Watterson Democratic Club minute book

Abstract

The Watterson Democratic Club minute book (dated 1892-1897; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 item) consists of minutes, financial records, and membership lists for the Louisville, Kentucky, political club.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Watterson Democratic Club minute book
Date
1892-1897 (inclusive)
Extent
0.2 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Democratic National Convention (1892: Chicago, Ill.)
Political clubs -- Kentucky -- Louisville
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Preferred Citation
95m8: [identification of item], Watterson Democratic Club minute book, 1892-1897, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Watterson Democratic Club was founded in Louisville in 1892. Henry Watterson, for whom the club was named, was invited to join by the original members. Active in supporting the Democratic Party, it provided music for the 1892 Democratic convention in Louisville and raised money to send its members to Chicago for the national convention that year. By 1896, interest in the club had waned. Disagreements in the Democratic Party, and the club's indebtedness resulted in the suspension of club activity in 1897.
Scope and Content
The Watterson Democratic Club minute book (dated 1892-1897; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 item) consists of minutes, financial records, and membership lists for the Louisville, Kentucky, political club. The book lists the members and officers of the club including its charter members and contains the by-laws and constitution of the club. Additionally, it records the financial activity of the club; especially its efforts to raise money for a permanent headquarters and for attendance at the 1896 Democratic State and National Conventions. The book contains reports of the activities of the club and other Democratic clubs; the election results for club officers; obituaries of club members; and speeches and correspondence from notable Democrats including Adlai Stevenson and Helm Bruce.

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

Watterson Democratic Club minute book, 1892-1897

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