Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Kentucky Democratic Party letters

Abstract

The Kentucky Democratic Party letters (dated 1939-1946, undated; 0.25 cubic feet, 10 folders) comprise letters that document the efforts of the Democratic Party to have their representatives elected in Kentucky in the early 1940s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Kentucky Democratic Party letters
Extent
0.25 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Elections -- Kentucky.
Party affiliation -- Kentucky
Political campaigns
Politics, Practical -- United States
Arrangement
Collection is arranged alphabetically by last name where possible. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0277: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Kentucky Democratic Party letters, 1939-1946, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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 Kentucky Democratic Party letters (dated 1939-1946, undated; 0.25 cubic feet, 10 folders) comprise letters that document the efforts of the Democratic Party to have their representatives elected in Kentucky in the early 1940s. The letters are primarily between members of Democratic committees and politicians in Kentucky. They discuss fundraising efforts, voter registration, state and party politics, regular and special election results, and supporting the Democratic Party across the nation. Prominent persons mentioned in letters and authors include Wilson W. Wyatt, John F. Dugan, J. Lyton Donaldson, and McKay Reed.
The Democratic politics in Kentucky letters are 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
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

Democratic Campaign Committee letters, 1941-1944

  • Box WH-4, folder 9
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Democratic County Executive Committee letters, 1939-1941

  • Box WH-4, folder 10
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Letters concerning Democratic Party efforts in Kentcky, 1939-1946, undated

  • Box WH-4, folder 11
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Letters to J. Lyter Donaldson, 1940-1946

  • Box WH-4, folder 12
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Letters from John F. Dugan, 1940-1946

  • Box WH-4, folder 13
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Letters to John F. Dugan, 1939-1946

  • Box WH-4, folder 14
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John M. Hennessy letters, 1945

  • Box WH-4, folder 15
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Letters to Jerdie D. Lewis, 1941-1942

  • Box WH-4, folder 16
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Letters to McKay Reed, 1945-1946

  • Box WH-4, folder 177
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Notes and clippings on democratic elections in Kentucky, 1940-1944, undated

  • Box WH-4, folder 18
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