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Jameson, Jennifer Michelle, B. 1987 (Fa 1288), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Jameson, Jennifer Michelle, B. 1987 (Fa 1288), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1288. Student paper titled “Finding the Folkways of a Forensic Anthropomorphologist: The Kentucky Yard Art Of Cecil and Bet Ison” in which Jennifer Jameson explores the creative endeavors and identities of two folk artists in Rowan County, Kentucky. Jameson, who conducted her fieldwork over a period of two weeks, examines flower sculptures, upholstered trees, bottle cap murals, beadwork, and other vernacular expressions pieced together by the Isons in their built environment. The paper also discusses the relationships between the Isons and their community, personal aesthetics, educational backgrounds, and connections to broader cultural issues ...


Brown, Chloe Jo, B. 1991 (Fa 1289), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Brown, Chloe Jo, B. 1991 (Fa 1289), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1289. Student collection titled “Dale Cross: The Art of Flintknapping” in which Chloe Brown examines the commercial, historical, and cultural factors that have influenced the production of arrowheads. Brown interviews Dale Cross, a flintknapper from Burkesville, Kentucky who is renowned for his artistic skills. The paper addresses Cross’ personal aesthetics, flintknapping processes, and his business-related endeavors. The collection includes an academic paper, a transcription, CDs containing the recorded audio interview and photographs, and one of Cross’ arrowheads.


Simpson, Mickel Paul (Fa 1216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Simpson, Mickel Paul (Fa 1216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1216. Student paper titled “Mailboxes in Folklore” in which Mickel Paul Simpson examines mailboxes through an artistic lens. The paper outlines Simpson’s journey across several counties and documents mailboxes with a definitive folk art aesthetic. Simpson gathered his information from mailbox owners, and the paper providesa brief description of each informant and a photograph of the mailbox.


Houk, Charlotte F. (Fa 1190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Houk, Charlotte F. (Fa 1190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1190. Student paper titled which Charlotte Houk examines the artistic aesthetics of mailboxes within a 10-mile radius of her home in the Lonoke Community in Hart County. Houk’s interviews focus on the creator of the mailbox, their inspiration behind the designs, and additional information concerning mailbox construction and presentation. Black and white photographs of each mailbox are included within the paper.


Morris, Brenda (Fa 1166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Morris, Brenda (Fa 1166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1166. Student paper titled “Quilting” in which Brenda Morris explains the process of piecing together a quilt. Morris, who worked directly with long-time quilter Oma Grant, includes step-by-step instructions along with photographs at various stages throughout the course of crafting. Also included are design patterns and completed samples of handiwork.


Wood, Diane (Fa 1155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Wood, Diane (Fa 1155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1155. Student folk studies project titled “Folk Art and the Pennsylvania German” which includes survey sheets with a brief description of Pennsylvania German and other folk art collected in Burton, Ohio and Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include an item or representation of folk art, brief description, photograph, and origin.


Thomas, Fonda (Fa 1133), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Thomas, Fonda (Fa 1133), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1133. Student paper titled “Tombstone Motifs” in which Fonda Thomas documents cemeteries in southern Warren County—specifically Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Hardshell Baptist Church, and Old Union Missionary Baptist Church—to describe popular carvings found on gravestones. Thomas, who has familial ties to two of the church cemeteries, describes motifs such as rosebuds, doves, and variations of hands and offers possible theories as to the meaning of each. The collection also includes crayon rubbings of tombstones, which have been placed in a folder separate from the paper.


Mullins, Sharman (Fa 1062), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Mullins, Sharman (Fa 1062), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1062. Paper titled “At Rest” in which Sharman Mullins collects inscriptions found on gravestones in family plots, as well as church cemeteries and public cemeteries in Warren County and Logan County in Kentucky. Mullins also discusses aesthetics and the recurrent religious and familial themes inscribed upon the grave markers.


Kentucky Folklife Program - Artists (Fa 743), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2015

Kentucky Folklife Program - Artists (Fa 743), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 743. This collection contains information relating to the various artists involved with the Kentucky Folklife Program. Many of the artists included in this collection participated in programs offered at, but not limited to, the Kentucky Folklife Festival, Made to be Played Exhibit, apprenticeship programs, and survey or fieldwork that was conducted by the Kentucky Folklife Program. Artists included musicians (gospel, blues, bluegrass, banjo, thumbpicking guitarists, and singing) to traditional artists (painting, quilting, storytelling, basketmaking, and instrument making). The collection also includes musical groups and places relating to artists and art forms. The collection ...


Kentucky Folklife Program - Subject Research Files (Fa 747), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2015

Kentucky Folklife Program - Subject Research Files (Fa 747), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Collection FA 747. This collection contains materials relating to a wide array of folklife subjects collected by folklorist Bob Gates for the Kentucky Folklife Program. The majority of the subjects include ethnic or cultural groups, but there is also various information relating to specific arts or traditions. The materials within the folders are mostly articles or copies of articles. Most folders contain information that relates directly to Kentucky, but some are about the topic more in general terms. Files are arranged by subject.


Kentucky Folklife Festivals - Files (Fa 746), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2015

Kentucky Folklife Festivals - Files (Fa 746), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Collection 746. This collection contains documentation of various folklife related festivals held within the state of Kentucky that were documented by folklorist Bob Gates. the ones documented in this collection include the Discovery Festival in Mt. Vernon, the International Festival in Bowling Green, the River Folk Arts Festival in Louisville, “A Day in the Country” Festival, the Horse Cave Heritage Festival in Horse Cave, the Ganesha Festival in Louisville, and the Watermelon Festival in Tompkinsville. There are also slides in Folder 6 that document the Michigan Folklife Festival.


Communty Scholars Program - Jefferson County, Kentucky (Fa 735), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Communty Scholars Program - Jefferson County, Kentucky (Fa 735), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding Aid only for Folklife Archives Project 735. This collection contains information and documentation about the Community Scholars Program’s workshops held in Jefferson County, Kentucky during 2012. The collection almost entirely features projects completed by participants of the program.


Artists In Residence - Union County (Fa 612), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2013

Artists In Residence - Union County (Fa 612), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 612. Project conducted in Union County, Kentucky to identify and utilize local folk artists in county elementary schools. Folklorist Amy Davis and fieldworker/folk artist Sue Massek interviewed local folk artists and performers. Afterwards they made presentations in schools about the information they collected and invited some of the artists to perform and/or demonstrate.


Folklorist In The Parks (Fa 608), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Folklorist In The Parks (Fa 608), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 608. Project conducted in communities surrounding Jenny Wiley, Kenlake, Natural Bridge, Pennyrile Forest and Pine Mountain State Resort Parks to identify and utilize local folk artists and performers. Materials include administrative papers and slides.


Folk Arts In Rural Libraries Project (Fa 602), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Folk Arts In Rural Libraries Project (Fa 602), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 602. Materials documenting the Folk Arts in Rural Libraries Project conducted in the central Kentucky. Materials include lists of folk artists, slides documenting folk art festivals, slide inventories and administrative papers.


Chappell, Katherine (Fa 582), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Chappell, Katherine (Fa 582), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding Aid only for Folklife Archives Project 582. Illustrated paper by Katherine Chappell titled “Fine, Folk, or Functional? The Art of Mark Whitley.” This illustrated project provides insight into the art of furniture making and the distinctions between the artistic formation of furniture and mass production. The project details the journey of one craftsman, Mark Whitley of Warren County, Kentucky, from one who makes furniture, into an artist whose work is practical, functional, and enduring. The project was submitted for the 2011 Folklife Archives Award competition at Western Kentucky University.


Hopkin, Rachel Claire (Fa 581), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Hopkin, Rachel Claire (Fa 581), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding Aid only for Folklife Archives Project 581. Illustrated paper by Rachel Hopkin titled “A Reel in a Bottle: The Bottle Art of Chris Wood.” This illustrated project provides insight into the art of creating bottle art, or bottle whimsies. Folk artist Chris Wood’s path from observer to artist is detailed and includes his interpretations of the work of several historical and modern artisans within the genre. The project was submitted for the 2011 Folklife Archives Award competition at Western Kentucky University.


Wynn, Katie (Fa 580), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Wynn, Katie (Fa 580), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 580. Illustrated paper by Katie Wynn titled “The Art of Cake Decorating: An Examination of the Art of Callie Christian.” A detail account of the process of baking and decorating a cake, with an emphasis on cakes for celebratory events such as birthdays. Discusses the influence of popular culture on cake decorating themes. This project was submitted for the 2011Folklife Archives Award competition at Western Kentucky University.


Dalton, Callie Lou, B. 1965 (Fa 576), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2012

Dalton, Callie Lou, B. 1965 (Fa 576), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 576. "The Handmade Paper Doll: A Study in Tradition," a paper written by Callie Lou Dalton for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


Fisher, Lucas Samuel, B. 1987 (Fa 554), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2011

Fisher, Lucas Samuel, B. 1987 (Fa 554), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 554. Project consists of an ehtnographic study conducted by Luke Fisher with Tom Blumenberg, an artist who creates solid wood and segmented wooden bowls in Hiseville, Kentucky. This project was completed for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Sullivan, Brendan J. (Fa 533), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2010

Sullivan, Brendan J. (Fa 533), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 533. Folkore material classified by genre. Information collected by Brendan J. Sullivan related to folklore genres for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.