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Assembly Ball Club Minutes,1852-1952

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Assembly Ball Club Minutes




Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives.Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

Conditions Governing Access note

Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.

For microfilmed copies see Family Collection: Assembly Ball Club Minutes.

Associated Materials / Related Records

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Assembly Ball Club Minutes, 1852-1952, 97SC10,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


1 item; 28 cm.


The Assembly Ball Club was organized in 1853 by numerous leading citizens of Frankfort, Kentucky. These same citizens were also the stockholders of the Capitol Hotel, which was being built at the time. From its inception in 1859, the Club Balls were held in that Hotel's Ballroom and only ceased when the hotel changed ownership. The Club was dissolved from 1859 unitl 1864 when, at that time, the hotel management changed again. Although separate entities, the Club's and the Hotel's history seem to be linked for, under the new 1864 management, the Club Balls were revived.

Scope and Content

There are three folders in the Assembly Ball Club collection. Folder one contains typed transcriptions of club minutes from 1854-1890. Attached to some pages are original invitations to events. A history of the club isfound at the beginning of the transcription. Folder two contains similar material and runs from 1890-1954. The latter pages of theis folder also contain newspaper clippings. Folder three contains a section of the December 7, 1943, State Journal that discusses the concellation of the Assembly Ball due to World War II.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Provenance: Harry Kavanaugh Rodges; gift; 1952


  • Balls (Parties)
  • Franklin County, KY

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