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Records created by and about Bess Fayne Cherry primarily personal correspondence with family and friends and arranged in chronological order. It contains news and information about her children, illnesses, and the death of Henry Cherry. Correspondence from Henry Cherry in 1934 tells news of their children, events on campus and his lobbying efforts in Frankfort. A letter from "Mary" (probably Mary A. Leiper) gives an account of Louisville flood refugees housed in Bowling Green in 1937. The collection also contains speeches and short stories written by Cherry.


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