Watterson Club Minutes, 1892-1897

Descriptive Summary

Title
Watterson Club Minutes, 1892-1897
Creator
Watterson Club (Louisville, Ky.).
Extent
Minutebook: 1 v.
Subjects
Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921.
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1835-1914.
Bruce, Helm, 1860-1927.
Watterson Club (Louisville, Ky.)
Kentucky State League of Democratic Clubs
National Association of Democratic Clubs
Democratic Party (Ky.).--State Convention (1892: Louisville, Ky.)
Democratic National Convention (1892: Chicago, Ill.)
Political Clubs--Kentucky--Louisville
Minutebook
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Watterson Democratic Club was founded in Louisville in 1892. Henry Watterson, for whom the club was named, was invited to join by the original members. Active in supporting the Democratic Party, it provided music for the 1892 Democratic convention in Louisville and raised money to send its members to Chicago for the national convention that year. By 1896, interest in the club had waned. Disagreements in the Democratic Party, and the club's indebtedness resulted in the suspension of club activity in 1897.
Scope and Content
A minutebook of the Watterson Democratic Club of Louisville, Kentucky. Lists the members and officers of the club including its charter members. Contains the by-laws and constitution of the club. Records the financial activity of the club; especially its efforts to raise money for a permanent headquarters and for attendance at the 1896 Democratic State and National Conventions. Contains reports of the activities of the club and other Democratic clubs. Records the election results for club officers and obituaries of club members. Contains speeches and correspondence from important Democrats including Adlai Stevenson and Helm Bruce.

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