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Urey Woodson papers,, 1898

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kukm1m55m40 Urey Woodson papers, 1898-1939 55M40 Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 February 7 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-04-29T10:39-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Urey Woodson papers, 55M40 University of Kentucky Special Collections 2.8 Cubic feet 7 boxes 1898-1939 The Urey Woodson papers contain the correspondence and papers of Urey Woodson, dating primarily from 1929 to 1939. There are many letters from newspapermen written during 1929-1930, on the occasion of Woodson's retirement, about his long newspaper career. Woodson, Urey, 1859-1939. Custodial History note Hamilton, Mrs. Alexander. Gift, May 27, 1954. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 55M40 : [Identification of item], Urey Woodson papers, 1898-1939, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note Urey Woodson was born in Madisonville, Ky. He had a long and varied dual career in newspaper publishing and politics. Woodson was editor and publisher of the Owensboro Messenger from 1888 to 1929, when he retired from the newspaper business. He was active in the Democratic Party at both the state and national levels for an even longer period of time. Woodson actively supported the careers of William Jennings Bryan, William Goebel, and Alben Barkley. He served on the Democratic National Committee from 1896 to 1916, and again from 1924 to 1928. He was committee secretary from 1904 to 1912. He was rewarded for his services to Franklin Roosevelt in the election of 1932 with the post of Alien Property Commissioner, a position he held from 1933 to 1939. Woodson published a biography of William Goebel, The First New Dealer, in 1939, shortly before his death. Scope and Contents note The Urey Woodson papers contain correspondence dating primarily from 1929 to 1939. There are many letters from newspapermen written during 1929-1930, on the occasion of Woodson's retirement, about his long newspaper career. There are letters from Kentucky and national Democratic politicians and powerbrokers. Woodson corresponded frequently with Alben Barkley and Cordell Hull during and after the 1932 election, James A. Farley, Roosevelt's campaign manager, and many others. There are a few letters from Franklin D. Roosevelt, Happy Chandler, Young E. Allison, Josephus Daniels, Keen Johnson, Arthur Krock, Ruby Laffoon, H.L. Mencken, and Lowell Thomas. Woodson's considerable correspondence with friends such as Jesse Ricks and George A. Cooke frequently includes political gossip. Much of the material from 1938 and 1939 relates to Woodson's gathering of materials for his book on William Goebel, The First New Dealer. There are also typescripts of speeches and newspaper columns and a small amount of printed matter in the collection. The collection includes a photograph of the Democratic National Committee from 1912. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by subject. Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932 Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956 Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991 Cobb, Irvin S., (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944 Cooke, G.A., (George Albert), 1865-1939 Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948 Democratic Party. (Ky.) Democratic Party. (U.S.) Farley, James A., (James Aloysius), 1888-1976 Goebel, William, 1856-1900 Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955 Johnson, Keen, 1896-1970 Krock, Arthur, 1886-1974 Laffoon, Ruby, 1869-1941 Mencken, H. L., (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Ricks, Jesse J., (Jesse Jay), d. 1944 Roosevelt, Franklin D., (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981 Governors--Kentucky. Journalists. Kentucky--Politics and government--19th century. Kentucky--Politics and government--20th century. Newspaper publishing--Kentucky. Notes. Politicians. United States--Politics and government--20th century. Correspondence, I. 1923-1939 Democratic National Committee, 1 10 1932 January 9-May 23 Democratic National Committee, 1 11 1932 May 24-June 27 Democratic National Committee, 2 1 1932 July 4-October 17 Democratic National Committee, 2 2 1932 October 18-December 31 Democratic National Committee, 2 4 1933 January-April Democratic National Committee, 5 6 1938 January-April Democratic National Committee, 5 7 1938 May-July Democratic National Committee, 5 8 1938 August-November Democratic National Committee, 6 1 1938 November-December Democratic National Committee-Alien Property Custodian, 3 3 1934 April-June Democratic National Committee-Alien Property Custodian Appointment, 3 4 1934 July-October Democratic National Committee-Alien Property Custodian Appointment, 3 5 1934 November-December Democratic National Committee-Alien Property Custodian Apointment, 3 8 1935 July-December Democratic National Committee-Department of Justice Appointment, 3 6 1935 January-April Democratic National Committee-Department of Justice Appointment, 3 7 1935 May-June Democratic National Committee Political, 1 7 1 6 1931 Democratic National Committee-Political Appointments, 2 6 1933 July-August Democratic National Committee-Political Appointments, 2 7 1933 September-December Owensboro Messenger, 2 3 1932 Owensboro Messenger sale, 1 3 1928 Personal, 2 8 1931-1933 Personal, 4 2 1934-1935 Personal, 5 1 1936 Political, 6 4 1939 January-March Political, 6 5 1939 April-June Railroad Acquisition, 1 1 1923 Railroad Commission, 1 2 1926 Registration Political, 6 6 1939 July-August Retirement Congratulations (newspaper), 1 4 1929 Unidentified, 1 8 undated William Goebel Research The First New Dealer, 7 4 1939 January-March William Goebel Research The First New Dealer, 6 8 6 9 1936-1938 Papers, II. 1898-1939 Democratic National Committee, 1 5 1930 Democratic National Committee Alien Property Custodian, 3 1 1934 January Democratic National Committee Alien Property Custodian, 3 2 1934 February-April Democratic National Committee Appointments, 5 2 1937 January-April Democratic National Committee Appointments, 5 3 1937 May-June Democratic National Committee Appointments, 5 4 1937 July-December Democratic National Committee Photograph 7 7 1912 Democratic National Committee Political Appointments, 2 5 1933 May-June Democratic National Committee Political Appointments, 4 3 1936 January-March Democratic National Committee Political Appointments, 4 4 1936 April-May Democratic National Committee Political Appointments, 4 5 1936 June-July Democratic National Committee Political Appointments, 4 6 1936 August-September Democratic National Committee Political Appointments, 4 7 1936 October-December Democratic Victory Dinner and Receipts, 5 5 1937 The First New Dealer Publishers, 7 6 1939 Greenriver Property Investigation Oil Leasing, 6 2 1938 Irvin S. Cobb Moments of Big Trials, 7 8 undated The National Young Republicans Contributors, 2 9 1933 Pamphlets, Clippings, 1 9 1898-1931 Pandennis Club, 4 1 1935 May Recollections of William Jennings Bryan by Urey Woodson, 7 9 undated Telegrams and Receipts, 6 3 1938 William Goebel Research The First New Dealer, 6 7 1933 November 1 William Goebel Research The First New Dealer, 7 2 7 1 1938

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