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Grider, Dorothy, 1915-2012 (Sc 219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2021

Grider, Dorothy, 1915-2012 (Sc 219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 219. Letter, 11 June 1952, to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from artist and alumna Dorothy Grider, New York City, regarding a plan for Grider to render a painting of WKU’s Student Union Building (later the Paul Garrett Student Center). She expresses concern over her distance from the subject and asks for some photographs from the publicity department in order to make preliminary sketches.


Lehman, Hampton & Company - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 276), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2021

Lehman, Hampton & Company - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 276), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 276. Account book of Lehman, Hampton & Company, merchants in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Bethany Children's Home, Inc. - Wolfe County, Kentucky (Sc 3599), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2021

Bethany Children's Home, Inc. - Wolfe County, Kentucky (Sc 3599), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scans (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3599. Letters, 7 June 1955 and 25 March 1960, to Mrs. Clarence Uhl, Wooster, Ohio, from Margaret Miller, public relations secretary of The Bethany Children’s Home, Inc. (formerly Bethany Orphanage), Wolfe County, Kentucky. The first thanks her for a gift of chicks, and the second inquires about purchasing 500 chicks in the same manner as the preceding year. The 1960 letterhead includes images of the Home’s 1926 facility and of a 1958 dormitory.


Davidson, Daisy D., 1875-1895 (Sc 3598), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2021

Davidson, Daisy D., 1875-1895 (Sc 3598), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3598. “In Memory of Daisy Davidson,” a tribute to a young Auburn, Kentucky woman who died just prior to her 20th birthday.


Morgan Family Papers (Sc 88), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2021

Morgan Family Papers (Sc 88), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 88. Diary and journal (typescript), 1808-1851, kept chiefly by Abel Morgan of Logan and Caldwell counties, Kentucky; certificate, 1777, relating to William Morgan and signed by George Washington; and genealogical material concerning the Morgan and Caldwell families.


Briarwood Homemakers Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 718), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2021

Briarwood Homemakers Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 718), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 718. Minutes, financial and membership data, photographs and miscellaneous records of the Briarwood Homemakers Club, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Richards, Frances, 1893-1991 - Collector (Sc 3252), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2021

Richards, Frances, 1893-1991 - Collector (Sc 3252), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3252. Two items collected by Richards, a WKU English instructor and adviser to the campus newspaper, the College Heights Herald: a copy of the College Heights Bulletin of Western Kentucky State College (now WKU), inscribed by Public Relations Director Robert G. Cochran with warm thanks to Richards for her assistance in its preparation; and remarks on libel and freedom of expression given by Bert J. Borrone at the 1968 Herald Awards Dinner, with accompanying letter by Cochran.


Reimagining The Duck Stamp, Hunting Licensure And Public Land Preservation, Alec Wayne Boyd-Devine Apr 2021

Reimagining The Duck Stamp, Hunting Licensure And Public Land Preservation, Alec Wayne Boyd-Devine

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The American Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, or Duck Stamp, is a form of licensure issued by the Federal Government for waterfowl hunters. Why do physical stamps act as licensure to hunt waterfowl on both public and private land in the United States? How did the stamp become the key that grants access to resources that supposedly should be owned by the public? The duck stamp has been well-documented in conservation communities as a resource which has made significant positive impacts on the environment. The increase of anti-hunting sentiments in our society combined with fewer hunters per capita may ...


Revisiting Hudson County Water Co. V. Mccarter: Realism, The Public Trust Doctrine, And Environmental Conservation In The Lochner Era, Steven Huffman Apr 2021

Revisiting Hudson County Water Co. V. Mccarter: Realism, The Public Trust Doctrine, And Environmental Conservation In The Lochner Era, Steven Huffman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Legal histories of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era tend to focus inordinately on economic regulation within a doctrinal framework in which private rights, equal protection, and “substantive” due process guided judicial decision-making. Consequently, the overarching economic context in prevailing legal historiography obscures an important yet oft-overlooked development in the linkage between public rights, natural resource trusteeship, and the early-twentieth-century environmental conservation movement. This development is inextricably tied to the evolution of water law in the late nineteenth century and the expansion of the American commercial republic. A normative understanding of public water rights during this period is confined to ...


Ethnography Of Reading Comic Books, Azadeh Najafian Apr 2021

Ethnography Of Reading Comic Books, Azadeh Najafian

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis explores why adults read comic books. This research used the ethnographic method and interviewing eleven people, four women, seven male, as its primary source. Based on information and common themes gathered from interviews, I built this thesis into one introduction, three body chapters, and a conclusion.

In the first chapter, I argued that comics could function the same as myths and explained this function and related examples under the “mythic effect” name. In the second chapter, I discussed how my informants use reading comics as a means to escape their everyday lives and how sometimes this escapism carries ...


Using Theatre To Teach Social Skills To Students On The Autism Spectrum, Meaghan Nicole Ritchie Apr 2021

Using Theatre To Teach Social Skills To Students On The Autism Spectrum, Meaghan Nicole Ritchie

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Theatre-based interventions are an emerging field to improve social skills in individuals with autism. This study analyzed 10 different articles using theatre-based interventions, combined with evidence-based practices, to increase social skills deficits in students, ages 8-17, diagnosed with autism. Results indicate improvement in social skills for individuals with autism after participating in theatre-based interventions.


La Llorona, Picante Pero Sabroso: The Mexican Horror Legend As A Story Of Survival And A Reclamation Of The Monster, Camille Maria Acosta Apr 2021

La Llorona, Picante Pero Sabroso: The Mexican Horror Legend As A Story Of Survival And A Reclamation Of The Monster, Camille Maria Acosta

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

For centuries, the relationship between Mexico and its infatuation with scary stories has been profoundly complex, but why? Perhaps it is the easiest way to communicate a Mexican culture, although proud and resilient, riddled with haunting narratives. For myself personally, the Mexican horror narrative La Llorona has served as a lens for conversation and communication that is unique and important.

In this thesis, I explore how Mexicans and Mexican Americans alike use the legend of La Llorona as a unique form of communication through personifying what truly haunts us. From using the narrative as a tool for entertainment, cautionary tales ...


Players' Guild - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3597), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Players' Guild - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3597), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3597. Notebook of Mabel Thomas, Bowling Green, Kentucky, containing planning materials and programs for performances by the Players’ Guild, an amateur theater group in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Kentucky Speech Arts Association (Mss 717), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Kentucky Speech Arts Association (Mss 717), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 717. Minutes, 1931-1962, and associated records (correspondence, membership lists, program notices, and financial data) of the Kentucky Speech Arts Association, first organized as The Kentucky Association of Teachers of Speech.


Aftermath Club - Russellville, Kentucky (Sc 3287), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Aftermath Club - Russellville, Kentucky (Sc 3287), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3287. History of the Aftermath Club, a women’s literary club organized in Russellville, Kentucky, in 1896; club yearbooks, 1951-1952, 1952-1953; and correspondence regarding donation of the materials to WKU’s Department of Library Special Collections.


Bryant, Hal Farnsworth, 1888-1975 (Mss 716), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Bryant, Hal Farnsworth, 1888-1975 (Mss 716), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 716. News items and features written for syndication by Bryant and his partner James M. Ross, both of the Lexington (Kentucky) Leader.


Carroll, Julian Morton, B. 1931 (Sc 3215), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Carroll, Julian Morton, B. 1931 (Sc 3215), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3215. Handwritten letter, 16 December (no year), of Kentucky Governor Julian M. Carroll to William E. Herrold. He makes fond reference to their childhood friendship and extends holiday good wishes.


Hodges Lodge No. 297 - Whitesville, Kentucky (Sc 3596), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Hodges Lodge No. 297 - Whitesville, Kentucky (Sc 3596), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3596. By-Laws and Rules of Order of Hodges Lodge No. 297, Whitesville, Kentucky, adopted 13 January 1855.


Peridot Pictures - Bowling Green-Warren County Bicentennial Film (Mss 715), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Peridot Pictures - Bowling Green-Warren County Bicentennial Film (Mss 715), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 715. Proposal, script materials, correspondence, publicity, interviews and other items relating to the production of a film for the Bowling Green-Warren County (Kentucky) bicentennial by Peridot Pictures and the Landmark Association of Bowling Green.


Morningstar, Robert Evans, 1866-1944 (Sc 3594), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Morningstar, Robert Evans, 1866-1944 (Sc 3594), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3594. Letters of Robert E. Morningstar, Chicago, Illinois, to his daughter-in-law Jane Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky. He remarks on the news clippings she sends and on family members, but much of the content relates to his anxiety over his finances and requests for her assistance. He also describes gaining some relief when he secures a job as a hotel night clerk.


Spiller-Morningstar Letters (Sc 3595), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Spiller-Morningstar Letters (Sc 3595), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3595. Letters, primarily between Robert E. “Bob” Spiller and Cora Jane Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky, covering their courtship and approaching marriage. Cora Jane writes to Bob during his military training at Fort Benning, Georgia and Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky of her activities, European travel, and wedding preparations. Includes a letter from Cora Jane’s mother to Bob, and a letter to the Spillers after their marriage from Bob’s parents.


Spiller, Cora Jane (Morningstar), 1928-2020 - Letters To (Sc 3593), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Spiller, Cora Jane (Morningstar), 1928-2020 - Letters To (Sc 3593), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3593. Two letters to Cora Jane Spiller, Bowling Green, Kentucky: from a recently widowed friend with a photograph enclosed; and from an unnamed Missouri man telling of his visit to ancestral cemeteries in Kentucky.


Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Obituaries, E (Elliott-Ezell) (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Obituaries, E (Elliott-Ezell) (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

Genealogical Records

Obituaries for surnames starting with E (Elliott-Ezell) from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.


Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Obituaries, E (Eaden-Elledge) (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Obituaries, E (Eaden-Elledge) (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

Genealogical Records

Obituaries for surnames starting with E (Eaden-Elledge) from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.


Rowan Family (Sc 3592), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Rowan Family (Sc 3592), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3592. Recording of a rebroadcast program first made in connection with Black History Month for radio station WOMI, Owensboro, Kentucky. Marilyn (Rowan) McKissic, speaking in character as her ancestor Mary (Munt) Rowan, tells the story of the Rowans of Owensboro, an African-American family whose members have maintained contact over a century of annual reunions.


Mcclure Brothers - Millerstown, Kentucky (Mss 714), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Mcclure Brothers - Millerstown, Kentucky (Mss 714), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 714. Records of the McClure Brothers general merchandise store in Grayson County, Kentucky. Includes supplier invoices and an account book from the early 20th century, and World War II-era materials from the Office of Price Administration.


Illinois Central Railroad Company (Sc 3591), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Illinois Central Railroad Company (Sc 3591), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3591. Bill of lading issued by the Illinois Central Railroad Company for goods shipped to the McClure Brothers store in Millerstown, Kentucky. The reverse shows a map of the railroad’s routes through the Midwest and South.


Nicholls Family Papers (Sc 3590), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Nicholls Family Papers (Sc 3590), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3590. Miscellaneous letters and papers of the Nicholls family of Kentucky and related families: receipts to Edward Ballenger for stock in the Barren County Railroad Company; a letter of Emma Gates (later Nicholls) to James M. Nicholls; a note to Margaret Nicholls from Santa Claus; a brief “History of My Life” by young Cora Gossom; a letter to Cora Gossom (Mrs. R. E.) Morningstar regarding her patronage of music clubs at Vanderbilt University; an apparent division of personal property between Margaret Nicholls and her sister Mary; and an invitation to the wedding of ...


Nicholls And Hines Families (Sc 3586), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Nicholls And Hines Families (Sc 3586), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3586. Correspondence relating to the genealogy of the Nicholls and Hines families of Kentucky. Includes membership applications to the Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution from two descendants of Henry Hines.


Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 (Sc 3588), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 (Sc 3588), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3588. Correspondence and papers of Jane (Hines) Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky, relating to fundraising for the restoration of “Riverview,” the home of Colonel Atwood Gaines Hobson. Includes letters regarding political and federal financial support; correspondence with donors; narratives explaining the historic significance of the house; and a 1969 progress report to the City of Bowling Green from the Hobson House Association.