Hiram Lyday Sloanaker Guardian Angel manuscript

Abstract

The Hiram Lyday Sloanaker Guardian Angel manuscript (dated 1954-1963; 0.15; 1 box) consists an excerpt from his autobiography and his curriculum vitae from 1963.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Hiram Lyday Sloanaker Guardian Angel manuscript
Date
1954-1963
Creator
Sloanaker, Hiram Lyday, 1895-1972
Extent
0.15 Cubic feet
Subjects
Autobiography.
General stores--Kentucky.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
64m127: [identification item] Hiram Lyday Sloanaker, Guardian Angel Manuscript, 1954-1964, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Poet Hiram Lyday Sloanaker (1895-1972) was born in Newton, Iowa, on November 12, 1895 to Chester and Elizabeth Sloanaker. Chester Sloanaker was the president of First National Bank in Newton, Iowa. From 1915 to 1917, Hiram Sloanaker attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. He enlisted in the army in the fall of 1917 as a Corporal Sergeant and served in World War I as the First Sergeant with Co. G, 363rd Infantry, 91st Division. In 1918, he was severely wounded near Montfaucon, France, and later received a Purple Heart. Following his discharge in 1919, Sloanaker earned is A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1921. He married Irene Jasper of Newton, Iowa in 1923; they had two sons, Charles Jasper and John Lyday. Sloanaker failed as a bonds salesman and studied English at Harvard for one year in 1925. He became a writer and journalist at the Boston Sunday Post, editing the Sunday magazine until 1953.
Scope and Content
The Hiram Lyday Sloanaker Guardian Angel manuscript (dated 1954-1963; 0.15; 1 box) consists an excerpt from his autobiography and his curriculum vitae from 1963. Sloanaker wrote his autobiography Guardian Angel from 1954 to 1955, following his retirement from journalism. The excerpt from his autobiography includes chapters ten through eleven. The chapters relate his experiences at the University of Michigan and his travels in Kentucky while working for D.M. Ferry & Co., a Detroit seed firm. Sloanaker spent two summers and one fall visiting stores in Pike and Floyd counties on horseback. Additionally, Chapter X contains a 71 line poem titled Toasts to Old Kentucky, describing Appalachia.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Forward, 1954-1955

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Chapter X, pages 1-21, 1954-1955

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Chapter XI, pages 22-60, 1954-1955

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Curriculum vitae, 1962

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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