Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Albert L. Dietz scrapbook

Abstract

The Albert L. Dietz scrapbook (dated 1890-1900; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises a scrapbook made by Albert L. Dietz that showcases the vibrant musical community living and working in Louisville, Kentucky at the turn of the twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Albert L. Dietz scrapbook
Creator
Dietz, Albert L.
Extent
0.2 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Entertainment events
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0841: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Albert L. Dietz scrapbook, 1890-1900, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Albert Dietz (1874-1901) was born in Louisville, Kentucky to George (b. 1853) and Ruth Dietz (1849-1942). He was an organist for the Church of Epiphany, First Presbyterian Church, and Grace Church over the course of his musical career.
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 Albert L. Dietz scrapbook (dated 1890-1900; 0.2 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises a scrapbook made by Albert L. Dietz that showcases the vibrant musical community living and working in Louisville, Kentucky at the turn of the twentieth century. The scrapbook is predominately made up of newspaper clippings detailing musical recitals, performances, performers, reviews, gossip, introductions of up-and-coming musicians, and articles on the personal lives of musicians and performers. He also includes programs from recitals he performed in at various churches and a few brief letters from friends and tutors.
The Albert L. Dietz scrapbook collection is 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

Albert L. Dietz scrapbook, 1890-1900

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