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Settler Colonial Strategies And Indigenous Resistance On The Great Lakes Lumber Frontier, Theodore Karamanski 2019 Loyola University Chicago

Settler Colonial Strategies And Indigenous Resistance On The Great Lakes Lumber Frontier, Theodore Karamanski

Theodore J. Karamanski

The geographic and economic setting of the nineteenth century Upper Great Lakes region created unique challenges to American settler colonialism and encounters with the Indigenous people of this land of lakes and forests. Many Anishinaabeg bands responded creatively through the use of Christianity, education, and American law in an attempt to fortify their presence in the region. European Americans, who sought to appropriate the wealth of the Upper Midwest’s vast stands of hardwood and pine forests, only seldom needed to resort to guns to take control of the land. Instead of a war of conquest they entangled Anishinaabeg property ...


Ogilvie, Frances, 1902-1942 - Relating To (Sc 3351), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Ogilvie, Frances, 1902-1942 - Relating To (Sc 3351), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3351. Information about the life and writings of Frances Ogilvie, a Princeton, Kentucky native and author of the novel Green Bondage. The information is contained in a clipping, a letter from a Princeton librarian, and a letter from Ogilvie’s husband, Earle M. Nichols, who recalls the Kentucky “tobacco wars” that provided the inspiration for the novel. Includes a poem of Ogilvie’s titled “Spring Day.”


Bryan, Mary Louise, 1894-1980 - Letters To (Sc 3349), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Bryan, Mary Louise, 1894-1980 - Letters To (Sc 3349), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3349. Undated letter to Mary Bryan, Paducah, Kentucky, from a disappointed suitor. He describes arriving at her home to find her already departed for other amusements, and his distress at her possible preference for riding in a car rather than his “tiresome old buggy.” Embarrassed and hurt, he nevertheless declares his affection and denies any intention to offend her. Includes a photo postcard to Mary showing a social gathering.


Barmann, Dolly Reed (Gilmore), 1902-1963 (Sc 3350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Barmann, Dolly Reed (Gilmore), 1902-1963 (Sc 3350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3350. Two letters to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from author and poet Dolly Barmann, an Allen County, Kentucky native residing in Fort Worth, Texas, regarding her writing and her book of poems, Trammel Fork Creek. Includes clippings about Barmann’s work and two of her poems, “Goin to the Grist Mill” and “Moonshiners.”


Miss Dynamite (Dog), 1958-1973 (Sc 3345), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Miss Dynamite (Dog), 1958-1973 (Sc 3345), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3345. Publicity material about “Miss Dynamite,” a dog owned by Scottsville, Kentucky, soft drink company executive Fred Hale. Hale termed her “Kentucky’s Canine Celebrity,” made her the owner for life of his shopping center, and established a bank account in her name. Includes information about her life, death and funeral, Christmas cards, clippings, and a check signed with Miss Dynamite’s paw print and honored by a Scottsville bank.


Ayars, Rebecca Caudill, 1899-1985 (Sc 3348), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Ayars, Rebecca Caudill, 1899-1985 (Sc 3348), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3348. Letter, 5 March 1958, of author Rebecca Caudill Ayars, Urbana, Illinois, to WKU faculty member Frances Richards. Owing to a previous engagement, she declines an invitation to WKU’s Leiper English Club dinner.


Davison, Peter Hubert, 1928-2004 (Sc 3346), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Davison, Peter Hubert, 1928-2004 (Sc 3346), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3346. Letter written by poet Peter Davison, undated, to Robert Penn Warren in which he thanks Warren for the day which inspired the enclosed poem, “Swimming, 1935,” which he dedicated to Warren on 10 March 1981. It also includes a touching poem by Davison about the death of his mother Natalie (Weiner) Davison. The printed poem was sent to Warren and his wife Eleanor “with regards, Peter Davison, 11/15/[19]61.” The originals of these documents are located in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.


Creason, Joe, 1918-1974 (Sc 3347), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Creason, Joe, 1918-1974 (Sc 3347), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3347. “Kentuckians: How and Why We’re Different,” a speech delivered by Joe Creason, columnist for the Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal, to a joint meeting of the Simpson County (Kentucky) Historical Society and the Franklin (Kentucky) Chamber of Commerce, September 1967. The speech reviews Kentucky’s history, geography, settlement, culture, and notable citizens. Includes a “Kentucky mountain version” of the fairy tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”


Lincoln County, Kentucky - Wolf Scalps (Sc 3344), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Lincoln County, Kentucky - Wolf Scalps (Sc 3344), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3344. Certificates issued to four individuals in Lincoln County, Kentucky for wolf scalps and heads.


Woolfolk, Miriam Lamy, B. 1926 (Sc 3343), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Woolfolk, Miriam Lamy, B. 1926 (Sc 3343), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3343. “Notes, Sketches of Kentucky’s Covered Bridges” by Miriam Woolfolk, a booklet compiling data on sixteen covered bridges in Kentucky accompanied by sketches of each, and a poem by the author. Includes a brochure, “Covered Bridges: A Vanishing Species,” offering programs by the author on covered bridges and other topics.


Severns Valley Baptist Church - Elizabethtown, Kentucky (Sc 3342), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Severns Valley Baptist Church - Elizabethtown, Kentucky (Sc 3342), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3342. Compensation study committee report for Severns Valley Baptist Church, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, created to determine the question of “a fair salary for our church staff.” Includes details of current salaries by position and recommendations for future salaries and benefits.


Hill, Ruth Elizabeth (Phillips), 1894-1980 (Sc 3340), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Hill, Ruth Elizabeth (Phillips), 1894-1980 (Sc 3340), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3340. Typescript, with handwritten notations, of a speech by Ruth Hill, Bowling Green, Kentucky, entitled “Some of ‘My Favorite Things.’” First given at the Chautauqua Club, a Bowling Green, Kentucky literary club, in 1965 and thereafter to several women’s clubs, the speech reviews Mrs. Hill’s appreciation for theater, scientific progress, and other aspects of life that “shut out the winds of pessimism and depression.”


Wilson, Effie Gertrude, 1903-1986 (Sc 3337), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Wilson, Effie Gertrude, 1903-1986 (Sc 3337), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3337. “Burkesville’s Colleges,” a paper by Effie G. Wilson, Marrowbone, Kentucky, outlining the history of Alexander College and Burkesville College, two nineteenth-century schools in Burkesville (Cumberland County), Kentucky.


Reynolds, Barbara Ann, 1942-2005 (Sc 3338), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Reynolds, Barbara Ann, 1942-2005 (Sc 3338), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3338. “The Southern Gentleman,” a paper by WKU student Barbara Reynolds describing her youthful encounter with Judge John B. Rodes of Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Loving, Frances (Hoover), B. 1907? (Sc 3339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Loving, Frances (Hoover), B. 1907? (Sc 3339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3339. Letter, 19 August 1968, of Frances (Hoover) Loving, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to the editor of the Park City Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The former resident of Bowling Green deplores the recent bombing of a rural African-American church near the city and expresses the hope that law enforcement will solve the crime, stated in an attached clipping to be the sixth in the county in the past eighteen months. Copied to several state and national politicians, pastors, and Western Kentucky University faculty, the letter was published in the Daily News on 21 ...


Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914 - Relating To (Sc 3341), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914 - Relating To (Sc 3341), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3341. Letter, 7 May 1969, to Frances Richards, Franklin, Kentucky, enclosing photocopy of a handwritten poem by Madison Cawein dated 7 April 1887. The letter writer explains that the poem, titled “Rondeau to You,” was written for and presented to the aunt of a coworker.


The Rise Of The New White Nationalism In America., Megan Padgett 2019 University of Washington Tacoma

The Rise Of The New White Nationalism In America., Megan Padgett

History Undergraduate Theses

White nationalism has been a part of United States history since the dawn of the nation but remained a secondary issue in comparison to white supremacy. Within the last thirty years however, white nationalism has been on the rise in the United States, and is slowly becoming mainstream rhetoric within politics, as well as in social and economic discussions. What has caused this rise in white nationalism? Has the popularity of social media and the internet since the 1990s influenced its growth?

With the use of primary sources such as speeches, books written by white nationalists, and insider internet sources ...


Finding Place In Eureka, Ryan A. Sendejas 2019 Humboldt State University

Finding Place In Eureka, Ryan A. Sendejas

Toyon Literary Magazine

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Politicizing Our Waters: An Examination Of The Boldt Decision’S Role In Anti-Indian Activism In The Pacific Northwest, Drew Slaney 2019 University of Washington Tacoma

Politicizing Our Waters: An Examination Of The Boldt Decision’S Role In Anti-Indian Activism In The Pacific Northwest, Drew Slaney

History Undergraduate Theses

The Pacific Northwest is home to a multitude of industries that utilize the region’s vast amounts of natural resources from timber to the soil. On February 12, 1974, the political fabric that encompassed the region’s state and local governments, American Indian tribes, and sport along with commercial organizations was significantly altered by Judge George H. Boldt and his decision to affirm the promises made by the Washington territorial government to Indigenous peoples over a hundred years prior. This decision was celebrated by Indigenous peoples for it guaranteed rights listed in the many treaties the United States made with ...


Ray, Joseph Malchus, 1907-1991 (Sc 3329), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Ray, Joseph Malchus, 1907-1991 (Sc 3329), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full text scan of memoirs and photographs (Click on "Additional Files" below to access) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3329. Memoirs and sundry papers of Joseph Malchus Ray, a native of Warren County, Kentucky, who went on to teach at universities in Texas, Alabama and Maryland. He ended his career as president of the University of Texas at El Paso in 1968, but stayed on afterwards as the H. Y. Benedict Professor of Political Science at UTEP . The memoirs discuss in detail his professional and personal life and the values that shaped him and his education career. Collection ...


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