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Weiller (Louise) Papers, 1897-1997

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Author

Colleen D. Schiavone; machine readable finding aid modified by Michele Lai-Fook

Title

Weiller (Louise) Papers

Date

1897-1997

Repository

University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Louise Weiller Papers, 1897-1997, 16K , University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Extent

17.5 linear feet

Biography/History

Radio personality and writer Margaret Louise Pennington Weiller was born September 22, 1904, in New Albany, Indiana. Her parents were Chester A. and Eva Hudgins Pennington. Weiller's father worked at the Louisville and Jeffersonville Bridge and Railway Company until 1949 when he suffered an apparent heart attack and fell from the Big Four bridge into the Ohio River. Her mother Eva, a housewife, was struck by further tragedy when her two younger children died of scarlet fever in 1912 within six weeks of each other. According to correspondence, she later told her surviving daughter Louise not to love because love only brought sorrow.

Weiller spent her childhood in New Albany until her family later moved to Louisville. The June 16, 1920 Courier-Journal reported that Louise was the youngest candidate to graduate from Louisville Girls' High School. Weiller received a Bachelor of Science degree from theUniversity of Louisville (U of L) in 1924. During her time at the university, Louise held every office in her class and she was the first editor of U of L's yearbook, The Thoroughbred.

In 1924 Weiller went on a European tour led by Neville S. Bullitt. According to correspondence she sent her mother, she enjoyed the trip immensely. By 1925 she held an Indiana teacher's certificate and she taught French, English and chemistry in the public schools for one year.

On June 21, 1926, Louise married Charles Robert (Bob) Weiller in her mother's home. The ceremony was performed by Dr. Charles H. Prather, minister of Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church. Louise and Bob subsequently moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where their only child, Constance Pennington Weiller, was born on April 1, 1929. Connie attended schools in Evanston, Illinois, and in Kentucky, and was Phi Beta Kappa at Barnard College in New York. In 1955 Connie was diagnosed with leukemia. A trip to the religious shrine in Lourdes, France, was scheduled for early 1956 but Connie died on February 5. During her years at Barnard, Connie and her mother corresponded extensively.

Louise occupied herself after the death of her only child by returning to college and continuing work in radio. Louise had begun a radio broadcasting career in 1945 as a temporary employee with WINN. By 1950 she had become a permanent employee and her program became known as "Lady Lookout." Many times Connie substituted on the radio for her mother so Louise could stay home and catch up on household chores. By 1956 Weiller began doing "A Woman's Way" for WAVE.

Other endeavors included reviewing books, writing a column "Here's How" for The Voice, a St. Matthews weekly newspaper, a help column titled "Practical Suggestions for Busy Homemakers" for the Louisville Gas and Electric Company's newsletter and a column for a publication called The Almanac. She also volunteered her time to aphasic patients at Veterans Hospital.

During their married life, Bob Weiller roamed the United States and the world. He apparently made few if any return visits to Louisville in later years. No materials in the collection document whether the Weillers later divorced. Bob Weiller died in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1982.

Corresponding with an extensive list of people such as friends, relatives and even a few prisoners, took up much of Louise's time. She acted in many plays both during college as well as later in life.

Weiller had many interests. They included different religions, unidentified flying objects, World War II, the flier Charles A. Lindbergh and his accomplishments, the John F. Kennedy assassination, space, gardening and animals.

Weiller also followed the Sufism movement, rooted in Mohammedan mysticism, and yoga. Her library of French, Arabic, and German dictionaries displayed her interests, which corresponded with some of her college courses. Her reading also included writings on vegetarian cooking, uses of herbs, and which included I Ching and theosophy.

Failing health prompted Weiller's move to the Sacred Heart Home in 1991. She later moved to St. Matthews Manor nursing home, where she resided until her death in 1996.

Scope and Content

These are the papers of Louise Weiller, radio personality, author, and a founder of the Louisville Ballet. The collection dates from 1897 to 1994. During her lifetime Weiller hosted two radio programs, wrote numerous newspaper and newsletter columns, and was a frequent speaker to various organizations. This collection of 17.5 linear feet documents Weiller's life, hobbies and other pursuits.

Louise Weiller, a well-known Louisville radio personality of the 1950s, donated her papers to the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center in June 1991 through friend Jo Spencer and lawyer/friend Karen Conrad.

The gift included correspondence, literary productions, photographs, financial and legal documents as well as memorabilia. Weiller also donated many of her daughter Connie's materials, such as poetry, class works and manuscripts. Connie was an unpublished poet and writer.

Diaries are abundant in the personal series. There are only three from the 1920s but many date from the 1950s and beyond. Entries are sporadic immediately following Connie's death but increase after Louise's interests in Sufism begins.

The largest series is correspondence and includes letters to and from Connie when Louise's daughter was a student at Barnard College in New York. Many letters were written after Connie's death to a diverse group of correspondents. Manuscripts and other literary productions, photographs, printed materials and memorabilia are also included in this collection. There are few financial and legal records. The bulk of the collection dates after 1956.

Large items from the various series, both Connie's and Louise's, were placed in oversized flat boxes for preservation. The only restriction on any materials in the collection is a prohibition against the publication of Connie's poetry.

Collection Inventory

I. Personal Records
Scope and Content Note:

Address books, biographical information, calendars and diaries comprise this series (1.75 linear feet). Names of correspondents associated with Sufism are included as well as many diaries both before and after Connie's death.

Boxes 1-3

Address Books
1. Address Books -, 1939-1986
[box: 1]
2. Address Books -, n.d
[box: 1]
3. Address Books -, n.d
[box: 1]
4. Name Lists -, 1971-1983
[box: 1]
Biographical
1. Astrology and Horoscopes -, 1972
[box: 2]
2. Genealogy, Pennington Family -, 1861-1971
[box: 2]
3. Genealogy, Redman Family -, 1132-1761
[box: 2]
4. Grades, School -, 1910-1924; 1957
[box: 2]
5. Hudgins Family -, 1912
[box: 2]
6. Pennington, Chester Arthur -, 1918-1948
[box: 2]
7. Weiller, Charles Robert -, 1934-1940
[box: 2]
8. Weiller, Louise Pennington -, 1924-1986
[box: 2]
Calendars
1. Daily -, 1956-1960
[box: 3]
2. Daily -, 1960-1964
[box: 3]
3. Daily -, 1964-1968
[box: 3]
4. Daily -, 1968-1971
[box: 3]
5. Daily -, 1970-1973
[box: 3]
6. Daily -, 1974-1979
[box: 3]
7. Daily -, 1980-1986
[box: 3]
Diaries
8. Arthritis -, 1976-1982
[box: 3]
9. Book I and II -, 1950-1951
[box: 3]
10. Book III and IV -, 1951-1952
[box: 3]
11. Book V and VI -, 1952-1953
[box: 3]
12. Book VII and VIII -, 1953-1954
[box: 3]
13. Book IX and X -, 1954-1955
[box: 3]
14. Book XI and XII -, 1955-1960
[box: 3]
15. Book XIII -, 1960-1970
[box: 3]
16. Dream Log -, 1968-1983
[box: 3]
17. Engagements -, 1924
[box: 3]
18. Europe -, 1924
[box: 3]
19. Miscellaneous, 1970-1984
[box: 3]
20. "My Own Book", 1919-1920
[box: 3]
21. Sufism -, 1974-1975
[box: 3]
22. Sufism -, 1975
[box: 3]
23. Sufism -, 1976-1978
[box: 3]
24. Sufism -, 1978
[box: 3]
25. Sufism -, 1979
[box: 3]
26. Sufism -, 1980
[box: 3]
27. Sufism -, 1981-1984
[box: 3]
II. Financial/Legal Records
Scope and Content Note:

This small series (.50 linear feet) contains county and city tax information for Louise and her parents as well as deeds, Bob Weiller's patents, wills and mortgages for various family members, and bank stubs.

Box 4

1. Assets and Miscellaneous Information -, 1937, 1950s, 1970s
[box: 4]
2. Bank Stubs -, 1962; 1989-1990
[box: 4]
3. Correspondence -, 1972
[box: 4]
4. Bonds and Interest -, 1952-1971
[box: 4]
5. City Taxes, Fleming Road, Pennington -, 1947-1971
[box: 4]
6. City Taxes, Woodfill Way, Weiller -, 1941-1971
[box: 4]
7. County Taxes, Fleming Road, Pennington -, 1945-1970
[box: 4]
8. County Taxes, Woodfill Way, Weiller -, 1940-1971
[box: 4]
9. Deeds -, 1912-1970
[box: 4]
10. Mortgage -, 1971
[box: 4]
11. Patents - Charles Robert Weiller -, 1939-1940
[box: 4]
12. Pennington, Eva -, 1970-1971
[box: 4]
13. Tax Notices -, 1950-1962
[box: 4]
14. Wills, 1921-1970
[box: 4]
III. Correspondence
Scope and Content Note:

This is the largest of all the series (5.25 linear feet). Letters were filed alphabetically by name and then chronologically. Organizations were filed by title instead of the writer. Incoming mail to other parties was treated the same.

Boxes 5-10

Incoming (To Louise Weiller)
1. "A" -, 1945-1985
[box: 5]
2. Ahmad, Rashid -, 1979
[box: 5]
3. "B" -, 1924-1977
[box: 5]
4. Barnard College -, 1953-1956
[box: 5]
5. Berlin, Alexandra -, 1979-1992
[box: 5]
6. Beck, Robert and Dot -, 1991-1992
[box: 5]
7. Brunnelle, Michael -, 1978
[box: 5]
8. Brunnelle, Michael -, 1979
[box: 5]
9. Brunnelle, Michael -, 1980-1982
[box: 5]
10. Brunnelle, Michael -, 1983-1988
[box: 5]
11. "C" -, 1945-1987
[box: 5]
12. Cawenberghs, Al and Carol -, 1990s
[box: 5]
13. Celeste, John -, 1979
[box: 5]
14. Clark-Baghwandin, Annie -, 1981-1992
[box: 5]
15. Coleman, Mrs. W. J. (Auntie) -, 1941-1955
[box: 5]
16. Condolences -, 1956
[box: 5]
17. Condolences -, 1956
[box: 5]
18. Cooke, Tommie -, 1978-1991
[box: 5]
19. Covi, Madeline and Dario -, 1956-1967
[box: 5]
20. Covi, Madeline and Dario -, 1969-1995
[box: 5]
21. Crespo, Steve -, 1980-1991
[box: 5]
22. "D" -, 1948-1968
[box: 5]
23. Damian, Michael -, 1980-1992
[box: 5]
24. Dennison, Jeannie and Bill -, 1989-1993
[box: 5]
25. Duncan, Bill -, 1961-1963
[box: 5]
26. DuBois, Ted -, 1978-1979
[box: 5]
27. "E" and "F" -, 1922-1980
[box: 5]
28. Europe -, 1924
[box: 5]
29. Fisher, Alma -, 1956-1983
[box: 5]
30. Fragments -, n.d
[box: 5]
31. "G" -, 1948-1967
[box: 5]
32. Goldman, Harriet -, 1982-1987
[box: 5]
33. Gradua, Gabrielle -, 1980-1989
[box: 5]
34. Gradus, Larry -, 1966-1967
[box: 5]
35. Gradus, Larry -, 1968
[box: 5]
36. Gradus, Larry -, 1969
[box: 5]
37. Gradus, Larry -, 1970
[box: 5]
38. Gradus, Larry -, 1971
[box: 5]
39. Gradus, Larry -, 1972
[box: 5]
40. Gradus, Larry -, 1973
[box: 5]
41. Gradus, Larry -, 1974-1978
[box: 5]
42. Gradus, Larry -, 1980-1989
[box: 5]
43. Gradus, Larry -, 1990-1991 and n.d
[box: 5]
44. Grand Dad -, 1917-1918
[box: 5]
1. "H" through "J" -, 1946-1984
[box: 6]
2. Holiday Cards -, 1951-1991
[box: 6]
3. Holiday Cards -, n.d
[box: 6]
4. Holiday Cards -, n.d
[box: 6]
5. Holtmark, Bobbi -, 1979-1992
[box: 6]
6. Jones, John A. -, 1949-1956
[box: 6]
7. "K" and "L" -, 1946-1981
[box: 6]
8. Kalkhof, Kitty -, 1955-1993
[box: 6]
9. Karr, Erica -, 1989-1992
[box: 6]
10. Kay, Bob -, 1991
[box: 6]
11. Kinsman, J. Murray -, 1956
[box: 6]
12. Kohn, Renee -, 1956-1957
[box: 6]
13. Lee, Theo A., Lee Almanac Company -, 1968-1972
[box: 6]
14. Levinson, Charlotte -, 1986-1992
[box: 6]
15. Light, Mary -, 1950-1955
[box: 6]
16. Lopez, Jacquie Sergio -, 1973-1991
[box: 6]
17. Luther, Joe X -, 1978-1979
[box: 6]
18. Luther, Joe X -, 1980-1981
[box: 6]
19. Luther, Joe X -, 1982-1983
[box: 6]
20. Luther, Joe X -, 1984-1985
[box: 6]
21. Luther, Joe X -, 1986-1991
[box: 6]
22. Luther, Joe X -, n.d
[box: 6]
23. "M" through "O" -, 1935-1991
[box: 6]
24. Mahakian, Lurel -, 1935-1977
[box: 6]
25. McCrocklin, Helen -, 1962-1990
[box: 6]
26. Merchant, Norris -, 1959-1984
[box: 6]
27. Merchant, Norris -, 1989-1990
[box: 6]
28. Merchant, Norris -, 1991-1992
[box: 6]
29. Miscellaneous -, 1943-1989
[box: 6]
30. Miscellaneous -, 1990-1992
[box: 6]
31. Miscellaneous -, n.d
[box: 6]
32. Musil, Rosemary -, 1940-1991
[box: 6]
1. Nour-Edine, Yousfi -, 1979-1981
[box: 7]
2. "P" -, 1945-1967
[box: 7]
3. Pennington, Chester A. -, 1924-1939
[box: 7]
4. Pennington, Eva -, 1924-1938
[box: 7]
5. "R" -, 1950-1993
[box: 7]
6. Ramer, Andrew -, 1979-1984
[box: 7]
7. "S" -, 1924-1992
[box: 7]
8. Sarhan, Adnan -, 1979-1988
[box: 7]
9. Schoonover, Mary -, 1964
[box: 7]
10. Schramm, Alicia, Jr. -, 1990-1996
[box: 7]
11. Sirois, Patty and Jim -, 1981-1992
[box: 7]
12. Spanagel, Jack -, 1979-1981
[box: 7]
13. Spencer, Jo -, 1992
[box: 7]
14. Stafford-Pastel, Caroline -, 1980-1986
[box: 7]
15. "T" -, 1950-1992
[box: 7]
16. "U" through "W" -, 1936-1992
[box: 7]
17. Wah, Laila -, 1984
[box: 7]
18. Weiller, Connie -, 1933-1947
[box: 7]
19. Weiller, Connie -, 1951 (September and October)
[box: 7]
20. Weiller, Connie -, 1951 (November and December)
[box: 7]
21. Weiller, Connie -, 1952 (January through May)
[box: 7]
22. Weiller, Connie -, 1952 (September through December)
[box: 7]
23. Weiller, Connie -, 1953 (January through March)
[box: 7]
24. Weiller, Connie -, 1953 (April and May), n.d
[box: 7]
25. Weiller, Robert -, 1924-1925
[box: 7]
26. Weiller, Robert -, 1927
[box: 7]
27. Weiller, Robert -, 1942-1963
[box: 7]
28. Weiller, Robert -, 1964-1969
[box: 7]
29. Weiller, Robert -, 1970-1972
[box: 7]
30. Weiller, Robert -, n.d
[box: 7]
31. White, Priscilla -, 1990-1991
[box: 7]
1. Wright, Nancy -, 1978-1992
[box: 8]
2. Wright, Nancy -, n.d
[box: 8]
3. Wright, Nancy - fragments
[box: 8]
4. "Y" and "Z" -, 1937-1991
[box: 8]
Incoming (Other Parties)
5. Pennington, Chester A. -, 1912-1946
[box: 8]
6. Pennington, Eva Hudgins -, 1909
[box: 8]
7. Spencer, Jo -, 1982-1993
[box: 8]
8. Spencer, Jo & Weiller Memorial, 1997
[box: 8]
9. Weiller, Charles Robert (Bob) -, 1926-1947
[box: 8]
10. Weiller, Ethel -, 1931
[box: 8]
Outgoing (From Louise Weiller)
1. Brunnelle, Michael -, 1978
[box: 9]
2. Brunnelle, Michael -, 1979
[box: 9]
3. Brunnelle, Michael -, 1980
[box: 9]
4. Brunnelle, Michael -, 1981-1982
[box: 9]
5. Brunnelle, Michael -, 1983-1984
[box: 9]
6. DuBois, Ted -, 1978-1979
[box: 9]
7. Fragments, n.d
[box: 9]
8. Luther, Joe X -, 1978-1981
[box: 9]
9. Luther, Joe X -, 1981-1983
[box: 9]
10. Miscellaneous -, 1969-1980
[box: 9]
11. Miscellaneous -, 1984-1991
[box: 9]
12. Miscellaneous -, n.d
[box: 9]
13. Nour-Edine, Yousfi -, 1979-1981
[box: 9]
14. Pennington, Chester A. -, 1924
[box: 9]
15. Pennington, Chester A. and Eva (Parents) -, 1916-1936
[box: 9]
16. Sarhan, Adnan -, 1979-1989
[box: 9]
1. Weiller, Charles Robert (Bob) -, 1924-1926; 1972
[box: 10]
2. Weiller, Connie -, September-December 1951
[box: 10]
3. Weiller, Connie -, January-February 1952
[box: 10]
4. Weiller, Connie -, March-April 1952
[box: 10]
5. Weiller, Connie -, May-September 1952
[box: 10]
6. Weiller, Connie -, October-December 1952
[box: 10]
7. Weiller, Connie -, January-February 1953
[box: 10]
8. Weiller, Connie -, March-June 1953
[box: 10]
IV. Literary Productions
Scope and Content Note:

Education assignments, manuscripts, personal notes, radio program materials and speeches make up this series (.75 linear feet). Work from high school, college, and the family era is sparse. Speech materials are rough drafts.

Boxes 11-12

Educational Assignments
1. College Notes -, 1927
[box: 11]
2. College Notes -, 1957-1958
[box: 11]
Scope and Content Note:

Notes on Semantics, Psychology, Great Egyptian Thinkers and Christian Virtues

3. College Notes -, 1957-1958
[box: 11]
Scope and Content Note:

See folder 2

4. French Classwork -, 1972
[box: 11]
5. High School -, circa 1920
[box: 11]
6. Philosophy Classwork -, 1923
[box: 11]
Scope and Content Note:

Some materials very fragile

7. Russian Classwork -, 1956-1962
[box: 11]
8. Russian Classwork -, 1960-1961
[box: 11]
Manuscripts
9. Burchfield, Evelyn, World War II, 1940s
[box: 11]
Scope and Content Note:

A synopsis of Evelyn's life in the Phillippines during the war as told to Louise

10. "Dictation" -, 1914
[box: 11]
Scope and Content Note:

Thoughts written by Louise at age 10

11. "Miracle At River's End, The" -, n.d
[box: 11]
12. Pennington, Chester A., Account of Illness -, 1948
[box: 11]
13. Poetry -, n.d
[box: 11]
Scope and Content Note:

One poem is written by Louise.

14. The Voice Jeffersonian -, 1968-1969
[box: 11]
Personal Notes
15. Belly Dancing -, n.d
[box: 11]
16. Miscellaneous -, 1930-1977
[box: 11]
Scope and Content Note:

Various notes with writings, sayings, names and thoughts.

17. Miscellaneous -, 1935-1977
[box: 11]
Scope and Content Note:

Various notes with writings, sayings, names and thoughts.

18. Miscellaneous -, n.d
[box: 11]
Scope and Content Note:

Various notes with writings, sayings, names and thoughts.

19. Symbolism -, n.d
[box: 11]
Radio Programs
1. "Lady Lookout" Scripts, WINN -, 1949-1953
[box: 12]
2. Radio Talk Show Log -, 1946
[box: 12]
3. "Woman's Way" Scripts - WAVE -, 1956-1971
[box: 12]
Speeches
4. Miscellaneous -, 1949-1950
[box: 12]
Scope and Content Note:

Subjects include the influence of comics, radio, and movies on young people, radio listening habits, and child psychology

5. Miscellaneous -, 1959-1961
[box: 12]
Scope and Content Note:

Subjects include gracious living, "We Need Some Cease" and "Effective Living"

6. Miscellaneous -, 1959-1968
[box: 12]
Scope and Content Note:

Speeches to the Kentucky Conference of TB Workers, Kentucky Conference of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, the Pleasure Ridge Optimists' Ladies' Night as well as speeches on cooking, citizenship, and "Let's Communicate"

7. Miscellaneous -, 1962-1965
[box: 12]
Scope and Content Note:

Speeches on careers in communications, existentialism, and speeches to the Methodist Men's Club, Highland Kiwanis, and St. Helen School PTA

8. Miscellaneous -, 1965-1969
[box: 12]
Scope and Content Note:

Speeches on an economical kitchen, others titled "Shakespeare's Modern Women" "Women on the Go...Breathe!" "Effective Living" and a talk to the Iroquois Kiwanis.

V. Weiller, Constance Pennington
Scope and Content Note:

Personal data, diaries, correspondence, manuscripts, school records, and scrapbook materials are included here (1.5 linear feet). Many of Connie's manuscripts and poetry works are featured in this series as well as classroom work and awards.

Boxes 13-14

Personal
1. Birth Certificate and Health Records -, 1929
[box: 13]
2. Diary -, 1946
[box: 13]
3. Diary -, 1938; 1951
[box: 13]
4. Diary -, 1940-1941
[box: 13]
5. Diary -, 1947-1951
[box: 13]
6. Diary -, 1954
[box: 13]
Correspondence
7. Art Institute of Chicago -, 1947
[box: 13]
8. Incoming, 1932-1938; 1952-1955
[box: 13]
9. Outgoing, 1934; 1953-1954
[box: 13]
10. Pennington, Chester A. and Eva -, 1929-1955
[box: 13]
Scope and Content Note:

Copies of letters from grandparents

11. Pennington, Chester A. and Eva -, 1929-1935
[box: 13]
12. Weiller, Louise and Bob -, 1934-1955
[box: 13]
Manuscripts
13. Collection -, 1937-1969
[box: 13]
Scope and Content Note:

Three folders which was originally a scrapbook of Connie's works through the years. There is one poem, dated 1957, included are a few of Louise's things as well as a poem probably written by Louise.

14. "Lady Lookout" WINN Scripts -, 1939; 1949-1950
[box: 13]
Scope and Content Note:

Many written in conjunction with her mother, Louise

15. Miscellaneous Notes -, n.d
[box: 13]
16. Poetry -, 1938-1953
[box: 13]
17. Poetry -, 1941-1969
[box: 13]
18. Poetry -, 1948-1955
[box: 13]
19. Poetry -, 1948-1956
[box: 13]
20. Poetry -, 1954
[box: 13]
21. Poetry -, n.d
[box: 13]
22. Short Story -, n.d
[box: 13]
School Records
23. Class Grades -, 1942-1953
[box: 13]
24. Class Work -, 1940s
[box: 13]
25. Class Work -, 1950s
[box: 13]
26. Class Work -, 1950s
[box: 13]
27. Class Work -, circa 1950s
[box: 13]
28. Class Work, French and German -, 1950s
[box: 13]
29. Class Work, German -, circa 1951
[box: 13]
30. Class Work, Religion -, 1951-1952
[box: 13]
31. Class Work -, n.d
[box: 13]
32. Class Work -, n.d
[box: 13]
Scrapbook Materials
1. Art Work as a Child -, Early 1930s
[box: 14]
2. Awards -, n.d
[box: 14]
3. Catalogs, Barnard College -, 1950s
[box: 14]
4. Clippings -, 1956
[box: 14]
5. The Key Reporter - The Phi Beta Kappa News Magazine -, 1956
[box: 14]
6. Miscellaneous -, 1950s
[box: 14]
Audio
7. Two recordings, small record disks (RPM unknown) -, 1943
[box: 14]
Scope and Content Note:

One identified as "Christmas 1943," the other "Chu-bu and Sheemish," parts 1 and 2, n.d.

VI. Photographs
Scope and Content Note:

Photographs of family, friends, places, and animals comprise this fairly large series (2.25 linear feet).

Boxes 15-17

1. Art Copies -, n.d
[box: 15]
2. Ballerinas -, n.d
[box: 15]
3. Ballet Bash -, 1982
[box: 15]
4. Belly Dancers -, n.d
[box: 15]
5. Berea -, 1953
[box: 15]
6. Bennett Family -, 1950-1964
[box: 15]
7. Bhagwandin, Annie Clark -, 1984-1987
[box: 15]
8. Europe -, 1924
[box: 15]
9. Family (Connie and others) -, 1929-circa 1970s
[box: 15]
10. Family -, 1920s-circa 1950s
[box: 15]
11. Family -, 1929, 1940s and 1950s
[box: 15]
12. Family -, 1920s-circa 1950s
[box: 15]
13. Friends and correspondents, n.d
[box: 15]
14. Gradus, Larry, circa 1970s
[box: 15]
15. Home, Seasonal -, 1968-1983
[box: 15]
16. Miscellaneous photographs removed from high school yearbook -, circa 1920s
[box: 15]
17. Miscellaneous -, 1927-1956
[box: 15]
18. Miscellaneous -, 1947-1969
[box: 15]
19. Miscellaneous -, 1950s-1980s
[box: 15]
20. Miscellaneous -, 1955-1990
[box: 15]
21. Miscellaneous -, 1955-1992
[box: 15]
22. Miscellaneous -, 1966-1983
[box: 15]
23. Miscellaneous -, 1975-1984
[box: 15]
24. Miscellaneous -, 1976-1984
[box: 15]
25. Miscellaneous -, n.d
[box: 15]
26. Montgomery (Grandfather) -, n.d
[box: 15]
27. Pennington Family -, 1903-circa 1940s
[box: 15]
28. Pennington, Chester Arthur -, 1899-circa 1940s
[box: 15]
29. Photocopies of Photographs -, 1903-1940
[box: 15]
30. Schramm, Alicia -, 1991
[box: 15]
31. Sufi Album, Atlanta, Georgia and North Carolina, 1975
[box: 15]
32. Sufi Album, Miscellaneous -, 1963-1987
[box: 15]
33. Sufi Album, New York and Pennsylvania -, 1973-1974
[box: 15]
34. Sufi Album, Syria, Virginia -, 1973
[box: 15]
35. Sufi Workshops -, 1975-1980
[box: 15]
1. Sufi Workshops -, 1980-1983
[box: 16]
2. Unidentified -, circa 1920
[box: 16]
3. Unidentified -, 1970-1990
[box: 16]
4. Unidentified -, n.d
[box: 16]
5. Unidentified -, n.d
[box: 16]
6. Unidentified -, n.d
[box: 16]
7. Weiller, Charles Robert (Bob) -, circa 1900-1945
[box: 16]
8. Weiller, Connie Pennington -, 1931-early 1950s
[box: 16]
1. Weiller, Louise -, 1904-1980s
[box: 17]
2. Weiller, Louise -, 1919-1920
[box: 17]
3. Weiller, Louise -, 1976-1980
[box: 17]
4. Weiller, Louise -, circa 1980s
[box: 17]
5. Weiller, Louise, Career -, circa 1950s
[box: 17]
6. Weiller, Louise, Memorial Service, 1996
[box: 17]
7. Weiller, Louise, Sufi Album, New Jersey -, 1975
[box: 17]
8. Weiller, Louise, Trip to Adirondack Mountains -, 1920
[box: 17]
9. Weiller, Louise and Other Unidentified Persons -, 1970-1982
[box: 17]
10. Weiller, Louise's Interests -, circa 1990
[box: 17]
11. Negatives (Miscellaneous) -, n.d
[box: 17]
VII. Printed Materials
Scope and Content Note:

This series (2.5 linear feet) documents many of Louise Weiller's interests. They include religion, Sufism, and literary works she contributed to and collected.

Boxes 18-19

Articles/Magazines
1. Almanac - Lee Almanac Company -, 1967-1976
[box: 18]
Scope and Content Note:

Louise was a contributor to this magazine page or article is not identified

2. Gardens -, n.d
[box: 18]
3. Goldman, Harriet E., M.A., M.S.W. -, 1980s
[box: 18]
Scope and Content Note:

Ms. Goldman corresponded with Louise.

4. Miscellaneous -, 1964-1988
[box: 18]
Scope and Content Note:

Articles written by various people, some of whom corresponded with Louise.

5. Miscellaneous -, 1976
[box: 18]
Scope and Content Note:

Articles written by various people, some of whom corresponded with Louise.

6. Miscellaneous -, 1967-1984
[box: 18]
Scope and Content Note:

Various articles on many different subjects

7. Miscellaneous -, 1957-1983
[box: 18]
Scope and Content Note:

Various articles on many different subjects

8. Numerology -, 1977
[box: 18]
9. Religion -, 1915
[box: 18]
10. Religion -, 1950s and 1960s
[box: 18]
11. Sufism -, 1977-1988
[box: 18]
12. Sufism -, 1982-1983
[box: 18]
13. Sufism -, 1984
[box: 18]
14. Unidentified Flying Objects -, 1975-1978
[box: 18]
Books
15. Books Reviewed -, 1957-1969
[box: 18]
16. The I Ching Workbook -, 1979
[box: 18]
17. Miscellaneous -, 1897-1973
[box: 18]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes Sir Roger De Coverley, Dust of the Road, Comedy of Errors, Wallflower, and various other cooking books.

18. Plays of Gods and Men -, 1917-1923
[box: 18]
19. Miscellaneous -, 1899-1976
[box: 18]
Scope and Content Note:

Photocopies of books in Louise Weiller's home

Newsletters
20. Infinite Way by Joel Goldsmith -, 1957-1964
[box: 18]
21. Infinite Way by Joel Goldsmith -, 1964-1965
[box: 18]
22. Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Light, Heat, Power, 1956-1959
[box: 18]
23. Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Light, Heat, Power, 1960-1963
[box: 18]
24. Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Light, Heat, Power, 1964-1966
[box: 18]
25. Louisville Gas and Electric Company, Light, Heat, Power, 1967-1970, January 1971
[box: 18]
26. Miscellaneous -, 1950-1991
[box: 18]
Scope and Content Note:

The Beam of the Association of Women Broadcasters, Dimensions of Evolvement, Mountain Luminary, Omega Institute, Native American Rights Fund Legal Review, The Nation, The Lapis Group

27. Sufism, Miscellaneous -, 1978-1988
[box: 18]
Newspaper Clippings
1. Buddhism -, 1978
[box: 19]
2. Correspondents, Miscellaneous -, 1963-1983
[box: 19]
3. Family -, 1902-1949
[box: 19]
4. Gradus, Larry -, 1960s
[box: 19]
5. Miscellaneous -, 1918-1936
[box: 19]
6. Weiller, Charles Robert (Bob) -, 1933-1941
[box: 19]
7. Weiller, Constance Pennington -, 1946-1956
[box: 19]
8. Weiller, Louise Pennington -, 1920-1968
[box: 19]
9. Weiller, Louise Pennington -, 1921-1969
[box: 19]
Poetry
10. Miscellaneous, 1961-1987
[box: 19]
11. Miscellaneous -, n.d
[box: 19]
Radio Programs
12. Itinerary and Phone Call Log -, 1951-1953
[box: 19]
13. "Lady Lookout," WINN, 1949-1954
[box: 19]
Religion
14. Inspirationals (cards and booklets) -, 1934-1965
[box: 19]
15. Inspirationals (cards and booklets) -, 1943-1990
[box: 19]
16. Inspirationals (cards and booklets) -, 1957
[box: 19]
17. Reference -, 1960s
[box: 19]
18. Writings -, n.d
[box: 19]
Sufism
19. Addresses -, n.d
[box: 19]
20. Arica Institute Workshop -, 1973
[box: 19]
21. Bibliography -, 1970s
[box: 19]
22. Brochures -, 1960s
[box: 19]
23. Clippings -, n.d
[box: 19]
24. Glossolalia, "Strange Tongues", 1964
[box: 19]
25. I Ching -, 1971
[box: 19]
26. Meetings and Workshops -, Early 1980s
[box: 19]
27. Personal Notes -, 1975
[box: 19]
28. Personal Notes -, circa 1980
[box: 19]
29. Personal Notes -, 1981
[box: 19]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes some reference materials

30. Publications, Adnan Sarhan -, 1985-1986
[box: 19]
31. Publications, Adnan Sarhan -, 1987-1989
[box: 19]
32. Reference -, 1967-1986
[box: 19]
33. Reference -, 1970-1975
[box: 19]
34. Workshop Address Lists -, 1972-1975
[box: 19]
35. Workshops -, 1973-1984
[box: 19]
36. Workshops, Addresses -, 1974-1987
[box: 19]
Yoga
37. Exercise Notes -, 1984
[box: 19]
38. Flyers -, 1980s
[box: 19]
39. Miscellaneous -, 1974
[box: 19]
40. Miscellaneous -, 1975-1988
[box: 19]
41. Personal Notes -, 1974-1979
[box: 19]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes exercise instructions

42. Personal Notes -, 1982-1983
[box: 19]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes exercise instructions

VIII. Scrapbook Materials
Scope and Content Note:

Reflected in this series (2.25 linear feet) are memorabilia, Weiller's school years, and personal mementoes. Highlighted is her trip to Europe and her work on various school publications.

Boxes 20-22

Memorabilia
1. Artistic Drawings -, 1976
[box: 20]
2. Artistic Drawings -, 1980
[box: 20]
Scope and Content Note:

Presumably by Louise

3. Artistic Drawings -, n.d
[box: 20]
4. Cats -, n.d
[box: 20]
5. Europe Trip -, 1924
[box: 20]
Scope and Content Note:

Items from different cities and the ship Louise sailed on

6. Europe Trip -, 1924
[box: 20]
7. Miscellaneous -, 1936-1987
[box: 20]
8. Miscellaneous -, 1956-1990
[box: 20]
9. Pennington, Chester and Eva -, 1900-1924
[box: 20]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes Chester's commencement announcement from New Albany High School, small biography of Chester; Kentucky appointment of aide-de-camp on the Governor's staff with the rank and grade of Colonel and a pencil sketch by Eva.

10. Poetry -, n.d
[box: 20]
Scope and Content Note:

A collection of many various poems

11. Postcards, European Trip -, 1924
[box: 20]
12. Postcards and Travel Brochures -, 1978
[box: 20]
13. Programs -, 1921-1956
[box: 20]
14. Programs -, 1924-1964
[box: 20]
15. Programs, Ballet -, 1921-1984
[box: 20]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes miscellaneous other items on ballet

16. Programs, Ballet -, 1935-1955
[box: 20]
17. Publications -, 1948-1976
[box: 20]
Scope and Content Note:

Copies of "Going Forward With Radio", TV Radio and Mirror and an autographed copy of Your Loving Vida - An Introduction to the Photographic Work of Vida Hunt Francis in the Collections of The University of Louisville Photographic Archives by Nathalie Taft Andrews

School Years
18. Atherton High School Yearbook -, 1935
[box: 20]
19. Collegiate Scrapbook -, 1920s
[box: 20]
Scope and Content Note:

Contains essays, manuscripts, correspondence, a teaching certificate and contract, poetry and newspaper clippings

20. Kentucky Cardinal, The -, 1922
[box: 20]
Scope and Content Note:

University of Louisville yearbook

21. Kentucky Cardinal, The -, 1923
[box: 20]
Scope and Content Note:

University of Louisville yearbook

22. Louisville Girls' High School Yearbooks -, 1919-1920
[box: 20]
Scope and Content Note:

Class of 1919 and 1920

23. Thoroughbred, The -, 1924
[box: 20]
Scope and Content Note:

University of Louisville yearbook

Memorabilia
Scope and Content Note:

Contains buttons of various sizes with many inscriptions, rocks, an assortment of medals, three leather pieces and handcrafts

Diary, empty, with a personal inscription unsigned
[box: 22]
Little Book of Friendship given to Louise in, 1916
[box: 22]
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam given to Louise in, 1922
[box: 22]
A Guide, A Comforter belonging to Louise, dated 1917
[box: 22]
Common Prayer, dated 1872
[box: 22]
A framed portrait of a little girl, possibly Connie, a cutout of black
[box: 22]
"Active Service Testament" [New Testament] belonging to a Private Hudgins (relative of Louise Weiller on her mother's side), 1914-1915
[box: 22]
IX. Oversized Materials
Scope and Content Note:

Large items from the other groups were placed in this series (.75 linear feet) for protection. Included are drawings, awards, program recordings and a scrapbook containing materials belonging to Connie. There are a few items that belong to other members of the family such as Bob Weiller.

Boxes 23-24

Memorabilia
1. Artistic Drawing -, 1982
[box: 23]
Scope and Content Note:

Pencil sketch by Luther, a correspondent

2. Artistic Drawings -, n.d
[box: 23]
3. Artistic Drawings -, n.d
[box: 23]
Scope and Content Note:

These sketches are possibly drawn by Connie

4. Drawing with inscription from Hamlet, Act I, Scene I
[box: 23]
5. Louisville Girls High School, Class Book of Louise Pennington -, circa 1920
[box: 23]
6. Weiller, Constance Pennington -, 1950s
[box: 23]
Biographical
7. Captain's Commission, Bob Weiller -, 1941
[box: 23]
Scope and Content Note:

"Commissioned as Captain, Company C, First Regiment, Kentucky Active Militia in Jefferson County, To serve during the pleasure of the Governor"

8. Diploma - (Louise Weiller), 1924
[box: 23]
Scope and Content Note:

Bachelor of Science, University of Louisville

9. Marriage License -, 1926
[box: 23]
Scope and Content Note:

Margaret Louise Pennington and Charles Robert Weiller on June 21

Manuscript
10. Poetry and sketch -, circa 1915
[box: 23]
Photographs
11. Pennington, Margaret Louise -, circa 1910
[box: 23]
12. Pennington, Margaret Louise -, early 1920s
[box: 23]
13. Unidentified -, n.d
[box: 23]
Scope and Content Note:

Group of military men

14. University of Louisville Football Team -, 1924
[box: 23]
Scope and Content Note:

Included in photograph is Bob Weiller - This photo is rolled and cannot be straightened, handle with care

15. Weiller, Charles Robert -, circa 1920s-1940s
[box: 23]
16. Weiller, Constance Pennington -, circa 1930s-1950s
[box: 23]
17. Weiller, Margaret Louise Pennington -, circa 1910s-1940s
[box: 23]
18. Weiller, Margaret Louise Pennington -, n.d
[box: 23]
Scope and Content Note:

Photo is on canvas and cannot be unrolled

Weiller, Constance Pennington
19. Awards -, 1934-1955
[box: 23]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes honor roll, Phi Beta Kappa certificate and various school items.

20. Programs -, 1937
[box: 23]
Scope and Content Note:

From piano recitals

21. School Work -, n.d
[box: 23]
Scope and Content Note:

Compositions

22. Scrapbook Materials -, 1947
[box: 23]
Scope and Content Note:

Seventeen Magazine in which Connie had written a short story

Scrapbooks
1. Scrapbook -, 1920-1966
[box: 24]
Scope and Content Note:

Titled "University of Louisville Players" but many other things included

Audio
2. Recording 33 1/3, Louise Wyler (sic) Interviews Wendy Barry, 9/10/1953
[box: 24]
3. Recording 33 1/3, Louise Weiller, W.G.R.C. (2), March 10, 1945
[box: 24]
4. Recording, small disk, (RPM unknown) no identification other than Louise Weiller
[box: 24]
5. Reel to Reel recording, WAVE, "Woman's Way," Friday, February 26, 1971
[box: 24]

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