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Harris, Thurmon Ray, 1937-2017 (Sc 3261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Harris, Thurmon Ray, 1937-2017 (Sc 3261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3261. Letter, 2 January 1996, of Thurmon Harris, pastor of Victory Baptist Church, Providence, Kentucky, to Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Martin, Bowling Green, Kentucky, thanking them for a memorial donation. He comments on his church's giving record to missions in Kentucky and on the generosity of the congregation, but regrets that "the area and town is in decline and this is reflected in the church."


Historians Respond To Contested History, Kellian Clink 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Historians Respond To Contested History, Kellian Clink

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

The following is a longer version of a paper presented at the Northern Great Plains History Conference 2018, held this year in Mankato Minnesota. My paper was part of a panel:

Monuments and Memory

Blue Earth County Library Auditorium

Chair: Greg Kaster, Gustavus Adolphus College

Papers:

From Mankato to New Ulm:

The Issues of Public Memory and the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862

John Legg, Virginia Tech

Minnesota’s Columbus Memorial:

Race, Memory, and Colonialism on the State Capitol Grounds

Peter DeCarlo, Minnesota Historical Society

Historians Respond to Contested History

Kellian Clink, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Panelists are ...


Daniel Boone Cigar Factory - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Daniel Boone Cigar Factory - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan for Manuscripts Small Collection 3260. Letter, 1 December 1886, of Dan'l Boone Cigar Factory, C. C. Bickel & Co., Louisville, Kentucky, notifying Scott Cunningham, Derby, Indiana, of shipment and invoicing for an order of cigars. A postcript wishes the addressee a "Good 'Holiday Season.'" Letter is on the factory's letterhead and includes envelope with image of Daniel Boone.


An Assessment Of Parliament’S View Of The Jamestown Settlement In 1652 – 45 Years After The Initial Establishment, Austin Valentine, Austin Valentine Jr. 2018 Murray State University

An Assessment Of Parliament’S View Of The Jamestown Settlement In 1652 – 45 Years After The Initial Establishment, Austin Valentine, Austin Valentine Jr.

Student Scholarship & Creative Works

A brief opinion piece based on parliament’s view of the Jamestown colony in 1652, 45 years after the colony’s establishment in the new world. The paper is substantiated by early English documents with a present day interpretation.


Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963 (Sc 3259), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963 (Sc 3259), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3259. Letter, 19 January 1961, from President-elect John F. Kennedy to James Gray of Cardinal Office Supply in Frankfort, Kentucky, thanking him for assistance rendered on behalf of the Democratic ticket during the 1960 election campaign.


The Angelus Bell, Matthew R. Ballard 2018 Orleans County Department of History

The Angelus Bell, Matthew R. Ballard

Pioneer Record

In 1907, complaints arose locally about the church bell at the “Polish colony.” As observed in the Orleans Republican, it is clear that the publisher of the Orleans American took issue with the frequent ringing of the bell. The November 20, 1907 issue of the paper published an article entitled “The Angelus Bell; A beautiful custom, general in foreign lands, observed by the Poles,” which opened with “Will the Orleans American be good enough to tell its correspondent to stop chattering against the ringing of the church bells?”


Baptist Succession (Sc 3258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Baptist Succession (Sc 3258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3258. Letter, 19 January 1961, from President-elect John F. Kennedy to James Gray of Cardinal Office Supply in Frankfort, Kentucky, thanking him for assistance rendered on behalf of the Democratic ticket during the 1960 election campaign.


Color Our Campus: A Holy Cross Coloring Book, Holy Cross Libraries 2018 College of the Holy Cross

Color Our Campus: A Holy Cross Coloring Book, Holy Cross Libraries

Holy Cross Books

To commemmorate the 175th anniversary of the College of the Holy Cross, the Holy Cross Libraries Outreach Team designed and created a coloring book using photographs from the College Archives and other sources. The images were edited using Adobe Photoshop® to create line drawings more suitable for coloring.

This project was co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations. The Outreach Team of the Holy Cross Libraries and the Office of Alumni Relations are pleased to offer this coloring book, and hope it will bring hours of relaxing enjoyment as well as a nostalgic stroll down Linden Lane.


Brunson, Grace Myra (Pitchford), 1877-1965 (Sc 3257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Brunson, Grace Myra (Pitchford), 1877-1965 (Sc 3257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3257. “Why I Am A Baptist,” an essay by Grace (Mrs. J. R.) Brunson, Bowling Green, Kentucky, setting out the process by which she came to embrace the Baptist doctrine.


Remembering The Violence Of Antietam, Cameron T. Saures 2018 Gettysburg College

Remembering The Violence Of Antietam, Cameron T. Saures

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

Saturday, September 8th, saw a powerful collaboration between the Civil War Institute, Antietam National Battlefield, Eastern National, and Shepherd University. Together, these organizations hosted an event titled “Remembering the Violence of Antietam” which had a morning session at Shepherd University’s Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education. Those fortunate enough to have secured a seat in the auditorium were treated to a thought-provoking and informative string of talks. The afternoon session took place at different sites around Antietam National Battlefield. [excerpt]


Jackson, Carlton Luther, 1933-2014 (Mss 581), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Jackson, Carlton Luther, 1933-2014 (Mss 581), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 581. Research and manuscripts for books written by Western Kentucky University history professor Carlton Jackson. Includes some personal and professional correspondence, unpublished writing, and a partial memoir. Click on "Additional Files" below to see a listing of correspondents who provided information about the influenza pandemic of 1918. This correspondence is found in Boxes 13 and 14.


Back In Formation: Presenting The 2018-2019 Cwi Fellows, Olivia Ortman 2018 Gettysburg College

Back In Formation: Presenting The 2018-2019 Cwi Fellows, Olivia Ortman

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

With the new academic year off to a racing start, the Civil War Institute Fellows are back and ready to muster in. Veterans, Ryan Bilger ’19, Savannah Labbe ’19, Jonathan Tracey ’19, and Zachary Wesley ’20 will be joined by new recruits, James Goodman ’20, Elizabeth Hobbs ’21, Benjamin Hutchison ’21, Benjamin Roy ’21, Cameron Sauers ’21, and Isaac Shoop ’21. Everyone is eager to begin working on their new projects and sharing history with all of you. [excerpt]


The Tet Offensive: Are We Mired In A Stalemate?, Colin A. Sawyer 2018 University of Ottawa

The Tet Offensive: Are We Mired In A Stalemate?, Colin A. Sawyer

Grand Valley Journal of History

The Tet Offensive of 1968 is commonly looked at as the "turning point" of the American Vietnam War. This leads to the question "what did the American and South Vietnamese militaries think about this 'turning point'?" Using the reports to the White House from General Westmoreland and the retrospective work by Colonel Hoang Ngoc Lung, the conclusion can be reached that the Tet Offensive did not change the military's perception on the course of the conflict.


White Bronze Markers Provided Alternative To Traditional Stone, Matthew R. Ballard 2018 Orleans County Department of History

White Bronze Markers Provided Alternative To Traditional Stone, Matthew R. Ballard

Pioneer Record

The Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut commenced the manufacture of these memorials in 1875. In addition to the company’s headquarters, subsidiaries opened in Des Moines, Detroit, and Chicago where the final stage of the manufacturing process was completed; all casting was performed in Connecticut.


Trampling Mrs. Lee’S Roses: Union Soldiers At Arlington, Savannah Labbe 2018 Gettysburg College

Trampling Mrs. Lee’S Roses: Union Soldiers At Arlington, Savannah Labbe

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

“I would not stir from this house even if the whole Northern Army were to surround it,” wrote Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee, wife of Robert E. Lee, to her daughter, Eleanor Agnes Lee on May 5, 1861. The Civil War was still in its infancy when Mary Lee wrote this letter, having begun a month earlier on April 12, 1861. Her husband had already sided with the Confederacy but there had not been much fighting yet. Even still, Mary Lee’s life was changing and would continue to change irrevocably throughout the war, especially in relation to Arlington House ...


New York After 9/11 [Chapter: Conflict And Change], Zachary Baron Shemtob, Patrick Sweeney, Susan Opotow 2018 Fordham University

New York After 9/11 [Chapter: Conflict And Change], Zachary Baron Shemtob, Patrick Sweeney, Susan Opotow

New York State History

An estimated 2 billion people around the world watched the catastrophic destruction of the World Trade Center. The enormity of the moment was immediately understood, and both news coverage and history of the catastrophe quickly took on global proportions—less understood has been the effect on the locus of the attacks, New York City, not as a seat of political or economic power, but as a community; not in the days and weeks afterward, but in the months and years. This period of tumultuous change offers important insights about New York today and holds important lessons for the future. New ...


Finding Meaning In Land, Keira B. Koch 2018 Gettysburg College

Finding Meaning In Land, Keira B. Koch

The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History

This post is the final one of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to the series.

This summer, I had the privilege of interning at the Civil War Defenses of Washington, in Washington D.C. The Civil War Defenses of Washington is unique within the National Park system. Unlike most historical and military parks, the Civil War Defenses of Washington has no central location or site. Rather, the park is made up of nineteen different fort sites used in ...


Helm Family Papers (Mss 633), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Helm Family Papers (Mss 633), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscript Collection 633. Correspondence, business papers, deeds, and miscellaneous records of the Helm family of Butler County, Kentucky, and related families.


Of Oyster Planting And Oyster Experiments In Maine (1800s-1970s), Randy Lackovic 2018 University of Maine

Of Oyster Planting And Oyster Experiments In Maine (1800s-1970s), Randy Lackovic

Darling Marine Center Historical Documents

This is a history of oyster planting and oyster experiments in Maine from the 1800s to the 1970s.


The American Whig Party And Slavery, Mitchell Rocklin 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The American Whig Party And Slavery, Mitchell Rocklin

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation explains why the American Whig Party consisted of the most anti-slavery and pro-slavery segments of American politics during the Second Party System (1834 to 1854), as well as why it broke up. I argue that slavery was a major reason for the creation and continuation of the party, particularly in the South. A common Whig political culture – economically capitalistic while also emphasizing the integrity of the “social fabric” over individualism – helped spur both northern and southern Whigs to oppose Democrats over slavery from opposite perspectives. Southern Whigs honestly and understandably saw themselves as more pro-slavery, prioritizing the slavery ...


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