Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: William S. Giltner lecture notes

Abstract

The William S. Giltner lecture notes (dated 1852-1854; 0.36 cubic feet; 4 folders) comprise seven notebooks that contain notes from lectures attended by William Giltner at Bethany College in West Virginia in the 1850s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: William S. Giltner lecture notes
Date
1852-1854 (inclusive)
Creator
Giltner, William S.
Extent
0.36 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Notebooks.
Courses and lectures.
Education, Higher.
Religion
College students.
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
2009ms132.1107: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: William S. Giltner lecture notes, 1852-1854, date, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
William S. Giltner (1827-1921) was born in Paris, Kentucky to John Giltner (1796-1863) and Rosanna Snyder (1798-1838). In 1853, he married Sarah Elizabeth Raines (1838-1894) and together they had six children: Anabel (1858-1942), Elizabeth Drane (1862-1932), Leigh Gordon (1867-1940), William Henry (1871-1937), Robert Raines (1872-1943), and Frank Carlton (1876-1935). After the passing of his first wife, he married a second time to Mary Ellen Ogdon (1835-1920) in 1900. William S. attended Bethany College in West Virginia in the 1850s. In 1852, he was ordained as a Christian minister and was active in the Disciples of Christ church for over 40 years. In 1888, he founded the Eminence College, and was president until its closure in 1894. He was a member of the Eminence I.O.O.F. lodge, No. 140, having signed the charter in 1858.
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 William S. Giltner lecture notes (dated 1852-1854; 0.36 cubic feet; 4 folders) comprise seven notebooks that contain notes from lectures attended by William Giltner at Bethany College in West Virginia in the 1850s. The notes include information on chemistry and the physical sciences, however the majority of the lecture notes are on excerpts from the Christian bible. He breaks down the interpretations of verses from the bible and the questions and conversations that could come from the reading of said verses. The notes also include discussions of how to apply the interpretations into everyday life and being good Christians.
The William S. Giltner lecture notes 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
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

William S. Giltner lecture notes, 1852

  • Box WH-158, folder 2
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William S. Giltner lecture notes, 1852

  • Box WH-158, folder 3
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William S. Giltner lecture notes, 1852-1854

  • Box WH-158, folder 4
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William S. Giltner lecture notes, 1853-1854

  • Box WH-158, folder 5
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