John W. Manning Papers, 1940s-1970s

Accession: 1979-U6
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
Restrictions: None
Copyright: Copyright for some materials is held by the University of Louisville; copyright for other material has not been transferred to the University of Louisville.

Biographical Note

John Walker Manning was born in Cox’s Creek in Nelson County, KY on April 30, 1899. He did his undergraduate work at Georgetown College. In 1926 he received a masters of arts in history at the University of Louisville, and he received a PhD from State University of Iowa in 1930. Manning taught at the University of Kentucky, Georgetown College, and Vanderbilt University before joining the faculty of the University of Louisville in 1959. From 1959-1971 he taught economics in the University of Louisville’s College of Business. He has published numerous books and articles and has an award named in his honor at Georgetown College, which is given to a professor who has shown excellence in teaching. Manning was a retired Colonel in the Army Reserve and a veteran of World War II. He also served as state finance commissioner from 1948 to 1952 under Governor A.B. Chandler. From 1975 until his death Manning served as chairman of the Kentucky Railroad Commission. Manning died on September 12, 1977 at the age of 78 after a battle with cancer. He was married to Sylvia Hubbard Manning and they had no children.

Scope and Content Note

The John Manning papers consist primarily of notes relating to lectures in the classes he taught at the University of Louisville in areas such as public finance, personnel management and economic history. The collection also includes material he produced in his service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and material on local governments. Also included are commencement materials from 1977 and 1978 and a copy of his master’s thesis, Reconstruction in Kentucky.

Box List

Box 1

  • Production Management 1
  • Production Management 2
  • Forms, Procedures, Records 1
  • Forms, Procedures, Records 2
  • Charts, Reports, Evaluations 1

Box 2

  • Charts, Reports, Evaluations 2
  • Commencement 1977
  • Commencement 1978
  • Manual of Commencement Exercises 1977
  • Manual of Commencement Exercises 1978
  • Preliminary Specifications for State Service of Kentucky

Box 3

  • Industrial Management 1
  • Industrial Management 2
  • Executive and Supervisory Development 1
  • Executive and Supervisory Development 2
  • Small Business 2
  • Research and Address
  • Instructors Manual Public Finance
  • Cases on Public Finance 1
  • Cases on Public Finance 2
  • Cases on Public Finance 3
  • Unicameral Legislation in the States
  • Small Business Codes
  • Small Business 1
  • Military Occupational Classification Project
  • Business Policy 1
  • Business Policy 2
  • Personnel Management 1
  • Personnel Management 2

Box 4

  • State Laws
  • Newspaper Articles Ky Government
  • Reorganization Address
  • Instructors Manual for Public Finance
  • Local Government Study 2
  • Local Government Study 3
  • The Judicial Process
  • The Government of Kentucky
  • Iowa Local Government
  • Tennessee Local Governments
  • Reconstruction in Kentucky
  • Management and Organization Behavior 1
  • Management and Organization Behavior 2
  • Personnel Management 1
  • Personnel Management 2
  • American Economic History
  • Public Finance, Graduate
  • Public Finance 1
  • Public Finance 2
  • Reorganization Bills and Data