Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: New Albany Business College scrapbook

Abstract

The New Albany Business College scrapbook (dated 1870-1887; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one scrapbook that documents the major events during the late nineteenth century affecting the students and staff of the New Albany Business College in New Albany, Indiana.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: New Albany Business College scrapbook
Date
1870-1887 (inclusive)
Extent
0.02 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Universities and colleges.
Business cards.
Death
Marriage
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
Hanna Rumbarger
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0739: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: New Albany Business College scrapbook, 1870-1887, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The New Albany Business College was located in New Albany, Indiana. No information available on scrapbook creator.
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 New Albany Business College scrapbook (dated 1870-1887; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one scrapbook that documents the major events during the late nineteenth century affecting the students and staff of the New Albany Business College in New Albany, Indiana. The first part of this scrapbook is an address book and has three single sheets from another note book in the inside cover that include lists of facts, births and deaths. The second part of this scrapbook has sections of various newspaper clippings and articles that document the date and death of past students and staff of the college. One of the newspaper articles shares the news of one of the professors murdering a man that supposedly was having an affair with his wife. The third part of the scrapbook has multiple business cards, commencement programs and other flyers related to the college glued on to the pages. No author is listed in the scrapbook.
The New Albany Business College scrapbook 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

New Albany Business College scrapbook, 1870-1887

  • Box WH-81, folder 4
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