Henry Watterson : papers, 1856-1965 (bulk 1910-1919).


Henry Watterson : papers, 1856-1965 (bulk 1910-1919).

The collection spans his years as editor of the Courier-Journal from 1868-1919. The bulk of the collection covers the years from 1910-1919, and includes personal and business correspondence, galley proofs of his editorials, financial records, and newspaper clippings. Correspondence includes letters detailing presidential politics, especially the 1912 campaign; the Watterson family; Courier-Journal business; Ky. politics; and World War I. Several letters and telegrams between George Harvey and Watterson reveal their feelings toward Woodrow Wilson's nomination for the presidency. Printed editorials and galley-proof editorials reveal Watterson's views on many different issues between 1900 and 1920, including presidential and gubernatorial elections, prohibition, local politics, Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, the Night Riders, and historical topics. Also includes newspaper clippings that feature his role in national party politics and many of his public appearances.

10.33 cubic ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7605881

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