William Brooks Hamilton album,

Abstract

Photographs of UK campus buildings and events taken by Hamilton.

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Brooks Hamilton album,
Creator
Hamilton, William Brooks
Extent
0.25 cubic feet (one wrapped package): 33 items
Subjects
Hamilton, William Brooks, 1902-1983.
McVey, Frank LeRond, 1869-1953.
McVey, Frances Jewell, 1889-1945.
University of Kentucky
Lexington (Ky.)
Photograph albums
Arrangement
This collection retains its original order.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Janice Childers 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
William Brooks Hamilton (1902-1983) was a University of Kentucky professor and bacteriologist in the Department of Hygiene and Public Health from 1928-1972 and also served two terms as president of the local Tuberculosis Association. In addition, he was an amateur photographer who was active in photography contests, organized photographic exhibitions and served as president of the Lexington Camera Club. Hamilton died October 2, 1983 in Cynthiana at the age of 81.
Frank LeRond McVey (1869-1953) was the fifth president of the University of Kentucky (UK) and served from 1917 until his retirement in 1940. Before coming to UK, he taught economics at the University of Minnesota, chaired Minnesota's tax commission and served as president of the University of North Dakota.
Frances Jewell McVey (1889-1945) was Frank McVey's wife and served as Dean of Women at UK from 1921-1923. She was known on campus for her graciousness and often referred to as the "First Lady of Maxwell Place."
Scope and Content
The William Brooks Hamilton album was presented to President Frank McVey and his wife, Frances Jewell McVey, on his retirement in 1940 by Hamilton. Materials consist of twenty-nine 8 x 10 inch and two 5 x 7 inch prints of UK campus buildings and events taken by Hamilton. A clipping from the Lexington Herald-Leader article on McVey's farewell address is glued in back of the album, and a loose 8 x 10 photograph of Dr. McVey with "Mr. Cutter" was subsequently inserted. Descriptions in quotation marks were taken directly from the album pages and others were taken from included slips of paper that identified elements or people in five of the photographs.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

"The Tower -- Natural Science Building", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 1
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"Student Union, U of K Entrance Limestone Street, Frazee Hall", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 2
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"Old Landmark", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 3
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"The Stadium from the Botanical Garden", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 4
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"Iris Garden at Dusk", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 5
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"Barker Hall, Administration Building", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 6
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"Natural Science", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 7
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"Neville Hall", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 8
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"Mechanical Hall", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 9
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"In the Engineering Quadrangle", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 10
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"White Hall, Statue of President Patterson", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 11
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"Norwood Hall, Mining Laboratory", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 12
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"Lafferty Hall", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 13
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"University Library", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 14
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"Maxwell Place", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 15
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"McVey Hall - western exposure", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 16
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"Pence Hall - Library in background", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 17
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"Kastle Hall, Biological Science Building, McVey Hall", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 18
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"Kinkead Hall, Bradley Hall", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 19
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"College of Education", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 20
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"Agricultural Experiment Station", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 21
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"Dairy Products Building", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 22
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"Experiment Station Farm", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 23
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"Senior Breakfast - 1940"; from note: "Mrs.Frances Jewell McVey, President Frank L. McVey, President Charles J. T[?] fromCentre or Dean of Law College at UK?", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 24
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"Senior Breakfast -- 1940"; from note: "President McVey, Mrs. McVey, Professor J.T.C [?], Poet Laureate of Kentucky", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 25
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"Baccalaureate 1940 - 1"; from note: "Marching toward Memorial Hall, Engineering Building in background", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 26
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"Baccalaureate 1940 - 2"; from note: Neville Hall to left, Miller Hall in right background, , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 27
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"Baccalaureate 1940 - 3"; from note: "Entering Memorial Hall", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 28
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"Presidents Banquet Decorations -1"; from note: "Miss Ann Callihan of Cert.Dept. was chairman of Decorating Committee., , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 29
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"Presidents Banquet Decorations - 2", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 30
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"Memorial Hall", , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 31
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"Mr. Caddy and Dr. McVey" (from note), , 1940s

  • Box 1, folder 32
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Clipping from Lexington Herald-Leader on McVey's retirement, , 1940

  • Box 1, folder 33
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