Thelma Beeler Lafayette High School papers

Abstract

The Thelma Beeler Lafayette High School papers (dated 1945-1990; 1.08 cubic feet; 3 boxes, 1 folder) primarily comprise black-and-white photographs of student theater and other productions.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Thelma Beeler Lafayette High School papers
Date
1945-1990
Creator
Beeler, Thelma, 1905-1996
Extent
1.08 Cubic feet
Subjects
High school teaching -- Kentucky
Schools--Kentucky--Lexington.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ruth E. Bryan
Preferred Citation
2012ms367 : [identification of item], Thelma Beeler Lafayette High School papers, 1945-1990, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Thelma Champion Beeler (born Feb. 1905 in Bourbon, Ky.; died Jan. 2, 1996 in Lexington, Ky.) began teaching at age 14. She began her career at Lafayette High School in 1945 and retired in 1974, continuing to volunteer and serve as a substitute teacher until her death. At Lafayette, she taught drama, speech, oratory, debate, English, and was student council and senior class sponsor. She was a charter member of the Kentucky High School Speech League Hall of Fame. Her husband was Treavor Beeler.
Scope and Content
The Thelma Beeler Lafayette High School papers (dated 1945-1990; 1.08 cubic feet; 3 boxes, 1 folder) primarily comprise black-and-white photographs of student theater and other productions. They also include a few color prints and color transparencies; black-and-white prints of Beeler; evaluation sheets from the Kentucky High School Speech League and High School Drama Festival competitions, 1962; class reunion materials, 1970s-1980s; script for play, Dear Wormwood; programs; and newspaper clippings, especially about drama and speech at Lafayette. One set of photographs documents Jesse Stuart's visit to the high school for a performance of his play, The Thread that Runs so True, 1959. There is also a book titled My Book My Heart (Corra Harris, 1923) inscribed to Beeler from her admirer and friend, Mrs. G. H. B., with accompanying letter.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note 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

Papers, 1945-1990

  • Box 1-3
  • Box OS-1, Folder 1
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