Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Frank S. Parrigin photograph album

Abstract

The Frank S. Parrigin photograph album (dated 1912-1957, undated; 0.14 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises a photograph album that documents the career and life of Frank Parrigin in Kentucky and Florida in the twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Frank S. Parrigin photograph album
Creator
Parrigin, Frank S., 1884-1981
Extent
0.14 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Civil engineering.
Family.
Friendship.
Arrangement
Collection retains its original order. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0336: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Frank S. Parrigin photograph album, 1912-1957, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Frank Snow Parrigin (1884-1981) was born in Kentucky to Abel B. Parrigin (1852-1928) and Vie I. Snow (1864-1926). Parrigin was a civil engineer; he helped build railroad tracks, sewer lines, and city sidewalks in Kentucky and Florida over the course of his career. He was married three times; his first wife was Rachel F. Hays (1886-1984) and they had two children together, Eloise (1909-1988) and Emily (1919-2002). They divorced around 1940, as by 1941, Parrigin married Mary Ann Bradley (1896-1974). Parrigin and Bradley divorced sometime later and in 1964, Parrigin married a third time to Ada Catherine Ross (1901-1974), whom he remained married to until her death. Parrigin lived most of his life in Kentucky, however in the 1920s he relocated his family to Panama Beach, Florida for work before returning to Kentucky by the 1930s.
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 Frank S. Parrigin photograph album (dated 1912-1957, undated; 0.14 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises a photograph album that documents the career and life of Frank Parrigin in Kentucky and Florida in the twentieth century. The photographs show the projects completed by Parrigin over the course of his career, including, dams, sidewalks, sewer lines, and sewage systems and tanks. There are also photographs of Frank's family and friends, showing his childhood with his siblings, his children, and close friends he had during the course of his life. There is a typed note included with the album that details some of the contents of the album, along with Parrigin's views on his life and his legacy.
The Frank S. Parrigin photograph album 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

Portrait of unidentified woman sitting on rock, undated

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Portrait of Mary Mayo, 1958 August

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Abel B. Parrigin and Vie I. Snow, his wife, shortly after marriage , undated

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Abel and Vie Parrigin children: [L to R] standing - Homer, Perry, Lyman, and frank; seated - Lennie, Laura, and Ethel, undated

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Portrait of Faith Hershey, undated

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[L to R] Lyman, Abel, Laura, Vie, and Frank, undated

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Portrait of Faith Hershey in front of house, 1947

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Altie Duke in front of Dale Hollow Reservoir, Tennessee, 1955

  • Box 1, item 8
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Two unidentified women and Ila Arney [center], 1955

  • Box 1, item 9
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Margaret Hobbs sitting on hood of car, 1948

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Ila Arney sitting on wall, undated

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Dorothy McClendon sitting on steps leading to house, 1955

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Old fort in St. Augustine, Florida, 1912

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Water plant designed by Frank S. Parrigin , 1957

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Water plant designed by Frank S. Parrigin , 1957

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Water plant designed by Frank S. Parrigin , 1957

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Eva Moore Ragland leaning against car, 1954

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Albena Pleskach sitting on wall, 1948

  • Box 1, item 18
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Albena Pleskach in traditional clothing [Czechoslovakian?], 1948

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Jean Nesbit Morrow standing in yard, 1953

  • Box 1, item 20
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Albena Pleskach in traditional clothing [Czechoslovakian?], 1948

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Eva Moore Ragland leaning against car, 1954

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Peggy (Laura) Ward, undated

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Unidentified man sitting on bumper of car, undated

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J.L. Ward, baptist minister, 1955

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Sewer over town branch on [illegible], Tompkinsville, KY, 10" C.I.P. sewer on piers , 1952

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Edwin [infant] and Faith Hershey , undated

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Emily Parrigin-Sims, undated

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F.S. Parrigin and Dorothy Wallace, his clerk and secretary, World War 2 , undated

  • Box 1, item 29
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Sewer line Louisville up stream, undated

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Tompkinsville, KY, Imhoff tank, 1953

  • Box 1, item 31
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Portrait of M. Sharp, 1953

  • Box 1, item 32
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Dale Hollow, Tennessee dam, 1952

  • Box 1, item 33
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Portrait of F.S. Parrigin, 1955

  • Box 1, item 34
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South R.R. Bridge, Pittman Creek , 1955

  • Box 1, item 35
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Barlow, KY 1954-'55, Imhoff tank , circa 1955

  • Box 1, item 36
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Barlow, KY 1954-'55, main street sewer , circa 1955

  • Box 1, item 37
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Lacenter, KY 1953, '54, Imhoff tank , circa 1954

  • Box 1, item 38
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Highway bridge KY US 27, 1955

  • Box 1, item 39
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Dam and pump plant designed by Frank Parrigan, height 32ft , undated

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Dam from 1/4 mile distance , undated

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Intake tower , undated

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Lake Providence dam , 1951

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Map showing proposed paving and walks for Brooksville, Florida, 1926 March

  • Box 1, item 44
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Dump and pump plant designed by F.S. Parrigin, Lake Providence, KY - 42 acre lake , 1951

  • Box 1, item 45
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Dump and pump plant designed by F.S. Parrigin, Lake Providence, KY - 42 acre lake , 1951

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Dump and pump plant designed by F.S. Parrigin, Lake Providence, KY - 42 acre lake , 1951

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Dump and pump plant designed by F.S. Parrigin, Lake Providence, KY - 42 acre lake , 1951

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