Edward H. Weyler, Sr. Papers, 1930s-1970s

Accessions: 1999-016
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Restrictions: None.
Copyright: Copyright for some items has been transferred to the University of Louisville.


Edward H. Weyler, Sr. was born April 29, 1901 in Louisville, KY. Weyler worked as a carpenter and was active in labor unions. He served as secretary-treasurer for the Kentucky State Federation of Labor from 1937 until 1952. In 1952 he was named supervisor of employment counseling for the state Division of Employment Service. Weyler was also an international ambassador for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. He was married to Lily B. Patrick Weyler and had three children, a son and two daughters (Edward H. Jr., Violet Marie Gibson, and Sylvia Anne Ashe). Weyler died on October 19, 1976 at the age of 75.

Scope and Content Note

The Weyler papers are one box containing correspondence, photos, newspaper clippings, and publications. The topics cover POWs, military service, labor unions and personal memorabilia spanning from the late 1930s to the 1970s. Several oversized materials include: a plaque dedicated to Ed Weyler; a gavel; a photo of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America General Officers; and a photo of the Civil Defense Board (1941).

Box List

Box 1

  • Edward H. Weyler, Sr. Newspaper Clippings (1940s-1970s)
  • Edward H. Weyler, Sr. Newspaper Clippings (1940s-1970s) (Folder #2)
  • Photographs - Personal and Professional
  • Certificates and Awards (1940s-1970s)
  • Death and Memoriam - Edward Weyler, Sr. and J. Robert Weyler (Uncle)
  • Labor Union Events and Publications (1940s-1970s)
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America - Correspondence, Memoribilia, and Office Records (1930s-1960s)
  • Edward Weyler/ Sam Ezelle Clippings about the elections (State and Local Labor Federations)
  • Testimonial Banquet (Includes Photos) (1940s-1970s)
  • Kentucky Labor News - Ed Weyler (1950s-1970s)
  • Edward Weyler - Labor Union Clippings mentioning him (1940s-1950s, mostly undated)
  • Incoming Correspondence (1940s-1950s)
  • Kentucky on the March (article and review about Union Labor in Kentucky)
  • Democratic Party (1930s and 1960s)
  • Betty Speickler (Weyler) train ticket on Pennsylvania Railroad (December 23, 1942)
  • POW Camps (Camp Breckenridge, KY; Jeffersonville, IN; Frankfort, KY)
  • Photos of Japan during US occupation
  • USA/Europe Photos and Postcards
  • Korean War Photos (Pusan, Korea)
  • Photos and Maps of Panama (late 1930s)
  • Photos and Map of Ft. Knox (1940s)
  • "Historic Postcard Album of Garrett County, Maryland"
  • One plaque dedicated to Ed Weyler [oversized]
  • One gavel [oversized]
  • One photo of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America General Officers [oversized]
  • One photo of Civil Defense Board (1941) [oversized]