Albert Shelby Willis Political Scrapbooks, 1866-1886

Descriptive Summary

Title
Albert Shelby Willis Political Scrapbooks, 1866-1886
Creator
Willis, Albert Shelby, 1843-1897.
Extent
1 reel of microfilm.
Subjects
Willis, Albert Shelby, 1843-1897.
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885.
United States.--Congress.--House.
University of Louisville.--Law School.
Politics, Practical--Kentucky--Louisville.
Politics, Practical--Kentucky--Jefferson County.
Politics, Practical--United States.
Emigration and immigration.
Kentucky--Jefferson County--History.
Lawyers.
Politicians.
Statesmen--United States--Congresses.
Kentucky--Politics and government.
Jefferson County (Ky.)--Politics and government.
Broadsides.
Letters.
Newspapers.
Pamphlets.
Posters.
Programs.
Speeches
Arrangement
Arranged roughly chronological.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Lawyer, politician, congressman. Albert Shelby Willis was born in Shelbyville, Kentucky. He graduated from the University of Louisville Law School in 1866 and served in the U.S. Congress from 1877-1887.
Scope and Content
This scrapbook contains newspaper articles concerning Jefferson County and national politics from 1866-1886, along with other documents dealing primarily with politics. Materials include newspaper articles dealing with such topics as post-civil war issues, President Grant's administration, the Chinese immigration problem, election results, Willis' activities in Congress, as well as Kentucky and Jefferson County politics. Also included are printed speeches of Willis' letters, political pamphlets, posters, broadsides, and programs of concerts and plays.

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