The Filson Newsmagazine
Volume 6, Number 3
Browsing In Our Archives - John G. Fee and Abolitionism in Kentucky
The collections at The Filson sometimes
reveal items that, due to older cataloging methods, have not
been appreciated for their content. In 1950 the Edward C.
Thurman Collection was donated to The Filson.
Arthur Yager - President of Georgetown College and Governor of Puerto Rico
Beginning his inaugural address as the newly
appointed Governor of Puerto Rico, Arthur Yager remarked, in
English, to the crowd gathered at the Governor’s mansion
in San Juan: “I am coming to you as a stranger to many
19th Century Distilling Papers at The Filson
Many historians state that the 19th century starts with the French Revolution and ends with
the Great War. It can also be said that the 19th century distilling industry starts with the whiskey
rebellion and ends with prohibition, covering roughly the same time period.
Lewis and Clark Homecoming Events
“Captains Lewis & Clark arrived at the Falls on their return from the Pacific Ocean after an absence of a little more than three years.”
Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston - Photographs for Sale
A member of one of Louisville’s most prominent families, Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston (1858-1946),
compiled a photographic collection that showcased his interest in family, history and traveling, as well
as his love of Louisville and Kentucky. His photographs spanned the years from 1882 to 1942.
This summer, The Filson provided hands on
archival experience for two Boehl Summer Interns. Brandon
Winford from North Carolina Central University and Kelly
Williams from the University of Louisville each spent two
months in the Special Collections Department learning about
cataloging archival and manuscript material and experiencing
first hand how a historical society’s special collections
Filson Fellowships and Internships
encourage the scholarly use of our nationally significant
collections by providing support for travel and lodging.
Fellowships are designed to encourage research in all
aspects of the history of Kentucky and the region of the
Ohio Valley and the Upper South. Internships provide
practical experience in collections management and research
for graduate students. Here, you will see four of the most
recent Filson Fellows and their topics.
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