Frank L. McCarthy Papers,1879-1960 (bulk 1930-1960)

Descriptive Summary

Frank L. McCarthy Papers,1879-1960 (bulk 1930-1960)
McCarthy, Frank L., 1893-1978.
.5 cubic ft.
Catholic Church -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Clergy -- Photographs. .
Catholic Church -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Kentucky. Railroad Commission.
McCarthy family -- Photograph collections.
McCarthy, Frank L., 1893-1978.
McCarthy, John M., fl. 1879-1883 -- Diaries.
Priests -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Photographs.
Transylvania University -- Alumni and alumnae -- Societies, etc.
Universities and colleges -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Alumni and alumnae -- Societies, etc.
Finding Aid Author
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Transylvania University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Frank L. McCarthy was born in Paris, Kentucky in 1893. He graduated from Transylvania University with a bachelor's degree in 1913 and earned a master's degree in 1914. After graduating from Yale Law School in 1917 he returned to Lexington to practice law. He was elected to the Kentucky Railroad Commission in 1936 and served as chariman for thirty-two years. He was active in the Catholic Church, and in the Transylvania Alumni Association, serving three terms as president
Scope and Content
This is a collection of family photographs, a diary, and other materials from Frank L. McCarthy. The photographs, (ca. 1930-1960) are of McCarthy, his family, friends, and associates. Many include Catholic priests, and were taken at social events such as Saint Patrick's Day parties. Also present is the diary of John M. McCarthy, written in Alabama (1879-1883).