Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Clyde E. Geeting letters

Abstract

The Clyde E. Geeting letters (dated 1908-1948, undated; 0.27 cubic feet; 9 folders) comprise letters from family, photographs, and an original composition that document the life of Clyde Geeting in Indiana and Minnesota in the first half of the twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Clyde E. Geeting letters
Creator
Geeting, Clyde E., 1897-1974
Extent
0.27 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Composition (Music) -- 20th century
Correspondence.
Farm life
Sheet music.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0543: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Clyde E. Geeting letters, 1908-1948, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Clyde E. Geeting (1897-1974) was born in Ohio to William Geeting (1859-1933) and Theresa Hummel (1861-1923). Clyde was one of seven children, his siblings were Albert, Ona, Nora, Charles, Eva, and Anna. Clyde eventually moved to Indiana where he worked as a farmer. After 1940, he married Grace Cook. 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 Clyde E. Geeting letters (dated 1908-1948, undated; 0.27 cubic feet; 9 folders) comprise letters from family, photographs, and an original composition that document the life of Clyde Geeting in Indiana and Minnesota in the first half of the twentieth century. The letters, mainly from his siblings, discuss caring for their father's farm, sending money to Clyde, suggestions of where to find seasonal work, congratulations on graduating from college, updates on daily life, and plans for visiting. The original composition is a song entitled Where God's Love Never Grows Old and was written by Geeting. The photographs are of the Geeting family members and their farm.
The Clyde E. Geeting 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

Anna Geeting letters to Clyde Geeting, 1934-1938, undated

  • Box WH-44, folder 4
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Nora Geeting Croxton letters to Clyde Geeting, 1935-1938

  • Box WH-44, folder 5
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Ona and Clarence Myers letters to Clyde Geeting, 1927-1938

  • Box WH-44, folder 6
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Samuel Geeting letters to Clyde Geeting, 1934-1938

  • Box WH-44, folder 7
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Family members letters to Clyde Geeting, 1924-1938

  • Box WH-44, folder 8
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Letters to William Geeting, 1933

  • Box WH-44, folder 9
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Clyde Geeting letters, 1908-1923, 1948

  • Box WH-44, folder 10
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Sheet music of Where God's Love Never Grows Old, undated

  • Box WH-44, folder 11
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Photographs, undated

  • Box WH-44, folder 12
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