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Jackson, Rebecca Lee Watson (Fa 519), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Jackson, Rebecca Lee Watson (Fa 519), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 519. Collection includes material collected by Rebecca Lee (Watson) Jackson for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class. Included are interviews with five people about personal narratives, riddles, horses, and Serbo-Croatian folk tales, photographs of examples of material culture and photographs and a list of performers from the 2004 Southern Folklife Festival at the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee.


Flener, Sheila Gail (Sullivan), B. 1958 (Fa 517), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Flener, Sheila Gail (Sullivan), B. 1958 (Fa 517), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Collection includes material collected by Sheila S. Flener for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class. Included is an interview with Frank Sullivan about his childhood, family, and Korean War service and a PowerPoint presentation dealing with folklore genres and including photographs from the 2004 Saint James Art Show in Louisville, Kentucky; the 2004 Crossing Festival in Glendale, Kentucky; and examples of material culture.


Perrin, Anne Gray (Fa 516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Perrin, Anne Gray (Fa 516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Collection includes materials assembled by Anne Gray Perrin for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class. Included are interviews with four informants about family and personal narratives and ghost stories; photographs of the 2004 Kentucky American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Association’s State Championship in Shelbyville, Kentucky; and photos documenting material culture in Bowling Green and Shelbyville, Kentucky.


Williams, Michael Ann (Fa 512), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Williams, Michael Ann (Fa 512), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 512. This collection contains an application for an assistance grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the assessment and preservation of the audio recordings in Western Kentucky University’s Folklife Archives. Also included is the final performance report “Preservation Assessment of Audio Recordings in Western Kentucky University’s Folklore Archives.”


Cain, Bevie Waughn, 1844-1883 (Sc 2251), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Cain, Bevie Waughn, 1844-1883 (Sc 2251), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Mansucripts Small Collection 2251. Letters (31) from Cain to James M. Davis, written mostly during the Civil War from her home and school in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, and from Illinois. A strong Confederate sympathizer, Cain responds to Davis’s support of the Union, criticizes President Abraham Lincoln, and opines freely on love, courtship and marriage. She also writes of mutual friends, family, and social and religious activities. Includes 3 additional letters to Davis from his father, sister, and a friend who writes of an opportunity to manage a store. Also includes brief typescripted summaries of the ...


Twenty Years After Through The Arc Of The Rain Forest: An Interview With Karen Tei Yamashita, Noelle Brada-Williams 2010 San Jose State University

Twenty Years After Through The Arc Of The Rain Forest: An Interview With Karen Tei Yamashita, Noelle Brada-Williams

Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies

A brief interview in which Yamashita discusses her work which has spanned twenty years and three continents. The interview closes with her description of her newest novel, I Hotel, which brings readers back to the roots of Asian American Studies and Asian American Literature and is set during a pivotal ten-year period in Northern California.


African Americans In The Upper Cumberland Region (Fa 510), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

African Americans In The Upper Cumberland Region (Fa 510), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 510. Collection features interviews with and about African Americans in the upper Cumberland region of Kentucky and Tennessee. The project was part of a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University taught by Lynwwod Montell.


Solace In St. Louis: A Case Study In Heroic Cultural Nostalgia, Amanda J. Pinney 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas

Solace In St. Louis: A Case Study In Heroic Cultural Nostalgia, Amanda J. Pinney

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This thesis examines the response of American popular culture to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. By utilizing the September 17, 2001 pre-game ceremony, held at Busch Stadium as a case study example, larger generalizations are made about the role popular culture played in the days following the tragedy. In order to analyze this example, I have developed heroic cultural nostalgia, a framework that combines elements of myth, nostalgia and national identity. Heroic cultural nostalgia provides an explanation of how popular culture plays a role in crisis response. The framework highlights the role of individuals with heroic characteristics in ...


Keeping History Alive: David Mccullough And The Debate Between Popular And Academic History, James R. Allen 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Keeping History Alive: David Mccullough And The Debate Between Popular And Academic History, James R. Allen

History

The purpose of this paper is to explore the differences between academic history and popular history through David McCullough, one of the most successful popular history writers. It attempts to reconcile the schism between the two schools of thought, and provide a middle ground where each can stand.


Stoner, Joel, B. 1950 (Fa 492), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Stoner, Joel, B. 1950 (Fa 492), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 492. Interviews, transcriptions, photographs, and miscellaneous data collected by Joel Stoner pertaining to the Bowling Green, Kentucky music scene in the 1970s.


Hickey, Frankie (Fa 511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Hickey, Frankie (Fa 511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Foklife Archives Project 511. This collection contains a tape recorded interview conducted by Frankie Hickey with Ida Ellington Williams. It also contains short written life stories for Williams and several other African Americans from southcentral Kentucky and middle Tennessee.


African American Heritage In Bowling Green And Warren County, Kentucky (Fa 509), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

African American Heritage In Bowling Green And Warren County, Kentucky (Fa 509), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 509. This collection contains tape recorded interviews conducted by Maxine Ray and Theresa Lee. the interviews deal with the heritage of African Americans in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky. This project was sponsored by a grant from the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


Hodges, Jack, Ii (Fa 227), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Hodges, Jack, Ii (Fa 227), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text of paper (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 227. Paper: "Family Ghost Stories" written by Jack Hodges II for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


French, Mark Edward (Fa 230), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

French, Mark Edward (Fa 230), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text of paper (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 230. Paper: "The Sleeping Roommate" written by Mark Edward French for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


Norris, Ruby (Fa 218), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Norris, Ruby (Fa 218), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 218. Paper: "[Folk Medicine in Cumberland County]" written by Ruby Norris for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


Gilkison, Tamara (Fa 497), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Gilkison, Tamara (Fa 497), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 497. Paper: "Folklore in Advertising: A Collection of Ads From Various Magazines," by Tamara Gilkison, which examines how folklore elements were used in print advertising. This paper was done for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Phillips, Noelle (Fa 496), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Phillips, Noelle (Fa 496), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 496. Paper: "Tempting by Association: The Use of Folklore in Selling Liquor," by Noelle Phillips, which discusses folklore elements found in liquor advertisements from various magazines. This paper was done for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Project does not contain supporting material.


Hutcherson, Anna (Fa 502), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Hutcherson, Anna (Fa 502), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 502. Paper: "Folklore in Rapping" written by Anna Hutcherson for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Includes pictures from "Right On" and "Word Up" magazines.


Biggs, Amy (Fa 494), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Biggs, Amy (Fa 494), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 494. Paper: "Ads in the Media," by Amy Biggs, which documents folklore elements in magazine advertisements. Produced for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Mathews, Cynthia M. (Fa 501), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Mathews, Cynthia M. (Fa 501), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 501. Paper: "[Mass Media and 'The Far Side']," by Cynthia M. Mathews, which examines folklore elements from "The Far Side" comic strip. This paper was done for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


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