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Derry (Laura Miller) Papers, 1883-1992

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Processed by: Michele D. Collier and Paul A. Johnson ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig

Title

Derry (Laura Miller) Papers

Date

1883-1992

Repository

University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Laura Miller Derry Papers 1883-1992, Accession number,University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Extent

30.375 linear feet.

Biography/History

Laura Ellen (Miller) Derry was born near Horse Cave, Kentucky, on May 22, 1905. She was one of nine children of RobertEmmett and Cattie Lou (Rowntree) Miller. She studied at Rutgers University and New Jersey State Teachers College. She ultimately received an A.B. degree from Bowling Green (Kentucky) College of Commerce in 1933. Three years later Derry earned a LL.B. degree from the Jefferson School of Law in Louisville. She was one of five women in a class of 126. She received an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisville in 1950.

Derry married Major Stephen Derry on August 12, 1944. The couple had one daughter, Portia Kay, born in 1948. After leaving military service, Stephen Derry opened a private engineering firm, headquartered in Florida.

Laura Derry was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1936 and practiced law in Louisville. During the first years of her practice she taught history and business education, opening her law office after classes ended. In 1937 Derry was admitted to practice in federal court. Derry became the first female to represent a defendant in a court-martial of the United States Army. The case was a 1944 rape trial of a Fort Knox soldier who faced a possible death sentence. The soldier was acquitted and the trial became a test case.

Derry became an accredited observer to the United Nations in 1946. She also served as a representative to the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Council meeting in 1946, and as a representative to the President's Highway Conference from 1945 to 1946. Derry was also a participant in the President's Highway Safety Conference in Washington, D.C., in 1956. In 1949 Derry compiled and edited the Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges. She conducted a national survey of women in public service in 1956 and a survey of women lawyers in public service in the United States the following year.

In 1957 Laura Derry was selected by the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., as one of seven United States attorneys to make a thirty-day tour of West Germany as guests as of the West German government. While in Europe, Derry along with other United States attorneys, was honored with an invitation by Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to a reception in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

Derry maintained membership in many organizations including the International Association of Women Lawyers, National Association of Women Lawyers, Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations, National Association of Parliamentarians, and the legal honorary Kappa Beta Pi. Derry held the office of president of the National Association of Women Lawyers in 1946 and served as an officer in the parliamentarian group as well.

Laura Derry maintained residences in Louisville and the Fort Lauderdale area of Florida. She also owned a farm near Leitchfield, Kentucky, where tenant farmers raised tobacco and trees.

She remained in practice in Louisville until 1990, just three years before her death at the age of 87. She was survived by her daughter, Portia Derry Brown, two brothers, John R. and Willie L. Miller and two sisters, Clara Miller Cobb and Cattie Lou Miller. Cattie Lou gained local prominence as a longtime official in Kentucky state government. She was the first woman to head a department in state government when she was appointed commissioner of the Department for Public Information by Governor Bert Combs in 1960. Cattie Lou Miller also served as an assistant to five governors and in three cabinet positions during her career.

Scope and Content

The papers of Laura Miller Derry, an attorney in private practice, consists of eight series: Biographical, Correspondence, Literary, Clubs and Organizations, Stephen Derry/ Legal Reference Material, Financial/ Business, Reference/Scrapbook and Case Files. The collection (30.375 linear feet), dates from 1883 to 1992. The collection's bulk dates are 1937 to 1988.

The Biographical series (.34 linear feet) mainly consists of resumes that document Derry's education and career. It also contains a copy of her birth certificate. The Correspondence series (.16 linear feet) is composed of incoming and outgoing correspondence exchanged between Derry, family members, and friends. The Literary series (4.5 linear feet) is the work papers used by Derry while compiling and editing the Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges in 1949. Clubs /Organizations (2.5 linear feet) series contains newsletters, correspondence and materials relating to Derry's membership and offices in numerous social and professional organizations. The Stephen Derry/Legal Reference material (1.25 linear feet) pertains to the career of Derry's husband, relating to his firm, Stephen Derry Engineering, and his position as city manager in Madeira Beach, Florida. There are also legal references used by Derry in her law practice. The Financial/Business (3.75 linear feet) papers consists of correspondence, receipts for her law firm and her personal business records. Included in this series are papers pertaining to Derry's property in Kentucky and Florida. The Reference/Scrapbook series (5 linear feet) contains materials used by Derry when she began her career as a teacher. There are numerous newspaper clippings, materials and correspondence regarding her foreign travel in the group, as well as other memorabilia. Professional and personal photographs and Derry's certificates and degrees complete this series. The last series contains Laura Derry's case files from her private legal practice in Louisville, Kentucky. The case files are restricted for a minimum of fifty years from the date of accession.

The papers of Laura Miller Derry were donated to the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center by her daughter, Portia Derry Brown, in 1993. The collection was processed as part of the Women's Manuscript Collections.

Collection Inventory

Biographical Materials, 1929- 1972
Scope and Content Note:

Box 1(.34 linear feet)

This series contains resumes of Derry's education and professional career, and a personal diary from 1929. There is also a copy of Derry's birth certificate and the birth registration of her daughter, Portia Kay Miller.

Resumes 1972
[box: 1, folder: 1]
Record of Birth (copy of 1905) 1948, 1969, Birth registration Portia
[box: 1, folder: 2]
Personal: Diary 1929
[box: 1, folder: 3]
Personal: Diary 1929
[box: 1, folder: 3]
Correspondence, 1938- 1987
Scope and Content Note:

Box 1 continued(.16 linear feet)

This series is composed of incoming and outgoing correspondence exchanged between Derry, family members and friends.

Derry Marriage 1944
[box: 1, folder: 4]
Mrs. Artie Jane Bond 1960-1963
[box: 1, folder: 5]
Sister-Clara Maude Cobb 1939-1950
[box: 1, folder: 6]
Genealogy Request from Marie (Derry) DeLamar 1967
[box: 1, folder: 7]
Portia, daughter 1967-1978
[box: 1, folder: 8]
Husband-Stephen Derry 1943-1983
[box: 1, folder: 9]
Mother Derry 1944
[box: 1, folder: 10]
Sister-Cattie Lou Miller 1944-1987
[box: 1, folder: 11]
Brother-John(Jack) R. Miller 1970-1974
[box: 1, folder: 12]
Paternal Miller Family 1974-1983
[box: 1, folder: 13]
Father-Rob Miller 1942
[box: 1, folder: 14]
Sister-Della(Dell) Miller 1938-1944
[box: 1, folder: 15]
Maternal Rowntree Family 1985
[box: 1, folder: 16]
"Tap" C. B. Tapscott 1938-1983
[box: 1, folder: 17]
General 1954-1987
[box: 1, folder: 18]
General n.d. Literary
[box: 1, folder: 19]
Literary, 1947- 1967
Scope and Content Note:

Boxes 1- 4(4.5 linear feet)

These materials are the work papers used by Derry while compiling and editing the Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges from 1947 to 1967, with the bulk of the activity taking place from 1947 to 1948. Included are manuscripts, surveys by state, galleys, photographs, and other material. Also included are undated notes on speeches given by Derry.

Digest of Women Lawyers-Surveys 1957
[box: 1, folder: 20]
Surveys-Connecticut 1947-1948
[box: 1, folder: 21]
Surveys-Idaho 1947-1948
[box: 1, folder: 22]
Surveys-Illinois 1947-1948
[box: 1, folder: 23]
Surveys-Illinois 1947-1948
[box: 1, folder: 24]
Surveys-Indiana 1947-1948
[box: 1, folder: 25]
Surveys-Iowa 1947-1948
[box: 1, folder: 26]
Surveys-Kansas 1947-1948
[box: 1, folder: 27]
Surveys-Kentucky 1947-1948
[box: 1, folder: 28]
Surveys-Louisiana 1947-1948
[box: 1, folder: 29]
Surveys-Maine 1947-1948
[box: 1, folder: 30]
Surveys-Maryland 1947-1948
[box: 1, folder: 31]
Surveys-Massachusetts 1947-1948
[box: 1, folder: 32]
Surveys-Michigan 1947-1948 Literary
[box: 1, folder: 33]
Surveys-Minnesota 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 1]
Surveys-Mississippi 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 2]
Surveys-Oregon 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 3]
Surveys-Pennsylvania 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 4]
Surveys-Rhode Island 1946-1947
[box: 2, folder: 5]
Surveys-South Carolina 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 6]
Surveys-South Dakota 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 7]
Surveys-Texas(a-m) 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 8]
Surveys-Texas(n-z) 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 9]
Surveys-Tennessee 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 10]
Surveys-Utah 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 11]
Surveys-Vermont 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 12]
Surveys-Virginia 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 13]
Surveys-Washington 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 14]
Surveys-West Virginia 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 15]
Surveys-Wisconsin 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 16]
Surveys-Wyoming 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 17]
Surveys-Alaska 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 18]
Surveys-Canal Zone 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 19]
Surveys-Hawaii 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 20]
Surveys-Puerto Rico 1947-1948
[box: 2, folder: 21]
Photographs 1956
[box: 3, folder: 1]
Corrected Proofs 1947-1948
[box: 3, folder: 2]
Corrected Biographies A-H 1947
[box: 3, folder: 3]
Corrected Biographies A-H 1947
[box: 3, folder: 4]
Corrected Biographies I-Z 1947
[box: 3, folder: 5]
Lists and Indexes 1947
[box: 3, folder: 6]
Articles and Books 1948
[box: 3, folder: 7]
Interesting Facts 1947-1948
[box: 3, folder: 8]
Corrected Galleys 1947-1948
[box: 3, folder: 9]
Corrected Galleys 1949
[box: 3, folder: 10]
Corrected Galleys 1949
[box: 3, folder: 11]
Corrected Galleys 1948
[box: 3, folder: 12]
Corrected Galleys 1949
[box: 3, folder: 13]
Corrected Galleys 1947-1949
[box: 4, folder: 1]
Corrected Galleys 1947-1949
[box: 4, folder: 2]
Corrected Galleys 1947-1949
[box: 4, folder: 3]
Corrected Galleys 1947-1949
[box: 4, folder: 4]
Corrected Galleys 1947-1949
[box: 4, folder: 5]
Corrected Galleys 1917-1949
[box: 4, folder: 6]
Corrected Galley Photographs 1947-1949
[box: 4, folder: 7]
Finished Manuscript 1949
[box: 4, folder: 8]
Finished Manuscript 1949
[box: 4, folder: 9]
Completed Books 1949
[box: 4, folder: 10]
Miscellaneous 1950-1955
[box: 4, folder: 11]
Miscellaneous 1937-1955
[box: 4, folder: 12]
Miscellaneous 1956-1967
[box: 4, folder: 13]
Rubber Stamp from Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges
[box: 4, folder: 14]
Speeches: General 1942-1959
[box: 4, folder: 15]
Speech: How Court Martial System Works & Suggestions to Improve n.d
[box: 4, folder: 16]
Clubs and Organizations, 1939- 1985, n.d
Scope and Content Note:

Boxes 5- 6(2.5 linear feet)

This series contains newsletters, correspondence, and materials relating to Derry's membership and offices in various clubs and organizations..

American Association of University Professors 1950 Bulletin
[box: 5, folder: 1]
American Bar Association 1961 Journals, correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 2]
American Bar Association 1943-1961 Journals. correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 3]
American Bar Association 1959 Correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 4]
American Society of Women Accountants 1959 Correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 5]
Business and Professional Women's Club 1950-1959 Roster
[box: 5, folder: 6]
Business and Professional Women's Club 1954-1960 Roster
[box: 5, folder: 7]
Business and Professional Women's Club 1955 roster, programs
[box: 5, folder: 8]
Business and Professional Women's Club 1954-1960 Roster
[box: 5, folder: 9]
Business and Professional Women's Club 1951-1959 newsletter, The Cardinal
[box: 5, folder: 10]
Business and Professional Women's Club 1955-1959 Miscellaneous
[box: 5, folder: 11]
Business and Professional Women's Club 1955-1960 Roster, programs
[box: 5, folder: 12]
Business and Professional Women's Club 1954-1959 Correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 13]
Business and Professional Women's Club 1959-1960 Correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 14]
Delta Kappa Gamma 1972 Correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 15]
Who's Who 1966-1984 Directory Listings
[box: 5, folder: 16]
Elderhostel 1985 Program
[box: 5, folder: 17]
Further Education 1967-1969 Correspondence, notes
[box: 5, folder: 18]
Hart County Historical Society 1977 Newsletter
[box: 5, folder: 19]
Harvard Law School 1961 Program of Instruction for Lawyers
[box: 5, folder: 20]
International Federation of Women Lawyers 1947-1961 Correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 21]
Jefferson County Women Lawyers 1961 Correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 22]
Jeffersontown Women's Club 1960 Correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 23]
Kappa Beta Pi 1958 Directory, correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 24]
Kappa Beta Pi 1960-1979 Handbook, programs
[box: 5, folder: 25]
Kappa Beta Pi newsletter issues 1948-1963
[box: 5, folder: 26]
Kappa Beta Pi 1959-1962 Quarterly
[box: 5, folder: 27]
Kappa Beta Pi 1947-1963 Journals and a directory
[box: 5, folder: 28]
Kappa Beta Pi 1948 Quarterly, December
[box: 5, folder: 29]
Kappa Beta Pi 1947-1963 Correspondence, notes
[box: 5, folder: 30]
Kappa Beta Pi 1968 Quarterly, October
[box: 5, folder: 31]
Kentucky Colonels 1946-1978 Programs, correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 32]
Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs 1941-1961 Newsletter, programs
[box: 5, folder: 33]
Kentucky Government Directory 1948
[box: 5, folder: 34]
Kentucky Judicial System directories 1963, 1965
[box: 5, folder: 35]
Kentucky State Bar Association Journals 1939-1949
[box: 5, folder: 36]
Kentucky State Bar Association Journals 1950-1965
[box: 5, folder: 37]
Kentucky Women Lawyers 1960-1961 Correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 38]
Legal Associations 1947 American Bar Association history
[box: 5, folder: 39]
Lions Club 1967 Programs
[box: 5, folder: 40]
Louisville Attorneys directory 1981
[box: 5, folder: 41]
Louisville Bar Association 1942-1959 Handbook, correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 42]
Louisville Bar Association 1961-1962 Directory
[box: 5, folder: 43]
Louisville Bar Association 1952, 1960 Journals
[box: 5, folder: 44]
Louisville Women's City Club 1957-1960 Yearbook, correspondence
[box: 5, folder: 45]
National Association of Parliamentarians 1949-1952 correspondence, newsletter, programs
[box: 6, folder: 1]
National Association of Parliamentarians 1949-1952 Programs
[box: 6, folder: 2]
National Association of Women Lawyers (N.A.W.L.) 1957 Correspondence, letterhead dummy and membership information
[box: 6, folder: 3]
N.A.W.L. 1941-1956 correspondence, membership brochures
[box: 6, folder: 4]
N.A.W.L. 1948-1967 directories, constitution/bylaws, yearbook
[box: 6, folder: 5]
N.A.W.L. 1970-1981 directories, constitution/bylaws, yearbook
[box: 6, folder: 6]
N.A.W.L.- survey- Women Lawyers in Public Office 1956-1957
[box: 6, folder: 7]
N.A.W.L.- survey- Women Lawyers in Public Office 1956-1957
[box: 6, folder: 8]
N.A.W.L.- biographical sketches 1956
[box: 6, folder: 9]
N.A.W.L.- Financial Statements 1947-1956
[box: 6, folder: 10]
N.A.W.L.- Certificate of Life Membership 1964
[box: 6, folder: 11]
N.A.W.L.- journals 1941-1945
[box: 6, folder: 12]
N.A.W.L.- journals 1946-1950
[box: 6, folder: 13]
N.A.W.L.- journals 1951-1955
[box: 6, folder: 14]
N.A.W.L.- journals 1956-1962
[box: 6, folder: 15]
N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1944-1950
[box: 6, folder: 16]
N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1951-1952
[box: 6, folder: 17]
N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1953-1954
[box: 6, folder: 18]
N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1955
[box: 6, folder: 19]
N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1956
[box: 6, folder: 20]
N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1957-1958
[box: 6, folder: 21]
N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1959-1960
[box: 6, folder: 22]
N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1961-1962
[box: 6, folder: 23]
N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1963-1968
[box: 6, folder: 24]
N.A.W.L.- miscellaneous n.d
[box: 6, folder: 25]
National Federation of Business & Professional 1955 Women's Clubs, Correspondence
[box: 6, folder: 26]
National Woman's Party 1941, 1971-1972 Correspondence
[box: 6, folder: 27]
Newsletter, People to People 1970 Legal and Governmental Goodwill Travel Program
[box: 6, folder: 28]
Pilot's Club 1939-1974
[box: 6, folder: 29]
President's Conferences 1949-1958 Occupational and Traffic Safety correspondence, programs, newsletter
[box: 6, folder: 30]
Radio Program 1944 "Women of the Week in the War Effort" Tribute to Laura Miller August 16, 1944
[box: 6, folder: 31]
Shelbyville Business & Professional Women's Club 1955 speech concerning Federal Equal Pay Legislation
[box: 6, folder: 32]
University of Louisville law alumni directory 1960
[box: 6, folder: 33]
Who's Who of American Women 1956-1958 Correspondence, title pages
[box: 6, folder: 34]
Woman's Club 1956 correspondence, speech, clipping
[box: 6, folder: 35]
Women Lawyers Association 1984 correspondence
[box: 6, folder: 36]
Women in World Affairs 1949 correspondence, membership information
[box: 6, folder: 37]
World Press Association 1959-1960 correspondence
[box: 6, folder: 38]
Young Women's Christian Association 1950, 1954 Correspondence
[box: 6, folder: 39]
Younger Women's City Club 1944-1962 correspondence, yearbook, programs
[box: 6, folder: 40]
Stephen Derry (husband) and Legal Reference Material, 1883 (1937) - 1983, n.d
Scope and Content Note:

Box 7(1.25 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence, business papers, newspaper clippings, and other material compiled or created byStephen Derry and legal references also used by Laura Derry.

Military Records 1943-1982
[box: 7, folder: 1]
Papers as instructor 1946
[box: 7, folder: 2]
Familial Matters & other correspondence 1946-1956
[box: 7, folder: 3]
Coal Mining: The Derry Company 1951-1952
[box: 7, folder: 4]
Correspondence: Business: General 1947-1957
[box: 7, folder: 5]
Engineering & Business: General 1957
[box: 7, folder: 6]
Engineering & Business: General 1958
[box: 7, folder: 7]
Booneville Water Works: Business/Testimony/Photos 1957-1958
[box: 7, folder: 8]
Business Correspondence 1960-1967
[box: 7, folder: 9]
Madeira Beach, Florida 1967-1968
[box: 7, folder: 10]
Newspaper Clippings 1945-1960
[box: 7, folder: 11]
Newspaper Clippings 1960-1968
[box: 7, folder: 12]
Engineering Specification Pamphlets n.d
[box: 7, folder: 13]
Miscellaneous (Stephen Derry) n.d
[box: 7, folder: 14]
Legal Reference Material: Public Speaking: notes 1937
[box: 7, folder: 15]
Divorce Reference 1972
[box: 7, folder: 16]
Kentucky Judicial Directories & Rules 1962-1972
[box: 7, folder: 17]
Criminal Law 1975-1978
[box: 7, folder: 18]
Supreme Court of Kentucky: Amendments 1980-1983
[box: 7, folder: 19]
Miscellaneous (Legal Reference Material) n.d
[box: 7, folder: 20]
Legal Books & Government Pamphlet: title pages 1883-1942
[box: 7, folder: 21]
Legal Books (L.M.D.'s handwriting in books) 1893-1941
[box: 7, folder: 22]
Financial/Business, 1928- 1988, n.d
Scope and Content Note:

Boxes 8- 11(3.75 linear feet)

The financial/business series contains correspondence and other business papers of Laura Derry. Included are receipt books dating from 1937 to 1966, checkbook receipts, and Derry real estate and personal papers from 1927 through 1988, including undated papers. The bulk of the latter date from 1927 to 1938. There are also papers concerning the farm near Leitchfield, a house in Louisville, Laura Derry's property in Florida, financial investments, and other personal business matters, such as medical services receipts.

Address Book, Appointment, Calendar 1928
[box: 8, folder: 1]
Appointment Book, Calendar Book 1954, 1964
[box: 8, folder: 2]
Case Book 1948
[box: 8, folder: 3]
Case Book 1948
[box: 8, folder: 4]
Correspondence 1930-1940
[box: 8, folder: 5]
Correspondence 1941-1942
[box: 8, folder: 6]
Correspondence 1943-1944
[box: 8, folder: 7]
Correspondence 1945-1950
[box: 8, folder: 8]
Correspondence 1951-1959
[box: 8, folder: 9]
Correspondence 1959-1969
[box: 8, folder: 10]
Correspondence 1970-1975
[box: 8, folder: 11]
Correspondence 1985-1987
[box: 8, folder: 12]
Correspondence: Promissory Notes 1947-1961
[box: 8, folder: 13]
Correspondence: Miscellaneous n.d
[box: 8, folder: 14]
Louisville Water Company Report 1941-1943
[box: 8, folder: 15]
Account Receivable File Cards: Dr. A.D. Wilmoth 1941-1945
[box: 8, folder: 16]
Account Receivable File Cards: 1941-1946 filed alphabetically by clients, includes miscellaneous cards
[box: 8, folder: 17]
Office Docket 1946-1947
[box: 8, folder: 18]
Office Docket and some Miscellaneous Notes 1937-1942
[box: 8, folder: 19]
Lease: Kentucky Home Life Building 1959
[box: 8, folder: 20]
Office Receipts 1960-1963
[box: 8, folder: 21]
Blank Legal Forms n.d
[box: 8, folder: 22]
Business Calling Cards n.d
[box: 8, folder: 23]
Receipt Books 1937-1938
[box: 9, folder: 1]
Receipt Books 1938-1942
[box: 9, folder: 2]
Receipt Books 1941-1942
[box: 9, folder: 3]
Receipt Books 1942-1945
[box: 9, folder: 4]
Receipt Books 1945-1948
[box: 9, folder: 5]
Receipt Books 1946-1949
[box: 9, folder: 6]
Receipt Books 1949-1953
[box: 9, folder: 7]
Receipt Books 1949-1951
[box: 9, folder: 8]
Receipt Books 1951-1953
[box: 9, folder: 9]
Receipt Books 1953-1957
[box: 9, folder: 10]
Receipt Books 1953-1956
[box: 9, folder: 11]
Receipt Books 1962-1966
[box: 9, folder: 12]
Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Leases, Agreements & Easements 1947-1973
[box: 10, folder: 1]
Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Correspondence 1946-1949
[box: 10, folder: 2]
Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Correspondence 1950-1954
[box: 10, folder: 3]
Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Correspondence 1955-1959
[box: 10, folder: 4]
Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Correspondence 1960-1969
[box: 10, folder: 5]
Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Correspondence 1970-1982
[box: 10, folder: 6]
Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Correspondence n.d
[box: 10, folder: 7]
Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Federal Land 1948 Capability Photo
[box: 10, folder: 8]
Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: 1954 United States Geological Survey Map
[box: 10, folder: 9]
Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Tax Assessments 1948-1960
[box: 10, folder: 10]
Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Notice of 1948-1977 Farm Acreage & Marketing Quotas
[box: 10, folder: 11]
Kentucky/Jefferson County: 111 Garrett 1939
[box: 10, folder: 12]
Florida Investments: Legal Papers/Correspondence 1959-1982
[box: 10, folder: 13]
Florida Investments: Correspondence 1971-1986
[box: 10, folder: 14]
Florida Investments: Correspondence n.d
[box: 10, folder: 15]
Real Estate: Utility: Kentucky: Louisville Gas & Electric 1953, 1973
[box: 10, folder: 16]
Real Estate: Utility: Kentucky: Louisville 1953-1974 Water Company
[box: 10, folder: 17]
Real Estate: Utility: Florida Utilities 1981
[box: 10, folder: 18]
Real Estate: Utility: Telephone 1972-1986
[box: 10, folder: 19]
Real Estate: Miscellaneous 1973-1988
[box: 10, folder: 20]
Personal: Investments: Stocks & Bonds 1984 (1927)
[box: 10, folder: 21]
Personal: Insurance: Allstate 1965-1982
[box: 10, folder: 22]
Personal: Insurance: Allstate n.d
[box: 10, folder: 23]
Personal: Insurance: Colonial Penn Franklin 1984-1987
[box: 10, folder: 24]
Personal: Insurance: American Association 1984 of Retired Persons
[box: 10, folder: 25]
Personal: Insurance: Union Fidelity Life 1983-1985
[box: 10, folder: 26]
Personal: Insurance: National Senior Citizens Group 1983 Insurance Trust
[box: 10, folder: 27]
Personal: Insurance: Washington National 1941 Insurance Company
[box: 10, folder: 28]
Personal: Insurance: Assorted Companies 1952-1988 & Miscellaneous
[box: 10, folder: 29]
Personal: Automotive: General 1963-1985
[box: 10, folder: 30]
Personal: Automotive: Accidents & Violations 1959-1988
[box: 10, folder: 31]
Personal: Automotive: Repairs 1973-1974
[box: 10, folder: 32]
Personal: Banking: Horse Cave Bank 1938-1988
[box: 10, folder: 33]
Personal: Banking: Horse Cave Bank: Account Sheets 1941-1975
[box: 10, folder: 34]
Personal: Banking: Citizens Fidelity & Trust Company 1973-1974
[box: 10, folder: 35]
Personal: Banking: Lincoln Building & Loan Association 1959-1960
[box: 10, folder: 36]
Personal: Banking: First National 1973-1974
[box: 10, folder: 37]
Personal: Banking: Greater Louisville 1981
[box: 10, folder: 38]
Personal: Tax Work 1949-1987
[box: 10, folder: 39]
Personal: Account Sheets 1971
[box: 11, folder: 1]
Personal: Travel Expenses 1972-1973
[box: 11, folder: 2]
Personal: Credit Card Fraud 1987
[box: 11, folder: 3]
Personal: Private Nurses 1960
[box: 11, folder: 4]
Personal: Handicapped Parking Permit 1980-1982
[box: 11, folder: 5]
Personal: Medical Files 1970-1987
[box: 11, folder: 6]
Personal: Senator McConnell's inquiry on Medicare 1988
[box: 11, folder: 7]
Personal: Miscellaneous 1948-1988
[box: 11, folder: 8]
Scrapbook/Reference, 1917 (1924)- 1987, n.d
Scope and Content Note:

Boxes 11- 14(5 linear feet)

This series includes correspondence regarding international travel, news clippings, and other personal materials of Laura Derry. A series entitled Personal/Teaching Records/Certificates, 1917 (1924)- 1983, n.d., contains Laura Derry's college degrees, a certificate to practice before the United States Supreme Court, personal and family photographs, and three videocassettes of an interview with Laura Derry conducted by University of Louisville law professor Kathleen Bean and other memorabilia.

Churchill Downs "SHOW" Betting Stub 1974
[box: 11, folder: 9]
Article; Sister, Cattie Lou Miller: 1957 Louisville Magazine Advertising Manager
[box: 11, folder: 10]
Newspaper clipping: Sister, Cattie Lou Miller: 1951-1959 Kentucky Governor's Administrative Assistant
[box: 11, folder: 11]
Newspaper clipping: Sister, Cattie Lou Miller: 1960-1965 Kentucky Commissioner of Public Information
[box: 11, folder: 12]
Newspaper clipping: Sister: Cattie Lou Miller: 1965-1986 Political Posts
[box: 11, folder: 13]
Selection of Organizations Inviting Membership 1966-1980
[box: 11, folder: 14]
Foreign Travel: Guest Programs 1957
[box: 11, folder: 15]
Foreign Travel: Address Book and Business Cards 1957
[box: 11, folder: 16]
Foreign Travel: Report to Dr. Gertrude Thiry 1957
[box: 11, folder: 17]
Foreign Travel: 1958-1964 Dr. Jutta Schaller (German-American Trade)
[box: 11, folder: 18]
Foreign Travel: Albertina Hasler 1957-1958
[box: 11, folder: 19]
Foreign Travel: Rabbi Dr. Leon Fram 1957
[box: 11, folder: 20]
Foreign Travel: Brochures 1957-1969
[box: 11, folder: 21]
Foreign Travel: International Transport Companies 1957
[box: 11, folder: 22]
Foreign Travel: 1957 Brochures, Menus, Photographs, Postcards, Business Cards
[box: 11, folder: 23]
Foreign Travel: German Correspondence: General 1957-1958
[box: 11, folder: 24]
Foreign Travel: 1957 Invitation from Queen Elizabeth II & Correspondence with British Friends
[box: 11, folder: 25]
Foreign Travel: Correspondence with Italian Friends 1957
[box: 11, folder: 26]
Foreign Travel: Correspondence to and from family 1957
[box: 11, folder: 27]
Foreign Travel: Short Hand Notes & n.d. Schedule/Trip Calculations
[box: 11, folder: 28]
Foreign Travel: Mass Media Articles 1956-1967
[box: 11, folder: 29]
Poems, Ideas for a Book & a Television Sketch 1957
[box: 11, folder: 30]
Portia, daughter miscellaneous 1948-1984
[box: 11, folder: 31]
Newspaper Articles 1936-1938
[box: 11, folder: 32]
Newspaper Articles 1940-1949
[box: 11, folder: 33]
Newspaper Articles 1950-1959
[box: 11, folder: 34]
Newspaper Articles 1960-1969
[box: 11, folder: 35]
Newspaper Articles 1970-1979
[box: 11, folder: 36]
Newspaper Articles: Death of President Eisenhower 1969
[box: 11, folder: 37]
Newspaper Articles: 1965 American Bar Association's 88th Annual Meeting
[box: 12, folder: 1]
Newspaper Articles: Hart County Herald 1958-1965
[box: 12, folder: 2]
Newspaper Articles: Miscellaneous n.d
[box: 12, folder: 3]
Newspaper Articles: Copies: Miscellaneous n.d
[box: 12, folder: 4]
Newspaper Articles: Record 1967, 1969 The newsletter for Ahrens Trade School
[box: 12, folder: 5]
Newspaper Articles: The Current 1966 Newsletter for Central High School
[box: 12, folder: 6]
Newspaper Articles: Cleveland Engineering 1944 Newsletter for the Cleveland Engineering Society
[box: 12, folder: 7]
Newspaper Articles: The Journal 1946 Newsletter for the Cleveland Bar Association
[box: 12, folder: 8]
Newspaper Articles: Penn State Alumni News 1944
[box: 12, folder: 9]
Newspaper Articles: Events 1938, 1943 Newsletter for Young Women's City Club Louisville
[box: 12, folder: 10]
Map: Germany 1957
[box: 12, folder: 11]
Teaching Records: Pay Stubs 1970
[box: 12, folder: 12]
Teaching Records: Personal Education 1924-1942 & Qualifications
[box: 12, folder: 13]
Teaching Records: Personal Papers & Credentials 1965-1980
[box: 12, folder: 14]
Teaching Records: Class Lists 1969-1970
[box: 12, folder: 15]
Teaching Records: Student Work 1970
[box: 12, folder: 16]
Teaching Records: 1965-1975 Teachers Union/Louisville Education Association, Retirement Information
[box: 12, folder: 17]
Teaching Records: Miscellaneous 1965-1975
[box: 12, folder: 18]
Teaching Records: Louisville Public Schools Handbook: 1965 Policies & Procedures
[box: 12, folder: 19]
Teaching Records: Book: Thomas Jackson Woofter, 1917 Teaching in Rural Schools
[box: 12, folder: 20]
Certificates: Admittances to Practice Law 1936, 1937
[box: 12, folder: 21]
Certificates: Admittance to Veterans Administration 1938
[box: 12, folder: 22]
Certificates: Admiral, Cherry River Navy 1942
[box: 12, folder: 23]
Certificates: Notary Public 1955-1973
[box: 12, folder: 24]
Certificates: American Bar Association 1956
[box: 12, folder: 25]
Certificates: Jefferson County Board of Elections, 1962 Democratic Party Representative
[box: 12, folder: 26]
Certificates: Who's Who Collection 1967-1980
[box: 12, folder: 27]
Certificates: Robert A. Taft Institute of Government 1968
[box: 12, folder: 28]
Certificates: University of Louisville, 1969 Juris Doctor Degree
[box: 12, folder: 29]
Certificates: Honorary Degree 1973
[box: 12, folder: 30]
Certificates: Alumni Gift, Western Kentucky University 1983
[box: 12, folder: 31]
Certificates: United States Diamond Imports 1981
[box: 12, folder: 32]
Book: A History of Education of Women 1972 in the United States
[box: 12, folder: 33]
Photographs 1965
[box: 13, folder: 1]
Photographs 1946
[box: 13, folder: 2]
Photographs n.d
[box: 13, folder: 3]
Photographs n.d
[box: 13, folder: 4]
Photographs 1936-1952
[box: 13, folder: 5]
Photographs 1913-1970
[box: 13, folder: 6]
Prints/Photographs/Poetry n.d
[box: 13, folder: 7]
Photographs n.d
[box: 13, folder: 8]
Large photographs rolled 1938, 1944 three videocassettes holding interview with Laura Miller Derry, conducted by Kathleen Bean, August 6, 1992
Large Certificates & Photographs with Miscellaneous (Cards, Ribbons and Souvenirs) Items numbered one through nine (1-9) have been lain flat in oversize box, with item #1 on the bottom
University of Louisville, Bachelor of Law Degree 1950
[box: 14, folder: 1]
Bowling Green College of Commerce, 1933 Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Education
[box: 14, folder: 2]
Supreme Court of the United States, 1941 Certificate of Admittance to Practice
[box: 14, folder: 3]
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Court of Appeals 1936 Certificate of Admittance to Practice
[box: 14, folder: 4]
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Commission of Kentucky Colonel 1955 Issued by Governor Lawrence W. Wetherby
[box: 14, folder: 5]
Photograph of 19th Biennial Convention Banquet 29 December 1923 of Phi Alpha Delta at the Wardman Park Hotel, Washington D.C., (found as padding in picture frame-behind-Photograph number #7 below )
[box: 14, folder: 6]
Photograph of Women in Banquet (a few men) n.d. with Laura Miller Derry (she may be at the head table in the photograph)
[box: 14, folder: 7]
Picture of Love and Psyche, n.d. (used as padding in picture frame for Photograph number #9)
[box: 14, folder: 8]
Photograph of Laura Ellen Miller 1936 Graduation from Jefferson School of Law
[box: 14, folder: 9]
Ribbons 1944-1945
[box: 14, folder: 10]
Apron, Kentucky Colonels Bar-B-Q, 1971 Autographed by Jane Withers
[box: 14, folder: 11]
Name Badges 1938-1980
[box: 14, folder: 12]
City of Atlantic City-empty case n.d
[box: 14, folder: 13]
Army Patch n.d
[box: 14, folder: 14]
Cards (greeting) n.d
[box: 14, folder: 15]
Case Files, 1931- 1988, n.d
Boxes 15-25
Scope and Content Note:

Boxes 15- 25(13.75 linear feet)

These are Laura Derry's files from her private legal practice in Louisville, Kentucky. These materials are restricted for a minimum of fifty years from the date of accession.

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