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Henry Allen Laine Papers, 1874-1988 | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

By Deborah Boggs

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Collection Overview

Title: Henry Allen Laine Papers, 1874-1988Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Laine, Henry Allen (1870-1955)

Extent: 0.35 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 06/14/2002

Subjects: African American poets., Laine, Henry Allen, Poets, American--20th century.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Henry Allen Laine papers are a collection of personal manuscripts from Henry Allen Laine, including original works by Laine. Also contained in this collection are various newspaper clippings of Laine's death and memorial service, Laine family photos and papers from Henry Allen Laine's daughter, Tommie Holland. The collection would be an excellent source of primary information for anyone researching African-American social issues in the early 1900s.

The content of the Henry Allen Laine papers reveals an African-American life that is uncharacteristic of most African-Americans, and even whites, during the first half of the 1900s. Laine was very well educated. He did not lead the typical life of an African-American. Therefore, this collection would be very valuable to anyone researching the lives of African-Americans during the early-20th century.

Collection Historical Note

Henry Allen Laine (10 Jan 1870-15 Oct 1955) was born and raised in Madison County, Kentucky to Washington and Amelia Madeline Laine. Henry married Florence Benton on 22 Dec 1897. Henry and Florence had nine children: eight girls and one boy.

Laine was an educator in Madison County for twenty-one years. He was the founder of the Madison County Colored Teachers Association and was the chairman of the association for twenty years. Laine was the first African-American county extension agent and he organized a farmers club in 1915 for the African-American farmers in Madison County. He was also responsible for forming the Colored Chautauqua, a combination fair and outdoor educational event to bring cultural, religious and social opportunities to the community. Laine also fought against the closure of Berea College to blacks in the early 1900s.

Laine was widely known as a poet. His most famous volume, entitled Foot Prints, was so popular that is was printed three times--1914, 1924, and 1947. In 1947, Laine was named "Man of the Year" by his colleagues at the Richmond High School. He was also inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame in 2003.

Subject/Index Terms

African American poets.
Laine, Henry Allen
Poets, American--20th century.

Administrative Information

Repository: Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Acquisition Source: Stone, William and Tommie Holland


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Folder 1: TMsS Includes the book of poems written by Henry Allen Laine, "Footprints," (collection includes two copies-1947 and 1988). Also includes a publication of his daughter, Tommie Holland. Her book is "Uncle Remus in Rhythm and Rhyme", 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: ADS The handwritten manuscript of "My Life," an autobiography of Henry Allen Laine, 12 Oct 1947Add to your cart.
Following the handwritten copy is a typed copy.
Folder 3: AD/ADS Various handwritten drafts of Henry Allen Laine's literary work, including drafts of business related materials., 1930-ca. 1953Add to your cart.
Item 1: Summer School for Negro County Agents, Tennessee State College, Nashville, TN, Aug 1930Add to your cart.
Item 2: Appears to be an invitation to the summer schoolAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Summer School for Negro County Agents, St. Petersburg, Va, Aug 1931Add to your cart.
Item 4: Kentucky's First Regular County Agent, Installment IIIAdd to your cart.
Item 5: The First Negro County Agent and his WorkAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Kentucky's First Regular Negro County Agent, Installment VAdd to your cart.
Item 7: The First Regular Negro County Agent in Kentucky, Installment VIIAdd to your cart.
Item 8: A SynopsisAdd to your cart.
Item 9: The Red AppleAdd to your cart.
Item 10: The Rural Negro ChurchAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Is there room for Christ?Add to your cart.
Item 12: Townsend CenterAdd to your cart.
Item 13: The Negro and CommunismAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Day DreamingAdd to your cart.
Item 15: Is there Life After Death?Add to your cart.
Item 16: I shall Know HimAdd to your cart.
Item 17: When My Life Really BeganAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Sho NuffAdd to your cart.
Item 19: Frown and Smiles (two copies)Add to your cart.
Item 20: A Master TeacherAdd to your cart.
Item 21: Dad's Birthday LetterAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Personal correspondence, includes family correspondence. Various letters to and from family members., 1947-1955Add to your cart.
Item 1: A letter from the office of Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics, located in Lexington, KY., 6-May-47Add to your cart.
Item 2: A letter to Mr. Mahan's Office, 17 Jun 1947Add to your cart.
Item 3: A written statement from Henry Allen Laine stating that upon his death, a debt would be paid to Madeline White of fifty dollars., 27-Jun-49Add to your cart.
Item 4: A letter to his son-in-law, Gilbert White., 8 May 1952Add to your cart.
Item 5: A letter to his son-in-law, Gilbert White., 8 Oct 1952Add to your cart.
Item 6: A letter to his grandson, Paul Allen Stone., 27 Nov 1953Add to your cart.
Item 7: A letter to Reverend Brother Lowe., 29 May 1955Add to your cart.
Item 8: Appears to be a draof an ad to be used in the selling of his home on East Main Street in Richmond, KY.Add to your cart.
Item 9: Short thank you note to one of his daughters.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper articles pertaining to Henry Allen Laine's literary work.Add to your cart.
Also, information regarding his Memorial Celebration held on 1 May 1988. Including correspondence from Laine's daughter, Tommie Holland. Dates ranging from 9 Oct 1919 to ca. 1988.
Folder 6: Newspaper articles about Laine's life, 1874-ca. 1988Add to your cart.
(i.e. his contributions to the colored community). Also a certificate of marriage of Dean Chenault and Hagas Chenault, dated 10 Sept 1874.
Folder 7: Various contributions from Tommie Holland, Henry Allen Laine's daughter.Add to your cart.
Includes an audio cassette dated 2 Aug 1988, a letter from Tommie Holland to the curator of the Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University. Also includes a continuation of her father's book, "Footprints," which she wrote and titled "Following Footprints."
Folder 8: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Henrietta Stone, Madeline White, Mary Chenault, Sarah Stone, Henry Allen LaineAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Jake LaineAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Jake Laine at home in Wyoming, OHAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Henry Allen Laine with cousins in Springfield, OHAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Henry Allen Laine with Stone grandchildrenAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Four generations of the Laine FamilyAdd to your cart.
Henry Allen Laine, Florence Laine, Madeline White, Marjorie White, Henry White
Item 7: Henry Allen Laine, Richetta HollandAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Tenant house on farm on Irvine PikeAdd to your cart.
Item 9: William Stone, Jr., Henry Allen Laine, Edwin MorrowAdd to your cart.
Item 09a: Draft HorseAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Irvine Pike farmAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Cattle on Irvine Pike farmAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Henry Allen Laine in tobacco fieldAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Henry Allen Laine, Richetta HollandAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Henry Allen Laine FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 15: House where Laine was bornAdd to your cart.
Item 16: Florence Laine, Henry Allen Laine, Elizabeth Mitchell, Anna MorganAdd to your cart.
Item 17: Henry Allen Laine and unidentified individualsAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Laine home on Irvine PikeAdd to your cart.
Item 19: J.A. Huguely sheepAdd to your cart.
Item 20: Clara Mae Phelps, Helen Phelps, Florence LaineAdd to your cart.
Item 21: William Stone, Jr., John Stone, Henry Allen Laine Richard HollandAdd to your cart.
Item 22: Richard Holland, Henry Allen LaineAdd to your cart.
Item 23: Henry Allen Laine, John Stone, Madelyn StoneAdd to your cart.
Item 24: Henry Allen Laine, Florence Laine, Madeline WhiteAdd to your cart.
Item 25: Richard Holland, Henry Allen LaineAdd to your cart.
Item 26: Henry Allen and Florence Laine on front porch of Richmond HomeAdd to your cart.
Item 27: Florence Laine, Henry Allen LaineAdd to your cart.
Item 28: Laine Family ReunionAdd to your cart.
Item 29: Cattle and barnAdd to your cart.
Item 30: Alphonso Chenault, Henry Allen Laine, Florence Laine, Kelly LaineAdd to your cart.
Item 31: Henry Allen Laine, Florence Laine, Catherine Laine and childAdd to your cart.
Item 32: Laine Family Reunion in Springfield, OHAdd to your cart.
Item 33: Henry Allen LaineAdd to your cart.
Item 34: Tenant house on farmAdd to your cart.
Item 35: Henry Allen Laine, Richetta Holland, Olaf HardimanAdd to your cart.
Item 36: Henry Allen Laine in front of Main St. homeAdd to your cart.
Item 37: Henrietta Stone, Madeline White, Tommie Holland, Mary Chenault, Sarah Stone, Henry Allen LaineAdd to your cart.
Item 38: Mary Chenault, Clara Mitchell, Sarah Stone, Tommie Holland, Richard Holland, Henry Allen Laine, Florence Laine, Kelly Laine, Catherine LaineAdd to your cart.
Item 40: Sketch of Henry Allen Laine, 1932 April 28Add to your cart.
Item 41: Concord County Fair, exhibits and exhibitors, 10 Oct 1924Add to your cart.
Item 42: J.A. Huguely cattle with people in backgroundAdd to your cart.
J.A. Huguely
Item 43: Sunny Side, home of Henry A. LaineAdd to your cart.
Item 44: Henry Allen Laine, Florence Benton Laine, 10 Dec 1898Add to your cart.
2 individual portraits on a cabinet card
Item 45: Henry Allen Laine Memorial Celebration, 1 May 1988Add to your cart.
Tommie B. Holland
Item 46: Henry Allen Laine Memorial Celebration, 1 May 1988Add to your cart.
Henrietta Laine Stone
Item 47: Henry Allen Laine Memorial Celebration, 1 May 1988Add to your cart.
Tommie B. Holland
Item 48: Henry Allen Laine Memorial Celebration, 1 May 1988Add to your cart.
Kelly M. Laine
Item 49: Henry Allen Laine Memorial Celebration, 1 May 1988Add to your cart.
Richard Holland
Item 50: Henry Allen Laine Memorial Celebration, 1 May 1988Add to your cart.
Item 51: Henry Allen Laine Memorial Celebration, 1 May 1988Add to your cart.
Charles Hay, Marion Curry
Item 52: Henry Allen Laine Memorial Celebration, 1 May 1988Add to your cart.
Charles Hay

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