William Goebel Supplemental Assassination Records, 1900

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Goebel Supplemental Assassination Records, 1900
Creator
Goebel, William, 1856-1900
Extent
36 items
Subjects
Assassination-- Investigation-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Armstrong, Dee.
Democratic Party (Ky.)-- History-- Sources.
Giovannoli, Harry.
Governors-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Harding, William G.
Howard, James.
Kentucky-- Politics and government-- 1865-1950-- Sources.
Powers, Caleb, 1869-1932.
Republican Party (Ky.)-- History-- Sources.
Taylor, William Sylvester, 1853-11928.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Kentucky lawyer, politician and governor. Includes the 6 Feb. 1900 "peace agreement" reached at Louisville by the Republican and Democratic parties as an attempt to alleviate tensions resulting from the assassination of Democratic governor William Goebel. The agreement is accompanied by a typed article by Harry Giovannoli describing the events leading up to and following the assassination, including a detailed description of Governor William Taylor's reactions to the tragedy and the meetings in Louisville on 6 February. The collection also includes the notebooks of Dee Armstrong and William G. Harding, Louisville police detectives hired to investigate the assassination. The notebooks include statements made by witnesses to the shooting. Reports made by Armstrong and Harding recount all the witnesses' statements and implicate Henry Youtsey as the assassin and Caleb Powers and James Howard as conspirators