Alben W. Barkley Statue Advisory Committee records

Abstract

The Barkley Statue Advisory Committee records (dated 1960-1965, undated; 0.63 cubic feet; 2 boxes) contain correspondence, programs, audiotapes, photographs, and a marble sample documenting the commission of a statue to memorialize former Vice President Alben William Barkley, a native of Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Alben W. Barkley Statue Advisory Committee records
Extent
0.63 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Sculpture
Vice-Presidents -- United States
Arrangement
The collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
66m15: [identification of item] Barkley Statue Advisory Committee records, 1960-1965, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Alben William Barkley (1877-1956) was an American politician in the Democratic Party who served as the 35th Vice President of the United States (1949-1953), under President Harry S. Truman. Prior to the Vice Presidency, Barkley served in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate from Kentucky for over twenty years, and was Majority Leader of that body from 1937 to 1947. After his Vice Presidency he returned to the U.S. senate in 1954 and served there until his death in 1956. He also hosted a national political television program called Meet the Veep on NBC.
Scope and Content
The Barkley Statue Advisory Committee records (dated 1960-1965, undated; 0.63 cubic feet; 2 boxes) contain correspondence, programs, audiotapes, photographs, and a marble sample documenting the commission of a statue to memorialize former Vice President Alben William Barkley, a native of Kentucky. The correspondence discusses the design of the statue and the planning of the statue's dedication ceremony. Also included are ceremony invitations, ceremony programs, Governor Bert Combs' speech, and audiotapes of the ceremony. The photographs depict the Barkley statue.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1960 March-July

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Correspondence, 1960-1962

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Correspondence, 1963-1965

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Sample of St. Genevieve golden vein marble, 1962 October

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Governor Bert Combs speech and program for unveiling of statue, 1963 October 3

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Dedication of statue invitations and programs, 1965 November

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Dedication of Barkley Statue, audiotape, 1963 October 3

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Speech by Everett M. Dirken, Senate Minority Leader, on Barkley Day, audiotape, 1965 November 23

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Excerpts from Barkley Day, audiotape, 1965 November 23

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Barkley Statue photographs, undated

  • Box 2, item 1-23
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