Bowmar family papers

Abstract

The Bowmar family papers consist of correspondence, records, and legal documents relating to the Woodford Sun Company and the Woodford Sun newspaper in Versailles, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Bowmar family papers
Date
1866-1934
Extent
0.45 Cubic feet
Subjects
Newspaper industry--Kentucky--Lexington--1860-1900
Newspapers--Ownership.
Small business--Kentucky--History.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged by material type. The correspondence has been arranged chronologically within the folder with undated items coming at the end of the folder.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Greg Seltzer
Preferred Citation
56M297 : [identification of item], Bowmar family papers, 1866-1934, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Bowmar family owned the Woodford Sun newspaper from the late-1870s until 1942. The newspaper was based in Versailles, Kentucky, and was a consolidation of two other papers, the Woodford Weekly and the Midway Sun. Those two papers were consolidated by Reverend Benjamin Deering, who briefly owned the Woodford Weekly in the 1870s.
Scope and Content
The Bowmar family papers consist of correspondence, records, and legal documents relating to the Woodford Sun Company and the Woodford Sun newspaper in Versailles, Kentucky. Members of the Bowmar family involved with the Woodford Sun Company included A.A. Bowmar, D.M. Bowmar, and Marie Bowmar. Also included are a book of a child's drawings and some wedding announcements.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note 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.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1866-1934

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Woodford Sun Company records book, 1892-1933

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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