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kukav75av02Guide to the Alben W. Barkley Audio Collection, 1948 - 1954Processed by: Staff, Hugh Henderson, Harold Rosenbaum; machine-readable finding aid created by:Harold RosenbaumSpecial CollectionsAudio-Visual ArchivesSpecial CollectionsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, KY 40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13 Copyright 1998 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from typescript by rekeying.Date of source: 2002Description is in English.Guide to the Alben W. Barkley Audio Collection, 1948-1954Collection number: 75AV02Contact InformationAudio-Visual ArchivesSpecial CollectionsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, KY 40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-2654Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=391&llib_id=13Processed by: Staff, Hugh Henderson, Harold RosenbaumDate Completed: 2002Encoded by: Harold Rosenbaum Copyright 1999 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Alben W. Barkley Audio Collection,1948-195475AV02Barkley, Alben W., 1877-19563 cu. ft. (6 Boxes): 40 ItemsThe materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Collection is open to researchers by appointment.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Alben W. Barkley Audio Collection 1948-1954, 75AV02,Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956United States-CongressUnited States-Congress--Senate--BiographyVice-Presidents--United States--BiographyLegislator--United States--BiographyUnited States--Politics and government--1901-1953Alben Barkley was born in Graves County, Kentucky in 1877. A graduate of Marvin College in Clinton, Kentucky, Barkley also attended Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, and the University of Virginia Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1901 and began practice in Paducah, KY. Barkley entered McCracken County politics, serving as county attorney and county judge successively. In 1913 he was elected to Congress. Ten years later, the Congressman made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. He won a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1926 and became Democratic majority leader in 1937. When the Democrats lost control of the Senate in the 1946 elections, Barkley served as minority leader for two years. Nominated as Harry S. Truman's running mate, Barkley was elected Vice- President of the United States in 1948. He retired to Paducah after failing to receive the 1952 Democratic nomination for President. Barkley returned to public life two years later as he won election once again to the U.S. Senate. The "Veep," as he was fondly known, died suddenly while addressing a student group at Washington and Lee University.The collection is comprised of 40 1/4" reel to reel audio tapes. These tapes contain interviews with Vice President Barkley about his life and politics conducted by Sydney Shalett, various addresses including the Woodrow Wilson Centennial at the Hotel Statler and Democratic dinner in Columbia, S.C., the last speech made by Vice President Barkley (during which he dies) and the Alben Barkley: A Memorial broadcast.Related MaterialAlben W. Barkley Grooved Audio Disk Collection. AV63M143, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.Alben W. Barkley papers, 1900-1956, 63M143, University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections.Barkley, Alben William That reminds me. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1954.Barkley, Jane R. I Married the Veep. New York: Vanguard Press,1958.Davis, Polly Ann. Alben W. Barkley, Senate majority leader and Vice President. New York: Garland Pub., 1979.Libbey, James K. Dear Alben: Mr. Barkley of Kentucky. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1979.Container List11Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. The Barkley ancestral narrative . (P.T.: 77 min)17-Jul-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette12Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. First experience with radio in 1924, Rene Vivisni of France; start of war, 1917; After the war; atrocity camps in Germany; childhood days; Barkley"s law practice; airplane story; childhood days Snakes; 1889 cyclone, first girl friend.(P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 23 min)18-Jul-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette13Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Teenage days; Family stories; William Lindsay from Kentucky; Barkley as a saleman; Tape #2 Dickons and Copperfield stories; First law job; Woodrow Wilson story, 1913; Wiiliam S. Bishop; famous gavels; Milton H. Smith; Featherbed story; Barkley as a teacher; Dean Acheson. (P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 25 min)20-Jul-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette14Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1.The antique story; First marrage ceremony; Early law days; Committees, Early upbringing, Irvin Cobb Tape #2 First association with Frakling Delano Roosevelt. (P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 29 min)20-Jul-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette15Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. First associatio with Fraklin Roosevelt continued; beginning of the Truman ear.(P.T. Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 28 min)July 22, 1953 1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette16Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Campaigning with Roosevlt at Corbin, Kentucky; events leading to the 1952 convention.(P.T. Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 26 min) 22-Jul-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette17Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Events leading to the 1952 convention, Tape #2 conference with Roosevlt after Yalta.(P.T.: 62 min)22-Jul-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette28Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Governor Stevenson continued. Story that Congressman Frank Clark used to tell; Beginning of Barkley's Congressional carreer; Associations; observations and recollections of President Woodrow Wilson. Tape #2 Discussion of Woodrow Wilson continued; Discussions about Bryan, Rooseveltand Truman. (P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape: 32 min)23-Jul-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette29Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Recollections Woodrow Wilson's administrations continued Tape #2 World War #1 under Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. Barkley discuss how they first met. (P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape B 30 min)23-Jul-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette210Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Mr. & Mrs. Barkley discusss how they met contintued; Discussion with Mrs. Barkley's mother; Barkley days at Marvin, N.C.; Discussion about World War 1 trip to Europe. Tape #2 Recollections: World War 1 continued. Discussions about President Hoover. P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 27 min)24-Jul-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette211Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette Tape #1 Recollections: Race for Governor of Kentucky; Discussion on old fashioned orators. Tape #2 Orators continued; Tom Heflin; Rules of the House and Senate; Typical day of a Senator or Congressman.(P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 3 min)July 24-25, 19531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette212Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Recollections: Senate duties; Huey Long; Russell Long. Tape #2 Recollections: Senate duties; Junkets; Trip to Korea; Trip to Russia; Trip to London; 1930; John Garner of Texas. (P.T.: Tape A: 90 min;Tape B: 30 min)25-Jul-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette213Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Recollections: Discussion about the twelve years of the Republican administration. Tape #2 Recollections: Continued reflections on the Republican administration. (P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 29 min)July 25 & August 3, 19531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette214Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Recollections: Airplane campaign of 1948; Dewey and Warren; Television; Champ Clark; Cordell Hull. Tape #2 Recollections: Cordell Hull continued; Death of Roosevelt; Discussions about the House of Represenatives. (P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 27 min)August 3 & 4, 19531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette315Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Recollections: Irvin Cobb story; Michell Palmer's bombing; Meeting King Michael of Rummania; Claude Kitchen of N.C. Barkley's early life. Tape #2 Recollections: Discussions of famous personalities; Henry T. Raney, J. W. Burns, Sam Rayburn; Joe Cannon; Hiram W. Johnson. (P.T.: Tape A: Tape B: 26 min)August 4 & 5, 19531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette316Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Side #1 Recollectins: Hiram Johnson, Charles L. McNary, Charlie Curtis,Wilkie, Wheery, Seantor Lafollette.Side #2 Recollections: Lafollette continued; George W. Norris; Woodrow Wilson's love for vaudville; Marion Anderson at the White House.(P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 2 min)5-Aug-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette317Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Recollections: Knickerbocker incident; Richard P. Ernst; Governor Chandler race; Roy Howard. Tape #2 Recollections: Huey Long; Fred Vinson; Joe Robinson; Colonel E. M. House. (P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 31 min)18-Oct-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette318Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Recollections: The Watch story; Big Sandy; Russian atom bomb; Westbrook Pegler; FDR Yalta story; Eightieth Congress; Goebel; Little pigs, ect. Tape #2 Recollections: Load of hay story; Agricultural relief; NRA; Pleas of business. (P.T.: Tape A: 90 min: Tape B: 34 min)21-Oct-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette319Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Recollections: Gold Clause; Social Security; Bank deposits, PWA and WPA; Merchant Marines. Tape #2 Recollections: Rise of Hitler; United Nations; Harry Hershfield story on "where buried."(P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 33 min)October 21-22, 19531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette320Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Recollections: Pearl Harbor investigation; The SEC investigations; WOW; Poll tax fight; Hogcalling; Labor role at convention. (P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 2 min)1-Nov-531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette321Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Tape #1 Recollections: Roosevelt; joining Elks lodge; Aut Betty passgae; W. H. Borah; J.H. Lewis. (P.T.: Tape A :90 min; Tape B: 1 min)November 2-3 19631/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette422Interview with Alben Barkley conducted by Sydney Shalette. Side #1 Recollections: Convention speech; Lend Lease Bill; Senority system; Investigations of Senate; Cyclone story. Tape #2 Recollections: Cyclone story continued; misc. (P.T.: Tape A: 90 min; Tape B: 2 min)November 3, 19531/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette423Radio Address by Alben W. Barkley from Paris, France. (P.T.: 30 min) NOTE: Open-reel Box is mis-titled; this is a half-hour radio program by various Democratic politicians2-Jan-481/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette424Keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, Mutual Broadcasting System. (P.T.: 49 min)19481/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette425Alben W. Barkley address to Democratic dinner in Columbia, South Carolina. Parts 1 & 3. (P.T.: 30 min)1-Jul-491/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette426Alben W. Barkley address to Democratic dinner in Columbia, South Carolina. Part 6. (P.T. : 16 min)1-Jul-491/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette427Alben W. Barkley address in Boston, Mass., at the Hotel Statler. (P.T.: 38 min)4-Jun-501/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette528Barkley speaking at the Punch bowl National Cemetery Ceremonies commemorating Pearl Harbor Day. (P.T.: 45 min)7-Dec-511/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette529Alben W. Barkley speaking in Paducah, Kentucky, on behalf of Bert T. Combs for Governor. (P.T.: 28 min) 8-Aug-551/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette530Barkley speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Centennial. (P.T.: 27 min)21-Apr-561/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette531Barkley's final speech: Keynote address before the Washington and Lee University Mock Convention. [MISSING]April 49, 19561/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette532Morgan Beatty's broadcast on Alben Barkley's death. (P.T.: 6 min)30-Apr-561/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette533Tributes to Barkley by Earle C. Clements and others. (P.T.: 30 min)June, 19561/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette634News of the World, Democratic National Convention. A Tribute to Alben W. Barkley. (P.T.: 3 min)13-Aug-561/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette635Alben W. Barkley: A Memorial Broadcast, Part 1. (P.T.: 18 min) Note: Nos. 35 through 38 total 53 minutes--not 3 hours & 10 minutes as cited on each open-reel box.[n.d]1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette636Alben W. Barkley: A Memorial Broadcast, Part 2. (P.T.: 15 min)[n.d]1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette637Alben W. Barkley: A Memorial Broadcast, Part 3. (P.T.: 14 min)[n.d]1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette638Alben W. Barkley: A Memorial Broadcast, Part 4 (P.T. 6 min)[n.d]1/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette639, Part 1Alben W. Barkley campaign speech, at Covington, KY. (P.T.: 61 min)19381/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette639, Part 2Alben W. Barkley campaign speech. at Covington, KY. (P.T.: 39 min)19381/4" Reel to Reel, Preservation Reel to Reel, User Cassette

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