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Save Our Parks Campaign Records, 1955-1968, bulk 1958-1961

Extent: 4 linear feet
This organization was made up of a group of Louisville citizens who campaigned against the routing of Interstate 64 through the city's Cherokee and Seneca Parks. During its most active years it had over 30,000 members. Despite the effort, the expressway was routed through the parks and opened in 1970. This collection contains the records accumulated by University of Louisville professor and organization secretary Gerhard Herz. The records arrived unarranged, and therefore have been arranged according to record type.
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Daniel M. Seum Papers

Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Daniel M. Seum serves as a Kentucky state senator from Jefferson County. This collection contains some of his legislative material.
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J. Swagar Sherley (1871-1941) Papers, 1880-1969

Extent: 36 linear feet
Swagar Sherley served as the Congressman from 5th District (Jefferson County, KY) from 1903 to 1919. He was a member and later the chair of Committee on Appropriations and Subcommittee on Fortifications. From 1919 to 1920 he served as Director of Finance for the U.S. Railroad Administration. This collection includes letterbooks, correspondence, and thirty-nine volumes of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Hearings and Regulations for 1908 through 1921.
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Harvey Sloane, 1973-1983

Extent: 100 linear feet
Note: Some parts restricted.
Harvey Sloane served as mayor of Louisville from 1973 to 1977. This collection includes office and reference files, including pamphlets, reports, studies and brochures on a wide range of topics related to both city government and issues, problems and institutions in the Louisville area. It also includes press files, consisting of clippings, press releases, audio and video cassettes and other materials. The press files include a separate series on desegregation/busing. Sloane ran for the Democratic Party's nomination for governor of Kentucky in 1983, and this collection contains campaign material such as correspondence, public announcements, endorsements, and a consultant's report and analyses. Much of this material is restricted.


William Stansbury Papers, 1977-1978

Extent: 1 linear foot
William Stansbury served as mayor of Louisville from 1977 to 1981. These are personal mayoral and campaign files of Stansbury. The campaign files include press releases, scheduling forms, and congratulatory messages. The mayoral files concern Stansbury's schedule and consist primarily of requests for the mayor's attendance at meetings and events, and responses to those requests.
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Thelma Stovall Collection, 1970s-1980s

Extent: 10 linear feet
Thelma Stovall's working life began at the age of fifteen, when she took a job sweeping tobacco at Brown and Williamson Tobacco Co. By the end of her career she had served three terms as a state representative, three terms as secretary of state, and served as Kentucky's first female Lt. Governor. This collection consists of plaques and certificates from Thelma Stovall's career Kentucky labor and politics.


Henry A. Triplett Legal Files, 1972-1978

Extent: 12.5 linear feet
Henry A. Triplett served as the attorney for the Louisville city schools during the desegregation lawsuit and subsequent merger of the city schools with the Jefferson County public school system. The files include correspondence, memoranda, reference materials, demographic data, briefs, pleadings, and other materials generated in defense of the Louisville city school board in the desegregation suit brought against the board in the early 1970s.
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