Margaret Tuttle papers and photographs,

Abstract

The Margaret Tuttle papers and photographs include programs, publications, and newspaper clippings related to Ms. Tuttle's involvement with the University of Kentucky, 1908-1979.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Margaret Tuttle papers and photographs,
Creator
Tuttle, Margaret
Extent
0.82 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Subjects
Tuttle, Margaret H., 1895-1988.
Tuttle, Franklin E. 1865-1950.
King, Margaret I., 1772-1835.
University of Kentucky.
Lexington (Ky.)
Librarians -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Women -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject in six series:
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Adam Todd in September 2006 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Margaret Helmsing Tuttle was born on June 25, 1895 in State College, Pennsylvania. Ms. Tuttle moved to Lexington in 1906 when her father, respected chemistry professor Dr. Franklin Elliott Tuttle, took a position at the University of Kentucky. Ms. Tuttle received her A.B. in 1919 from UK and her B.S. in Library Science in 1932 from the University of Illinois. Ms. Tuttle began working for the UK Library in 1926.
Ms. Tuttle made a noteworthy contribution to the library when she began a postcard collection in 1933. The collection began with donations from friends and students, but grew to include offerings from various individuals all over the globe. The collection now boasts tens of thousands of postcards. Ms. Tuttle served the library in various capacities for 39 years before retiring on June 30, 1963. She died on August 15, 1988.
Scope and Content
The Margaret Tuttle papers and photographs include programs, publications, and newspaper clippings related to Ms. Tuttle's involvement with the University of Kentucky. It includes materials documenting the naming and dedication of the King Library and materials from the Alumni Association. The reunion materials are related to the UK Class of 1919 of which Tuttle was a member. The collection includes fifteen photographs that appear to have belonged to Tuttle's father and document chemistry students or students at UK in general. There is a small group of personal materials that also belonged to Margaret Tuttle. See the series descriptions for more specific information.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

University of Kentucky Libraries

The University of Kentucky Libraries series contains materials related to the University of Kentucky library. Included is a program from the dedication of the library building in 1931. Shortly after the library was named Margaret I. King Library in 1948, Margaret Tuttle chaired a committee to raise funds for an identifying plaque to be placed beside the building's entrance. Folder 5 contains materials, grouped by Ms. Tuttle, related to this campaign. Materials relating to and documenting an Abraham Lincoln exhibit, which was on display at the library in 1938, are also included.

Printed materials

  • Box 1, folder 1-2
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Event invitations

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Abraham Lincoln Exhibit materials

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Margaret I. King plaque materials

  • Box 1, folder 5
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University of Kentucky Publications

The University of Kentucky Publications series contains materials regarding the University of Kentucky in general. This includes event programs, handbooks, newsletters, and campus maps. A leather bound commencement program for the Class of 1919 (Margaret Tuttle's class) is particularly noteworthy.

Programs

  • Box 1, folder 6-7
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Publications

  • Box 1, folder 8-9
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Publications

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Maps

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Alumni Materials

The Alumni Materials series contains materials relating to University of Kentucky alumni. Of particular interest are the materials relating to the class of 1919, of which Margaret Tuttle was a member. There are materials related to four different reunions of this class including photographs, programs, class lists, and newspaper clippings.

i. Publications

Alumni Directory, June, 1929

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Kentucky Alumnus issues, 1933 - 1969

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Alumni Library Newsletters

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Alumni Association materials

  • Box 2, folder 6
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ii. Class of 1919

20th Class Reunion

  • Box 2, folder 7
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50th Class Reunion

  • Box 2, folder 8
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55th Class Reunion

  • Box 2, folder 9
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60th Class Reunion

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Newspaper Clippings

The Newspaper Clippings series contains information primarily regarding the University of Kentucky, Ms. Tuttle's Class of 1919, and Lexington history.

Newspaper Clippings

  • Box 2, folder 11-12
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Photographs

The Photographs series contains black and white images as well as a scrapbook. Many of the photographs seem to be of chemistry students, presumably taught by Franklin E. Tuttle, Margaret's father. The scrapbook's cover has the date 1916 written on it, however, the inside cover is inscribed "Franklin E. Tuttle, June 2, 1938." Although the photographic subjects are not listed, it is likely that a photograph of Dr. Tuttle appears within. Based on the inscription on the back of the photograph in Box 4, Item 4, it is believed that the class photograph of students at the University of Kentucky Model School includes Ms. Tuttle's younger brother Frank Waldo Tuttle.

John Jacob Owen, June 2, 1934

  • Box 3, item 1
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Eight Chemistry students, seven men, one woman

  • Box 3, item 2
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Eight Chemistry students, seven men, one woman, handwritten on verso "Juniors"

  • Box 3, item 3
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Four Chemistry students, men, handwritten on verso "Seniors 1908"

  • Box 3, item 4
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Four unidentified people, three men, one woman

  • Box 3, item 5
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University of Kentucky gymnasium, exterior

  • Box 3, item 6
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Eleven Chemistry students, men

  • Box 3, item 7
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Ten unidentified men

  • Box 3, item 8
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Large group photo, postcard

  • Box 3, item 9
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Five chemistry students, men, postcard, names listed on verso

  • Box 3, item 10
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Larger, matted version of Box 3, Item 9

  • Box 4, item 1
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Large group photo, mostly children

  • Box 4, item 2
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Group photo featuring President McVey and Governor Stanley, all names listed on back

  • Box 4, item 3
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Class photo of children, inscription on back

  • Box 4, item 4
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Fifteen people, twelve men, three women, names listed below picture

  • Box 4, item 5
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Scrapbook

  • Box 4
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Additional Materials

The Additional Materials series contains a Half Century Club certificate presented to Ms. Tuttle in 1969 to recognize fifty years of loyalty to the University of Kentucky. Also of note in this series is a collection of Christmas cards, including some from former UK Presidents McVey and Donovan. It should be noted that while many of the cards are addressed to Ms. Tuttle, some belonged to her parents.

Half Century Club Certificate

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Christmas Cards from President McVey

  • Box 2, folder 14
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Christmas Cards from President Donovan

  • Box 2, folder 15
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Christmas Cards from Marguerite McLaughlin

  • Box 2, folder 16
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Christmas Cards from Rannells Family; Christmas Card from Stutsman Family

  • Box 2, folder 17
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Rees Doll Collection information; Lexington Area Tourist information

  • Box 2, folder 18
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Additional materials

  • Box 2, folder 19
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If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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