Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers

Abstract

Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers (dated 1910-1950, bulk 1920-1932; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises the correspondence of Mary Shelby Wilson related to the development of the Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County, Kentucky, during the 1920s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers
Date
1910-1945 (inclusive)
1920-1932 (bulk)
Extent
0.68 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Women -- Kentucky -- Societies and clubs
Women -- Suffrage
Women -- Political activity -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Preferred Citation
50W29: [Identification of item], Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers, 1910-1950, bulk 1920-1932 (bulk dates), University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Mary Shelby Wilson, the wife of Samuel M. Wilson, a Lexington, Kentucky, attorney very active in the Democratic Party of Kentucky, was herself involved in Democratic Party women's activities. She played a role in the formation of the Women's Democratic League in Lexington in 1916, and in the founding of the Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County in 1920, later serving as its chairman.
Scope and Content
Mary Shelby Wilson Woman's Democratic Club papers (dated 1910-1950, bulk 1920-1932; 0.68 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises the correspondence of Mary Shelby Wilson related to the development of the Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County, Kentucky, during the 1920s. As a local organizer, she corresponded with the Democratic National Committee, with candidates for office, with other women political leaders in Kentucky, such as Laura Clay, Madeline Breckinridge, and Alice Lloyd of Maysville, and with women active on the national scene. Also included are bulletins, reports, newspaper clippings, and publications of the Woman's Democratic Club of Fayette County as well as of other women's groups active in the 1920s.

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

1910

  • Box 1, folder 1
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1916

  • Box 1, folder 2
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1920

  • Box 1, folder 3
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1921

  • Box 1, folder 4
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1922

  • Box 1, folder 5-6
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1923

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Women's Democratic Campaign Manual, 1924

  • Box 1, folder 8
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1924

  • Box 1, folder 9
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1925

  • Box 1, folder 10
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1926

  • Box 1, folder 11
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1927

  • Box 1, folder 12
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1928

  • Box 1, folder 13
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1929

  • Box 1, folder 14
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1930

  • Box 1, folder 15
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1931

  • Box 1, folder 16
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1932

  • Box 1, folder 17
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1933-1934

  • Box 1, folder 18
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1935-1950

  • Box 2, folder 1
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undated

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Broadsides, undated

  • Box 2, folder 3
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