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Frederick W. Woolsey papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1980_013-UA

Woolsey's papers consist of a small amount of correspondence and a speech, copies and drafts of feature articles, reporters notes, reference materials on African Americans in Kentuckiana (i.e., the areas of Kentucky and Indiana in the Louisville metropolitan area) and miscellaneous newsclippings.


  • 1946-1980


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to the University of Louisville and there are no additional restrictions.


3.75 linear feet (3 records center boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Frederick W. Woolsey (1919-1999), as a reporter for the Louisville Times from 1955 to 1965, reported on civil rights and race relations. Later, as staff writer for the Sunday Magazine of the Courier-Journal (1965-), he wrote on black history and about black leadership in the community. He was a member of the board of directors of the Louisville Urban League for ten years and, in the early 1960s before passage of a city ordinance banning discrimination in places of public accommodation, he was on the Communications Committee of the Louisville Human Relations Committee. Woolsey's papers include a few letters and a speech; reporter's notes; and reference and cllpping files--virtually all related to his research on stories on the history of civil rights and race relations in the Louisville area. Files containing photocopies of reference materials on mass transit and widely available news and magazine clippings were removed from the collection.

Frederick W. Woolsey Papers
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Finding aid is in English.

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