These papers document Salem Ford's athletic interests at Male High School and at the University of Louisville through photographs and scrapbooks (created using stenographers' notebooks). The collection also contains photographs documenting Ford's experiences during World War I, and images of the Ford family. Also included is a typescript copy of "Reminiscences of S.H. Ford, Capt. CSA, 1861-1865."
The records include legal documents, minutes, bulletins to members, correspondence, financial records, and membership lists.
Jefferson County and the City of Louisville maintained separate school districts until they were merged in 1975. These are directories of school officials, individual schools, and all faculty and staff, preceding the merger.