Scrapbook of the 1937 flood

Descriptive Summary

Title
Scrapbook of the 1937 flood
Date
1931, 1936, 1937
Extent
0.15 Cubic feet
Subjects
Floods--Kentucky--Paducah--1937.
Floods--Kentucky.
Floods--Ohio River Valley.
Arrangement
Contents in the scrapbook are arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Eli Riveire
Preferred Citation
69M31: [identification of item], Scrapbook of the 1937 flood, 1931, 1936, 1937, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Ohio River flood of 1937 devastated communities along the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois. It was the deepest Ohio River flood on record in many major cities of the Ohio River Valley. Majorly affected cities include Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Evansville, Indiana; Paducah, Kentucky; and Harrisburg, Illinois. Throughout the entire Ohio River Valley, the flood left about a million people homeless, claimed at least 385 lives, and caused over $500 million (at the time) in damages.
"Infamous Floods - Flood of 1997." Cincinnati Enquirer. n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2011.
"The Great Flood of 1937." National Weather Service. NOAA, 14 Jun. 2011. Web. 29 Aug. 2011.
Scope and Content
The collection contains one scrapbook of newspaper clippings highlighting all aspects of the infamously devastating 1937 Ohio River flood. The scrapbook was compiled in 1937 by Mrs. George W. Lee inside the pages of a 1931 Remedial English textbook (which was actually used a textbook by Elizabeth Withers in 1936).
Since this book is really three different works in one, the Date Expression reflects that. 1931 refers to the year the textbook was published, 1936 refers to the year it was used as a textbook by Elizabeth Withers, and 1937 was the year the textbook was transformed into a scrapbook by Mrs. George W. Lee.

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