Keen Johnson was governor of Kentucky from 1939 to 1943—years that spanned the end of the Depression and the initial involvement of this country in the Second World War. The account of Johnson’s administration is chronicled here through a collection of his public papers. The material, organized by subject and arranged chronologically within each area, presents a rather clear picture of Governor Johnson’s plans and concerns for Kentucky and of the actions he took as chief executive on behalf of the state.
In contrast to contemporary procedures concerning the preservation of governors’ papers in university and state archives, many of ...Read More
This volume presents the most important public papers of Bert T. Combs during the four years he served as governor of Kentucky. Arranged chronologically, the papers reveal the policy of the Combs administration as it evolved in the early years of the 1960s and show how the governor dealt with varying concurrent problems.
Although this collection is not intended as a definitive statement of the Combs administration, it provides important source material that will enable historians to study the broad spectrum of issues faced by the people of the Commonwealth at a time when considerable government-inspired change was occurring.
John ...Read More
This volume presents a record of the Ford administration. From among the many public speeches delivered by Wendell Ford during the three years he served as Governor, W. Landis Jones has chosen a representative sample that reflects the wide-ranging concerns of the Ford administration. Arranged topically, the volume covers subjects from government reorganization and party politics to health and welfare, education, highways, and energy and environment.
This selection does not include executive orders or proclamations, since they are part of the preserved public record. The cross section of public speeches and press releases that are included provides an easily accessible ...Read More
During the 1960s, a number of Kentuckians recognized the need to collect and disseminate the official record of the governors of the Commonwealth. Their efforts culminated in the creation of the Kentucky Advisory Commission on Public Documents, which recommended the publication of this series.
This volume is designed to provide a convenient record of the Nunn administration. It is a selective collection of documents emanating from Governor Nunn’s office, consisting mainly of public addresses which best reflect the concerns of that administration. Included in this volume is an appendix that provides a complete listing of speeches delivered by Governor Nunn ...Read More
In volume 5 of The Papers of Henry Clay, the second of the series to cover Clay’s role as Secretary of State, problems arising from domestic political pressures become significant in the conduct of national affairs both at home and abroad.
With the president absent from Washington one-third of the year, Clay’s burden and his personal role in the conduct of office are evident. His health becomes precarious, he neglects to take action to forestall embarrassing ministerial faux pas in several areas, and he misjudges the gravity of British alienation—all of these handicaps to the future course of his administration ...Read More
This fourth volume in the ten-volume series covers the career of Henry Clay during his first year as Secretary of State in the cabinet of President John Quincy Adams.
Within a month after taking office, Henry Clay described the Department of State as "no bed of roses." Even though routine papers bearing his signature have been omitted by the editors, the 950 pages of documents included in this volume show that many duties filled Clay's days and nights. The evidence in autograph drafts and the meagerness of revision in the official documents indicate the need for major reconsideration of Clay's ...Read More
This third volume in the ten-volume series covers the career of Henry Clay from the Second Session of the Sixteenth Congress, where he engineered the second Missouri Compromise, to the presidential election of 1824, when he found himself eliminated as a candidate.
Upon his return from Congress in 1821, Clay practiced law and interested himself in Transylvania University, among other things. Elected again to the House of Representatives and to the Speakership in the Eighteenth Congress, Clay resumed his leadership in national affairs; his concerns at this period were principally with the Monroe Doctrine, the Spanish and Greek revolutions, and ...Read More
Henry Clay's career spanned a half century of a great formative period in American history. This compilation of ten volumes includes Clay's letters, letters to Clay, his speeches, and other documents identified as his personal composition.
Henry Clay’s career spanned a half century of a great formative period in American history. The Papers of Henry Clay span the crucial first half of the nineteenth century in American history. Few men in his time were so intimately concerned with the formation of national policy, and few influenced so profoundly the growth of American political institutions. This compilation of ten volumes includes Clay’s letters, letters to Clay, his speeches, and other documents identified as his personal composition. Publication of this book was assisted by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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