Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Osborne family photographs

Abstract

The Osborne family photographs (dated 1923-1937, undated; 0.04 cubic feet; 59 photographs) comprises photographs that document the lives of the Osborne family members living in Kentucky in the early twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Osborne family photographs
Date
1923-1937, undated (inclusive)
Extent
0.04 Cubic Feet
Subjects
African Americans.
Family.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0911: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Osborne family photographs, 1923-1937, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available on Osborne family.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Osborne family photographs (dated 1923-1937, undated; 0.04 cubic feet; 59 photographs) comprises photographs that document the lives of the Osborne family members living in Kentucky in the early twentieth century. The photographs depict family, events, education, and the social lives of members of the African American community and Osborne family in Kentucky.
The Osborne family photographs collection is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Unidentified man with five unidentified women, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 1
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Group of unidentified men and women in front of a brick building, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 2
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Blurry image of group of unidentified men and women, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 3
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Group photo of unidentified women, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 4
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Three unidentified young men, two boxing and third is refereeing, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 5
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Unidentified men and women, one woman in window sill behind group, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 6
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Unidentified young man in graduation regalia with five women beside him, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 7
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Three unidentified young men, two boxing and third is refereeing, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 8
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Portrait of Erie James Harder holding a guitar, 1937

  • Box WH-113, item 9
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Group photo of unidentified men and women in front of doorway of brick building, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 10
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Group photo of unidentified men and women in front of side of brick building, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 11
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Unidentified women in front of doorway of Morris B. Belknap Hall, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 12
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Group photo of unidentified men and women, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 13
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Five unidentified women and one man, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 14
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Unidentified man seated with nine women standing around him, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 15
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Unidentified man and nine women, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 16
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View of unknown brick building, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 17
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Unidentified man and five women, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 18
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Group photo of unidentified men, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 19
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Portrait of Helan Procter, note says "To Hugh - One of my very favorite people, Helan Procter", undated

  • Box WH-113, item 20
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Group of portraits of unidentified men and women, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 21
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Group photo of unidentified men and women, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 22
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Portrait of unidentified young woman in graduation regalia, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 23
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Unidentified man with two women, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 24
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Unidentified man behind a small table with goods on it, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 25
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Blurry group photo of unidentified women, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 26
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Group photo of unidentified men and women behind a small table with goods on it, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 27
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Wild vegetation, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 28
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Portrait of an unidentified young woman, note on back reads "Lots of Love, Memorie. I had this developed from a snapshot that was taken when Morgena was down. Not so clean but will give you a ruff [sic] idea", undated

  • Box WH-113, item 29
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Portrait of an unidentified young man, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 30
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Group photo of unidentified men and women, undated

  • Box WH-100, item 31
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Group photo of unidentified men and women, undated

  • Box WH-100, item 32
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Unidentified men and women standing in a circle facing inwards, undated

  • Box WH-100, item 33
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Unidentified men and women standing in a circle facing outwards, undated

  • Box WH-100, item 34
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Group photo of unidentified men and women, undated

  • Box WH-100, item 35
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Group photo of unidentified men and women, undated

  • Box WH-100, item 36
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Unidentified young child sitting in a chair in a field with a stuffed animal, undated

  • Box WH-100, item 37
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Two unidentified men and two women, undated

  • Box WH-100, item 38
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Portrait of an unidentified baby, undated

  • Box WH-100, item 39
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Portrait of an unidentified young woman, undated

  • Box WH-100, item 40
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Portrait of unidentified men and women in black robes, undated

  • Box WH-100, item 41
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Group photo of unidentified men and women in front of entrance to a building, undated

  • Box WH-100, item 42
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Portrait of an unidentified young woman, undated

  • Box WH-75, item 43
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Group photo of unidentified men and women, undated

  • Box WH-75, item 44
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Group photo of unidentified men and women, undated

  • Box WH-75, item 45
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Group photo of unidentified men and women, some standing on roof of house, note at bottom reads, "Annual convention Covington KY 7-23-37", 1937

  • Box WH-75, item 46
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Group photo of unidentified young men and women, undated

  • Box WH-114, item 47
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Photograph album, 1923-1929, undated

Page 1: Portrait of an unidentified young boy, caption reads "A gift in 1926", 1926

  • Box WH-113, item 48
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Page 2 [L]: Portrait of an unidentified woman, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 49
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Page 2 [R]: Group photo of unidentified young boys and girls, undated

  • Box WH-113, item 50
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Page 5 [L]: Portrait of an unidentified woman, caption reads "Miss Modest [illegible]", undated

  • Box WH-114, item 51
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Page 5 [center]: Portrait of an unidentified young woman, undated

  • Box WH-114, item 52
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Page 5 [R]: Portrait of an unidentified young man and woman, caption reads "All smiles", undated

  • Box WH-114, item 53
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Page 7 [L]: Portrait of an unidentified young girl, caption reads "Do you know who this is?", undated

  • Box WH-114, item 54
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Page 7 [R]: Unidentified young woman balancing on a log, 1923

  • Box WH-114, item 55
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Page 8: Group of unidentified children, one looking at camera, undated

  • Box WH-114, item 56
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Page 10 [L]: Unidentified young woman looking away from camera, undated

  • Box WH-114, item 57
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Page 10 [R]: Two unidentified women with a man and an infant, caption reads "Four generations", 1929 October

  • Box WH-114, item 58
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Page 11: Photo of unidentified young woman and young girl next to a post, undated

  • Box WH-114, item 59
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