Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Sue Garcia letters

Abstract

The Sue Garcia letters (dated 1962-1978, undated; 0.15 cubic feet; 3 folders) comprises letters sent to Sue Garcia from friends that document her travels and relationships held into her later life in California, Georgia, and Florida in the 1960s and 1970s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Sue Garcia letters
Creator
Garcia, Sue Purcell
Extent
0.15 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Letters.
Correspondence.
Friendship.
Travel.
Photography.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0899: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Sue Garcia letters, 1962-1978, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Sue Purcell Stovall Garcia (1906-1985) was born in Georgia to Elisha Purcell (1861-1932) and Mary Dickson (1862-1945). She was married twice; her first husband was Pearce Matthews Stovall (1895-1958) and her second was Sam O. Garcia (1879-1974). No other biographical information available.
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 Sue Garcia letters (dated 1962-1978, undated; 0.15 cubic feet; 3 folders) comprises letters sent to Sue Garcia from friends that document her travels and relationships held into her later life in California, Georgia, and Florida in the 1960s and 1970s. She receives a number of letters from two friends, discussing trips to Africa, the Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand, and the Galapagos Islands to sightsee and take photographs of the areas. They discuss itineraries, costs, and thoughts on roommates and making alternate plans to allow Sue to visit with friends while on the trip. Other letters from friends discuss personal health, Sue's travels around the globe, condolences on the death of her husband, visits from friends and relatives, and thanks for gifts and letters written.
The Sue Garcia letters 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

Letters to Sue Garcia, 1962-1978, undated

  • Box WH-109, folder 5
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Carter and Scotty to Sue Garcia, 1975-1977, undated

  • Box WH-109, folder 6
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Sue Garcia papers, undated

  • Box WH-109, folder 7
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