Marie lists every city that the group stops in, covering Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California. Each daily entry begins with when the group started the next leg of the journey, from there she details sights seen on the drive, where they stopped for lunch, opinions on their lodging, wandering about the towns they stopped in, going to shows and recitals, car troubles, spending time on the beach, and visiting friends along the way.
The Marie Louise Kellogg road trip diary 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

Marie Louise Kellogg road trip diary, 1915

  • Box WH-65, folder 2
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