Edwin Porch Morrow papers

Abstract

The Edwin Porch Morrow papers (dated 1913-1940; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) contain speeches by Morrow and clippings about his career in politics including his term as governor of Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Edwin Porch Morrow papers
Creator
Morrow, Edwin Porch, 1877-1935.
Extent
0.23 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Governors -- Kentucky.
Pamphlets.
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
67m148: [Identification of item], Edwin Porch Morrow papers, 1913-1940, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Kentucky governor and U.S. District Attorney, Edwin Porch Morrow of Somerset, Kentucky, was a member of a Republican family which included another elected governor of Kentucky (William O. Bradley, Morrow's uncle, who served from 1895 to 1899) and an unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate (Morrow's father, Thomas, who lost in 1883 to J. Proctor Knott). Morrow graduated from Centre College and received a law degree from the universities of Cincinnati and Kentucky. He was also a veteran of the Spanish-American War. After serving as city attorney in Somerset, he was appointed U.S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky. After unsuccessful races for the U.S. Senate and the governorship in 1913 and 1915, respectively, Morrow defeated James D. Black in 1919 for the governorship. Upon leaving office, Morrow became a member of the U.S. Railroad Labor Board of Mediation. He lost a race for a Congressional nomination in 1934, and died a year later in Frankfort.
Scope and Content
The Edwin Porch Morrow papers (dated 1913-1940; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) contain speeches by Morrow and clippings about his career in politics including his term as governor of Kentucky. The speeches (in typescript form) include his inaugural address, a lecture on Abraham Lincoln, and campaign talks (including radio scripts) for candidates such as Herbert Hoover. There are a few letters and one photograph related to Morrow's campaign. The remainder of the collection contains newspaper articles about Governor Morrow and speeches published in pamphlet form. There is also a typed draft of Chapter 10 of Willard R. Jillson's biography of Morrow.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access 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 Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Speech scripts, 1919-1935

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Newspaper clippings, 1915-1935

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Correspondence, 1913-1921

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Fliers and memorabilia, 1919-1940

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Political campaign photograph, undated

  • Box 1, folder 5
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