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Blair, Robert M., Et Al. (Fa 1260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Blair, Robert M., Et Al. (Fa 1260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1260. Student collection titled “Buggy Shed” in which Robert Blair, Kenneth Conrad, and Bernal Buis briefly describe the construction and function of several “buggy houses” throughout Kentucky. Collection includes photographs of outbuildings.


Wagner, Betty Ann, Et. Al (Fa 1250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Wagner, Betty Ann, Et. Al (Fa 1250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1250. Student collection titled “Folk Architecture” in which students survey buildings and naturally occurring geological formations throughout several counties in Kentucky. Students researched barns, churches, shacks, restaurants, banks, and courthouses. Black and white photographs are included within the collection along with a brief description of each location. Some photos missing from collection.


Tyrie, Betsy And Colin Stephen, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Tyrie, Betsy And Colin Stephen, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1245. A collection of materials relating to research on the Felts Log House undertaken by Betsy Tyrie and Colin Stephen. The documentation seeks to interpret the social aspects of the log house as well as architectural changes made to the structure over the course of nearly 150 years. The report also provides insight into the house’s history, its construction, and its eventual relocation to WKU’s campus in the late 1970s. Recorded audio interviews, black and white and color photographs, newspaper articles, and a brief personal essay are also included in the ...


Mckinley, Sue (Fa 1236), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Mckinley, Sue (Fa 1236), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1236. Student paper titled “The Early Schools of Taylor County” in which Sue McKinley charts the rise and fall of traditional one-room school houses throughout Taylor County, Kentucky. McKinley examines the lasting influence the schoolhouses had on the community, as well as factors that contributed to the success of educational programs throughout the county. The author also describes the structure of a typical school day, the consolidation of rural schools and districts, and the importance of properly trained teachers. The paper includes black and white photographs of multiple one-room schoolhouses with a brief ...


Moore, Jan (Fa 1234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Moore, Jan (Fa 1234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1234. Student paper titled “Folk Architecture” in which Jan More examines the architecture styles of structures in Bartholomew County, Indiana. The paper includes black and white photographs of houses, barns, spring houses, churches, court houses, and Brown County State Park. Each photograph includes a brief handwritten description. The paper also includes a 1960 map of Bartholomew County.


Newton, Glenda (Fa 1229), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Newton, Glenda (Fa 1229), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1229. Student folk studies project titled: “Folk Architecture [Clark County, Indiana],” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of various structures in Clark County, Indiana. Sheets may include a brief description of the structure, distinct architectural details, history, and location.


Thornton, Larry D. (Fa 1225), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Thornton, Larry D. (Fa 1225), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1225. Student folk studies project titled: “Folk Housing,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of the farm house and out buildings on the W. C. Kelly Farm, near Plano, in Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the building, photograph, and informant’s name. Some sheets document things that occurred at the farm such as the annual hog killing and broom making.


Hite, Danny (Fa 1223), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Hite, Danny (Fa 1223), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1223. Student paper titled “Icehouses” in which Danny Hite interviews Mr. B. Joe Russell about the construction, purpose, and use of the icehouse that is located on a farm in Gracey, Kentucky. The ice house, which is over 100 years old, was used as a means of storage and refrigeration, although Russell offers other potential functions for the ice, as well. The paper includes a photograph of the informant, interior and exterior shots of the icehouse, and hand-drawn architectural diagrams indicating the icehouse’s measurements.


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

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

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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 along with information about later additions and renovations. Photos include the house and outbuildings.


Sikorski, Nancy (Fa 1215), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Sikorski, Nancy (Fa 1215), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1215. Student paper titled “Barn Types” in which Nancy Sikorski details the history, construction, decoration, and function of various barn structures throughout Warren, Barren, and Daviess counties. Sikorski collected her data from informants living in rural communities with barns on their properties. Paper includes hand drawn illustrations of barns and color photographs of barns along Route 231, Route 241, Route 431, and Barren River Road.


Smith, Mike (Fa 1184), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Smith, Mike (Fa 1184), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid on for Folklife Archives Project 1184. Student paper titled “Folkhouses in Monroe County, Kentucky” in which Mike Smith describes the various types of homes and outbuildings found throughout the county. Smith examines the detailing, function, and form of chosenstructures and offers insight into the materials used in the construction of the buildings. Information was gathered fromresidents of Monroe County, and the paper includes black and white photographs of each structural unit.


Spinks, Martha (Fa 1179), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Spinks, Martha (Fa 1179), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only of Folklife Archives Project 1179. Student paper titled “The Lucas Homestead: A Study ofTraditional Farm Structures” in which Martha Spinks investigatesthe origins and functions of a Sand Hill farm owned by HerschelLucas in Warren County, Kentucky. The structure, which was constructed by Luther Parrish in 1820, began as a single-pen log cabin; however, additional units, such as a smoke house, storage rooms, bedrooms, and a chimney, were built by succeeding owners. Spinks also describes materials used during the construction of the main building and other outlying structures, describes the purpose of several locations on the property, and ...


Morrison, Dona (Fa 1168), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Morrison, Dona (Fa 1168), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1168. Student paper titled “Spring House—Fort—Schoolhouse And Residence” in which Dona Morrison examines an unusual stone house located near Highway 31-E in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Morrison describes the materials used to construct the building and draws conclusions as to the purpose of each room throughout the the two-story residence. Information was collected from the two current owners, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Thompson, and Bernie Morris, former county clerk of LaRue County. Paper also includes severalblack and white photographs of the building.


Miles, Marshall (Fa 1105), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Miles, Marshall (Fa 1105), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1105. Student paper titled “Traditional Housing and Other Material Culture Forms in Monroe Co[unty], Kentucky” in which Marshall Miles offers an in-depth examination of vernacular architecture throughout the county. Miles briefly discusses the agricultural history of the region, which had an influence on the styles of folk structures being built, as well as the roles of aesthetics, function, and natural materials throughout the construction process. Miles collected data from close family and friends. The paper, which Miles refers to as a “study,” also includes black and white photographs of various barns and ...


Cavin, Debbie And Sharman Mullins (Fa 1119), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2017

Cavin, Debbie And Sharman Mullins (Fa 1119), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1119. Student paper titled “The Stewart Farm” in which Debbie Cavin and Sharman Mulls provide an expansive look at the homestead of Garrett Graham Stewart, a native of Warren County, Kentucky. The log house, which was built by Stewart in 1850, was originally part of a 400-acre farmstead. Cavin and Mullins collected their historical data from Bill and Bell Muth, a couple who were in the process of renovating and restoring the Stewart home. In addition to a history of the land, Cavin and Mullins also provide commentary on the home’s various ...


Oates, Diana (Fa 1109), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Oates, Diana (Fa 1109), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1109. Student folk studies project titled: “The Hall Mark,” which includes brief descriptions of the Hall Place and nearby Rockfield in Warren County, Kentucky. Project includes a brief description of a story, local architecture, illustration and photos.


Gaddie, Milton (Fa 1101), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Gaddie, Milton (Fa 1101), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1101. Student paper titled “Folk Architecture” in which Milton Gaddie surveys houses in Logan County, specifically those built in the I-House and Hall and Parlor styles. The paper contains black and white photographs of homes throughout the county.


Carter, Fred (Fa 1096), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Carter, Fred (Fa 1096), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1096. Paper titled “‘Uncle Davie Mears’ Saddlebag House” in which Fred Carter discusses the evolution of architectural design as it relates to the Mear House, a long-standing cabin located in Summersville, Kentucky. Paper is based on information collected by Carter from current and former residents. Paper also includes color photographs and hand-drawn floor plans of the home.


Sutherland, David And Linda C. White (Fa 1044), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Sutherland, David And Linda C. White (Fa 1044), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1044. Paper titled “From Mountain to Flatland: A Study of Two Homesteads” written by David Sutherland and Linda White. The authors attempt to compare two homesteads—one found in Pickett County, Tennessee, and the other in Simpson County, Kentucky—by exploring the family histories, topographical influences, and architectural styles of each location. The paper also includes photographs of informants, their farms, grave markers, aerial maps, and other personal ephemera.


Stewart, Laura (Fa 1043), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Stewart, Laura (Fa 1043), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1043.


Coffey, Gary Lee (Fa 869), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Coffey, Gary Lee (Fa 869), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 869. Paper titled: “The Adam Monin Estate.” Project includes a paper describing a house three miles southeast of Glendale, Kentucky. Includes footprint drawings and photos of the house.


Mansfield, Martha (Fa 866), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Mansfield, Martha (Fa 866), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 866. Paper titled: “A Collecting Project of Folk Houses from Barren County, Kentucky.” Project includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk housing in Barren County. Sheets include a brief description of the structure, informant’s name, and a drawing of the building’s footprint.


Adams, Josh (Fa 818), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2015

Adams, Josh (Fa 818), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 818. This collection “Architecture of Danville, Ky.” includes information about cabins, farm buildings and fences found in Boyle County, Kentucky. This narrative was written by Josh Adams at Western Kentucky University for credit in a folklore class.


Early, Linda (Fa 807), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2015

Early, Linda (Fa 807), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding Aid only for Folklife Archives Project 807. This collection contains information about Breckinridge, Logan, and Simpson County, Kentucky, folklore collected by Western Kentucky University student Linda Early for credit in a folklore class. Information included in the collection includes such things as fiddle tunes, vernacular architecture, and agricultural information from the counties.


Gibbs, Marissa (Fa 478), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2010

Gibbs, Marissa (Fa 478), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Collection 478. Taped interviews conducted by Marissa Gibbs about the "Giles Cabin" built by Henry Giles and Janice Holt Giles near Kinfley, Adair County, Kentucky. Also includes a paper about the house. This project was completed as part of a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Molloy, Janice Louise (Fa 189), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 1992

Molloy, Janice Louise (Fa 189), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 189. Paper (24 p.): "On the Road: Vernacular Architecture as a Creative Response to Economic Opportunity," written by Molloy and Trudy Balcom for a Western Kentucky University class. The paper focuses on the Horseshoe Motel in Warren County, Kentucky. Also includes tape transcription (11 p.).