Kentucky Civil War Commission press releases

Abstract

The Kentucky Civil War Commission press releases (dated 1961-1965; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) includes the manuscripts for a weekly newspaper column by the executive coordinator of the commission, Joe Speed Jordan.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kentucky Civil War Commission press releases
Date
1961-1965 (inclusive)
Extent
0.23 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Centennial celebrations, etc.
Press releases.
Journalism -- Kentucky
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Lucille Sell
Preferred Citation
65m126: [identification of item] Kentucky Civil War Commission press releases, 1961-1965, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Joe Speed Jordan was born in Fayette County in 1902 and died in Lexington in 1965. Joe Jordan worked for the Leader newspaper as a journalist from 1922 until shortly after the outbreak of World War II. During the war he served as a lieutenant for the Navy. After the war he returned to the Leader and wrote a very popular local humor column called "Four Bits". He was also a beat journalist for the newspaper. After he retired from the Leader he focused on in depth research for a book on the famous abolitionist, Cassius M. Clay. In 1960 he became the executive coordinator for the Kentucky Civil War Commission. Until his death he wrote a column sponsored by the commission that appeared in newspapers throughout the state called "100 Years Ago This Week".
Scope and Content
The Kentucky Civil War Commission press releases (dated 1961-1965; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) includes the manuscripts for a weekly newspaper column by the executive coordinator of the commission, Joe Speed Jordan. The column was called "100 Years Ago This Week" and was a historical review of the Civil War day by day in Kentucky. The collection includes each manuscript of the column from 1961 until 1965.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Use Restrictions
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

"100 Years Ago This Week": Number 1-151, 1961-1963

  • Box 1, folder 1
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"100 Years Ago This Week": Number 152-226, 1964-1965

  • Box 1, folder 2
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