This collection contains the letters, clippings, scrapbooks, speeches, and diaries concerning the life of A.Y. Ford. The collection begins with Ford's student days at Brown University (circa 1883), and covers primarily his work as a Louisville journalist, businessman, and university president. Accession 1998-155 added miscellaneous photographs, printed material, diary pages, and correspondence of Arthur Ford, Salem Ford, and Mrs. Salem Ford.
1873-1983; Majority of material found within 1883-1926