Ira Jared Porter papers,1925-78 (bulk 1934-68)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Ira Jared Porter papers,1925-78 (bulk 1934-68)
Creator
Porter, Ira Jared, b.1896
Extent
3 cubic feet
Subjects
Porter, Ira Jared, b.1896
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: John LeDoux; machine-readable finding aid created by:Robert Glass
Repository
Georgetown College

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Ira Jared Porter was born in Caneyville, Kentucky on November 20, 1896 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Porter. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Georgetown College in 1920. While at Georgetown College he served as Student Body President and was an outstanding athlete. Two years later he married alumnus Mary Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. Porter had two children, Maribeth and Robert Jared. Porter was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 1924 as alumni representative and would remain on the Board serving in many different capacities for 58 years.
Porter began his career in the banking industry as a cashier in at First City Bank Pineville, Kentucky. He later worked in Lexington and Louisville. At the Louisville Trust Co., he served as Secretary, Vice President, and served as chairman on the Executive Committee. He also was involved in many civic organizations, and he was a Navy veteran of World War I. Porter died at the age of 93 on December 20, 1989 in Louisville and was buried in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Sources: Obituaries and Articles from Ira J. Porter alumni file, plus Letters and Trustees Minutes located in the collection.

Contents of the Collection

Series I: Georgetown College

These files cover a wide range of topics: Correspondence, Mixed Material, Subject Files and Trustees Minutes related to Georgetown College. The correspondence were written by or addressed to Ira J. Porter. Mr. Porter served on the Board of Trustees for the College from 1924 to 1982. Specific topics included in these various files include: development, finance, possible move to Louisville, expansion of the dormitories, new buildings, and much more.

Correspondence, 1933

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Correspondence, 1933-34

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Correspondence, 1934

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Correspondence, 1934-35

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Correspondence, 1935-36

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Correspondence, 1936

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Correspondence, 1936-37

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Correspondence, 1937-38

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Correspondence, 1938-42

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Financial and Development Information, 1946-48

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Mixed Material, 1949-50

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Correspondence, 1953-54

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Correspondence, 1953-54

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Correspondence, 1955

  • Box 2, folder 14
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Correspondence, 1956

  • Box 2, folder 15
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Correspondence, 1956-57

  • Box 2, folder 16
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Correspondence, 1956-57

  • Box 2, folder 17
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Mixed Material, 1958

  • Box 2, folder 18
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Mixed Material - restricted, 1959

  • Box 2, folder 19
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Mixed Material- restricted, 1961-64

  • Box 2, folder 20
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Mixed Material - restricted, 1970-73

  • Box 3, folder 21
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Mixed Material - restricted, 1972-73

  • Box 3, folder 22
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Chapel Fund Campaign, 1944-50

  • Box 3, folder 23
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Chapel Fund Campaign, 1944-50

  • Box 3, folder 24
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Georgetown College Campaign, 1971-72

  • Box 3, folder 25
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Georgetown College Endowment Fund/ Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1934-43

  • Box 3, folder 26
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Chart Baptist Institutions In KY Line of Authority, 1935

  • Box 3, folder 27
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Proposed Law School, 1950-53

  • Box 3, folder 28
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Long Range, 1974-76

  • Box 3, folder 29
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Proposed Move to Louisville, 1955-58

  • Box 3, folder 30
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Mixed Material, 1927-78

  • Box 3, folder 31
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Georgetown College Minutes/ Resolutions/ Reports, 1936-37

  • Box 4, folder 32
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Trustees Minutes, 1940-42

  • Box 4, folder 33
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Trustees Minutes, 1942-43; 1949-56

  • Box 4, folder 34
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Trustees Minutes, 1942-43; 1956

  • Box 4, folder 35
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Trustees Minutes, 1957-61

  • Box 4, folder 36
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Trustees Minutes, K.B.E.S., 1961

  • Box 4, folder 37
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Trustees Minutes, 1961-65

  • Box 4, folder 38
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Trustees Minutes, 1961-69

  • Box 4, folder 39
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Meeting Minutes, 1972-73

  • Box 5, folder 40
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Financial Information, 1974-77

  • Box 5, folder 41
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Series II: Personal Files - Non-Georgetown College

Mr. Porter also held high positions in his work and civic organizations. These files do not pertain to the college, but rather to his personal and professional life. Represented in these personal files is information related to: Personal Correspondence, The American Red Cross, nd Kiwanis International. Under professional are files that relate to his service with First State Bank in Pineville, where he served on the Board of Directors, and the Louisville Trust Company.

Mixed Material - restricted, 1974-77

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Personal Correspondence - restricted, 1968

  • Box 5, folder 43
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Personal Correspondence - restricted, 1968

  • Box 5, folder 44
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Personal Correspondence - restricted, 1971

  • Box 5, folder 45
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Personal Correspondence - restricted, 1973-74

  • Box 6, folder 46
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Mixed Material, 1925-83

  • Box 6, folder 47
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American Red Cross, 1966-70

  • Box 6, folder 48
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American Red Cross: General, 1971-77

  • Box 6, folder 49
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Kiwanis Club, 1938-68

  • Box 6, folder 50
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Proposed Merger - LNB&T LTC, 1963-66

  • Box 6, folder 51
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Personal: First State Bank - Pineville, 1951-68

  • Box 6, folder 52
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