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Warren Kellar Frederick papers

Identifier: 1977_143-UA

The material includes an autobiography of Frederick; information on old homes in Jefferson County; cemeteries, marriages; land sales; family histories; historical topics including Old Louisville, floods and markets. Frederick's notes concern local history from 1780 to the 1950s. An additional scrapbook, covering Louisville churches, was received separately.


  • 1940-1955


Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in the Warren Kellar Frederick Collection have been transferred to the University of Louisville.


2.5 linear feet (4 manuscript boxes, 1 half-manuscript box, 1 flat box)

Biographical / Historical

Warren Kellar Frederick was a native Louisvillian who compiled twenty notebooks, seventeen of which are extant, of diverse information on the history of Jefferson County, Kentucky, from 1780 to 1925. Patterns of land ownership in eastern Jefferson County and the stately residences built there were of particular interest to Frederick. He photographed or collected photographs of over 360 structures, most of which have been leveled or surrounded by suburban development. The original photographs and use copies are held in the Photographic Archives; the notebooks in University Archives.


Warren Kellar Frederick Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752