Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Simo Galve papers

Abstract

The Simo Galve papers (dated 1929-1967, undated; 0.17 cubic feet; 5 folders) comprises the legal and professional papers of a Filipino immigrant named Simo Galve during the early years of the twentieth century in the United States.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Simo Galve papers
Date
1929-1967, undated (inclusive)
Creator
Galve, Zosimo A.
Extent
0.17 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Automobile trains.
Legal documents.
Letters.
Railroad travel.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Hanna Rumbarger
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0637: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Simo Galve papers, 1929-1967, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Zosimo "Simo" Apostol Galve (1892-1980) was born in Buenavista Iloilo, Philippines and immigrated to the United States in 1917 according to Federal Naturalization Records. He married Gertrude Wienke (b. 1890) in 1918 and the couple lived in Colorado, Illinois and Kentucky. They were divorced by 1945. 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 Simo Galve papers (dated 1929-1967, undated; 0.17 cubic feet; 5 folders) comprises the legal and professional papers of a Filipino immigrant named Simo Galve during the early years of the twentieth century in the United States. This collection features paperwork for naturalization as well as Galve's passport. According to a certificate of employment, Galve worked at the Pullman Company, a railroad car manufacturer. Galve's employee identification card listed his job title as a chef. Also featured in this collection are identification cards for entry and work in Mexico, a Christmas card from Sweden and multiple photographs of railroad cars and automobiles.
The Simo Galve papers 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

Photographs, 1929-1941, 1967, undated

  • Box WH-56, folder 6
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Mexico travel identification cards, 1929-1952

  • Box WH-56, folder 7
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Passport and naturalization papers, 1940-1947

  • Box WH-56, folder 8
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Letters to Simo Galve, 1942, undated

  • Box WH-56, folder 9
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The Pullman Company papers, 1943-1958, undated

  • Box WH-56, folder 10
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