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A Voyage Into The Abyss – A Look Into The First Year Of The Jamestown Settlement, Austin Valentine, Austin Valentine Jr. 2018 Murray State University

A Voyage Into The Abyss – A Look Into The First Year Of The Jamestown Settlement, Austin Valentine, Austin Valentine Jr.

Student Scholarship & Creative Works

A brief introduction into the first year at the Jamestown settlement and the troubles the settlers faced upon arrival to the New World.


Hobson, William Edward, 1844-1909 - Relating To (Sc 3283), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Hobson, William Edward, 1844-1909 - Relating To (Sc 3283), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3283. Certificate of Honorable Discharge, 23 January 1899, issued to William E. Hobson, Bowling Green, Kentucky, by Post No. 55, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Kentucky. The certificate includes data about Hobson’s service and the date he joined the Post.


Westerman, Robert Vaughn, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Westerman, Robert Vaughn, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3284. Three political items collected by Robert V. Westerman: a certificate, 6 November 1868, of three Gallatin County, Kentucky officials reporting the vote count for electors for President, Vice President, and Member of Congress for Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District; a letter, 2 February 1949, of Garrett L. Withers to Pearl Sugg, Providence, Kentucky, with expressions of friendship after his appointment to the U.S. Senate to replace Vice President Alben Barkley; and a form letter of Harry Lee Waterfield, Clinton, Kentucky, seeking support in his 1967 campaign for Governor of Kentucky.


Mackinder And The Arctic's Emerging Geopolitics: Recommendations For The U.S. And Its Nato Allies, Bert Chapman 2018 Purdue University

Mackinder And The Arctic's Emerging Geopolitics: Recommendations For The U.S. And Its Nato Allies, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This presentation shows how Halford Mackinder (1861-1947) described Canada and the Arctic region in his geopolitical writings. It goes on to stress how the Arctic is becoming increasingly important in international geopolitical policymaking due to its significant oil and natural gas resources, how warming temperatures are increasing international access to its waters, and the how countries as diverse as Canada, China, Russia, and the U.S. see the Arctic region in their strategic policymaking. It concludes by stressing that the Arctic can no longer be viewed as a region immune from international conflict and presents recommendations for the U.S ...


Row, Jacob D., 1835-1910 (Sc 3281), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Row, Jacob D., 1835-1910 (Sc 3281), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3281. Letter, 4 December 1864, of Jacob D. Row, 17th Indiana Infantry, to his wife Hannah in Lakeville, Indiana. Writing from Louisville, Kentucky, he tells of improving from an illness but complains of weakness and tremors. He advises her to “sell our corn for what you can get” prior to a trip to Ohio, as he will not be coming home on furlough.


Poe, Benjamin, 1749-1839 - Relating To (Sc 3282), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Poe, Benjamin, 1749-1839 - Relating To (Sc 3282), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3282. Power of attorney, 5 October 1842, appointing William Dillon of Daviess County, Missouri as attorney in fact for William P. Dillon and Nathan Dillon (guardian of Isaac Dillon), both of Tazewell County, Illinois. The document authorizes William Dillon to demand and receive payment of a legacy due under the will of Benjamin Poe, deceased, of Allen County, Kentucky.


Tilford, Frances Lorene, 1904-1996 (Sc 3280), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Tilford, Frances Lorene, 1904-1996 (Sc 3280), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3280. Letter, 18 July 1940, of Lorene Tilford, written from Shanghai, China, to Friends of the Lorene Tilford Circle, Bowling Green, Kentucky. She writes of her enjoyment of missionary work and describes activities at the Triennial Conference for Baptist Young People in progress in Shanghai. She also notes with regret the recent closing of the Burma Road, used to supply China in its conflict with Japan. Features illustrated stationery and envelope, and includes a souvenir bookmark from the Young People’s Conference.


Ligon, Lucy Ann (Parker) Robbins, 1833-1891 - Letters To (Sc 3278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Ligon, Lucy Ann (Parker) Robbins, 1833-1891 - Letters To (Sc 3278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3278. Letters to Lucy Ann Robbins Ligon, the daughter of Fulton County, Kentucky judge Josiah Parker and his wife Lucy A. Parker, written while she lived in Crittenden County, Arkansas with her late husband’s brother, and in Hickman, Kentucky after her remarriage. Lucy’s parents relay news of her siblings and of pre-Civil War Hickman, and at the outbreak of war dramatically describe the division of loyalties, the townspeople’s fear and uncertainty as invasion threatens from the North, the enlistment of local men, two destructive fires, economic conditions, the suspension of ...


Zurowski, Susan K. And Lynn Coulter David, B. 1941 (Fa 1218), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Zurowski, Susan K. And Lynn Coulter David, B. 1941 (Fa 1218), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1218. Student folk studies project titled: ““The Hick’s House: A Warren County, Kentucky Central Passage Log House” which includes documentation of a log building with modern white clapboard siding in the Hadley area of Warren County, Kentucky. Documentation includes descriptions and illustrations of traditional log building practices, photos, and historical research of the property.


Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1219. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to register the Cedar Ridge Historic District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by Julianne Carroll and Emily Hudson, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 43 single and multi-family structures in the neighborhood, the earliest dating from 1920.


Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1217. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to expand the boundaries of the College Hill National Register District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by V. Lynn Reynolds in 1994, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 33 structures in the initial College Hill National Register District established in 1979; 115 structures were added in 1994 and one more in 1996. A survey inventory updated in July 2003 is also included along with Kentucky Historic Resources Individual Survey forms from 2006.


Trafton, Paula Burt (Fa 1214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Trafton, Paula Burt (Fa 1214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1214. National Register of Historic Places nomination form for Taylor Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by Paula Burt Trafton, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the church.


Ballew, William A., 1842-1915 (Sc 3277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Ballew, William A., 1842-1915 (Sc 3277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3277. Letter, 12 November 1864, from William A. Ballew to Thomas Hopkins, Clinton County, Kentucky. Writing from Spring Hill, Tennessee, where he is serving with the 12th Kentucky Infantry, Ballew notes his regiment’s support of presidential candidate George B. McClellan (“little mack”). Although they were not yet enfranchised, he cites a mock election held by African Americans in Nashville as evidence for President Abraham Lincoln’s likely reelection. He notes the good health of his fellow soldiers, including Hopkins’ two sons, Lewis and Shelby.


Methodist Church Of Island, Kentucky (Sc 3279), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Methodist Church Of Island, Kentucky (Sc 3279), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3279. Contracts, 13 December 1904 and 14March 1949, with specifications for construction of a church building at Island, Kentucky. Includes photocopy of an undated photograph of the building.


Vaughn, Gene H. - Letters To (Sc 3274), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Vaughn, Gene H. - Letters To (Sc 3274), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3274. Condolence letters from 12th Street Church of Christ, Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Congressman William H. Natcher upon the death of Vaughn’s father, Eldon Howard Vaughn in September 1983.


Fry, Samuel Van Buren, 1840-1903 (Sc 3276), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Fry, Samuel Van Buren, 1840-1903 (Sc 3276), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3276. Letter, 31 July 1864, of Samuel V. Fry, 16th Kentucky Infantry, to Ruth Jane Sapp. From Dalton, Georgia, he writes of engaging Confederate forces near Atlanta in a "big fight every day” and hopes to see her if he survives the war. He urges her not to “give me up for lost and take some other gentle man in my place.”


Hopkins, Lewis Franklin, 1841-1921 (Sc 3275), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Hopkins, Lewis Franklin, 1841-1921 (Sc 3275), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3275. Letter, 18 April 1864, to his parents in Clinton County, Kentucky, from Lewis F. Hopkins, 12th Kentucky Infantry. Encamped at Burnside’s Point, Kentucky, he reports on the construction of fortifications and the soldiers’ demand for horses. He finds the food plentiful, but is unhappy that civilians in the vicinity who have come from Tennessee and are likely to have Confederate sympathies are drawing from the camp commissary.


Spalding Laundry & Dry Cleaning Company - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3272), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Spalding Laundry & Dry Cleaning Company - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3272), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3272. Undated solicitation letter (ca. 1933) from Spalding Laundry & Dry Cleaning Co., Louisville, Kentucky, for its Daily Infant Laundry Service. Includes a booklet for recording infant weight and height and providing diet guidelines for the first twelve months. The letter bears the National Recovery Administration’s “blue eagle” symbol.


James Roger Thomas, B. 1950 And Doris (Carson) Thomas (Sc 3273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

James Roger Thomas, B. 1950 And Doris (Carson) Thomas (Sc 3273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3273. Speech of Roger and Doris Thomas, Smiths Grove, Kentucky, given at a dairymen's event. They describe the history and operation of their dairy farm and their family and community activities. The remarks were made in conjunction with their forthcoming participation in a competition as representatives of the group.


Nevada Digital Newspaper Project, Carrie Gaxiola, Yvonne Wilk 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Nevada Digital Newspaper Project, Carrie Gaxiola, Yvonne Wilk

Library Faculty Presentations

Chronicling America is a nation-wide project supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to make historical newspapers available online and full text searchable. Nevada has participated in the project since 2014. Each grant cycle lasts two years and produces 100,000 digitized news pages for online access. Title selection is guided by an Advisory Board to represent each county of Nevada. These newspapers are the first draft of history, show the daily lives, perspectives, and events of the past. Much of the content offers rich research material within the topics of women’s rights ...


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