William Julius Moore Papers (Record Group 82), 1890-1980

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Julius Moore Papers (Record Group 82), 1890-1980
Creator
Moore, William Julius, 1894-1980
Extent
6.5 cubic feet, 10,500 items, 15 boxes
Finding Aid Author
Jackie Couture, Molly Bowen, and Lee Ann Eades
Repository
Eastern Kentucky University

Collection Overview

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

EKU Series

This series consists of two boxes of material related to William J. Moore's time at Eastern. This series contains minutes of the various committees on which he served. His profile is also included in this series.

Advisory Committee 1963-1964

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Associated Programs in Educational Administration Minutes 1955-1959

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Century Fund 1968

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Committee on Plans and Programs Minutes 1939-1941

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Correspondence 1927-1979

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Curriculum for Teacher Education Guide 1966

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Miscellaneous

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Newsclippings

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Photographs n.d.

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Precessors n.d.

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Profile n.d.

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Programs 1948-1874

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Standards (EKSC) n.d.

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Study of Teacher Education 1940

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Genealogy Series

This series is comprised of genealogical research performed by William J. Moore. This series is subdivided into five subseries: correspondence, documents, Moore Family, Brandenburgh Family, and Other Surnames.

Correspondence Subseries

The correspondence of William J. Moore consists of two boxes. The files are arranged alphabetically by family surnames and the letters therein are arranged alphabetically by author's last name. The letters were written between the years of 1902 and 1980. These are personal letters from friends and families regarding genealogy. One box consists of letters only on the Brandenburg Family Line. They are divided into two families, the Matthias family line and the non-Matthias family line. The envelopes have been stored with the letters.

Allister, Berry, and Blackwell Family 1968-1978

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Bowman Family 1936-1980

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Carver, Clark, Cole, Combs, Gabbard, and Hamilton Family 1962-1980

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Kilburn, McGuire, Palmer, and Porter Family 1968-1979

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Miscellaneous 1938-1979

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Moore Family 1938-1978

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Pound, Rose, Smith, String, Treadway, Vesser & Wilson Family 1949-1979

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Matthias Brandenburg Family (A-C) 1931-1980

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Matthias Brandenburg Family (D-Z) 1902-1979

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Non-Matthias Family 1931-1971

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Documents Subseries

These documents are contained in two boxes. The documents consist of death records, civil war documents, etc. The documents are arranged in alphabetical order by the individual's surname.

Bailey, Green & Elizabeth 1864-1911

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Beatty, J.M. 1861-1916

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Blackwell, Joseph 1861-1863

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Bowman, Elihu 1864-1926

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Bowman, Elijah 1795

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Bowman, William 1861-1917

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Brandenburgh, Abraham C. 1862-1896

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Brandenburgh, Absalom 1815

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Brandenburgh, Alexander 1779-1780

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Brandenburgh, Ancil 1861-1913

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Brandenburgh, Anne 1809

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Brandenburgh, Anthony 1833

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Brandenburgh, David 1836-1902

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Brandenburgh, Elijah W. 1861-1896

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Brandenburgh, Hardin 1861-1898

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Brandenburgh, Henry 1861-1892

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Brandenburgh, Jackson 1861-1899

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Brandenburgh, Jacob 1793

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Brandenburgh, James 1861-1915

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Brandenburgh, Jeptha 1861

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Brandenburgh, John 1835

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Brandenburgh, John H. 1861-1924

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Brandenburgh, Joseph 1844-1864

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Brandenburgh, Matthias 1767-1789

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Brandenburgh, Samuel 1839-1861

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Brandenburgh, Samuel P. 1861-1941

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Brandenburgh, Solomon 1861

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Brandenburgh, Taylor 1861-1904

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Brandenburgh, Thomas 1861-1878

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Brandenburgh, William 1808-1832

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Brandenburgh, William H. 1861-1863

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Clark, Andrew H. 1861-1930

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Clark, David W. 1863-1902

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Clark, Henry J. 1861-1912

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Cole, Jesse H. 1861-1904

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Cole, John 1861-1917

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Collins, Levi 1810-1891

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Cox, Elisha R.W. 1861-1916

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Daniel, George W. 1847-1922

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Daniel, John M. 1863-1898

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Daniel, Thomas J. 1836-1975

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Daughters of American Revolution 1740-1973

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Death Certificates 1911-1941

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Eades, Joseph 1861

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Flanery, Hampton 1861-1915

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Franklin, Henry H. 1861-1926

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Garrard, Theophilus T. 1861-1903

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Geer, Thomas J. 1861-1920

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Hamilton, John 1843-1915

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Hamilton, Randolph S. 1861-1907

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Hamilton, Wesley 1861-1901

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Hogan, David 1861-1907

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Holder, John 1780

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Kilburn, Henderson 1863-1909

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Kilburn, William 1861-1904

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Lafarce, David K. 1848

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May, Reuben 1902

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McGuire, Felix G. 1861-1865

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McGuire, Jonathon 1861-1891

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McGuire, Thomas J. 1861-1907

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Moore, James 1813

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Moore, Hiram 1861-1898

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Moore, James F. 1855-1883

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Moore, Joseph P. 1868-1930

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Moore, Nathan L. 1862

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Moore, Preston 1861-1901

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Moore, Timothy 1973

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Moore, William 1845-1901

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Newsclipping-Obituaries

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Partridge, Lelia E. 1915

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Smallwood, William J. 1852-1902

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Smith, Algin 1862-1864

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Smith, Asa (Kentucky) 1861-1918

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Smith, Asa (Missouri) 1863-1920

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Smith, Henry 1847-1903

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Smith, Huston 1863-1899

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Smith, Milton H. 1863-1922

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Smith, Richard 1861-1864

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Stewart, Andrew J. 1861-1904

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Stewart, John 1871-1932

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Stewart, Silas 1861-1900

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Strong, William 1861-1919

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Treadway, Elisha B. 1847-1895

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Wilson, Alfred C. 1864-1909

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Wilson, Thomas H. 1861-1869

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Wolgamot, Joseph 1774-1802

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Woodard, James 1836-1919

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Moore Genealogy Subseries

The Moore Genealogy subseries is contained in one box. The subseries consists of materials William J. Moore used to do genealogy research on the Moore family line.

Census Records

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Marriage Records

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Moore Manuscripts

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Names and Information

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Research Notes

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Wills

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Brandenburgh Genealogy Subseries

The Brandenburgh Genealogy subseries consists of one box of materials relating to the family line. These materials include census records and notes that William J. Moore collected while researching his mother's family line.

Census

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Deeds

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Manuscripts

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Miscellaneous

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Notes

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Ruins

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Wills

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Other Family Surnames Genealogy Subseries

This subseries consists of one box of information and notes that William J. Moore collected to research various family names. No dates are given.

Bowman and Crawford Family

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Clark Family

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Frost Family

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Gentry Family

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Jett Family

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Jones Family

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Kilborn Family

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Miscellaneous

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Morris Family

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Photographs

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Reynolds Family

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Rose Family

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Smith Family

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Taylor Family

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Vasser Family

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Vital Statistics

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Lions Club Series

The Lions Club series is comprised of two boxes. One box consists of information and material on the local Lions Club and the other box consists of material and information on the national Lions Club.

Local Lions Club

Club Roster District n.d.

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Club Roster Local n.d.

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Correspondence-Local 1958-1978

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Correspondence-National 1956-1979

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Financial Report n.d.

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Gum Ball Machines n.d.

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Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation n.d.

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Leo Club Information n.d.

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Miscellaneous n.d.

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Newsclippings

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Newsletters-District 1976-1978

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Newsletters-Lexington, Berea 1973

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Newsletters-Local 1949-1979

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Position and Duties of Officers and Committees n.d.

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Programs-Anniversary Dinner 1941-1979

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Programs-Other Area Clubs 1931-1971

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National Lions Club

Candy Day n.d.

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Ceremony for Introduction of New Members n.d.

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Concise Information about Lions Club n.d.

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Constitution and By-Laws n.d.

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Information Committee n.d.

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Lions Club Histories n.d.

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Manual of Information n.d.

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Membership Brochures n.d.

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Miscellaneous Booklets n.d.

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Song and Game Booklets n.d.

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Turtle Derby Programs 1968-1978

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Vision Brochures n.d.

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Memorabilia/Personal Series

This series consists of two boxes. The box numbered 13 is an oversized box. Most of the contents in this series are certificates from W.J. Moore's activities in the Lions Club.

Letter of Appreciation upon Retirement 1965

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Plaque-Eastern Kentucky University Leadership Award 1967

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Plaque-Dedication of Moore Building Feb. 4, 1968

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Plaque-Lions International Master Key

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Tintype-Dr. W.J. Moore

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Name Plate-Mrs. Moore-EKU Homecoming 1968

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Name Plate-Mrs. Moore-International Association of Lions Meeting-New Orleans 1977

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Pen-EKU 60 years

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Pen-EKU Century Club

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Ribbon-50th Anniversary UK College of Education 1973

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Document-Recognition of Contribution to Moore from Revenue Department March 1945

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Photograph-W.J. Moore

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Photograph-National Tax Association 37th Annual Conference, St. Louis, Mo.-Hotel Jefferson 1944

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Document-Optimist Creed, Professional Code, Academic Freedom

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Certificates:

Sub-committee member on education of constitution review commission July 20, 1949

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Invitation to General Assembly into Extraordinary Session Sept. 2, 1975

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Ambassador of Good Will--The City of Louisville Dec. 1

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Certificate of Membership--Finance Officers Association

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Certificate of Appreciation--Berea Lions Club June 28, 1967

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45 year Charter Monarch Certificate of Lions Club International

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Invitation to attend Lions Club gathering anywhere May 12, 1931

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50th Anniversary Graduatin of EKU

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Certificate of Service to Lions Club (as president) 1931, 1933, 1937-38

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Certificate on election as president from Lions Club International 1931

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25-year Charter Monarch Certificate of Lions Club International

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30-year Charter Monarch Certificate of Lions Club International

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35-year Charter Monarch Certificate of Lions Club International

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40-year Charter Monarch Certificate of Lions Club International

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Certificate of Life Membership to National Education Assoc. May 1955

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In Recognition of Outstanding Service--KY Edu. Assoc July 1, 1966

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Certificate of a Commissioned Kentucky Colonel April 25, 1962

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Certify Initiation into Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi Nov. 25, 1925

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Certificate awarding distinguishing title of International Counsellor July 29, 1948

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Reappointed, commission on higher education, for term expiring March 9, 1974, Commonwealth of…

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60th Anniversary of Graduation from EKU

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Professional Series

This series consists of two boxes. These documents and materials are William J. Moore's professional notes on education, tax revision commission of Kentucky, speeches, minutes, and theses.

Business Notes n.d.

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Correspondence 1951-1980

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Council on Public Higher Education of Kentucky Minutes 1935-1938

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Kentucky Cooperative Committee in Education Administration Minutes 1951-1952

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Miscellaneous n.d.

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Newspaper Clippings

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Notes/Information on Education n.d.

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Photographs n.d.

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Political n.d.

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Programs 1966-1976

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Speeches on Education 1945

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Tax Revision Commission of KY 1946

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Thesis 1928

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Thesis 1931

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