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Bradley Family Papers (Sc 3079), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Bradley Family Papers (Sc 3079), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3079. Miscellaneous papers of the Bradley family of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes correspondence, personal accounts, cemetery data, condolences on the death of Fanny (Arl) Bradley and her son Henry W. Bradley, and letters from Henry W. Bradley, Jr. written during his Naval service in the Far East after the close of World War II.


Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 (Sc 3162), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 (Sc 3162), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3162. Envelope addressed to P. R.Fendall, Esq., Washington, D.C. from Henry Clay, Lexington, Kentucky. The date of receipt is listed as 21 November 1829. On the left margin Fendall, a journalist, attorney, and politician in Washington, D.C. has noted when he replied to Clay in January 1830. The red wax seal remains attached; the envelope is empty.


Johnson, James (Lg 462), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Johnson, James (Lg 462), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for and full scan of (Click on "Additional Files" below) of Land Grant 462, 2 December 1808, by which Charles Scott, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, granted to James Johnson 100 acres in Barren County, Kentucky.


Hays Family Papers (Sc 3161), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Hays Family Papers (Sc 3161), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3161. Estate papers of the Hays family of Warren County Kentucky: wills of Samuel, Rebecca and Daniel W. Hays; William Hays estate settlement; appraisement of slaves of Daniel Hays; and sale bill of personal property of Rebecca Hays.


Thomas, Rick And Janet Thomas Collection (Mss 621), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Thomas, Rick And Janet Thomas Collection (Mss 621), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Projects created by Rick Thomas, a guide at Mammoth Cave National Park, about various aspects of the Park's history and famous visitors to the Cave.


Estes, Joseph Richard, 1925-1999 (Sc 3160), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Estes, Joseph Richard, 1925-1999 (Sc 3160), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3160. Letters, 1961-1964, to “Friends in Christ” by Joseph R. Estes, recently the pastor of First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky, written to update them on his travel, family life and work teaching at the Baptist Theological Seminary, Zurich, Switzerland, and after his return to the United States. A 1994 letter, written for inclusion in the cornerstone of the new Bowling Green church building, reviews his career as its pastor.


Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3159), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3159), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3159. Telegram from Louie B. Nunn, Republican State Campaign Chairman for Kentucky, to Mr. and Mrs. William Pennycook, Jr., Louisville, Kentucky, inviting them to a dinner at the Phoenix Hotel on October 1 in honor of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Includes a ticket to the dinner and to the welcoming event at Memorial Coliseum.


Hudson, Beulah - Collector (Sc 3158), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Hudson, Beulah - Collector (Sc 3158), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3158. Material sent to Beulah Hudson, Louisville, Kentucky, related to the election campaign for the Republican presidential ticket of Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew. Includes letters sent to Hudson encouraging her to volunteer for the campaign and printed material. Hudson was appointed as the Kentucky State Chairman for the Secretaries for Nixon-Agnew in 1968.


Bower, Robert Founer, 1823-1882 - Relating To (Sc 3157), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Bower, Robert Founer, 1823-1882 - Relating To (Sc 3157), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3157. Letter, 1 February 1878 to Robert F. Bower, Keokuk, Iowa, from the U. S. War Department with information about his service in the Mexican War; letter, 29 May 1882, to Bower’s widow from the National Association of Veterans of the Mexican War acknowledging his death and advising that pending legislation will entitle her to a pension.


Railey, Rowland Greenup, 1868-1932 (Sc 3156), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Railey, Rowland Greenup, 1868-1932 (Sc 3156), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3156. Letter, 6 December 1920, of lawyer Roland G. Railey, Forkton, Kentucky to R. B. Ewing, Valparaiso, Indiana, seeking information on the whereabouts of a woman who attended Valparaiso University. A reply on the reverse from Mrs. Ewing advises that her husband died suddenly the previous June and she cannot assist with his inquiry. Railey writes on letterhead that includes his photograph and a lengthy professional biography.


Hughes, Rebecca Lux, D. 1892 (Sc 3155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Hughes, Rebecca Lux, D. 1892 (Sc 3155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3155. Letters of Rebecca L. Hughes, Hagerstown, Maryland, to her cousin James Fitzhugh in Pleasant Grove (Ohio County), Kentucky. She thanks him for arranging certain land sales on behalf of her family, discusses their investment strategies, and laments the costs of a lawsuit brought by an uncle and cousin involving her grandfather and father. She also relates news of the Fenn, Hughes and Fitzhugh families.


Eckstein, Jane (Bailey), D. 1833 (Sc 3153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Eckstein, Jane (Bailey), D. 1833 (Sc 3153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text typescript of letter (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3153. Letter, 25 April 1832, of Jane Eckstein, Frankfort, Kentucky, to her daughter Mary Kinmont in Cincinnati, Ohio. She details an approaching move to Millersburg, Kentucky, where Mary’s father, the artist Frederick Eckstein, will open a school. She relates news of Mary’s siblings, asks her about family matters in Cincinnati, and offers advice on nursing her young child.


Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text typescript of letter (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3154. Letter, 26 October 1861, to his mother from John L. Hebron, serving with the 2nd Ohio Infantry at Camp Leslie Combs, West Liberty, Kentucky. He describes a recent engagement with Confederate troops, reports on the killed, wounded and local conditions in the aftermath, and criticizes Confederate battle skills. Expecting to spend the winter at Camp Dennison, Ohio, he expresses satisfaction with his warm clothing but complains of the lack of overcoats.


Hutto, Mary Elizabeth (Peal), 1905-2001 - Relating To (Sc 3151), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Hutto, Mary Elizabeth (Peal), 1905-2001 - Relating To (Sc 3151), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3151. Funeral program and photograph of Bowling Green, Kentucky native Mary Hutto, obituaries of Hutto’s parents, and associated information.


Pioneer Baptist Cemetery - Russellville, Kentucky (Sc 3150), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Pioneer Baptist Cemetery - Russellville, Kentucky (Sc 3150), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3150. Correspondence of Dr. Jerry W. Martin, Bowling Green, Kentucky, regarding the apparent destruction of the Pioneer Baptist Cemetery, Russellville, Kentucky, and particularly the removal of the gravestone of early pastor William Warder. Includes clippings explaining the First Baptist Church of Russellville’s decision to remove and store the stones as part of a cemetery restoration project.


Sledge, William Leonard, B. 1948 (Sc 3149), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Sledge, William Leonard, B. 1948 (Sc 3149), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3149. A genealogy of the Sledge family, chiefly of Warren County, Kentucky, titled “Sledge: Family of Miles Carey Sledge and Sarah Jordan Sledge,” written by William L. Sledge.


Southern Kentucky Paddlers Society - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 619), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Southern Kentucky Paddlers Society - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 619), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 619. Administrative papers and programming material from the Southern Kentucky Paddlers Society which was headquartered in Warren County, Kentucky, although some members came from adjoining counties. The group formed for educational, recreational, and conservation purposes in 1980 and disbanded sometime around 2009.


Green River Female College - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3147), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Green River Female College - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3147), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3147. Graduation diploma from Green River Female College, Bowling Green, Kentucky, issued to Julia Woodburn Adams on 14 June 1866. Includes the signatures of Thomas H. Storts, president of the college, teachers Mrs.A. R. Storts and Caron Donalson, and trustees John Burnam and W. D. Helm.


Parker, Dickey (Wilkinson), 1905-1998 (Sc 3146), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Parker, Dickey (Wilkinson), 1905-1998 (Sc 3146), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3146. Letter, 12 February 1985, of Dickey Parker, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to “Miss Ruby,” enclosing a poem by Callie Beals titled “A Day in My Garden.” Mrs. Parker notes that Callie Beals was her Sunday School teacher in her early teen years and praises the impact she had on her life.


Colvin, Bill (Sc 3145), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Colvin, Bill (Sc 3145), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3145. Script written by Bill Colvin for broadcast on radio station WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio, on 19 October 1951. Part of a series titled “This Land of Ours,” the script dramatizes the early history of Paducah, Kentucky.


Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3138), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3138), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3138. Letters, 16 December 1862, 13 February 1863 and 6-7 June 1863, of George Messer to his wife Lottie in DeWitt County, Illinois, written while camped near Woodsonville in Hart County, Kentucky and at Camp Hobson, Glasgow, Kentucky. He describes his quarters (his “shebang”), a fire in Woodsonville that burned two hospitals, the remnants of a nearby battlefield, local troop movements, illness, and his finances. He also writes of contributing money to send a soldier’s remains home, and comments on his officers and on domestic matters.


Gordon, George W., 1802?-1862 (Sc 3144), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Gordon, George W., 1802?-1862 (Sc 3144), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3144. Letter, 26 December 1861, of Captain George W. Gordon to his children. From Camp Bradley at Clarksville, Tennessee, he writes of his enlistment and command of a company in the 48th Tennessee. Mourning the “unnatural war” that is “desolating the Country,” he remarks on the large numbers of troops massing in Kentucky and the expectation of a “bloody conflict.” His pessimistic letter concludes that men may look only to God for mercy.


Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914 (Sc 3143), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914 (Sc 3143), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3143. Letter, 7 September 1907, of Simon Bolivar Buckner to John H. Weller, former commander of the Orphan Brigade. He suggests that at a forthcoming reunion, the Brigade recommend “the acquiring and improvement” of the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, and notes that an option has already been secured on part of the site. (The Davis Memorial Home movement was subsequently inaugurated at the reunion.)


Murphy, Ruby Bradford, 1909-1995 (Sc 3142), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Murphy, Ruby Bradford, 1909-1995 (Sc 3142), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3142. Short article about Nellie Verne Walker, a sculptor from Iowa, titled “Little Lady With a Big Idea,” accompanied by 11 photographs.


Pascoe Family Papers (Sc 3141), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Pascoe Family Papers (Sc 3141), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3141. Papers of the Pascoe family, Chicago, Illinois and Bowling Green, Kentucky, chiefly letters to Shirley Pascoe from her parents and friends. Includes a letter from her grandfather Colonel Samuel Pascoe, a United Mine Workers organizer and District 30 (Kentucky) president. Also includes ordering and product information from Chicago’s Mead Cycle Company.


Cloud, Allen Carol, 1930-1982 (Sc 3140), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Cloud, Allen Carol, 1930-1982 (Sc 3140), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3140. Letter, 26 September 1951, of Allen Carol Barnes. Writing during his military service in Seoul, Korea, he declares his love for her and his intention to propose marriage, and regrets a friend's premature disclosure to her of this confidence. He also comments on the poor living conditions of the Korean people.


Helm Collection (Mss 616), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Helm Collection (Mss 616), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 616. Research used to compile the genealogicalwork Moses Helm [Nashville: Bob Law, 1995] by Robert Cornwell “Bob” Law and Clyde Smith. Included are photocopies of material from genealogical sources, photographs, clippings, narratives, and correspondence with descendants of Moses Helm (b. ca. 1710) and his wife Sarah Jameson (1711?-1812).


Farley, Seth Thomas, Jr., 1817-1999 (Mss 617), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2017

Farley, Seth Thomas, Jr., 1817-1999 (Mss 617), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 617. Correspondence, documents, news clippings and ephemera from Seth Thomas Farley, Jr., a life-long educator. This collection includes a good deal of information about Farley’s teaching career prior to his work as a professor at WKU, his involvement in organizations that fought alcoholism and gambling (particularly the lottery in Kentucky), his church work, and his service on a committee to choose a federal magistrate for the western district of Kentucky. The collection includes an entire box of assessment related material related to Fort Knox Dependent Schools in the mid-1960s.


Taylor, Richard, B. 1941 (Sc 3139), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2017

Taylor, Richard, B. 1941 (Sc 3139), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3139. Handwritten note card from Richard Taylor, Frankfort, Kentucky, to James Baker Hall thanking him for arranging a recent event honoring Larkspur Press of Monterey, Kentucky. He also refers to the work of the operator of the Press, Gray Zeitz.


Logan, Mary Middleton (Curd), B. 1915 - Collector (Sc 3137), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2017

Logan, Mary Middleton (Curd), B. 1915 - Collector (Sc 3137), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3137. Chiefly invitations, Christmas cards and brief letters from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt to James and Mary Logan, Hyde Park, New York. Includes a photograph of Mrs. Roosevelt’s Hyde Park cottage, Val-Kill, and of prominent mourners at her funeral. Also includes invitations to Roosevelt memorials and social occasions from the Roosevelts’ son John, and birthday greetings to Mary from President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.