Maude Ward Lafferty papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Maude Ward Lafferty papers
Date
1775-1958
Creator
Lafferty, Maude Ward, 1869-1962
Extent
3.42 Cubic feet
Subjects
Historians--Correspondence.
Historians--Kentucky.
United States--History--World War, 1914-1918
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Julie Williams
Preferred Citation
72M20: [identification of item], Maude Ward Lafferty papers, 1775-1958, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Historian Maude Ward Lafferty was born in 1869 and graduated from high school in Cynthiana, Kentucky. She continued her education by attending a Paris, Kentucky, convent. She married Judge William Thornton Lafferty, who established the University of Kentucky's College of Law. Maude Lafferty wrote The Lure of Kentucky, a historical guidebook. She served as secretary of club service in the University of Kentucky's Department of Extension from 1924 to 1940. She affected a bureau of information to supply source material, books, historical data, speakers for club programs, and founded the University of Kentucky Woman's Club in 1909, serving as their first president. Additionally, she was the first president of the Woman's Club of Central Kentucky from 1914 to 1916 and the chairman of the board of the Kentucky Federation of Woman's Clubs. In 1924, she wrote and directed a sesquicentennial pageant for Harrodsburg and in 1925, one for Lexington. She died on January 11, 1962.
Scope and Content
The Maude Ward Lafferty papers contain the correspondence of Judge A.H. Ward, some of which discuss the Civil War in Kentucky. The papers also include Lafferty's general correspondence and Lafferty's writings, such as a newspaper series, a radio broadcast script, and several typewritten manuscripts and rough drafts by Lafferty on specific subjects (the Botanic Gardens in Lexington, the University of Kentucky, Henry Clay, Harrodsburg, and early Kentucky history). Additionally, the papers contain notes and source material for Mrs. Lafferty's writings as well as nine scrapbooks. The first scrapbook contains some of Lafferty's correspondence. Scrapbooks two through six comprise newspaper clippings and articles on Kentucky history. Scrapbook seven includes clippings and pamphlets collected during World War One. Scrapbook eight and nine document Harrodsburg's Sesquicentennial celebration and Lexington's Sesquicentennial celebration.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note 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.

Contents of the Collection

Judge A.H. Ward, correspondence, 1858-1905

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Correspondence, 1893-1922

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Correspondence, 1924-1929

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Correspondence, 1930-1932

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Correspondence, 1933-1936

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Correspondence, 1940-1949

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Correspondence, 1951-1958

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Correspondence, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Club publications, 1930-1959

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Miscellaneous letters, 1822 November 24, 1844 July 13

  • Box 1, Folder 10
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Newspaper series, 1937 November 29-1938 March 21

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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Radio broadcasts, 1932, 1934

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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Typewritten manuscripts and rough drafts - Botanic Gardens, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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Typewritten manuscripts and rough drafts: Early Kentucky History, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 2-4
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Typewritten manuscripts and rough drafts: Harrodsburg, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 5
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Typewritten manuscripts and rough drafts: Henry Clay, 1951 March 1

  • Box 2, Folder 6
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Typewritten manuscripts and rough drafts: University of Kentucky, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 7
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History of The University of Kentucky (book), 1931

  • Box 2, Folder 8
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Pagents, 1924

  • Box 3, Folder 1
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Works of other authors: Bradford, undated

  • Box 3, Folder 2
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Works of other authors, A-C, undated

  • Box 3, Folder 3
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Works of other authors, D-M, undated

  • Box 3, Folder 4
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Works of other authors, R-S, undated

  • Box 3, Folder 5
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General: writings, undated

  • Box 3, Folder 6
This general file contains various typewritten manuscripts.
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Newspaper and magazine articles, 1921-1935

  • Box 3, Folder 7
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Notes and source material, 1775

  • Box 4, Folder 1-2
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Notes and source material, 1776-1787

  • Box 4, Folder 3
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Notes and source material, 1787-1800

  • Box 4, Folder 4
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Notes and source material, 1800-1878

  • Box 4, Folder 5
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Notes and source material, 1827-1865

  • Box 5, Folder 1
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Notes and source material, 1875

  • Box 5, Folder 2
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Pictures, pamphlets, maps, postcards, 1932, 1948

  • Box 5, Folder 3
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Railroads, 1915-1929

  • Box 5, Folder 4
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Scrapbook No. 1: Correspondence, 1918-1942

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Scrapbook No. 2: Newspaper Clippings, 1900-1920

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Scrapbook No. 3: Newspaper Clippings, 1908-1916

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Scrapbook No. 4: Newspaper Clippings, 1916-1919

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Scrapbook No. 5: Newspaper Clippings, 1916-1921

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Scrapbook No. 6: Newspaper Clippings, 1920-1924

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Scrapbook No. 7: World War One Clippings and pamphlets, 1914-1918

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Scrapbook No. 8: Newspaper Clippings, Harrodsburg Sesquicentennial, 1924

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Scrapbook No. 9: Newspaper Clippings, Lexington Sesquicentennial, 1925

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