Alben W. Barkley and Barkley family moving image and audio recordings

Abstract

The Alben W. Barkley and Barkley family moving image and audio recordings (dated 1940-1968; 0.67 cubic feet; 23 items) consist of seven reel-to-reel audio tapes and sixteen Super 8 (8mm) color film reels with no accompanying audio tracks featuring Vice President Alben W. Barkley of Paducah, Kentucky and his immediate family and descendents.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Alben W. Barkley and Barkley family moving image and audio recordings
Creator
Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956
Extent
0.67 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Audiotapes.
Finding Aid Author
Jason Flahardy
Preferred Citation
2016av003: Alben W. Barkley and Barkley family moving image and audio recordings, 1940-1968, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Vice-President and United States Senator from Kentucky, Alben W. Barkley was born in Graves County, Kentucky November 24, 1877. A graduate of Marvin College in Clinton, Kentucky, Barkley also attended Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, and the University of Virginia Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1901 and began practice in Paducah, Kentucky. Barkley entered McCracken County, Kentucky politics, serving as county attorney and county judge successively. In 1913 he was elected to United States Congress. In 1923, Barkley made an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination for Kentucky. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1926 and became Democratic majority leader in 1937. When the Democrats lost control of the Senate in the 1946 elections, Barkley served as minority leader for two years. Nominated as Harry S. Truman's running mate, Barkley was elected Vice- President of the United States in 1948. He retired to Paducah, Kentucky after failing to receive the 1952 Democratic nomination for President. Barkley returned to public life two years later as he won election once again to the U.S. Senate. Barkley died suddenly while addressing a student group at Washington and Lee University on April 30, 1956.
David Murrell Barkley (1906-1983), son of Alben W. Barkley and Dorothy Bower Barkley, was born in 1906 and was the eldest of the three Barkley children. David Barkley served in the United States Air Force and was stationed Randolph Air Force Base, Universal City, Texas, during the latter years of World War II. David married Dorothy Graves (1911-2004) in 1933 and had two children, Dorothy (Dottie) Barkley and Alben Barkley II. Dottie Barkley married Jan Holloway and produced a daughter, Anne Holloway.
Scope and Content
The Alben W. Barkley and Barkley family moving image and audio recordings (dated 1940-1968; 0.67 cubic feet; 23 items) consist of seven reel-to-reel audio tapes and sixteen Super 8 (8mm) color film reels with no accompanying audio tracks featuring Vice President Alben W. Barkley of Paducah, Kentucky and his immediate family and descendents. These include his wife, Dorothy Bower Barkely, their son David Barkley, his spouse Dorothy Graves Barkley, and their children Dorothy (Dottie) Barkley Holloway, Alben Barkley II, and Dorothy (Dottie) Barkley Holloway's daughter, Anne Holloway.
Subjects include family vacations to Washington D.C. and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, the family farms The Angles and Sunnybark, both located in Paducah, Kentucky; a visit to Kentucky Dam, located on the county line between Livingston and Marshall counties in Kentucky; a discussion of the layout and furnishings of The Angles; and the time David Barkley and Dorothy Graves Barkley spent living at Randolph Air Force Base, Universal City, Texas, while David served in the Air Force.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Dottie Barkley Holloway and Anne Holloway conversation; Anne Holloway singing as a child, undated

  • Box 1, item 1
Reel-to-reel audio tape; playing time: 00:21:45
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David Barkley and Dottie Barkley Holloway discussing family members and the impending arrival of…

  • Box 1, item 2
Reel-to-reel audio tape; playing time: 00:11:31
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David Barkley and Dottie Barkley Holloway discussing history, architecture, layout, and furnishings…

  • Box 1, item 3
Reel-to-reel audio tape; playing time: 01:02:36
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David Barkley relating the layout, features and furnishings of Barkley family home, The Angles…

  • Box 1, item 4
Reel-to-reel audio tape; playing time: 00:54:07
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David Barkley, Dottie Barkley Holloway and Anne Holloway discussing family, Dottie Holloway reads to…

  • Box 1, item 5
Reel-to-reel audio tape; playing time: 00:29:20
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Re-recording from a wire recording: Raymond Schultz and spouse in conversation with David Barkley…

  • Box 1, item 6
Reel-to-reel audio tape; playing time: 00:32:31
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Jan Holloway, Dottie Barkley Holloway and Anne Holloway in conversation; noted on reel container…

  • Box 1, item 7
Reel-to-reel audio tape; playing time: 00:31:40
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Barkley family members at The Angles in Paducah, Kentucky; noted on reel container: Reels, 1, 2, 3…

  • Box 1, item 8
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:17:48
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Alben W. Barkley and other members of the Barkley family at farm, an unidentified baseball game…

  • Box 1, item 9
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:18:12
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Child playing in field, infant in stroller, city and environs of Budapest, landscapes of Haiti…

  • Box 1, item 10
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:17:52; date accurate for first sequence only, other scenes undated
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Child playing in snow, Alben W. Barkley on porch, Dorothy Bower Barkley, man and woman conversing…

  • Box 1, item 11
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:18:46
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Horse riding, marching band and football game, Alben Barkley II with friends; noted on reel…

  • Box 1, item 12
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:13:03
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Dorothy Bower Barkley and David Barkley, boat scene, beach scenes, visiting The Angles in Paducah…

  • Box 1, item 13
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:18:17
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David Barkley and Dorothy Bower Holloway in Los Angeles and Randolph Air Force Base, Universal City…

  • Box 1, item 14
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:19:07
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Dorothy Bower Barkley, David Barkley, Dorothy Graves Barkley and Dottie Barkley Holloway, Alben W…

  • Box 1, item 15
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:17:40
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Dottie Barkley Holloway, Dorothy Graves Barkley, and David Barkley, various scenes, 1943-1944 June

  • Box 1, item 16
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:16:29
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Dorothy Bower Barkley, David Barkley, Dorothy Graves Barkley and Dottie Barkley Holloway, Alben W…

  • Box 1, item 17
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:12:52
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David Barkley, Dorothy Graves Barkley, Dottie Barkley Holloway, Alben Barkley II, ; note included in…

  • Box 1, item 18
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:17:36
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Dottie Barkley Holloway, Alben Barkley II, Dorothy Graves Barkley, David Barkley scenes, President…

  • Box 1, item 19
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:13:54
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David Barkley, Dorothy Graves Barkley, and Dottie Barkley Holloway at Randolph Air Force Base…

  • Box 1, item 20
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:17:19
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David Barkley, Dorothy Graves Barkley, Dottie Barkley Holloway in Washington, D.C. and The Angles…

  • Box 1, item 21
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:17:58
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Alben W. Barkley at The Angles, Paducah, Kentucky, pets and livestock, logging, Sunnybark, Paducah…

  • Box 1, item 22
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:17:56
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Barkley family vacation, scenes in unknown mountainous location, feeding deer and prairie dogs…

  • Box 1, item 23
Super 8 (8mm) color film, no audio; playing time: 00:17:50
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