Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Young woman's travel scrapbooks

Abstract

The Young woman's travel scrapbooks (dated 1937-1938; 0.47 cubic feet; 1 box, 2 items) comprise two scrapbooks that document the travels taken by a young Kentucky woman and her friends across the United States in the 1930s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Young woman's travel scrapbooks
Extent
0.47 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Automobile travel
Postcards -- 20th century.
Travel.
Travel costs.
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
2009ms132.0447: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Young woman's travel scrapbooks, 1937-1938, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The young woman was a resident of Kentucky in the 1930s. No other biographical information available.
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 Young woman's travel scrapbooks (dated 1937-1938; 0.47 cubic feet; 1 box, 2 items) comprise two scrapbooks that document the travels taken by a young Kentucky woman and her friends across the United States in the 1930s. States visited on the trips include Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. In the scrapbooks are postcards from locations visited, menus from restaurants and clubs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a running commentary of the trip. In the back of the 1937 trip scrapbook there is a breakdown of miles traveled, gallons of gas used, and cost and location of each refueling.
The Young woman's travel scrapbooks are 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

Silver and black scrapbook, 1937

  • Box 1, item 1
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Gold and black scrapbook, 1938

  • Box 1, item 2
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