The Filson Newsmagazine

Volume 4, Number 3

The 20th Century Initiative

The mission of The Filson Historical Society is to collect, preserve and tell the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture. The Filson is often distinguished by our frontier, pioneer and Civil War collections of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history. However, many individuals may not recognize that over half of The Filson’s manuscript collection consists of material from the 20th century.
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Mona Strader Bismarck Collection

“My dear darling Mona, … What an extraordinary life you have had – always in beautiful places – always surrounded by natural things – no wonder you have retained always your extremely beautiful allure.” Diana Vreeland, editor of Vogue magazine to her close friend, Mona Bismarck in a letter dated 24 February 1979. 
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Cataloging the Bullitt Family Papers

“Hear ye, hear ye, this collection shall come to order.” It would be nice if a magic word suddenly processed manuscript collections, making them immediately useable for researchers. It might be surprising for some to know that processing a collection can be a lengthy, time-consuming task, depending upon the size of the collection. 
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Aaron Corwin Portraits

The recent gift of Betty Bone Schiess of two portraits by Aaron Houghton Corwine (1802-1830) to The Filson Historical Society adds a note of distinction to the society’s permanent portrait collection. Works by Corwine are highly prized and quite rare due to his death at an early age and limited output. The subjects, Lewis and Dorothy Waltz, were members of the southern Ohio German community where Lewis worked as a jeweler and clock-maker.
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Filson Fellowships: Aaron Astor and Anne Marshall

The Filson Historical Society’s unique Civil War manuscripts collection attracts scholars from around the globe anxious to mine through these valuable holdings. Filson Fellows Aaron Astor and Anne Marshall visited The Filson during the past year to use these collections in researching their dissertation projects pertaining to the transformation of black and white politics in Union border states during the Reconstruction era and also post-Civil War historical memory in Kentucky, respectively.
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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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