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Taylor, Carrie (Burnam), 1855-1917 (Sc 2206), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Taylor, Carrie (Burnam), 1855-1917 (Sc 2206), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2206. Correspondence relating to the Mrs. A. H. Taylor Company, a Bowling Green, Kentucky dressmaking firm. Includes letters from customers and a measurement questionnaire. A letter by an unidentified writer recommends the wages paid by Mrs. Taylor. Includes transcriptions of the letters made by Western Kentucky University student Theresa L. Jureka for her 1983 thesis on Taylor, and one unrelated letter from a father to his son.


Ground Family Graveyard - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 2203), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ground Family Graveyard - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 2203), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on Additional Files below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2203. Record book listing burials of Ground and related family members in Ground family graveyard, Three Forks, Warren County, Kentucky. Includes diagram of graveyard and genealogical material about those buried within.


Oliverio, Myles W., B. 1988 (Fa 489), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Oliverio, Myles W., B. 1988 (Fa 489), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional File" below) for Folklife Archives Project 489. Folklore material classified by genre. Information collected by Myles W. Oliverio related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Spelling Errors In Children With Autism, Khalyn I. Wiggins 2010 University of South Florida

Spelling Errors In Children With Autism, Khalyn I. Wiggins

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The goal of this study was to examine the spelling errors of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when asked to spell morphologically complex words. Specifically, this study sought to determine if percent accuracy across morphological areas would be similar to patterns noted in typical developing children, correlate with participant age, and correlate to performance on standardized measures of achievement. Additionally, the study wanted to highlight the types of errors made by children with ASD on homonyms and the specific linguistic patterns noted when spelling derivational and inflectional word types.

Participants included 29 children diagnosed with Autism, PDD-NOS, and Asperger ...


Mercury In The Environment: Field Studies From Tampa, Bolivia, And Guyana, Joniqua A'ja Howard 2010 University of South Florida

Mercury In The Environment: Field Studies From Tampa, Bolivia, And Guyana, Joniqua A'Ja Howard

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Tampa (US), Guyana (SA), and Bolivia (SA), are geographically, socially, economically, and politically unique which make them ideal sites to study issues of mercury and sustainability. Mercury’s innate ability to bioaccumulate and biomagnify in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems poses a severe threat to both human and environmental health. The most vulnerable populations affected by mercury consumption include coastal communities, children, women of child-bearing age, the indigenous poor and persons with high environmental/occupational exposure factors. Communities in the regions of Florida, Bolivia, and Guyana whose diets are high in fish and are environmentally/occupationally exposed to mercury may be ...


Harris, Sophronia (Campbell), 1833-1925 (Sc 2195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Harris, Sophronia (Campbell), 1833-1925 (Sc 2195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2195. Letter from Sophronia Harris, Madisonville, Kentucky, to Nell A. Durkee, Paw Paw, Michigan. She expresses sympathy over the death of Durkee’s father, notes other incidents of death and illness, gives news of family and mutual friends, and asks about Durkee’s sweetheart.


From Fishing Weirs To Fancy Baskets: How Changes In Native American Basketry Forms Reflect Changes In The Economic Independence Of Native American Women During Colonization, Heidi J. Pickering 2010 Skidmore College

From Fishing Weirs To Fancy Baskets: How Changes In Native American Basketry Forms Reflect Changes In The Economic Independence Of Native American Women During Colonization, Heidi J. Pickering

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) Student Scholarship

Contrary to the absence of Native American women in many reports and journals of early explorers and colonists, Native American women from the Coastal Algonquin and Wasco/Wishram communities played a central role in early trade with Euro-Americans through their traditional socioeconomic status as agricultural and subsistence gatherers and inter/intra-tribal tradeswomen. These native women harvested available natural resources for food, bark, and fiber with which they fed their communities and constructed baskets in standard units of measurement for trade reflecting that pre-contact trade networks and food value systems were well established and highly valued. Through an examination of scholarly ...


The Powerful Mythology Surrounding Bugsy Siegel, Larry Gragg Ph.D. 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Powerful Mythology Surrounding Bugsy Siegel, Larry Gragg Ph.D.

Occasional Papers

Journalists, authors, filmmakers, and historians have been interested in Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel for over six decades. Collectively, they have crafted a cohesive mythological narrative of Siegel’s life one focused upon “rags to riches” success and his contributions to the development of Las Vegas, Nevada. Most attribute to Siegel the inspiration for not only the Flamingo Hotel‐Casino, but also for the glamorous, classy, flashy resort city Las Vegas became after World War II. This paper describes the development of the myth since Siegel’s murder in 1947 as well as how it has been sustained.


His Name Was Don Francisco Muro: Reconstructing An Image Of American Imperialism, Mark Rice 2010 St. John Fisher College

His Name Was Don Francisco Muro: Reconstructing An Image Of American Imperialism, Mark Rice

American Studies Faculty/Staff Publications

Visual culture played a significant role in the debates surrounding American colonialism in the Philippines in the early twentieth century. One of the most important photographers working the Philippines at that time was Dean Conant Worcester, who also served as a colonial administrator. Worcester's three-part sequence of photographs supposedly showing an Igorot man becoming civilized through his contact with Americans is one of the more iconic sets of images from that time period.

In recent years, many historians have reprinted the "Igorot sequence" to illustrate American imperial ideologies. However, neither the identity of the subject, nor the circumstances surrounding ...


Review Of: Owning Up: Privacy, Property, And Belonging In U.S. Women's Life Writing. By Katherine Adams., Laura Laffrado 2010 Western Washington University

Review Of: Owning Up: Privacy, Property, And Belonging In U.S. Women's Life Writing. By Katherine Adams., Laura Laffrado

English Faculty and Staff Publications

In Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in U.S. Women’s Life Writing, Katherine Adams sets out to explore “the consequences of imagining human existence in terms of two antagonistic and simultaneous conditions—we are owned, we are not owned— and of incessantly rehearsing the drama of passage between them” (p. 203). Adams is particularly concerned with “how such representations, and the fantasy they project of self-(non)-possession—that is, of self-possession without self-alienation—intersect with questions about democratic freedom and nationhood” (p. 203). Locating her discussion in the culturally unstable period of 1840–90, Adams moves from ...


The Politics Of Snow, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. 2010 Buffalo State College

The Politics Of Snow, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

‘Snowpocalypse’ isn’t an act of god; it’s a combination of anti-tax southerners and a changing climate, says Michael I. Niman


Lani Montreal Interview, Thi Navi Thach 2010 DePaul University

Lani Montreal Interview, Thi Navi Thach

Asian American Art Oral History Project

2010 interview with Filipina teacher, writer, performer Lani T. Montreal by Thi Navi Thach


Ann Poochareon Interview, Christina Yang 2010 DePaul University

Ann Poochareon Interview, Christina Yang

Asian American Art Oral History Project

2010 interview with new media artist Ann Poochareon by Christina Yang


Tatsu Aoki Interview, Brian Callahan 2010 DePaul University

Tatsu Aoki Interview, Brian Callahan

Asian American Art Oral History Project

2010 interview with musician Tatsu Aoki


Crabtree, Julie Anne, B. 1988 (Fa 483), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Crabtree, Julie Anne, B. 1988 (Fa 483), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 483. Folklore material classified by genre. Information collected by Julie Anne Crabtree related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Predicting Fear Of Recurrence And Protective Health Behaviors Using Protection Motivation Theory, Heather L. McGinty 2010 University of South Florida

Predicting Fear Of Recurrence And Protective Health Behaviors Using Protection Motivation Theory, Heather L. Mcginty

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Prior research suggests that fear of cancer recurrence is very common among cancer survivors. This study examined the extent to which Protection Motivation Theory variables of threat appraisal and coping appraisal accounted for differences in fear of recurrence and performance of health behaviors in cancer patients who recently completed treatment. It was hypothesized that greater fear of recurrence would be related to a combination of high threat appraisal and low coping appraisal. Also, it was hypothesized that higher rates of health behaviors would be related to higher threat appraisals for cancer recurrence and higher coping appraisals for reducing risk of ...


Over Here, Over There (Fa 480), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Over Here, Over There (Fa 480), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 480. Collection contains recorded interviews and transcriptions conducted by David Baxter and Laura Harper Lee. The interviews contain information about the war effort at home and, for those who served, their experiences with the military and their combat experiences specifically.


Tina Ramirez Interview, Karina Lopez 2010 DePaul University

Tina Ramirez Interview, Karina Lopez

Asian American Art Oral History Project

2010 interview with poet Tina Ramirez


Dahuang Zhou Interview, Julia Lin 2010 DePaul University

Dahuang Zhou Interview, Julia Lin

Asian American Art Oral History Project

2010 interview with multimedia artist and entrepreneur DaHuang Zhou


Chi Jang Yin Interview, Anna Huang 2010 DePaul University

Chi Jang Yin Interview, Anna Huang

Asian American Art Oral History Project

2010 interview with experimental documentary filmmaker Chi Jang Yin by Anna Huang


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