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Morris, Hiram Chesterfield, 1880-1949 (Sc 2124), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Morris, Hiram Chesterfield, 1880-1949 (Sc 2124), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2124. Legal papers, chiefly deeds and mortgages, related to land transfers among the Mitchell, Buckner, and Morris families of Simpson and Warren Counties. Also includes genealogical information concerning the Buckner, Morris, and Hegewald families.


Man O'War (Sc 2137), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Man O'War (Sc 2137), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid for Mansucripts Small Collection 2137 and image attached as an additional file. Commemorative envelope in "Kings of Sport" series portraying Man O'War, postmarked Lexington, Kentucky, March 29, 1975. Includes horse racing postage stamp and information sheet on Man O'War.


Bowling Green, Kentucky - Water-Sewer-Sanitation Commission (Sc 2135), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky - Water-Sewer-Sanitation Commission (Sc 2135), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2135. Letter from Allen A. Ball, Commission engineer, to Mayor James H. Topmiller, and minutes of meeting between Commission and contractor to discuss citizen complaints over inconveniences caused by sewer expansion project.


Gray, John H. (Sc 2136), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Gray, John H. (Sc 2136), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2136. Typewritten paper by John H. Gray, "Brief History of the Coal Industry in Western Kentucky and West Kentucky Coal Company." Includes a 1963 clipping relating to Gray's son.


Miller, Emmitt E., 1907-1985 (Sc 2130), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Miller, Emmitt E., 1907-1985 (Sc 2130), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only and stock certificate (added as additional file) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2130. Miscellaneous deeds, will, tax receipts, stock certificate, and school trustee's report relating primarily to the Miller family of Muhlenberg County.


Brown-Hammer-Bryant Collection (Sc 2132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Brown-Hammer-Bryant Collection (Sc 2132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2132. Legal documents, chiefly deeds, from Monroe County, Kentucky relating to the Brown, Hammer and Bryant families. Also includes tax receipts and religious material.


Moore, Levi A. (Sc 2133), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Moore, Levi A. (Sc 2133), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2133. Certificates appointing Levi A. Moore, of Warren County, Kentucky, a corporal in Company K, 52nd Regiment, Kentucky Volunteers, and discharging Moore from service.


Moore, Nancy Elam, 1807-1889 (Sc 2134), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Moore, Nancy Elam, 1807-1889 (Sc 2134), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2134. Letter written by Nancy Elam Moore, a Shaker at South Union, Kentucky, to her brother James Moore. She discusses her father's estate, particularly a piece of property located in Warren County, Ohio.


Cosby Family Papers (Mss 242), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Cosby Family Papers (Mss 242), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 242. Letters to John Dudley Cosby, Muhlenberg County, and his family, from other family members in Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas and Mississippi. Includes genealogical data, some of Cosby's personal papers, and his estate inventory.


The Hall Of Fame For Great Americans: Organizational Comatosis Or Hibernation, William N. Thompson, M. Ernita Joaquin 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Hall Of Fame For Great Americans: Organizational Comatosis Or Hibernation, William N. Thompson, M. Ernita Joaquin

Public Policy and Leadership Faculty Publications

The world’s first organization that has been specifically designated as a “Hall of Fame” was established in New York City in 1900. The Hall of Fame for Great Americans honors 102 Americans. It has served as a model for hundreds of other “halls of fame,” the most prominent being baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, established in 1939. While the Hall of Fame for Great Americans remains the original icon in a history of popular culture museums visited by millions each year, the Hall today is little known, visited by scant few, and in a state ...


“Facing East” From Iberian America: Postrevolutionary Spanish Policies In The Southwestern Backcountry, 1783-1792, Kevin T. Barksdale 2010 Marshall University

“Facing East” From Iberian America: Postrevolutionary Spanish Policies In The Southwestern Backcountry, 1783-1792, Kevin T. Barksdale

History Faculty Research

Following the American Revolution, the new United States government and its citizenry greedily cast their eyes westward across the expansive trans-Appalachian frontier. The contest between the region’s native peoples, Anglo-American westerners, and Spanish colonists for the trans-Appalachian West began long before the first shots of the Revolution were fired at Lexington & Concord. From the near perpetual regional Indian warfare to the diplomatic maneuverings of Euroamerican backcountry leaders, the struggle to control the land the Indians called the “western waters” defined borderland relations for most of the 18th century. Historians have devoted a great deal of scholarly energy to chronicling ...


Changing Times, Changing Spaces: The South Dakota Stores Of J.C. Penney, David Delbert Kruger 2010 University of Wyoming

Changing Times, Changing Spaces: The South Dakota Stores Of J.C. Penney, David Delbert Kruger

University of Wyoming Libraries Faculty Publications

When the first J. C. Penney store in South Dakota held its grand opening on 1 April 1916, the celebration took place not in the bustling business district of one of the state's larger cities like Sioux Falls or Aberdeen, but on Main Street in the tiny farming community of Redfield. At the time of the grand opening, Redfield was a fraction of the size of Sioux Falls, with a population of just under three thousand. The small, personable size and agrarian environment of the Spink County seat were, however, consistent with the rural locations the company founder, James ...


Wampum: The Transfer And Creation Of Rituals On The Early American Frontier, Paul Otto 2010 George Fox University

Wampum: The Transfer And Creation Of Rituals On The Early American Frontier, Paul Otto

Faculty Publications - Department of History, Politics, and International Studies

No abstract provided.


Polish Influence On American Synagogue Architecture, Samuel D. Gruber 2010 Syracuse University

Polish Influence On American Synagogue Architecture, Samuel D. Gruber

Religion

Hundreds of thousands of Jews from Poland came to America after 1880. Many built synagogues with details recalling synagogues in their homeland. Immigrant artisans brought motifs and methods of Poland. Many of these synagogues were small, so the relationship to Polish art was on the inside in the painted and carved decoration. Established architects also had access to Polish synagogues as sources. With publication of the Jewish Encyclopedia (1901-06) images of Polish synagogues, such as the Warsaw’s Tlomackie Street Synagogue, became part of many Jewish libraries. More Polish influence came in the 1950s. Most architects were building modern synagogues ...


The Imperfect Revolution: Anthony Burns And The Landscape Of Race In Antebellum America, Anthony Burns 2010 Kent State University

The Imperfect Revolution: Anthony Burns And The Landscape Of Race In Antebellum America, Anthony Burns

American Abolitionism and Antislavery

Gripping re-examination of the rendition of Anthony Burns

On June 2, 1854, crowds lined the streets of Boston, hissing and shouting at federal authorities as they escorted the fugitive slave Anthony Burns to the ship that would return him to his slaveholders in Virginia. Days earlier, handbills had littered the streets decrying Burns’s arrest, and abolitionists, intent on freeing Burns, had attacked with a battering ram the courthouse in which he was detained, leaving one dead, several wounded, and thirteen in custody. In the end it would take federal officials nearly 2,000 troops and $40,000 to send ...


Clubwomen, Reformers, Workers, And Feminists Of The Gilded Age And Progressive Era, Alison M. Parker 2010 The College at Brockport

Clubwomen, Reformers, Workers, And Feminists Of The Gilded Age And Progressive Era, Alison M. Parker

History Faculty Publications

During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, clubwomen, reformers, laborers, and feminists asserted their right to participate in the public, political sphere. Whether they intended to further their education, improve society, gain better working conditions, or control their own bodies, women expanded traditional gender roles and played an important role in transforming their society. Most significantly, the guarantee of voting rights provided by the Nineteenth Amendment marked a major milestone in the history of the struggle for women's rights. While women made important advances in other areas as well, many of the goals of tum-of-the-century reformers and feminists-for economic ...


The Rhetoric Of Destruction: Racial Identity And Noncombatant Immunity In The Civil War Era, James M. Bartek 2010 University of Kentucky

The Rhetoric Of Destruction: Racial Identity And Noncombatant Immunity In The Civil War Era, James M. Bartek

University of Kentucky Doctoral Dissertations

This study explores how Americans chose to conduct war in the mid-nineteenth century and the relationship between race and the onset of “total war” policies. It is my argument that enlisted soldiers in the Civil War era selectively waged total war using race and cultural standards as determining factors. A comparative analysis of the treatment of noncombatants throughout the United States between 1861 and 1865 demonstrates that nonwhites invariably suffered greater depredations at the hands of military forces than did whites. Five types of encounters are examined: 1) the treatment of white noncombatants by regular Union and Confederate forces; 2 ...


Bailey, Winford Green, 1803-1883 (Sc 2243), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Bailey, Winford Green, 1803-1883 (Sc 2243), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid, original letter (click on Additional Files below), and typescript (click on Additional Files below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2243. Letter from Winford Green Bailey, in Stanford, Kentucky, to his brother Hartwell A. Bailey. He expresses concern over news of Hartwell's ill health, reports on financial matters pertaining to the settlement of their father's estate, and reflects at length on his sadness over the sale of the the family homestead.


Minor Courts And Communities At The Frontier: The Justice Of The Peace In Early Missouri, Bonnie Aileen Speck 2010 Wayne State University

Minor Courts And Communities At The Frontier: The Justice Of The Peace In Early Missouri, Bonnie Aileen Speck

Wayne State University Dissertations

ABSTRACT

MINOR COURTS AND COMMUNITIES AT THE FRONTIER JUSTICES OF THE PEACE IN EARLY MISSOURI

by

BONNIE A. SPECK

May 2011

Advisor: Sandra VanBurkleo

Major: American Legal and Constitutional History

Degree: History

This study focused on local and county courts operated by Missouri's justices of the peace between the Louisiana Purchase and roughly 1875. Its purpose was to investigate the role of township justices’ courts and county courts of commissioners in terms of interactions with local residents; effects of rulings and other court actions on everyday affairs; and wider impacts on Missouri society. Sources included territorial and state laws ...


Fighting For Survival: Coal Miners And The Struggle Over Health And Safety In The United States, 1968-1988, Richard Fry 2010 Wayne State University

Fighting For Survival: Coal Miners And The Struggle Over Health And Safety In The United States, 1968-1988, Richard Fry

Wayne State University Dissertations

My dissertation focuses on coal mining and occupational health and safety in the United States from 1968 to 1985. In the late 1960s, coal miners faced the constant risk of injury, occupational disease, and death. The dangerous conditions in the coal industry resulted in a massive explosion at the Farmington mine in West Virginia in 1968, which killed 78 miners. The Farmington disaster spurred miners to campaign for the reform of state and federal coal mine health and safety laws in the United States. They rejected the national leadership of their union, the United Mine Workers (UMW), which they perceived ...


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