Filson News Magazine Article Index, 2000-Summer 2019

The Filson news magazine has been published quarterly by the Filson since November 2000. This article index provides basic description of the content. Paper copies of the publication are available in the serials section of the Filson Historical Society for researchers who visit. Digital versions are available on the website from 2009 to the present.

Article Title Author Issue no. & date Keywords
Lewis and Clark at the Filson Holmberg, James J. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov 2000) lewis and clark expedition; animal artifacts
Antebellum Portraits: Faces of Kentucky’s Old South, 1820-1860 Wetherington, Mark V. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov 2000) Antebellum South; portraits; wealth; landowners
Samuel M. Plato: Building a Dream Bogert, Pen Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov 2000) Samuel M. Plato; architecture
Paul Gunter: Louisville Photographer Rice, Rebecca S. Vol. 2, no. 1 (Feb 2001) Paul Gunter; photography; German immigrants; Cherokee Park
Saving the Past Wetherington, Mark V. Vol. 2, no. 1 (Feb 2001) rural Kentucky; Shepherdsville; agriculture; L&N Railroad
Rare Book Partington, Judith Vol. 2, no. 1 (Feb 2001) Kentucky histories; travelogues; law books; Filson rare book collection
The Search Continues: New Acquisitions Oliver, Nettie Vol. 2, no. 1 (Feb 2001) genealogy; family history; county books
The Bullitt Family Papers at the Filson Harmon, Shirley Vol. 2, no. 2 (May 2001) Bullitt family; Oxmoor Estate
Ohio Valley Artists: A Visual Legacy Wallace, Robin L. Vol. 2, no. 2 (May 2001) Ohio Valley artists; Carrie Douglas Dudley; Enid Yandell; Audubon prints
The Filson History Quarterly: Take the Quiz Dawson, Nelson L. Vol. 2, no. 2 (May 2001) The Filson History Quarterly; Filson publications
New Technology: Digital Documents Heuser, Craig Vol. 2, no. 2 (May 2001) digitization, Past Perfect; online catalog
The Civil War, Memory, and Louisville’s Identity Wetherington, Mark V. Vol. 2, no. 3 (Sept 2001) Civil War; Louisville
Grand Army of the Republic at the Filson Veach, Michael Vol. 2, no. 3 (Sept 2001) Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.); Union army veterans; Kentucky in the Civil War; racism
Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston: Guardian of History Oliver, Nettie Vol. 2, no. 3 (Sept 2001) Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston; Kentucky history; Filson Historical Society
Enid Yandell: Sculpting a Legacy – On Exhibit at the Filson Wallace, Robin L. Vol. 3 no. 1 (Winter 2002) Enid Yandell; sculpture
Book Preview: “Dear Brother: William Clark’s letters, published by The Filson and Yale University Press Vol. 3 no. 1 (Winter 2002) lewis and clark expedition; letters; publications
Lecture preview: “Spring Conference: Discover the Lewis and Clark Expedition” Vol. 3 no. 1 (Winter 2002) lewis and clark expedition
The Civil War: Civil War era envelopes open a window to popular literature and patriotic culture Wetherington, Mark V. Vol. 3 no. 1 (Winter 2002) Civil War; war correspondence
The Oxmoor Farm: A Q&A from the Filson Wetherington, Mark V. Vol. 3 no. 1 (Winter 2002) Bullitt family; Oxmoor Estate
The Corlis family papers: One of The Filson’s premier manuscript collections Holmberg, James J. Vol. 3 no. 2 (Spring 2002) Corlis family
The Ferguson Mansion: Home to The Filson since 1986 Miguel, L. Suzette Vol. 3 no. 2 (Spring 2002) Edwin Hite Ferguson, Ferguson Mansion
Civil War Sheet Music: The Filson’s collection provides insight into the national consciousness of the war Partington, Judith Vol. 3 no. 2 (Spring 2002) Civil War; sheet music; wartime songs; music
Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Filson Unveils a New Exhibit Wetherington, Mark V. Vol. 3 no. 2 (Spring 2002) lewis and clark expedition; exhibits
Filson on Main: New exhibit space to open on Main Street Reiss, Jennifer Vol. 3 no. 2 (Spring 2002) Brown-Forman Corporation; Main Street Louisville; lewis and clark collection
The First American West: The Ohio River Valley from 1750 to 1820 Partington, Judith Vol. 3 no. 3 (2002) Appalachian Mountains; trans-Appalachian west; pioneers
The Beatty-Quisenberry Papers: The family papers of one of Henry Clay’s political allies Holmberg, James J. Vol. 3 no. 3 (2002) Beatty-Quisenberry family; acquisitions; Adam Beatty
The Way to the West…before Lewis and Clark (part 1) Faragher, John Mack Vol. 3 no. 3 (2002) Lewis and Clark expedition; historical context; cultural understanding; westward expansion
Filson Undergraduate Research Program and Teachers as Scholars Vol. 3 no. 3 (2002) education; history teaching; archival research
The Cemetery for the Genealogist Oliver, Nettie Vol. 3 no. 4 (2002) Genealogy; family history; cemeteries
Carrie Douglas Dudley Ewen: Ohio Valley Artist Wallace, Robin L. Vol. 3 no. 4 (2002) Carrie Douglas Dudley Ewen; Louisville artists; Christmas cards; paintings
The Way to the West…before Lewis and Clark (part 2) Faragher, John Mack Vol. 3 no. 4 (2002) Lewis and Clark expedition; Louisiana Purchase; historical context; native americans
Ohio Valley History replaces The Filson History Quarterly Wetherington, Mark V. Vol. 3 no. 4 (2002) Ohio Valley; Ohio Valley History publication; Filson History Quarterly publication
David Herbert Donald: Speed manuscripts attract Lincoln scholar Reiss, Jennifer Vol. 3 no. 4 (2002) Lincoln; Lincoln scholarship; Joshua Fry Speed
The Clark family and the Kentucky Derby Holmberg, James J. Vol. 4 no. 1 (2003) Clark family; Churchill Downs; Kentucky Derby; Meriwether Lewis Clark
“Went to the Exposition tonight.” Louisville’s 1883 Southern Exposition Bratcher, Kathryn Anne Vol. 4 no. 1 (2003) 1883 Southern Exposition; Louisville exposition
Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston photograph collection Rice, Rebecca S. Vol. 4 no. 1 (2003) Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston; Kentucky history; Filson Historical Society; photography
Filson on Main: Lewis and Clark Exhibit Now Open Mahoney, Michael S. Vol. 4 no. 1 (2003) Lewis and Clark expedition; exhibits
The Filson Institute Spring 2003 Academic Conference Pollock, Brian Vol. 4 no. 1 (2003) Ohio Valley scholarship; academic conferences; Ohio Valley region
Filson Lewis and Clark programming Hannah, Jennifer Reiss Vol. 4 no. 2 Lewis and Clark expedition; Lewis and Clark Bicentennial and Signature event; Filson programming
Early African American Communities in Jefferson County Vol. 4 no. 2 African American history; African American communities
Field Trip to the Filson Educational Programming Pollock, Brian Vol. 4 no. 2 Educational programming; lectures; storytellers; Lewis and Clark expedition
1872-1873 Louisville Scenes: Recent Acquisition at The Filson Thomas, Samuel W. Vol. 4 no. 2 Louisville streets; Louisville buildings; photography; Louisville Industrial Exposition; 1890 tornado; stereographs; stereoscopes
Modern Views of the Trail: Photography displayed at Filson on Main Mahoney, Michael S. Vol. 4 no. 2 Lewis and Clark expedition; exhibits; photography; nature
Building Fresh Collections: The 20th Century Initiative Cole, Jennie Vol. 4 no. 3 (Summer 2004) Filson collections; 20th century; Wallace papers; Frances Ingram papers; Edwin Foote collection
Mona Strader Bismark collection Rice, Rebecca S. Vol. 4 no. 3 (Summer 2004) Countess Mona Bismark; Mona Strader Bismark; fashion; Lexington; socialite
Cataloging the Bullitt family papers Harmon, Shirley Vol. 4 no. 3 (Summer 2004) Bullitt family; cataloging; Oxmoor estate
Rare Corwine Portraits find new home at the Filson Pennington, Estill Curtis Vol. 4 no. 3 (Summer 2004) Aaron Houghton Corwine; painting; portraits; artist; Cincinnati
John Corlis 19th Century Businessman Veach, Michael Vol. 4 no. 4 (Fall 2004) John Corlis; Corlis-Respess family papers; Kentucky businesses; distilleries;
Sheet Music Collection Bogert, Pen Vol. 4 no. 4 (Fall 2004) Sheet music; music; minstrel shows; American culture
The Snook-Herr Wedding Tragedy Oliver, Nettie Hance Vol. 4 no. 4 (Fall 2004) Albert G. Herr; Fannie Belle; Winford B. Snook; Jefferson County estates; Magnolia Stock Farms; weddings; food poisoning
The Art of History Pennington, Estill Curtis Vol. 4 no. 4 (Fall 2004) Art; paintings; porcelain; antiques; collecting; portraits; naturalist artists
New Happenings Online www.filsonhistorical.org Pollock, Brian Vol. 4 no. 4 (Fall 2004) Online cataloging; archival technology
The Satellites of Mercury 1888-1892 Bratcher, Kathryn Anne Vol. 5 no. 1 (Winter 2005) Louisville Board of Trade; Satellites of Mercury; festivals; Industrial Jubilee Celebration; Fall Commercial Celebration; pageants; parades
Marine Corps General: The Papers of Ronald Reginald Van Stockum Veach, Michael Vol. 5 no. 1 (Winter 2005) Marine Corps; Ronald Reginald Van Stockhum; University of Louisville Medical School; Pearl Harbor; World War II
Mary B. Cobb: A Kentucky Portraitist Perez, Angelique Vol. 5 no. 1 (Winter 2005) Louisville artists; portraitists; painting; Ghana; women
PastPerfect Software: Better Access to Collections Rice, Rebecca S. Vol. 5 no. 1 (Winter 2005) Archival software; technology; museum software
Ray Harm Collection: New Filson Acquisition Wallace, Robin L. Vol. 5 no. 1 (Winter 2005) Wildlife artist; Ray Harm
Neighborhoods Initiative: New Educational Programming Pollock, Brian Vol. 5 no. 1 (Winter 2005) Old Louisville; Louisville neighborhoods; historical education
From the Filson Collections: The Kentucky Derby Kissack, Elizabeth Vol. 5 no. 2 (Spring 2005) Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs; fashion; horse racing
Tom Wallace, 1874-1961 Huffman, Noah Vol. 5 no. 2 (Spring 2005) Tom Wallace; conversation; journalism; Louisville Times; newspapers; Courier-Journal; Cumberland falls; National Park Service; Latin America
The 1890 Louisville Cyclone Oliver, Nettie Hance Vol. 5 no. 2 (Spring 2005) Louisville Cyclone; cyclone; tornado; natural disasters; Falls City Hall; downtown
The Little Ones: Portraits of Children from the Filson Historical Society Pennington, Estill Curtis Vol. 5 no. 2 (Spring 2005) Portraits; art; 19th century
Browsing In Our Archives: Theodore Roosevelt writes Filson founder Reuben Durrett Holmberg, James J. Vol. 5 no. 3 (Summer 2005) Reuben T. Durrett; Theodore Roosevelt; correspondence
Early Distilling papers at the Filson Veach, Michael Vol. 5 no. 3 (Summer 2005) Distilling industry; distilleries; bourbon; whiskey; taxation
The Frances Ingram Papers 1894-1953 Lee, Jacob F. Vol. 5 no. 3 (Summer 2005) Frances Ingram papers; Neighborhood House; social work; recreation; playgrounds
Wolf Pen Branch Mill Thomas, Samuel W. Vol. 5 no. 3 (Summer 2005) mills; Wolf Pen Branch; photographs
Browsing in Our Archives: Christians at Ashland Holmberg, James J. Vol. 5 no. 4 (Fall 2005) traditions; holidays; Christmas; Ashland
Christmas Card Collection at the Filson Oliver, Nettie Vol. 5 no. 4 (Fall 2005) Christmas cards; holiday traditions; lithography; Clifton
Colonel William Stewart Hawkins, CSA: Prisoner and Poet of Camp Chase, Ohio Huffman, Noah Vol. 5 no. 4 (Fall 2005) William Stewaer Hawkins; POW; Prisoner of War; Confederacy; Civil War; Hayfield estate; poetry; Camp Chase; Lucy Tucker
Fayette Van Alstine Letters 1861-1879 Kissack, Elizabeth Vol. 5 no. 4 (Fall 2005) Fayette Van Alstine; L&N Railroad; Civil War; romance
Browsing in Our Archive: Muhammad Ali and the Louisville Sponsoring Group Huffman, Noah Vol. 6 no. 1 (Winter 2006) Muhammad Ali; boxing; Louisville Sponsoring Group; George Barry Bingham papers
Recent Acquisitions at the Filson Pennington, Estill Curtis Vol. 6 no. 1 (Winter 2006) Portraits; art; 19th century; William Preston; Elizabeth Wood; Benjamin Bayless; John H. Turner
Political Corruption…19th century style Partington, Judith Vol. 6 no. 1 (Winter 2006) Alexander Hamilton; Henry Clay; Thomas Jefferson; politics; 19th century
The Return of the Cumberlands Vol. 6 no. 1 (Winter 2006) Oxmoor farm; The Cumblerlands; folk music
American Legion, Jefferson Post #15: Records 1919-1988 Lee, Jacob F. Vol. 6 no. 1 (Winter 2006) American Legion, Jefferson Post #15 collection; American Legion; politics
Wyncie King, 1884-1961 Huffman, Noah Vol. 6 no. 2 (Summer 2006) caricature; Wyncie King; Louisville Herald; artists
A Louisville Belle’s Marriage to a Scottish Baronet Oliver, Nettie Hance Vol. 6 no. 2 (Summer 2006) Patricia Burnley Ellison; marriage; Charles Henry Augustus Lockhart Ross; Scotland; divorce
Mary B. Cobb: A Retrospective Kissack, Elizabeth Vol. 6 no. 2 (Summer 2006) exhibits; Mary B. Cobb
Browsing in Our Archives: John G. Fee and Abolitionism in Kentucky Lee, Jacob F. Vol. 6 no. 3 (Fall 2006) Abolitionism; Berea College; Berea, Kentucky; John G. Fee; religion
Arthur Yager: President of Georgetown College (1908-1913) and Governor of Puerto Rico (1913-1921) Huffman, Noah Vol. 6 no. 3 (Fall 2006) Puerto Rico; Arthur Yager; Georgetown; Jones-Shafroth Act
19th Century Distilling Papers at the Filson Veach, Michael Vol. 6 no. 3 (Fall 2006) Distilling industry; distilleries; Taylor-Hay family papers; bourbon; whiskey
Filson Plans: Lewis and Clark Homecoming Event Holmberg, James J. Vol. 6 no. 3 (Fall 2006) Lewis and Clark expedition; programming
Recent Acquisitions at the Filson Holmberg, James J. Vol. 6 no. 4 (Winter 2006) acquisitions; David Leer Ringo; Ringo collection; Civil War research
Battle for the “Gibraltar of the Confederacy”: The Vicksburg Campaign: The Filson Civil War Field Institute Seminar, Spring 2007 Brown, Kent Masterson Vol. 6 no. 4 (Winter 2006) Vicksburg, Mississippi; Natchez Spring Pilgrimage; Civil War history
Four Generations Visit the Filson Graves, Ashley D. Vol. 6 no. 4 (Winter 2006) Julia Tevis; portraits
Going Over the River: On the Making and Unmaking of Borders Cayton, Andrew R.L. Vol. 6 no. 4 (Winter 2006) Filson Institute; Filson Institute Academic Conference; Ohio River
The Filson’s Educational Programming: One-Act Dramas Pollock, Brian Vol. 6 no. 4 (Winter 2006) education; educational programming; One Wore Blue, One Wore Gray; The Great Journey; drama; theater; Nancy Niles Sexton; Civil War
Footlights and Curtain Calls: Theater Since the 1800s Wallace, Robin L. Vol. 6 no. 4 (Winter 2006) theater; drama; The City Theater; theater program collection
Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston: Photographs for Sale Vol. 6 no. 4 (Winter 2006) Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston; photography
Browsing in Our Archives: Colonel Allen Goes to War Holmberg, James J. Vol. 7 no. 1 (Spring 2007) War of 1812; River Raisin; correspondence
Defining Events: Louisville’s Natural Disasters Wetherington, Mark V. Vol. 7 no. 1 (Spring 2007) Flood of 1937; natural disasters; 1890 Louisville Cyclone; Tornado of 1974
Humphrey Marshall in China Lee, Jacob F. Vol. 7 no. 1 (Spring 2007) Civil War; Humphrey Marshall; travel; China
Voices from the Past: The Filson’s Slave Narrative Collection Haegele, Ebert Vol. 7 no. 1 (Spring 2007) slave narratives; slavery
My Trip to the Filson Pasquier, Michael Vol. 7 no. 1 (Spring 2007) Catholicism; Bardstown
Historic Kentucky: Excerpt from James Archambeault’s Lecture Achambeault, James Vol. 7 no. 2 (Summer 2007) photography; Kentucky culture; landscapes; Kentuckians; rural Kentucky; historic preservation
Henry H. Denhardt and Kentucky Politics in the 1920s Lee, Jacob F. Vol. 7 no. 2 (Summer 2007) politics; Denhardt papers; elections; 1920s; violence; Newport; lynching
John Mason Brown’s 1862 Journal (Browsing in Our Archives) Holmberg, James J. Vol. 7 no. 3 (Fall 2007) John Mason Brown; travel; Rocky Mountains; travels West
Colonel William Fleming in Frontier Kentucky Lee, Jacob F. Vol. 7 no. 3 (Fall 2007) William Fleming; colonial life; pioneers
George S. Leland and Civil War Logistics Stanley, Matthew E. Vol. 7 no. 3 (Fall 2007) George S. Leland; Civil War; Union Army
Browsing Our Archives: David L. Ward, James Colquhoun, and the Little Sandy Salt Works Lee, Jacob F. Vol. 7 no. 4 (Winter 2007) Speed family papers; Civil War; Reconstruction; Little Sandy salt works
20th Century Distilling Papers at the Filson Veach, Michael Vol. 7 no. 4 (Winter 2007) Distilleries; whiskey; bourbon; prohibition; Bottled-in-Bond Act
My Trip to the Filson: The Changing Landscape of the Southern Plantation Brown, Dave Vol. 7 no. 4 (Winter 2007) Fairfield plantation; Thruston; Southern plantations; slavery
From Frontier to Border State: The Filson Historical Society’s Museum Williams, Kelly E. Vol. 7 no. 4 (Winter 2007) Civil War; Kentucky; Identity
The Great Divide of the 1850s: Third Floor Exhibit in the Warner Jones Gallery Vol. 7 no. 4 (Winter 2007) exhibits; Antebellum south
Browsing in Our Archives: Lincoln’s Kentucky Holmberg, James J. Vol. 8 no. 1 (Spring 2008) Abraham Lincoln
Dispatches from the Kentucky Home Front: Bernice Mitchell and the Burnside Gazette, 1941-1947 Poindexter, Sarah-Jane Vol. 8 no. 1 (Spring 2008) Burnside; Mitchell papers; Bernice Mitchell; World War II; Burnside Gazette; war correspondence; wartime letters; local newsletters; homesickness
The Filson’s Virtual Card Catalog Maggard, Suzanne Vol. 8 no. 1 (Spring 2008) cataloging; technology; archives; card catalog
My Trip to the Filson: Tentative Relations: Secession and Ware in the Ohio River Valley 1859-1862 Jenness, Timothy Vol. 8 no. 1 (Spring 2008) Geography; Ohio River Valley; Ohio River; Civil War
The Filson’s Civil War Institute: The Battles of Forts Henry and Donelson Vol. 8 no. 1 (Spring 2008) Civil War; education
A New Age Dawning: Twentieth Century Kentucky Women Painters in the First Floor Gallery Wallace, Robin L. Vol. 8 no. 1 (Spring 2008) painting; artists; women artists
Community Outreach Vol. 8 no. 1 (Spring 2008) education; Filson Undergraduate Research program; Teachers as Scholars program
Browsing in Our Archives: “A proud day for the country, and especially for Tennessee:” James K. Polk reports the Washington News Holmberg, James J. Vol. 8 no. 2 (Summer 2008) James K. Polk; correspondence
Theodore Garnett and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 in the Ohio River Valley Lee, Jacob F. Vol. 8 no. 2 (Summer 2008) Fugitive Slave Law; slavery; correspondence; Theodore S. Garnett
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis: Two Visions of America Crothers, Glenn A. Vol. 8 no. 2 (Summer 2008) Filson Institute; Filson Institute Academic Conference; scholarship; education; Abraham Lincoln; Jefferson Davis
The Filson Civil War Institute: The Battles of Forts Henry and Donelson Danner, Andrew Vol. 8 no. 2 (Summer 2008) Filson Civil War Institute; education; programming; Civil War; Fort Henry; Fort Donelson; Land Between the Lakes
Browsing in Our Archives: The Hunters of Kentucky Holmberg, James J. Vol. 8 no. 3 (Fall 2008) War of 1812; broadsides; poetry; songs; Hunter of Kentucky, or Half Horse and Half Alligator
George Rogers Clark and Natural History in the Trans-Appalachian West Lee, Jacob F. Vol. 8 no. 3 (Fall 2008) natural history; Ohio River Valley; George Rogers Clark
The Campbell Company and Kentucky Tobacco in the International Markets Veach, Michael Vol. 8 no. 3 (Fall 2008) tobacco; Campbell Company
The Filson Environmental History Collection Van Stockum, Ronald R. Vol. 8 no. 3 (Fall 2008) environmental history; Ohio Valley region; Kentucky Natural Lands Trust
My Trip to the Filson: from Border South to Solid South: Religion, Race, and the Making of Confederate Kentucky, 1840-1880 Harlow, Luke E. Vol. 8 no. 3 (Fall 2008) religion; slavery; Civil War; Confederacy
Browsing in Our Archives: Kentucky Settlers Petition for Recognition from the Virginia Convention, June 1776 Lee, Jacob F. Vol. 8 no. 4 (Winter 2008) Virginia Convention; Transylvania Company
Thanks for the Memories: Volunteer Phyllis Burger Holmberg, James J. Vol. 8 no. 4 (Winter 2008) volunteers
Spiritualism in Louisville Wallace, Robin L. Vol. 8 no. 4 (Winter 2008) paranormal activity; ghosts; spirits; hauntings; Spiritualism; mediums; seances; Mary Hollis; James Breckenridge Speed; photography; death
History from the Bottom Up: World War II in Soldiers’ Words Merritt, Lindsay Vol. 8 no. 4 (Winter 2008) World War II; soldiers; U.S. Army; correspondence
My Trip to the Filson: Researching Postwar Rivalries during the Early Republic DuVal, Kathleen Vol. 8 no. 4 (Winter 2008) Temple Bodley collections; Thomas Jefferson
Young Filsonians: Studying Contemporary Issues Clephas, Erin Vol. 8 no. 4 (Winter 2008) education; Young Filsonians program
The Filson’s Educational Programs Danner, Andrew Vol. 8 no. 4 (Winter 2008) education; educational programming; One Wore Blue, One Wore Gray; historical trunk presentations
Browsing Our Archives: The Daguerreotype Wallace, Robin L. Vol. 9 no. 1 (Spring 2009) photography; daguerreotype; portraits
Journey Back in Time through 19th century travelogs Partington, Judith Vol. 9 no. 1 (Spring 2009) travel; travelogs; 19th century; democracy; religion; Democracy in America; The Navigator; exploration; discovery
Murder on Main Street: The Newcomb Tragedy of 1852 Poindexter, Sarah-Jane Vol. 9 no. 1 (Spring 2009) Newcomb; violence; murder; asylums; insanity; divorce; illegitimacy
Van Hartness Bukey and the Valley Campaigns of 1864 Merritt, Lindsay Vol. 9 no. 1 (Spring 2009) Civil War; Valley Campaigns; Van Hartness Bukey
My Trip to the Filson Negus, Samuel Vol. 9 no. 1 (Spring 2009) naval history; sea power; maritime history; Civil War
Browsing Our Archives: The Case of the Mysterious Portrait Holmberg, James J. Vol. 9 no. 2 (Summer 2009) portraits; artists; paintings; Presbyterian Church; religion; Christianity
Dissection and Body Snatching in the Nineteenth Century Fox, Heather Vol. 9 no. 2 (Summer 2009) body snatching; grave robbers; medical schools; physicians; University of Louisville School of Medicine, resurrectionists
Adam Beatty, Thomas B. Stevenson and Whig Opposition to the Mexican War Lee, Jacob F. Vol. 9 no. 2 (Summer 2009) Mexican War; Mexican-American War; Whigs; Adam Beatty; Thomas B. Stevenson; slavery
The Filson Institute Public Conference: from Country Lawyer to Commander in Chief: The Making of Abraham Lincoln Scarboro, Scott Vol. 9 no. 2 (Summer 2009) Abraham Lincoln; Civil War; Filson Civil War Institute; conferences; education; lectures
Browsing in Our Archives: The “Kentucky Tragedy” Free, Jon Vol. 9 no. 3 (Fall 2009) Beauchamp; Kentucky Tragedy; political assassination; murder; confession; poetry
Louisville’s Whiskey Row Vol. 9 no. 3 (Fall 2009) distilleries; whiskey; bourbon; distilling industry; Whiskey Row; rectifiers;
The Development of Environmentalism Free, Jon Vol. 9 no. 3 (Fall 2009) environmentalism; environmental activism; Stuart Butler; Butler papers; Tichenor collection; Red River Gorge; Red River Dam; protests
Haunting Images: Nineteenth Century Post-Modern Art and Photography Wallace, Robin L. Vol. 9 no. 3 (Fall 2009) photography; death; post-mortem photography
International Home Movie Day Fox, Heather Vol. 9 no. 3 (Fall 2009) home movies; International Home Movie Day; videos; film
The Filson Historical Society Fall Institute 2009: The Changing Faces of Appalachia: Problems, Promises, and Perspectives Vol. 9 no. 3 (Fall 2009) Appalachia; Filson Institute; lectures; education
Browsing in Our Archives: The Taft Decision Veach, Michael Vol. 9 no. 4 (Winter 2009) whiskey; bourbon; distilleries; Bottled-in-Bond Act
History of Louisville Photography Wallace, Robin L. Vol. 9 no. 4 (Winter 2009) photography; John Hewitt; photographers; National Daguerrean Gallery; daguerreotype; ambrotype; tintype; stereograph; Kate Matthews; Louisville Photography Society
The Mysterious Disappearance Poindexter, Sarah-Jane Vol. 9 no. 4 (Winter 2009) John Verhoeff; North Pole; Greenland; expeditions; arctic expeditions; Robert Peary; disappearance
Browsing in Our Archives: A Kentuckian in William Walker’s Nicaragua Lee, Jacob F. Vol. 10 no. 1 (Spring 2010) manifest destiny; William Walker; latin america; central america; slavery; correspondence
The Infamy of Self-Creation: The Democratic-Republican Societies and Political Communication in the Early American Republic Orihel, Michelle Vol. 10 no. 1 (Spring 2010) democracy; republic; politics; American Revolution; Democratic Society of Kentucky
The Filson Civil War Field Institute: The Beginning of the River Campaigns and the Rise of U.S. Grant Vol. 10 no. 1 (Spring 2010) Civil War; Civil War Field Institute; Ulysses S. Grant; warships; Battle of Belmont
Dog Days: Images of Dogs in the Filson’s Collections Poindexter, Sarah-Jane Vol. 10 no. 1 (Spring 2010) dogs; domesticated animals; photography
Mayrell Johnson and Aviation Education in Kentucky Veach, Michael Vol. 10 no. 1 (Spring 2010) World War II; aircraft; aviation; pilots; Navy; Anna Mayrell Johnson; Ninety-Nines; State Committee on Aviation; Murray State; “Air Age”; Aviation Institute
Browsing in Our Archives: Spies on the Frontier Holmberg, James J. Vol. 10 no. 2 (Summer 2010) Bullitt family papers; Oxmoor collection; Jefferson County militia; Kentucky frontier; Battle of Point Pleasant; Battle of Fallen Timbers; spies; Alexander Scott Bullitt
New Access to an Old Collection: Cataloging the Filson’s Sheet Music Lee, Jacob F. Vol. 10 no. 2 (Summer 2010) music; sheet music; songs
Hot Stove Weather Wetherington, Mark V. Vol. 10 no. 2 (Summer 2010) General R.R. Van Stockum; Marine Corps; Marines; Allen Dale Farm
Confederate Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell – POW Holmberg, James J. Vol. 10 no. 2 (Summer 2010) Civil War; prisoner of war; POW; General Richard S. Ewell; Confederacy; correspondence; Fort Warren
My Trip to the Filson Cousins, James P. Vol. 10 no. 2 (Summer 2010) Antebellum South; Transylvania University; education
Browsing Our Archives: The World War I Photographs of Norman Kohlhepp Wallace, Robin L. Vol. 10 no. 3 (Fall 2010) photographs; photography; Norman Kohlhepp; World War I
Growth for the Filson Historical Society Wetherington, Mark V. Vol. 10 no. 3 (Fall 2010) Ferguson mansion; Filson expansion; construction; new building
Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the Ohio Valley 1800-1920 Pennington, Estill Curtis Vol. 10 no. 3 (Fall 2010) portraits; artists; paintings; portraiture; artistic movements; Lessons in Likeness
Browsing in Our Archives: Early documents reveal preferred pronunciation of the name Louisville Cole, Jennie Vol. 10 no. 4 (Winter 2010) Louisville pronunciation; Louisville name
My Trip to the Filson: Researching Nineteenth Century Chickasaw Diplomacy and Political Development Flaherty, Daniel Vol. 10 no. 4 (Winter 2010) Native Americans; Chickasaw
The Filson Historical Society’s Expansion – Integrating into the Old Louisville Neighborhood De Leon, Roberto Vol. 10 no. 4 (Winter 2010) Ferguson mansion; Filson expansion; construction; new building; Old Louisville
Will You be My Valentine? Wallace, Robin L. Vol. 10 no. 4 (Winter 2010) Valentine’s Day; valentines; poetry; romance
Browsing Our Archives: Main Street: Mirror of History Poindexter, Sarah-Jane Vol. 11 no. 1 (Spring 2011) Main Street; downtown Louisville; Louisville businesses; Louisville architecture; Louisville streets
Sickness and Death in 19th-century American life: The scrapbooks of John F. Jefferson Hessler, Bettina Vol. 11 no. 1 (Spring 2011) surgery; sickness; illness; death; physicians; scrapbook collection; John F. Jefferson; medicine; disease
What was old is new again: The Filson’s portrait conservation program Jackson, Amy Vol. 11 no. 1 (Spring 2011) portraits; conservation; artists; paintings
Browsing in Our Archives: Louisville Fire Fighting Holmberg, James J. Vol. 11 no. 2 (Summer 2011) fire fighters; fire disasters; Louisville Fire Department
In the Spirit of Education: The Filson Bourbon Academy Veach, Michael Vol. 11 no. 2 (Summer 2011) whiskey; bourbon; Kentucky Distillers Association; Filson Bourbon Academy
The Filson Historical Society’s Expansion – New Space Will Expand Scope and Reah of Our Popular Programming Anderson, Rick Vol. 11 no. 2 (Summer 2011) Ferguson mansion; Filson expansion; construction; new building; Old Louisville
Pony Express Partington, Judith Vol. 11 no. 2 (Summer 2011) Pony Express; mail; telegrams; deliveries; maps; mail delivery system
Browsing in Our Archives: ‘Her’story: Mary “Polly” Shreve and the American Revolution Cole, Jennie Vol. 11 no. 3 (Fall 2011) Mary Polly Shreve; Mary Shreve; American Revolution; women’s history; correspondence; Revolutionary War
Instilling Lifelong Learning: Educational Opportunities at the Filson Scarboro, Scott Vol. 11 no. 3 (Fall 2011) education; programming; exhibits; students; History Trunks; High School Essay Contest; Ferguson Mansion; tours; Kentucky Junior Historical Society
Steamboating at the Filson Holmberg, James J. Vol. 11 no. 3 (Fall 2011) steamboats; river economy; exhibits
The Filson Historical Society’s Expansion: Enhancing the Natural and Built Environments of Old Louisville Anderson, Rick Vol. 11 no. 3 (Fall 2011) Ferguson Mansion; development; Filson expansion; construction
Browsing in Our Archives: Robert Worth Bingham: More than a Newspaper Man Veach, Michael Vol. 11, no. 4 (Winter 2011) Robert Worth Bingham; Louisville politics; Courier-Journal; prohibition; Franklin D. Roosevelt; hunting; dogs; Joan of Arc
Genealogical Research in the Filson Historical Society Library Hennis, Kara Vol. 11, no. 4 (Winter 2011) Filson library; Filson research; genealogical research; genealogy
The Filson Historical Society’s Expansion Anderson, Rick Vol. 11, no. 4 (Winter 2011) Ferguson Mansion; development; Filson expansion; construction
United We Stand – Divided We Fall: The Filson Commemorates the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Vol. 11, no. 4 (Winter 2011) Civil War; sesquicentennial
Browsing in Our Archives: Southern Indiana Treasures in The Filson’s Collection Holmberg, James J. Vol. 12, no. 1 (Spring 2012) Southern Indiana; Clarksville; Jeffersonville
The Filson Historical Society’s Expansion Anderson, Rick Vol. 12, no. 1 (Spring 2012) Ferguson Mansion; development; Filson expansion; construction
The Filson Historical Society Recognizes the winners of the Third Annual High School Essay Contest Vol. 12, no. 1 (Spring 2012) High School Essay Contest; educational programming; Louisville neighborhoods
Browsing in Our Archives: “The most wonderful thing that ever was…” Melville Otter’s Theater Memories Cole, Jennie Vol. 12, no. 2 (Summer 2012) theater; drama; Melville Otter; Louisville theatrical performances; 1910s; Macauley’s Theatre
The Hatfield / McCoy Feud: Opposing Perspectives Hennis, Kara Vol. 12, no. 2 (Summer 2012) Pike County, Kentucky; Mingo County, West Virginia; family feuds; Hatfield and McCoys; Harlan, Kentucky
Browsing in Our Archives: “This Place is as Good as Any Other” (Part 1) Holmberg, James J. Vol. 12, no. 3 (Fall 2012) Civil War; sesquicentennial; Richard Stoddert Ewell; prisoners of war; POW; Confederate army; Confederate officers
Samuel Thomas: 1938-2012 Runyon, Keith L. Vol. 12, no. 3 (Fall 2012) Samuel Thomas; Louisville historian; Locust Grove
From Slavery to Service to Freedom: A Biography of an Exceptional Kentucky Slave Partington, Judith Vol. 12, no. 3 (Fall 2012) Robert Anderson; slavery; plantations; Civil War; Union Army; emancipation; Reconstruction
Unrolling Louisville’s Past: The D.X. Murphy & Bro., Architects records Poindexter, Sarah-Jane Vol. 12, no. 3 (Fall 2012) D.X. Murphy; architecture; architectural drawings; Henry Whitestone; Louisville businesses; Louisville homes; Louisville buildings
Browsing Our Archives: “This Place is as Good as Any Other” The Prisoner of War Letters of Confederate Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell – Part 2 Holmberg, James J. Vol. 12, no. 4 (Winter 2012) Civil War; Richard Stoddert Ewell; prisoners of war; POW; Confederate Army; Confederate officers; Fort Warren
Campus Expansion Progress Report Vol. 12, no. 4 (Winter 2012) Ferguson Mansion; development; Filson expansion; construction
Taking Care of the Little Ones: Louisville’s All Prayer Foundling’s Home Slide Collection at the Filson Jones, Kathryn T. Vol. 12, no. 4 (Winter 2012) slide collection; glass lantern slides; All Prayer Foundlings’ Home; photography; orphanage
Browsing in Our Archives: Isaac Little Goes to War Holmberg, James J. Vol. 13, no. 1 (Spring 2013) Isaac Little; Civil War; Indiana; wartime correspondence
Campus Expansion Progress Report: Financial Support for Project Reaches $8 million Anderson, Rick Vol. 13, no. 1 (Spring 2013) Ferguson Mansion; development; Filson expansion; construction
Children’s Literature and The Filson Library’s Collection Bratcher, Kathryn Anne Vol. 13, no. 1 (Spring 2013) children’s literature; Grimm’s fairy tales; children’s authors; children’s book illustrations; Robert Louis Stevenson; Mark Twain; Alice Caldwell Hegan; Annie Fellows Johnston
In Hope of Freedom Morrison, Kinsey Vol. 13, no. 1 (Spring 2013) slavery; underground railroad; Fugitive Slave Law
The Patton family papers: A Civil War era collection of remarkable correspondence Carr, Laurence Vol. 13, no. 2 (Summer 2013) Union soldiers; artillerymen; military life; Chatsworth, Illinois; religious faith; domestic life
Browsing in Our Archives: A Bulldog in the Bluegrass – J. Stoddard Johnston’s 1853 Yale Class Book Cole, Jennie Vol. 13, no. 3 (Fall 2013) J. Stoddard Johnston; Class Book; Kentucky politics; Yale; college; University
Bourbon Historian Veach, Michael Vol. 13, no. 3 (Fall 2013) bourbon; whiskey; distilleries; distilling industry; Filson Bourbon Academy
Campus Expansion: A Bright Future for our Region’s Storied Past Anderson, Rick Vol. 13, no. 3 (Fall 2013) Ferguson Mansion; development; Filson expansion; construction
“Poor Tom Marshall”: Thomas F. Marshall of Kentucky Vol. 13, no. 3 (Fall 2013) Thomas Marshall; Kentucky orator; Antebellum era; politics; dueling; alcoholism
Adding a New Downtown Bridge (c. 1928): Two Albums document construction of the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge Rosenblum, Aaron Vol. 13, no. 4 (Winter 2013) photography; Louisville bridges; Louisville Municipal Bridge; Second Street Bridge; automobile bridge
The Kemps’ “Magic” Lantern Slides Wetherington, Mark V. Vol. 13, no. 4 (Winter 2013) commercial photographers; Edward H. Kemp; Josephine Sparrow Kemp; early 20th century agriculture and labor in Kentucky
A Victorian Christmas: Greeting Cards in The Filson’s Library Collection Meyer, Jana Vol. 13, no. 4 (Winter 2013) Christmas cards; holiday traditions; lithography
View of Louisville, Kentucky, ca. 1856 Holmberg, James J. Vol. 14, no. 1 (Spring 2014) landscape paintings; Falls of the Ohio; museum collection; African American artists; Robert S. Duncanson
Seeking the stories of our Ancestors Meyer, Jana Vol. 14, no. 1 (Spring 2014) genealogy; family history
“For the Sake of My Children”: The Woes of Clarissa Evans Prichard, Jim Vol. 14, no. 2 (Summer 2014) Evans family papers; poetry; verse; widowhood; Clarissa Evans; slavery; slave trade
Track(ing) History: The Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company Architectural Records Picco, Johna Vol. 14, no. 3 (Fall 2014) railroads; L&N; industry; urban memory; architecture records
Exhibit announcement: “Steamboating on Western Waters” Vol. 14, no. 3 (Fall 2014) steamboats; exhibits
Here Yesterday…Gone Today Holmberg, James J. Vol. 14, no. 4 (Winter 2014) photography of downtown Louisville; 7th Street, Broadway, and Jefferson Street; urban renewal; Simmons photo collection
Solving a research mystery: Identifying Civil War hospitals in Louisville Wheaton, Laura Vol. 14, no. 4 (Winter 2014) medical care; medical treatment; wounded soldiers; military hospitals
Browsing in Our Archives: A Louisville Surgeon Goes to War Carr, Laurence Vol. 15, no. 1 (Spring 2015) World War I; Irvin Abell; Louisville Medical College; wartime medicine; surgery; army doctors; battles; German submarines
American Memory, the Iraq War, and the Louisville Peace Action Community records Meyer, Jana Vol. 15, no. 1 (Spring 2015) Iraq War; peace; protest movements; Louisville Peace Action Community
Courting Miss Nall Meyer, Jana Vol. 15, no. 2 (Summer 2015) Blanche Nall; marriage; correspondence; love letters
The Moonless, Starless Night: The Denhardt-Taylor Tragedy Prichard, Jim Vol. 15, no. 2 (Summer 2015) violence; murder trial
Wounded Warriors: The Medical Records of Dr. William Allen Bush Prichard, James M. Vol. 15, no. 3 (Fall 2015) World War I; WWI; medical care for veterans; surgeons; medicine
A Champion for the Children Meyer, Jana Vol. 15, no. 3 (Fall 2015) Octavius Singleton; Singleton family papers; African Americans; ministers; National Home Finding Society; orphanages
Food for Thought Picco, Johna Vol. 15, no. 4 (Winter 2015) food; recipes
Inspiring Leadership and Philanthropy: The legacy of Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston Kerr, Laura Vol. 15, no. 4 (Winter 2015) Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston; Filson Historical society origins
Magnesium Light Views in Mammoth Cave Potter, Heather Vol. 16, no. 1 (Spring 2016) underground photography; stereographs
From Fox Hollow to the Filson: the Tom T. and Dixie Hall Musical Instrument and Song Collections Rosenblum, Aaron Vol. 16, no. 2 (Summer 2016) songwriters; Tom T. Hall; Dixie Hall; country music
The New Filson Vol. 16, no. 3 (Fall 2016) Grand unvieling; Ferguson Mansion; Filson rennovation; Owsley Brown II History Center;
Coming Soon to The Filson – Exhibits: “To the Polls!: Presidential Campaigns and Elections,” “Moments in Time: The Power of Pictures” Vol. 16, no. 3 (Fall 2016) exhibits; presidential campaigns; presidential elections; photograpy
All Quiet on the (South)western Front Meyer, Jana Vol. 16, no. 4 (Winter 2016) Mexican War; Mexican-American War; Louisville Light Artillery; Louisville Legion; Ebenezer Howe journal
Shanty Boat Louisville: Documenting a Lost Neighborhood Wetherington, Mark V. Vol. 16, no. 4 (Winter 2016) Ohio river; houseboats; boaters
“It was almost too much for me”: the Influenza Epidemic at Camp Zachary Taylor and in Louisville, 1918-1919 Cole, Jennie Vol. 17, no. 1 (Spring 2017) disease; medical care; medical treatment; medicine; World War I; WWI; Spanish flu; pandemics
“The Death of Our Dear Son”: A Louisville Family’s Sacrifice in World War I Prichard, James M. Vol. 17, no. 1 (Spring 2017) Carl F. Baude; German-Americans; WWI fatalities; Marine Corps
The First Division Circus Potter, Heather Vol. 17, no. 1 (Spring 2017) World War I; WWI; First Infantry Division; Army of Occupation; Allied occupation of the Rhineland
Exhibit previews: “Selling the War: Posters from WWI” curated by Johna Ebling; “Called to Arms: Kentuckians in the First World War” curated by Heather Potter, James Prichard, Jana Meyer, and Kayla Reddington Vol. 17, no. 1 (Spring 2017) exhibits
Sheet Music and the Filson Collection Vol. 17, no. 2 (Summer 2017) sheet music; folk music; folk songs
The Home for Friendless Women Morris, Kelly Vol. 17, no. 2 (Summer 2017) Home for Friendless Women; charitable institutions; Louisville charities
Agatha Bullitt Grabisch and the Great War Cole, Jennie Vol. 17, no. 2 (Summer 2017) World War I; Germany; correspondence
Exhibit previews: “Understanding the Indescribable: Paintings by G. Caliman Coxe” curated by Aaron Rosenblum; “The Evolution of Camp Zachary Taylor” curated by Jennie Cole; “What’s Old is New Again — Recent Collection Acquisitions” curated by Jim Holmberg Vol. 17, no. 3 (Fall 2017) exhibits
Free for All – Eventually Ebling, Johna Vol. 17, no. 4 (Winter 2017) Carnegie libraries; Andrew Carnegie; Louisville’s libraries; Louisville Free Public Library; private library societies; segregation
The Great War through the Lens of Jack Speed Meyer, Jana Vol. 17, no. 4 (Winter 2017) World War I; WWI; John Speed; Vest Pocket Kodak camera; soldiers; photography
The Soldier’s Camera Potter, Heather Vol. 18, no. 1 (Spring 2018) photography; Kodak; World War I
The Homes of Camp Zachary Taylor Cole, Jennie Vol. 18, no. 2 (Summer 2018) photography; Camp Zachary Taylor
More than a Wardrobe Ebling, Johna Vol. 18, no. 2 (Summer 2018) Geneva Howard Bell; fashion; clothing; 1970s clothing; 1980s clothing
World War I’s Armistice: The eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month of 1918 Cole, Jennie Vol. 18, no. 3 (Fall 2018) World War I; Armistice Day; Victory Day
The Filson’s Many “Faces” Holmberg, James J. Vol. 18, no. 3 (Fall 2018) portraits; paintings; artists
The Julius Friedman Collection Holmberg, James J. Vol. 18, no. 4 (Winter 2018) Julius Friedman; artist; designer
Exhibit Preview: Shantyboat Life on the Ohio Vol. 18, no. 4 (Winter 2018) exhibits; shantyboats; Ohio River
Exhibit Preview: Continuity of Care Transforming Jewish Hospital for Modern Louisville Vol. 18, no. 4 (Winter 2018) Jewish Hospital; exhibits
A Kentuckian on the Great Plains Prichard, Jim Vol. 18, no. 4 (Winter 2018) Buckner papers; Mexican War; Great Plains; Native Americans; American Indians;
A Century of Healing: The Records of Louisville’s Jewish Hospital Glogower, Abby and Lynn Pohl Vol. 19, no. 1 (Spring 2019) Jewish Hospital; exhibits; hospital records; medical care;
Exhibit Preview: Breaking the Mold Sculptor Enid Yandell’s Early Life, 1869-1900 Vol. 19, no. 1 (Spring 2019) Enid Yandell; sculptor; sculpture; Louisville artists; exhibits
Shantyboats in Art Cole, Jennie Vol. 19, no. 1 (Spring 2019) exhibits; shantyboats; Ohio River; artists
Louisville Collegiate School Meyer, Jana Vol. 19, no. 2 (Summer 2019) Louisville Collegiate School; education; Semple College
The Hines family of Louisville and their Service to the Country in World War II Carr, Laurence Vol. 19, no. 2 (Summer 2019) Hines family collection; correspondence; World War II

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