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Thompson, Elois (Fa 1258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Thompson, Elois (Fa 1258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1258. Student paper titled “Uncle Henry and the Kentucky Mountaineers” in which Elois Thompson details the life and career of “farmer, soldier, boxer, dairy-farm employee, comedian, aircraft factory employee, and hillbilly musician” Henry Green Warren. Thompson describes Warren’s childhood in Green County, his beginnings as a host on a popular radio program, and his time as a musician in several country music bands. Collection contains a draft of the original paper with the editor’s notes and the final copy of Thompson’s paper.


Purcell, Janice (Fa 1261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Purcell, Janice (Fa 1261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1261. Student folk studies project titled “Three Traditional Singers: Texts and Analysis,” which includes lyrics and descriptions of traditional folk ballads recorded in Green County, Kentucky and West Huntington, West Virginia. Descriptions may include name of the ballad, location learned, history, variants, traditional aspects, and informant’s name, age and location.


Colvin, Dianne (Fa 1257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Colvin, Dianne (Fa 1257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1257. Student paper titled “A Dialect Study of the Palestine Community [Taylor County, Kentucky]” in which Dianne Colvin attempts to locate a discernible language pattern among residents living and working in the area. Addressing vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation, Colvin analyzes a set of surveys, which focused on both diction and syntax. Included in the paper are informant biographies, a map of the region, and individual survey responses.


Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3312), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3312), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and typescript for Manuscripts Small Collection 3312. Letter, 24 February 1863, of George Messer to his wife Lottie, written while encamped with the 107th Illinois Infantry near Woodsonville, Hart County, Kentucky. His news of camp life includes the engagement of an African American cook and a rumor of impending attack by John Hunt Morgan’s guerrillas, which he dismisses in light of the camp’s superior defenses. He describes holding money for safekeeping on behalf of his comrades, and of searching for vegetables to treat an outbreak of scurvy. He also discusses various matters relating to home ...


Warren County, Kentucky - Area Solid Waste Management Plan (Sc 3315), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Warren County, Kentucky - Area Solid Waste Management Plan (Sc 3315), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3315. Five year update, covering the years 2018-2022, of Warren County, Kentucky’s Area Solid Waste Management Plan. Prepared by the Warren County Fiscal Court, it consists of data and supporting documentation submitted to the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, Division of Waste Management. This collection is in digital format only in TopSCHOLAR.


Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3323), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3323), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and typescript for Manuscripts Small Collection 3323. Letter, 20 February 1862, from John L. Hebron to his mother in Steubenville, Ohio. He reports his regiment’s arrival on the outskirts of Bowling Green, Kentucky, taken from Confederate forces “without firing a gun,” and describes attempting to cross a ruined bridge, his living quarters in a deserted house, and available food supplies. In a 25 February postscript from Nashville, Tennessee, he writes of the troops’ continued lack of success in crossing the river into Bowling Green, and mentions reports that the Confederates plan to “make a stand” south of ...


Minton, John Dean, Sr., 1921-2008 (Mss 660), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Minton, John Dean, Sr., 1921-2008 (Mss 660), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 660. Letters written by John D. Minton, Sr. to his brother, Layton Minton, while both were in military service during World War II. The collection also contains a small amount of Minton family correspondence and some vocational agriculture notebooks kept by the brothers while in high school.


Camp Paradise - Calloway County, Kentucky (Sc 3322), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Camp Paradise - Calloway County, Kentucky (Sc 3322), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3322. Letter, 7 June 1957, to a Mr. Hicks from Sid and Florence Jobs, owners and operators of Camp Paradise at Kentucky Lake, Calloway County, Kentucky, with suggestions on timely scheduling of a reservation. Includes a two-page mimeograph describing the Camp’s location, amenities, lodging facilities and rates; a color postcard of the camp, and black and white photographs of fishermen and of the Camp’s cottages.


Molloy, John Calhoun, 1855-1923 (Sc 3321), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Molloy, John Calhoun, 1855-1923 (Sc 3321), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3321. Letter, 14 December 1891, of John C. Molloy, Pastor of Fourth Street Presbyterian Church, Owensboro, Kentucky, to Reverend E. W. Bedinger, Anchorage, Kentucky. He encloses his church’s donation to the Synod’s Evangelistic Fund and hopes to add to it during the coming winter. Includes envelope bearing the postmark “Owensborough Ky.”


Scott Family - Letters To (Sc 3318), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Scott Family - Letters To (Sc 3318), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3318. Letters to the Scott family of Ashland, Kentucky, chiefly to Sarah Asenath Scott from Fred Osborne, written from Clinchco, Virginia prior to their marriage. Fred refers to his work and health, their marriage plans, and a pending legal case. Other letters to Sarah are from childhood friends and classmates and friends of her mother. Includes a family letter to Sarah’s mother, and letters to her father from his sister and her children in Knoxville, Tennessee, which refer to farming operations and hopes for an improved economy under the new president, Franklin ...


Smith, Ruth, B. 1908? - Letters To (Sc 3320), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Smith, Ruth, B. 1908? - Letters To (Sc 3320), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3320. Invitation to a children’s party on 19 October 1912 sent to Ruth Smith, postmarked Johnston City, Illinois; also letter, 18 August 1922, to Ruth in Sebree, Kentucky, regarding graduation ceremonies for Webster County schools.

The letter includes the program for the ceremony on 30 August

1922 and recommends attire for graduates.


Cunningham, Alice E., B. 1891? (Sc 3319), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Cunningham, Alice E., B. 1891? (Sc 3319), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3319. Letter, 27 February 1909, of Alice E. Cunningham, Louisville, Kentucky, to her cousin Earle Cunningham. The letter is addressed to Georgia, but Earle appears to be in Florida. Alice teases him with a description of a “Southern beauty” visiting her home and asks him to write with news of his “numerous love affairs” with Southern girls. She also describes attending a church social “overrun” with seminary students attracted by the food, a Martha Washington Tea held by her Young Ladies Society, and a show at Louisville’s Mary Anderson Theater. The envelope ...


Puckett, Dillon Huette "D. Hugh," 1929-2010 (Mss 658), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Puckett, Dillon Huette "D. Hugh," 1929-2010 (Mss 658), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 658. Lewis family genealogy collected by Dr. Dillon Huette Puckett covering descendants in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Missouri. Allied family files (those found in Box 4) are available in digital format only in TopSCHOLAR.


Child, Charles B. (Sc 3317), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Child, Charles B. (Sc 3317), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3317. Letter, 25 July 1869, of Charles B. Child, written on letterhead of the Office of the Maysville and Lexington Railroad Company (Northern Division), Maysville, Kentucky. He refers to an earlier report to an investor and details the current cost of construction work on the railroad, including his careful pricing of materials and rolling stock. In particular, he sets out the prices for a contract to construct 33 miles of track to Carlisle, Kentucky.


Cowan, Gilbert, 1903-1969 (Sc 3316), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Cowan, Gilbert, 1903-1969 (Sc 3316), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3316. Letters, 28 July and 18 November 1931, of Gilbert Cowan, written to his brother Finley Cowan in Cannons Mill, Clinton County, Kentucky, while Gilbert was an inmate at the Kentucky State Reformatory in Frankfort, Kentucky. He asks Finley to help arrange a recommendation for him to the superintendent of the prison school, and doubts that he, unlike other inmates, will be able to apply for a reduced sentence. He also wishes he could attend church with Finley in order to “get me a gal.” The institutional letterhead includes rules governing inmate letter-writing ...


Claycomb, Marilou (Irwin), B. 1936 (Sc 3314), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Claycomb, Marilou (Irwin), B. 1936 (Sc 3314), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3314. Collection of four Home Worker Handbooks detailing work done by Marilou (Irwin) Claycomb for Eleanor Beard, Inc. of Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Kentucky. Irwin did contract quilting from June 1959 until August 1966. Each of the four U.S. Department of Labor #FO-75 booklets list the date issued, number, style, article, rate, date returned, number completed, hours worked, wages and date of payment of her public contract work.


Noel, Philip Jordan, Sr., 1874-1950 (Sc 3309), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Noel, Philip Jordan, Sr., 1874-1950 (Sc 3309), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3309. Image of Philip Jordan Noel, Sr. printed on paper (2 copies) and a ribbon worn at the 36th national encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in August 1934. Also includes a page with some biographical information printed on it.


Holsapple, John Wright, 1854-1947 (Sc 3313), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Holsapple, John Wright, 1854-1947 (Sc 3313), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3313. Letter, 4 April 1885, of J. W. Holsapple, Fairdealing, Kentucky, to J. F. McCartney, Metropolis, Illinois, on letterhead of the South Kentucky Christian Missionary and Sunday School Association. An evangelist for the Association, Holsapple advises that he is free to take engagements after the organization’s coming meeting in Henderson, Kentucky. While preferring a southern location, he encourages McCartney to make a proposal for them to discuss at the meeting.


Ua1b3 University Wide Committees/Events - Committees, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1b3 University Wide Committees/Events - Committees, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Unprocessed records created by and about university wide committees.

  • Series 1. Master Plan Committee
  • Series 2. Curriculum Committee
  • Series 3. Athletic Committee
  • Series 4. Wellness Committee
  • Series 5. Cherry Statue Committee
  • Series 6. Parking & Traffic Committee


Ua1c11/102 Wku Planning, Design & Construction Photo/Video Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c11/102 Wku Planning, Design & Construction Photo/Video Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs and video created by WKU Planning, Design and Construction.


Ua1c11/65 Helen Turner Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c11/65 Helen Turner Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs of Helen Turner, Kentucky nurse.


Ua1c11/91 Wku Police Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c11/91 Wku Police Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

No abstract provided.


Ua1c11/95 Kelly Thompson Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c11/95 Kelly Thompson Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs pulled from WKU President Kelly Thompson's files.


Ua1c11/92 Ogden College Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c11/92 Ogden College Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs created by and about the Ogden College students and alumni.


Ua1c11/90 Mildred Mcgaw Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c11/90 Mildred Mcgaw Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs removed from Mildred (Willett) McGaw's scrapbook.


Ua1c11/93 Wku Forensics Team Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c11/93 Wku Forensics Team Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs created by and about the WKU Forensics Team.


Ua1c11/87 Howard Carpenter Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c11/87 Howard Carpenter Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs collected by Howard Carpenter.


Ua1c11/88 Jamie Daly Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c11/88 Jamie Daly Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs taken of and by Jamie Carlyle Daly during her time with the Gemini Jazz Band.


Ua1c11/97 L.Y. Lancaster Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c11/97 L.Y. Lancaster Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs of and by L.Y. Lancaster.


Ua1c2/19 Veterans Village Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/19 Veterans Village Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of Veterans Village and individual trailers.