Elmer and Ruth Deiss papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Elmer and Ruth Deiss papers
Date
1939-1971
Creator
Deiss, Elmer
Extent
0.63 Cubic feet
Subjects
Covered bridges
Football
Historic bridges.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess
Preferred Citation
2012MS029: [identification of item],Elmer and Ruth Deiss papers, 1939-1971, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Ruth Deiss served as president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and played an instrumental role in the decision to save a historic covered bridge in Cynthiana, Kentucky. She and her husband, Elmer Deiss, wrote the memoir, The Thin Red Line, under the pseudonym Para Deiss.
Scope and Content
The Elmer and Ruth Deiss papers contain materials about the conservation of a covered bridge in Cynthiana, Kentucky, a copy of The Thin Red Line, and press information for the commission of the USS Dixon. The collection includes letters to Ruth Deiss, which detail the decision to restore the historic covered bridge in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, as well as maps of the roads in Cynthiana, The Thin Red Line is a short memoir about the University of Alabama's football team and quarterback, Dr. W. Simrall Wyatt. Elmer and Ruth Deiss wrote the work under the pen name Para Deiss. The press information for the Commission of USS Dixon at Norfolk Naval Shipyard on August 7, 1971, consists of a program of events for the ceremonies, a history of the ship, and biographies and photographs of the Captain David S. Boyd and Commander Leo S. Masterson.

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

Cynthiana covered bridge, 1939, 1944-1946

  • Box 2, Folder 12
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Maps, 1939, 1944

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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The Thin Red Line, 1964

  • Box 2, Folder 13
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USS Dixon press information, 1971

  • Box 2, Folder 14
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