The Filson Newsmagazine
Volume 7, Number 2
Excerpts from James Archambeault's Lecture, January 26, 2007
As a recent member of The Filson, I have
little, direct knowledge of the actual day-to-day work of
the society. However, your reputation carries tremendous
weight as the preeminent private source of historical data
in Kentucky and the region as a whole. So, I feel somewhat
inadequate, even intimated, standing before such a
knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated group of people.
Henry H. Denhardt
And Kentucky Politics in the 1920's
The recently cataloged papers of Lt. Gov.
Henry H. Denhardt contribute to a better understanding of
Kentucky politics in the 1920s. Born in Bowling Green in
1876, Denhardt earned a law degree from Cumberland
University in Lebanon, TN and served as a prosecutor and
later, a judge, in Warren County.
The Filson's Civil War Field Institute
The Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg
The Filsonís Civil War Field Institute
made its grand return the weekend of April 12-14, as men and
women from all over the nation converged on Vicksburg, MS to
spend three days following in the footsteps of the men who
took part in the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg. Led by
Kent Masterson Brown, these men and women spent the weekend
viewing the sites and battlefields that shaped the campaign.
University of Genoa Associate Professor of
History and Institutions of the Americas, Susanna Delfino is
the most recent recipient of a Breaux Fellowship offered by
The Filson Historical Society. Her research on
"Antebellum Kentucky and its transformation"
presented her with an in-depth look at the Bullitt Family
Papers, the Bodley Family Papers, Allison, Young, Ewing
Papers, the Grigsby collection and many more papers within
the Filsonís collections.
Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston - Photographs for Sale
A member of one of Louisvilleís 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.
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