James K. Patterson presidential papers,

Abstract

The James K. Patterson presidential papers consist of his personal and professional correspondence, speeches and notes, books, reports, documents and financial material associated with the Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College along with published materials and photographs.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James K. Patterson presidential papers,
Creator
Patterson, James K.
Extent
9.56 cubic feet (33 boxes)
Subjects
Patterson James K. (James Kennedy), 1833-1922.
Adams, Mabel Pollit.
Patterson, Lucelia Wing.
Patterson, William Andrew.
Patterson, Walter K.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
Political letter writing Kentucky Lexington.
Universities and colleges Finance.
Women's colleges Kentucky North Middletown.
University of Kentucky.
University of Kentucky Administration.
University of Kentucky. Board of Trustees.
University of Kentucky Students Statistics History 19th century.
University of Kentucky Faculty Statistics History 19th century.
Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky.
Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station.
Transylvania University History 19th century.
Patterson Institute.
Photographic portraits.
Group portraits.
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in eleven series chronologically and by subject: I. Correspondence i. Personal ii. Professional II. Reports and Speeches III. Published Materials IV. Board of Trustees Materials V. Financial Materials VI. Patterson Female Institute VII. Patterson Literary Society VIII. Miscellaneous IX. Materials received by Mabel Pollitt Adams X. Photographic Materials XI. Ephemera
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Archives staff and rearranged by John Tomasicchio in January-April 2008 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Janice Childers
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
James Kennedy Patterson, "The Grand Old Man" of the University, served from 1869 to1910 as president of the institutions that were to become the University of Kentucky. Through his vision, diplomatic skills, administrative acumen, and at times, financial support - the fledgling Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College of Kentucky was transformed into an independent state university.
Patterson was born in the parish of Gorbals in Glasgow, Scotland in 1833. His family immigrated to the United States in 1842, when Patterson was nine, and settled near Madison, Indiana. He received his B.A and Master of Arts degrees from Hanover College (Indiana) in 1856 and 1859 respectively, and an honorary Ph.D. from the same institution in 1875. [Later honorary degrees included the LL.D. from the Universities of Vermont (1910) and Kentucky (1916)]. In 1859 he was married to Lucelia Wing, daughter of a wealthy New Bedford, Massachusetts whaler who had moved to Kentucky around 1800. The Pattersons had two children: daughter, Jeanie Rumsey who died in infancy and a son, William Andrew (in whose name Patterson by bequest endowed the University's School of Diplomacy), who passed away in 1895 at the age of 27. Following principalships at the Presbyterial Academy of Greenville (Kentucky) and the preparatory department of Stewart College in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he also taught Latin and Greek, he served as Principal of the Transylvania Academy in Lexington from 1861 to 1865.
With the merger in 1865 of Transylvania College, Kentucky University (in Harrodsburg), and the newly state-chartered Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, Patterson was appointed professor of Latin and Civil History in this enlarged "Kentucky University." At the same time, he secured the chair of History and Metaphysics which he occupied under changing institutional auspices until 1910. In 1869, Patterson was elected third Presiding Officer of the University's now constituent Agricultural and Mechanical College. After rancorous denominational and theological bickering and debilitating financial hardship experienced by the hybrid institution, the State Legislature in 1878 formally separated the A&M College from K.U., and Patterson assumed the position of "President" of the independent school. One of the A&M president's first administrative efforts, following the erection of the college's first buildings on its new Lexington Fairgrounds site, ultimately at his own expense, was an attempt to repair the fiscal damage incurred by the school during its preceding thirteen years of existence in linkage with Kentucky University. To this end he indefatigably led the fight to convince the Kentucky General Assembly to enact legislation establishing a one-half-cent state property tax to raise desperately needed monies to support the struggling College. The climax of his crusade - an impassioned speech on the floor of the Senate - succeeded in sweeping away the formidable, organized opposition to the tax and the measure was approved in 1882. The revenues from this new tax, however, proved insufficient to provide for the college's stability and continued growth. With the financial situation of the institution in question, Patterson considered other means of fundraising. When all other options had been exhausted he secured a personal loan to procure the needed money.
Patterson proved a capable chief executive, administering the daily operations and affairs of the A&M College wisely and economically, although he was criticized by his detractors as unduly tyrannical and miserly, the latter particularly as it related to the salaries of employees and to physical expansion. Many in the community and state likewise felt that the president was wrongly removing the college from its moorings in agricultural and engineering instruction, as mandated by the Morrill Land-Grant Act, and setting it on a course of becoming an essentially liberal arts institution. Increasing curricular diversification led to moves to upgrade the school's official academic classification and Patterson with his Board of Trustees in 1908 successfully lobbied the General Assembly in support of changing the school's name to: "State University, Lexington, Kentucky." He continued as President for two more years, assisting in the transition of the institution to University status. In 1910 he retired from the presidency. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved his stipulated conditions which included: attendance at Board and faculty meetings; serving as advisor to the incoming President and as representative of the University on the state and national level; and continued residence in the campus house built for the President in 1882, which he occupied until his death in 1922. The life and legacy of Kentucky's "Pater Universitatis" are today honored in University buildings and a roadway that bear his name, and in the seated statue of the founder, erected in 1934, which sits adjacent to the institution's Administration Building and astride the campus he built and nurtured.
(from http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=320&llib_id=13)
Scope and Content
The James K. Patterson presidential papers consist of his personal and professional correspondence, speeches and notes, books, reports, documents and financial material associated with the Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College, published materials, and photographs. Also included are materials relating to Lucelia Patterson and their son William Andrew Patterson, such as correspondence, notes, photographs, and a scrapbook devoted to the memory of William Andrew Patterson.
These materials span most of the years of Patterson's life and beyond, from 1856 to 1957, and document the arduous work Patterson accomplished in order to sustain the A&M College following the Civil War and eventually establishing the school as a State College.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Series I. Correspondence, , 1905-1956

The Correspondence series consists of letters written and received by James Patterson and has been further subdivided by type of correspondence, subject, and sender.

Subseries i. Professional Correspondence, , 1880-1936

Includes correspondence relating to the operations of A&M College, particularly administrative, as well as correspondence between parents and students. Faculty applications and county student appointments are also found in the form of correspondence. Of particular note is the correspondence between Patterson and the state and national government, including a letter from Woodrow Wilson, as he worked to attain the title of State College.

Administrative, , May 1880-August 1882

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Administrative, , September 1882-January 1884

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Administrative, , 1884-1885

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Administrative, , July 1885-September 1886

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Administrative, , October 1886-February 1888

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Administrative, , 1888-1892

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Administrative, , 1893-1896

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Administrative, , 1897-1900

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Administrative, , May 1900-May 1903

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Administrative, , August 1903-June 1905

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Administrative, , 1905-1909

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Academic , , 1879-1936, undated

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Agricultural Experiment Station, , 1882-1900

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Agricultural Experiment Station, , 1887-1889

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Agricultural Experiment Station, , 1900-1909

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Agricultural Experiment Station Reports, , 1906, 1910-1911

  • Box 3, folder 4
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County Student Appointments , , 1887-1889

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Faculty Applications, , 1880-1884

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Faculty Applications, , January 1885-July 1887

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Faculty Applications, , 1888-1899

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Faculty Applications, , 1900-1909

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Financial, , 1878-1884

  • Box 4, folder 3
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Financial, , 1885-1917

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Parents and Students, , 1881-1884

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Parents and Students, , October 1882-March 1883

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Parents and Students, , April 1883-July 1884

  • Box 4, folder 7
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Parents and Students, , August-November 1884

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Parents and Students, , December 1884-June 1885

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Parents and Students, , July 1885-October 1886

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Parents and Students, , October 1886-February 1889

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Parents and Students, , March 1899-July 1902

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Parents and Students, , 1902-1909

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Parents and Students, , undated

  • Box 5, folder 6
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Major J. Embry Allen, , January-March 1902

  • Box 6, folder 1
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D. H. Clark (Commandant of Cadets), , 1888-1889

  • Box 6, folder 2
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James Logan and G.C. Aiken, concerning lease, , 1889-1890

  • Box 6, folder 3
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Albert E. Menke , , 1882-1883

  • Box 6, folder 4
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H.P. McDonald and Bros. Architects, , 1882-1887

  • Box 6, folder 5
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S.M Smigert [?], , 1894, 1900

  • Box 6, folder 6
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W.B. Stark, , 1889

  • Box 6, folder 7
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E. L. Taylor, , June-December 1889

  • Box 6, folder 8
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Matthew Van Lear, , March 1882

  • Box 6, folder 9
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Woodrow Wilson, , 17-Jun-13

  • Box 6, folder 10
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Book Orders, , 1906

  • Box 6, folder 11
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Civil Engineering Applicants, , August 1897

  • Box 6, folder 12
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Congratulations on Success in A&M Controversy , , March 1882

  • Box 6, folder 13
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Concerning Patterson's Retirement, , 1909-1910

  • Box 6, folder 14
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Department of the Interior: Bureau of Education , , 1882-1905

  • Box 6, folder 15
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The Fisk Teachers' Agencies, , 1902

  • Box 6, folder 16
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Eastern Kentucky Lunatic Asylum, , 1887-1889

  • Box 6, folder 17
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Fraternity Establishment and Member Lists, , 1882-1901

  • Box 6, folder 18
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Gym Use, , 1903-1904

  • Box 6, folder 19
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Hill-Hamilton Case, , 1883

  • Box 6, folder 20
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House of Representatives, , 1886-1902

  • Box 6, folder 21
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Immigration Restriction League, , Jun-05

  • Box 6, folder 22
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Kentucky State Executive Committee , , 1882-1905

  • Box 6, folder 23
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Land Acquisition and Renting, , 1881-1905

  • Box 6, folder 24
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Medical School Establishment, , Jun-05

  • Box 6, folder 25
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Miscellaneous

  • Box 6, folder 26
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State of Kentucky House of Representatives, , 1884-1910

  • Box 7, folder 1
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State of Kentucky Senate, , 1885-1902

  • Box 7, folder 2
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Student Rebellion, , Apr-02

  • Box 7, folder 3
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Superintendent of Public Schools , , August-September 1886

  • Box 7, folder 4
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Temple Bodley, , 1886

  • Box 7, folder 5
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United States Department of Agriculture, , 1885-1908

  • Box 7, folder 6
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United States Department of Treasury, , 1887-1888

  • Box 7, folder 7
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United States Executive Committee, , 1900-1901

  • Box 7, folder 8
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United States Senate, , 1884-1910

  • Box 7, folder 9
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University of Alabama, , June-July 1917

  • Box 7, folder 10
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University Utilities and Supplies, , 1880-1905

  • Box 7, folder 11
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University of Tennessee, , 1892-1905

  • Box 7, folder 12
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War Department, , 1886-1902

  • Box 7, folder 13
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West Virginia University, , 1895

  • Box 7, folder 14
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Subseries ii. Personal Correspondence, , 1880-1936

Represented are letters from James Patterson's close friends and associates, particularly land agents in Texas, his mother, wife, son, and relatives, particularly his Scottish cousin, James McLintock, in Edinburgh. Through this correspondence one can document Patterson and his family's travels through the United States and Europe.

Annie G. Celay, , 1884-1889

  • Box 7, folder 15
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J.S. Daugherty, General Land Agent Texas, , 1882-1894

  • Box 7, folder 16
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Edward Freeman, , 1881-1882, 1890-1891

  • Box 7, folder 17
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James McLintock, , 1882-1889

  • Box 7, folder 18
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Robert MacKellan, , 1888-1901

  • Box 8, folder 1
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R.W. Nelson, , May-05

  • Box 8, folder 2
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Lucelia Patterson, , 1884-1887, undated

  • Box 8, folder 3
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James K. Patterson, , 1883-1906

  • Box 8, folder 4
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John Patterson, , 1900-1901

  • Box 8, folder 5
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Walter K. Patterson, , 1885-1904

  • Box 8, folder 6
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William A. Patterson, , 1879, 1882

  • Box 8, folder 7
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A.L. Peterman, , April-June 1896

  • Box 8, folder 8
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Mrs. B.P. Ryland, , July 1886

  • Box 8, folder 9
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Pecos County, Texas, , 1886-1909

  • Box 8, folder 10
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Map of Daugherty and Poyner Addition Colorado, Texas, , 1884

  • Box 33, folder 4
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Family, , 1866,1882-1899

  • Box 8, folder 11
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Invitations, , 1882-1905

  • Box 8, folder 12
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Miscellaneous Friends, , 1864-1883

  • Box 8, folder 13
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Miscellaneous Friends , , 1883-1905

  • Box 8, folder 14
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Post Cards, , 1884-1886

  • Box 8, folder 15
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Series II. Reports and Speeches, , 1870-1916

Consists of the reports presented to Patterson and the Board of Trustees as well as speeches Patterson wrote academically and for commencement exercises. The academic reports list the names and grades of students in particular classes as well as what the professor accomplished in the semester. This series also contains some weekly reports on the conditions of the dormitories and the mess hall. "Speeches of James K. Patterson" and "State University of Kentucky Commemorative Exercises of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Presidency of James K. Patterson June 1, 1909" are both bound collections of Patterson's speeches.

Academic Reports, , June 1883-1885

  • Box 9, folder 1
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Academic Reports, , 1888

  • Box 9, folder 2
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Academic Department Reports, , 1891-1892

  • Box 9, folder 3
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A&M College Reports, , 1893-1899

  • Box 9, folder 4
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Annual Reports, Association of Alumni, , 1892-1900

  • Box 9, folder 5
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Department Reports, , 1887

  • Box 9, folder 6
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Department Reports, , 1888-1911

  • Box 9, folder 7
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Experiment Station Reports, , 1886-1910

  • Box 10, folder 1
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Kentucky State College Report , , 1890

  • Box 10, folder 2
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Military Department Reports, , 1893, undated

  • Box 10, folder 3
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"Condition of Student Mess" Reports on Dormitory Meals, , 1887-1889

  • Box 10, folder 4
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"Condition of Student Mess" Reports on Dormitory Meals November 8, 1887-February 12, 1889

  • Box 10, folder 5
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"Reports of the Condition of the Rooms, Halls" , , September 25, 1887- May 27, 1888

  • Box 33, folder 4
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Reports to the Board of Trustees, , 1906-1918

  • Box 10, folder 6
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Reports to the Board of Trustees, , 1907-1916

  • Box 10, folder 7
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Reports to the Executive Committee, , 1907-1916

  • Box 10, folder 8
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Patterson Speeches, , 1870, 1900-1908

  • Box 11, folder 1
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Patterson Speeches, , 1910-1919

  • Box 11, folder 2
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Patterson Speeches, , undated

  • Box 11, folder 3
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Patterson Speeches, , undated

  • Box 11, folder 4
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Speeches of James K. Patterson , , 1875-1911

  • Box 11, folder 5, item 1
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State University of Kentucky Commemorative Exercises of the Fortieth Anniversary of the Presidency of James K. Patterson, , June 1, 1909

  • Box 11, folder 5, item 2
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Agricultural Papers and Pamphlets, , 1890-1919

  • Box 12, folder 1
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Series III. Published Materials, , 1859-1954

Consists of the published papers and pamphlets received by Patterson, as well as newspaper articles about and written by Patterson. Materials of particular importance in this series are the commencement programs and original A&M and Kentucky State college advertisements and brochures.

Army Papers and Pamphlets, , 1883-1904

  • Box 12, folder 2
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Department of Pedagogy Pamphlets, , 1898-1899

  • Box 12, folder 3
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Education Papers and Pamphlets, , 1884-1909

  • Box 12, folder 4
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Exposition and Travel Pamphlets, , 1903

  • Box 12, folder 5
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Government Papers and Pamphlets, , 1884-1916

  • Box 12, folder 6
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Patterson Addresses and Letters printed in Newspaper, , 1870-1907

  • Box 12, folder 7
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Programs, Addresses, Arguments and Replies, , 1859-1900

  • Box 12, folder 8
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Programs, Addresses, Arguments and Replies, , 1903-1915, undated

  • Box 12, folder 9
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Programs, Patterson Memorial Dedication , , 1933-1934

  • Box 12, folder 10
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Programs, Commencement Address State University of Kentucky , , 1908-1911

  • Box 12, folder 11
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Newspaper Articles on President Patterson, , 1887-1919

  • Box 13, folder 1
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Newspaper Clippings (typed copies), , 1880-1903

  • Box 13, folder 2
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Newspaper Clippings (typed copies), , 1904-1913

  • Box 13, folder 3
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Newspaper Clippings (typed copies), , 1914-1922, 1934-1954

  • Box 13, folder 4
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Newspaper Clippings relating to Retirement of President Patterson, , 1910

  • Box 13, folder 5
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Newspaper Clippings, Administration Building and A&M College Building Dedication, , 1882

  • Box 13, folder 6
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Newspaper Clippings, , 1870-1934, undated

  • Box 13, folder 7
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Newspaper Lists, , undated

  • Box 13, folder 8
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Religious Pamphlets, , 1884-1905

  • Box 13, folder 9
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Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Papers, , 1896-1905

  • Box 13, folder 10
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State College of Kentucky Brochures, , 1892, undated

Mechanical Hall, , 1892

  • Box 13, folder 11, item 1
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"Engine", , 1892

  • Box 13, folder 11, item 2
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"Forge Shop", , 1892

  • Box 13, folder 11, item 3
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"Engine", , 1892

  • Box 13, folder 11, item 4
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"Wood Shop", , 1892

  • Box 13, folder 11, item 5
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"Foundry", , 1892

  • Box 13, folder 11, item 6
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"Machine Shop", , 1892

  • Box 13, folder 11, item 7
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Advertisements, Academic Supplies, , Undated

  • Box 13, folder 12
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Advertisements, General Supplies, , Undated

  • Box 13, folder 13
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Series IV. Board of Trustees Materials, , 1901-1911

Consists of reports, blueprints and papers received and produced by the Board of Trustees. These papers document the advancements made on campus as well as projected plans for future development and funding.

1901-1904

  • Box 14, folder 1
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Board of Trustees Physics Department, , 1904-1906

  • Box 14, folder 2
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1907

  • Box 14, folder 3
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1907

  • Box 14, folder 4
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1908

  • Box 14, folder 5
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1908

  • Box 14, folder 6
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1909

  • Box 15, folder 1
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1909

  • Box 15, folder 2
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1910-1911

  • Box 15, folder 3
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School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Blue Prints, , 1907

  • Box 33, folder 3
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Undated

  • Box 15, folder 4
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Undated

  • Box 15, folder 5
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Series V. Financial Materials, , 1870-1919

Consists primarily of bills received by Patterson as well as payment forms and receipts. These materials in this series give a fairly good picture of the daily workings of the A&M College and the forms in which the school's money was allotted. The materials are arranged chronologically.

1870-1880

  • Box 16, folder 1
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June 1880- July 1880

  • Box 16, folder 2
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August 1880-September 1880

  • Box 16, folder 3
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October-December 1880

  • Box 16, folder 4
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January-June 1881

  • Box 16, folder 5
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July-December 1881

  • Box 16, folder 6
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January 1882

  • Box 16, folder 7
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July 1882

  • Box 16, folder 8
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July 1882-October 1882

  • Box 16, folder 9
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October 1882-March 1883

  • Box 16, folder 10
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April 1883-February 1884

  • Box 17, folder 1
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March-July 1884

  • Box 17, folder 2
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February 1885-June 1885

  • Box 17, folder 3
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August 1884-January 1885

  • Box 17, folder 4
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January-March 1886

  • Box 17, folder 5
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July-December 1885

  • Box 17, folder 6
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April-July 1886

  • Box 17, folder 7
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November 1886-January 1887

  • Box 18, folder 1
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August-October 1886

  • Box 18, folder 2
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February-May 1887

  • Box 18, folder 3
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June-July 1887

  • Box 18, folder 4
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August-October 1887

  • Box 18, folder 5
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October-December 1887

  • Box 18, folder 6
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December 1887-February 1888

  • Box 18, folder 7
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March-June 1888

  • Box 18, folder 8
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July-October 1888

  • Box 19, folder 1
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November 1888-February 1889

  • Box 19, folder 2
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March-May 1889

  • Box 19, folder 3
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June September 1889

  • Box 19, folder 4
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October 1889-December 1891

  • Box 19, folder 5
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January 1892-June 1893

  • Box 19, folder 6
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July 1893-July 1895

  • Box 19, folder 7
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August 1895-March 1896

  • Box 19, folder 8
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April 1896-May 1897

  • Box 20, folder 1
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June 1897-December 1898

  • Box 20, folder 2
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January 1899-March 1900

  • Box 20, folder 3
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April 1900-February 1901

  • Box 20, folder 4
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June 1901-July 1902

  • Box 20, folder 5
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August 1902-June 1904

  • Box 20, folder 6
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July 1904-April 1905

  • Box 20, folder 7
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May 1905-December 1909

  • Box 20, folder 8
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1910-1919

  • Box 20, folder 9
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undated

  • Box 21, folder 1
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undated

  • Box 21, folder 2
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Insurance Papers and Contracts, , July 1880-March 1883

  • Box 21, folder 3
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Insurance Papers and Contracts, , 1880-1883

  • Box 21, folder 4
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Insurance Papers and Contracts, , 1883-1884, undated

  • Box 21, folder 5
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Series VI. Patterson Female Institute Diaries, , 1866-1878

Consists of diaries in fair to poor condition written by students who attended the Patterson Institute, a women's college begun in North Middletown, Ky. (Bourbon County) in 1867. The school was named for J.T. Patterson relation to James Kennedy Patterson unknown and appears to have closed circa 1879. The diaries seem to be produced by a group of sisters or relatives with the same last name and account their daily lives. Mention is made within the diaries that they were to serve as writing exercises which would be judged by "Mr. Patterson".

Fannie and Linda Benthell diaries (2), , 1864, 1866

  • Box 21, folder 6
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Sudie and Cornelia Benthell diaries (2), , 1868, 1867

  • Box 21, folder 7
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Hellene and Sudie Benthell diaries (2), , 1868, 1865-1866

  • Box 21, folder 8
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Sudie Benthell and unknown author diaries (2), , 1869, 1870

  • Box 21, folder 9
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Fannie Benthell (2), , 1871

  • Box 21, folder 10
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Fannie, Sudie and Cornelia (Connie, Loulie) Benthell diaries (3), , circa 1872-1873

  • Box 22, folder 1
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Cornnelia (Lulie) and unknown author diaries (3), , 1873, 1873-1874

  • Box 22, folder 2
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Fannie Benthell and unknown author diaries (2), , 1874-1875

  • Box 22, folder 3
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Cornelia (Cornie) Benthell diaries (2), , 1875-1876

  • Box 22, folder 4
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Cornelia Benthell lecture notebook; ledger belonging to Louise Benthell; diary by unknown author (3), , circa 1878

  • Box 22, folder 5
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Series VII. Patterson Literary Society, , 1938-1957

This series consists of two books related to the society. The books contain member rosters and meeting minutes. The society met in McVey Hall and discussed papers written on certain topics, some of which won cash awards.

Constitution and Minutes, , 1938-1939

  • Box 22, folder 6
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Meeting Minutes , , 1952-1957

  • Box 22, folder 7
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Series VIII. Miscellaneous, , 1938-1957

These materials relate to the college or to Patterson himself and include a satire by an unknown author and Lucelia Patterson's papers. Related to the college are matriculation stubs and examination papers written for a variety of classes.

Poetry, , 1811-1816

  • Box 22, folder 8
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Mrs. Lucelia Patterson: Letters, family papers, personal affairs, , 1860-1890

  • Box 23, folder 1
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A&M College Admission Endorsements, , 1871-1872

  • Box 23, folder 2
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Account Books (3), , 1876, undated

  • Box 23, folder 3
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Matriculation Stubs (5 sets), , 1893-1895

  • Box 24, folder 1
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Examination Papers, , 1900-1901, undated

  • Box 23, folder 4
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Unveiling of the James K. Patterson Statue , , Jun-34

  • Box 23, folder 5
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Agriculture, , undated

  • Box 23, folder 6
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Barren Fork Mining and Coal Company, , undated

  • Box 23, folder 7
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William Andrew Patterson Memorial Scrapbook, , undated

  • Box 23, folder 8
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State College of Kentucky Certificates of Admission, , 1872, 1888 and undated

  • Box 23, folder 9
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Series IX. Materials received by Mabel Pollitt Adams, , 1856-1911

Consists of the papers received by Adams, who was a University of Kentucky graduate and wrote a biography of Patterson in 1925 under the name of Mabel Hardy Pollitt. Many of these papers and correspondence are similar to those found throughout the collection. The papers were kept in the exact order in which they were received. The family correspondence is older, with some rare letters from Patterson's two brothers, William and Andrew.

Broadside from Hanover College Alumni, , 1911

  • Box 25, folder 1
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Robert MacKellen's correspondence with Patterson, , 1880-1899

  • Box 25, folder 2
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Correspondence, , 1890-1891

  • Box 25, folder 3
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James, John, David, Finlay, and Agnes McLintock Correspondence , , 1890-1891, undated

  • Box 25, folder 4
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Correspondence (not UK), , 1856-1903

  • Box 25, folder 5
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Miscellaneous Correspondence, , 1856-1903

  • Box 25, folder 6
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Newspaper Clippings, , 1874, undated

  • Box 25, folder 7
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Personal and Family Papers, , undated

  • Box 25, folder 8
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Patterson Speeches, , undated

  • Box 25, folder 9
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Miscellaneous, , 1856-1903

  • Box 25, folder 10
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Miscellaneous, concerning UK

  • Box 25, folder 11
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Miscellaneous

  • Box 25, folder 12
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Miscellaneous (received October 13, 1965)

  • Box 25, folder 13
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Series X. Photographic Materials, , 1962-1918

Contains images related to Patterson and A&M College. Most of the photographs are undated and include tintypes and three ambrotypes.

Doctor Donovan, , undated

  • Box 26, item 1
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T.W. Comer, , undated

  • Box 26, item 2
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John Erwin, , undated

  • Box 26, item 3
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John Erwin, , undated

  • Box 26, item 4
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Andrew Patterson, , 1862

  • Box 26, item 5
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[possibly] William Patterson (brother of James Patterson), , 1862

  • Box 26, item 6
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James K. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 26, item 7
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Janet Kennedy Patterson, , undated

  • Box 26, item 8
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Janet Kennedy Patterson, , undated

  • Box 26, item 9
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Mrs. Lucelia Patterson (tintype), , undated

  • Box 26, item 10
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William A. Patterson (son of James Patterson), , undated

  • Box 26, item 11
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William A. Patterson (son), , undated

  • Box 26, item 12
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William A. Patterson (son), "From W.A. Patterson to his Grandmother", , undated

  • Box 26, item 13
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William A. Patterson (son), , undated

  • Box 26, item 14
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William A. Patterson (son), , undated

  • Box 26, item 15
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Charles F. Wing, , undated

  • Box 26, item 16
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Charles F. Wing, , undated

  • Box 26, item 17
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Dumbarton Castle, "facing the Clyde and showing part of the pier" Scotland, , undated

  • Box 26, item 18
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A beggar and his Flute, Quito, Ecuador, , 1870

  • Box 26, item 19
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A track meet at University of Kentucky, Syd Smith breaking the record for college pole vault at 9ft., 6in., , June 1, 1897

  • Box 26, item 20
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Unidentified boy, , undated

  • Box 26, item 21
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[possibly] William A. (son) and Lucelia Patterson, , undated

  • Box 26, item 22
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Three unidentified men in Union Uniforms, , undated

  • Box 26, item 23
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Unidentified Man (possibly Patterson's Scott cousin McLintock), , undated

  • Box 26, item 24
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Unidentified Man , , undated

  • Box 26, item 25
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Unidentified Man, , undated

  • Box 26, item 26
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Unidentified Man (Tintype), , undated

  • Box 26, item 27
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Unidentifed Man [possibly William A. Patterson], , undated

  • Box 26, item 28
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Unidentified Man [possibly William A. Patterson], , undated

  • Box 26, item 29
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James K. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 26, item 30
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James K. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 26, item 31
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Unidentified Man, , February 8, 1866

  • Box 26, item 32
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Unidentified Nun, , undated

  • Box 26, item 33
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Unidentified Woman (Tintype), , undated

  • Box 26, item 34
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Unidentified Woman , , undated

  • Box 26, item 35
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"Floyd D. Crim Box 121, Ronceverte West Virginia, , undated

  • Box 27, item 1
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William A. Patterson (son), , undated

  • Box 27, item 2
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William A. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 27, item 3
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Unidentified classroom at State College of Kentucky, , undated

  • Box 27, item 4
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Unidentified Man, , undated

  • Box 27, item 5
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Unidentified Man and boy, , undated

  • Box 27, item 6
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Unidentified Man on horse, "Silverlock" Quito, Ecuador, , February, 1870

  • Box 27, item 7
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Unidentified Man, "Son of woman, known as Mary, in Patterson home" "Mrs. Albert M. Knight", , undated

  • Box 27, item 8
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Unidentified Man, , undated

  • Box 27, item 9
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Unidentified Man, , undated

  • Box 27, item 10
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Albert W. Knight, "Mary's husband. Mary was domestic servant in Patterson home in Indiana, , undated

  • Box 28, item 1
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James K. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 28, item 2
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Mrs. Janet Kennedy Patterson, , undated

  • Box 28, item 3
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Mrs. Janet Kennedy Patterson, , undated

  • Box 28, item 4
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Mrs. Lucelia Patterson, , undated

  • Box 28, item 5
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Mrs. Lucelia Patterson, , undated

  • Box 28, item 6
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Man holding baby, with wife and three daughters, "Joel T. Hary. Taken by Mr. Wilson.", , undated

  • Box 28, item 7
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Unidentified boy and girl (Tintype), , undated

  • Box 28, item 8
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Unidentified Bride, , undated

  • Box 28, item 9
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Unidentified Groom, , undated

  • Box 28, item 10
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Unidentified Man, , undated

  • Box 28, item 11
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Unidentified Man, , undated

  • Box 28, item 12
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Unidentified Man, , undated

  • Box 28, item 13
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Unidentified Man on horse in front of large tree with "Kentucky" sign, , undated

  • Box 28, item 14
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Unidentified Man on horse, "Silverlock" Quito, Ecuador, , 1870

  • Box 28, item 15
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Unidenfitied Man "equipped for the road. Quito", , 1870

  • Box 28, item 16
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Unidentified Woman "Not Known by Mabel Pollitt Adams", , 1914

  • Box 28, item 17
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Unidentified Woman , , 1914

  • Box 28, item 18
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Isabella, "To Uncle James and Walter From Isabella", , December 15, 1918

  • Box 28, item 19
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Unidentified Woman, , undated

  • Box 28, item 20
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Unidentified Woman, , undated

  • Box 28, item 21
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"Harry Patterson Germanison, 11 years old, Gilbert William Germanison, 14 years old, Cecil Kenneth Germanison, 13 years old, Randolph Clermont Germanison", , undated

  • Box 29, item 1
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James K. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 29, item 2
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James K. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 29, item 3
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James K. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 29, item 4
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"President James K. Patterson, State College of Kentucky, , undated

  • Box 29, item 5
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James K. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 29, item 6
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James K. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 29, item 7
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James K. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 29, item 8
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James K. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 29, item 9
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James K. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 29, item 10
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"Patterson Literary Society, Kentuckian 1913 p276" "Officers: John E. Wilson, EE. Tarter, C.E Blevins, C.K. Johnson, C.B. Wilson, W.F. Wright, W.T. Woodson, A.O. Snoody, J.F. Crun", , 1913

  • Box 29, item 11
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"A.E. Menke, A.R. Crandall, J.H. Potter, A.F. Parker, F.M. Helveti, W.K. Patterson, Dr. Robert Peter, A.M. Peter, J.L McClelland, Lieut. F.E. Phelps, john Shackelford, W.D. Lambuth, Pres. J.K. Patterson, J.G. White, University of Kentucky Faculty 1885", , 1885

  • Box 29, item 12
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Group Photograph, James K. Patterson (center), , circa 1906

  • Box 29, item 13
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unidentified Woman, , undated

  • Box 29, item 14
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Unidentified Man [possibly Walter K. Patterson], "1906, 73rd Birthday", , 1906

  • Box 29, item 15
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James K. Patterson (ambrotype), , undated

  • Box 30, item 1
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James K. Patterson (ambrotype), , undated

  • Box 30, item 2
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Unidentified boy (ambrotype), , undated

  • Box 30, item 3
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James K. Patterson, , undated

  • Box 33, folder 1
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Series XI. Ephemera, circa 1800s-1920

The Ephemera series consists of the items found after the demolition of Patterson's house including: a house bell, brick, and lag screw. The series also contains an unframed commemorative poem and Patterson's Commencement robes.

Patterson House Bell, , undated

  • Box 31, item 1
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Brick from Walk, , undated

  • Box 31, item 2
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"To James Kennedy Patterson on his Eighty-Seventh Birthday", , March 26, 1920

  • Box 31, item 3
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Lag Screw, Hitching Post from Patterson's House, , undated

  • Box 31, item 4
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Patterson's robe, cap, hood, , undated

  • Box 32, item 1
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