Louisville Industrial Foundation Records, 1916-1986

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Louisville Industrial Foundation

Title: Records, 1916-1986

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.

Size of Collection: 5.5 cubic feet

Location Number: Mss./BB/L888c

Scope and Content Note

Annual reports, audits, minute books (with indexes), newspaper clippings, and assorted other documents detailing the activities of the Louisville Industrial Foundation from its founding to the mid-1980s. Includes information on numerous manufacturers in Louisville, especially prior to 1950. The collection also includes pamphlets and other materials produced by the Foundation examining a wide range of topics from mineral resources in Kentucky to "Louisville's industrial advantages" for plants producing metal, wood, or textile products. LIF worked to attract new industry to Louisville until the Chamber of Commerce took over that task in 1950.

Historical Note

The Louisville Industrial Foundation (LIF) was formed in 1916 by the Louisville Board of Trade. The Foundation worked to attract industry to Louisville from its founding until 1950, when the Chamber of Commerce took over that task. During this span of roughly 35 years, LIF brought numerous manufacturers to Louisville and loaned money to the University of Louisville for the construction of the Institute of Industrial Research (part of Speed Scientific School), as well as assisting the Louisville-Jefferson County Air Board fund the purchase of Standiford Field. To attract manufacturers to Louisville, LIF advertised heavily and published numerous pamphlets promoting the city. From 1950 until the 1980s, LIF funded local, smaller industries.

Folder List

Folder 1: Correspondence

Folder 2: Semi-Annual Reports, 1917

Folder 3: 2nd Annual Meeting, 1918

Folder 4: 3rd Annual Meeting, 1919

Folder 5: 4th Annual Meeting, 1920

Folder 6: 5th Annual Meeting, 1921

Folder 7: 6th Annual Meeting, 1922

Folder 8: 7th Annual Meeting, 1923

Folder 9: 8th Annual Meeting, 1924

Folder 10: 9th Annual Meeting, 1925

Folder 11: 10th Annual Meeting, 1926

Folder 12: 11th Annual Meeting, 1927

Folder 13: 12th Annual Meeting, 1928

Folder 14: 13th Annual Meeting, 1929

Folder 15: 14th Annual Meeting, 1930

Folder 16: 15th Annual Meeting, 1931

Folder 17: 16th Annual Meeting, 1932

Folder 18: 17th Annual Meeting, 1933

Folder 19: 18th Annual Meeting, 1934

Folder 20: 19th Annual Meeting, 1935

Folder 21: 20th Annual Meeting, 1936

Folder 22: 21st Annual Meeting, 1937

Folder 23: 22nd Annual Meeting, 1938

Folder 24: 23rd Annual Meeting, 1939

Folder 25: 24th Annual Meeting, 1940

Folder 26: 25th Annual Meeting, 1941

Folder 27: 26th Annual Meeting, 1942

Folder 28: 27th Annual Meeting, 1943

Folder 29: 28th Annual Meeting, 1944

Folder 30: 29th Annual Meeting, 1945

Folder 31: 30th Annual Meeting, 1946

Folder 32: 31st Annual Meeting, 1947

Folder 33: 32nd Annual Meeting, 1948

Folder 34: 33rd Annual Meeting, 1949

Folder 35: 34th Annual Meeting, 1950

Folder 36: 35th Annual Meeting, 1951

Folder 37: 36th Annual Meeting, 1952

Folder 38: 37th Annual Meeting, 1953

Folder 39: 38th Annual Meeting, 1954

Folder 40: 39th Annual Meeting, 1955

Folder 41: 40th Annual Meeting, 1956

Folder 42: 41st Annual Meeting, 1957

Folder 43: 42nd Annual Meeting, 1958

Folder 44: 43rd Annual Meeting, 1959

Folder 45: 44th Annual Meeting, 1960

Folder 46: 45th Annual Meeting, 1961

Folder 47: 46th Annual Meeting, 1962

Folder 48: 47th Annual Meeting, 1963

Folder 49: 48th Annual Meeting, 1964

Folder 50: 49th Annual Meeting, 1965

Folder 51: 50th Annual Meeting, 1966

Folder 52: 51st Annual Meeting, 1967

Folder 53: 52nd Annual Meeting, 1968

Folder 54: 53rd Annual Meeting, 1969

Folder 55: Semi-Annual Reports, 1940-1966

Folder 56: Minute Book, 1916-1920

Folder 57: Minute Book, 1921-1933

Folder 58: Minute Book, 1933-1948

Folder 59: Minute Book, 1948-1962

Folder 60: Minute Book, 1962-1986

Folder 61: Incomplete Index, Book II

Folder 62: Complete Index, Book II

Folder 63: Index, Book III

Folder 64: Index, Book IV

Folder 65: Index, Book V

Folder 66: Subscriber Ledger, Aa-Cu

Folder 67: Subscriber Ledger, Daa-Hen

Folder 68: Subscriber Ledger, Hep-Mam

Folder 69: Subscriber Ledger, Mar-Se

Folder 70: Subscriber Ledger, Sh-Z

Folder 71: Forfeited, A-Ken

Folder 72: Forfeited, L-XYZ

Folder 73: Stock Ledger, 1916-1948

Folder 74: Audits, October 1916 - December 1917

Folder 75: Audits, June 1918 - December 1919

Folder 76: Audits, 1920

Folder 77: Audits, June 1921 - December 1923

Folder 78: Audits, June 1924 - December 1927

Folder 79: Audits, June 1928 - December 1931

Folder 80: Audits, June 1932 - June 1935

Folder 81: Audits, December 1935 - December 1938

Folder 82: Audits, June 1939 - June 1942

Folder 83: Audits, December 1942 - December 1945

Folder 84: Audits, June 1946 - June 1949

Folder 85: Audits, December 1949 - December 1952

Folder 86: Audits, June 1953 - June 1956

Folder 87: Audits, December 1956 - December 1959

Folder 88: Audits, June 1960 - June 1964

Folder 89: Audits, December 1964 - December 1973

Folder 90: Audits, December 1974 - December 1979

Folder 91: Audits, December 1980 - December 1985

Folder 92: Reports, 1939

Folder 93: Incorporation and Amendments

Folder 94: Periodical Clippings, 1916-1944

Folder 95: Periodical Clippings, 1947-1985, no date

Folder 96: History

Folder 97: Publications

Folder 98: "Louisville - Fifty Years Ago"

Folder 99: Chamber of Commerce Report

Folder 100: Pamphlets

Folder 101: Robert E. Hughes Papers

Folder 102: Miscellaneous

Folder 103: Scrapbook, 1924-1960

Folder 104: Ledger, 1918-1920

Folder 105: Cash Disbursements, 1931-1948

Folder 106: Cash Receipts, 1942-1948

Subject Headings

Business enterprises - Kentucky - Louisville

Commercial associations - Kentucky - Louisville

Depressions - 1929 - Kentucky - Louisville

Industries - Kentucky - Louisville

Louisville (Ky.) - History - 20th century

Louisville Industrial Foundation (Louisville, Ky.)

Louisville Standiford Field

Manufacturing industries - Kentucky - Louisville

Mines and mineral resources - Kentucky - Louisville

University of Louisville (Louisville, Ky.) - History

World War, 1914-1918 - Economic aspects - United States

World War, 1939-1945 - Economic aspects - United States

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