Browse Collections (45 total)

Helen Humes Papers and Photographs


This collection consists of material related to the career and personal life of Louisville jazz and blues singer Helen Humes. Professional material…

Steamboating in the Ohio Valley Collection

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Edwin H. Ferguson Residence Architectural Collection, 1902


Edwin Hite Ferguson (1852-1924) was a Louisville industrialist who made his fortune in the cottonseed oil business. His company, the Kentucky Refining…

The Sanders-Bullitt Family Papers


A reworking of the Bullitt family papers to highlight the people enslaved by the Bullitt family on the Oxmoor plantation and the Cottonwood plantation…

Contributors: Johansen, Emma

Stow Family Photograph Collection


This small photographic collection documents the family of Uzziel Hayward Stow (1809-1890) and Catharine Manser Stow (1811-1899) of Switzerland…

Henry Clay Letter Collection


Henry Clay was one of Kentucky's most prominent political figures. He was born in Virginia in 1777 but moved to Lexington, Kentucky to practice law in…

Novia James White Photo Collection


The Novia James White Photograph Collection consists of two folders of black and white photographic items, one of which has been hand-tinted. The…

Bourbon Label Collections

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Henry Miller Scrapbook, 1850s (Mss. M647a): A scrapbook of samples of engravings used by Henry Miller and Co. The family name at an earlier date was…

Simmons Photograph Collection


These images are from a collection of photos donated to the Filson that in part document areas of Louisville razed by urban renewal. They focus on the…

Camp Zachary Taylor Collection

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In 1917, nearly three thousand acres of farmland and open fields outside of the city of Louisville, Kentucky were transformed into an active military…