Mary Whitlock Fennell papers and photographs,

Abstract

The Mary Whitlock Fennell papers and photographs include memorabilia from Mary Whitlock Fennell's time at UK during the early 1930s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mary Whitlock Fennell papers and photographs,
Creator
Disher, Mary Whitlock Fennell
Extent
0.18 cubic feet (1 box)
Subjects
Whitlock, Mary Fennell, 1911-19??.
University of Kentucky.
Lexington (Ky.)
College students -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Women -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject in two series:
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Alice Wasielewski in November 2006 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Mary Whitlock Fennell Disher was born Mary Whitlock Fennell on August 7, 1911 in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Her parents were Lee Arthur Fennell and Mary M. A. Fennell. Mary Whitlock Fennell graduated from Redland High School in Redland, Florida in June 1928. She entered the University of Kentucky in February of 1930, where she used the name Whitlock Fennell. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Guignol, Girl's Glee Club, Home Economics Club, and was the Treasurer of the Pan-Hellenic Council. She graduated in June 1933 with a B.S. in Home Economics. In the 1939 Alumni Survey, Ms. Disher indicated that she was living in Louisville with her husband I.C. Disher and working as the District 2 Home Economist for National Youth Administration.
Scope and Content
The Mary Whitlock Fennell papers and photographs include memorabilia from Mary Whitlock Fennell's time at UK during the early 1930s. It includes thirty casual photographs of friends and campus events. It also includes some invitations, newspaper clippings, and commencement programs.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Photographic Materials, circa 1930-1933

The Photographic Materials series consists of the photographs of Mary Whitlock Fennel focusing primarily on individuals, May Day, and Winter Scenes. There are photographs of Mary Halley Kerr, Myra Hart, and Mary Hart Parrish at the Art Center Garden at the University of Kentucky. There are also photographs of Louise Mitchell and unidentified snapshots of women in cap and gown for the 1933 University of Kentucky Commencement and also snapshots of other unidentified women. The May Day photographs consists of snapshots of the May 2, 1933 May Day celebration at the University of Kentucky. The Winter Scenes consists of snapshots of Mary Whitlock Fennel and friends outside in wintertime. Descriptions in quotation marks were derived from handwriting on the back of the photographs and others from direct observation.

"Mary Halley Kerr UK - 1930" 1930

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"May 21, 1930 Art Center Garden University of Ky" Myra Hart May 21, 1930

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"Art Center Garden University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky May 21, 1930 Myra Hart" May 21, 1930

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"May 21, 1930 Art Center Garden University of Kentucky Mary Hart Parrish" May 21, 1930

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Unidentified woman in cap and gown UK Commencement 1933

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Unidentified woman in cap and gown UK Commencement 1933

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"Louise Mitchell June 2, 1933 U of Ky Commencement" June 2, 1933

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"Louise Mitchell University of Ky. Commencement June 2, 1933" June 2, 1933

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Unidentified woman undated

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Unidentified woman undated

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Unidentified woman undated

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"May Pole Dance - May Day May 2, 1930 U of Ky" May 2, 1930

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"May 1930" Women on a wagon float for a parade May 2, 1930

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Men and women on a wagon float as part of a parade. Sign on float reads "Vote for Tiny F. Itch For May Queen Heroine of KD Fire" May 2, 1930

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Floats in a parade May 2, 1930

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"Alpha Xi Delta Float May Day May 2, 1930 U of K Martha Fowler Givens" May 2, 1930

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"Chi Omega Float May Day - May 2, 1930 U of K" May 2, 1930

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"Folk Dances May Day - May 2, 1930 U of Ky" May 2, 1930

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May 1930 A man dressed in costume with a horse wearing a sign: "When Knighthood was in Flower" May 2, 1930

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"May Queen and Attendants May Day, May 2, 1930 U of Ky." May 2, 1930

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Men and women seated on a May Day float May 2, 1930

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"May Day - May 2, 1930 U of K", Kappa Kappa Gamma Float May 2, 1930

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"May 1930" Two men, one on horseback, in the street May 2, 1930

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"Kernel Redd, May Day, May 2, 1930 U of K" May 2, 1930

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Women on a parade float with spectators in the background May 2, 1930

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Men on a float that has a sign which says: "Kampus Hook Store" May 2, 1930

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"Ruth and I, just having the grandest time of our lives!!" Mary Whitlock Fennell on the left and both women on horseback undated

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"Just going for a horseback ride and decided to pose on the sled. Notice I have on Arthur's (Ruth's brother) white sweater and gloves" Mary Whitlock Fennell on a sled undated

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"How do you like me in my winter toggs? The boy in the background is Ruth's cousin. He is a 'six-footer.' Goes to Colby College in Maine." Mary Whitlock Fennell with a man, both wearing coats outside undated

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"What do you think of my pretty white horse? And her name was 'Lady.'" Two women on horseback, Fennell on the right undated

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Papers, circa 1930-1935

The Papers series consists of clippings, invitations, and programs. The clippings consist of three undated articles about tennis and UK sorority members. The invitations are for events, mainly Greek, at the University of Kentucky. The programs are a UK Commencement program from 1933 and a Vespers program from 1930.

Photocopies (three) of newspaper clippings: "Plan Tennis Trials," Familiar Faces," and "Formal Dance on Saturday undated

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Invitations to events (23), mainly fraternity events at the University of Kentucky 1930-1935

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University of Kentucky Commencement Program 1933

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Vesper Recital, Memorial Auditorium Program May 4, 1930

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