Carlos B. Embry papers

Abstract

The Carlos B. Embry papers (dated 1946-1964; 0.96 cubic feet; 2 boxes) contains political correspondence, a manuscript copy of America's Concentration Camps, and correspondence and clippings relating to the publication of the book.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Carlos B. Embry papers
Creator
Embry, Carlos B., 1906-
Extent
0.96 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Indians of North America -- Government relations.
Indian reservations.
Indians of North America -- Social conditions.
Indians, Treatment of -- United States.
Patronage, Political -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
65m143: [Identification of item], Carlos B. Embry papers, 1946-1964, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Carlos Embry was born in Baizetown, Ky, and attended Western State College in Bowling Green, graduating with a Bachelors in 1929. The next year he became owner and editor of the Ohio County Messenger, in Beaver Dam, Ky. In 1935, he founded Embry Newspapers, Inc., which published newspapers in seven western Kentucky counties. Embry was a 10th district Republican state senator from 1946-1950. His book, America's Concentration Camps, an examination of the legal, political and socioeconomic status of American Indians, was published in 1956.
Scope and Content
The Carlos B. Embry papers (dated 1946-1964; 0.96 cubic feet; 2 boxes) contains political correspondence, a manuscript copy of America's Concentration Camps, and correspondence and clippings relating to the publication of the book. The political files cover the dates 1945-1964, and include correspondence with state and local officials as well as political figures. Principal subjects include patronage positions and road construction projects in Embry's district. Frequent correspondents were Kentucky Commissioner of Highways J. Stephen Watkins and Deputy Commissioner of Welfare Harry H. Wilson. Correspondence with Republican Party officials is also included.
Also included in the collection is a photocopied manuscript draft of America's Concentration Camps and correspondence relating to Embry's research and to the publication of the book, along with a scrapbook of reviews (1956). The correspondence dates from 1953-1964 and includes letters to Indian spokespersons, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and others contacted in the course of Embry's research. Also included is correspondence with book and magazine publishers contacted by Embry or his literary agent, Barthold Fles, including the David McKay company, which accepted the book for publication. Subsequent correspondence with that firm details the editorial process.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access 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 Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Kentucky State Senate correspondence, 1946-1947

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Kentucky State Senate correspondence, 1947-1953

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Letters from Barry Goldwater, 1952-1953

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Research for America's Concentration Camps, 1947-1953

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Research for America's Concentration Camps, 1954-1956

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Research for America's Concentration Camps, 1957-1964

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Photographs for America's Concentration Camps, 1951-1952

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Portrait photograph of Embry for American's Concentration Camps, undated

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Biography of Embry for America's Concentration Camps, 1958

  • Box 1, folder 8
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America's Concentration Camps manuscript pages 1-150, circa 1956

  • Box 2, folder 1
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America's Concentration Camps manuscript pages 151-350, appendix and bibliography, circa 1956

  • Box 2, folder 2
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America's Concentration Camps editing notes, circa 1956

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Personal scrapbook relating to Native Americans, circa 1956

  • Box 2, folder 4
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