Skip to main content

Ben B. Kelly papers (microfilm)

 Collection — Reel: Project 71, reel 1
Identifier: 1973_417-UA

This microfilm reproduces two clipping scrapbooks compiled by Ben Kelly in the 1890s, which contain poetry, documents relating to social functions sponsored by Louisville fraternal and labor organizations, a typescript recollection of the history of Kentucky's whiskey gaugers from the 1870s to the 1910s and clippings, with some correspondence concerning local Republican Party activities. Some of the latter material discusses the participation of the American Protective Association, an anti-Catholic group, in the local Republican party. There are also two 1913 souvenir programs published by the Fifth Kentucky District chapter of the National Federation of Storekeepers, Gaugers, and Storekeeper-Gaugers. These programs were produced for the organization's national convention held in Louisville that year. There are also loose clippings concerning local politics from the 1890s to the 1940s.


  • 1892-1942


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Louisville; please consult a reference archivist for more information.


1 reel of microfilm

Biographical / Historical

Kelly served as secretary for local campaign committees for the elections of James E. Grinstead as Louisville mayor, Walter Evans for Congress, and William Howard Taft for U.S. president.


Ben B. Kelly Papers (microfilm)
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752