Repository description, 1836-1977.


Repository description, 1836-1977.

The library houses material on author and humorist Irvin S. Cobb. Other holdings include local history manuscripts, an oral history collection, and materials relating to a hotel, a general store, and the library. In addition, there are newsclippings about United States Vice President Alben W. Barkley; and miscellaneous newsclippings, photographs, and correspondence relating to Paducah, Kentucky.

52 audio tapes.

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Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956 (person)

Alben Barkley: Congressional Voice of Liberty "A good story," said Alben Barkley, "is like fine Kentucky bourbon, it improves with age and, if you don't use it too much, it will never hurt anyone." One of Congress' most proficient storytellers, Barkley used his booming baritone, endless repertoire of anecdotes, and rousing speech-making ability to propel himself from congressman to senator to majority leader and vice president. Well liked, he earned the esteem of his colleagues in 1944, wh...

Cobb, Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury), 1876-1944 (person)

Author, humorist. From the description of Letters, 1914-1944. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49199652 Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944) was an American author and humorist. He was best known for his humorous stories of Kentucky life, such as in his book Old Judge Priest . From the guide to the Irvin S. Cobb Letter, 1928, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Author, and humorist. From the descript...

Paducah Public Library. Special Collections. (corporateBody)

Acquisitions policy: The library accepts materials of local interest. From the description of Repository description, 1836-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 191916681 ...

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