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Herald-Post collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1994_018-PA

Content Description

3830 photographs from the Louisville Herald-Post newspaper. The Louisville Herald and Louisville Post newspapers combined in 1926 as the Herald-Post. Louisville financier James Brown sought to operate the paper as a counter to the positions of the Bingham newspapers the Louisville Times and the Courier-Journal, but went bankrupt in 1936. At that time the paper's photo morgue was donated to the Louisville Free Public Library where it was used extensively as a research collection before being transferred to the University of Louisville Photographic Archives in 1994. The collection contains approximately 2,700 portraits of prominent Louisvillians at work and at play. The remainder of the prints depicts subjects such as early aviation, churches, office buildings, homes, parks, schools, theaters, Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, and the Kentucky State Fair. 9 images are duplicates and 5 clearly post-dated the newspaper and thus were misfiled with the physical collection, so the digital collection contains 3816 images (of which one is a recto/verso).

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • circa 1920-1936


3817 photographs (27 boxes)