Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Virginia Cox letters

Abstract

The Virginia Cox letters (dated 1975-1980; 0.05 cubic feet; 5 folders) comprise letters that document the relationships between a young woman and her family and friends in Virginia in the late 1970s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Virginia Cox letters
Creator
Cox, Virginia
Extent
0.05 Cubic Feet
Subjects
City and town life -- United States
College students.
Female friendship -- United States.
Letters.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged alphabetically by author and then chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0106: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Virginia Cox letters, 1975-1980, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No biographical information available for Virginia Cox.
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 Virginia Cox letters (dated 1975-1980; 0.05 cubic feet; 5 folders) comprise letters that document the relationships between a young woman and her family and friends in Virginia in the late 1970s. The majority of the letters are from friends and pen pals made through school and summer camp, though some are from family. The letters cover a variety of topics such as life as a camp counselor, college, love, travelling, incarceration, and friendship.
The Virginia Cox 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 The 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

General, 1975-1980

  • Box 91, folder 10
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Virginia Cox to Lubia Maritza Solis, 1979 April 23

  • Box 91, folder 11
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Bob Cunningham to Virginia Cox, undated

  • Box 91, folder 12
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Lissa Johnson to Virginia Cox, 1977-1978, undated

  • Box 91, folder 13
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Jan McIntosh to Virginia Cox, 1975 July 2

  • Box 91, folder 14
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