E. Reed Wilson papers

Abstract

The E. Reed WIlson collection includes the photo scrapbook for the Hollywood premiere of the movie Kentucky, as well as important documents and photographs from Reed's years as mayor of Lexington, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
E. Reed Wilson papers
Date
1935-1945
Creator
Wilson, E. Reed, 1891-1969
Extent
0.4 Cubic feet
Subjects
Mayors--Kentucky--Lexington.
Mayors.
Municipal government--Kentucky--Lexington.
Arrangement
Photographs and materials were removed from an acidic scrapbook; however, original order was maintained. The collection is divided into correspondence and reports. Photographs not found in the scrapbook were arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
61M269: [Identification of item], E. Reed Wilson papers, 1935-1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
E. Reed Wilson was a lawyer and the mayor of Lexington, Ky. Born in Lexington, Ky., Wilson attended the University of Kentucky and was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1910. Active in the Democratic party, Wilson was elected mayor of Lexington in 1935. Thereafter he remained an active businessman.
Scope and Content
The E. Reed Wilson papers are the documents of E. Reed Wilson who was elected mayor of Lexington, Ky. in 1935. Most of the materials relate to Wilson's term as mayor. There are several personal letters, congratulatory and thank you notes, invitations and receipts. Also included are Wilson's reports and correspondence concerning government business, and newspaper clippings covering his term. Letters, photographs and newspaper clippings document Wilson's trip to Havana, Cuba for the first Pan American Congress of Municipalities in 1938. A scrapbook chronicles the premier of the motion picture KENTUCKY which took place in Los Angeles on December 14, 1938. Wilson and Kentucky Governor A. B. Chandler attended the premier. Newspaper articles, invitations and a telegram to Wilson from producer Louis B. Mayer are contained in the Wilson papers. Wilson and Chandler appear in many of the photographs along with several Hollywood movie stars.

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

Honorary Reception and Press Preview of Kentucky, Scrapbook, 1938 December 14

Page 1-Group Photo

  • Box 1, Item 1
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Page 4-Invitation to Reception and Press Preview Ticket and Schedule Telegram

  • Box 3, Folder 1
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Page 5-Carthay Theatre Street View

  • Box 1, Item 2
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Page 6-Twentieth Century Fox Invitation

  • Box 3, Folder 2
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Page 8-Group Photo at Train

  • Box 1, Item 3
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Page 9-Men Group Photo at Train

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Page 10-Group Photo at Train

  • Box 1, Item 5
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Page 11-Group Photo at Luncheon

  • Box 1, Item 6
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Page 12-Press Preview Program

  • Box 3, Folder 3
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Page 12-Group Photo at Luncheon

  • Box 1, Item 7
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Page 12-Group Photo of Family

  • Box 1, Item 8
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Page 13-Group Photo at Luncheon with Young Girls

  • Box 1, Folder 9
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Page 12-Actress Loretta Young and two men

  • Box 2, Item 1
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Page 12-Unidentified Couple

  • Box 2, Item 2
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Page 12-Joan Davis

  • Box 2, Item 3
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Page 12-Don Ameche and guest

  • Box 2, Item 4
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Page 12-Two Young Girls and Couple

  • Box 2, Item 5
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Page 12-Loretta Young and Two Men at Table

  • Box 2, Item 6
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Page 14-Two Young Girls and Three Persons

  • Box 2, Item 7
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Page 15-Group Photo

  • Box 2, Item 8
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Page 15-Two Young Girls and Couple

  • Box 2, Item 9
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Page 16-Two Young Girls and Couple

  • Box 2, Item 10
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Page 16-Group Photo

  • Box 2, Item 11
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Page 17-Two Young Girls and Couple at Microphone

  • Box 2, Item 12
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Page 17-Group Photo

  • Box 2, Item 13
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Page 18-Group Photo

  • Box 2, Item 14
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Page 18-Group Photo

  • Box 2, Item 15
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Page 19-Group Photo

  • Box 2, Item 16
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Page 19-Group Photo

  • Box 2, Item 17
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Page 20-Group Photo

  • Box 2, Item 18
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Page 20-Young Girls Walking the Red Carpet

  • Box 2, Item 19
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Page 21-Fans along the Sidewalk

  • Box 2, Item 20
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Page 21-Crowd of Fans

  • Box 2, Item 21
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Page 22-Loretta Yong and Two Men

  • Box 2, Item 22
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Page 22-Loretta Young and Two Men

  • Box 2, Item 22
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Page 23-Two Young Boys and Couple

  • Box 2, Item 23
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Page 24-Claudette Colbert and Man

  • Box 2, Item 24
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Page 24-Claudette Colber and husband Dr. Joel Passman

  • Box 2, Item 25
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Page 25-Couple

  • Box 2, Item 26
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Page 25-Couple

  • Box 2, Item 27
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Page 26-Two Women

  • Box 2, Item 28
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Page 26-Two Women at Microphone

  • Box 2, Item 29
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Page 30-Mr. and Mrs. Z. Sidney Kent

  • Box 2, Item 30
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Page 28-Couple at Microphone

  • Box 2, Item 31
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Page 28-Gilbert Roland and Guest

  • Box 2, Item 32
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Page 29-Announcer Randolph Scott and Walter Brennen

  • Box 2, Item 33
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Page 30-Couple at Microphone

  • Box 2, Item 34
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Page 31-Dietrich and Fonda

  • Box 2, Item 35
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Page 31-Man and Woman Walking the Red Carpet

  • Box 2, Item 36
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Page 32-Bing Crosby and Wife Dixie Lee

  • Box 2, Item 37
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Page 32-Don Ameche and Woman

  • Box 2, Item 38
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Page 33-Kay Francis and Microphone

  • Box 2, Item 39
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Page 33-Kay Francis

  • Box 2, Item 40
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Page 33-Man at Microphone

  • Box 2, Item 41
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Page 34-Clair Trevor and Man

  • Box 2, Item 42
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Page 34-Gail Patrick and Husband

  • Box 2, Item 43
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Page 36-Shearer and LeRoy

  • Box 2, Item 44
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Page 36-Virginia Bruce and Husband Walter Rubin

  • Box 2, Item 45
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Page 37-Gracie Fields and Mrs. David Butler

  • Box 2, Item 46
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Page 37-Anita Foruse

  • Box 2, Item 47
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Page 38-Attendance List

  • Box 3, Folder 4
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20th Century Fox Ticket and Invitation Correspondence, 1938 December 7

  • Box 3, Folder 4
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Scrapbook pages-Twentieth Fox Century Invitation

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Lexington, KY Mayoral Correspondence, 1935-1945

  • Box 3, Folder 6
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Reports on Lexington History and Lexington Emergency Situations, 1937-1938

  • Box 3, Folder 5
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Man O War and Harfort, Raymond, McDonald and Wilson, 1938 March

  • Box 1, Item 10
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Majorie Weaver and Wilson at the Kentucky Tobacco Festival Ball, Undated

  • Box 1, Item 13
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Enlisted Men for Air Corps WWII, 1942 October

  • Box 1, Item 12
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Hollywood Luncheon, 1938 December 14

  • Box 1, Item 13
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