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1997 flood materials

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 1997_122-UA
Content Description

Newsclippings and miscellaneous items relating to the flood of 1997 in the Louisville area, including a county map of recorded rainfall measurements.

Dates: 1997

August 2009 flood collection

Identifier: 2009_106-UA
Content Description 1228 Digital images and 14 digital videos of the flood experienced in Louisville on August 4, 2009, donated by members of the community to document the event. Many of the images are from the campus of the University of Louisville and the surrounding area, although the Beechmont, Chickasaw, and Phoenix Hill neighborhoods are also represented. This collection also includes a small number of pictures of the ice storm of January 2009 and the wind storm of September 2008. Image files are arranged...
Dates: 2009

C.H. Burkholder papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 1989_087-UA
Scope and Contents

These papers contain manuscript material relating to the 1937 flood in Louisville, as documented in newspapers, magazines and miscellaneous sources.

Dates: 1937

Charles Castner regional history collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG_251-UA
Scope and Contents

During the early 1960s, Charles Castner produced a public affairs series called "Kentucky Profiles" for WHAS radio. Later, Castner, a longtime railroad history enthusiast, worked as a public relations and information officer for the L & N Railroad Company, subsequently the Seaboard Systems Railroad.

Dates: 1889-1980; Majority of material found within 1960-1980

Flood and tornado news clippings

Identifier: 1992_021-UA
Content Description

Pictorial accounts of Louisville's 1937 flood and 1974 tornado from the Courier-Journal.

Dates: 1937, 1974

Flood broadcast

Identifier: 2009_010-UA
Content Description

Audiotape of broadcast made during the 1937 flood of the Ohio River. Portions were made under the call letters WFBR (Baltimore), WSM (Nashville) and WHAS (Louisville). The broadcast consists primarily of emergency communications, directing emergency crews and supplies to various locations during the 1937 flood.

Dates: 1937

Flood memories correspondence

 Collection — Container: 1
Identifier: 1987_036-UA
Content Description

Letters to the neighborhoods editor of the Courier-Journal recounting the events of the 1937 Flood for a 50th anniversary commemorative piece. The letters are in alphabetical order by author. Most are hand-written. Respondents tell of the events they experienced during the flood.

Dates: 1987

Flood of 1937 memorabilia

Identifier: 2004_116-UA
Content Description

Consists of newspapers, booklets and maps relating to the 1937 flooding of the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dates: 1937

Flood of 1937 newsreel

 Collection — Reel: 1
Identifier: 2014_168-UA
Content Description

35mm newsreel of the 1937 flood in Louisville, Kentucky, as shown in movie theaters.

Dates: 1937

Hammer family flood and tornado memorabilia

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2007_099-UA
Content Description Two folders of material relating primarily to the Flood of 1937 and the tornadoes that swept through the region in April 1974. Includes letters and a "newsletter" from the "Life Savers Hotel," apparently created by young people during the flood.Folder 1: Letters to George from Christena and Bill (February 1937) Louisville Flood – 1937 – Report from Life Savers Hotel Southern Telephone News, March 1937 Presentation of the Theodore N....
Dates: 1937-1974

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