Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Bedford, Kentucky school teacher diary

Abstract

The Bedford, Kentucky school teacher diary (dated 1945; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents the day-to-day life of an unidentified female teacher in Northern Kentucky in 1945.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Bedford, Kentucky school teacher diary
Extent
0.04 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Christian education.
Education, Rural -- Kentucky.
Education, Secondary
Food -- Preservation.
Rationing -- United States.
Women teachers.
World War, 1939-1945.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete series based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0240: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Bedford, Kentucky school teacher diary, 1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available on Bedford, Kentucky teacher.
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 Bedford, Kentucky school teacher diary (dated 1945; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents the day-to-day life of an unidentified female teacher in Northern Kentucky in 1945. The entries detail the author's experiences as a teacher, what subjects and grades she taught, how many students attended, watching the school's sports teams play, working with other teachers, attending meetings, and cleaning up the school. Some entries discuss visits from friends and family, writing letters, dealing with gas rationing, having to be approved to get new tires, and her reaction to the death of President Franklin Roosevelt. She also writes about her participation in the Christian Church and food preservation procedures.
The Bedford, Kentucky school teacher diary 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
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

Bedford, Kentucky school teacher diary, 1945

  • Box 267, folder 7
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