Happy Chandler Collection,ca.1920-1990

Descriptive Summary

Happy Chandler Collection,ca.1920-1990
Chandler, Albert B. 'Happy', 1898-1991.
.5 cubic ft.
Chandler, Albert B. 'Happy', 1898-1991.
College sports -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Photographs. .
Governors -- Kentucky -- Photographs. .
Governors -- Kentucky.
Kentucky. Governor (1955-1959 : Chandler)
Transylvania University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Transylvania University -- Athletics.
Transylvania University -- Students.
Universities and colleges -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Photographs.
Baseball teams -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Photographs.
Chandler, Albert B. 'Happy', 1898-1991 -- Photograph collections.
Football teams -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Photographs.
Transylvania University -- Baseball.
Transylvania University -- Football.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Bonnie Cox
Transylvania University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
A. B. "Happy" Chandler was a graduate of Transylvania University and went on to become governor of Kentucky (1935-1939, 1955-1959), United States Senator (1939-1945), and commissioner of major league baseball (1945-1951).
Scope and Content
This is a variety of collected materials about A. B. "Happy" Chandler and his relationship to Transylvania University. |b From his days as a student there are photographs of the football and baseball teams on which he played. Later materials include correspondence between Chandler and Transylvania administrators (ca. 1950s), photographs of him attending university events, an oral history, and newsclippings.