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Cleves Kinkead Papers,1903-1939

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Cleves Kinkead Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Cleves Kinkead Papers, 1903-1939, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


2 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Lawyer, journalist, and playwright of Louisville, Ky. Papers consist of letters, 1913-1939, to his parents while at Harvard and during his military service, and from various persons, including George P. Baker and John Mason Brown regarding his literary pursuits; records of his military service in World War I; articles he wrote for the Louisville Evening Post, 1903-1904; notes commenting on the contents of the Courier-Journal, slavery, and other subjects; several of Kinkead's plays, including Common Clay; and posters and photographs of scenes from the stage play and movie version of Common Clay. Card index in repository


  • Brown, John Mason, 1900-1985.
  • Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935.
  • Dramatists, American-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- Archives.
  • Harvard University-- History-- Sources.

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