Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Green family photographs

Abstract

The Green family photographs (dated 1945-1956, undated; 0.24 cubic feet; 3 boxes, 2 folders) comprises photographs and papers that document the Green family of Louisville, Kentucky over the course of the twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Green family photographs
Date
1945-1956, undated (inclusive)
Extent
0.24 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Families.
African Americans -- Kentucky -- Louisville
Portrait photographs
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
Hanna Rumbarger
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0658: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Green family photographs, 1945-1956, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Green family of Louisville, Kentucky included Henrietta Belston Green (1893-1995), her husband Joseph F. Green (b. 1885) and their two children, Belle Green (1918-2017) and Lee Green (b. 1919). Henrietta worked as a school teacher and Joseph as a preacher according to a 1930 census. 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 Green family photographs (dated 1945-1956, undated; 0.24 cubic feet; 3 boxes, 2 folders) comprises photographs and papers that document the Green family of Louisville, Kentucky over the course of the twentieth century. The photos in this collection feature individual as well as group shots of the family and friends. Some members of the family are identified in these images. Most identified images show Henrietta Green, her parents and younger sister. One photo identifies her husband, Joseph Green.
The Green family photographs 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

Henrietta Green and her mother, outside, undated

  • Box 1, item 1
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Image of fence, undated

  • Box 1, item 2
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Image of house, undated

  • Box 1, item 3
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Three unidentified elder women on a couch, undated

  • Box 1, item 4
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Henrietta Green in a winter coat, undated

  • Box 1, item 5
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Image of a barn, undated

  • Box 1, item 6
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Group of three unidentified persons sitting on car bumper, undated

  • Box 1, item 7
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Unidentified man standing outside a barn, undated

  • Box 1, item 8
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Unidentified man standing outside a barn, undated

  • Box 1, item 9
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Two unidentified men cooking outside, undated

  • Box 1, item 10
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Unidentified group on beach, undated

  • Box 1, item 11
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Henrietta Green and an unidentified man eating outside, undated

  • Box 1, item 12
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Young woman on the beach, undated

  • Box 1, item 13
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Henrietta Green with a shotgun, undated

  • Box 1, item 14
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Group of unidentified girls posing with cars, undated

  • Box 1, item 15
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An unidentified man and woman cooking outside, undated

  • Box 1, item 16
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Henrietta Green at the beach, undated

  • Box 1, item 17
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Two unidentified men on the beach, undated

  • Box 1, item 18
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Unidentified young girl with chickens, undated

  • Box 1, item 19
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Unidentified group sitting at tables outside, undated

  • Box 1, item 20
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Unidentified young woman in front of a car, undated

  • Box 1, item 21
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Portrait of an unidentified young woman, undated

  • Box 1, item 22
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Unidentified man and woman on the beach, undated

  • Box 1, item 23
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Three unidentified people posing with an airplane, undated

  • Box 1, item 24
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View of screened in porch, undated

  • Box 1, item 25
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Unidentified women dressed up at a bus stop, undated

  • Box 1, item 26
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Front of house and yard, undated

  • Box 1, item 27
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Unidentified group dinner in Florida, 1956

  • Box 1, item 28
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Two unidentified children on house porch, undated

  • Box 1, item 29
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Unidentified man standing on house steps, undated

  • Box 1, item 30
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Unidentified group with a dog, undated

  • Box 1, item 31
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Portrait of mother of Henrietta Green, undated

  • Box 1, item 32
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Henrietta Green and an unidentified young boy on Santa's lap, undated

  • Box 1, item 33
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Two unidentified men pumping water, undated

  • Box 1, item 34
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View of statue for the Oregon Trail, undated

  • Box 1, item 35
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Unidentified young woman and two children playing in yard, undated

  • Box 1, item 36
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Unidentified group in front of a chicken coop, undated

  • Box 1, item 37
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Henrietta Green with her sister and mother by a tree, undated

  • Box 1, item 38
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Henrietta Green with her parents and sister, undated

  • Box 1, item 39
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Henrietta Green and an unidentified man smoking a cigar, undated

  • Box 1, item 40
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View from a rooftop of Louisville, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, item 41
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Henrietta Green at a table outside, undated

  • Box 1, item 42
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Unidentified young woman with flowers and ivy, undated

  • Box 1, item 43
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Unidentified man and woman on house steps, undated

  • Box 1, item 44
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Unidentified man and woman standing outside a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 45
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Henrietta Green and family, undated

  • Box 1, item 46
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Henrietta Green with indoor plants, undated

  • Box 1, item 47
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Portrait of an unidentified woman with a pearl necklace, undated

  • Box 1, item 48
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Studio portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box 1, item 49
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Unidentified young boy and puppy outside a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 50
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Unidentified family gathering in a living room, undated

  • Box 1, item 51
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Two unidentified young girls posing on a car, undated

  • Box 1, item 52
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Unidentified man and woman outside a house, undated

  • Box 1, item 53
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Rooftop view of Louisville, Kentucky, undated

  • Box 1, item 54
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Outdoor portrait of an unidentified young woman, undated

  • Box 1, item 55
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Unidentified group outdoors, undated

  • Box 1, item 56
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Unidentified young woman in swimsuit on the beach, undated

  • Box 1, item 57
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Unidentified group outside with a puppy, undated

  • Box 1, item 58
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Unidentified young girl outside, undated

  • Box 2, item 59
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Unidentified group outdoors, undated

  • Box 2, item 60
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Unidentified young woman in a swimsuit, undated

  • Box 2, item 61
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Henrietta Green and her parents in front of a car, undated

  • Box 2, item 62
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Unidentified group of women on the steps of a building, undated

  • Box 2, item 63
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Portrait of an unidentified young woman, undated

  • Box 2, item 64
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Unidentified young woman sitting on a tree stump, undated

  • Box 2, item 65
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Unidentified group of men with a dog, undated

  • Box 2, item 66
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Unidentified young woman with a cigarette, undated

  • Box 2, item 67
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Henrietta Green in a wheelchair at a gathering, undated

  • Box 2, item 68
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Unidentified group of girls in a field, undated

  • Box 2, item 69
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Unidentified group of girls in a field, undated

  • Box 2, item 70
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Portrait of an unidentified young woman in a pearl dress, undated

  • Box 2, item 71
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Unidentified man in a boat, undated

  • Box 2, item 72
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View of front steps of a house, undated

  • Box 2, item 73
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Group of unidentified elder family members, undated

  • Box 2, item 74
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Portrait of "Jeanette", undated

  • Box 2, item 75
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Five unidentified men and a dog, undated

  • Box 2, item 76
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Henrietta Green posing inside a tree trunk, undated

  • Box 2, item 77
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Unidentified group at the Rhumboogie Cafe in Chicago, Illinois, undated

  • Box 3, item 78
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Unidentified group at the Ebony Club on Broadway, undated

  • Box 3, item 79
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Henrietta Green and Joseph Green in Miami, Florida, undated

  • Box 3, item 80
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Portrait of Henrietta Green in a wedding dress, undated

  • Box 3, item 81
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Portrait of Henrietta Green, undated

  • Box 3, item 82
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Unidentified group at the China Doll Cafe in New York City, undated

  • Box 3, item 83
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Unidentified group at Club Three 666 in Detroit, Michigan, undated

  • Box 3, item 84
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Portrait of Henrietta Green, undated

  • Box 3, item 85
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Unidentified group at a birthday party, undated

  • Box 3, item 86
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Unidentified group portrait, undated

  • Box WH-56, folder 11
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Green family papers, 1945, undated

  • Box WH-56, folder 12
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