Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Helen Stapp notebook

Abstract

The Helen Stapp notebook (dated 1922-1923; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one notebook that documents the study of the discovery, colonization, and independence of America by Helen Stapp in the 1920s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Helen Stapp notebook
Date
1922-1923 (inclusive)
Creator
Stapp, Helen
Extent
0.05 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Notebooks.
Education
Students.
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
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.1002: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Helen Stapp notebook, 1922-1923, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Helen Stapp (b. 1907) was born in Lancaster, Kentucky to Forest Stapp (1873-1944) and Mary Burton (1873-1962). In 1926, she married Ollie Johnson (b. 1904). 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 Helen Stapp notebook (dated 1922-1923; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one notebook that documents the study of the discovery, colonization, and independence of America by Helen Stapp in the 1920s. The notebook begins with the discovery of America by Europeans, describes what the Europeans found and who they encountered, the building of various colonies by the British and Spanish, legislation passed by the British government toward American colonies, the pushback by colonists and its subsequent turn to calls for independence, the Continental Congress and the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, major participants in the battles, and the treaty between the Colonies and the British granting them their independence.
The Helen Stapp notebook 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

Helen Stapp notebook, 1922-1923

  • Box WH-129, folder 8
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