Brittany Netherton, a graduate student in UK's School of Library and Information Science, recently completed a practicum in the Special Collections Research Center. Brittany surveyed and processed the William and Helen Woodward collection. William Woodward, an author and historian, and his spouse Helen, who is believed to be the first female advertising executive, kept extensive records via correspondence, diaries, and manuscripts.
Correspondence included in the collection relates to World Wars I and II and the stock market crash of 1929. Additionally, the collection contain letters written to William Woodward from Upton Sinclair and C.S. Forester.
Spurred by a longstanding passion for literature, Brittany curated an online exhibit titled “Famous Authors in the Special Collections Research Center.” The exhibit highlights letters from the William and Helen Woodward papers and draws from the Special Collections Research Center’s numerous collections to include letters written by a variety of well-lnown authors including Charles Dickens, William Wordsworth, Irvin S. Cobb, Willie Snow Etheridge, and Robert Penn Warren.