George Rogers Clark Memorial Foundation Records, 1948-1959

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: George Rogers Clark Memorial Foundation

Title: Records, 1948-1959

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

Size of Collection: 1 cubic foot

Location Number: Mss./BI/G347a

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, and other materials related to the George Rogers Clark Memorial Foundation, its related organizations (George Rogers Clark Memorial Movement and George Rogers Clark Memorial Committee) and their activities. Much of the correspondence is from Hambleton Tapp, chair of the foundation; Richard H. “Harry” Hill, and Ernest Vogt, head of the Rotary Club committee.

Historical Note

The George Rogers Clark Memorial Foundation was formed when the George Rogers Clark Memorial Movement and the Rotary Club joined their efforts to commemorate Clark. The group built a shelter at George Rogers Clark Park, campaigned for the United States Postal Service to issue a Clark commemorative stamp, pushed for the bridge on Louisville’s Second Street to be named for Clark, and worked to get Clark elected to New York University’s American Hall of Fame. The Foundation succeeded in having the bridge named in honor of Clark and building the shelter but failed on the stamp and Hall of Fame initiatives.

Folder List

Folder 1: George Rogers Clark Memorial Movement – Filson Club Committee, Correspondence 1949

Folder 2: George Rogers Clark Memorial Movement – Correspondence, 1950

Folder 3: George Rogers Clark Memorial Movement – Correspondence, 1951-1954

Folder 4: George Rogers Clark Memorial Movement – Correspondence, April-July 1955

Folder 5: George Rogers Clark Memorial Movement – Correspondence, August 1955

Folder 6: George Rogers Clark Memorial Movement – Correspondence, September 1955

Folder 7: George Rogers Clark Memorial Movement – Correspondence, Sept-Nov 1955

Folder 8: George Rogers Clark Memorial Committee – Correspondence, 1948

Folder 9: George Rogers Clark Memorial Committee – Correspondence, 1949

Folder 10: George Rogers Clark Memorial Committee – Correspondence, 1950-1951

Folder 11: George Rogers Clark Memorial Committee – Miscellaneous

Folder 12: Correspondence – January-March, 1952

Folder 13: Correspondence – April-July 1952

Folder 14: Correspondence – August-October 1952

Folder 15: Correspondence – November-December 1952

Folder 16: Correspondence – 1953

Folder 17: Correspondence – 1955-1956, 1959

Folder 18: Rotary Club/Filson Club Committee, 1950-1951

Folder 19: Hambleton Tapp – Correspondence, January-April 1952

Folder 20: Hambleton Tapp – Correspondence, May-July 1952

Folder 21: Hambleton Tapp – Correspondence, August 1952

Folder 22: Hambleton Tapp – Correspondence, September 1952

Folder 23: Hambleton Tapp – Correspondence, October 1952

Folder 24: Hambleton Tapp – Correspondence, 2 November – 15 November 1952

Folder 25: Hambleton Tapp – Correspondence, 17 November – 30 November 1952

Folder 26: Hambleton Tapp – Correspondence, December and undated 1952

Folder 27: Hambleton Tapp – Correspondence, 1953

Folder 28: Hambleton Tapp – Miscellaneous

Folder 29: George Rogers Clark Bicentennial

Folder 30: George Rogers Clark Week

Folder 31: Memos and Minutes

Folder 32: Clippings and Miscellaneous

Subject Headings

Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818 — Societies, etc.

Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.)

The Filson Historical Society, Inc. (Louisville, Ky.)

George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge (Louisville, Ky.)

George Rogers Clark Memorial Foundation

New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans

Rotary Club of Louisville

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