This microfilm reproduces two clipping scrapbooks compiled by Ben Kelly in the 1890s, which contain poetry, documents relating to social functions sponsored by Louisville fraternal and labor organizations, a typescript recollection of the history of Kentucky's whiskey gaugers from the 1870s to the 1910s and clippings, with some correspondence concerning local Republican Party activities. Some of the latter material discusses the participation of the American Protective Association, an anti-Catholic group, in the local Republican party. There are also two 1913 souvenir programs published by the Fifth Kentucky District chapter of the National Federation of Storekeepers, Gaugers, and Storekeeper-Gaugers. These programs were produced for the organization's national convention held in Louisville that year. There are also loose clippings concerning local politics from the 1890s to the 1940s.
Ben B. Kelly papers (microfilm), 1973_417-UA, Reel: Project 71, reel 1. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections. https://archivescatalog.library.louisville.edu/repositories/2/resources/649 Accessed November 24, 2020.