Louisville Free Public Library Jamestown Exposition Records, 1907

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Louisville Free Public Library

Title: Jamestown Exposition Records, 1907

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interests for these papers, contact the Curator of Manuscripts.

Size of Collection: 8 volumes

Locator Number: Mss/BI/L888

Scope and Content Note

Records of the Louisville Free Public Library concerning the Jamestown Exposition of 1907.  Collection of seven volumes of essays written by local school children concerning the founding of Jamestown, Virginia and one volume of sketches of Fort Boonesboro drawn by local school children. These essays and sketches were sponsored by the library and put in the Kentucky exhibit at the Jamestown Exposition in 1907. The children, who were in the third through twelfth grades, were students at various local public schools.

Volume List

Volume 1: Jamestown Essays – Third and Fourth Grade Students

Volume 2: Jamestown Essays – Fifth and Sixth Grade Students – A-J

Volume 3: Jamestown Essays – Fifth and Sixth Grade Students – K-Z

Volume 4: Jamestown Essays – Seventh and Eighth Grade Students – A-D

Volume 5: Jamestown Essays – Seventh and Eighth Grade Students – E-J

Volume 6: Jamestown Essays – Seventh and Eighth Grade Students – K-R

Volume 7: Jamestown Essays – Seventh and Eighth Grade Students – S-Z

Volume 8: Ft. Boonesboro Sketches

Subject Headings

Boonesboro (Ky.)

Education – Kentucky – Louisville

Frontier and pioneer life

Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907)

Kentucky – History – 18th century

Louisville Free Public Library (Ky.)

Louisville Public Schools (Louisville, Ky.)

Virginia – History – 17th century

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