Scope and Contents
The Ruddell family papers document the lives of a Louisville family with correspondence, financial and legal documents, journals, and scrapbooks. Some of the correspondence includes letters to Ruddell's mother from her uncle, a Union soldier in the Civil War. Also present are letters to Ruddell's friends and family serving abroad during World War II. The financial and legal documents include estate and inheritance papers, deeds, bank statements, and insurance policies.