Goebel Assassination Scrapbooks, ca. 1900-1910

Abstract

This collection contains nine scrapbook volumes of political newspaper cuttings concerning the assassination of Gov. William Goebel. The volumes cover the Democratic convention and Populist movement, the 1899 election, the election investigation and assassination of Goebel, the assassination's aftermath effect on Frankfort and the State, and the numerous trials and verdicts of those accused of the assassination.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Goebel Assassination Scrapbooks, ca. 1900-1910
Creator
Mrs. John Mastin
Extent
9 volumes
Subjects
Goebel, William, 1856-1900 -- Assassination.
Trials (Assassination) -- Kentucky -- Franklin County -- 20th century.
Kentucky -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Goebel, William, 1856-1900.
Powers, Caleb, 1869-1932.
Taylor, W.S. (William Sylvester), 1853-1928
Youtsey, Henry
Scrapbooks, aat.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Masten Childers III, encoded by Lynne Hollingsworth; machine-readable finding aid created by Margie Plarr
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This collection contains nine scrapbook volumes of political newspaper cuttings concerning the assassination of Gov. William Goebel. The volumes cover the Democratic convention and Populist movement, the 1899 election, the election investigation and assassination of Goebel, the assassination's aftermath effect on Frankfort and the State, and the numerous trials and verdicts of those accused of the assassination. Some of the volumes are in better condition than others are, and some are more extensive or focused in their coverage of the topics listed above. See the container list below for a description of the individual scrapbooks.

Contents of the Collection

Scrapbook #1

Scrapbook #2

Scrapbook #3

Scrapbook #4

Scrapbook #5

Scrapbook #6

Scrapbook #7

Scrapbook #8

Scrapbook #9