This collection contains personal and biographical materials collected by chief curator Ruth Cloudman while planning an exhibition of Hattie B. Speed. Includes personal correspondence, clippings, and a desk diary Mrs. Speed kept while planning the museum. It also documents the Speed family’s role in Abraham Lincoln memorialization. Correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, and clippings document the commission and 1911 unveiling event of a Weinman statue of Lincoln in the Kentucky State Capitol....
1867-1969; Majority of material found within 1910-1930