Coleman-Pauley Family Papers, 1860-1999

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Coleman-Pauley family

Title: Papers, 1860-1999

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

Size of Collection: 2 cubic feet

Location Number: Mss./A/C692

Scope and Content Note

Collection includes correspondence, genealogy, newspaper articles, and other items related to the Coleman and Pauley families of both Pikeville and Louisville, Kentucky. The correspondence consists primarily of personal letters sent to Dr. Foster and Autheilia (Pauley) Coleman. These letters primarily discuss family concerns but touch upon topics such as World War II, Pike County elections, national politics, and religion. Also included with the collection are various medical articles written by Dr. Coleman, Pike County campaign posters, sermon excerpts, and religious notes.

Biographical Note

The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and campaign posters related to two prominent Pikeville families, the Colemans and the Pauleys. The Coleman family owned and operated a local department store and George Coleman, a banker, served a term as Pike Country treasurer. Members of the Pauley family operated a drugstore and Hi Pauley served in various elected positions within Pike County. These positions included mayor, county treasurer and county judge. The two families were united through the marriage of their children, Foster Coleman and Autheilia Pauley. After their marriage in the early 1930s, the young couple moved to Louisville, Kentucky in order for Foster to attend medical school. After finishing his degree, they remained in Louisville and Autheilia began to work as a teacher. A majority of the collection is family correspondence mailed to Foster and Autheilia. Foster Colemen, born in 1910, died suddenly in April 1972. Autheilia Coleman, two years Foster’s junior, passed away in May 2005.

Folder List

Folder 1: Personal Correspondence, 1876

Folder 2: Personal Correspondence, 1909

Folder 3: Personal Correspondence, 1934-1936

Folder 4: Personal Correspondence, 1937-1938

Folder 5: Personal Correspondence, 1939 – January-May

Folder 6: Personal Correspondence, 1939 – June-December

Folder 7: Personal Correspondence, 1940 – January-May

Folder 8: Personal Correspondence, 1940 – June-September

Folder 9: Personal Correspondence, 1940 – October-December

Folder 10: Personal Correspondence, 1941 – January

Folder 11: Personal Correspondence, 1941 – February-March

Folder 12: Personal Correspondence, 1941 – April-May

Folder 13: Personal Correspondence, 1941 – June-July

Folder 14: Personal Correspondence, 1941 – August-September

Folder 15: Personal Correspondence, 1941 – October-December

Folder 16: Personal Correspondence, 1942 – January-February

Folder 17: Personal Correspondence, 1942 – March-May

Folder 18: Personal Correspondence, 1942 – June-August

Folder 19: Personal Correspondence, 1942 – September-December

Folder 20: Personal Correspondence, 1943 – January-May

Folder 21: Personal Correspondence, 1943 – June-December

Folder 22: Personal Correspondence, 1944 – January-March

Folder 23: Personal Correspondence, 1944 – April-June

Folder 24: Personal Correspondence, 1944 – July-August

Folder 25: Personal Correspondence, 1944 – September-October

Folder 26: Personal Correspondence, 1944 – November-Dec.

Folder 27: Personal Correspondence, 1945 – January-February

Folder 28: Personal Correspondence, 1945 – March- May

Folder 29: Personal Correspondence, 1945 – June-August

Folder 30: Personal Correspondence, 1945 – Sept.-December

Folder 31: Personal Correspondence, 1946 – January-February

Folder 32: Personal Correspondence, 1946 – March-July

Folder 33: Personal Correspondence, 1946 – August-December

Folder 34: Personal Correspondence, 1947-1949

Folder 35: Personal Correspondence, 1953

Folder 36: Personal Correspondence, 1954 – January-June

Folder 37: Personal Correspondence, 1954 – July-December

Folder 38: Personal Correspondence, 1955-1956

Folder 39: Personal Correspondence, 1957 – January-March

Folder 40: Personal Correspondence, 1957 – April-December

Folder 41: Personal Correspondence, 1958

Folder 42: Personal Correspondence, 1959 – January

Folder 43: Personal Correspondence, 1959 – February, I

Folder 44: Personal Correspondence, 1959 – February, II

Folder 45: Personal Correspondence, 1959 – March-December

Folder 46: Personal Correspondence, 1960-1964

Folder 47: Personal Correspondence, 1965-1966

Folder 48: Personal Correspondence, 1968-1969

Folder 49: Personal Correspondence, 1971-1979

Folder 50: Personal Correspondence, 1980-1988

Folder 51: Personal Correspondence, 1997-1999

Folder 52: Personal Correspondence, Undated I

Folder 53: Personal Correspondence, Undated II

Folder 54: Personal Correspondence, Undated III

Folder 55: Business Correspondence

Folder 56: Financial Records

Folder 57: Poetry and Speeches

Folder 58: Religious Writings and Poetry

Folder 59: Medical Speeches and Articles, I

Folder 60: Medical Speeches and Articles, II

Folder 61: Medical Speeches and Articles, III

Folder 62: The Pike County News, I (8 June 1939 & 9 October 1947)

Folder 63: The Pike County News, II (23 Sept. 1965 & 25 Sept. 1969)

Folder 64: The Pikeville Sun (21 May 1936) & Pikeville School News (9 Oct. 1947)

Folder 65: Scope Weekly (6 April 1960) & News Express (26 May 1982)

Folder 66: Newspaper Clippings-Miscellaneous

Folder 67: Genealogy – Williamson and Pauley Families

Folder 68: Genealogy Notes, I

Folder 69: Genealogy Notes, II

Folder 70: Genealogy Notes, III

Folder 71: Genealogy Notes, IV

Folder 72: Miscellaneous

Folder 73: Medical School Notebook, 1932-1933

Folder 74: Essentials of Medicine – Textbook, 1942 edition

Folder 75: Scrapbook

Folder 76: Pauley Campaign Posters (ovsz.)

Subject Headings

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Coleman-Pauley family

Fort Knox (Ky.)

Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994

Pike County (Ky.)

Presidents – United States – Election – 1944

Women – Employment

Women and religion

World War, 1939-1945 – Campaigns – Japan – Okinawa Island

World War, 1939-1945 – Public opinion

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