Lawrence W. Wetherby Collection, 1947-1958

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lawrence W. Wetherby Collection, 1947-1958
Creator
Wetherby, Lawrence W. 1908-
Extent
19.8 cubic ft.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Suzy Ireland and Glen A. McAninch; machine-readable finding aid created by Hilary Writt
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Born in the small town of Middletown near Louisville, Kentucky, on January 2, 1908, Lawerence Winchester Wetherby developed a love for the outdoors and an appreciation for agricultural matters. Wetherby was the fourth child of Samuel David and Fanny (Yenowine) Wetherby. As a youth he joined the Boy Scouts and began a lengthy affiliation with the Middletown Methodist Church.
In public school the young Wetherby was active in Junior Agriculture Club (the forerunner of 4-H), exhibiting hogs and corn at the State Fair and completing a short agricultural course at the University of Kentucky. Both the State Fair and the University were life-longs interests of Wetherby. At Anchorage High School he participated in football, basketball, and baseball before graduating in 1925.
In preparation for his career in politics, Wetherby entered the University of Louisville to study law. While in college he continued his participation in football and basketball. In 1929 Wetherby earned an LL.B. from the University of Louisville School of Law. On April 24, 1930, he married Helen Dwyer of Louisville; they had three children, Lawerence Jr. born in 1931, Suzanne born in 1932, and Barbara Juel born in 1935.
From 1933 to 1937 and again in 1942 he was part-time attorney for the Jefferson County Juvenile Court. In March of 1943 he was appointed the first trial commissioner of Jefferson County Juvenile Court. During the 1930s and 1940s, Wetherby served on the Anchorage District School Board, the Health and Welfare Council Children's Agency, and the Board of Maryhurst School for Girls.
In 1947 Wetherby decided to run for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. He was elected over Republican Orville M. Howard (367,836 to 271,893). As Lieutenant Governor Wetherby presided over the Kentucky Senate and served on the Committee of Committees which handles the assignment of bills and makes committee appointments. He also planned and participated in the Legislative Research Commission and state budget.
In 1950 Governor Earle C. Clements left his post to Wetherby after having run successfully for the United States Senate. Wetherby was sworn in as the 48th Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky by Chief Justice Porter Sims on November 27th. In 1951 Wetherby was elected to a full term as Governor, defeating Republican Eugene Siler (346,345 to 288,014).
Wetherby called a special session of the General Assembly in 1951 to increase both teachers' salaries and benefits to the needy and to government employees. Later, he created a separate Department of Mental Health, supported enactment of the first state law to regulate strip mining, and began construction of toll roads and a new state fairgrounds. Improvements in education came with a constitutional amendment known as the Minimum Foundation Program, permitting the allocation of education funds to school districts on the basis of need rather than the number of pupils. In 1954 and 1955, as chairman of the Southern Governors' Conference, Wetherby supported the Supreme Court's school desegregation order and urged its peaceful implementation.
After leaving office on December 13, 1955, Wetherby went into private law practice. In 1956 he ran for the U.S. Senate but was defeated by Republican John Sherman Cooper, 538,505 to 473,140. In 1964-1966 he was a member of a state assembly to revise the 1890 Kentucky Constitution. He served in the state senate in 1966 and 1968 and was its president pro-tem during the first term. In retirement, Wetherby served as a consultant to Brighton Engineering.
Biographical information supplied by Lowell H. Harrison, Suzy Ireland and Glen A. McAninch.
Scope and Content
The Lawrence W. Wetherby Collection largely consists of the records of Wetherby while Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (1950-1955). The Collection also contains the Executive Orders of Wetherby's predecessor, Earle C. Clements, as well as some Wetherby records prior to and following his term as Governor. Unfortunately, many of Wetherby's papers were lost in the transition from office, and the Wetherby Collection represents only part of the records generated by Wetherby while in office. The primary series with letters addressed to Wetherby is the Subject File Series. However, it is evident from file categories used in the Correspondence Series (copies of outgoing letters) that there were at one time many more headings than those found in the existing Subject File Series.
The collection is arranged in series by type of materials (clippings, photos, press releases, etc.) Within most series the arrangement is chronological. However, the Correspondence, Subject File, and Appointment Books/Published Materials Series are alphabetized. See the series descriptions for further details on arrangement. In addition to the types of materials mentioned in the series titles, the Wetherby Collection also contains campaign literature, political cartoons, and election returns (Subject File Series, Campaign).
For further access to the Wetherby Collection see the manuscript catalog located in the reference area of the University of Kentucky Special Collections Division located at King Library North. Wetherby letters found in other collections may be found under "Wetherby, Lawrence Winchester" in the catalog. Letters to Wetherby by prominent individuals may be found by name of sender in the catalog. The existing papers indicate the following politicians regularly communicated with Wetherby:
Carl D. Perkins, U.S. Congress Brent Spence, U.S. Congress John C. Watts, U.S. Congress Earle C. Clements, U.S. Senator Alben W. Barkley, U.S. Senator and Vice-President Thomas R. Underwood, U.S. Senator
State Governors: Herman E. Talmadge, GA George N. Craig, IN Adlai E. Stevenson, IL Leroy Collins, FL Frank G. Clement, TN Frank J. Lausche, OH Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. President Carl J. Ruh, KY Legislator Walter R. Moorman, KY Legislator Louis W. Arnett, KY Legislator Emerson Beauchamp, Lt. Governor of KY Alvarado E. Funk, KY Attorney General J.D. Buckman, KY Attorney General Bruce Underwood, KY Commissioner of Health Henry E. Ward, KY Commissioner of Conservation
In Governor Wetherby's absence many of his letters and much of his day to day routine was handled by his executive secretary, Edward A. Farris, administrative assistant George H. Kerler, or office secretary Rosalind Niemeier. In the case of official matters the Lt. Governor filled in for the Governor. The Wetherby papers demonstrate both practices by the signatures on outgoing correspondence. Though the typist's initials do not appear on correspondence, sources indicate that secretaries Cattie Lou Miller and Addie Dean (Stokley) were responsible for typing, filing, occasionally writing, and maintaining the orderly office procedures evident in the papers. Others who worked in the office include Bobby Crosswhite, Catherine Major and Lidwyna Thompson.
Additional Wetherby records may be found in the Governor's Record Group (mostly bills signed) and other executive branch record groups at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, located in Frankfort, Kentucky. Most of the speeches and many of the letters of Wetherby have been published with appropriate annotation in The Public Papers of Governor Lawrence W. Wetherby, 1950-1955 edited by John E. Kleber (Lexington, KY, 1983).

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Contents of the Collection

Clippings Series

The Clippings Series contain newspaper clippings such as editorials, news articles and campaign ads as well as come correspondence during the administration of Governor Wetherby and in a few instances Governor Clements. The correspondence includes pink carbon copies of letters from Governor Clements to the press. These letters are also found in the Earle C. Clements Collection. The clippings, taken from a variety of newspapers, are marked as to origin and date. They are filed chronologically. Frequently parts of the clippings are highlighted in red pencil. For a more complete and well indexed group of articles on the Wetherby administration from two Louisville newspapers see the Scrapbook Series. There are also clippings in the Oversized Materials Series as well as scattered clippings appearing in other series. The clippings have been separated by sheets of acid-free paper for preservation purposes.

March to November 1950

  • Box 1, folder 1
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January to December 1951

  • Box 1, folder 2
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January to December 1952

  • Box 1, folder 3
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January to December 1953

  • Box 1, folder 4
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January to December 1954

  • Box 1, folder 5
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January to December 1955

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Correspondence Series

The Correspondence Series contains green carbon copies of outgoing correspondence from Wetherby's office. The series is arranged chronologically and thereunder alphabetically by name of correspondent. The subject of the letters are handwritten in the corner of most of the copies. Because much of the Subject File is missing, the Correspondence File is in many cases the only record of certain letters. For example, legislative and political headings are noted in the Correspondence Series, but the first carbon copy and the incoming letter (usually filed by subject) for these headings do not exist. For those headings that do exist in the Subject File Series, the Correspondence File serves as a name index by year. Only the January 1956 folder contains both incoming and outgoing correspondence.

November 1950 to December 1951

A to Al

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Am to Ay

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Ba to Ban

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Bar to Bay

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Be to Bi

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Bl to Bo

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Bra to Brou

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Brow to By

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Ca

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Ce to Ci

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Cl

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Co

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Cr to Cy

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Da to Di

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Do to Dy

  • Box 3, folder 4
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E

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Fa to Fl

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Fo to Fy

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Ga to Gh

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Gi to Go

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Gr to Gw

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Ha to Han

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Har to Haz

  • Box 4, folder 3
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He to Hi

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Ho to Hor

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Hos to Hy

  • Box 4, folder 6
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I

  • Box 4, folder 7
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Ja to Je

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Jo to Ju

  • Box 4, folder 9
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K

  • Box 4, folder 10
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La

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Le to Ly

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Ma

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Mc

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Me to Mi

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Mo to My

  • Box 5, folder 6
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N

  • Box 5, folder 7
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O

  • Box 5, folder 8
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Pa to Pf

  • Box 5, folder 9
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Ph to Py

  • Box 5, folder 10
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Q

  • Box 6, folder 1
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Ra to Ree

  • Box 6, folder 2
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Ref to Ri

  • Box 6, folder 3
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Ro to Ry

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Sa to Sc

  • Box 6, folder 5
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Se to Sh

  • Box 6, folder 6
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Si to Sm

  • Box 6, folder 7
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Sn to Sta

  • Box 6, folder 8
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Ste to Sw

  • Box 6, folder 9
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Ta to Th

  • Box 6, folder 10
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Ti to Ty

  • Box 7, folder 1
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U

  • Box 7, folder 2
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V

  • Box 7, folder 3
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Wa to War

  • Box 7, folder 4
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Was to We

  • Box 7, folder 5
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Wh

  • Box 7, folder 6
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Wi

  • Box 7, folder 7
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Wo to War

  • Box 7, folder 8
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X,Y,Z

  • Box 7, folder 9
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Miscellaneous Cross Reference

  • Box 7, folder 10
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January to December 1952

A to Am

  • Box 7, folder 11
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Ba

  • Box 7, folder 12
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Be to Bi

  • Box 8, folder 1
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Bl to Bri

  • Box 8, folder 2
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Bro to By

  • Box 8, folder 3
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Ca

  • Box 8, folder 4
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Ce to Cl

  • Box 8, folder 5
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Co to Cop

  • Box 8, folder 6
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Cor to Cu

  • Box 8, folder 7
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Da to Del

  • Box 8, folder 8
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Dem to Dy

  • Box 8, folder 9
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E

  • Box 8, folder 10
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F

  • Box 9, folder 1
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Ga to Gol

  • Box 9, folder 2
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Goo to Gu

  • Box 9, folder 3
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Ha to Har

  • Box 9, folder 4
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Has to Hi

  • Box 9, folder 5
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Ho to Hov

  • Box 9, folder 6
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How to Hy

  • Box 9, folder 7
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I

  • Box 9, folder 8
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J

  • Box 9, folder 9
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Ka to Ke

  • Box 9, folder 10
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Ki to Ky

  • Box 9, folder 11
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La to Len

  • Box 9, folder 12
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Leo to Ly

  • Box 10, folder 1
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Ma

  • Box 10, folder 2
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Mc

  • Box 10, folder 3
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Me to Mi

  • Box 10, folder 4
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Mo to My

  • Box 10, folder 5
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N

  • Box 10, folder 6
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O

  • Box 10, folder 7
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Pa to Pe

  • Box 10, folder 8
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Pf to Py

  • Box 10, folder 9
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Q

  • Box 10, folder 10
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Ra to Rh

  • Box 10, folder 11
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Ri to Ry

  • Box 10, folder 12
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Sa to Sc

  • Box 11, folder 1
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Se to Sh

  • Box 11, folder 2
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Si to Sm

  • Box 11, folder 3
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Sn to Ste

  • Box 11, folder 4
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Sti to Sy

  • Box 11, folder 5
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Ta to Th

  • Box 11, folder 6
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To to Ty

  • Box 11, folder 7
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U

  • Box 11, folder 8
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V

  • Box 11, folder 9
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Wa

  • Box 11, folder 10
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We to Wh

  • Box 11, folder 11
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Wi to Wil

  • Box 11, folder 12
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Wim to Wy

  • Box 11, folder 13
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X,Y,Z

  • Box 11, folder 14
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Miscellaneous Cross Reference

  • Box 11, folder 15
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January to December 1953

A

  • Box 12, folder 1
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Ba

  • Box 12, folder 2
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Be to Bo

  • Box 12, folder 3
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Br to By

  • Box 12, folder 4
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Ca to Ce

  • Box 12, folder 5
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Ch to Col

  • Box 12, folder 6
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Com to Cu

  • Box 12, folder 7
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Da to De

  • Box 12, folder 8
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Di to Dy

  • Box 12, folder 9
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E

  • Box 12, folder 10
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F

  • Box 12, folder 11
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GA TO GO

  • Box 13, folder 1
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Gr to Gy

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Ha to Har

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Has to Hi

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Ho to Hy

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I

  • Box 13, folder 6
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J

  • Box 13, folder 7
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Ka to Ke

  • Box 13, folder 8
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Ki to Ky

  • Box 13, folder 9
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La

  • Box 13, folder 10
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Le to Ly

  • Box 13, folder 11
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Ma

  • Box 13, folder 12
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Mc

  • Box 13, folder 13
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Me to Mi

  • Box 13, folder 14
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Mo to My

  • Box 14, folder 1
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N

  • Box 14, folder 2
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O

  • Box 14, folder 3
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Pa to Pe

  • Box 14, folder 4
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Pf to Py

  • Box 14, folder 5
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Q

  • Box 14, folder 6
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Ra to Ri

  • Box 14, folder 7
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Ro to Ry

  • Box 14, folder 8
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Sa to Se

  • Box 14, folder 9
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Sh to Sl

  • Box 14, folder 10
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Sm to Sq

  • Box 14, folder 11
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St to Sy

  • Box 14, folder 12
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Ta to Th

  • Box 14, folder 13
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Ti to Ty

  • Box 14, folder 14
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U

  • Box 15, folder 1
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V

  • Box 15, folder 2
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Wa

  • Box 15, folder 3
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We to Wh

  • Box 15, folder 4
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Wi to Wy

  • Box 15, folder 5
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X,Y,Z

  • Box 15, folder 6
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January to December 1954

A

  • Box 15, folder 7
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Ba

  • Box 15, folder 8
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Be to Bl

  • Box 15, folder 9
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Bo to Bri

  • Box 15, folder 10
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Bro to By

  • Box 15, folder 11
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Ca to Ce

  • Box 15, folder 12
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Ch to Cl

  • Box 15, folder 13
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Co to Cz

  • Box 15, folder 14
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Da to Di

  • Box 16, folder 1
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Di to Dy

  • Box 16, folder 2
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E

  • Box 16, folder 3
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F

  • Box 16, folder 4
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Ga to Gi

  • Box 16, folder 5
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Gl to Gu

  • Box 16, folder 6
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Ha

  • Box 16, folder 7
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He to Hi

  • Box 16, folder 8
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Ho to Hov

  • Box 16, folder 9
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How to Hy

  • Box 16, folder 10
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I

  • Box 16, folder 11
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Ja to Joh

  • Box 16, folder 12
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Jon to Ju

  • Box 16, folder 13
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K

  • Box 16, folder 14
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La to Le

  • Box 16, folder 15
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Li to Ly

  • Box 16, folder 16
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Ma

  • Box 17, folder 1
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Mc

  • Box 17, folder 2
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Me to Mi

  • Box 17, folder 3
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Mo to My

  • Box 17, folder 4
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N

  • Box 17, folder 5
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O

  • Box 17, folder 6
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Pa to Pf

  • Box 17, folder 7
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Ph to Py

  • Box 17, folder 8
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Q

  • Box 17, folder 9
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Ra to Re

  • Box 17, folder 10
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Re to Ri

  • Box 17, folder 11
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Ro to Ry

  • Box 17, folder 12
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Sa to Se

  • Box 17, folder 13
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Sh to Sl

  • Box 17, folder 14
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Sm to Sp

  • Box 17, folder 15
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St to Sw

  • Box 17, folder 16
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Ta to Th

  • Box 17, folder 17
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Ti to Ty

  • Box 18, folder 1
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U

  • Box 18, folder 2
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V

  • Box 18, folder 3
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Wa

  • Box 18, folder 4
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We to Wh

  • Box 18, folder 5
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Wi to Willk

  • Box 18, folder 6
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Willo to Wy

  • Box 18, folder 7
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X,Y,Z

  • Box 18, folder 8
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1955

January to June-A

  • Box 18, folder 9
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July to December-A

  • Box 18, folder 10
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January to June-Ba to Bl

  • Box 18, folder 11
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January to June-Bo to By

  • Box 18, folder 12
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July to December-B

  • Box 18, folder 13
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January to June-Ca to Cl

  • Box 18, folder 14
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January to June-Co to Cu

  • Box 18, folder 15
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July to December-C

  • Box 18, folder 16
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January to June-D

  • Box 18, folder 17
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July to December-D

  • Box 19, folder 1
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January to June-E

  • Box 19, folder 2
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July to December-E

  • Box 19, folder 3
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January to June-F

  • Box 19, folder 4
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July to December-F

  • Box 19, folder 5
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January to June-G

  • Box 19, folder 6
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July to December-G

  • Box 19, folder 7
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January to June-Ha to Hy

  • Box 19, folder 8
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January to June-Ho to Hy

  • Box 19, folder 9
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July to December-H

  • Box 19, folder 10
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January to June-I

  • Box 19, folder 11
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July to December-I

  • Box 19, folder 12
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January to June-J

  • Box 19, folder 13
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July to December-J

  • Box 19, folder 14
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January to June-K

  • Box 19, folder 15
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July to December-K

  • Box 19, folder 16
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January to June-L

  • Box 19, folder 17
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July to December-L

  • Box 19, folder 18
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January to June-Mc

  • Box 19, folder 19
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July to December-Mc

  • Box 19, folder 20
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January to July-Ma to Mi

  • Box 19, folder 21
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January to July-Mo to My

  • Box 19, folder 22
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July to December-M

  • Box 19, folder 23
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January to June-N

  • Box 20, folder 1
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July to December-N

  • Box 20, folder 2
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January to June-O

  • Box 20, folder 3
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July to December-O

  • Box 20, folder 4
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January to June-P

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July to December-P

  • Box 20, folder 6
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January to June-Q

  • Box 20, folder 7
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July to December-Q

  • Box 20, folder 8
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January to June-Ra to Ri

  • Box 20, folder 9
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January to June-Ro to Ry

  • Box 20, folder 10
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July to December-R

  • Box 20, folder 11
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January to June-Sa to Sl

  • Box 20, folder 12
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January to June-Sm to Sw

  • Box 20, folder 13
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July to December-S

  • Box 20, folder 14
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Janurary to June-T

  • Box 20, folder 15
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July to December-T

  • Box 20, folder 16
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January to June-U

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July to December-U

  • Box 20, folder 18
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January to June-V

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July to December-V

  • Box 20, folder 20
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January to June-Wa to Wh

  • Box 20, folder 21
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January to June-Wi to Wy

  • Box 20, folder 22
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July to December-W

  • Box 20, folder 23
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January to June-X,Y,Z

  • Box 20, folder 24
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July to December-X,Y,Z

  • Box 20, folder 25
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1956

January

  • Box 20, folder 26
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Executive Orders Series

The Executive Orders Series contains signed carbon copies of the executive orders of both Governor Wetherby and Governor Earle C. Clements under whom Wetherby served as Lt. Governor. The executive orders are arranged chronologically. The Governor's treatment of bills may be found in the following locations: For veto messages see the Subject File Series, Legislative File. Issues of Legislative Digest from 1952 are found in the Oversized Materials. Legislative messages are scattered through the Speech Series. Signed bills are located in the Governors Record Group at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives in Frankfort Kentucky.

December 1947

  • Box 21, folder 1
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January 1948

  • Box 21, folder 2
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February to March 1948

  • Box 21, folder 3
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April to May 1948

  • Box 21, folder 4
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June 2 to June 12, 1948

  • Box 21, folder 5
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June 12 to June 30, 1948

  • Box 21, folder 6
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July 1 to July 12, 1948

  • Box 21, folder 7
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July 16 to July 31, 1948

  • Box 21, folder 8
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August 1948

  • Box 21, folder 9
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September 1948

  • Box 22, folder 1
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October to December 1948

  • Box 22, folder 2
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January 1949

  • Box 22, folder 3
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February 1949

  • Box 22, folder 4
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March to April 1949

  • Box 22, folder 5
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May to June 1949

  • Box 22, folder 6
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July to August 1949

  • Box 22, folder 7
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September 1949

  • Box 22, folder 8
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October 1949

  • Box 22, folder 9
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November 1949

  • Box 23, folder 1
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December 1949

  • Box 23, folder 2
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January 1950

  • Box 23, folder 3
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February to April 1950

  • Box 23, folder 4
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May to June 15, 1950

  • Box 23, folder 5
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June 20 to June 30, 1950

  • Box 23, folder 6
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July 1950

  • Box 23, folder 7
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August to October 1950

  • Box 23, folder 8
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November 13 to November 15, 1950

  • Box 23, folder 9
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November 16 to December 1950

  • Box 23, folder 10
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January to February 1951

  • Box 24, folder 1
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March to April 1951

  • Box 24, folder 2
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May to June 1951

  • Box 24, folder 3
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July to August 1951

  • Box 24, folder 4
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September to October 1951

  • Box 24, folder 5
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December 1951

  • Box 24, folder 6
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January to April 1952

  • Box 25, folder 1
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May 1952

  • Box 25, folder 2
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June 5 to June 11, 1952

  • Box 25, folder 3
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June 13 to June 26, 1952

  • Box 25, folder 4
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July 1952

  • Box 25, folder 5
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August to September 1952

  • Box 25, folder 6
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October to December 1952

  • Box 25, folder 7
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January to March 1953

  • Box 25, folder 8
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April to June 1953

  • Box 26, folder 1
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July to August 1953

  • Box 26, folder 2
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September to October 1953

  • Box 26, folder 3
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November to December 1953

  • Box 26, folder 4
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January to March 1954

  • Box 26, folder 5
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April to May 1954

  • Box 26, folder 6
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June 1954

  • Box 26, folder 7
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July 1954

  • Box 26, folder 8
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August 1954

  • Box 27, folder 1
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September to December 1954

  • Box 27, folder 2
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January to April 1955

  • Box 27, folder 3
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May to June 1955

  • Box 27, folder 4
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July to August 1955

  • Box 27, folder 5
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September to October

  • Box 27, folder 6
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November to December 1955

  • Box 27, folder 7
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Photograph Series

This series contains the photos used by Governor Wetherby's office for publicity purposes. Most of the photos are eight by ten inches, black and white. Some of the photos are captioned and some have information such as names of persons in the photo, place taken, and photographer on the back. Some prominent persons in the photos include Alben Barkley, Earle C. Clements, Mrs. Helen Wetherby, and "Doc" Beauchamp. One group of photos reveals that Wetherby socialized with A.B. "Happy" Chandler early in his administration. In some of the photos subject's faces have been removed. There is one newspaper clipping from 1953. The photos have been separated by sheets of paper for preservation purposes. To facilitate research the photographs have been arranged chronologically and thereunder alphabetically by subject.

1926 Football Team

  • Box 28, folder 1
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1949-1950 General

  • Box 28, folder 2
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1951 Campaign

  • Box 28, folder 3
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1951 Chandler fishing trip

  • Box 28, folder 4
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1951 Derby

  • Box 28, folder 5
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1951 Eastern Airlines

  • Box 28, folder 6
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1951 General

  • Box 28, folder 7
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1951 General

  • Box 28, folder 8
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1951 Highway Department

  • Box 28, folder 9
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1951 Highway Department

  • Box 28, folder 10
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1951 Inaguration

  • Box 28, folder 11
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1951 Portraits of Governor, Highway Deptment

  • Box 28, folder 12
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1951 Renfro Valley

  • Box 28, folder 13
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1951 State Fair

  • Box 28, folder 14
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1951 State Police

  • Box 28, folder 15
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1952 Conservation Department

  • Box 28, folder 16
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1952 Eddyville Clothing Factory

  • Box 28, folder 17
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1952 Family

  • Box 28, folder 18
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1952 General

  • Box 28A, folder 1
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1952 General

  • Box 28A, folder 2
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1952 Highway Department

  • Box 28A, folder 3
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1952 Kerr, Bob

  • Box 28A, folder 4
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1952 Lexington Gathering

  • Box 28A, folder 5
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1952 Mammoth Cave

  • Box 28A, folder 6
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1952 Portrait of Governor

  • Box 28A, folder 7
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1952 Prison Labor

  • Box 28A, folder 8
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1952 State Police

  • Box 28A, folder 9
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1953 Air National Guard

  • Box 28A, folder 10
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1953 Ashland salutes Governor

  • Box 28A, folder 11
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1953 Beauchamp Portrait

  • Box 28A, folder 12
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1953 Bourbon Distillery

  • Box 28A, folder 13
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1953 Christmas

  • Box 28A, folder 14
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1953 Courier-Journal

  • Box 28A, folder 15
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1953 Derby

  • Box 28A, folder 16
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1953 Family

  • Box 28A, folder 17
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1953 General

  • Box 28A, folder 18
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1953 General

  • Box 28A, folder 19
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1953 General

  • Box 29, folder 1
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1953 General

  • Box 29, folder 2
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1953 General

  • Box 29, folder 3
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1953 General

  • Box 29, folder 4
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1953 Governor's Tour

  • Box 29, folder 5
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1953 Governor's Tour

  • Box 29, folder 6
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1953 Governor's Tour

  • Box 29, folder 7
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1953 Kentucky Colonels

  • Box 29, folder 8
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1953 Portraits of Governor

  • Box 29, folder 9
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1953 Seattle Sea Fair

  • Box 29, folder 10
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1953 State Fair

  • Box 29, folder 11
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1953 State Police

  • Box 29, folder 12
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1953 Tobacco fo March of Dimes

  • Box 29, folder 13
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1953 Turnpike Meeting

  • Box 29, folder 14
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1953 Turnpike Meeting

  • Box 29, folder 15
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1953 Turnpike Meeting

  • Box 29, folder 16
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1954 Air National Guard

  • Box 29A, folder 1
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1954 Army

  • Box 29A, folder 2
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1954 Barkley Campaign

  • Box 29A, folder 3
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1954 Bill Signing

  • Box 29A, folder 4
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1954 Capitol

  • Box 29A, folder 5
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1954 Courier-Journal

  • Box 29A, folder 6
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1954 Derby

  • Box 29A, folder 7
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1954 Family

  • Box 29A, folder 8
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1954 General

  • Box 29A, folder 9
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1954 General

  • Box 29A, folder 10
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1954 General

  • Box 29A, folder 11
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1954 General

  • Box 29A, folder 12
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1954 General

  • Box 29A, folder 13
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1954 Governor's Conference

  • Box 29A, folder 14
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1954 Governor's Mansion

  • Box 29A, folder 15
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1954 Highway Department

  • Box 29A, folder 16
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1954 Information Center, Ft. Knox

  • Box 29A, folder 17
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1954 Legislature

  • Box 29A, folder 18
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1954 Politicians

  • Box 29A, folder 19
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1954 Toll Road Groundbreaking

  • Box 29A, folder 20
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1954 Ward, Henry

  • Box 29A, folder 21
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1955 Campaign for Combs

  • Box 30, folder 1
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1955 Commissioners

  • Box 30, folder 2
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1955 Clements Bridge

  • Box 30, folder 3
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1955 Derby

  • Box 30, folder 4
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1955 Ford Plant, Louisville

  • Box 30, folder 5
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1955 General

  • Box 30, folder 6
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1955 General

  • Box 30, folder 7
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1955 General

  • Box 30, folder 8
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1955 Governor Office

  • Box 30, folder 9
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1955 Highways

  • Box 30, folder 10
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1955 Mt. Laurel Festival

  • Box 30, folder 11
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1955 Mt. Laurel Festival

  • Box 30, folder 12
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1955 State Fair

  • Box 30, folder 13
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1956-1958 General

  • Box 30, folder 14
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Undated - Air National Guard

  • Box 30, folder 15
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Undated - Bill Signing

  • Box 30, folder 16
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Undated - Boating

  • Box 30, folder 17
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Undated - Conservation Department

  • Box 30, folder 18
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Undated - Courier-Journal

  • Box 30, folder 19
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Undated - Dance King and Queen

  • Box 30, folder 20
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Undated - Derby

  • Box 30, folder 21
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Undated - Family

  • Box 30, folder 22
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Undated - Fishing and Personal

  • Box 30, folder 23
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Undated - General

  • Box 31, folder 1
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Undated - General

  • Box 31, folder 2
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Undated - General

  • Box 31, folder 3
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Undated - General

  • Box 31, folder 4
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Undated - General

  • Box 31, folder 5
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Undated - General

  • Box 31, folder 6
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Undated - General

  • Box 31, folder 7
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Undated - General

  • Box 31, folder 8
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Undated - Governor's Conference

  • Box 31, folder 9
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Undated - Highway Department

  • Box 31, folder 10
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Undated - Hospital

  • Box 31, folder 11
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Undated - Negatives

  • Box 31, folder 12
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Undated - Politicians

  • Box 31, folder 13
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Undated - Portrait of Governor

  • Box 31, folder 14
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Undated - Portraits of Governor

  • Box 31, folder 15
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Undated - Presents

  • Box 31, folder 16
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Undated - Press Tour

  • Box 31, folder 17
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Undated - Red Cross

  • Box 31, folder 18
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Undated - State Police

  • Box 31, folder 19
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Undated - Trip

  • Box 31, folder 20
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Undated - University of Kentucky

  • Box 31, folder 21
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Press Release Series

This series contains typed copies of press or news releases from the Governor's office or from other executive branch offices during the term of Governor Lawrence W. Wetherby. The releases cover a wide range of subjects from state revenue receipts to campaign statements. Accompanying the releases are a few clippings, correspondence, and other appended materials. The series is arranged chronologically. In some cases the press releases show editor's markings.

1951

  • Box 32, folder 1
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1952

  • Box 32, folder 2
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1953

  • Box 32, folder 3
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1954

  • Box 32, folder 4
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January to May 1955

  • Box 32, folder 5
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June to December 1955

  • Box 32, folder 6
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Speech Series

The Speech Series contains typed and occasionally printed copies of Governor Wetherby's legislative messages, addresses to civic and governmental organizations, campaign speeches, introductions, and media presentations on topics such as sports, the state budget, education, mental health, labor, and administrative accomplishments. The speeches, which are all dated, are arranged chronologically. In addition to the speeches the series contains related news releases, clippings, correspondence, and speeches by others. Most of the materials used in the preparation of speeches are found at the end of the series. The Governor received assistance in speech writing from his executive secretary, Edward A. Farris, and his administrative assistant, George Kerler. Unfortunately, there are no early drafts of speeches and only a few handwritten modifications of the texts to indicate how the speeches developed. For additional public statements by Wetherby see the Press Release Series, Subject File (Campaign), and the Executive Orders Series. Also included in the Speech Series are a few addresses from Wetherby's 1956 campaign for the Senate.

November 27, 1950 Inaguration

  • Box 33, folder 1
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December 15, 1950 Homecoming Day, Louisville

  • Box 33, folder 2
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January 7, 1951 Renfro Valley - CBS

  • Box 33, folder 3
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January 18, 1951 Scott County Farm Bureau, Oxford High School

  • Box 33, folder 4
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January 26, 1951 Kentucky Press Association, Louisville

  • Box 33, folder 5
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February 5, 1951 Christian County Farm Bureau, Hopkinsville

  • Box 33, folder 6
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February 21, 1951 Dedication of Gen. Buckner's plaque

  • Box 33, folder 7
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February 21, 1951 Call for Special Session

  • Box 33, folder 8
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March 6, 1951 General Assembly Address

  • Box 33, folder 9
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March 17, 1951 Kentucky Green Pastures Program

  • Box 33, folder 10
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March 18, 1951 Television Program, Cincinnati

  • Box 33, folder 11
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March 31, 1951 Somerset Chamber of Commerce Banquet

  • Box 33, folder 12
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March 31, 1951 Bridge Dedication, Burnside

  • Box 33, folder 13
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April 16, 1951 Louisville Auto Association

  • Box 33, folder 14
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April 21, 1951 Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, Louisville

  • Box 33, folder 15
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May 7, 1951 Lonesome Pine Council Boy Scouts

  • Box 33, folder 16
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May 12, 1951 Kentucky Dam Bridge Dedication

  • Box 33, folder 17
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May 14, 1951 Caldwell County War Memorial Hospital

  • Box 33, folder 18
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May 16, 1951 Burkesville Bridge Dedication

  • Box 33, folder 19
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May 18, 1951 Kentucky Highway Safety Conference

  • Box 33, folder 20
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May 21, 1951 Mary Inglis Highway Assn.

  • Box 33, folder 21
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May 22, 1951 Eastern H.S. Commencement, Louisville

  • Box 33, folder 22
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May 25, 1951 Mountain Laurel Festival

  • Box 33, folder 23
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May 30, 1951 Owen County Memorial Hospital

  • Box 33, folder 24
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June 10, 1951 Highway 80 Breaks Celebration

  • Box 33, folder 25
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July 11, 1951 Fred Vinson Day

  • Box 33, folder 26
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July 1951 Alben Barkley Nomination for President

  • Box 33, folder 27
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July 24, 1951 Radio Station WHAS, Louisville

  • Box 33, folder 28
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September 1, 1951 Wolf Creek Dam Dedication

  • Box 33, folder 29
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October 4, 1951 Fall Campaign Opening

  • Box 33, folder 30
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October 22, 1951 Kentucky League of Women Voters

  • Box 33, folder 31
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December 11, 1951 Inauguration

  • Box 33, folder 32
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December 20, 1951 Cotton Bowl game recording, NBC

  • Box 33, folder 32
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January 11, 1952 Budget

  • Box 33, folder 33
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January 15, 1952 General Assembly Joint Session

  • Box 33, folder 34
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May 16, 1952 Clements on Phillip Morris Program

  • Box 33, folder 35
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September 26, 1952 Dedication of Science Building KSU

  • Box 33, folder 36
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November 20, 1952 Eastern Kentucky Town Hall Meeting

  • Box 33, folder 37
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December 10, 1952 County Officials 1952 Convention

  • Box 33, folder 38
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January 1953 Tears for the Jeffersonian Democrats

  • Box 33, folder 39
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January 1953 Should KY Governors Suceed Themselves

  • Box 33, folder 40
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June 23, 1953 Remarks on Barrell Celebration

  • Box 33, folder 41
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September 29, 1953 National Tax Asssociation Convention

  • Box 33, folder 42
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January 12, 1954 General Assembly Joint Session

  • Box 33, folder 43
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April 23, 1954 Introduction of French Ambassador

  • Box 33, folder 44
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April 1954 State Fair Plans Announcement

  • Box 33, folder 45
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May 11, 1954 Division of Soil and Water Resources Recording

  • Box 33, folder 46
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May 27, 1954 Lindsey Wilson College Golden Anniversary

  • Box 33, folder 47
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June 1, 1954 Task Force on Water Resources and Power

  • Box 33, folder 48
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September 1954 What Legislature has done for Medicine

  • Box 33, folder 49
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September 6, 1954 United Mine Workers, Pikeville

  • Box 33, folder 50
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November 1, 1954 WHAS Radio and Television

  • Box 33, folder 51
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November 1, 1954 State-wide Radio Hookup

  • Box 33, folder 52
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November 11, 1954 Southern Regional Education Board

  • Box 33, folder 53
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February 8, 1955 Speech by O.W.B.

  • Box 34, folder 1
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June 1, 1955 Accomplishments

  • Box 34, folder 2
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June 2, 1955 Bert Comb Campaign

  • Box 34, folder 3
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July 1, 1955 Princeton, KY (unspoken)

  • Box 34, folder 4
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August 3, 1955 Wetherby for Combs Campaign

  • Box 34, folder 5
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September 18, 1955 Democratic Campaign Opening

  • Box 34, folder 6
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October 26, 1955 Middletown Campaign for Van Arsdale

  • Box 34, folder 7
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December 7, 1955 Station WHAS-TV

  • Box 34, folder 8
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December 13, 1955 Inauguration

  • Box 34, folder 9
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December 13, 1955 Farewell Remarks

  • Box 34, folder 10
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October?, 1956 Radio Address, Rural Area Camapign

  • Box 34, folder 11
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October?, 1956 Radio Address-The Record

  • Box 34, folder 12
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October 29, 1956 Stevenson-Kefauver Dinner Recording

  • Box 34, folder 13
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November 5, 1956 Closing Radio Speech

  • Box 34, folder 14
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1950-1955 Speech Material

  • Box 34, folder 15
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Subject File Series

Because so many of Weatherby's gubernatorial records were lost, the Subject File Series contains correspondence and printed material on only a fraction of the total number of subjects handled by the Governor's office. However, the series does contain personal and political topics such as: Campaign (extensive materials) Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky Legislative (veto reasoning) Politics Senatorial Vacancy Christmas Cards Congratulatory Letters Attorney General Budget Court of Appeals Finance Department Insurance Resignations State Police Louisville-New Albany Bridge State Fair Toll Roads The Subject File Series is arranged alphabetically by subject and thereunder chronologically.

Attorney General-November 1950 to March 1951

  • Box 35, folder 1
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Attorney General-April to December 1952

  • Box 35, folder 2
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Attorney General-January 1952 to May 1953

  • Box 35, folder 3
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Attorney General-June 1953 to November 1955

  • Box 35, folder 4
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Budget-Executive Budget-1950 to 1952

  • Box 35, folder 5
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Budget-Executive Budget-1952 to 1954

  • Box 35, folder 6
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Budget-Executive Budget-1954 to 1956

  • Box 35, folder 7
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Budget-Executive Budget-1956 to 1958

  • Box 35, folder 8
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Budget-Financial Report-1954 to 1955

  • Box 35, folder 9
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Campaign-Campaign Contributions-June to December 1951

  • Box 36, folder 1
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Campaign-Campaign Contributions-1955

  • Box 36, folder 2
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Campaign-Campaign Manager-April to September 1951

  • Box 36, folder 3
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Camapign-Election Congratulations-November 1950-A to B

  • Box 36, folder 4
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Camapign-Election Congratulations-November 1950-C

  • Box 36, folder 5
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1950-D to E

  • Box 36, folder 6
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1950-F to G

  • Box 36, folder 7
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1950-H to I

  • Box 36, folder 8
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1950-J to L

  • Box 36, folder 9
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1950-M to N

  • Box 36, folder 10
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1950-O to R

  • Box 37, folder 1
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1950-S

  • Box 37, folder 2
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1950-T to W

  • Box 37, folder 3
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1951-A to Bo

  • Box 37, folder 4
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1951-Br to C

  • Box 37, folder 5
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1951-D to E

  • Box 37, folder 6
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1951-F to G

  • Box 37, folder 7
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1951-H to I

  • Box 37, folder 8
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1951-J to L

  • Box 37, folder 9
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1951-M to O

  • Box 37, folder 10
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1951-P to R

  • Box 38, folder 1
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1951-S to U

  • Box 38, folder 2
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Campaign-Election Congratulations-November 1951-V to Z

  • Box 38, folder 3
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Campaign-Election Returns-1946 and 1951 (see Oversize)

  • Box 38, folder 4
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Campaign-Endorsements-January to March 1951

  • Box 38, folder 5
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Campaign-Endorsements-April to May 1951

  • Box 38, folder 6
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Campaign-Endorsements-June to July 1951

  • Box 38, folder 7
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Campaign-Endorsements-August to November 1951

  • Box 38, folder 8
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Campaign-General Correspondence-November 12 to December 6, 1954

  • Box 39, folder 1
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Campaign-General Correspondence-December 8 to 30, 1954

  • Box 39, folder 2
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Campaign-General Correspondence-January 1955

  • Box 39, folder 3
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Campaign-General Correspondence-February 1955

  • Box 39, folder 4
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Campaign-General Correspondence-March 1955

  • Box 39, folder 5
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Campaign-General Correspondence-April 1955

  • Box 39, folder 6
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Campaign-General Correspondence-May 1955

  • Box 39, folder 7
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Campaign-General Correspondence-June 1955

  • Box 39, folder 8
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Campaign-General Correspondence-July 1955

  • Box 40, folder 1
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Campaign-General Correspondence-August 1955

  • Box 40, folder 2
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Campaign-General Correspondence-September 1955

  • Box 40, folder 3
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Campaign-General Correspondence-October to November 1955

  • Box 40, folder 4
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Campaign-Kilgore, Ben (opponent)-1951

  • Box 40, folder 5
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Campaign-Miscellaneous-April to July 16, 1951

  • Box 40, folder 6
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Campaign-Miscellaneous-July 17 to 31, 1951

  • Box 40, folder 7
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Campaign-Miscellaneous-August 1951

  • Box 41, folder 1
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Campaign-Miscellaneous-September 1951

  • Box 41, folder 2
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Campaign-Miscellaneous-October 1951

  • Box 41, folder 3
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Campaign-Miscellaneous-November 1951

  • Box 41, folder 4
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations-August 1951-A to B

  • Box 41, folder 5
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations-August 1951-C to D

  • Box 41, folder 6
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations-August 1951-E to H

  • Box 41, folder 7
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations-August 1951-J to L

  • Box 41, folder 8
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations-August 1951-M to P

  • Box 41, folder 9
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations-August 1951-R to S

  • Box 42, folder 1
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Campaign-Primary Congratulations-August 1951-T to Z

  • Box 42, folder 2
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Campaign-Publicity-November 1950 to September 1951

  • Box 42, folder 3
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Campaign-Robertson, Harrison-1955

  • Box 42, folder 4
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Campaign-Siler, Eugene-1951

  • Box 42, folder 5
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Campaign-Vincent, Howell-1951

  • Box 42, folder 6
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Christmas Cards from the Wetherby's

  • Box 42, folder 7
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Committee on Highway Problems (Gov. Conf.)-1954

  • Box 42, folder 8
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Committee on Highway Problems (Gov. Conf.)-1955

  • Box 42, folder 9
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Congrats. on a Successful Administration-Nov. 1955

  • Box 42, folder 10
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Congrats. on a Successful Administration-Dec. 2-9, 1955

  • Box 42, folder 11
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Congrats. on a Successful Administration-Dec. 12, 1955

  • Box 42, folder 12
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Court of Appeals-January 1952 to December 1955

  • Box 43, folder 1
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-March 1949 (2 copies)

  • Box 43, folder 2
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-June 1949 (4 copies)

  • Box 43, folder 3
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-September 1949 (3 copies)

  • Box 43, folder 4
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-December 1949(3 copies)

  • Box 43, folder 5
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-March to May 1950 (2 copies)

  • Box 43, folder 6
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-June to August 1950 (2 copies)

  • Box 43, folder 7
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-September to November 1950 (2 copies)

  • Box 43, folder 8
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-1950

  • Box 43, folder 9
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-January to June 1951

  • Box 43, folder 10
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-Fall 1951

  • Box 43, folder 11
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-February 1952

  • Box 43, folder 12
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-May 1952

  • Box 43, folder 13
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-Midsummer 1952

  • Box 43, folder 14
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-1954 (3 copies)

  • Box 43, folder 15
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Democratic Women's Journal of Kentucky-1954 (4 copies)

  • Box 43, folder 16
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Economic Security

  • Box 43, folder 17
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Election Commission-1950 to 1955

  • Box 43, folder 18
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Finance Department-1955

  • Box 43, folder 19
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Honorary Memberships-1950 to 1951

  • Box 43, folder 20
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Honorary Memberships-1952

  • Box 43, folder 21
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Honorary Memberships-1953

  • Box 43, folder 22
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Inauguration-1951

  • Box 43, folder 23
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Insurance-General Business-October to December 1951

  • Box 43, folder 24
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Insurance-General Business-1952

  • Box 44, folder 1
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Insurance-General Business-1953

  • Box 44, folder 2
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Insurance-General Business-1954

  • Box 44, folder 3
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Insurance-General Business-1955

  • Box 44, folder 4
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Insurance-List of Agencies-1954 and 1955

  • Box 44, folder 5
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Kentucky Wesleyan College

  • Box 44, folder 6
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Legislature-House and Senate-1952

  • Box 44, folder 7
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Legislature-1954

  • Box 44, folder 8
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Louisville-New Albany Bridge-1955

  • Box 44, folder 9
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Mammoth Cave National Park-1952 to 1955

  • Box 45, folder 1
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Miscellaneous-Correspondence-April to November 1956

  • Box 45, folder 2
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Miscellaneous-General-1951-1956

  • Box 45, folder 3
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Miscellaneous-General-Undated

  • Box 45, folder 4
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Personal-1951 to 1952

  • Box 45, folder 5
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Personal-January to June 1954

  • Box 45, folder 6
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Personal-July to December 1954

  • Box 45, folder 7
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Personal-1955

  • Box 45, folder 8
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Politics-1948 to 1953 and Undated

  • Box 46, folder 1
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Publicity-1950 to 1952

  • Box 46, folder 2
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Resignations-1950 to 1951

  • Box 46, folder 3
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Resignations-1952 to 1953

  • Box 46, folder 4
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Senatorial Vacancy-March 12-14, 1951

  • Box 46, folder 5
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Senatorial Vacancy-March 15-16, 1951

  • Box 46, folder 6
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Senatorial Vacancy-March 19-23, 1951

  • Box 46, folder 7
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Senatorial Vacancy-March 23 to April 6, 1951

  • Box 46, folder 8
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State Fair-1955

  • Box 47, folder 1
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State Police-July to December 1955

  • Box 47, folder 2
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Toll Roads-January to August 1953

  • Box 47, folder 3
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Toll Roads-September to December 1953

  • Box 47, folder 4
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Toll Roads-1954

  • Box 47, folder 5
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Toll Roads-1955

  • Box 47, folder 6
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Toll Roads-Booklets-July 1954-2 copies

  • Box 47, folder 7
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Toll Roads-Booklets-November 1954

  • Box 47, folder 8
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Toll Roads-Booklets-January 1955-2 copies

  • Box 47, folder 9
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Toll Roads-Booklets-April 1955-2 copies

  • Box 47, folder 10
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Toll Roads-Booklets-May 1955

  • Box 47, folder 11
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Toll Roads-Booklets-October 1955

  • Box 47, folder 12
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Oversized and Rolled Materials

This series contains materials too large to fit in standard archival boxes. Most of the items are printed material including reports, maps, digests, clippings, and election results.

Clippings-1949 to 1955

  • Box 48, folder 1
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Rolled Copy of Courier-Journal Magazine-August 6, 1950

  • Box 48, folder 2
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Kentucky General Election Results-November 1943

  • Box 49, folder 1
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Kentucky General Election Results-November 1945

  • Box 49, folder 2
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Kentucky General Election Results-August 1947

  • Box 49, folder 3
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Kentucky General Election Results-November 1947

  • Box 49, folder 4
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Kentucky General Election Results-November 1948

  • Box 49, folder 5
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Kentucky General Election Results-November 1951

  • Box 49, folder 6
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Kentucky Highway Road Expenditures by Counties-1954

  • Box 49, folder 7
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Kentucky General Election Results-1944

  • Box 49, folder 8
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Preliminary Land Map for Mammoth Cave Park-December 1949

  • Box 49, folder 9
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Kentucky House of Representatives seating arrangement (4 copies)

  • Box 49, folder 10
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The Legislative Digest-February 1952

  • Box 49, folder 11
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The Legislative Digest-March 1952

  • Box 49, folder 12
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North Carolina naming Wetherby an honorary Tarheel-June 1952

  • Box 49, folder 13
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Map of Kentucky-1952

  • Box 49, folder 14
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Map of Kentucky-1952

  • Box 49, folder 15
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Certificate of Merit from Nash Motors-1953

  • Box 49, folder 16
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Outline of Master Turnpike in Eastern U.S.-August 1954

  • Box 49, folder 17
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Kidder, Peabody and Co. summary of turnpike and toll revenue bonds-October 1954

  • Box 49, folder 18
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Kentucky Turnpike report-June 1955

  • Box 49, folder 19
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Kentucky Turnpike report-August 1955

  • Box 49, folder 20
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Kentucky Turnpike report-November 1955

  • Box 49, folder 21
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Kentucky New industries-poster of 1946 to 1955

  • Box 49, folder 22
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Appointment and Published Books

This series contains handwritten appointment books and published materials that Wetherby used as Governor. The appointment books refer to speeches, conferences, sports events, presentations, and cabinet meetings as well as scheduled meetings with individuals such as President Dwight D. Eisenhower (May 3rd and 4th, 1953). Though a few of the books have Wetherby's name in them, the Governor did not write in them. The Autograph Book is signed by friends and employees of the executive branch. The series is arranged alphabetically by title.

Appointment Book-1951

  • Box 50, folder 1
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Appointment Book-1952

  • Box 50, folder 2
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Appointment Book-1953

  • Box 50, folder 3
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Appointment Book-1954

  • Box 50, folder 4
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Appointment Book-1955

  • Box 50, folder 5
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Autograph Book

  • Box 51, folder 1
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The Book of the Presidents (1948)

  • Box 51, folder 2
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Governor's Conference (September 30, October 1-3, 1951)

  • Box 51, folder 3
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Governors of the American States, Commonwealths, and Territories(1954)

  • Box 51, folder 4
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Governors of the American States, Commonwealths, and Territories(1955)

  • Box 51, folder 5
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Kentucky Historic Highways (1951)

  • Box 51, folder 6
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Kentucky Court Directory (1954-1955)

  • Box 51, folder 7
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Kentucky Directory (1950 and 1952)

  • Box 51, folder 8
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Pictoral Roster and Seating Arrangement, General Assembly of Kentucky (1954)

  • Box 51, folder 9
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Roberts Rules of Order Revised (1915)

  • Box 51, folder 10
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Rules and Committees of the Kentucky House (1950)

  • Box 51, folder 11
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Rules and Committees of the Kentucky House (1952) 2 copies

  • Box 51, folder 12
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Scrapbook Series

The scrapbooks in the Scrapbook Series contain clippings from the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times that cover political events during the administration of Governor Wetherby. The clippings are arranged chronologically and in most cases dated either by hand or in newsprint. At the beginning of each volume is a subject index. The first three volumes are dedicated to the first lady by Frank G. Drewry, the compiler.

November 28, 1950 through March 17, 1951 (Political News)

  • Box 52, folder 1
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March 18, 1951 through August 21, 1951 (Political News)

  • Box 52, folder 2
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August 22, 1951 through December 31, 1951 (Political News)

  • Box 52, folder 3
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January 1, 1952 through February 14, 1952 (Political News)

  • Box 52, folder 4
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February 15, 1952 through March 26, 1952 (Political News)

  • Box 52, folder 5
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March 29, 1952 through August 3, 1952 (Political News)

  • Box 52, folder 6
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August 5, 1952 through December 31, 1952 (Presidential Number)

  • Box 52, folder 7
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January 1, 1953 through April 30, 1953 (Political News)

  • Box 52, folder 8
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May 1, 1953 through September 17, 1953 (Political Number)

  • Box 52, folder 9
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September 17, 1953 through December 31, 1953 (Political News)

  • Box 52, folder 10
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January 1, 1954 through April 18, 1954 (Political News)

  • Box 52, folder 11
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April 19, 1954 through November 27, 1954 (Political News)

  • Box 52, folder 12
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November 30, 1954 through December 12, 1955 (Political News)

  • Box 52, folder 13
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