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Hays Family Papers (Sc 3161), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hays Family Papers (Sc 3161), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3161. Estate papers of the Hays family of Warren County Kentucky: wills of Samuel, Rebecca and Daniel W. Hays; William Hays estate settlement; appraisement of slaves of Daniel Hays; and sale bill of personal property of Rebecca Hays.


Thomas, Rick And Janet Thomas Collection (Mss 621), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Thomas, Rick And Janet Thomas Collection (Mss 621), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Projects created by Rick Thomas, a guide at Mammoth Cave National Park, about various aspects of the Park's history and famous visitors to the Cave.


Review Of Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine Of Discovery In The English Colonies By Robert J. Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, And Tracey Lindberg, Blake A. Watson 2017 University of Dayton

Review Of Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine Of Discovery In The English Colonies By Robert J. Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, And Tracey Lindberg, Blake A. Watson

Blake A Watson

The Doctrine of Discovery provides that colonizing European nations automatically acquired certain property, governmental, and commercial rights over Indigenous inhabitants. In recent years, Indigenous peoples, legal scholars, religious institutions, and nongovernmental organizations have pressed for official repudiation of the Doctrine. In 2007, the United Nations voted (over the initial opposition of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States) to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which contains several provisions that acknowledge the rights of Indigenous peoples to their lands. In 2012, the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples will devote its Eleventh Session to a study ...


Stalled At The Gate: Addressing Student Failure In A "Gateway" Course, Susan Rhoades Neel 2017 Utah State University

Stalled At The Gate: Addressing Student Failure In A "Gateway" Course, Susan Rhoades Neel

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

This article is a case study of how student data can guide instructors in course redesign. A significant percentage of students enrolled in an American Civilization course did not successfully complete the course. An examination of ACT scores, GPAs, grades in math and English composition, reading tests, and assignment completion rates indicated that two key obstacles to student success were a lack of student engagement and a disparity between student reading capabilities and the required instructional materials. Following a change in the topical focus of the course, the addition of active learning projects, and supplemental aids to the textbook, course ...


Estes, Joseph Richard, 1925-1999 (Sc 3160), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Estes, Joseph Richard, 1925-1999 (Sc 3160), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3160. Letters, 1961-1964, to “Friends in Christ” by Joseph R. Estes, recently the pastor of First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky, written to update them on his travel, family life and work teaching at the Baptist Theological Seminary, Zurich, Switzerland, and after his return to the United States. A 1994 letter, written for inclusion in the cornerstone of the new Bowling Green church building, reviews his career as its pastor.


Laying Aside Vanities: Neil C. Macdonald And The Nonpartisan League, Mark Myrdal 2017 Liberty University

Laying Aside Vanities: Neil C. Macdonald And The Nonpartisan League, Mark Myrdal

Senior Honors Theses

The Nonpartisan League was an agrarian political movement founded in North Dakota in the early twentieth century. The League was characterized by its radical rurally-minded platform and its passionate leadership. Neil C. Macdonald, the League nominee for Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1916, was one of the leaders, but was voted out of office in 1918 before the generally accepted peak of the Nonpartisan League. Very little Nonpartisan League scholarship has included Macdonald and this work examines Neil Macdonald and his understated importance in the study of the Nonpartisan League. In this examination, Macdonald proves to be a valuable figure ...


Faust, Burton Sherwood, 1898-1967 (Mss 620), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Faust, Burton Sherwood, 1898-1967 (Mss 620), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 620. Correspondence, research notes, drafts, photographs, reference works and bibliographic material of Burton S. Faust relating to his studies of the chemical, historical and cultural aspects of saltpetre and of spelean saltpetre mining in the United States.


Jfk Assassination Records Collection In Government Documents, Minnesota State University, Mankato 2017 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Jfk Assassination Records Collection In Government Documents, Minnesota State University, Mankato

History

Bibliography and photographs of a display of government documents from Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3159), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3159), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3159. Telegram from Louie B. Nunn, Republican State Campaign Chairman for Kentucky, to Mr. and Mrs. William Pennycook, Jr., Louisville, Kentucky, inviting them to a dinner at the Phoenix Hotel on October 1 in honor of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Includes a ticket to the dinner and to the welcoming event at Memorial Coliseum.


Hudson, Beulah - Collector (Sc 3158), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hudson, Beulah - Collector (Sc 3158), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3158. Material sent to Beulah Hudson, Louisville, Kentucky, related to the election campaign for the Republican presidential ticket of Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew. Includes letters sent to Hudson encouraging her to volunteer for the campaign and printed material. Hudson was appointed as the Kentucky State Chairman for the Secretaries for Nixon-Agnew in 1968.


"Ever True And Loyal:" Mary Todd Lincoln As A Kentuckian, Andrew Landreth 2017 Murray State University

"Ever True And Loyal:" Mary Todd Lincoln As A Kentuckian, Andrew Landreth

Scholars Week

This paper considers Mary Todd Lincoln from the perspective of her relationship with her home state of Kentucky. Utilizing her own writings and those of her contemporaries, as well as secondary studies, this paper argues that Mary Todd Lincoln's life and relationships embodied many of the same contradictions of her home state and that important aspects of her public and private life were influenced by her upbringing in antebellum Kentucky. Particular emphasis is placed on her views of slavery and on her relationship with the Todd family during the Civil War.


The Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements: Emerging Challenge For U.S. National Security And Economics, Bert Chapman 2017 Purdue University

The Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements: Emerging Challenge For U.S. National Security And Economics, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Rare earth elements (REE) contain unique chemical and physical properties such as lanthanum, are found in small concentrations, need extensive precise processes to separate, and are critical components of modern technologies such as laser guidance systems, personal electronics such as IPhones, satellites, and military weapons systems as varied as Virginia-class fast attack submarines, DDG- 51 Aegis destroyers, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and precision guided munitions. The U.S. has some rare earth resources, but is heavily dependent on access to them from countries as varied as Afghanistan, Bolivia, and China. Losing access to these resources would have significant adverse ...


The Hidden Cost Of Brown V. Board: African American Educators' Resistance To Desegregating Schools, Mallory Lutz 2017 Washburn University

The Hidden Cost Of Brown V. Board: African American Educators' Resistance To Desegregating Schools, Mallory Lutz

Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy

This article focuses on the black community in Topeka during the first half of the twentieth century. Using archival sources such as the black press, letters from educators and administrators to state officials and newspapers, and correspondence from black teachers in Topeka, I examine the reasons some African American teachers, administrators, and families were hesitant to desegregate the public school system. Additional sources include the Kansas Historical Society’s archival holdings, including governors’ files and court cases, as well as the papers of Mamie Williams, an African American teacher. Some black Topekans feared desegregation because they believed it would harm ...


Bower, Robert Founer, 1823-1882 - Relating To (Sc 3157), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Bower, Robert Founer, 1823-1882 - Relating To (Sc 3157), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3157. Letter, 1 February 1878 to Robert F. Bower, Keokuk, Iowa, from the U. S. War Department with information about his service in the Mexican War; letter, 29 May 1882, to Bower’s widow from the National Association of Veterans of the Mexican War acknowledging his death and advising that pending legislation will entitle her to a pension.


The Missiles Of Oklahoma: Southwest Oklahoma's Role In The American Cold War Nuclear Arsenal, 1960-65, Landry Brewer 2017 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

The Missiles Of Oklahoma: Southwest Oklahoma's Role In The American Cold War Nuclear Arsenal, 1960-65, Landry Brewer

Faculty Articles & Research

To counter the Soviet Union’s Cold War nuclear threat, the United States government enhanced its offensive nuclear capability in the 1950s by creating intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) capable of reaching the Soviet Union. The first American ICBM was the Atlas missile. Southwest Oklahoma near Altus Air Force Base (AFB) played a crucial role in the nation’s nuclear arsenal from 1960 through 1965 by building several missile launch sites that housed Atlas F missiles. The state was rewarded with jobs, massive amounts of federal dollars spent here, and the satisfaction of deterring Soviet aggression while defending the nation against ...


Railey, Rowland Greenup, 1868-1932 (Sc 3156), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Railey, Rowland Greenup, 1868-1932 (Sc 3156), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3156. Letter, 6 December 1920, of lawyer Roland G. Railey, Forkton, Kentucky to R. B. Ewing, Valparaiso, Indiana, seeking information on the whereabouts of a woman who attended Valparaiso University. A reply on the reverse from Mrs. Ewing advises that her husband died suddenly the previous June and she cannot assist with his inquiry. Railey writes on letterhead that includes his photograph and a lengthy professional biography.


Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements, Bert Chapman 2017 Purdue University

Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Rare earth elements (REE) contain unique chemical physical properties such as lanthamum, are found in small concentrations, need extensive precise properties to separate, and are critical components of modern technologies such as laser guidance systems, personal electronics such as IPhones, satellites, and military weapons systems as varied as Virginia-class fast attack submarines, DDG-51 Aegis destroyers, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and precision guided munitions. The U.S. has some rare earth resources, but is heavily dependent on access to them from countries as varied as Afghanistan, Bolivia, and China. Losing access to these resources would have significant adverse economic, military ...


The Digital Archive Of John Wompas, Jenny Hale Pulsipher 2017 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Digital Archive Of John Wompas, Jenny Hale Pulsipher

ScholarsArchive Data

In the course of writing my book on John Wompas, Swindler Sachem: The Nipmuc Indian Who Sold His Birthright, Dropped out of Harvard, and Conned the King of England (Yale University Press, 2018), I gathered a great deal of information on such subjects as Indian slavery, Native land sales, the Atlantic maritime trade, and Native education in Massachusetts. This information contributed to the book by providing historical context for Wompas’s life, but most nitty-gritty details were tangential to the book’s purpose so do not appear in it. Because those details could help other scholars working on more narrowly ...


Hughes, Rebecca Lux, D. 1892 (Sc 3155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hughes, Rebecca Lux, D. 1892 (Sc 3155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3155. Letters of Rebecca L. Hughes, Hagerstown, Maryland, to her cousin James Fitzhugh in Pleasant Grove (Ohio County), Kentucky. She thanks him for arranging certain land sales on behalf of her family, discusses their investment strategies, and laments the costs of a lawsuit brought by an uncle and cousin involving her grandfather and father. She also relates news of the Fenn, Hughes and Fitzhugh families.


Forggett, Essie (Fa 1104), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Forggett, Essie (Fa 1104), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1104. Student paper titled “Slavery in Green County” in which Essie Forggett details the history of the settlement of Green County and its eventual dependence upon slave labor. Forggett also includes stories of slave auctions, punishments, attempted escapes, and religious practices of slaves throughout the region. Paper is based on information collected by Forggett from county clerk records and in-person interviews with slave descendants.


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