Derry (Laura Miller) Papers, 1883-1992

Descriptive Summary

Title
Derry (Laura Miller) Papers, 1883-1992
Creator
Derry, Laura Miller, 1905-1993
Extent
30.375 linear feet.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Michele D. Collier and Paul A. Johnson ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Laura Ellen (Miller) Derry was born near Horse Cave, Kentucky, on May 22, 1905. She was one of nine children of RobertEmmett and Cattie Lou (Rowntree) Miller. She studied at Rutgers University and New Jersey State Teachers College. She ultimately received an A.B. degree from Bowling Green (Kentucky) College of Commerce in 1933. Three years later Derry earned a LL.B. degree from the Jefferson School of Law in Louisville. She was one of five women in a class of 126. She received an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisville in 1950.
Derry married Major Stephen Derry on August 12, 1944. The couple had one daughter, Portia Kay, born in 1948. After leaving military service, Stephen Derry opened a private engineering firm, headquartered in Florida.
Laura Derry was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1936 and practiced law in Louisville. During the first years of her practice she taught history and business education, opening her law office after classes ended. In 1937 Derry was admitted to practice in federal court. Derry became the first female to represent a defendant in a court-martial of the United States Army. The case was a 1944 rape trial of a Fort Knox soldier who faced a possible death sentence. The soldier was acquitted and the trial became a test case.
Derry became an accredited observer to the United Nations in 1946. She also served as a representative to the UN Relief and Rehabilitation Council meeting in 1946, and as a representative to the President's Highway Conference from 1945 to 1946. Derry was also a participant in the President's Highway Safety Conference in Washington, D.C., in 1956. In 1949 Derry compiled and edited the Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges. She conducted a national survey of women in public service in 1956 and a survey of women lawyers in public service in the United States the following year.
In 1957 Laura Derry was selected by the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., as one of seven United States attorneys to make a thirty-day tour of West Germany as guests as of the West German government. While in Europe, Derry along with other United States attorneys, was honored with an invitation by Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to a reception in the garden of Buckingham Palace.
Derry maintained membership in many organizations including the International Association of Women Lawyers, National Association of Women Lawyers, Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations, National Association of Parliamentarians, and the legal honorary Kappa Beta Pi. Derry held the office of president of the National Association of Women Lawyers in 1946 and served as an officer in the parliamentarian group as well.
Laura Derry maintained residences in Louisville and the Fort Lauderdale area of Florida. She also owned a farm near Leitchfield, Kentucky, where tenant farmers raised tobacco and trees.
She remained in practice in Louisville until 1990, just three years before her death at the age of 87. She was survived by her daughter, Portia Derry Brown, two brothers, John R. and Willie L. Miller and two sisters, Clara Miller Cobb and Cattie Lou Miller. Cattie Lou gained local prominence as a longtime official in Kentucky state government. She was the first woman to head a department in state government when she was appointed commissioner of the Department for Public Information by Governor Bert Combs in 1960. Cattie Lou Miller also served as an assistant to five governors and in three cabinet positions during her career.
Scope and Content
The papers of Laura Miller Derry, an attorney in private practice, consists of eight series: Biographical, Correspondence, Literary, Clubs and Organizations, Stephen Derry/ Legal Reference Material, Financial/ Business, Reference/Scrapbook and Case Files. The collection (30.375 linear feet), dates from 1883 to 1992. The collection's bulk dates are 1937 to 1988.
The Biographical series (.34 linear feet) mainly consists of resumes that document Derry's education and career. It also contains a copy of her birth certificate. The Correspondence series (.16 linear feet) is composed of incoming and outgoing correspondence exchanged between Derry, family members, and friends. The Literary series (4.5 linear feet) is the work papers used by Derry while compiling and editing the Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges in 1949. Clubs /Organizations (2.5 linear feet) series contains newsletters, correspondence and materials relating to Derry's membership and offices in numerous social and professional organizations. The Stephen Derry/Legal Reference material (1.25 linear feet) pertains to the career of Derry's husband, relating to his firm, Stephen Derry Engineering, and his position as city manager in Madeira Beach, Florida. There are also legal references used by Derry in her law practice. The Financial/Business (3.75 linear feet) papers consists of correspondence, receipts for her law firm and her personal business records. Included in this series are papers pertaining to Derry's property in Kentucky and Florida. The Reference/Scrapbook series (5 linear feet) contains materials used by Derry when she began her career as a teacher. There are numerous newspaper clippings, materials and correspondence regarding her foreign travel in the group, as well as other memorabilia. Professional and personal photographs and Derry's certificates and degrees complete this series. The last series contains Laura Derry's case files from her private legal practice in Louisville, Kentucky. The case files are restricted for a minimum of fifty years from the date of accession.
The papers of Laura Miller Derry were donated to the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center by her daughter, Portia Derry Brown, in 1993. The collection was processed as part of the Women's Manuscript Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Biographical Materials, 1929- 1972

Box 1(.34 linear feet) This series contains resumes of Derry's education and professional career, and a personal diary from 1929. There is also a copy of Derry's birth certificate and the birth registration of her daughter, Portia Kay Miller.

Resumes 1972

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Record of Birth (copy of 1905) 1948, 1969, Birth registration Portia

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Personal: Diary 1929

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Personal: Diary 1929

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Correspondence, 1938- 1987

Box 1 continued(.16 linear feet) This series is composed of incoming and outgoing correspondence exchanged between Derry, family members and friends.

Derry Marriage 1944

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Mrs. Artie Jane Bond 1960-1963

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Sister-Clara Maude Cobb 1939-1950

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Genealogy Request from Marie (Derry) DeLamar 1967

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Portia, daughter 1967-1978

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Husband-Stephen Derry 1943-1983

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Mother Derry 1944

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Sister-Cattie Lou Miller 1944-1987

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Brother-John(Jack) R. Miller 1970-1974

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Paternal Miller Family 1974-1983

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Father-Rob Miller 1942

  • Box 1, folder 14
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Sister-Della(Dell) Miller 1938-1944

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Maternal Rowntree Family 1985

  • Box 1, folder 16
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"Tap" C. B. Tapscott 1938-1983

  • Box 1, folder 17
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General 1954-1987

  • Box 1, folder 18
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General n.d. Literary

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Literary, 1947- 1967

Boxes 1- 4(4.5 linear feet) These materials are the work papers used by Derry while compiling and editing the Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges from 1947 to 1967, with the bulk of the activity taking place from 1947 to 1948. Included are manuscripts, surveys by state, galleys, photographs, and other material. Also included are undated notes on speeches given by Derry.

Digest of Women Lawyers-Surveys 1957

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Surveys-Connecticut 1947-1948

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Surveys-Idaho 1947-1948

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Surveys-Illinois 1947-1948

  • Box 1, folder 23
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Surveys-Illinois 1947-1948

  • Box 1, folder 24
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Surveys-Indiana 1947-1948

  • Box 1, folder 25
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Surveys-Iowa 1947-1948

  • Box 1, folder 26
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Surveys-Kansas 1947-1948

  • Box 1, folder 27
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Surveys-Kentucky 1947-1948

  • Box 1, folder 28
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Surveys-Louisiana 1947-1948

  • Box 1, folder 29
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Surveys-Maine 1947-1948

  • Box 1, folder 30
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Surveys-Maryland 1947-1948

  • Box 1, folder 31
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Surveys-Massachusetts 1947-1948

  • Box 1, folder 32
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Surveys-Michigan 1947-1948 Literary

  • Box 1, folder 33
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Surveys-Minnesota 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Surveys-Mississippi 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Surveys-Oregon 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Surveys-Pennsylvania 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Surveys-Rhode Island 1946-1947

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Surveys-South Carolina 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Surveys-South Dakota 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Surveys-Texas(a-m) 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Surveys-Texas(n-z) 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Surveys-Tennessee 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Surveys-Utah 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Surveys-Vermont 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Surveys-Virginia 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Surveys-Washington 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 14
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Surveys-West Virginia 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 15
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Surveys-Wisconsin 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 16
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Surveys-Wyoming 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 17
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Surveys-Alaska 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 18
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Surveys-Canal Zone 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 19
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Surveys-Hawaii 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 20
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Surveys-Puerto Rico 1947-1948

  • Box 2, folder 21
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Photographs 1956

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Corrected Proofs 1947-1948

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Corrected Biographies A-H 1947

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Corrected Biographies A-H 1947

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Corrected Biographies I-Z 1947

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Lists and Indexes 1947

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Articles and Books 1948

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Interesting Facts 1947-1948

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Corrected Galleys 1947-1948

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Corrected Galleys 1949

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Corrected Galleys 1949

  • Box 3, folder 11
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Corrected Galleys 1948

  • Box 3, folder 12
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Corrected Galleys 1949

  • Box 3, folder 13
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Corrected Galleys 1947-1949

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Corrected Galleys 1947-1949

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Corrected Galleys 1947-1949

  • Box 4, folder 3
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Corrected Galleys 1947-1949

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Corrected Galleys 1947-1949

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Corrected Galleys 1917-1949

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Corrected Galley Photographs 1947-1949

  • Box 4, folder 7
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Finished Manuscript 1949

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Finished Manuscript 1949

  • Box 4, folder 9
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Completed Books 1949

  • Box 4, folder 10
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Miscellaneous 1950-1955

  • Box 4, folder 11
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Miscellaneous 1937-1955

  • Box 4, folder 12
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Miscellaneous 1956-1967

  • Box 4, folder 13
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Rubber Stamp from Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges

  • Box 4, folder 14
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Speeches: General 1942-1959

  • Box 4, folder 15
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Speech: How Court Martial System Works & Suggestions to Improve n.d.

  • Box 4, folder 16
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Clubs and Organizations, 1939- 1985, n.d.

Boxes 5- 6(2.5 linear feet) This series contains newsletters, correspondence, and materials relating to Derry's membership and offices in various clubs and organizations..

American Association of University Professors 1950 Bulletin

  • Box 5, folder 1
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American Bar Association 1961 Journals, correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 2
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American Bar Association 1943-1961 Journals. correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 3
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American Bar Association 1959 Correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 4
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American Society of Women Accountants 1959 Correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Business and Professional Women's Club 1950-1959 Roster

  • Box 5, folder 6
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Business and Professional Women's Club 1954-1960 Roster

  • Box 5, folder 7
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Business and Professional Women's Club 1955 roster, programs

  • Box 5, folder 8
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Business and Professional Women's Club 1954-1960 Roster

  • Box 5, folder 9
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Business and Professional Women's Club 1951-1959 newsletter, The Cardinal

  • Box 5, folder 10
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Business and Professional Women's Club 1955-1959 Miscellaneous

  • Box 5, folder 11
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Business and Professional Women's Club 1955-1960 Roster, programs

  • Box 5, folder 12
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Business and Professional Women's Club 1954-1959 Correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Business and Professional Women's Club 1959-1960 Correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 14
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Delta Kappa Gamma 1972 Correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 15
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Who's Who 1966-1984 Directory Listings

  • Box 5, folder 16
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Elderhostel 1985 Program

  • Box 5, folder 17
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Further Education 1967-1969 Correspondence, notes

  • Box 5, folder 18
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Hart County Historical Society 1977 Newsletter

  • Box 5, folder 19
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Harvard Law School 1961 Program of Instruction for Lawyers

  • Box 5, folder 20
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International Federation of Women Lawyers 1947-1961 Correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 21
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Jefferson County Women Lawyers 1961 Correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 22
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Jeffersontown Women's Club 1960 Correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 23
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Kappa Beta Pi 1958 Directory, correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 24
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Kappa Beta Pi 1960-1979 Handbook, programs

  • Box 5, folder 25
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Kappa Beta Pi newsletter issues 1948-1963

  • Box 5, folder 26
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Kappa Beta Pi 1959-1962 Quarterly

  • Box 5, folder 27
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Kappa Beta Pi 1947-1963 Journals and a directory

  • Box 5, folder 28
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Kappa Beta Pi 1948 Quarterly, December

  • Box 5, folder 29
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Kappa Beta Pi 1947-1963 Correspondence, notes

  • Box 5, folder 30
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Kappa Beta Pi 1968 Quarterly, October

  • Box 5, folder 31
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Kentucky Colonels 1946-1978 Programs, correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 32
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Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs 1941-1961 Newsletter, programs

  • Box 5, folder 33
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Kentucky Government Directory 1948

  • Box 5, folder 34
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Kentucky Judicial System directories 1963, 1965

  • Box 5, folder 35
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Kentucky State Bar Association Journals 1939-1949

  • Box 5, folder 36
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Kentucky State Bar Association Journals 1950-1965

  • Box 5, folder 37
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Kentucky Women Lawyers 1960-1961 Correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 38
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Legal Associations 1947 American Bar Association history

  • Box 5, folder 39
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Lions Club 1967 Programs

  • Box 5, folder 40
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Louisville Attorneys directory 1981

  • Box 5, folder 41
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Louisville Bar Association 1942-1959 Handbook, correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 42
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Louisville Bar Association 1961-1962 Directory

  • Box 5, folder 43
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Louisville Bar Association 1952, 1960 Journals

  • Box 5, folder 44
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Louisville Women's City Club 1957-1960 Yearbook, correspondence

  • Box 5, folder 45
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National Association of Parliamentarians 1949-1952 correspondence, newsletter, programs

  • Box 6, folder 1
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National Association of Parliamentarians 1949-1952 Programs

  • Box 6, folder 2
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National Association of Women Lawyers (N.A.W.L.) 1957 Correspondence, letterhead dummy and membership information.

  • Box 6, folder 3
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N.A.W.L. 1941-1956 correspondence, membership brochures

  • Box 6, folder 4
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N.A.W.L. 1948-1967 directories, constitution/bylaws, yearbook

  • Box 6, folder 5
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N.A.W.L. 1970-1981 directories, constitution/bylaws, yearbook

  • Box 6, folder 6
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N.A.W.L.- survey- Women Lawyers in Public Office 1956-1957

  • Box 6, folder 7
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N.A.W.L.- survey- Women Lawyers in Public Office 1956-1957

  • Box 6, folder 8
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N.A.W.L.- biographical sketches 1956

  • Box 6, folder 9
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N.A.W.L.- Financial Statements 1947-1956

  • Box 6, folder 10
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N.A.W.L.- Certificate of Life Membership 1964

  • Box 6, folder 11
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N.A.W.L.- journals 1941-1945

  • Box 6, folder 12
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N.A.W.L.- journals 1946-1950

  • Box 6, folder 13
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N.A.W.L.- journals 1951-1955

  • Box 6, folder 14
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N.A.W.L.- journals 1956-1962

  • Box 6, folder 15
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N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1944-1950

  • Box 6, folder 16
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N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1951-1952

  • Box 6, folder 17
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N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1953-1954

  • Box 6, folder 18
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N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1955

  • Box 6, folder 19
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N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1956

  • Box 6, folder 20
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N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1957-1958

  • Box 6, folder 21
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N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1959-1960

  • Box 6, folder 22
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N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1961-1962

  • Box 6, folder 23
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N.A.W.L.- correspondence/endorsements 1963-1968

  • Box 6, folder 24
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N.A.W.L.- miscellaneous n.d.

  • Box 6, folder 25
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National Federation of Business & Professional 1955 Women's Clubs, Correspondence

  • Box 6, folder 26
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National Woman's Party 1941, 1971-1972 Correspondence

  • Box 6, folder 27
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Newsletter, People to People 1970 Legal and Governmental Goodwill Travel Program

  • Box 6, folder 28
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Pilot's Club 1939-1974

  • Box 6, folder 29
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President's Conferences 1949-1958 Occupational and Traffic Safety correspondence, programs, newsletter

  • Box 6, folder 30
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Radio Program 1944 "Women of the Week in the War Effort" Tribute to Laura Miller August 16, 1944

  • Box 6, folder 31
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Shelbyville Business & Professional Women's Club 1955 speech concerning Federal Equal Pay Legislation

  • Box 6, folder 32
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University of Louisville law alumni directory 1960

  • Box 6, folder 33
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Who's Who of American Women 1956-1958 Correspondence, title pages

  • Box 6, folder 34
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Woman's Club 1956 correspondence, speech, clipping

  • Box 6, folder 35
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Women Lawyers Association 1984 correspondence

  • Box 6, folder 36
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Women in World Affairs 1949 correspondence, membership information

  • Box 6, folder 37
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World Press Association 1959-1960 correspondence

  • Box 6, folder 38
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Young Women's Christian Association 1950, 1954 Correspondence

  • Box 6, folder 39
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Younger Women's City Club 1944-1962 correspondence, yearbook, programs

  • Box 6, folder 40
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Stephen Derry (husband) and Legal Reference Material, 1883 (1937) - 1983, n.d.

Box 7(1.25 linear feet) This series contains correspondence, business papers, newspaper clippings, and other material compiled or created byStephen Derry and legal references also used by Laura Derry.

Military Records 1943-1982

  • Box 7, folder 1
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Papers as instructor 1946

  • Box 7, folder 2
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Familial Matters & other correspondence 1946-1956

  • Box 7, folder 3
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Coal Mining: The Derry Company 1951-1952

  • Box 7, folder 4
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Correspondence: Business: General 1947-1957

  • Box 7, folder 5
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Engineering & Business: General 1957

  • Box 7, folder 6
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Engineering & Business: General 1958

  • Box 7, folder 7
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Booneville Water Works: Business/Testimony/Photos 1957-1958

  • Box 7, folder 8
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Business Correspondence 1960-1967

  • Box 7, folder 9
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Madeira Beach, Florida 1967-1968

  • Box 7, folder 10
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Newspaper Clippings 1945-1960

  • Box 7, folder 11
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Newspaper Clippings 1960-1968

  • Box 7, folder 12
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Engineering Specification Pamphlets n.d.

  • Box 7, folder 13
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Miscellaneous (Stephen Derry) n.d.

  • Box 7, folder 14
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Legal Reference Material: Public Speaking: notes 1937

  • Box 7, folder 15
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Divorce Reference 1972

  • Box 7, folder 16
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Kentucky Judicial Directories & Rules 1962-1972

  • Box 7, folder 17
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Criminal Law 1975-1978

  • Box 7, folder 18
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Supreme Court of Kentucky: Amendments 1980-1983

  • Box 7, folder 19
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Miscellaneous (Legal Reference Material) n.d.

  • Box 7, folder 20
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Legal Books & Government Pamphlet: title pages 1883-1942

  • Box 7, folder 21
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Legal Books (L.M.D.'s handwriting in books) 1893-1941

  • Box 7, folder 22
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Financial/Business, 1928- 1988, n.d.

Boxes 8- 11(3.75 linear feet) The financial/business series contains correspondence and other business papers of Laura Derry. Included are receipt books dating from 1937 to 1966, checkbook receipts, and Derry real estate and personal papers from 1927 through 1988, including undated papers. The bulk of the latter date from 1927 to 1938. There are also papers concerning the farm near Leitchfield, a house in Louisville, Laura Derry's property in Florida, financial investments, and other personal business matters, such as medical services receipts.

Address Book, Appointment, Calendar 1928

  • Box 8, folder 1
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Appointment Book, Calendar Book 1954, 1964

  • Box 8, folder 2
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Case Book 1948

  • Box 8, folder 3
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Case Book 1948

  • Box 8, folder 4
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Correspondence 1930-1940

  • Box 8, folder 5
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Correspondence 1941-1942

  • Box 8, folder 6
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Correspondence 1943-1944

  • Box 8, folder 7
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Correspondence 1945-1950

  • Box 8, folder 8
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Correspondence 1951-1959

  • Box 8, folder 9
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Correspondence 1959-1969

  • Box 8, folder 10
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Correspondence 1970-1975

  • Box 8, folder 11
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Correspondence 1985-1987

  • Box 8, folder 12
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Correspondence: Promissory Notes 1947-1961

  • Box 8, folder 13
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Correspondence: Miscellaneous n.d.

  • Box 8, folder 14
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Louisville Water Company Report 1941-1943

  • Box 8, folder 15
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Account Receivable File Cards: Dr. A.D. Wilmoth 1941-1945

  • Box 8, folder 16
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Account Receivable File Cards: 1941-1946 filed alphabetically by clients, includes miscellaneous cards

  • Box 8, folder 17
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Office Docket 1946-1947

  • Box 8, folder 18
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Office Docket and some Miscellaneous Notes 1937-1942

  • Box 8, folder 19
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Lease: Kentucky Home Life Building 1959

  • Box 8, folder 20
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Office Receipts 1960-1963

  • Box 8, folder 21
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Blank Legal Forms n.d.

  • Box 8, folder 22
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Business Calling Cards n.d.

  • Box 8, folder 23
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Receipt Books 1937-1938

  • Box 9, folder 1
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Receipt Books 1938-1942

  • Box 9, folder 2
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Receipt Books 1941-1942

  • Box 9, folder 3
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Receipt Books 1942-1945

  • Box 9, folder 4
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Receipt Books 1945-1948

  • Box 9, folder 5
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Receipt Books 1946-1949

  • Box 9, folder 6
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Receipt Books 1949-1953

  • Box 9, folder 7
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Receipt Books 1949-1951

  • Box 9, folder 8
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Receipt Books 1951-1953

  • Box 9, folder 9
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Receipt Books 1953-1957

  • Box 9, folder 10
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Receipt Books 1953-1956

  • Box 9, folder 11
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Receipt Books 1962-1966

  • Box 9, folder 12
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Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Leases, Agreements & Easements 1947-1973

  • Box 10, folder 1
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Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Correspondence 1946-1949

  • Box 10, folder 2
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Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Correspondence 1950-1954

  • Box 10, folder 3
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Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Correspondence 1955-1959

  • Box 10, folder 4
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Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Correspondence 1960-1969

  • Box 10, folder 5
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Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Correspondence 1970-1982

  • Box 10, folder 6
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Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Correspondence n.d.

  • Box 10, folder 7
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Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Federal Land 1948 Capability Photo

  • Box 10, folder 8
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Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: 1954 United States Geological Survey Map

  • Box 10, folder 9
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Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Tax Assessments 1948-1960

  • Box 10, folder 10
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Kentucky Farm/Grayson County: Notice of 1948-1977 Farm Acreage & Marketing Quotas

  • Box 10, folder 11
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Kentucky/Jefferson County: 111 Garrett 1939

  • Box 10, folder 12
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Florida Investments: Legal Papers/Correspondence 1959-1982

  • Box 10, folder 13
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Florida Investments: Correspondence 1971-1986

  • Box 10, folder 14
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Florida Investments: Correspondence n.d.

  • Box 10, folder 15
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Real Estate: Utility: Kentucky: Louisville Gas & Electric 1953, 1973

  • Box 10, folder 16
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Real Estate: Utility: Kentucky: Louisville 1953-1974 Water Company

  • Box 10, folder 17
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Real Estate: Utility: Florida Utilities 1981

  • Box 10, folder 18
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Real Estate: Utility: Telephone 1972-1986

  • Box 10, folder 19
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Real Estate: Miscellaneous 1973-1988

  • Box 10, folder 20
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Personal: Investments: Stocks & Bonds 1984 (1927)

  • Box 10, folder 21
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Personal: Insurance: Allstate 1965-1982

  • Box 10, folder 22
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Personal: Insurance: Allstate n.d.

  • Box 10, folder 23
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Personal: Insurance: Colonial Penn Franklin 1984-1987

  • Box 10, folder 24
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Personal: Insurance: American Association 1984 of Retired Persons

  • Box 10, folder 25
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Personal: Insurance: Union Fidelity Life 1983-1985

  • Box 10, folder 26
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Personal: Insurance: National Senior Citizens Group 1983 Insurance Trust

  • Box 10, folder 27
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Personal: Insurance: Washington National 1941 Insurance Company

  • Box 10, folder 28
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Personal: Insurance: Assorted Companies 1952-1988 & Miscellaneous

  • Box 10, folder 29
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Personal: Automotive: General 1963-1985

  • Box 10, folder 30
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Personal: Automotive: Accidents & Violations 1959-1988

  • Box 10, folder 31
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Personal: Automotive: Repairs 1973-1974

  • Box 10, folder 32
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Personal: Banking: Horse Cave Bank 1938-1988

  • Box 10, folder 33
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Personal: Banking: Horse Cave Bank: Account Sheets 1941-1975

  • Box 10, folder 34
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Personal: Banking: Citizens Fidelity & Trust Company 1973-1974

  • Box 10, folder 35
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Personal: Banking: Lincoln Building & Loan Association 1959-1960

  • Box 10, folder 36
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Personal: Banking: First National 1973-1974

  • Box 10, folder 37
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Personal: Banking: Greater Louisville 1981

  • Box 10, folder 38
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Personal: Tax Work 1949-1987

  • Box 10, folder 39
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Personal: Account Sheets 1971

  • Box 11, folder 1
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Personal: Travel Expenses 1972-1973

  • Box 11, folder 2
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Personal: Credit Card Fraud 1987

  • Box 11, folder 3
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Personal: Private Nurses 1960

  • Box 11, folder 4
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Personal: Handicapped Parking Permit 1980-1982

  • Box 11, folder 5
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Personal: Medical Files 1970-1987

  • Box 11, folder 6
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Personal: Senator McConnell's inquiry on Medicare 1988

  • Box 11, folder 7
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Personal: Miscellaneous 1948-1988

  • Box 11, folder 8
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Scrapbook/Reference, 1917 (1924)- 1987, n.d.

Boxes 11- 14(5 linear feet) This series includes correspondence regarding international travel, news clippings, and other personal materials of Laura Derry. A series entitled Personal/Teaching Records/Certificates, 1917 (1924)- 1983, n.d., contains Laura Derry's college degrees, a certificate to practice before the United States Supreme Court, personal and family photographs, and three videocassettes of an interview with Laura Derry conducted by University of Louisville law professor Kathleen Bean and other memorabilia.

Churchill Downs "SHOW" Betting Stub 1974

  • Box 11, folder 9
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Article; Sister, Cattie Lou Miller: 1957 Louisville Magazine Advertising Manager

  • Box 11, folder 10
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Newspaper clipping: Sister, Cattie Lou Miller: 1951-1959 Kentucky Governor's Administrative Assistant

  • Box 11, folder 11
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Newspaper clipping: Sister, Cattie Lou Miller: 1960-1965 Kentucky Commissioner of Public Information

  • Box 11, folder 12
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Newspaper clipping: Sister: Cattie Lou Miller: 1965-1986 Political Posts

  • Box 11, folder 13
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Selection of Organizations Inviting Membership 1966-1980

  • Box 11, folder 14
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Foreign Travel: Guest Programs 1957

  • Box 11, folder 15
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Foreign Travel: Address Book and Business Cards 1957

  • Box 11, folder 16
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Foreign Travel: Report to Dr. Gertrude Thiry 1957

  • Box 11, folder 17
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Foreign Travel: 1958-1964 Dr. Jutta Schaller (German-American Trade)

  • Box 11, folder 18
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Foreign Travel: Albertina Hasler 1957-1958

  • Box 11, folder 19
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Foreign Travel: Rabbi Dr. Leon Fram 1957

  • Box 11, folder 20
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Foreign Travel: Brochures 1957-1969

  • Box 11, folder 21
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Foreign Travel: International Transport Companies 1957

  • Box 11, folder 22
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Foreign Travel: 1957 Brochures, Menus, Photographs, Postcards, Business Cards

  • Box 11, folder 23
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Foreign Travel: German Correspondence: General 1957-1958

  • Box 11, folder 24
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Foreign Travel: 1957 Invitation from Queen Elizabeth II & Correspondence with British Friends

  • Box 11, folder 25
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Foreign Travel: Correspondence with Italian Friends 1957

  • Box 11, folder 26
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Foreign Travel: Correspondence to and from family 1957

  • Box 11, folder 27
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Foreign Travel: Short Hand Notes & n.d. Schedule/Trip Calculations

  • Box 11, folder 28
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Foreign Travel: Mass Media Articles 1956-1967

  • Box 11, folder 29
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Poems, Ideas for a Book & a Television Sketch 1957

  • Box 11, folder 30
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Portia, daughter miscellaneous 1948-1984

  • Box 11, folder 31
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Newspaper Articles 1936-1938

  • Box 11, folder 32
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Newspaper Articles 1940-1949

  • Box 11, folder 33
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Newspaper Articles 1950-1959

  • Box 11, folder 34
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Newspaper Articles 1960-1969

  • Box 11, folder 35
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Newspaper Articles 1970-1979

  • Box 11, folder 36
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Newspaper Articles: Death of President Eisenhower 1969

  • Box 11, folder 37
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Newspaper Articles: 1965 American Bar Association's 88th Annual Meeting

  • Box 12, folder 1
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Newspaper Articles: Hart County Herald 1958-1965

  • Box 12, folder 2
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Newspaper Articles: Miscellaneous n.d.

  • Box 12, folder 3
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Newspaper Articles: Copies: Miscellaneous n.d.

  • Box 12, folder 4
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Newspaper Articles: Record 1967, 1969 The newsletter for Ahrens Trade School

  • Box 12, folder 5
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Newspaper Articles: The Current 1966 Newsletter for Central High School

  • Box 12, folder 6
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Newspaper Articles: Cleveland Engineering 1944 Newsletter for the Cleveland Engineering Society

  • Box 12, folder 7
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Newspaper Articles: The Journal 1946 Newsletter for the Cleveland Bar Association

  • Box 12, folder 8
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Newspaper Articles: Penn State Alumni News 1944

  • Box 12, folder 9
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Newspaper Articles: Events 1938, 1943 Newsletter for Young Women's City Club Louisville

  • Box 12, folder 10
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Map: Germany 1957

  • Box 12, folder 11
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Teaching Records: Pay Stubs 1970

  • Box 12, folder 12
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Teaching Records: Personal Education 1924-1942 & Qualifications

  • Box 12, folder 13
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Teaching Records: Personal Papers & Credentials 1965-1980

  • Box 12, folder 14
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Teaching Records: Class Lists 1969-1970

  • Box 12, folder 15
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Teaching Records: Student Work 1970

  • Box 12, folder 16
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Teaching Records: 1965-1975 Teachers Union/Louisville Education Association, Retirement Information

  • Box 12, folder 17
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Teaching Records: Miscellaneous 1965-1975

  • Box 12, folder 18
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Teaching Records: Louisville Public Schools Handbook: 1965 Policies & Procedures

  • Box 12, folder 19
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Teaching Records: Book: Thomas Jackson Woofter, 1917 Teaching in Rural Schools

  • Box 12, folder 20
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Certificates: Admittances to Practice Law 1936, 1937

  • Box 12, folder 21
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Certificates: Admittance to Veterans Administration 1938

  • Box 12, folder 22
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Certificates: Admiral, Cherry River Navy 1942

  • Box 12, folder 23
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Certificates: Notary Public 1955-1973

  • Box 12, folder 24
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Certificates: American Bar Association 1956

  • Box 12, folder 25
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Certificates: Jefferson County Board of Elections, 1962 Democratic Party Representative

  • Box 12, folder 26
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Certificates: Who's Who Collection 1967-1980

  • Box 12, folder 27
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Certificates: Robert A. Taft Institute of Government 1968

  • Box 12, folder 28
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Certificates: University of Louisville, 1969 Juris Doctor Degree

  • Box 12, folder 29
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Certificates: Honorary Degree 1973

  • Box 12, folder 30
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Certificates: Alumni Gift, Western Kentucky University 1983

  • Box 12, folder 31
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Certificates: United States Diamond Imports 1981

  • Box 12, folder 32
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Book: A History of Education of Women 1972 in the United States

  • Box 12, folder 33
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Photographs 1965

  • Box 13, folder 1
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Photographs 1946

  • Box 13, folder 2
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Photographs n.d.

  • Box 13, folder 3
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Photographs n.d.

  • Box 13, folder 4
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Photographs 1936-1952

  • Box 13, folder 5
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Photographs 1913-1970

  • Box 13, folder 6
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Prints/Photographs/Poetry n.d.

  • Box 13, folder 7
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Photographs n.d.

  • Box 13, folder 8
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Large photographs rolled 1938, 1944 three videocassettes holding interview with Laura Miller Derry, conducted by Kathleen Bean, August 6, 1992

Large Certificates & Photographs with Miscellaneous (Cards, Ribbons and Souvenirs) Items numbered one through nine (1-9) have been lain flat in oversize box, with item #1 on the bottom

University of Louisville, Bachelor of Law Degree 1950

  • Box 14, folder 1
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Bowling Green College of Commerce, 1933 Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Education

  • Box 14, folder 2
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Supreme Court of the United States, 1941 Certificate of Admittance to Practice

  • Box 14, folder 3
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Commonwealth of Kentucky, Court of Appeals 1936 Certificate of Admittance to Practice

  • Box 14, folder 4
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Commonwealth of Kentucky, Commission of Kentucky Colonel 1955 Issued by Governor Lawrence W. Wetherby

  • Box 14, folder 5
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Photograph of 19th Biennial Convention Banquet 29 December 1923 of Phi Alpha Delta at the Wardman Park Hotel, Washington D.C., (found as padding in picture frame-behind-Photograph number #7 below )

  • Box 14, folder 6
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Photograph of Women in Banquet (a few men) n.d. with Laura Miller Derry (she may be at the head table in the photograph)

  • Box 14, folder 7
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Picture of Love and Psyche, n.d. (used as padding in picture frame for Photograph number #9)

  • Box 14, folder 8
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Photograph of Laura Ellen Miller 1936 Graduation from Jefferson School of Law

  • Box 14, folder 9
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Ribbons 1944-1945

  • Box 14, folder 10
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Apron, Kentucky Colonels Bar-B-Q, 1971 Autographed by Jane Withers

  • Box 14, folder 11
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Name Badges 1938-1980

  • Box 14, folder 12
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City of Atlantic City-empty case n.d.

  • Box 14, folder 13
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Army Patch n.d.

  • Box 14, folder 14
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Cards (greeting) n.d.

  • Box 14, folder 15
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Case Files, 1931- 1988, n.d.

Boxes 15- 25(13.75 linear feet) These are Laura Derry's files from her private legal practice in Louisville, Kentucky. These materials are restricted for a minimum of fifty years from the date of accession.
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