Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Budget book of Seymour, Indiana family

Abstract

The Budget book of Seymour, Indiana family (dated 1945; 0.06 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one budget tracking book that documents the day-to-day expenses incurred by a family living in Seymour, Indiana in 1945.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Budget book of Seymour, Indiana family
Extent
0.06 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Budgets.
Family.
Family budgets.
Households -- Accounting.
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
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0451: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Budget book of Seymour, Indiana family, 1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available on Seymour, Indiana family.
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 Budget book of Seymour, Indiana family (dated 1945; 0.056 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one budget tracking book that documents the day-to-day expenses incurred by a family living in Seymour, Indiana in 1945. The book provides space for the family to input their daily living expenses, including groceries, taxes, house payments, gas for a car, recreational activities, and insurance. There is also a location where the family can calculate their remaining bank balance after monthly expenses are paid. The back of the book includes rules on etiquette, how to set a table, household tips and tricks, recipes, conversion charts, and hints for saving money.
The Budget book of Seymour, Indiana family 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

Budget book, 1945

  • Box WH-27, folder 2
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