Wade Hall papers

Abstract

The Wade Hall papers (dated 1876-1998, undated; 4.1 cubic feet; 9 boxes) comprise the research collected and writings by Bellarmine University professor Wade Hall about civil rights leader Lyman T. Johnson.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall papers
Extent
4.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights -- Kentucky.
Documentary films
Drafts.
School integration.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject and format.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Lucille Sell Mangum
Preferred Citation
2009ms131: [identification of item], Wade Hall papers, 1876-1998, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Wade Hall was born in 1934 near Union Springs, Alabama. He earned degrees from Troy State Teachers College, University of Alabama, and the University of Illinois. He served in the United States Army in Germany during the 1950s. From 1969 until 1996 he taught and served as the Chair of the English and Humanities program at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Throughout his life, he wrote prolifically including biographies, plays, poetry, newspaper articles, and scholarly works. He hosted the television program Wade Hall's Kentucky Desk, on KET's Louisville affiliate. Before Hall's death in 2015, he taught creative writing at a Louisville high-school. In the late 1970's he began conducting oral histories with the civil-rights leader, Lyman T. Johnson. He published the interviews in the book titled The Rest of the Dream: The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson in 1988. WKPC/15, Louisville adapted for Hall's book for the docu-drama Great Leaders: The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson premiering in 1997.
Lyman T. Johnson was born in 1906 in Columbia, Tennessee. His father, the son of a slave, earned his education from black baptist ministers and was the principal College Hill School for black students during Lyman's childhood. Johnson followed his father in the field of education after receiving a bachelor's degree from Virginia Union University and a master's degree from the University of Michigan in 1931. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1948 Johnson filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Kentucky, challenging the law prohibiting blacks and whites from attending the same school. His case was successful and Lyman briefly attended the University of Kentucky's law school. Throughout his life, he continued civil rights work, especially in issues of school desegregation and resources for underprivileged students. He served on the Jefferson County Board of Education beginning in 1978. Lyman T. Johnson returned to Tennessee in 1996 and died in 1997.
Sources:
Obituaries: Wade H. Hall, Legacy.com, https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/wade-hall-obituary?pid=176157550, accessed 2019 October 9.
Writer, professor Wade Hall dies, Bellarmine Magazine, http://www.bellarminemagazine.com/writer-professor-wade-hall-dies/, accessed 2019 October 9.
L. T. Johnson, 91, Plaintiff Who Helped Integrate U. of Kentucky, The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/1997/10/06/us/l-t-johnson-91-plaintiff-who-helped-integrate-u-of-kentucky.html, accessed 2019 October 9.
Scope and Content
The Wade Hall papers (dated 1876-1998, undated; 4.1 cubic feet; 9 boxes) comprise the research collected and writings by Bellarmine University professor Wade Hall about civil rights leader Lyman T. Johnson. The research includes taped oral history interviews, ephemera, event invitations, and programs as well as books and newspaper clippings about Johnson's early life in Tennessee and activism in Kentucky education systems. Also included are photographs Wade Hall obtained of Lyman Johnson, his family, and slides from a trip to Union Springs, Tennessee. The collection also contains the drafts, manuscripts, publication records, and publicity documents for the book by Wade Hall The Rest of the Dream: The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson and the script, press, and production notes for the Louisville Public Broadcasting Corporation affiliate docu-drama based on Hall's research Great Leaders: The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
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

The Rest of the Dream: The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson , 1986-1990, undated

The Rest of the Dream: The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson series, 1986-1990, undated comprises manuscripts and publishing materials for the book by Wade Hall, which is based on oral-history interviews with Lyman T. Johnson. The series includes chapter drafts, drafts with editors' mark up, final manuscripts and the test print of the work. The series also contains correspondence and official documents for the publisher, University of Kentucky Press, book reviews and drafts of lectures by Hall about the publication.

2340 Muhammad Ali Boulevard, undated

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An iconoclast in the classroom, undated

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As a teacher, undated

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As teacher, undated

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At home in Kentucky, undated

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Black colleges, undated

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Black culture, black society and the classes, undated

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Black heroes, undated

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Black in north and south, undated

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Black is Beautiful, undated

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Black Pride, undated

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Black problems, undated

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Blacks and poor whites, undated

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Blacks at work, undated

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Civil Rights, undated

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Civil Rights work, undated

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College, undated

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Conclusion, undated

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Dark days in Columbia, undated

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Draft fragments, undated

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Draft pages, undated

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From the Fort to the Future: A history of education in Kentucky by the people who lived it chapter, 1986

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Heroes, undated

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Indexes, undated

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Interpretation and philosophy of history, undated

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Introduction matter, undated

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Jacket and catalog notes, undated

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Jim Crow days, undated

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Lifting bales and other black vocations, undated

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Louisville, undated

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Militant pacifist, undated

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Muhammad Ali Boulevard, undated

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Navy and philosophy on war, undated

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Notes, undated

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Open of Louisville, undated

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Political activities, undated

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Politics, undated

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Preface, 1988

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Preface, undated

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Race relations, undated

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Race relations today, undated

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Religion, undated

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Running for office and school board, undated

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Segregation and discrimination, undated

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Slavery, undated

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Teacher pay, undated

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The battle is not over, undated

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Title page and first page, undated

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Title: The Rest of the Dream, undated

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Wife, undated

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Draft pages: 1-38, undated

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Draft pages: 1-49, undated

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Draft pages: 1-49, undated

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Draft pages: 1-51, undated

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Draft pages: 1-59, undated

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Draft pages: 1-153, undated

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Draft pages: 23-55, undated

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Draft pages: 60-357, undated

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Draft pages: 192-315, undated

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Draft pages: 274-277, undated

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Draft pages: 358-575, undated

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Draft pages: 370-584, undated

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Draft pages: 385-575, undated

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Draft pages: 547-721, undated

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Draft pages: 585-675, undated

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Draft pages: 697-721, undated

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Manuscript, undated

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Manuscript, final copy, undated

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Author's statement of sales and royalty earned, 1990 March 23

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Book review in Oral History Review, vol. 18 no.1, 1990

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Book review in The Filson Club History Quarterly, vol. 63, no. 4, 1989 October

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Lectures on Lyman Johnson and The Rest of the Dream, 1989, undated

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Lyman T. Johnson manuscript approval, 1988 April 22

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Reader's reports and notes, undated

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Review list, undated

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Transcript, page 6 and page 7, undated

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University Press of Kentucky contract, 1988 June 17

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University Press of Kentucky letters to Wade Hall, 1988-1989

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Test press, undated

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Alternative titles, undated

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Application for summer stipend to complete Lyman T. Johnson oral autobiography, Bellarmine, 1982 February 26

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Bellarmine professor Wade Hall received award on Dec. 10, The New Voice, 1989 December 20

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Book jacket, 1989

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Book Paths, Louisville Free Public Library catalogue highlights, 1989 June/July

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Book review session, Jefferson Community College, announcement, 1989 February 7

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Book reviews (copies), 1988-1990

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Friends of the Library Annual Meeting, Louisville Free Public Library book discussion, 1988 March 5

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Interview transcripts, undated

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers black history month celebration program, 1989

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Kentucky Book Fair, 1988 November 18-19

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Lexington Public Library newsletter, Central Library Grand Opening Week, Lyman Johnson speaker, 1989 May/June

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Louisville and Jefferson County Human Relations Commission autograph party, 1988 December 8

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Manuscript agreement signed by Johnson Hall, 1988 April 22

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Reception invitation, Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Center, University of Kentucky, 1989 February 24

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The Journal of Southern History including book review, 1990 August

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The University Press of Kentucky author's statement, 1989

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The University Press of Kentucky catalogue, 1988-1991

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Great Leaders featuring The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson, WKPC-TV, 1995-1997, undated

The Great Leaders featuring The Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson, WKPC-TV series contains promotional materials like station programs and newspaper clippings, receipts, and script drafts for the docu-drama based on the life of Lyman T. Johnson described in the oral-history interviews conducted by Wade Hall. Also included is the short draft script about the making of the film by Channel 15, WKPC-TV, a Public Broadcasting Service affiliate based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Expense receipts, 1995

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Kentucky Humanities Council documentary grant proposal, 1995 May 12

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On Fifteen member's program guide and fliers, 1997 February-March

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Press clipping, 1996 October 21

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Press clipping, 1997 January 21

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Press release, 1996

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Production notes, undated

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Script, undated

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Script draft, undated

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The making of the rest of the dream script draft, undated

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Solicitation for funding from Ashland Oil Foundation, 1989-1990

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Speech by Wade Hall for the premiere, undated

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Wade Hall letter to Channel 15 supporters, 1996 September 16

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Papers, ephemera and artifact, 1876-1998, undated

The Papers, ephemera, and artifact series, 1876-1997, undated includes short writings by Wade Hall, greetng cards and a letter sent to Wade Hall, and event invitations and programs. It also includes books and books excerpts related to the history of Maury County and Columbia, Tennessee. Notable items include the 1934-1935 Central High School yearbook depicting Lyman T. Johnson and his senior class and a report of the Louisville Board of Education from 1937. The series includes one artifact, and a Johnson family t-shirt with the image of Lyman T. Johnson.

49th Annual Meeting Dinner and Lyman T. Johnson Distinguished Leadership Awards Presentation sponsored by Louisville Central Community Center, Inc. program, 1998 January 29

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A Friend's Farewell to Lyman Tefft Johnson draft, undated

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A Historical Sketch of Maury County, read at the Centennial Celebration in Columbia, Tennessee , 1876 July 4

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Bellarmine College and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Black Caucus African American Read-In schedule, 1994 February 7

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Black Classic Press article, 1996

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Christmas card and envelope from Lyman T. Johnson to Wade Hall, 1992-1993

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Governor's Distinguished Service Medallion program, signed by Lyman Johnson, 1995 November 29

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History of Maury County Tennessee, author and publisher William Bruce Turner, 1955

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Honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Lyman T. Johnson, Bellarmine commencement program, 1987 May 10

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Honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Lyman T. Johnson press release, UKNews, 1979 April 3

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Illustration of Roger Williams University, Nashville, Tennessee from Our Baptist Ministers and Schools by A.W. Pegues, 1892 (copy), undated

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Lyman Johnson and Black Education in Kentucky essay, undated

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Lyman Johnson and the American Black Experience: A Jefferson County Public Schools Celebration program, undated

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Lyman T. Johnson Middle School dedication invitation and program, 1980 December 7

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Lyman T. Johnson to Wade Hall greeting card, 1997 February 16

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Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church, Columbia, Tennessee bulletin, 1995 October 22

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My last visit to Lyman essay, undated

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Pam Spaulding to Wade Hall, undated

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Short essay on Lyman Johnson, undated

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The Current Annual, The Senior Classes of Central High School yearbook, 1934-1935

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Twenty-Sixth Report of the Board of Education of Louisville, KY. , 1937 September 1

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Western Branch Library Grand Re-Opening invitation, 1994 March 22

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Family of Lyman T. Johnson t-shirt, undated

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A Friend's Farewell to Dr. Lyman Tefft Johnson by Wade Hall, 1997

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A Tribute to Dr. Lyman Johnson by Wade Hall, undated

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African American History Month Cultural events calendar, Louisville, 1997 February

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African-American Cultural Tour of Louisville, Kentucky brochures, 1991

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Afro-American Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies and Dinner, University of Louisville, program, 1997 October 11

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Centralian, Central High School, Louisville yearbook, 1966

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Florence Yvonne Johnson Hutchins memorial service at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Louisville announcement, program, 1991 July

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Jefferson County Government Celebrates Black History Month ceremony program, 1989 February 10

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Kentucky Center for the Arts public forum series flier including Lyman Johnson, undated

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Letters to Wade Hall, 1988

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Letters to Wade Hall, 1989

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Letters to Wade Hall, 1990

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Letters to Wade Hall, undated

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Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc. 41st Annual Meeting Dinner program, 1990 January 18

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Lyman Johnson and the American Black Experience, Jefferson County Public Schools program, undated

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Lyman T. Johnson memorial service at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, Louisville announcement, program, 1997 October

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Lyman T. Johnson to Wade Hall letters, 1982-1991

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Lyman T. Johnson to Wade Hall letters, 1994-1997

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The Current Annual, Central Colored High School, Louisville yearbook, 1924-1925

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The Current Annual, Central Colored High School, Louisville yearbook, 1928-1929

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Imar Hutchins, Lyman Johnson's grandson to Wade Hall, 2000 February 11

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Photographs, slides, and film, 1915-1997, undated

The Photographs, slides and film series contains images of Lyman Johnson throughout his life, from the set of the film about his life, and slides from some of Wade Hall's vacations. The series also includes a digital copy of two episodes from the public television show Wade Hall hosted in the early 1990s.

Lyman T. Johnson and two unidentified persons, Knoxville College, 1925

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Four stores owned by Uncle John W. Johnson, one block from city square, Maury, TN, circa 1955

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Lyman Johnson and Wade Hall, 1986 December

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Lyman Johnson and Wade Hall at Kentucky Book Fair, 1988

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Lyman Johnson at book signing, 1989

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Lyman T. Johnson and unidentified woman at Humana Foundation Children's Library, undated

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Lyman Johnson dinner at Jay's, 1995 August

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Graduate students, University of Michigan ALPHA PHI ALPH fraternity, 1930-1932

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Lyman T. Johnson and wife, Juanita Morrell Johnson at Top Hat Night Club, Old Walnut Street, Louisville, circa 1946

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Lyman Johnson, unidentified student at Lyman Johnson Middle School, Louisville, 1978

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Lyman Johnson's boyhood home, Columbia, Tennessee, with niece, nephew and pastor, 1995 October

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Niece, nephew and minister at Dyer family home, Columbia, Tennessee, 1995 October

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Dyer Johnson 1815-1871, Suliat Johnson 1820-1848, Elizabeth Johnson 1820-1891 headstone, 1995 October

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Cameraman and niece in cemetary, Columbia, Tennessee, 1995 October

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Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church historic marker, Columbia, Tennessee, 1995 October

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Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church, Columbia, Tennessee, 1995 October

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Niece in cemetary and television camera, Columbia, Tennessee, 1995 October

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Unidentified persons with television camera, Columbia, Tennessee, 1995 October

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Man with television camera, Columbia, Tennessee, 1995 October

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WEB Dubois statue, Columbia, Tennessee

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Lyman Johnson at banquet, 1995 November

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Lyman Johnson at banquet, 1995 November

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John William Johnson 1862-1955, Graves Johnson 1860-1950, Mary Johnson (Williams) circa 1858-1943, circa 1910-1915

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Second Grade, College Hill School, teacher Queenie Moore (Lyman T. Johnson is 9 from left, second row), 1915

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Neill C. Johnson 1900-1966, Mary E. Johnson (Johnston) 1909-1979, Charles D. Johnson 1903-1920, Lyman T. Johnson with pony, James, in 2-wheel cart on road in front of barn on rainy day, circa 1915

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College Hill School graduation, Columbia, Tennessee, 1924 June

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L.T. Johnson and Russell Lawson, US Navy, Great Lakes Naval Illinois Center, 1944

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Lyman T. Johnson, US Navy portrait, 1944-1945

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Lyman Johnson and three men, Alpha Lambda, AΦA, Dinner-Dance honoring wives and Alpha man of the year, Lyman T. Johnson, Louisville, 1950

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Central High School football coaches and manager: William L. Kean, E.Q. Adams, A.L. Johnson, Victor K. Perry, Daniel White, Lyman T. Johnson, circa 1952

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Juanita Morrell Johnson 1906-1977, Lyman Morrell Johnson born 1945, Yvonne Johnson (Hutchins) born 1937, Lyman T. Johnson, circa 1953

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Blue Boar Cafeteria sit-in protest, Louisville, 1961

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Demonstrators protest segregation laws, 4th and Chestnut streets, Louisville, 1961

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Protesters waiting for service at restaurant, Louisville, 1961

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NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Region III Conference, Louisville, Senator Leroy Johnson is third from left, circa 1974

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New members of Board of Education swearing in: Dr. Anthony Gamboa (L.), Michael Wooden, Lyman T. Johnson, and Scott Dobrick, 1978 January 3

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Ms. Angela Davis with Lyman T. Johnson at home of John H. Johnson, Louisville, circa 1980

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NCCJ (National Conference for Community and Justice) Dinner honorees, 1981 September 24

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Steve Beshear, Lyman Johnson and unidentified person, signed "Lyman - It was an honor to co-chair the 75th Anniversary Dinner of the NAACP with you - Steve Beshear, Lt. Gov."", 1984

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Lyman T. Johnson and Wade Hall, undated

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Lyman T. Johnson at Central High School, undated

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Lyman T. Johnson at Louisville Galleria, undated

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Lyman T. Johnson at Lyman T. Johnson Middle School, undated

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Lyman T. Johnson at The Brown Hotel, undated

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Lyman Johnson at teacher's desk, undated

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Lyman T. Johnson in front of house, undated

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Unidentified person shaking Lyman Johnson's hand, undated

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Sale of slave named Betty to Dyer Johnson, a free man, by Nancy White receipt, 1852 May 10, undated

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Lyman T. Johnson holding award trophy, undated

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Negatives, undated

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Lyman T. Johnson (18 slides), 1988-1997

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Columbia, Tennessee (74 slides), 1982 July

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Mark Stevenson as Keets, Sam Davis home in Tennessee. and Shawnee, Illinois (26 slides), 1987 November

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Wade Hall interviews with Paul Willis and William J. Marshall about University of Kentucky Libraries, Kentucky Desk with Wade Hall, WKPC-TV Channel 15 (57 minutes), 1992 March 31

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Newspaper clippings, 1979-1998

The Newspaper series, 1979-1998, consists primarily of clippings about Lyman T. Johnson and his civil rights efforts and accolades in Louisville newspapers. Some of the clippings focus on other civil rights leaders, like Septima Clark, and efforts for prison reforms in Alabama.

Chain gangs, by Fob James, Jr., Union Springs Herald, 1995 August 30

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City to honor Lyman Johnson, Regional Roundup edited by Wayne Wells, The Courier-Journal, 1988 January 9

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Civil-rights leader honored, The Couier-Journal, 1996 June 16

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Eminent black scholar C.H. Wesley, a native of Louisville, is dead at 95, The Courier-Journal, 1987 September 3

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His Place of Honor, staff photo by Keith Williams, The Courier-Journal, 1993 July 11

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Honorary UK degree is particulary sweet to civil-rights leader, by Peggy Caldwell, Louisville Times, 1979 April 4

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Integration's champion, The Courier-Journal, 1996 June 28

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Let's Talk: People flock to Selma's Tale Tellin' Festival to listen, swap stories or just 'pull up a chair', by Sue Hite, Alabama Living, 1995 September

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Lyman Johnson deserves a marker, by Doriane Alford, The Courier-Journal, 1998 March 11

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Septima Clark, 89, Active in Civil Rights In South Since 1918, Obituaries, The New York Times, 1987 December 17

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Septima Clark, civil-rights pioneer, dies, The Courier-Journal, 1987 December 17

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The Chain Gang Show, by Brent Staples, The New York Times Magazine, 1995 September 17

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A champion of dignity, by Wade Hall, The Courier-Journal Magazine, 1979 May 13

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Welcome to historic Maury County, The Daily Herald, 1984 October 7

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Public broadcasting station to tell the story of Lyman Johnson, Louisville Defender, 1995 July 27

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Living here has been a challenge, introduction by Wade Hall, The Courier-Journal Magazine, 1988 November 6

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It'll be a long time before we can produce another King, Lexington Herald-Leader, 1997 January 20

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7 in a million, The Courier-Journal, 1995 October 15

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Lyman Johnson biography doesn't shy away from controversy, by Ira Simmons, The Courier-Journal, 1988 November 6

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Louisville civil-rights leader bids farewell, by Sheldon S. Shafer, The Courier-Journal, 1995 December 2

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Black-history markers to go up soon across Jefferson County, by Michael Jennings, The Courier-Journal, 1996 May 29

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Lyman Johnson, civil-rights icon, dies at 91, The Courier-Journal, 1997 October 4

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Lyman T. Johnson: a celebration of his life, by Wade Hall, The Courier-Journal, 1997 October 5

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Crusader's effort praised, though some question goal, by Camille Diana Barbee, The Courier-Journal, 1997 October 5

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Newspaper clippings, 1982-1989

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Newspaper clippings, 1990-1996

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A Courtly Crusader by Jean Nance, Louisville Magazine, 1979 June

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Dyer Johnson's House by Jill K. Garrett The Daily Herald Columbia, Tennessee, 1974 July 27

  • Box 2009ms131-06, folder 36
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Lyman Johnson had it all figured out when he left by Fletcher Martin Louisville Defender, 1949 June 25

  • Box 2009ms131-06, folder 46
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Lyman T. Johnson article input text Louisville Courier-Journal, undated

  • Box 2009ms131-06, folder 47
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Newspaper clippings, 1988-1999

  • Box 2009ms131-06, folder 51
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UK names fellowships after first black student by Michael L. Jones, Kentucky Kernel, undated

  • Box 2009ms131-06, folder 54
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Interviews with Lyman T. Johnson, 1979 February-June

The Lyman T. Johnson interviews series contains 26 cassette tapes of question and answer sessions with Johnson conducted by Wade Hall. The interviews started on February 27, 1979 and completed on June 20, 1979. The series also includes two other interviews with Lyman Johnson in the early 1990's. The interviews are digitized and available on the Nunn Oral History Center's SPOKE database.

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Lyman Johnson at Western Branch of Louisville Free Public Library, 1993 February 2

  • Box 5, item 27
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Lyman Johnson WRPK-FM, 1994 February 1

  • Box 5, item 28
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