Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wade Hall collection of Civil War soldier letters now on ExploreUK

The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Civil War soldier letters (1798-1986, bulk 1854-1915; 1.66 cubic feet) comprise correspondence, newspapers and newspaper clippings, photographs, journals, military records, affidavits and pension claims, poems and songs, other manuscripts, and realia of Civil War soldiers and their friends and families.

View the full collection guide here

http://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt70k649q72g_161_1?
Above:  Robert Hutchinson letter to wife, Hilton Head, SC, 1862

http://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt70k649q72g_467_1?
Above: Untitled poem

Monday, March 2, 2015

"Fun? Well Rather" The Diary of Virginia Clay McClure - part of the Sesquicentennial Stories Series



March 2, 1911



Try out for the play.  Tired of waiting.  Maria Elliot gets chaperone’s place!! Miss Chinn rather wathy in Domestic Science. 
 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

"Fun? Well Rather" The Diary of Virginia Clay McClure - part of the Sesquicentennial Stories Series



February 22, 1911



Holiday, and expect something all day, all on account of a card from Milton.  Judge Barker and I rake up relationship.  Spend part of the morning with Jessie Mit in the library.  Go to joint session of Literary Societies in the evening.  Grey Rochester and Mr. Miller declaim!  O ye gods! May I never sit in the “freshman corner” again!  Very uncomfortable as to the seats.
 

Friday, February 20, 2015

"Fun? Well Rather" The Diary of Virginia Clay McClure - part of the Sesquicentennial Stories Series



February 20, 1911



Great excitement and full chapel.  John Fox. Jr. gives selections from his own books.  Enjoyed it very much.  Hats off, please.  “Hell for Sartin!”
 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"Fun? Well Rather" The Diary of Virginia Clay McClure - part of the Sesquicentennial Stories Series



February 18, 1911



Addie gone to lecture with Mr. Naylor, Edna entertaining.  Lillian, Jessie Mit, and I decide to have a feast, and I write invitations to Edna and Addie and fix menus.  Elaborate courses. Lots of fun and winking lights.
  

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Stay Safe and Warm!

http://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt7sf7664q86_1172_1
 Above: "Alpha Gamma House, East Maxwell, students in snow" from the Louis Edward Nollau F Series Photographic Print Collection (University of Kentucky)
http://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt7prr1pgv6h_217_9
Above: "Unidentified outdoorsmen in snow" from the Louis Edward Nollau Nitrate Photographic Print Collection