Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Mary Hettich Glaser papers

Abstract

The Mary Hettich Glaser papers (dated 1917-1958, undated, bulk 1924-1926; 0.8 cubic feet; 31 folders) comprise correspondence between family members that document work, daily life, parenting, military life, and education in Kentucky in the first half of the twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Mary Hettich Glaser papers
Creator
Glaser, Cletus J.
Extent
0.8 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Courtship -- Kentucky -- Shelbyville
Courtship
Korean War, 1950-1953
Medical education.
Medicine, Military
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0068: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Mary Hettich Glaser papers, 1917-1958, undated, bulk 1924-1926, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Mary Hettich (1900-1985) was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Charles (1860-1937) and Lucia Hettich (1863-1915). She married Cletus J. Glaser (1903-1977) in 1930 and together they had a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Glaser (b. 1931). Mary worked as a bookkeeper for the Fidelity & Columbia Trust Co. in Louisville, Ky., and Cletus was an accountant who worked for various accounting firms between 1922 and 1930, later becoming an agent for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
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 Mary Hettich Glaser papers (dated 1917-1958, undated, bulk 1924-1926; 0.8 cubic feet; 31 folders) comprise correspondence between family members that document work, daily life, parenting, military life, and education in Kentucky in the first half of the twentieth century. The letters primarily focus on Cletus's jobs, from the traveling he had to do to get to each location for his accounting jobs to the training he completed to become an IRS agent, with some letters from Mary and Elizabeth detailing their lives at home. Additionally there are letters from Elizabeth to her parents, Mary and Cletus, after she marries that discuss her daily activities and her husband's academic responsibilities. Elizabeth also received letters from Theodore Hayes while he served in the military during the Korean War that discuss being drafted over enlisting, medical technician training her received in the military, and being stationed in Europe.
The Mary Hettich Glaser papers are 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
Conditions Governing Access The 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

Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1917

  • Box 23, folder 1
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1924 March-September

  • Box 23, folder 2
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1924 October-December

  • Box 23, folder 3
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1925

  • Box 23, folder 4
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1926 September-October

  • Box 23, folder 5
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1926 November-December 12

  • Box 23, folder 6
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1926 December 13-16

  • Box 23, folder 7
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1939

  • Box 23, folder 8
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1950

  • Box 23, folder 9
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1939 February-March

  • Box 240, folder 1-5
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1941-1942

  • Box 240, folder 6
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1943-1945

  • Box 240, folder 7
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1950 September-December

  • Box 240, folder 8-10
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1951

  • Box 240, folder 11-13
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1952

  • Box 240, folder 14
  • Box 241, folder 1
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1953

  • Box 241, folder 2-3
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1957

  • Box 241, folder 4
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, 1958

  • Box 241, folder 5
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Mary Hettich Glaser correspondence, undated

  • Box 241, folder 6
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For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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