The Filson Newsmagazine

Volume 4, Number 4

John Corlis: 19th Century Businessman

The Filson Historical Society is pleased to serve as the repository for the Corlis-Respess Family Papers.  The Filson now has three separate collections of Corlis-Respess family papers, and cataloging of the third installment has recently been completed. These documents are rich in early Kentucky history, particularly business history.
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Sheet Music Collection

Scholars researching most fields in American history can find valuable insights through the study of large collections of sheet music. The Filson is fortunate to have a sheet music collection of over 4,000 pieces that includes the whole range of popular music published in the United States from the 1830s to the 1950s.  This collection includes pieces published in the early music publishing centers of Boston, New York and Philadelphia as well as in cities throughout the Ohio Valley. It contains many rare pieces including over 60 Confederate imprints, early minstrel songs, unique political and topical songs and the first publication of the spiritual “Go Down Moses.” 
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The Snook-Herr Wedding Tragedy

In eastern Jefferson County, Ky., hidden among 21st century dwellings, stands a two-story brick Italianate style house. The house is certainly distinguishable and stands out as a well-preserved historic home. As prominent as this house may be in a residential setting, the tragic event that took place here over 100 years ago is not as well known. 
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The Art of History: New Gallery Exhibit  (View the Exhibit Online)

A new exhibit opens at The Filson Historical Society on November 12 in the third-floor gallery in conjunction with The Filson Institute’s 12th Public Conference, “The Art of History: The ‘Antiques’ Craze and the Colonial Revival Era, 1890 – 1918,” (see pages 12-13). The exhibit, which shares the same title as the conference, is an installation of paintings, porcelain, furnishings and memorabilia that brings together a body of material culture reflecting the inherited and cultivated tastes of late 19th-century Kentucky.  
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Filson Fellowships & Summer Internships

The spring and summer months brought to The Filson several fellows studying various aspects of the Ohio Valley region of the 19th century.
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New Happenings Online:

The Filson Historical Society continues to provide online access to our programs and services. In recent months The Filson has created or re-developed several areas of our website: online bookstore, online membership payment, online donations, and featured gallery exhibits. The bookstore, membership and donation pages allow you to take advantage of The Filson’s services directly from your computer. The website now provides information about past and current exhibits.
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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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