Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
FAX (270) 809-6153
Collection Title: L. J. Hortin - J. W. Carr Papers
Series Number: RG027-11-45
Department: English Department
Processed and Cataloged by: Originally processed in 1993 (no name listed), reprocessed by Dieter C. Ullrich in late September and early October 2011
Date Listed: October 5, 2011
Date Span: 1922-1960 (bulk, 1923-1933)
Size of Collection: 1.75 linear feet
Number of Boxes: 2 legal size document cases; 1 legal half size document case and 1 letter size document case
Type of Material: Correspondence, reports and manuscripts
Condition of Material: Good
Arrangement: Organized by subject heading of file folder; chronological arrangement
Historical Information: Loren Joseph Hortin served as a faculty member in the English Department of Murray State Teachers College (presently Murray State University) from 1928 to 1947 and in the Journalism Department from 1967 to 1974. Hortin frequently corresponded with John Wesley Carr, the former President of Murray State Normal School, during the 1940s and 1950s. Following the death of President Carr in 1960, Hortin acquired his papers relating to the history of Murray State. In 1992, after the death of Hortin, Murray State University received the papers from his estate.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of correspondence from John Wesley Carr from 1922 to 1960, manuscripts on the history of Murray State and various reports on the activities of the Normal School and Teachers College from 1923 to 1934. The collection contains speeches by Carr, State Normal School Commission meeting minutes (1922-1923) and State Board of Education Meeting Minutes (1923). Included in the papers are records on campus location, faculty and staff, and student activities during the 1920s and 1930s.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Hortin, Loren Joseph, 1904-1992
Carr, John Wesley, 1860-1960
Murray State University – History.
Murray State University – Presidents.
University and colleges – Administration.
Inventory of Collection
L. J. Hortin / J. W. Carr Papers