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Beem (Blake) Papers, ca. 1925-1961

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Author

Archives Staff

Title

Beem (Blake) Papers

Date

ca. 1925-1961

Repository

University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Blake Beem Papers, ca. 1925-1961, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Biography/History

Blake Beem (1891-1976) was Librarian, University of Louisville School of Medicine, from 1935 until her retirement in 1961.

Born in Spencer, Indiana, in 1891, Miss Beem attended high school in Little Rock, Arkansas (1907-1911); studied with the Michigan State Library Commission (1913); and attended the University of Colorado (1917). She taught home economics in Little Rock, 1914-1917; was Librarian, University of Arkansas School of Medicine, 1921-1928; was Reference Librarian and Assistant to the Director, Boston Medical Library, 1928-1932; and was Case Worker and Case Consultant, Arkansas Relief Administration, Social Service Division, 1932-1935. She was a member of the Medical Library Association, the American Library Association, the Kentucky Library Association, and the Filson Club.

From 1925 through 1927, Miss Beem was president of the Arkansas Library Association and a member of the Arkansas Library Commission. Beginning in 1955 whe was a delegate to UNESCO from the Medical Library Association.

The Papers consist primarily of materials related to Miss Beem's retirement in 1961; Commonwealth of Kentucky and Medical Library Association certification materials; biographical materials and photographs; and an address given to the Kentucky Association of Trial Attorneys. Also of interest is a chronology entitled "Highlights of the Medical School Library, 1935-1961."

Collection Inventory

Book of letters presented to Blake Beem upon her retirement in, 1961
[box: 1]
Citation of Merit from the U of L Board of Trustees, 1961
[box: 1]
Needlepoint likeness of Oliver Wendell Holmes
[box: 1]
Materials related to Commencement exercises, U of L, 1960
[box: 1, folder: 1]
Convocation, January 31, 1961
[box: 1, folder: 2]
Retirement Dinner, February 20, 1961
[box: 1, folder: 3]
Who's Who
[box: 1, folder: 4]
Professional certification materials
[box: 1, folder: 5]
Address to Kentucky Association of Trial Attorneys
[box: 1, folder: 6]
Photographs
[box: 1, folder: 7]
Miscellaneous
[box: 1, folder: 8]
Scope and Content Note:

Also part of the collection is one oversized item: 25 Year Service Plaque and tassel.

PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ARCHIVES' COLLECTIONS
RG 1M13 William C. Mallalieu
-- 13 color slides of residence, in box
[box: 1, folder: 8]
-- 17 Polaroid mounted slides of various steamboats
(3' x 4') [box: 1, folder: 8]
#1 sketch of flat bottom boat
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#3 sketch of "Paragon" and "Caledonia"
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#4 Ohio River steamer (sketch)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#5 Louisville and Cincinnati packet "Indiana" (sketch)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
* #6 "Jacob Strader" (copy photograph)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#8 "Eclipse" (sketch)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#9 midnight race
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#10 "Natchez" and "R.E. Lee"
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#12 "James Howard" at wharf (copy photograph)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#11 "Express" at wharf (copy photograph)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#14 "Robert E. Lee"
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#15 "J.M. White" (sketch)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#16 "J.M. White" (copy photograph)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#17 public landing, Louisville (sketch)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
* #17 last race, 1928 (photograph)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#18 "United States" (sketch?)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
#19 "Robert E. Lee" (sketch)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
-- 5(5' x 7') prints
[box: 1, folder: 8]
1) "Jacob Strader"/ (on back) From an original daguerrotype owned by Jack Strader who lives in Cincinnati. Jack found this last year...taken at Cincinnati boat yard where the boat was built, (1961)
[box: 1, folder: 8]
2) "Eclipse"
[box: 1, folder: 8]
3) "Robert E. Lee"/ (on back) Although retouched, this is about the best view of the racer Lee
[box: 1, folder: 8]
4) "J.M. White"
[box: 1, folder: 8]
5) "United States"/ (on back) Built at Cincinnati, using the hull of former "United States" (built in involved in the collision and fire near Warsaw, Kentucky, 1869
[box: 1, folder: 8]
RG 1M14 Percy Albert Davies
-- 29(9'x 9') aerials of area near Toxaway, North Carolina
[box: 1, folder: 8]
RG 1M41 Ralph A. Loring
(4'x 7') the Playhouse, UofL
[box: 1, folder: 7]
(8'x 10') Camera Club, 1936
[box: 1, folder: 7]
(8'x 10' RC) Professor Loring (?) and assistant in lab
[box: 1, folder: 7]
RG 378 Blake Beem
-- (7'x 9') mounted photo of B. Beem working at Boston Medical Library
[box: 1, folder: 7]
-- (2'x 4') portrait of woman (B. Beem?), signed Schrader, 1911
[box: 1, folder: 7]
-- (4'x 6') portrait of Blake Beem by Schrader Studio, 1925
[box: 1, folder: 7]
-- (8'x 10') print of three-story Library and Commons Building
[box: 1, folder: 7]
RG 1N Blake Beem
-- (7'x 9') mounted photo of B. Beem working at Boston Medical Library
[box: 1, folder: 7]
-- (2'x 4') portrait of woman (B. Beem?), signed Schrader, 1911
[box: 1, folder: 7]
-- (4'x 6') portrait of Blake Beem by Schrader Studio, 1925
[box: 1, folder: 7]
-- (8'x 10') print of three-story Library and Commons Building
[box: 1, folder: 7]

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