Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Kentucky farm account book

Abstract

The Kentucky farm account book (dated 1931; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one account book that documents the expenses and debts incurred by a farming operation in Kentucky at the beginning of the Great Depression in 1931.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Kentucky farm account book
Date
1931 (inclusive)
Extent
0.04 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Agriculture -- Documentation.
Agriculture -- Kentucky.
Farm life
Great Depression
Depressions -- 1929 -- Kentucky
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
2009ms132.0215: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Kentucky farm account book, 1931, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
American Letters collector Wade Hall is a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Since 1962, he has lived in Louisville, where he has taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He has also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He holds 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 is 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 Kentucky farm account book (dated 1931; 0.04 cubic feet; 1 folder) comprises one account book that documents the expenses and debts incurred by a farming operation in Kentucky at the beginning of the Great Depression in 1931. The account book lists farm employees and the amount they were paid for the chores they completed that day, as well as amounts due to employees and merchants and when those debts were paid.
The Kentucky farm account book 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
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

Farm account book, 1931

  • Box 263, folder 7
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