Matthews Family Papers,1912-1941

Descriptive Summary

Matthews Family Papers,1912-1941
Matthews Family
1 cubic ft.
Afro-Americans-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- 20th century.
Afro-Americans-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- History-- Sources.
Kentucky Commission on Interracial Relations-- History-- Sources.
Louisville (Ky.)-- Race relations.
Morrow, Edwin Porch, 1877-1932.
Red Cross Hospital (Louisville, Ky.)-- History-- Sources.
Sons of the American Revolution.-- Kentucky Society-- History-- Sources.
World War, 1914-1918-- Participation, Afro-American.
Young Men's Christian Associations.
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The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Collection consists of letters, pamphlets, essays, advertising and fund raising cards. The letters concern African-American school affairs, Central High School, as well as civic, church, and YMCA activities. Included is a report from the Kentucky Commission on Interracial Cooperation on housing and home life conditions in Ky. and Louisville. The collection gives an overview of African -American aspirations and involvement in the Louisville area in the early 20th century. Card index in repository