Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks

Abstract

The Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks contains clippings on the 1937 floods of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Mississippi Rivers.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks
Date
1937 January
Extent
0.4 Cubic feet
Subjects
Floods--Ohio River Valley.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
75M1: [Identification of item], Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks, 1937 January, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Ohio River flood of 1937 took place in late January and February 1937. With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, one million persons were left homeless, with 385 dead and property losses reaching $500 million. Federal and state resources were strained to aid recovery as the disaster occurred during the Great Depression and a few years after the Dust Bowl.
Infamous Floods - Flood of 1997 - The Enquirer. Enquirer.com. Web. 26 Apr. 2012.
Scope and Content
The Ohio River Valley flood scrapbooks contains clippings on the 1937 floods of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Mississippi Rivers. One scrapbook, chiefly filled with clippings from the Courier-Journal, concentrates on the flood's ravages in Louisville. The other, which contains many articles from the Cincinnati Post, covers the disaster in Cincinnati, Memphis, and many other towns along the rivers in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

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

Jefferson County, Kentucky flood newspaper clippings, 1937 January

  • Item 1
To top

General flood newspaper clippings, 1937 January

  • Item 2
To top

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Requests

No items have been requested.