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    • Louisville and the record 1937 Flood with maps and elevations.

    • Maps; Floods; Disasters; Floods--Kentucky--Louisville--1920--1940; Floods--Kentucky--Louisville; Floods--Ohio River
    • Map, printed in green in on white paper, of the area of Louisville, Kentucky, affected by the 1937 flooding of the Ohio River. Includes description of the flood, chart of elevations and depths of selected sites in Louisville, two photographs of...
    • Blue Veil.

    • Abstract (fine arts style); Color-field; Post-painterly Abstraction; Modern (styles and periods); Modernist
    • "In Louis's enormous 'veils' of the 1950s the physical operations of pouring paint or tilting a canvas so that the paint floods down it are powerfully implied." (Caption, p.28); "[Clement] Greenberg's conception of 'Modernism' as synonymous with...
    • Frankfort Avenue looking east from Bellaire Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky, 1921.

    • Advertising; Brick wall signs; Signs (Notices); Stores & shops; Office buildings; Automobiles; Dwellings; Houses; Utility poles; Louisville Gas and Electric Company; Transportation
    • Taken for Louisville Gas & Electric, this photograph shows route of power lines after purchase of home telephone poles and consolidation of lines. Utility lines have been placed in a row down Frankfort Avenue. On the right side are some homes. One...
    • Oral history interview with Murray Atkins Walls and John Walls.

    • African Americans; Race relations; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights; Louisville Free Public Library; Girl Scouts; Libraries; Integration; African Americans--Social conditions
    • Oral history interview with Murray Atkins Walls and John Walls, conducted July 27, 1977 by Dwayne Cox. Most of the interview focuses on Murray Atkins Walls, although her husband, John Walls, is also an active participant. They were both involved in...
    • Claude C. Matlack Collection

    • Appalachians (People); Appalachian Region--History; Appalachian Region--Social life and customs; Education--Appalachian Region; Education--Kentucky; Kentucky--Social life and customs; Rural schools--Kentucky--History; Oneida Baptist Institute;...
    • 665 items from Louisville native Claude C. Matlack (1878-1944), an amateur photographer who, working as an engineer for his family's plumbing business, happened to capture on film the formative years of a settlement school built by feuding...
    • Jean Thomas, The Traipsin' Woman, Collection

    • Appalachians (People); Appalachian Region--History; Appalachian Region--Social life and customs; Folk festivals; Folk music--Appalachian Region, Southern; Kentucky--History; Kentucky--Social life and customs
    • Known as The Traipsin' Woman, Jean Thomas traveled the mountains of eastern Kentucky taking snapshot photographs of the mountain way of life, writing, and promoting mountain folkways. She was particularly interested in the music, crafts, and...
    • Steamer Shepperd & Tow at the K & I Bridge, 1928.

    • Barges; Boat & ship industry; Louisville and Portland Canal (Louisville, Ky.)
    • A towboat pushes a barge through the locks at the Louisville and Portland Canal. According to the invoice, the image was taken from the K & I bridge. The Louisville and Portland Canal bypassed the Falls of the Ohio on the Ohio River, allowing more...
    • Oil barge explosion, 1929.

    • Barges; Disasters; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company
    • Heavy smoke pours from an American Barge Line oil barge after it exploded while tied to the bank at Howard Shipyard in Port Fulton (now Jeffersonville), Indiana on May 23, 1929. Two unidentified men are in a rowboat nearby. According to the...
    • Oil barge explosion, 1929.

    • Barges; Disasters; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company
    • Thick black smoke rises from an American Barge Line oil barge after it exploded while tied to the bank at Howard Shipyard in Port Fulton (now Jeffersonville), Indiana. According to the photographer's notes, this picture was taken "Thurs. morning...
    • Government grain barge construction, 1890.

    • Barges; Side wheelers; Steamboats; Boat & ship industry; Howard Ship Yards and Dock Company
    • Two large wooden barges on ways at Howard Shipyard in Port Fulton (now Jeffersonville), Indiana. The barges are believed to be government barges St. L and M.V.T. No. 101 and 102. Side wheeler CITY OF HICKMAN is on ways in the background. The...

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