M. Rey Yarberry papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
M. Rey Yarberry papers
Date
1894-1954
Creator
Yarberry, M. Rey, (Mont Rey), 1873-
Extent
0.15 Cubic feet
Subjects
Politicians--Correspondence.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2012MS069: [identification of item], M. Rey Yarberry papers, 1894-1954, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Mont Rey Yarberry was born in Adair County, Kentucky, and upon graduation from Columbia High School in Columbia, Kentucky, became a farmer there. A Republican, Yarberry ran for sheriff of Adair County and won. Following his term as sheriff, Yarberry served in the State Legislature (1900-1901) and was the only Republican who served on the committee which chose the governor after the disputed 1899 election between William S. Taylor (1853-1928) and William Goebel (1856-1900). In 1901, Yarberry accepted an appointment as a secret service operative with the Internal Revenue Service of the Department of the Treasury in Washington, D. C. While there, he studied at George Washington University and received his Law degree in 1903. Yarberry returned to Louisville in 1913 and engaged in manufacturing. In 1927, he was selected by the Louisville Board of Public Safety to be chief of detectives.
Scope and Content
The M. Rey Yarberry papers consist of letters, his license to practice law, certificates, appointments, handbills, programs, ephemera, a photograph, and newspaper clippings relating to Yarberry's career as a politician.

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

Letters, 1899-1913

  • Box 2, Folder 15
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License to practice law, 1903 September 9

  • Box 2, Folder 16
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Certificates and appointments, 1912-1947, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 13
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Handbills and programs, 1894-1898, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 17
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Political ephemera, 1902-1954

  • Box 2, Folder 18
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Photograph, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 19
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Newspaper clippings, 1931, undated

  • Box 2, Folder 20
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