J.J. Glenn papers

Abstract

The J.J. Glenn papers (dated 1913-1921, 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) contains articles, speeches, and a manuscript written about history and culture in Madisonville and Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
J.J. Glenn papers
Date
1913-1921
Creator
Glenn, J.J.
Extent
0.23 Cubic feet
Subjects
Editorials.
Manuscripts--Kentucky.
Schools--Kentucky.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American--Kentucky.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
65m2: [identification of item] J.J. Glenn papers, 1913-1921, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Teacher and journalist J.J. Glenn was born in 1842 to Samuel and Mary Glenn in Lyon County, Kentucky. J.J. Glenn taught in Masdisonville, Kentucky, schools until 1884 when he became superintendent. In 1894, he declined re-election to the position, and left education for journalism, running the weekly newspaper, Glenn's Graphics. Glenn married Sallie Prewitt in 1869; they had one child, Neel Glenn.
Sources:
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904.
Scope and Content
The J.J. Glenn papers (dated 1913-1921, 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) contains articles, speeches, and a manuscript written about history and culture in Madisonville and Kentucky. The articles and speeches discuss elementary and secondary schools, church, and a local intellectual organization called the Kentucky Reading Circle. The papers also contain manuscript for a book on Kentucky Civil War history.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

"A Name", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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"The Best Town on Earth?", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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"Early Church History", Madisonville, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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"Early History of the Organization", Kentucky Reading Circle, 1921 April 20

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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"Editorial Comment", 1920 May 18

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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"Hopkins Academy", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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"Our Schools", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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"Then and Now", delivered in Frankfort before the State Superintendent's Association, 1913 April 12

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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"Words for the Benefit of the Class", undated

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Untitled, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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Untitled draft of article about graduation weekend, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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Untitled essay about Kentucky Civil War history, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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The Beechers, or Kentucky Before the War, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 13-14
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