William Julius Moore Papers (Record Group 82), 1890-1980
- William Julius Moore Papers (Record Group 82), 1890-1980
- Moore, William Julius, 1894-1980
- 6.5 cubic feet, 10,500 items, 15 boxes
- Eastern Kentucky University
- Biography / History
- Dr. William J. Moore was associated with Eastern for fifty-two years, arriving on campus as a nineteen-year-old freshman in 1913. He joined the faculty as a professor of economics in 1928 and became dean in 1945. He retired in 1965, after which a classroom building was named in his honor.
- William Julius Moore was born on October 25, 1894, in Booneville, Kentucky. He was the son of the late Henry Wosley and Mary Jane Moore and was the eldest of thirteen children. He was married to Nazza Kilborn Moore, and they had two children, Mary Elizabeth Roberts and William Moore. He received a two-year diploma in education from Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College and earned his A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kentucky. He also studied for two years at the UK Law School.
- Moore served under former State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Fred Williams as director of the Bureau of Finance and as commissioner of revenue from 1944-1945 in the administration of Governor Simeon Willis. He was a member of the Kentucky General Assembly in 1924 and chairman of the Kentucky State Tax Commission. His work in the state's educational development included chairing an advisory committee to the Council on Public Higher Education. He once served as chairman of the Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards.
- His last work was on behalf of retired teachers. He served as founder and president of the Madison County Retired Teachers Association and on the State Legislative Commission on Retired Teachers. Moore, the author of numerous articles on economics and education was a teacher, principal, and superintendent in Kentucky schools for fourteen years before joining the faculty at Eastern. He was named a recipient of the Eastern Centennial Alumni Award in 1974.
- He was a member of numerous professional and educational organizations, including the National, Kentucky, and Central Kentucky Education Associations, Kentucky Academy of Science, Kentucky Academy of Social Science, American Southern Economic Association, the National Tax Association, National Municipal League, American Society for Public Administration, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He was a member of the honorary organizations of Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Omega Pi, Phi Delta Phi, and Phi Delta Kappa. He was a member of the Richmond Lions Club, Knights of Pythias, the Christian Church, and was district governor of Lions International in 1948.
- Dr. Moore died on February 26, 1980, and was buried at the Richmond Cemetery.
- Scope and Content
- Dean Moore, as he was affectionately called, had a long and close association with Richmond and Eastern Kentucky University. From his days as a student fresh from the mountains of a very rural and isolated Owsley County in 1913 to his death in 1980, Dr. Moore strongly advocated the need for education. In addition, Dean Moore was an avid genealogist. The William J. Moore papers reflect Dr. Moore's extensive research into the Moore, Brandenburg and related families. Historian/genealogist Mr. David Brandenberg of Atlanta, Georgia, provided invaluable advice in arranging portions of the Genealogical Series.
- Unfortunately, almost no personal correspondence and no political correspondence was saved by Dr. Moore. There is however a dearth of photographs in the collection. Dean Moore's civic activities, especially with the Richmond Lions Club, are adequately documented. For Dr. Moore's career at Eastern Kentucky University one must consult Eastern's institutional records, especially the records of the President's office and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. In March 1978 a series of interviews with Dr. Moore was conducted by Charles Hay for the Eastern institutional oral history program. These interviews shed some light on Moore's personal and political career.
- Although the William J. Moore papers on a whole are somewhat disappointing, especially in providing information on Moore's activities in the Kentucky Republican Party, the collection nevertheless will prove fruitful to genealogists.
Contents of the Collection
Advisory Committee 1963-1964
Associated Programs in Educational Administration Minutes 1955-1959
Century Fund 1968
Committee on Plans and Programs Minutes 1939-1941
Curriculum for Teacher Education Guide 1966
Standards (EKSC) n.d.
Study of Teacher Education 1940
Allister, Berry, and Blackwell Family 1968-1978
Bowman Family 1936-1980
Carver, Clark, Cole, Combs, Gabbard, and Hamilton Family 1962-1980
Kilburn, McGuire, Palmer, and Porter Family 1968-1979
Moore Family 1938-1978
Pound, Rose, Smith, String, Treadway, Vesser & Wilson Family 1949-1979
Matthias Brandenburg Family (A-C) 1931-1980
Matthias Brandenburg Family (D-Z) 1902-1979
Non-Matthias Family 1931-1971
Bailey, Green & Elizabeth 1864-1911
Beatty, J.M. 1861-1916
Blackwell, Joseph 1861-1863
Bowman, Elihu 1864-1926
Bowman, Elijah 1795
Bowman, William 1861-1917
Brandenburgh, Abraham C. 1862-1896
Brandenburgh, Absalom 1815
Brandenburgh, Alexander 1779-1780
Brandenburgh, Ancil 1861-1913
Brandenburgh, Anne 1809
Brandenburgh, Anthony 1833
Brandenburgh, David 1836-1902
Brandenburgh, Elijah W. 1861-1896
Brandenburgh, Hardin 1861-1898
Brandenburgh, Henry 1861-1892
Brandenburgh, Jackson 1861-1899
Brandenburgh, Jacob 1793
Brandenburgh, James 1861-1915
Brandenburgh, Jeptha 1861
Brandenburgh, John 1835
Brandenburgh, John H. 1861-1924
Brandenburgh, Joseph 1844-1864
Brandenburgh, Matthias 1767-1789
Brandenburgh, Samuel 1839-1861
Brandenburgh, Samuel P. 1861-1941
Brandenburgh, Solomon 1861
Brandenburgh, Taylor 1861-1904
Brandenburgh, Thomas 1861-1878
Brandenburgh, William 1808-1832
Brandenburgh, William H. 1861-1863
Clark, Andrew H. 1861-1930
Clark, David W. 1863-1902
Clark, Henry J. 1861-1912
Cole, Jesse H. 1861-1904
Cole, John 1861-1917
Collins, Levi 1810-1891
Cox, Elisha R.W. 1861-1916
Daniel, George W. 1847-1922
Daniel, John M. 1863-1898
Daniel, Thomas J. 1836-1975
Daughters of American Revolution 1740-1973
Death Certificates 1911-1941
Eades, Joseph 1861
Flanery, Hampton 1861-1915
Franklin, Henry H. 1861-1926
Garrard, Theophilus T. 1861-1903
Geer, Thomas J. 1861-1920
Hamilton, John 1843-1915
Hamilton, Randolph S. 1861-1907
Hamilton, Wesley 1861-1901
Hogan, David 1861-1907
Holder, John 1780
Kilburn, Henderson 1863-1909
Kilburn, William 1861-1904
Lafarce, David K. 1848
May, Reuben 1902
McGuire, Felix G. 1861-1865
McGuire, Jonathon 1861-1891
McGuire, Thomas J. 1861-1907
Moore, James 1813
Moore, Hiram 1861-1898
Moore, James F. 1855-1883
Moore, Joseph P. 1868-1930
Moore, Nathan L. 1862
Moore, Preston 1861-1901
Moore, Timothy 1973
Moore, William 1845-1901
Partridge, Lelia E. 1915
Smallwood, William J. 1852-1902
Smith, Algin 1862-1864
Smith, Asa (Kentucky) 1861-1918
Smith, Asa (Missouri) 1863-1920
Smith, Henry 1847-1903
Smith, Huston 1863-1899
Smith, Milton H. 1863-1922
Smith, Richard 1861-1864
Stewart, Andrew J. 1861-1904
Stewart, John 1871-1932
Stewart, Silas 1861-1900
Strong, William 1861-1919
Treadway, Elisha B. 1847-1895
Wilson, Alfred C. 1864-1909
Wilson, Thomas H. 1861-1869
Wolgamot, Joseph 1774-1802
Woodard, James 1836-1919
Moore Genealogy Subseries
Names and Information
Brandenburgh Genealogy Subseries
Other Family Surnames Genealogy Subseries
Bowman and Crawford Family
Lions Club Series
Local Lions Club
Club Roster District n.d.
Club Roster Local n.d.
Financial Report n.d.
Gum Ball Machines n.d.
Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation n.d.
Leo Club Information n.d.
Newsletters-Lexington, Berea 1973
Position and Duties of Officers and Committees n.d.
Programs-Anniversary Dinner 1941-1979
Programs-Other Area Clubs 1931-1971
National Lions Club
Candy Day n.d.
Ceremony for Introduction of New Members n.d.
Concise Information about Lions Club n.d.
Constitution and By-Laws n.d.
Information Committee n.d.
Lions Club Histories n.d.
Manual of Information n.d.
Membership Brochures n.d.
Miscellaneous Booklets n.d.
Song and Game Booklets n.d.
Turtle Derby Programs 1968-1978
Vision Brochures n.d.
Letter of Appreciation upon Retirement 1965
- Box 12