Lawrence W. Wetherby papers

Abstract

The Lawrence W. Wetherby papers (dated 1915-1958, undated, bulk 1950-1956; 19.8 cubic ft.; 54 boxes) largely consists of the records of Wetherby while he served as Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lawrence W. Wetherby papers
Extent
19.8 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Elections -- Kentucky.
Governors -- Correspondence.
Insurance law.
Political cartoons.
Press releases.
Toll roads -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Organized into the following series: Clippings, Correspondence, Executive Orders, Photographs, Press Releases, Speech, Subject File, Oversized & Rolled Materials, Appointment & Published Books, and Scrapbooks. The Subject File Series is arranged alphabetically by topic and thereunder chronologically. The Oversized & Rolled Materials Series is arranged by type of material (Maps, Legislative Digest, etc.). The Appointment and Published Books Series is arranged alphabetically by title. All other series are arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Suzy Ireland and Glen A. McAninch; machine-readable finding aid created by Hilary Writt
Preferred Citation
82m8: [identification of item], Lawrence W. Wetherby papers, 1915-1958, undated, bulk 1950-1956, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Born in the small town of Middletown near Louisville, Kentucky, on January 2, 1908, Lawerence Winchester Wetherby developed a love for the outdoors and an appreciation for agricultural matters. Wetherby was the fourth child of Samuel David and Fanny (Yenowine) Wetherby. As a youth he joined the Boy Scouts and began a lengthy affiliation with the Middletown Methodist Church.
In public school the young Wetherby was active in Junior Agriculture Club (the forerunner of 4-H), exhibiting hogs and corn at the State Fair and completing a short agricultural course at the University of Kentucky. Both the State Fair and the University were life-longs interests of Wetherby. At Anchorage High School he participated in football, basketball, and baseball before graduating in 1925.
In preparation for his career in politics, Wetherby entered the University of Louisville to study law. While in college he continued his participation in football and basketball. In 1929 Wetherby earned an LL.B. from the University of Louisville School of Law. On April 24, 1930, he married Helen Dwyer of Louisville; they had three children, Lawerence Jr. born in 1931, Suzanne born in 1932, and Barbara Juel born in 1935.
From 1933 to 1937 and again in 1942 he was part-time attorney for the Jefferson County Juvenile Court. In March of 1943 he was appointed the first trial commissioner of Jefferson County Juvenile Court. During the 1930s and 1940s, Wetherby served on the Anchorage District School Board, the Health and Welfare Council Children's Agency, and the Board of Maryhurst School for Girls.
In 1947 Wetherby decided to run for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. He was elected over Republican Orville M. Howard (367,836 to 271,893). As Lieutenant Governor Wetherby presided over the Kentucky Senate and served on the Committee of Committees which handles the assignment of bills and makes committee appointments. He also planned and participated in the Legislative Research Commission and state budget.
In 1950 Governor Earle C. Clements left his post to Wetherby after having run successfully for the United States Senate. Wetherby was sworn in as the 48th Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky by Chief Justice Porter Sims on November 27th. In 1951 Wetherby was elected to a full term as Governor, defeating Republican Eugene Siler (346,345 to 288,014).
Wetherby called a special session of the General Assembly in 1951 to increase both teachers' salaries and benefits to the needy and to government employees. Later, he created a separate Department of Mental Health, supported enactment of the first state law to regulate strip mining, and began construction of toll roads and a new state fairgrounds. Improvements in education came with a constitutional amendment known as the Minimum Foundation Program, permitting the allocation of education funds to school districts on the basis of need rather than the number of pupils. In 1954 and 1955, as chairman of the Southern Governors' Conference, Wetherby supported the Supreme Court's school desegregation order and urged its peaceful implementation.
After leaving office on December 13, 1955, Wetherby went into private law practice. In 1956 he ran for the U.S. Senate but was defeated by Republican John Sherman Cooper, 538,505 to 473,140. In 1964-1966 he was a member of a state assembly to revise the 1890 Kentucky Constitution. He served in the state senate in 1966 and 1968 and was its president pro-tem during the first term. In retirement, Wetherby served as a consultant to Brighton Engineering.
Biographical information supplied by Lowell H. Harrison, Suzy Ireland and Glen A. McAninch.
Scope and Content
The Lawrence W. Wetherby papers (dated 1915-1958, undated, bulk 1950-1956; 19.8 cubic ft.; 54 boxes) largely consists of the records of Wetherby while he served as Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The collection also contains the Executive Orders of Wetherby's predecessor, Earle C. Clements, as well as some Wetherby records prior to and following his term as Governor. Unfortunately, many of Wetherby's papers were lost in the transition from office, and the Wetherby Collection represents only part of the records generated by Wetherby while in office. The primary series with letters addressed to Wetherby is the Subject File Series. However, it is evident from file categories used in the Correspondence Series (copies of outgoing letters) that there were at one time many more headings than those found in the existing Subject File Series.
The collection is arranged in series by type of materials (clippings, photos, press releases, etc.) Within most series the arrangement is chronological. However, the Correspondence, Subject File, and Appointment Books/Published Materials Series are alphabetized. See the series descriptions for further details on arrangement. In addition to the types of materials mentioned in the series titles, the Wetherby Collection also contains campaign literature, political cartoons, and election returns (Subject File Series, Campaign).
For further access to the Wetherby Collection see the manuscript catalog located in the reference area of the University of Kentucky Special Collections Division located at King Library North. Wetherby letters found in other collections may be found under "Wetherby, Lawrence Winchester" in the catalog. Letters to Wetherby by prominent individuals may be found by name of sender in the catalog. The existing papers indicate the following politicians regularly communicated with Wetherby:
Carl D. Perkins, U.S. Congress Brent Spence, U.S. Congress John C. Watts, U.S. Congress Earle C. Clements, U.S. Senator Alben W. Barkley, U.S. Senator and Vice-President Thomas R. Underwood, U.S. Senator
State Governors: Herman E. Talmadge, GA George N. Craig, IN Adlai E. Stevenson, IL Leroy Collins, FL Frank G. Clement, TN Frank J. Lausche, OH Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. President Carl J. Ruh, KY Legislator Walter R. Moorman, KY Legislator Louis W. Arnett, KY Legislator Emerson Beauchamp, Lt. Governor of KY Alvarado E. Funk, KY Attorney General J.D. Buckman, KY Attorney General Bruce Underwood, KY Commissioner of Health Henry E. Ward, KY Commissioner of Conservation
In Governor Wetherby's absence many of his letters and much of his day to day routine was handled by his executive secretary, Edward A. Farris, administrative assistant George H. Kerler, or office secretary Rosalind Niemeier. In the case of official matters the Lt. Governor filled in for the Governor. The Wetherby papers demonstrate both practices by the signatures on outgoing correspondence. Though the typist's initials do not appear on correspondence, sources indicate that secretaries Cattie Lou Miller and Addie Dean (Stokley) were responsible for typing, filing, occasionally writing, and maintaining the orderly office procedures evident in the papers. Others who worked in the office include Bobby Crosswhite, Catherine Major and Lidwyna Thompson.
Additional Wetherby records may be found in the Governor's Record Group (mostly bills signed) and other executive branch record groups at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, located in Frankfort, Kentucky. Most of the speeches and many of the letters of Wetherby have been published with appropriate annotation in The Public Papers of Governor Lawrence W. Wetherby, 1950-1955 edited by John E. Kleber (Lexington, KY, 1983).

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open for research 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

Clippings Series, 1950-1955

The Clippings Series contain newspaper clippings such as editorials, news articles and campaign ads as well as come correspondence during the administration of Governor Wetherby and in a few instances Governor Clements. The correspondence includes pink carbon copies of letters from Governor Clements to the press. These letters are also found in the Earle C. Clements Collection. The clippings, taken from a variety of newspapers, are marked as to origin and date. They are filed chronologically. Frequently parts of the clippings are highlighted in red pencil. For a more complete and well indexed group of articles on the Wetherby administration from two Louisville newspapers see the Scrapbook Series. There are also clippings in the Oversized Materials Series as well as scattered clippings appearing in other series. The clippings have been separated by sheets of acid-free paper for preservation purposes.

1950 March-November

  • Box 1, folder 1
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1951 January-December

  • Box 1, folder 2
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1952 January-December

  • Box 1, folder 3
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1953 January-December

  • Box 1, folder 4
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1954 January-December

  • Box 1, folder 5
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1955 January-December

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Correspondence Series, 1950-1956

The Correspondence Series contains green carbon copies of outgoing correspondence from Wetherby's office. The series is arranged chronologically and thereunder alphabetically by name of correspondent. The subject of the letters are handwritten in the corner of most of the copies. Because much of the Subject File is missing, the Correspondence File is in many cases the only record of certain letters. For example, legislative and political headings are noted in the Correspondence Series, but the first carbon copy and the incoming letter (usually filed by subject) for these headings do not exist. For those headings that do exist in the Subject File Series, the Correspondence File serves as a name index by year. Only the January 1956 folder contains both incoming and outgoing correspondence.

1950 November-1951 December

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Am to Ay

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Ba to Ban

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Bar to Bay

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Be to Bi

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Bl to Bo

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Bra to Brou

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Brow to By

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Ca

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Ce to Ci

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Cl

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Co

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Cr to Cy

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Da to Di

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Do to Dy

  • Box 3, folder 4
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E

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Fa to Fl

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Fo to Fy

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Ga to Gh

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Gi to Go

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Gr to Gw

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Ha to Han

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Har to Haz

  • Box 4, folder 3
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He to Hi

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Ho to Hor

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Hos to Hy

  • Box 4, folder 6
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I

  • Box 4, folder 7
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Ja to Je

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Jo to Ju

  • Box 4, folder 9
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K

  • Box 4, folder 10
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La

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Le to Ly

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Ma

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Mc

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Me to Mi

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Mo to My

  • Box 5, folder 6
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N

  • Box 5, folder 7
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O

  • Box 5, folder 8
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Pa to Pf

  • Box 5, folder 9
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Ph to Py

  • Box 5, folder 10
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Q

  • Box 6, folder 1
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Ra to Ree

  • Box 6, folder 2
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Ref to Ri

  • Box 6, folder 3
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Ro to Ry

  • Box 6, folder 4
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Sa to Sc

  • Box 6, folder 5
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Se to Sh

  • Box 6, folder 6
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Si to Sm

  • Box 6, folder 7
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Sn to Sta

  • Box 6, folder 8
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Ste to Sw

  • Box 6, folder 9
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Ta to Th

  • Box 6, folder 10
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Ti to Ty

  • Box 7, folder 1
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U

  • Box 7, folder 2
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V

  • Box 7, folder 3
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Wa to War

  • Box 7, folder 4
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Was to We

  • Box 7, folder 5
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Wh

  • Box 7, folder 6
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Wi

  • Box 7, folder 7
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Wo to War

  • Box 7, folder 8
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X,Y,Z

  • Box 7, folder 9
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Miscellaneous Cross Reference

  • Box 7, folder 10
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1952 January-December

A to Am

  • Box 7, folder 11
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Ba

  • Box 7, folder 12
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Be to Bi

  • Box 8, folder 1
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Bl to Bri

  • Box 8, folder 2
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Bro to By

  • Box 8, folder 3
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Ca

  • Box 8, folder 4
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Ce to Cl

  • Box 8, folder 5
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Co to Cop

  • Box 8, folder 6
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Cor to Cu

  • Box 8, folder 7
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Da to Del

  • Box 8, folder 8
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Dem to Dy

  • Box 8, folder 9
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E

  • Box 8, folder 10
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F

  • Box 9, folder 1
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Ga to Gol

  • Box 9, folder 2
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Goo to Gu

  • Box 9, folder 3
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Ha to Har

  • Box 9, folder 4
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Has to Hi

  • Box 9, folder 5
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Ho to Hov

  • Box 9, folder 6
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How to Hy

  • Box 9, folder 7
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I

  • Box 9, folder 8
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J

  • Box 9, folder 9
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Ka to Ke

  • Box 9, folder 10
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Ki to Ky

  • Box 9, folder 11
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La to Len

  • Box 9, folder 12
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Leo to Ly

  • Box 10, folder 1
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Ma

  • Box 10, folder 2
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Mc

  • Box 10, folder 3
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Me to Mi

  • Box 10, folder 4
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Mo to My

  • Box 10, folder 5
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N

  • Box 10, folder 6
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O

  • Box 10, folder 7
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Pa to Pe

  • Box 10, folder 8
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Pf to Py

  • Box 10, folder 9
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Q

  • Box 10, folder 10
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Ra to Rh

  • Box 10, folder 11
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Ri to Ry

  • Box 10, folder 12
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Sa to Sc

  • Box 11, folder 1
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Se to Sh

  • Box 11, folder 2
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Si to Sm

  • Box 11, folder 3
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Sn to Ste

  • Box 11, folder 4
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Sti to Sy

  • Box 11, folder 5
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Ta to Th

  • Box 11, folder 6
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To to Ty

  • Box 11, folder 7
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U

  • Box 11, folder 8
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V

  • Box 11, folder 9
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Wa

  • Box 11, folder 10
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We to Wh

  • Box 11, folder 11
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Wi to Wil

  • Box 11, folder 12
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Wim to Wy

  • Box 11, folder 13
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X,Y,Z

  • Box 11, folder 14
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Miscellaneous Cross Reference

  • Box 11, folder 15
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1953 January-December

A

  • Box 12, folder 1
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Ba

  • Box 12, folder 2
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Be to Bo

  • Box 12, folder 3
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Br to By

  • Box 12, folder 4
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Ca to Ce

  • Box 12, folder 5
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Ch to Col

  • Box 12, folder 6
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Com to Cu

  • Box 12, folder 7
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Da to De

  • Box 12, folder 8
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Di to Dy

  • Box 12, folder 9
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E

  • Box 12, folder 10
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F

  • Box 12, folder 11
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GA to GO

  • Box 13, folder 1
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Gr to Gy

  • Box 13, folder 2
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Ha to Har

  • Box 13, folder 3
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Has to Hi

  • Box 13, folder 4
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Ho to Hy

  • Box 13, folder 5
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I

  • Box 13, folder 6
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J

  • Box 13, folder 7
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Ka to Ke

  • Box 13, folder 8
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Ki to Ky

  • Box 13, folder 9
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La

  • Box 13, folder 10
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Le to Ly

  • Box 13, folder 11
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Ma

  • Box 13, folder 12
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Mc

  • Box 13, folder 13
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Me to Mi

  • Box 13, folder 14
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Mo to My

  • Box 14, folder 1
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N

  • Box 14, folder 2
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O

  • Box 14, folder 3
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Pa to Pe

  • Box 14, folder 4
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Pf to Py

  • Box 14, folder 5
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Q

  • Box 14, folder 6
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Ra to Ri

  • Box 14, folder 7
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Ro to Ry

  • Box 14, folder 8
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Sa to Se

  • Box 14, folder 9
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Sh to Sl

  • Box 14, folder 10
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Sm to Sq

  • Box 14, folder 11
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St to Sy

  • Box 14, folder 12
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Ta to Th

  • Box 14, folder 13
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Ti to Ty

  • Box 14, folder 14
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U

  • Box 15, folder 1
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V

  • Box 15, folder 2
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Wa

  • Box 15, folder 3
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We to Wh

  • Box 15, folder 4
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Wi to Wy

  • Box 15, folder 5
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X,Y,Z

  • Box 15, folder 6
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1954 January-December

A

  • Box 15, folder 7
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Ba

  • Box 15, folder 8
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Be to Bl

  • Box 15, folder 9
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Bo to Bri

  • Box 15, folder 10
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Bro to By

  • Box 15, folder 11
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Ca to Ce

  • Box 15, folder 12
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Ch to Cl

  • Box 15, folder 13
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Co to Cz

  • Box 15, folder 14
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Da to Di

  • Box 16, folder 1
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Di to Dy

  • Box 16, folder 2
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E

  • Box 16, folder 3
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F

  • Box 16, folder 4
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Ga to Gi

  • Box 16, folder 5
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Gl to Gu

  • Box 16, folder 6
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Ha

  • Box 16, folder 7
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He to Hi

  • Box 16, folder 8
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Ho to Hov

  • Box 16, folder 9
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How to Hy

  • Box 16, folder 10
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I

  • Box 16, folder 11
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Ja to Joh

  • Box 16, folder 12
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Jon to Ju

  • Box 16, folder 13
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K

  • Box 16, folder 14
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La to Le

  • Box 16, folder 15
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Li to Ly

  • Box 16, folder 16
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Ma

  • Box 17, folder 1
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Mc

  • Box 17, folder 2
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Me to Mi

  • Box 17, folder 3
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Mo to My

  • Box 17, folder 4
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N

  • Box 17, folder 5
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O

  • Box 17, folder 6
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Pa to Pf

  • Box 17, folder 7
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Ph to Py

  • Box 17, folder 8
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Q

  • Box 17, folder 9
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Ra to Re

  • Box 17, folder 10
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Re to Ri

  • Box 17, folder 11
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Ro to Ry

  • Box 17, folder 12
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Sa to Se

  • Box 17, folder 13
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Sh to Sl

  • Box 17, folder 14
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Sm to Sp

  • Box 17, folder 15
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St to Sw

  • Box 17, folder 16
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Ta to Th

  • Box 17, folder 17
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Ti to Ty

  • Box 18, folder 1
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U

  • Box 18, folder 2
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V

  • Box 18, folder 3
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Wa

  • Box 18, folder 4
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We to Wh

  • Box 18, folder 5
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Wi to Willk

  • Box 18, folder 6
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Willo to Wy

  • Box 18, folder 7
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X,Y,Z

  • Box 18, folder 8
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1955

January to June-A

  • Box 18, folder 9
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July to December-A

  • Box 18, folder 10
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January to June-Ba to Bl

  • Box 18, folder 11
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January to June-Bo to By

  • Box 18, folder 12
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July to December-B

  • Box 18, folder 13
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January to June-Ca to Cl

  • Box 18, folder 14
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January to June-Co to Cu

  • Box 18, folder 15
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July to December-C

  • Box 18, folder 16
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January to June-D

  • Box 18, folder 17
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July to December-D

  • Box 19, folder 1
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January to June-E

  • Box 19, folder 2
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July to December-E

  • Box 19, folder 3
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January to June-F

  • Box 19, folder 4
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July to December-F

  • Box 19, folder 5
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January to June-G

  • Box 19, folder 6
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July to December-G

  • Box 19, folder 7
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January to June-Ha to Hy

  • Box 19, folder 8
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January to June-Ho to Hy

  • Box 19, folder 9
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July to December-H

  • Box 19, folder 10
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January to June-I

  • Box 19, folder 11
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July to December-I

  • Box 19, folder 12
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January to June-J

  • Box 19, folder 13
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July to December-J

  • Box 19, folder 14
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January to June-K

  • Box 19, folder 15
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July to December-K

  • Box 19, folder 16
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January to June-L

  • Box 19, folder 17
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July to December-L

  • Box 19, folder 18
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January to June-Mc

  • Box 19, folder 19
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July to December-Mc

  • Box 19, folder 20
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January to July-Ma to Mi

  • Box 19, folder 21
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January to July-Mo to My

  • Box 19, folder 22
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July to December-M

  • Box 19, folder 23
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January to June-N

  • Box 20, folder 1
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July to December-N

  • Box 20, folder 2
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January to June-O

  • Box 20, folder 3
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July to December-O

  • Box 20, folder 4
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January to June-P

  • Box 20, folder 5
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July to December-P

  • Box 20, folder 6
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January to June-Q

  • Box 20, folder 7
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July to December-Q

  • Box 20, folder 8
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January to June-Ra to Ri

  • Box 20, folder 9
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January to June-Ro to Ry

  • Box 20, folder 10
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July to December-R

  • Box 20, folder 11
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January to June-Sa to Sl

  • Box 20, folder 12
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January to June-Sm to Sw

  • Box 20, folder 13
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July to December-S

  • Box 20, folder 14
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Janurary to June-T

  • Box 20, folder 15
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July to December-T

  • Box 20, folder 16
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January to June-U

  • Box 20, folder 17
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July to December-U

  • Box 20, folder 18
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January to June-V

  • Box 20, folder 19
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July to December-V

  • Box 20, folder 20
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January to June-Wa to Wh

  • Box 20, folder 21
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January to June-Wi to Wy

  • Box 20, folder 22
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July to December-W

  • Box 20, folder 23
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January to June-X,Y,Z

  • Box 20, folder 24
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July to December-X,Y,Z

  • Box 20, folder 25
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1956

January

  • Box 20, folder 26
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Executive Orders Series, 1947-1955

The Executive Orders Series contains signed carbon copies of the executive orders of both Governor Wetherby and Governor Earle C. Clements under whom Wetherby served as Lt. Governor. The executive orders are arranged chronologically. The Governor's treatment of bills may be found in the following locations: For veto messages see the Subject File Series, Legislative File. Issues of Legislative Digest from 1952 are found in the Oversized Materials. Legislative messages are scattered through the Speech Series. Signed bills are located in the Governors Record Group at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives in Frankfort Kentucky.

1947 December

  • Box 21, folder 1
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1948 January

  • Box 21, folder 2
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1948 February-March

  • Box 21, folder 3
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1948 April-May

  • Box 21, folder 4
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1948 June 2-12

  • Box 21, folder 5
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1948 June 12-30

  • Box 21, folder 6
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1948 July 1-12

  • Box 21, folder 7
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1948 July 16-31

  • Box 21, folder 8
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1948 August

  • Box 21, folder 9
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1948 September

  • Box 22, folder 1
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1948 October-December

  • Box 22, folder 2
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1949 January

  • Box 22, folder 3
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1949 February

  • Box 22, folder 4
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1949 March-April

  • Box 22, folder 5
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1949 May-June

  • Box 22, folder 6
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1949 July-August

  • Box 22, folder 7
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1949 September

  • Box 22, folder 8
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1949 October

  • Box 22, folder 9
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1949 November

  • Box 23, folder 1
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1949 December

  • Box 23, folder 2
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1950 January

  • Box 23, folder 3
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1950 February-April

  • Box 23, folder 4
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1950 May-June 15

  • Box 23, folder 5
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1950 June 20-30

  • Box 23, folder 6
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1950 July

  • Box 23, folder 7
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1950 August-October

  • Box 23, folder 8
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1950 November 13-15

  • Box 23, folder 9
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1950 November 16-December

  • Box 23, folder 10
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1951 January-February

  • Box 24, folder 1
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1951 March-April

  • Box 24, folder 2
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1951 May-June

  • Box 24, folder 3
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1951 July-August

  • Box 24, folder 4
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1951 September-October

  • Box 24, folder 5
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1951 December

  • Box 24, folder 6
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1952 January-April

  • Box 25, folder 1
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1952 May

  • Box 25, folder 2
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1952 June 5-11

  • Box 25, folder 3
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1952 June 13-26

  • Box 25, folder 4
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1952 July

  • Box 25, folder 5
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1952 August-September

  • Box 25, folder 6
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1952 October-December

  • Box 25, folder 7
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1953 January-March

  • Box 25, folder 8
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1953 April-June

  • Box 26, folder 1
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1953 July-August

  • Box 26, folder 2
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1953 September-October

  • Box 26, folder 3
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1953 November-December

  • Box 26, folder 4
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1954 January-March

  • Box 26, folder 5
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1954 April-May

  • Box 26, folder 6
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1954 June

  • Box 26, folder 7
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1954 July

  • Box 26, folder 8
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1954 August

  • Box 27, folder 1
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1954 September-December

  • Box 27, folder 2
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1955 January-April

  • Box 27, folder 3
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1955 May-June

  • Box 27, folder 4
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1955 July-August

  • Box 27, folder 5
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1955 September-October

  • Box 27, folder 6
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1955 November-December

  • Box 27, folder 7
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Photograph Series, 1926-1958, undated

This series contains the photos used by Governor Wetherby's office for publicity purposes. Most of the photos are eight by ten inches, black and white. Some of the photos are captioned and some have information such as names of persons in the photo, place taken, and photographer on the back. Some prominent persons in the photos include Alben Barkley, Earle C. Clements, Mrs. Helen Wetherby, and "Doc" Beauchamp. One group of photos reveals that Wetherby socialized with A.B. "Happy" Chandler early in his administration. In some of the photos subject's faces have been removed. There is one newspaper clipping from 1953. The photos have been separated by sheets of paper for preservation purposes. To facilitate research the photographs have been arranged chronologically and thereunder alphabetically by subject.

Football Team, 1926

  • Box 28, folder 1
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General, 1949-1950

  • Box 28, folder 2
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Campaign, 1951

  • Box 28, folder 3
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Chandler fishing trip, 1951

  • Box 28, folder 4
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Derby, 1951

  • Box 28, folder 5
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Eastern Airlines, 1951

  • Box 28, folder 6
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General, 1951

  • Box 28, folder 7-8
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Highway Department, 1951

  • Box 28, folder 9-10
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Inaguration, 1951

  • Box 28, folder 11
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Portraits of Governor, Highway Department, 1951

  • Box 28, folder 12
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Renfro Valley, 1951

  • Box 28, folder 13
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State Fair, 1951

  • Box 28, folder 14
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State Police, 1951

  • Box 28, folder 15
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Conservation Department, 1952

  • Box 28, folder 16
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Eddyville Clothing Factory, 1952

  • Box 28, folder 17
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Family, 1952

  • Box 28, folder 18
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General, 1952

  • Box 28A, folder 1-2
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Highway Department, 1952

  • Box 28A, folder 3
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Kerr, Bob, 1952

  • Box 28A, folder 4
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Lexington Gathering, 1952

  • Box 28A, folder 5
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Mammoth Cave, 1952

  • Box 28A, folder 6
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Portrait of Governor, 1952

  • Box 28A, folder 7
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Prison Labor, 1952

  • Box 28A, folder 8
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State Police, 1952

  • Box 28A, folder 9
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Air National Guard, 1953

  • Box 28A, folder 10
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Ashland salutes Governor, 1953

  • Box 28A, folder 11
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Beauchamp Portrait, 1953

  • Box 28A, folder 12
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Bourbon Distillery, 1953

  • Box 28A, folder 13
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Christmas, 1953

  • Box 28A, folder 14
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Courier-Journal, 1953

  • Box 28A, folder 15
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Derby, 1953

  • Box 28A, folder 16
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Family, 1953

  • Box 28A, folder 17
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General, 1953

  • Box 28A, folder 18-19
  • Box 29, folder 1-4
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Governor's Tour, 1953

  • Box 29, folder 5-7
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Kentucky Colonels, 1953

  • Box 29, folder 8
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Portraits of Governor, 1953

  • Box 29, folder 9
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Seattle Sea Fair, 1953

  • Box 29, folder 10
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State Fair, 1953

  • Box 29, folder 11
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State Police, 1953

  • Box 29, folder 12
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Tobacco fo March of Dimes, 1953

  • Box 29, folder 13
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Turnpike Meeting, 1953

  • Box 29, folder 14-16
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Air National Guard, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 1
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Army, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 2
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Barkley Campaign, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 3
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Bill Signing, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 4
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Capitol, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 5
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Courier-Journal, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 6
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Derby, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 7
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Family, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 8
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General, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 9-13
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Governor's Conference, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 14
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Governor's Mansion, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 15
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Highway Department, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 16
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Information Center, Ft. Knox, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 17
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Legislature, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 18
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Politicians, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 19
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Toll Road Groundbreaking, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 20
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Ward, Henry, 1954

  • Box 29A, folder 21
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Campaign for Combs, 1955

  • Box 30, folder 1
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Commissioners, 1955

  • Box 30, folder 2
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Clements Bridge, 1955

  • Box 30, folder 3
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Derby, 1955

  • Box 30, folder 4
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Ford Plant, Louisville, 1955

  • Box 30, folder 5
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General, 1955

  • Box 30, folder 6-8
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Governor Office, 1955

  • Box 30, folder 9
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Highways, 1955

  • Box 30, folder 10
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Mt. Laurel Festival, 1955

  • Box 30, folder 11-12
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State Fair, 1955

  • Box 30, folder 13
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General, 1956-1958

  • Box 30, folder 14
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Air National Guard, undated

  • Box 30, folder 15
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Bill Signing, undated

  • Box 30, folder 16
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Boating, undated

  • Box 30, folder 17
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Conservation Department, undated

  • Box 30, folder 18
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Courier-Journal, undated

  • Box 30, folder 19
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Dance King and Queen, undated

  • Box 30, folder 20
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Derby, undated

  • Box 30, folder 21
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Family, undated

  • Box 30, folder 22
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Fishing and Personal, undated

  • Box 30, folder 23
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General, undated

  • Box 31, folder 1-8
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Governor's Conference, undated

  • Box 31, folder 9
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Highway Department, undated

  • Box 31, folder 10
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Hospital, undated

  • Box 31, folder 11
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Negatives, undated

  • Box 31, folder 12
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Politicians, undated

  • Box 31, folder 13
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Portrait of Governor, undated

  • Box 31, folder 14
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Portraits of Governor, undated

  • Box 31, folder 15
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Presents, undated

  • Box 31, folder 16
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Press Tour, undated

  • Box 31, folder 17
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Red Cross, undated

  • Box 31, folder 18
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State Police, undated

  • Box 31, folder 19
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Trip, undated

  • Box 31, folder 20
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University of Kentucky, undated

  • Box 31, folder 21
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Press Release Series, 1951-1955

This series contains typed copies of press or news releases from the Governor's office or from other executive branch offices during the term of Governor Lawrence W. Wetherby. The releases cover a wide range of subjects from state revenue receipts to campaign statements. Accompanying the releases are a few clippings, correspondence, and other appended materials. The series is arranged chronologically. In some cases the press releases show editor's markings.

1951

  • Box 32, folder 1
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1952

  • Box 32, folder 2
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1953

  • Box 32, folder 3
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1954

  • Box 32, folder 4
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1955 January to May

  • Box 32, folder 5
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1955 June to December

  • Box 32, folder 6
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Speech Series, 1950-1956

The Speech Series contains typed and occasionally printed copies of Governor Wetherby's legislative messages, addresses to civic and governmental organizations, campaign speeches, introductions, and media presentations on topics such as sports, the state budget, education, mental health, labor, and administrative accomplishments. The speeches, which are all dated, are arranged chronologically. In addition to the speeches the series contains related news releases, clippings, correspondence, and speeches by others. Most of the materials used in the preparation of speeches are found at the end of the series. The Governor received assistance in speech writing from his executive secretary, Edward A. Farris, and his administrative assistant, George Kerler. Unfortunately, there are no early drafts of speeches and only a few handwritten modifications of the texts to indicate how the speeches developed. For additional public statements by Wetherby see the Press Release Series, Subject File (Campaign), and the Executive Orders Series. Also included in the Speech Series are a few addresses from Wetherby's 1956 campaign for the Senate.

Inauguration, 1950 November 27

  • Box 33, folder 1
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Homecoming Day, Louisville, 1950 December 15

  • Box 33, folder 2
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Renfro Valley - CBS, 1951 January 7

  • Box 33, folder 3
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Scott County Farm Bureau, Oxford High School, 1951 January 18

  • Box 33, folder 4
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Kentucky Press Association, Louisville, 1951 January 26

  • Box 33, folder 5
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Christian County Farm Bureau, Hopkinsville, 1951 February 5

  • Box 33, folder 6
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Dedication of Gen. Buckner's plaque, 1951 February 21

  • Box 33, folder 7
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Call for Special Session, 1951 February 21

  • Box 33, folder 8
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General Assembly Address, 1951 March 6

  • Box 33, folder 9
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Kentucky Green Pastures Program, 1951 March 17

  • Box 33, folder 10
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Television Program, Cincinnati, 1951 March 18

  • Box 33, folder 11
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Somerset Chamber of Commerce Banquet, 1951 March 31

  • Box 33, folder 12
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Bridge Dedication, Burnside, 1951 March 31

  • Box 33, folder 13
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Louisville Auto Association, 1951 April 16

  • Box 33, folder 14
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Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, Louisville, 1951 April 21

  • Box 33, folder 15
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Lonesome Pine Council Boy Scouts, 1951 May 7

  • Box 33, folder 16
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Kentucky Dam Bridge Dedication, 1951 May 12

  • Box 33, folder 17
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Caldwell County War Memorial Hospital, 1951 May 14

  • Box 33, folder 18
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Burkesville Bridge Dedication, 1951 May 16

  • Box 33, folder 19
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Kentucky Highway Safety Conference, 1951 May 18

  • Box 33, folder 20
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Mary Inglis Highway Association, 1951 May 21

  • Box 33, folder 21
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Eastern H.S. Commencement, Louisville, 1951 May 22

  • Box 33, folder 22
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Mountain Laurel Festival, 1951 May 25

  • Box 33, folder 23
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Owen County Memorial Hospital, 1951 May 30

  • Box 33, folder 24
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Highway 80 Breaks Celebration, 1951 June 10

  • Box 33, folder 25
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Fred Vinson Day, 1951 July 11

  • Box 33, folder 26
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Alben Barkley Nomination for President, 1951 July

  • Box 33, folder 27
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Radio Station WHAS, Louisville, 1951 July 24

  • Box 33, folder 28
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Wolf Creek Dam Dedication, 1951 September 1

  • Box 33, folder 29
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Fall Campaign Opening, 1951 October 4

  • Box 33, folder 30
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Kentucky League of Women Voters, 1951 October 22

  • Box 33, folder 31
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Inauguration, 1951 December 11

  • Box 33, folder 32
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Cotton Bowl game recording, NBC, 1951 December 20

  • Box 33, folder 32
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Budget, 1952 January 11

  • Box 33, folder 33
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General Assembly Joint Session, 1952 January 15

  • Box 33, folder 34
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Clements on Phillip Morris Program, 1952 May 16

  • Box 33, folder 35
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Dedication of Science Building KSU, 1952 September 26

  • Box 33, folder 36
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Eastern Kentucky Town Hall Meeting, 1952 November 20

  • Box 33, folder 37
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County Officials 1952 Convention, 1952 December 10

  • Box 33, folder 38
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Tears for the Jeffersonian Democrats, 1953 January

  • Box 33, folder 39
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Should KY Governors Succeed Themselves, 1953 January

  • Box 33, folder 40
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Remarks on Barrell Celebration, 1953 June 23

  • Box 33, folder 41
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National Tax Association Convention, 1953 September 29

  • Box 33, folder 42
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General Assembly Joint Session, 1954 January 12

  • Box 33, folder 43
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Introduction of French Ambassador, 1954 April 23

  • Box 33, folder 44
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State Fair Plans Announcement, 1954 April

  • Box 33, folder 45
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Division of Soil and Water Resources Recording, 1954 May 11

  • Box 33, folder 46
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Lindsey Wilson College Golden Anniversary, 1954 May 27

  • Box 33, folder 47
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Task Force on Water Resources and Power, 1954 June 1

  • Box 33, folder 48
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What Legislature has done for Medicine, 1954 September

  • Box 33, folder 49
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United Mine Workers, Pikeville, 1954 September 6

  • Box 33, folder 50
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WHAS Radio and Television, 1954 November 1

  • Box 33, folder 51
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State-wide Radio Hookup, 1954 November 1

  • Box 33, folder 52
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Southern Regional Education Board, 1954 November 11

  • Box 33, folder 53
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Speech by O.W.B., 1955 February 8

  • Box 34, folder 1
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Accomplishments, 1955 June 1

  • Box 34, folder 2
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Bert Comb Campaign, 1955 June 2

  • Box 34, folder 3
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Princeton, KY (unspoken), 1955 July 1

  • Box 34, folder 4
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Wetherby for Combs Campaign, 1955 August 3

  • Box 34, folder 5
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Democratic Campaign Opening, 1955 September 18

  • Box 34, folder 6
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Middletown Campaign for Van Arsdale, 1955 October 26

  • Box 34, folder 7
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Station WHAS-TV, 1955 December 7

  • Box 34, folder 8
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Inauguration, 1955 December 13

  • Box 34, folder 9
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Farewell Remarks, 1955 December 13

  • Box 34, folder 10
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Radio Address, Rural Area Camapign, 1956 circa October

  • Box 34, folder 11
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Radio Address-The Record, 1956 circa October

  • Box 34, folder 12
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Stevenson-Kefauver Dinner Recording, 1956 October 29

  • Box 34, folder 13
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Closing Radio Speech, 1956 November 5

  • Box 34, folder 14
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Speech Material, 1950-1955

  • Box 34, folder 15
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Subject File Series, 1946-1958, undated

Because so many of Weatherby's gubernatorial records were lost, the Subject File Series contains correspondence and printed material on only a fraction of the total number of subjects handled by the Governor's office. However, the series does contain personal and political topics such as: Campaign (extensive materials) Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky Legislative (veto reasoning) Politics Senatorial Vacancy Christmas Cards Congratulatory Letters Attorney General Budget Court of Appeals Finance Department Insurance Resignations State Police Louisville-New Albany Bridge State Fair Toll Roads The Subject File Series is arranged alphabetically by subject and thereunder chronologically.

Attorney General, 1950 November-1951 March

  • Box 35, folder 1
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Attorney General, 1952 April-December

  • Box 35, folder 2
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Attorney General, 1952 January-1953 May

  • Box 35, folder 3
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Attorney General, 1953 June-1955 November

  • Box 35, folder 4
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Budget-Executive Budget, 1950-1952

  • Box 35, folder 5
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Budget-Executive Budget, 1952-1954

  • Box 35, folder 6
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Budget-Executive Budget, 1954-1956

  • Box 35, folder 7
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Budget-Executive Budget, 1956-1958

  • Box 35, folder 8
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Budget-Financial Report, 1954-1955

  • Box 35, folder 9
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Campaign-Campaign Contributions, 1951 June-December

  • Box 36, folder 1
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Campaign-Campaign Contributions, 1955

  • Box 36, folder 2
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Campaign-Campaign Manager, 1951 April-September

  • Box 36, folder 3
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Camapign-Election Congratulations- A to B, 1950 November

  • Box 36, folder 4
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Camapign-Election Congratulations- C, 1950 November

  • Box 36, folder 5
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- D to E, 1950 November

  • Box 36, folder 6
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- F to G, 1950 November

  • Box 36, folder 7
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- H to I, 1950 November

  • Box 36, folder 8
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- J to L, 1950 November

  • Box 36, folder 9
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- M to N, 1950 November

  • Box 36, folder 10
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- O to R, 1950 November

  • Box 37, folder 1
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- S, 1950 November

  • Box 37, folder 2
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- T to W, 1950 November

  • Box 37, folder 3
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- A to Bo, 1951 November

  • Box 37, folder 4
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- Br to C, 1951 November

  • Box 37, folder 5
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- D to E, 1951 November

  • Box 37, folder 6
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- F to G, 1951 November

  • Box 37, folder 7
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- H to I, 1951 November

  • Box 37, folder 8
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- J to L, 1951 November

  • Box 37, folder 9
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- M to O, 1951 November

  • Box 37, folder 10
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- P to R, 1951 November

  • Box 38, folder 1
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- S to U, 1951 November

  • Box 38, folder 2
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Campaign-Election Congratulations- V to Z, 1951 November

  • Box 38, folder 3
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Campaign-Election Returns- (see Oversize), 1946-1951

  • Box 38, folder 4
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Campaign-Endorsements, 1951 January-March

  • Box 38, folder 5
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Campaign-Endorsements, 1951 April-May

  • Box 38, folder 6
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Campaign-Endorsements, 1951 June-July

  • Box 38, folder 7
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Campaign-Endorsements, 1951 August-November

  • Box 38, folder 8
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Campaign-General Correspondence, 1954 November 12-December 6

  • Box 39, folder 1
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Campaign-General Correspondence, 1954 December 8-30

  • Box 39, folder 2
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Campaign-General Correspondence, 1955 January

  • Box 39, folder 3
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Campaign-General Correspondence, 1955 February

  • Box 39, folder 4
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Campaign-General Correspondence, 1955 March

  • Box 39, folder 5
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Campaign-General Correspondence, 1955 April

  • Box 39, folder 6
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Campaign-General Correspondence, 1955 May

  • Box 39, folder 7
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Campaign-General Correspondence, 1955 June

  • Box 39, folder 8
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Campaign-General Correspondence, 1955 July

  • Box 40, folder 1
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Campaign-General Correspondence, 1955 August

  • Box 40, folder 2
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Campaign-General Correspondence, 1955 September

  • Box 40, folder 3
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Campaign-General Correspondence, 1955 October-November

  • Box 40, folder 4
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Campaign-Kilgore, Ben (opponent), 1951

  • Box 40, folder 5
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Campaign-Miscellaneous, 1951 April-July 16

  • Box 40, folder 6
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Campaign-Miscellaneous, 1951 July 17-31

  • Box 40, folder 7
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Campaign-Miscellaneous, 1951 August

  • Box 41, folder 1
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Campaign-Miscellaneous, 1951 September

  • Box 41, folder 2
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Campaign-Miscellaneous, 1951 October

  • Box 41, folder 3
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Campaign-Miscellaneous, 1951 November

  • Box 41, folder 4
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations- A to B, 1951 August

  • Box 41, folder 5
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations- C to D, 1951 August

  • Box 41, folder 6
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations- E to H, 1951 August

  • Box 41, folder 7
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations- J to L, 1951 August

  • Box 41, folder 8
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations- M to P, 1951 August

  • Box 41, folder 9
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations- R to S, 1951 August

  • Box 42, folder 1
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations- T to Z, 1951 August

  • Box 42, folder 2
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Campaign-Publicity, 1950 November-1951 September

  • Box 42, folder 3
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Campaign-Robertson, Harrison, 1955

  • Box 42, folder 4
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Campaign-Siler, Eugene, 1951

  • Box 42, folder 5
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Campaign-Vincent, Howell, 1951

  • Box 42, folder 6
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Christmas Cards from the Wetherby's, undated

  • Box 42, folder 7
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Committee on Highway Problems (Gov. Conf.), 1954

  • Box 42, folder 8
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Committee on Highway Problems (Gov. Conf.), 1955

  • Box 42, folder 9
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Congratulations on a Successful Administration, 1955 November

  • Box 42, folder 10
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Congratulations on a Successful Administration, 1955 December 2-9

  • Box 42, folder 11
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Congratulations on a Successful Administration, 1955 December 12

  • Box 42, folder 12
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Court of Appeals, 1952 January-1955 December

  • Box 43, folder 1
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky (2 copies), 1949 March

  • Box 43, folder 2
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky (4 copies), 1949 June

  • Box 43, folder 3
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky (3 copies), 1949 September

  • Box 43, folder 4
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky (3 copies), 1949 December

  • Box 43, folder 5
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky (2 copies), 1950 March-May

  • Box 43, folder 6
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky (2 copies), 1950 June-August

  • Box 43, folder 7
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky (2 copies), 1950 September-November

  • Box 43, folder 8
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky, 1950

  • Box 43, folder 9
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky, 1951 January-June

  • Box 43, folder 10
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky, 1951 fall

  • Box 43, folder 11
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky, 1952 February

  • Box 43, folder 12
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky, 1952 May

  • Box 43, folder 13
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-Midsummer, 1952

  • Box 43, folder 14
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky (3 copies), 1954

  • Box 43, folder 15
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky (4 copies), 1954

  • Box 43, folder 16
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Economic Security, undated

  • Box 43, folder 17
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Election Commission, 1950-1955

  • Box 43, folder 18
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Finance Department, 1955

  • Box 43, folder 19
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Honorary Memberships, 1950-1951

  • Box 43, folder 20
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Honorary Memberships, 1952

  • Box 43, folder 21
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Honorary Memberships, 1953

  • Box 43, folder 22
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Inauguration, 1951

  • Box 43, folder 23
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Insurance-General Business, 1951 October-December

  • Box 43, folder 24
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Insurance-General Business, 1952

  • Box 44, folder 1
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Insurance-General Business, 1953

  • Box 44, folder 2
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Insurance-General Business, 1954

  • Box 44, folder 3
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Insurance-General Business, 1955

  • Box 44, folder 4
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Insurance-List of Agencies, 1954-1955

  • Box 44, folder 5
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Kentucky Wesleyan College, undated

  • Box 44, folder 6
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Legislature-House and Senate, 1952

  • Box 44, folder 7
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Legislature, 1954

  • Box 44, folder 8
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Louisville-New Albany Bridge, 1955

  • Box 44, folder 9
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Mammoth Cave National Park, 1952-1955

  • Box 45, folder 1
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Miscellaneous-Correspondence, 1956 April-November

  • Box 45, folder 2
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Miscellaneous-General, 1951-1956

  • Box 45, folder 3
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Miscellaneous-General, undated

  • Box 45, folder 4
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Personal, 1951-1952

  • Box 45, folder 5
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Personal, 1954 January-June

  • Box 45, folder 6
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Personal, 1954 July-December

  • Box 45, folder 7
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Personal, 1955

  • Box 45, folder 8
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Politics, 1948-1953, and undated

  • Box 46, folder 1
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Publicity, 1950-1952

  • Box 46, folder 2
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Resignations, 1950-1951

  • Box 46, folder 3
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Resignations, 1952-1953

  • Box 46, folder 4
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Senatorial Vacancy, 1951 March 12-14

  • Box 46, folder 5
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Senatorial Vacancy, 1951 March 15-16

  • Box 46, folder 6
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Senatorial Vacancy, 1951 March 19-23

  • Box 46, folder 7
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Senatorial Vacancy, 1951 March 23-April 6

  • Box 46, folder 8
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State Fair, 1955

  • Box 47, folder 1
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State Police, 1955 July-December

  • Box 47, folder 2
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Toll Roads, 1953 January-August

  • Box 47, folder 3
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Toll Roads, 1953 September to December

  • Box 47, folder 4
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Toll Roads, 1954

  • Box 47, folder 5
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Toll Roads, 1955

  • Box 47, folder 6
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Toll Roads-Booklets (2 copies), 1954 July

  • Box 47, folder 7
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Toll Roads-Booklets, 1954 November

  • Box 47, folder 8
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Toll Roads-Booklets (2 copies), 1955 January

  • Box 47, folder 9
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Toll Roads-Booklets (2 copies), 1955 April

  • Box 47, folder 10
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Toll Roads-Booklets, 1955 May

  • Box 47, folder 11
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Toll Roads-Booklets, 1955 October

  • Box 47, folder 12
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Oversized and Rolled Materials, 1943-1955, undated

This series contains materials too large to fit in standard archival boxes. Most of the items are printed material including reports, maps, digests, clippings, and election results.

Clippings, 1949-1955

  • Box 48, folder 1
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Rolled Copy of Courier-Journal Magazine, 1950 August 6

  • Box 48, folder 2
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Kentucky General Election Results, 1943 November

  • Box 49, folder 1
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Kentucky General Election Results, 1945 November

  • Box 49, folder 2
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Kentucky General Election Results, 1947 August

  • Box 49, folder 3
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Kentucky General Election Results, 1947 November

  • Box 49, folder 4
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Kentucky General Election Results, 1948 November

  • Box 49, folder 5
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Kentucky General Election Results, 1951 November

  • Box 49, folder 6
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Kentucky Highway Road Expenditures by Counties, 1954

  • Box 49, folder 7
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Kentucky General Election Results, 1944

  • Box 49, folder 8
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Preliminary Land Map for Mammoth Cave Park, 1949 December

  • Box 49, folder 9
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Kentucky House of Representatives seating arrangement (4 copies), undated

  • Box 49, folder 10
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The Legislative Digest, 1952 February

  • Box 49, folder 11
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The Legislative Digest, 1952 March

  • Box 49, folder 12
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North Carolina naming Wetherby an honorary Tarheel, 1952 June

  • Box 49, folder 13
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Map of Kentucky, 1952

  • Box 49, folder 14-15
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Certificate of Merit from Nash Motors, 1953

  • Box 49, folder 16
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Outline of Master Turnpike in Eastern U.S., 1954 August

  • Box 49, folder 17
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Kidder, Peabody and Co. summary of turnpike and toll revenue bonds, 1954 October

  • Box 49, folder 18
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Kentucky Turnpike report, 1955 June

  • Box 49, folder 19
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Kentucky Turnpike report, 1955 August

  • Box 49, folder 20
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Kentucky Turnpike report, 1955 November

  • Box 49, folder 21
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Kentucky New industries-poster of 1946 to 1955, 1946-1955

  • Box 49, folder 22
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Appointment and Published Books, 1915-1955, undated

This series contains handwritten appointment books and published materials that Wetherby used as Governor. The appointment books refer to speeches, conferences, sports events, presentations, and cabinet meetings as well as scheduled meetings with individuals such as President Dwight D. Eisenhower (May 3rd and 4th, 1953). Though a few of the books have Wetherby's name in them, the Governor did not write in them. The Autograph Book is signed by friends and employees of the executive branch. The series is arranged alphabetically by title.

Appointment Book, 1951

  • Box 50, folder 1
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Appointment Book, 1952

  • Box 50, folder 2
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Appointment Book, 1953

  • Box 50, folder 3
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Appointment Book, 1954

  • Box 50, folder 4
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Appointment Book, 1955

  • Box 50, folder 5
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Autograph Book, undated

  • Box 51, folder 1
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The Book of the Presidents, 1948

  • Box 51, folder 2
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Governor's Conference, 1951, September 30, October 1-3

  • Box 51, folder 3
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Governors of the American States, Commonwealths, and Territories, 1954

  • Box 51, folder 4
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Governors of the American States, Commonwealths, and Territories, 1955

  • Box 51, folder 5
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Kentucky Historic Highways, 1951

  • Box 51, folder 6
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Kentucky Court Directory, 1954-1955

  • Box 51, folder 7
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Kentucky Directory, 1950,1952

  • Box 51, folder 8
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Pictoral Roster and Seating Arrangement, General Assembly of Kentucky, 1954

  • Box 51, folder 9
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Roberts Rules of Order Revised, 1915

  • Box 51, folder 10
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Rules and Committees of the Kentucky House, 1950

  • Box 51, folder 11
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Rules and Committees of the Kentucky House (2 copies), 1952

  • Box 51, folder 12
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Scrapbook Series, 1950-1955

The scrapbooks in the Scrapbook Series contain clippings from the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times that cover political events during the administration of Governor Wetherby. The clippings are arranged chronologically and in most cases dated either by hand or in newsprint. At the beginning of each volume is a subject index. The first three volumes are dedicated to the first lady by Frank G. Drewry, the compiler.

Political News, 1950 November 28-1951 March 17

  • Box 52, folder 1
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Political News, 1951 March 18-August 21

  • Box 52, folder 2
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Political News, 1951 August 22-December 31

  • Box 52, folder 3
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Political News, 1952 January 1-February 14

  • Box 52, folder 4
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Political News, 1952 February 15-March 26

  • Box 52, folder 5
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Political News, 1952 March 29-August 3

  • Box 52, folder 6
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Presidential Number, 1952 August 5-December 31

  • Box 52, folder 7
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Political News, 1953 January 1-April 30

  • Box 52, folder 8
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Political Number, 1953 May 1-September 17

  • Box 52, folder 9
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Political News, 1953 September 17-December 31

  • Box 52, folder 10
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Political News, 1954 January 1-April 18

  • Box 52, folder 11
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Political News, 1954 April 19-November 27

  • Box 52, folder 12
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Political News, 1954 November 30-1955 December 12

  • Box 52, folder 13
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