Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Evelyn Hayden Bailey travel diary

Abstract

The Evelyn Hayden Bailey travel diary (dated 1929; 0.09 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents the European travels of Evelyn Bailey in the summer of 1929.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Evelyn Hayden Bailey travel diary
Date
1929 (inclusive)
Extent
0.09 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Travel.
Ocean travel
Tourism.
Hospitality.
Friendship.
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
2009ms132.1050: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Evelyn Hayden Bailey travel diary, 1929, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Evelyn Hayden Bailey (1901-1970) was born in Kentucky to Smith Thomas Bailey (1859-1947) and Emma Mitchell (1862-1938). Evelyn worked as a teacher in Louisville, Kentucky. She never married.
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 Evelyn Hayden Bailey travel diary (dated 1929; 0.09 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents the European travels of Evelyn Bailey in the summer of 1929. The trip went to Canada, Scotland, England, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and France. In the diary, she details the people she meets on the ship, daily activities offered, the weather, and the routine of the ship's crew for the journey to Europe. Once in Europe she writes about the various cities visited, attractions, museums, and sights seen; attending various lunches and dinners with new friends, the after effects of the war on Europe, traveling by boat and train to reach destinations, descriptions of what life is like in different places, and the subsequent journey home.
The Evelyn Hayden Bailey travel 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
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

Evelyn Hayden Bailey travel diary, 1929

  • Box WH-146, folder 1
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