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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826 (Sc 3311), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826 (Sc 3311), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3311. Discharge granted by Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky, on 18 June 1814 of a recognizance given by Alexander Spotswood and Michael Denham for the appearance of James Thomas at the March 1813 term of the Barren Circuit Court. The discharge cites evidence of their “every exertion” to bring Thomas to court after his failure to appear.


Halbert, William Clarence, 1856-1931 (Sc 3310), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Halbert, William Clarence, 1856-1931 (Sc 3310), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3310. Certificate, 22 March 1900, of the appointment on 5 December 1899 of William C. Halbert as 1st Lieutenant, 2nd Infantry, Kentucky State Guard. Signed by Governor William S. Taylor, who requested that a militia company be raised in anticipation of violence following the contested gubernatorial election of 1899.


Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826 (Sc 3311), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826 (Sc 3311), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3311. Discharge granted by Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky, on 18 June 1814 of a recognizance given by Alexander Spotswood and Michael Denham for the appearance of James Thomas at the March 1813 term of the Barren Circuit Court. The discharge cites evidence of their “every exertion” to bring Thomas to court after his failure to appear.


Reynolds, William Russell, Jr., 1878-1955 (Mss 656), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Reynolds, William Russell, Jr., 1878-1955 (Mss 656), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 656. Collection of daybooks with daily entries of financial transactions for the Reynolds Brothers Store in Cave City, Kentucky. Books include daily sales at the store and include the purchaser’s name, items purchased and their prices.


Bridges - Barren County, Kentucky (Sc 3308), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Bridges - Barren County, Kentucky (Sc 3308), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3308. Specifications, including sketches, for the construction of a bridge across Skaggs Creek in Barren County, Kentucky. The detailed specifications as to design, dimensions, materials, and method of construction were prepared by a commission appointed by the Barren County Court. Unable to secure a bid to erect the bridge for the appropriated sum of $1,000, the commission recommended an additional appropriation in order to accept a bid of $1,200.


Broughton, Henrietta M. A., B. 1815? (Sc 3307), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Broughton, Henrietta M. A., B. 1815? (Sc 3307), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3307. Letter, 11 June 1836, to Henrietta M. A. Broughton, Versailles, Kentucky. The writer, who is possibly her future husband Charles E. Beynroth, anticipates her visit to Louisville, Kentucky, where he intends to have her see two women: “Charlotte,” about to move to a new home, and “Caroline,” whose poor health has required her to postpone a planned trip. The letter is addressed to Henrietta in care of her father Edward Broughton.


Strahm Family Collection (Mss 655), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Strahm Family Collection (Mss 655), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 655. Data, clippings and information about the Strahm family and related families. Most of the material relates to Franz J. Strahm, WKU music director from 1910-1941, and his son Victor H. Strahm’s career in military service. Includes photographs of Franz, Victor, and other family members.


Fulcher, Louise (Browning), 1881-1976 (Sc 3306), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Fulcher, Louise (Browning), 1881-1976 (Sc 3306), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3306. Recipe book compiled by Mrs. Louise Fulcher, Todd County, Kentucky. Includes recipes for candy, beverages and baked goods, and instructions for canning. Also includes two inspirational notations.


Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-2012 (Mss 200), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-2012 (Mss 200), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 200. Research material collected by Joseph Leo Blotner for his literary biography of Robert Penn Warren. Includes Warren’s correspondence (photocopies from various repositories), interview transcripts, notes, news clippings, critical essays, and other documentation about Warren. Also includes drafts, galley proofs, and permissions related to the biography.


Bandy, Richard Lewis (Sc 3305), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Bandy, Richard Lewis (Sc 3305), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3305. Letter, 9 November 2018, of Richard L. Bandy, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Mary Alice Oliver, in response to her article in a local magazine about Massey’s Mill in Warren County, Kentucky. Bandy provides recollections of a water-powered mill located on property owned by his family on Middle Fork Creek at Drake, Kentucky. Includes two photographs of the mill, a map showing its location, and Oliver’s reply to the letter.


Burrus, Swan Brasfield, 1855-1936 (Sc 3304), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Burrus, Swan Brasfield, 1855-1936 (Sc 3304), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3304. Letter to a Mr. Parker from Swan Burrus, State Line, Kentucky, referring to his children’s interest in an estate. He reminds Parker of his delivery of a bond as guardian for the three youngest children, and asks for further instructions. The letter is written on letterhead from the Office of Burrus Brothers, Drugs and General Merchandise, and bears an illustrated advertisement for Dr. Brown’s Family Remedies promising relief from a variety of complaints.


Smith, Pearl Irene (Kearney), 1888-1972 (Sc 3302), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Smith, Pearl Irene (Kearney), 1888-1972 (Sc 3302), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3302. Letters, clippings, invitations and associated material relating to the involvement of Pearl Irene (Mrs. Stuart A.) Smith, Louisville, Kentucky, in state and local politics and civic causes. Active in local Democratic councils, Mrs. Smith left the party in acrimony in 1927 over its selection of candidates for governor of Kentucky and mayor of Louisville, and worked thereafter in Republican campaign committees and delegations. Includes a petition demanding enforcement of American neutrality in World War II.


Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 3303), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 3303), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3303. Two letters written by artist Joe Downing to Sandy Staebell and Kentucky Museum staff relating to a 2005 exhibition of Downing’s artwork at the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University. Also includes some auxiliary information about Downing.


Davison, Learner Blackman, 1813-1898 (Sc 3301), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Davison, Learner Blackman, 1813-1898 (Sc 3301), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3301. Letters of Reverend Learner Blackman Davison to his brother Dr. David Davison, Hawesville, Kentucky. The Methodist preacher writes cheerfully from Henderson and Hopkinsville of his travels as a circuit rider in Kentucky: his hosts along the way, including a family he found living “in the dirt”; his overworked horses; his popularity with African Americans, old women, and children; and the split of the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He tells David of his intention to remain unmarried for a few more years, and to leave his papers in David’s ...


Bowles Family Collection (Mss 653), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Bowles Family Collection (Mss 653), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 653. Correspondence of the Bowles family of Barren and Warren counties in Kentucky, chiefly letters to Eleanor Bowles during her youth and as a nursing student in Baltimore, Maryland. Includes unidentified photographs, perhaps of ancestors.