Cleves Kinkead Papers,1903-1939

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Cleves Kinkead Papers,1903-1939
Kinkead, Cleves, 1882-1955
2 cubic ft.
Brown, John Mason, 1900-1985.
Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935.
Dramatists, American-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- Archives.
Harvard University-- History-- Sources.
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The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Lawyer, journalist, and playwright of Louisville, Ky. Papers consist of letters, 1913-1939, to his parents while at Harvard and during his military service, and from various persons, including George P. Baker and John Mason Brown regarding his literary pursuits; records of his military service in World War I; articles he wrote for the Louisville Evening Post, 1903-1904; notes commenting on the contents of the Courier-Journal, slavery, and other subjects; several of Kinkead's plays, including Common Clay; and posters and photographs of scenes from the stage play and movie version of Common Clay. Card index in repository