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Katherine Head Papers, 1897-1956 | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

By Sharon Brown McConnell

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Title: Katherine Head Papers, 1897-1956Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Head, Katherine Blanton (1876-1967)

Extent: 0.22 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 08/06/1984

Subjects: Democratic Party (Ky.)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Katherine Head was very active in social and political affairs of Madison County, KY. Many of the items in this collection are those generated from her role as the Democratic Woman's clerk, Deputy Clerk of the United States Court in Richmond, and chair of the National Recovery Administration. In addition, she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Kentucky Pioneer Memorial Association. Mrs. Head was also a member of the Pattie A. Clay Hospital Board for more than fifty years, a charter member of the Richmond Altrusa Club, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Professionally Mrs. Head had worked for fifteen years for the Kentucky Insurance Company. She taught school for a time at Lee Institute in Jackson, Kentucky. She was a member of the 1895 graduating class of Central University. Unfortunately, there is little in the collection to document her activities outside the political arena.

Collection Historical Note

The Head Family Papers are primarily the papers of Katherine Blanton Head. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Irvine and Lindsey Hughes Blanton and was a native of Bourbon County. Lindsey Hughes Blanton was chancellor of Central University from 1880 until 1901 when it merged with Centre College. Mr. Blanton was a former pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Versailles, Kentucky. He was a native of Virginia. He served as a chaplain in the Army of Virginia during the Civil War. Katherine Blanton Head was the wife of Joseph S. Head of Owenton. At the time of her death, in June of 1967, at the age of ninety-one, she was survived by one son, Ben B. Head, of Richmond. Her husband died in April of 1957. Both are buried in the Richmond Cemetery.

Mrs. Head was very active locally in social and political affairs. Many of the items in this collection are those generated during her roles in certain organizations. Aside from her activities as the Democratic Woman's clerk, Deputy Clerk of the United States Court in Richmond, and the National Recovery Administration, she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Kentucky Pioneer Memorial Association. Mrs .Head was also a member of the Pattie A. Clay Hospital Board for more than fifty years and a charter member of the Richmond Altrusa Club. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Professionally Mrs. Head had worked for fifteen years for the Kentucky Insurance Company. She taught school for a time at Lee Institute in Jackson, Kentucky. She was a member of the 1895 graduating class of Central University. These papers reveal the dedication and vitality with which Mrs. Head approached the many activities in which she was involved.

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Democratic Party (Ky.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Acquisition Source: Head Family

Acquisition Method: gift


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Folder 1: CertificatesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Mrs. Bettie Blanton, Daughters of the Confederacy, 1897Add to your cart.
Item 2: Mrs. Joe S. Head, United War Work Campaign, 1918Add to your cart.
Item 3: Mrs. Katherine Blanton Head, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1919Add to your cart.
Item 4: Mrs. Katherine Head, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1920Add to your cart.
Item 5: Mrs. Joe S. Head, Vice Chairman Democratic Clubs, 1920Add to your cart.
Item 6: Mrs. Joe S. Head, Jr., Kentucky Pioneer Memorial Association, 1926Add to your cart.
Item 7: Ben B. Head, Franklin D. Roosevelt Victory Club, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Mrs. J.S. Head, Roosevelt Elector, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: From Henry Watterson, Nov 1, 1893Add to your cart.
Item 2: Invitation. Military Governor of Cuba, May 17, 1902.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Greeting. Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Chapman, 1932Add to your cart.
Item 4: From Alben W. Barkley, Sep 23, 1938.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Greeting. James A. Farley, 1938Add to your cart.
Item 6: From Eleanor Hume Offutt, Nov 29, 1939.Add to your cart.
Item 7: From Keen Johnson, Aug 11, 1942.Add to your cart.
Item 8: Greeting. James A. Farley, 1939Add to your cart.
Item 9: Greeting. Mary Adams and Virgil M. Chapman, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 10: Greeting. Edward J. Flynn, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 11: Greeting. Alben and Dorothy Barkley, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 12: Partial Letter from George M. Edgar to L.H. Blanton, n.d.Add to your cart.
Part of a letter from George M. Edgar to L. H. Blanton, which is undated, contains some very interesting data on their Civil War days.
Folder 3: Democratic Woman's Clerk, 1923-1935Add to your cart.
Various reports and correspondence written before and during Mrs. Head's term as Democratic Woman's Clerk. Many letters were written on behalf of Mrs. Head's assuming this position. Several telegrams are included.
Folder 4: Deputy Clerkship of United States Court, 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Four letters, two from Alben W. Barkley in regard to Mrs. Head's desire to be Deputy Clerk of the United States Court at Richmond.
Folder 5: National Recovery Administration, 1933-1934Add to your cart.
Relating to Mrs. Head's chairmanship of the National Recovery Administration. Many are signed by Mrs. Samuel M. Wilson (Mary Shelby Wilson.) Along with correspondence is also included a list and a report form.
Folder 6: Printed Materials, 1935-1956Add to your cart.
Articles, publications, and flyers.
Item 1: Alben W. Barkley Speech, Excerpts, 1938Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Democratic Woman's Journal, Oct-35Add to your cart.
Item 3: The Democratic Woman's Journal, May-36Add to your cart.
Item 4: The Democratic Woman's Journal, Oct-36Add to your cart.
Item 5: The Democratic Woman's Journal, Oct-37Add to your cart.
Item 6: The Democratic Woman's Journal, Jan-39Add to your cart.
Item 7: The Democratic Woman's Journal, Fall 1954Add to your cart.
Item 8: Democratic Campaign Handbook, 1943Add to your cart.
Item 9: Kentucky State Administration, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 10: Portrait Jefferson Davis, n.d.Add to your cart.
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