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U.S. 31-W To Interstate 65 Connector Project (Mss 663), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

U.S. 31-W To Interstate 65 Connector Project (Mss 663), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 663. Reports, correspondence, and data related chiefly to Section 106 Review of the connector project which covered the project’s potential effects on historic resources within the area affected. This connector was proposed to allow easier access from the Kentucky Transpark in northern Warren County, Kentucky to Interstate 65.


Liberty Hall Association - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3335), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Liberty Hall Association - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3335), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3335. Letter, 13 November 1936, to Bertha (Mrs. A. Edwin) Rice, Russellville, Kentucky from E. Leland Taylor, president of the Liberty Hall Association. The letter solicits subscriptions to enable the Association to exercise an option to purchase Liberty Hall in Frankfort, Kentucky and open the house to the public. The letter notes the purchase price of $30,000, a figure that includes a Gilbert Stuart portrait, and lists other historical and patriotic organizations cooperating in the effort.


Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3253. Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Inventory forms for historic properties in Warren County, Kentucky; survey only, drawings were not executed for these houses. Some forms include photocopies of photographs or additional notes.


Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3127. Pencil sketch of the Warren County, Kentucky, home of Nathaniel and Mary Lucas, executed by an English visitor in the winter of 1883.


Beard, Mary (Hobson), 1878-1962 - Collector (Sc 3091), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2017

Beard, Mary (Hobson), 1878-1962 - Collector (Sc 3091), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3091. Letters written to Mary Beard of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and research material collected by the same for her book, Old Homes In and Near Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Hawkins, Mildred S. (Curd), D. 2014 (Sc 3044), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2016

Hawkins, Mildred S. (Curd), D. 2014 (Sc 3044), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3045. Written comments by Mildred Hawkins regarding houses found in An Album of Early Warren County Landmarks by Irene Moss Sumpter and published in 1976. She includes the corresponding page number with her comments about properties associated with family and Warren County history.


Jackson, Harry Lucellus, 1907-1985 (Sc 2872), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2014

Jackson, Harry Lucellus, 1907-1985 (Sc 2872), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2872. Two letters of Harry L. Jackson, Bratenahl, Ohio, to Jane (Hines) Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky, regarding selection of an artist to create murals for Bowling Green’s Hobson House. He also discusses his health treatments at Hot Springs, Virginia, and mourns the death of his cousin Mary Neal. Includes a clipping about his retirement.


Owen, Colvin Jacob (Sc 1270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2014

Owen, Colvin Jacob (Sc 1270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1270. Research project done by WKU student Colvin Owen, Lexington, Kentucky, relating to the restoration needs of a Bowling Green, Kentucky house at 6487 Louisville Road known as “Rose Villa.”


Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 - Relating To (Sc 1273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2013

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 - Relating To (Sc 1273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1273. Insurance application, dated 17 October 1859, for the home and barn of General Robert E. Lee in Arlington, Virginia. Includes a detailed description of the structures.


Bowling Green, Kentucky - Historic Houses - The Old Brick (Sc 1277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2013

Bowling Green, Kentucky - Historic Houses - The Old Brick (Sc 1277), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1277. Article written by Bob Dickey for a Bowling Green, Kentucky newspaper, about “The Old Brick,” a historic house owned by Mr. and Mrs. Noble A. Burford, Sr. and located on Smallhouse Road in Warren County, Kentucky.


Morgan, David L. (Sc 1182), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Morgan, David L. (Sc 1182), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1182. Letters (2) related to placement of the Evans house in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, on the National Register of Historic Places.


U.S. Highway 31-W Heritage Corridor - Kentucky (Sc 2750), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

U.S. Highway 31-W Heritage Corridor - Kentucky (Sc 2750), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2750. Correspondence, newsletters, and draft tour information relating primarily to the features of that portion of the U.S. Highway 31-W Heritage Corridor located in Warren County, Kentucky. Includes a color brochure describing both the Highway 31-W and 31-E Heritage Corridors.


Johnston, Janet L. (Sc 1045), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Johnston, Janet L. (Sc 1045), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1045. Paper, “The Adams-Robinson House: A Laboratory of Folk-Victorian Architecture and Interiors,” prepared for Western Kentucky University Restoration of Historic Interiors Class. Prior to demolition in 1995, the house was located at 1903 Creason Street in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes blueprint of house.


Hobson House Commission - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Hobson House Commission - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 115. Organizational records including correspondence, minutes, financial reports, annual reports, yearbooks, portions of a policy manual, legal papers, and other miscellaneous papers related to the Hobson House Commission, which oversees the operation and maintenance of Riverview, a historic Bowling Green, Kentucky property.


Ellis, Birdie Read, 1879-1958 (Sc 970), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Ellis, Birdie Read, 1879-1958 (Sc 970), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 970. Original collection of invoices, estimates and contractors’ statements related to the construction of Birdie Read Ellis’ house at 1349 State Street, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Natcher, William Huston, 1909-1994 (Sc 897), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Natcher, William Huston, 1909-1994 (Sc 897), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 897. Letter written by Congressman William Huston Natcher in response to a request by the Bowling Green Historical Preservation Board, giving detailed data about historic houses located on East Main Street, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where Natcher maintained his home. Also included is a photocopy of the letter with notes added by Irene Sumpter and Cora Jane Spiller.


Meredith, R. Mitchell (Mrs.) (Sc 2673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Meredith, R. Mitchell (Mrs.) (Sc 2673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2673. Paper titled "An Old Kentucky Home" about the home of E.D. Garrison in Allen County, Kentucky.


Henry Clay Memorial Foundation (Sc 341), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Henry Clay Memorial Foundation (Sc 341), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 341. Letter written by Raymond F. McLain, Lexington, Kentucky, to Marvin Moorman, Bowling Green, Kentucky, concerning the Henry Clay Foundation and its program involving Ashland, Clay’s Lexington home. Foundation members are listed, and there is a related letter of Moorman.


Mckenzie, William - Collector (Sc 2470), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2011

Mckenzie, William - Collector (Sc 2470), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2470. Receipts, survey plats, conservation plan, and architectural drawings for renovations done at Walnut Lawn, a historic Bowling Green, Kentucky home on Highway 231 (Morgantown Road).


Ingham, Vicki, B. 1952 (Sc 1767), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2008

Ingham, Vicki, B. 1952 (Sc 1767), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1767. Paper: "Design by Mail: The Construction of Ironwood in Bowling Green, Kentucky" written by Vicki Ingham as an independent study in the master's degree Art History program, University of Alabama.


Tyler, Sara Elizabeth, 1910-2001 (Sc 1376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2002

Tyler, Sara Elizabeth, 1910-2001 (Sc 1376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1376. Paper entitled "Growing Up on State Street," in which Sara E. Tyler recalls her childhood days in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In addition to social life and customs, she relates much about the houses in the neighborhood. Also copy of a published article.


Beard, Mary Atwood (Hobson) (Mss 97), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1995

Beard, Mary Atwood (Hobson) (Mss 97), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Draft of Beard's book "Old Homes in and Near Bowling Green, Kentucky", c1964, which was published following her death. Some buildings are included also, as well as photographs (57).