Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: M. Moore travel diary

Abstract

The M. Moore travel diary (dated 1915-1921; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents the travel and professional life of M. Moore in Illinois and Mississippi in the early twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: M. Moore travel diary
Creator
Moore, M.
Extent
0.05 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Travel.
Mississippi
Teachers.
Family.
Fishing
Friendship.
Illinois
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
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0868: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: M. Moore travel diary, 1915-1921, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
M. Moore was a schoolteacher in Aurora, Illinois. 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 M. Moore travel diary (dated 1915-1921; 0.05 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one diary that documents the travel and professional life of M. Moore in Illinois and Mississippi in the early twentieth century. The majority of the diary documents the trip taken by Moore to Biloxi, Mississippi in late 1920 and early 1921. They describe the daily weather, friends and family visited, shopping, attending mass, watching fishermen catch shrimp, visiting the beach, and attending social events. Other entries in the diary discuss the breakdown of students in a class, listing the boys and girls, who dropped out of the class when, and daily activities for the students.
The M. Moore travel diary 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
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

M. Moore travel diary, 1915-1921

  • Box WH-104, folder 4
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