Irwin Shrewsbury Cobb papers,

Abstract

The Irwin Shrewsbury Cobb papers are comprised of personal correspondence from 1917 until 1944 as well as newspaper and magazine clippings, and manuscripts.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Irwin Shrewsbury Cobb papers,
Date
1917-1944 (inclusive)
Creator
Cobb, Irvin S., (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944
Extent
0.35 Cubic feet
Subjects
Manuscripts--Kentucky--Private collections.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged by material type.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
56M8 : [identification of item], Irwin Shrewsbury Cobb papers, 1917-1944, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb was the second of four children born in Paducah, Kentucky. He started in journalism on the Paducah Daily News at age seventeen, and became the nation's youngest managing news editor at nineteen. He later worked at the Louisville Evening Post for a year and a half. At the turn of the twentieth century Cobb was a journalist for New York World and Evening Sun newspapers. Cobb covered World War I for the Saturday Evening Post. He is best known for his humorist writings on Kentucky.
Scope and Content
The Irwin Shrewsbury Cobb papers include his personal correspondence from 1917 until 1944. The collection includes reviews and excerpts of his writings from national newspapers and magazines. It also includes several undated manuscripts for four works including: an introduction for a book called Governor of Kentucky, and three short books called At the Feet of Every Enemy, Cobbiana, and Who's Who.

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.

Contents of the Collection

Letters,, 1917-1942

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Letters,, 1942-1944

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Clippings,, 1933-1944

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Manuscripts,, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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