The Filson Newsmagazine

Volume 5, Number 1

The Satellites of Mercury

The Louisville Board of Trade developed the Southern Exposition as a way to promote industry and commerce of Louisville and the South. It was held for several years starting in 1883, and during that time millions of people from all over America attended the yearly festivals.
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Marine Corps General: The Papers of Ronald Reginald Van Stockum

The Filson Historical Society has been fortunate to receive the papers of retired Marine Corps General Ronald Reginald Van Stockum. These papers cover his career in the Marine Corps until his retirement in 1969, after which he began a second career at the University of Louisville Medical School as an administrator. The collection has over 60 years of letters, journals, documents, photographs and artifacts that span several continents. It came to The Filson well organized and, as a result, was quickly cataloged.
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Mary B. Cobb: A Kentucky Portraitist

Louisville native Mary B. Cobb is an accomplished artist who has used her career as a means through which to explore a diverse range of human experiences. The Filson Historical Society’s Mary Cobb Collection chronicles Cobb’s career history and artistic achievements, and contains nearly 300 examples of her original artwork as well as relevant photographs, diaries, papers and letters.
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PastPerfect Software: Better Access to Collections

A few years ago The Filson Historical Society searched for a computer software program that would allow its museum, print and photograph collections to be more efficiently managed and more accessible to both staff and researchers. After researching a number of programs on the market, a program named PastPerfect was selected.
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Ray Harm Collection: New Filson Acquisition

Ray Harm is one of America’s most revered wildlife artists and naturalists. He remains one of the few wildlife artists who capture their subjects in nature from first-hand observation, rather than from photographs.
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Neighborhoods Initiative: New Educational Programming

The Filson Historical Society has made a major commitment to its Old Louisville neighborhood and, with that in mind, has begun a new initiative this year to teach the students of our community about the neighborhoods in which they learn and live.
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Breaux Fellow: Michael F. Conlin

Were the North and South, and the West for that matter, really as culturally divided into “separate societies” leading up to the Civil War as the consensus among scholars now stands? Eastern Washington University’s assistant professor of history Michael F. Conlin is not won over by this consensus and challenges it in his current research project entitled “Patriotic Culture in a Divided Republic: the Parallel Paths of American Nationalism on the Road to the Civil War, 1848-1862.”
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Past Issues of the Newsmagazine

Volume 6, Number 1

Volume 6, Number 2

Volume 6, Number 3

Volume 6, Number 4

Volume 5, Number 1

Volume 5, Number 2

Volume 5, Number 3

Volume 5, Number 4

Volume 4, Number 1

Volume 4, Number 2

Volume 4, Number 3

Volume 4, Number 4

Volume 3, Number 1

Volume 3, Number 2

Volume 3, Number 3

Volume 3, Number 4

Volume 2, Number 1

Volume 2, Number 2

Volume 2, Number 3

Volume 1, Number 1

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