Elise Shackleford papers

Abstract

The Elise Shackleford papers include the letters (one from Henry Clay), essays, and the Oath of Allegiance to the Union by the Shackleford family. Also included are the records of pedigree horses maintained by the Shackleford family, as well as political World War II and Cold War pamphlets.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Elise Shackleford papers
Date
1845-1991
Creator
Shackleford, Elise, d. 1957
Extent
0.23 Cubic feet
Subjects
Education, Secondary--Kentucky.
Essays.
Horse racing--Kentucky.
Horses--Breeding--Kentucky.
Livestock breeders.
Pamphlets.
Patriotism--United States.
Students.
Temperance.
Women in horse racing.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany--Propaganda.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
58M47 : [Identification of item], Elise Shackleford papers, 1845-1952, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Elise Shackleford was active in breeding and raising horses in Lexington, Kentucky. She was a stockholder and member of the Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Record Inc. Her father, James Shackleford, was a Maysville doctor.
Scope and Content
The Elise Shackleford papers include records of pedigrees of the horses which Shackleford worked with from 1916 to 1930, essays, clippings, correspondence, and a collection of propaganda leaflets from Germany during World War II. The essays were written by Elise's father, James Shackleford, when he was a schoolboy. They concern such subjects as temperance, education, and patriotism. The correspondence includes an 1845 letter signed by Henry Clay. Also included are news clippings related to the history of the Lexington area, the horse breeding industry, and social life in Lexington.

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

Henry Clay letter to Robert Walsh, and Henry Clay's Memorial Card, 1845 May 14

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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James Shackleford Essays, 1850

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Oath of Allegiance to the Union, 1862 August 19

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Correspondence related to death notices and horse breeding, 1872-1952

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Horse Pedigree Records, 1916-1930

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Kentucky Derby, city of Lexington, Irish free sweepstakes materials, 1921-1951

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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World War II and Cold War Propaganda leafleats, [1939-1991]

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Foxhall A. Dangerfield essay by Beil Newman, 1940

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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