Louis Wagner Arnett letters

Descriptive Summary

Title
Louis Wagner Arnett letters
Date
1927-1953
Creator
Arnett, Louis W., (Louis Wagner), 1879-1953
Extent
2.48 Cubic feet
Subjects
Political clubs--Kentucky.
Politicians--Correspondence.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess
Preferred Citation
72M21: [identification of item], Louis Wagner Arnett letters, 1927-1953, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Louis Wagner Arnett was born at Mundy's Landing on the banks of the Kentucky River in Woodford County, Kentucky, on July 10, 1879, to Benjamin M. and Jennie Barkley Arnett. He attended public schools before enrolling at the University of Kentucky. Arnett finished his education at the University of Michigan; in 1899, he received the degree of Bachelor of Laws. As law associate of Kentucky Governor William Goebel, Arnett became an active member of the Democratic Party and a friend of many of Kentucky's most prominent 20th century politicians. He represented Kenton County in the state House of Representative for two terms from 1906-1908 and served in the state Senate in 1909. In the late 1920s, Arnett organized the Young Democratic Club movement, which eventually grew to 20,000 members. He remained active in state politics until his death in 1953.
Bidwell, William E. Legislative History and Capitol Souvenier of Kentucky. Frankfort, Kentucky: The Frankfort Printing Co. Inc. 1910. Web. 31 January 2012.
Johnson, E. Polk. A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians. Vol. 2. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. Web. 31 January 2012.
Scope and Content
Louis Wagner Arnett letters contain Arnett's business and personal correspondence from 1927-1953. The personal correspondence mainly comprise letters between Arnett, his daughter, Peggy, and his grandchildren. Business correspondence discusses the political events of the Democratic party at both the national and state levels. The Young Democratic movement, which Arnett helped create, is also mentioned. Prominent names that appear in the correspondence include President Franklin D. Roosevelt; his son, James Roosevelt; Kentucky governors A.B. Happy Chandler and Earle Clements; J. Dan Talbott; and James Farley.

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

, 1927-1939

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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, 1941-1942

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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A-H, L-P, R-W, 1943

  • Box 1, Folder 4-19
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personal, 1943

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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A-P, R-W, 1944

  • Box 2, Folder 1-8
  • Box 1, Folder 22-26
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personal, 1944

  • Box 1, Folder 20
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unsigned, 1944

  • Box 1, Folder 21
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A-H, J-Y, 1945

  • Box 2, Folder 10-23
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personal, 1945

  • Box 2, Folder 9
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unsigned, 1945

  • Box 2, Folder 24
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A-F, H-Z, 1946

  • Box 3, Folder 2-14
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personal, 1946

  • Box 3, Folder 1
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unsigned, 1946

  • Box 3, Folder 15
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A-Y, 1947

  • Box 4, Folder 1-4
  • Box 3, Folder 17-26
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personal, 1947

  • Box 3, Folder 16
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unsigned, 1947

  • Box 4, Folder 5
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A-P, R-Y, 1948

  • Box 4, Folder 8-18
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personal, 1948

  • Box 4, Folder 6
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general, 1948

  • Box 4, Folder 7
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A-Y, 1949

  • Box 4, Folder 20-21
  • Box 5, Folder 1-8
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personal, 1949

  • Box 4, Folder 19
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unsigned, 1949

  • Box 5, Folder 9
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A-P, R-Y, 1950

  • Box 5, Folder 12-21
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general, 1950

  • Box 5, Folder 11
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personal, 1950

  • Box 5, Folder 10
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A-M, R-W, 1951

  • Box 6, Folder 3-9
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general, 1951

  • Box 6, Folder 2
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personal, 1951

  • Box 6, Folder 1
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B-C, F-P, R-Y, 1952-1953

  • Box 6, Folder 12-17
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personal, 1952-1953

  • Box 6, Folder 10
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general, 1952-1953

  • Box 6, Folder 11
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