Contains 21 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Letters to and from members of the Gregg and Beasley families of Union Springs and Opelika, Alabama, as well as newspaper clippings from the Avondale Sun circa World War II. Many of the letters are war-time letters for World War I and World War II, and talk about missing home and family. There is also a draft notice for a Cecil Taft Norton, dated May 3, 1945.The Avondale Sun was the company newspaper of the Comer...
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Letters to and from members of the Gregg and Beasley families of Union Springs and Opelika, Alabama, as well as newspaper clippings from the Avondale Sun circa World War II. Many of the letters are "war-time" letters for World War I and World War II, and talk about missing home and family. There is also a draft notice for a Cecil Taft Norton, dated May 3, 1945. The Avondale Sun was the company newspaper of...
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents Letter from Magdalena Izlar of Waycross, Georgia, to her friend Martha (Mrs. Raymond L. Johnson) of Baltimore, Maryland, talking about the flu pandemic, a birthday present Martha sent, and wishing Martha could come back to Waycross.
Dates: 1918 December 17
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Typewritten letter from "ME" to Carl on Oak Farm Cotton and Tobacco, Elm City, North Carolina letterhead. The writer is in obvious distress and possibly in a mental instutition or hospital and describes their anguish after learning Carl didn't call or come as promised. The writer also implies that they will not live much longer and wishes Carl would call "and help me that much."
Dates: circa 1920
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Certificate from Hamilton County, Tennessee, stating that Willie Lauderdale vote in all elections held in Hamilton County between 1919 and 1921, provided she is otherwise qualified as an elector. A stamp on the certificate indicates that she voted on November 2, 1920.
Dates: 1920 October 11
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents Letters from Lawless in Louisville, Kentucky, to his fiancée Margaret Smith, in Clifton Forge, Virginia. He discusseswanting to see her, their engagement, buying furniture for their home, a coal furnace, and growing older together.
Dates: 1922 August-September
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Letters to Mary L. Scott of Louisville, Kentucky, primarily from from Willis Wilson Jr. of Chicago, Illinois, discussing their romantic relationship and well wishes for success in her work at school. A letter from B. W. Hartley, Superintendent of Louisville Public Schools instructs her to report to work as a teacher. There is also a letter from Newton Ball of Boston, Massachusetts, writes about missing her correspondence and hopes she will write back.There is also a colored pen and...
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents Letter from Charles in Louisville, Kentucky, to Nora, telling her not to worry about him and apologizing for sending a telegram that scared her. He explains that he sent the wire because he "could not wait until your letters reached me." He also tells her to get rest and enjoy her visit and that he might meet her in St. Louis on her way home.
Dates: 1926 July 26
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents letter to Lillian Kennedy in Atlanta, Georgia, from "Fuz," telling her about his work in Memphis, Tennessee, and Arkansas, and that "business this week was real good considering the fact that the entire state of Arkansas is under water." Since the letter is written on Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distribution Corp. letterhead, it is possible that "Fuz" works as a traveling representative for MGM based in Memphis.
Dates: 1927 February 5
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents Letter from William C. Castleman of Sparta, Kentucky, to Lura C. Backer of Verona, Kentucky, telling her how much he misses her and loves her.
Dates: 1928 January 18
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents Letter from James Harry Deems to Mr. John S. Bios concerning a request for information about Abraham Lincoln's 1864 speech at the Union Relief Association fair. He gives a family history, which has a long tradition of military service, and he states that his father, James Monroe Deems (1828 - 1901), a brigadier general during the Civil War, conducted the band, and he played first violin.
Dates: 1928 May 1
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents Letter from Clarence to his wife, discussing deep sea fishing, his health, the weather, how she should repair the car, and a friend wanting to teach him how to play golf. He also includes a newspaper clipping about the New York and Paris financial markets.
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents Letter from Anna M. O'Brien, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, to her brother, John, about their ancestry and membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Dates: 1929 July 26
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents Letter from H. M. in Natchez, Mississippi, to his sweetheart "My beautiful Nan," assuring her that although he has to go out into Natchez society now and meet all the "Natchez Belles," he loves only her.
Dates: circa 1930
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 16
Scope and Contents Letter from Missy to Alice, giving an account of her activites during the past week, including attending a lawn party, a graduation program, the Ladies Aid group, and a wedding, as well as taking her father to Sisterville, West Virginia, and then later to Ellenboro, West Virginia.
Dates: circa 1930
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents Letters written to and from Doris and Cliff Buechel of over the course of their courtship, marriage, and early parenthood. Most letters are written from Cliff to Doris while he was away on various trips throughout the 1930s.
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 18
Scope and Contents Letter from Jimmy from Chatanooga, Tennessee, to Margaret "Margot" Breslin in St. Matthews, Kentucky, about the circumstances surrounding his decision not to pursue a music career and musings over what he will do next.
Dates: 1932 May 24
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents Letters and postcards to Anna Lively of Louisville, Kentucky, primarily from her husband A. J. Lively, a porter with the Pullman Company, telling her about his travels, as well as discussing politics, religion, and personal health. There is also a promissory note to the Pullman Company for an advance on his salary.
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents Letter from Narda Sears of Winter Haven, Florida, to her mother Lillian Sears of Oregon, Illinois, teling her about all the fun she is having with a young relation named Joe. She also talks about the exploits of another young man who worked for them as well as how she absentmindedly handed over a movie ticket instead of her season ticket and how she was rescued by a southern gentleman.
Dates: 1934 January 24
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 21
Scope and Contents Letter from Oscar in Waverly, Virginia, to Ruth Thomas of Roanoke, Virginia, reporting the compliments he heard from attendees at a performance in which Ruth sang.
Dates: 1934 May 10
File — Box: 4257.020, Folder: 22
Scope and Contents Letter from Elmer in Louisville, Kentucky, to Ann French in Fairfield, Kentucky, asking her to write more often and longer letters, and he cautions her against drinking too much milk and gaining weight.
Dates: 1935 January 23