This collection contains pamphlets, lists of members, 1920-1922, publications from the national headquarters, and dinner programs, 1925-1934. Also included in this collection are the President's report from 1925, by-laws, Kentucky branch members, officers, and minutes. In addition, there are various dates (history), invitations, and correspondence with other chapters, 1925-1927.
A later accretion, which is unprocessed, includes board minutes, programming information, and financial records from the 1990s through 2019.
This collection is open to researchers.
8.5 linear feet (6 records center boxes, 2 flats, 1 half-manuscript box)
The English-speaking Union was an international organization formed between the two world wars. The organization was launched in London in June 1918. In 1920 the English-speaking Union of the United States was also formed. The movement's general goal was to foster better understanding and good will among the English-speaking countries of the world. The Kentucky Branch had its origins in 1920 with a handful of Kentuckians affiliating with the New York office. In 1923 the local branch was formed. The local organization appears to have remained active for the next ten years.