June Ward Gayle papers,

Abstract

The June Ward Gayle papers consist of a scrapbook, photographs, and elections badges, which document his career as a Congressman and banker.

Descriptive Summary

Title
June Ward Gayle papers,
Date
1919-1990
Creator
Gayle, June Ward, 1865-1942
Extent
0.27 Cubic feet
Subjects
Banks and banking--Kentucky.
Elections--Kentucky.
Fairs.
Legislators--United States.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda M. Reeve
Preferred Citation
56M139 : [Identification of item], June Ward Gayle papers, 1919-1990, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
June Ward Gayle was born in New Liberty, a small town in Owen County, Ky. He attended Concord College, a local school, and Georgetown College before quitting at the age of sixteen to farm. Later he ran a coal yard in Moxley, Ky. Gayle served as Owen County Deputy Sheriff and Sheriff, and in 1899 was elected to fill the unexpired term of Congressman Evan E. Settle, who had died. Gayle was not re-elected to a full term. He pursued a career in banking until his death in 1942.
Scope and Content
The June Ward Gayle papers consist of a scrapbook, photographs, and elections badges, which document his career. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, mostly about Gayle's election to Congress and his later career in banking, a typescript story about an old-fashioned fair held in New Liberty, Ky., and two election badges. The book in which the clippings are pasted is a printed memorial to Gayle's predecessor, Evan E. Settle. Some of the clippings relate to other members of the Gayle family.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

The Old Fashioned Fair and photographs,, 1919

  • Box 1, Folder 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains a typescript story about an old- fashioned fair held in New Liberty, Ky., as well as photograph, a Christmas card, and a Third National Bank card.

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Scrapbook,, 1942 August-1990 June

  • Box 1, Folder 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains newspaper clippings about June Gayle and family.

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Election Badges,, undated

  • Box 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains 2 pins used in Gayle's election campaigns for auditor and Congress.

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