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Sinnet, Edwin, 1827-1902 (Sc 3528), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2020

Sinnet, Edwin, 1827-1902 (Sc 3528), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below). Letter, 21 January 1862, written to his wife in Granville, Ohio, by Dr. Edwin Sinnet while serving as a surgeon with the 94th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. From Mill Springs Kentucky, he writes of the fate of the Confederate forces after the recent battle: their ill-advised attack from their winter quarters; their flight and abandonment of arms, equipment and horses; their burning of flatboats used to cross the Cumberland River; and the “bloody corpses” scattered across fields and roads. He tells of encountering a survivor still lying wounded on the battlefield.


Robinson, Andy, Jr. (Sc 3527), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2020

Robinson, Andy, Jr. (Sc 3527), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3527. Letter, 3 February 1856, of Andy Robinson, Jr. to his brother and fellow steamboat captain Claudius Robinson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Writing from Smithland, Kentucky, he advises of a delay in departing with the steamer “Lucie May” due to ice on the Ohio River. He also refers to his concern that “James” (possibly another brother) was involved in a railroad accident, but acknowledges hearing from Claudius that he is safe.


Rose, Jerry G., B. 1943 (Mss 695), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Rose, Jerry G., B. 1943 (Mss 695), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 695. Correspondence and research material gathered by civil engineer Jerry G. Rose that related to the asphalt mining operation at Kyrock, Edmonson County, Kentucky. Also includes information about the use of the asphalt. Includes extensive publicity material produced by Kyrock and Gripstop Corporation.


Haskins, Lee Owsley, 1890-1964 (Sc 3525), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Haskins, Lee Owsley, 1890-1964 (Sc 3525), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3525. Letters to Captain Lee Owsley Haskins, written by his family in Bowling Green, Kentucky during his World War I military service. His father describes his business activities, discusses his son’s plans after the war, and reports in November 1918 of the ebbing of the influenza epidemic and the Board of Health’s plan to “lift the Ban.” His mother refers to his recent surgery, and his sister writes of the arrival of a troop train in Bowling Green and the soldiers’ march downtown for canteen service.


Elkton Motor Company - Elkton, Kentucky (Sc 3526), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Elkton Motor Company - Elkton, Kentucky (Sc 3526), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3526. Letter, December 1939, from Elkton Motor Company, Elkton, Kentucky, wishing the recipient a Merry Christmas and suggesting the purchase of a new 1940 Ford V-8 as a family gift. The letterhead features a car wrapped as a Christmas present.


Anthony, Allen, 1930-2020 - Collector (Mss 696), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Anthony, Allen, 1930-2020 - Collector (Mss 696), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 696. Correspondence and copies of research material collected by Dr. Allen Anthony for his book, Columbus, Kentucky As the Nation’s Capital: Legend or Near Reality? Also includes a holographic copy of the manuscript.


Account Books, 1802-1888 (Mss 694), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Account Books, 1802-1888 (Mss 694), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 694. Account books from various members of the Quarles, Thomson and Gaines families of Fayette County and Scott County, Kentucky. Includes detailed financial accounts for tenant farming in Kentucky and Mississippi, including a large hemp operation in Scott County; a general store in Fayette County; and a lumberyard in Scott County. Also includes an account of a small dairy operation from 1879.


Patterson, Roland, 1782-1935 (Sc 3524), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Patterson, Roland, 1782-1935 (Sc 3524), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3524. Letter to his parents, 22 July 1899, from Roland Patterson, teaching school and boarding with the Gerald family in Jennie, Barren County, Kentucky. His contemplative letter, written while sitting up with the family’s young son who is recovering from malaria, describes the family, his quiet surroundings, and opening his school.


Mammoth Cave Collections In Manuscripts & Folklife Archives At Western Kentucky University, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Mammoth Cave Collections In Manuscripts & Folklife Archives At Western Kentucky University, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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This is a list of collections in the Manuscripts & Folklife Archives holdings of WKU's Department of Library Special Collections that contain materials relating to Mammoth Cave. Topics include descriptions of the Cave by visitors and guides, operation of the Cave as a tourist attraction and briefly as a tuberculosis sanatorium, the creation of Mammoth Cave National Park, and assorted Cave archaeology, geology and lore. Included are links to collection finding aids.


American Business Women's Association - Kentucky Colonel Chapter (Mss 693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

American Business Women's Association - Kentucky Colonel Chapter (Mss 693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 693. Minutes, financial papers, scrapbooks, programs, newsletters and various other organizational papers from Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Kentucky Colonel chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.


Croghan, George, 1852-1911 (Sc 3523), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Croghan, George, 1852-1911 (Sc 3523), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3523. “The Mammoth Cave Controversy,” a notice by George Croghan of Michigan Bar, Sacramento County, California and a beneficiary of the Mammoth Cave Estate, a trust administered for the heirs of Dr. John Croghan, the Cave’s last private owner. He details numerous grievances against the Estate’s board of trustees: unfilled vacancies, negligent administration, lack of accounting, self-dealing, and falsification of records. He seeks public support for his current pursuit of legal and other remedies.


Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3522), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3522), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and typescript for Manuscripts Small Collection 3522. Letter, 28 September 1861, to his mother from John L. Hebron, serving with the 2nd Ohio Infantry at Camp King near Covington, Kentucky. He describes his travel from Camp Dennison in Ohio, camping and drilling, and the shooting of an African American by a guard. He acknowledges receipt of a needle book and expresses a desire to procure oilcloth for a blanket. He reports on efforts to raise another company in Ohio, the treatment of the men by officers, and the absence of “secesh women” in that part of the state.


Hemphill, William Ramsey, 1806-1876 (Sc 3521), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Hemphill, William Ramsey, 1806-1876 (Sc 3521), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3521. Letter, 23 February 1872, of Reverend William Ramsey Hemphill, Lowell, Kentucky, to Robert Rennick, discussing the incorporation of the Associate Reformed Presbytery of Kentucky. He suggests Rennick investigate the power of the county or circuit courts to incorporate, and in the alternative prepare a bill for passage by the Kentucky General Assembly. He also suggests content for the bill, including incorporators’ names and corporate powers and restrictions.


Williams, Michael Ann - Collector (Mss 691), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Williams, Michael Ann - Collector (Mss 691), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 691. Research material, including news clippings, promotional material, interviews, reports and miscellaneous printed items related to John Lair and the operations and performers at Renfro Valley, Kentucky. Collected by Michael Ann Williams for a book she wrote about Lair and Sarah Gertrude Knott.


Grise, Mary Ruth, 1938-2001 (Sc 3520), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Grise, Mary Ruth, 1938-2001 (Sc 3520), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3520. Baby book for Mary Ruth Grise, Bowling Green, Kentucky, the daughter of Finley C. Grise and Mary (Eshman) Grise; and a second, unused baby book. Also includes a Notification of Birth Registration for Mary Ruth issued by the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce.


Sledge, William Leonard, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3514), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Sledge, William Leonard, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3514), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for SC 3514. Script and photographs from two womanless wedding shows held in the Alvaton School gymnasium in Alvaton, Warren County, Kentucky in the 1960s. The images are stored in the WKU Photo Archives.


Wallar, James L., B. 1837? (Sc 3518), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Wallar, James L., B. 1837? (Sc 3518), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3518. Letter, 21 October 1861, to his mother and sisters from James L. Wallar of Marshall, Illinois, serving with the 40th Illinois Volunteers at Paducah, Kentucky. He describes the current circumstances of his regiment: the possibility of winter quarters; the drill and guard routine; construction of fortifications; the wounding of pickets and scouts and the funeral procession of one who was killed; the capture of Confederates; and the local flora. He asks about his crops at home and the possibilities of sale, and notes an “ugly letter ...


Noel Collection (Mss 682), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Noel Collection (Mss 682), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 682. Correspondence of Philip Jordan, Noel, Sr., of Bowling Green, Kentucky, his wife Anna Blanche (Shader) Noel, their son Dr. Philip Jordan Noel, Jr. and his wife Mary Katherine (Sledge) Noel.


Carter, Will-Parker (Sc 3517), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Carter, Will-Parker (Sc 3517), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3517. “A Life of Service: The Domestic Healthcare Policies of Dr. Tim Lee Carter,” a research paper by Kentucky congressman Carter’s great-nephew Will-Carter Parker, written while he was a student at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky. He reviews Dr. Carter’s legislative work and argues that his ideas influenced the content of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010).


Shuster, John W., 1846-1916 (Sc 3512), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Shuster, John W., 1846-1916 (Sc 3512), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full text transcripts (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3512. Letters, 26 June and 19 July 1864, to Ensign Chubb, Canfield, Ohio, from John W. Shuster, serving with Company H of the 139th Indiana Volunteers. From Fort Jones, Lebanon Junction, Kentucky, he writes of illness in camp, July Fourth celebrations, the predations of “bushwackers,” and the popularity of Democratic presidential candidate George B. McClellan (“little Mac”) among the troops.


Drake, Louise (Carson), 1894-1979 (Sc 3515), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Drake, Louise (Carson), 1894-1979 (Sc 3515), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3515. “Sesquicentennial Vesper Service Remarks Made by Mrs. W. P. Drake at Pioneer Cemetery, Bowling Green, Kentucky, April 23rd, 1969,” a speech by Louise (Carson) Drake reviewing the early history of the Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green and providing biographical and genealogical data on selected members, including some interred at Pioneer Cemetery.


Whipple, Thelma Louise, B. 1912 (Sc 3516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Whipple, Thelma Louise, B. 1912 (Sc 3516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3516. School memory book of Thelma Louise Whipple, Hickman, Kentucky, containing autographs and names of teachers, classmates and friends.


Peter, William Henry, 1840-1865 (Sc 3510), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Peter, William Henry, 1840-1865 (Sc 3510), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full text transcripts (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3510. Letters from W. Henry Peter to his sister in Brighton, Illinois. Stationed with the 122nd Illinois Infantry at Paducah, Kentucky on 11 December 1863, he recounts his regiment’s travel there by steamer to a camp site previously occupied by another regiment. He reports receiving a backlog of mail, expresses confidence in the strength of his regiment’s position and its supporting gunboats, and urges her and other family members to visit him. His letter of 12January 1864 reports his assignment as clerk ...


Sledge, Wiliam Leonard, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3513), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Sledge, Wiliam Leonard, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3513), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3513. Information collected by William Sledge, Bowling Green, Kentucky, on the Alvaton, Kentucky post office. Includes 1883 application for a post office, four data sheets 1915-1947, dedication program for 1970 post office, list of postmasters 1883-1963, and two envelopes postmarked 1889.


Floyd Collection (Mss 689), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Floyd Collection (Mss 689), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 689. Field books, 1851-1929, containing Warren County, Kentucky surveying notes recorded by John B. Floyd as well as some Warren County land records related to the Floyd family. Educational material from Jesse A. Floyd, Jr. relating to his teaching career in Warren County. A travel journal kept by Hubert and Alleyne Robinson during their trip to the western United States, Canada, and Mexico.


Stone, Dan Ray, 1921-2007 - Collector (Sc 3511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Stone, Dan Ray, 1921-2007 - Collector (Sc 3511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3511. Miscellaneous papers collected by Dan Ray Stone, Bowling Green, Kentucky: constitution of the reactivated Senators’ Club, Inc., of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and cover letter (1948); notes on the Greer family of Barren County, Kentucky; a letter of thanks to Stone for yearbooks, written by WKU alumnus Clarence Glover (2002); and Bible records of the Taylor family of Warren County, Kentucky.


Buckberry, Ray B., Jr., B. 1934 - Collector (Mss 688), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Buckberry, Ray B., Jr., B. 1934 - Collector (Mss 688), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and digital scans for some files for Manuscripts Collection 688. Material collected by Bowling Green, Kentucky attorney, Ray B. Buckberry, Jr. for presentations he prepared about the history of grocery stores locally and nationally and about Operation Tiger, the practice battle for D-Day on Slapton Sands, Devon, England on 28 April 1944 during World War II.


Stewart, John George, 1890-1970 (Sc 3509), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Stewart, John George, 1890-1970 (Sc 3509), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3509. Letter from John George Stewart, Architect of The U.S. Capitol, to U.S. Congressman William H. Natcher certifying that the accompanying flag had flown over the U.S. capitol. The flag was for the Bowling Green, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.


Delong, John Berkley "Jack," 1894-1981 (Sc 3502), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Delong, John Berkley "Jack," 1894-1981 (Sc 3502), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscript Small Collection 3502. Letters written by John B. DeLong, Kentucky, to his wife Katherine, Alabama and Kentucky. In these sentimental letters John discusses searching for a job. He also includes details about daily life such as meals and his health. He relays how much he misses Katherine, their home life, and their dog “Pal.” Also included is a single letter from Merit O’Neal, a Louisville attorney, expressing his regrets for being unable to provide tickets to the Kentucky Derby.


Stuver, Aaron S., 1842-1894 (Sc 3505), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Stuver, Aaron S., 1842-1894 (Sc 3505), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and typescript of letter (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3505. Letter, 26 July 1863, of Aaron S. Stuver, written to his sister Emma from Cincinnati, Ohio while serving with the 115th Ohio Volunteers. He describes the defense of Cincinnati from Confederate guerrilla John Hunt Morgan during his raid through Ohio and Indiana, and the funeral of Major Daniel McCook, whose six sons also served in the Army and who was killed at the Battle of Buffington Island. Stuver remarks on the likely effects of conscription on the length of the war, and on ...