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WWI. World War I and Louisville

 Popular Topic
Identifier: WWI
Holdings relating to the first World War and how it affected Louisville. Includes material from and relating to Camp Zachary Taylor.

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Avery Insurance, Inc. Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG_187-UA
Scope and Contents The records date from 1889 to 1948 and occupy 9.75 linear feet.Account ledgers and packets of correspondence created by the Avery Insurance Company (under a number of different names) were discovered on the otherwise empty second floor of the building at 515 West Market that housed Avery Savings & Loan Association until demolition in August 1980. The insurance company had occupied that site from 1924 to 1966. Both companies were offshoots of B. F. Avery & Sons, one of the...

Isaac Wolfe Bernheim papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1981_042_B-UA
Scope and Contents Louisville philanathropist Isaac Bernheim, a native of Germany, emigrated to the United States in 1867, followed within two years by his brother Bernard. Isaac and Bernard established the Bernheim Brothers Distillery in Paducah, Kentucky. In 1888 they moved the company to Louisville where Isaac became known as a civic leader in the local Jewish community and in the city of Louisville. His philanthropic works included the establishment of Bernheim Forest, a vast nature preserve south of...

Charlotte Wimp and Donald M. Butler papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1990_101-UA
Scope and Contents This collection includes World War I servicemen's letters, newspaper clippings of the U of L Women's and Men's basketball games during the years the Butlers were playing, photographs, Charlotte's high school memorabilia, and items from U of L. Included are papers containing University of Louisville memorabilia collected by the Butlers, particularly Charlotte, who attended the University of Louisville from 1912 to 1917 and played on the women's basketball team. The major topics contained in this...

Camp Taylor records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2005_032-UA
Scope and Contents This collection came to the University Archives from the Louisville Free Public Library in 1995, and consists of 4.5 linear feet of material divided into two series, Employment Lists and Library Records. The Employment lists consist of names and, in some cases, employment information. The Library records include correspondence, reports, and financial information relating to the American Library Association's library at Camp Taylor, which was overseen by George Settle, director of the Louisville...

Floyd Smith Carpenter papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1980_050-UA
Scope and Contents The personal papers of Floyd Smith Carpenter contain approximately 600 letters to him from his family concerning events going on in the neighborhood, high school, and Rose Polytechnic Institute, predominately in the period 1912-1922. Additional correspondence relates to birds and birding. The collection also includes published material, news clippings, broadsides, photographs, and artifacts which belonged to Carpenter. One set of portrait photographs appears to be of Carpenter in his military...

Craik-Lord Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1981_099-UA
Scope and Contents Letters, clippings, a photo, legal records, and miscellany documenting the lives of descendents of James Craik, physician to George Washington. Among them were prominent clergymen James Craik and Charles Ewell Craik of Louisville, both deans of Christ Church Cathedral in and active in the national Episcopal church in the nineteenth century. Also Nathan and Samuel Lord, Louisville businessmen. Some of the records concern activities of the Lord and Stitzel families in operating the Stitzel...

James N. Cunningham papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1987_042-UA
Scope and Contents This collection includes Cunningham's personal correspondence, his Last Will and Testament, and personal and business tax records. The tax records include detailed monthly profit and loss statements from Cunningham's Cafe dating from September 1943 to December 1967 when it was sold (possibly because it was no longer profitable). Also in this collection are a menu from Cunningham's, photographs - some by Potter - of the Cunningham family and the Louisville Police force, and a daybook of...

Davidson Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1981_112-UA
Scope and Contents Philip Grant Davidson served as the twelfth president of University of Louisville from 1951 to 1968. These papers include correspondence from 1946 to 1951 when Davidson served as dean of the graduate school at Vanderbilt University; photocopies of correspondence dating 1968 to 1972 addressed to Davidson, most written by Eleanor Turner, a longtime employee of the president's office, and correspondence with Davidson's successor Woodrow M. Strickler (see also Woodrow Mann Strickler papers). These...

Ethel Wilson Ewen papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 2007_111-UA
Scope and Contents This small collection (.10 linear foot) consists of her school records from Berea College, her Army Nurse Corps paperwork, some other World War I memorabilia, and her copies of the Kentucky State Board of Health Certificate of Birth from when she practiced midwifery. These materials were donated to the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center by her daughter, Mary Frances Meadows, in 2007. There is a short biography of Ethel Wilson Ewen in the donor file.