William Jason Fields scrapbook

Abstract

The William Jason Fields scrapbook (dated 1911-1923; 0.6 cubic feet; 1 box, 1 item) contains materials he collected during his years in the United States House of Representatives.

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Jason Fields scrapbook
Extent
0.6 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Women -- Suffrage
Governors -- Kentucky -- History.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Public opinion.
Prohibition
Finding Aid Author
Desiree' H Perry
Preferred Citation
59m19: [Identification of item], William Jason Fields scrapbook, 1911-1923, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
William Jason Fields was a United States congressman and governor of Kentucky. Fields was born in Carter County, Kentucky. After attending local schools and the University of Kentucky, he farmed and sold real estate in Olive Hill, Kentucky. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1911 to 1923, resigning his seat to take office as governor. In the 1930s he served as Commonwealth's Attorney for the 37th district of Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The William Jason Fields scrapbook (dated 1911-1923; 0.6 cubic feet; 1 box, 1 item) contains materials he collected during his years in the United States House of Representatives. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, printed booklets and a small amount of correspondence, most of it dealing with issues then before Congress. Included are several articles in favor of prohibition of the sale of alcoholic beverages, items both in favor of and opposing woman suffrage, and clippings from 1915 and 1916 opposing American intervention in World War I.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Access to the original scrapbook is restricted due to preservation concerns. Digitized images of the scrapbook have been provided for patron access and use.
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

William Jason Fields scrapbook, 1911-1923

Items removed from scrapbook, 1911-1923

  • Box 1
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