The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects

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  • MssBA_P738_F08_004.pdf

    Plymouth Congregational Church's bulletin for July 7, 1968 is a three-page typescript that outlines the schedule of service. There is a note written in pen, noting this the "Final Sunday of Ministry."
  • MssBA_P738_F08_001.pdf

    The 90th Anniversary bulletin from Plymouth Congregational Church is a three-page typescript depicting the monumental service and the history behind the church and the settlement house in the Russell neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.
  • MssBA_P738_F06_001.pdf

    The Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ Centennial Year book is a 70-page volume documenting the history of the historically Black church and centennial celebration in the Russell neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. The book includes pictures and descriptions of the current and former members and leadership of the church, individual committees and their members, and organizations and photos of participants. Former politicians and national church leadership's letters are included, congratulating the Plymouth on its centennial year. The book narrates the community involvement of the members, music, contributions (both individual and collective), and stained glass windows. The book ends with advertisements and congratulatory notes from local businesses and organizations.

    Title page of A short history of the late extraordinary out-pouring of the spirit of God in the western states of America, agreeably to Scripture-promises, and prophecies concerning the latter day. With a brief account of the entrance and progress of what the world call Shakerism, among the subjects of the late revival in Ohio and Kentucky. Presented to the true Zion-traveller, as a memorial of the wilderness journey, included is a bound pamphlet called "observations on church government" by Shakers of Springfield, Ohio.

    Cover of the 75th anniversary pamphlet of the Jewish Community Center.

    This item is included in the Bricks and Mortar, Soul and Heart: The Evolution of Louisville's Young Men's Hebrew Association and Jewish Community Center 1890-2022 digital exhibit at:
  • Columbia Building002.jpg

    The general description of the Columbia Building.

    Souvenir pamphlet from the twenty-first anniversary of the Louisville Baptist Orphan's Home. Mary Hollingsworth has written a report on how many children were enrolled, how many were adopted, and how many were apprencticed.
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    “Why Is A City Club” by Eleanor Mercein Kelly, 12 December 1917, Louisville Women’s City Club, Vol 1., No. 8. Louisville Women’s City Club Records.

    The LFKA was founded by a group of women in 1887 who wanted to convince our good citizens that the kindergarten is an economic plan for the prevention of crime and a powerful agency in moral reform. In addition to opening a training school for kindergarteners (kindergarten teachers), the LFKA provided scholarships to promising young women, lobbied local and state governments to incorporate kindergartens into the public school system, and operated their own kindergartens. In 1887, the LFKA had two kindergartens and 100 students; by 1889 they had 7 schools and 350 children; and by 1905, they had served over 10,000 students. In 1911, the LFKA disbanded when training kindergarteners became a department of the Louisville Normal School and kindergartens were incorporated into the public school system.

    Dinnie Thompson (1857-1939) was a member of the Sisters of Mysterious Ten (SMT), a Black women's benevolent society in Louisville. As a young child, she was enslaved by the Speed family, along with her mother, Diana, and grandmother, Phyllis Thurston. From 1889 through the 1920s, she worked as a laundress or domestic in private households, eventually earning enough money to purchase her own home. In the SMT, Thompson found a social support network and opportunities to do charitable work. In the Knights of Friendship, a related branch of the organization, she participated in patriotic demonstrations and competitive drills and was given a sword engraved with her name.
  • 1946 under microscope 1_BF_J59_291.jpg

    In June 1946 Jewish Hospital launched a fundraising drive for a new hospital. Images in the fundraising pamphlet contrasted the overcrowded wards and outdated equipment of the current Jewish Hospital with the modern facilities that a new institution would offer. The drive reached its goal of $750,000 in just over a month.

    In drawing attention to the cramped conditions of Jewish Hospital in the 1940s, the pamphlet also provides a view of the racial segregation of its staff. In these images, the laboratory technicians are all white women, and the laundry workers are all African American women
  • yandell, enid_appui aux artistes menu_A_Y21b_64.jpg

    Appui Aux Artistes (Aid for Artists) pamphlet. Established by Enid Bland Yandell and four other women in August 1914. Appui Aux Artistes provided affordable meals for those involved in the arts and their families. Appui used American contacts to raise money for the organization.
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