Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Mayse Jackman letters

Abstract

The Mayse Jackman letters (dated 1917-1918; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises letters sent to Mayse Jackman from friends and family that document the social life and community support of civilians in Kentucky during World War I.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Mayse Jackman letters
Creator
Jackman, Mayse M., 1894-1973
Extent
0.02 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Draft
Family.
Friendship.
Home Front
Letters.
Soldiers.
World War, 1914-1918.
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
2009ms132.0409: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Mayse Jackman letters, 1917-1918, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Mayse M. Jackman (1894-1973) was born in Louisville, Kentucky to George Jackman (b. 1857) and Georgia Birdwell (1866-1911). In August 1917, Jackman was drafted into the US Army and served until his discharge in July 1919. He married a woman named Florence (b. 1902) about 1922, and worked in railroads after returning home.
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 Mayse Jackman letters (dated 1917-1918; 0.02 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprise letters sent to Mayse Jackman from friends and family that document the social life and community support of civilians in Kentucky during World War I. The first letter is from the draft board, informing Jackman that he was selected for service. The remainder of the letters come from friends and family, many discussing social events in town, visiting friends, news on friends moving, discussion of those selected by the draft, and those getting discharged by the Army early. Many of the letters also discuss their wishes that he could get a furlough, so that he could return home.
The Mayse Jackman letters 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 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

Letters to Mayse Jackman, 1917-1918

  • Box WH-22, folder 7
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