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  1. Collections Corner: Louisville Businessmen’s Club Directories

    Collections Corner: Louisville Businessmen’s Club Directories

    Some of the most unassuming collections can yield a wealth of wonderful information. Upon processing review of the Louisville Businessmen’s Club Directories, the two little black binders appeared to be an ordinary member roster of a couple of the Business Clubs of Louisville from the 1950s and 60s. Upon closer...

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  2. Collections Corner: Southern Revolutionary War Pensions & Rosters

    Collections Corner: Southern Revolutionary War Pensions & Rosters

    This month’s Collection Corner comes to us from Kandie Adkinson at the Kentucky Secretary of State Land Office. At a recent event at Boonesborough, Kandie shared one of her favorite secret weapons when researching Revolutionary Soldiers in connection to land records: The Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Statements and Rosters...

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  3. Collections Corner: Licking River Navigation Journals

    Collections Corner: Licking River Navigation Journals

    By: Andrew Patrick, KHS Book Review Editor and Subscriptions Coordinator, The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society For those of you who may have noted the Licking River as a watercourse along which your family resided, you may want to take a look at the Licking River Navigation Journals. Not only...

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  4. Collections Corner: Henry Middleton Hyatt Genealogy Collection

    Collections Corner: Henry Middleton Hyatt Genealogy Collection

    The Rev. Dr. Harry Middleton Hyatt was a folklorist interested in Adams County, Illinois and witchcraft. He began researching the Millers of Millersburg, Kentucky in 1973, to publish an update to the 1929 edition, but died (Dec. 1978) before he could publish his work. Harry Middleton Hyatt, M.A., D.D., was...

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  5. Collections Corner: Chinn Family Genealogy Collection

    Collections Corner: Chinn Family Genealogy Collection

    Hazel Chinn Besserer compiled this Chinn family research collection between 1970 and 1985, and contributed to published information on the Chinn family.  As part of her research, she traced her line back through Kentucky to Cabell Breckinridge Chinn (1823-1862), named after one of his father’s legal clients, Joseph Cabell Breckinridge...

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  6. Collections Corner: Jeroline Ann Baker genealogy collection

    Collections Corner: Jeroline Ann Baker genealogy collection

    Jeroline Baker (1932-2007) was born June 25, 1932, in Paris, Kentucky, the daughter of Ida Mae Lacefield Baker and Emmit Baker.  Ms. Baker graduated from Frankfort High School in 1950 and held undergraduate degrees from Cumberland and Georgetown Colleges, a Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD....

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  7. Collections Corner: The Mary Wheeler Collection @ McCracken County Public Library

    Collections Corner: The Mary Wheeler Collection @ McCracken County Public Library

    By: Nathan Blake Lynn, McCracken County Public Library The McCracken County Public Library is thrilled to unveil the Mary Wheeler Collection, an original, private collection of scrapbooks, letters, manuscripts, theses, photographs, and awards that commemorate the life and work of American musicologist Mary Wheeler. The Mary Wheeler Collection is housed...

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  8. Collections Corner: The Photographs of Robert Burns Stone

    Collections Corner: The Photographs of Robert Burns Stone

    Every once and a while, you come across one of those collections that is just a gem.  A true diamond.  The Robert Burns Stone Photograph Collection is one such collection.  Stone was a telephone engineer by trade (between 1913 and 1954) and a Christian missionary by faith.  Sometime in the early 1930s,...

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  9. Collections Corner: The Professional Research Files of Martha Stamper

    Collections Corner: The Professional Research Files of Martha Stamper

    In the past few years, processing and cataloging genealogy collections has been a focus for the staff & volunteers of the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library.  Our goal is to make these collections accessible, treat them with the same respect and care as we do other manuscript collections, and provide...

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