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Night Riders - Relating To (Sc 3179), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Night Riders - Relating To (Sc 3179), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3179. Correspondence of Hal F. Bryant, Louisville, Kentucky, regarding a search for photographs in his possession of a Night Rider raid in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Includes a photocopy of one, an image of an officer posing in a captured Night Rider uniform, made from a glass plate negative held by the Department of Library Special Collections, WKU.


Hilleary Family - Relating To (Sc 3178), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Hilleary Family - Relating To (Sc 3178), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3178. Two color renderings of the coat of arms of the Hilleary family. The designs vary slightly but both bear the motto Virtute Nihil Invium.


Smith Family - Relating To (Sc 3177), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Smith Family - Relating To (Sc 3177), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3177. Typescript of “John C. Smith’s Family History,” a genealogical and historical narrative written in 1876 by John C. Smith of Barren County, Kentucky, the son of William Smith and Margaret Campbell. Includes a postscript with the names of additional Smith descendants.


Woosley, Naomi E. (Thurman), 1918-1980 (Sc 3181), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Woosley, Naomi E. (Thurman), 1918-1980 (Sc 3181), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3181. Letter, 4 May 1948, to Dr. Bert Raldon Smith, Bowling Green, Kentucky, from former student Naomi Thurman Woosley. Writing from Munich, Germany, where her husband is a hospital chaplain, she describes a day spent in Rotterdam, Netherlands during a soccer match, and seeing Eleanor Roosevelt with Princess Juliana at The Hague. Remarking on animosity toward Germany, where her brother was a prisoner-of-war, she nevertheless regrets the hunger among the poor. She also describes her husband’s duties performing funerals for American soldiers and civilians. Includes 3 small photographs.


F. A. Ames Company - Owensboro, Kentucky (Sc 3180), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

F. A. Ames Company - Owensboro, Kentucky (Sc 3180), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3180. Letter, 22 December 1906, of the sales manager of F. A. Ames Company, Owensboro, Kentucky, makers of “Pleasure Vehicles and Carriage Materials,” to W. E. Shelton, a dealer in Mayfield, Kentucky. The letter discusses substituting parts to remedy errors in two orders, and the catalog pricing for an earlier delivery of parts. The company letterhead includes an image of its factory and the motto, “Buggies Bred in Old Kentucky.”


Williams, James H., B. 1869 - Letter To (Sc 3176), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Williams, James H., B. 1869 - Letter To (Sc 3176), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3176. Letter, 4 May 1904, to James H. Williams, Hartford, Kentucky, regarding a monetary matter, written on the letterhead of Hotel Hall, Mayfield, Kentucky.


Miller, John Goodrum, Sr., 1853-1936 (Mss 629), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Miller, John Goodrum, Sr., 1853-1936 (Mss 629), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 629. Writings of John Goodrum Miller, Sr., a lawyer and native of Caldwell County, Kentucky. Includes a family history, a personal memoir, and manuscript chapters on early Kentucky history, English church history, and the U.S. Constitution. Also includes a small amount of material related to The Black Patch War, Miller’s book on the Night Riders.


Scott, James Mcmillian, 1870-1907 (Mss 628), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Scott, James Mcmillian, 1870-1907 (Mss 628), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 628. Letters of James McMillian Scott, a native of Cumberland County, Kentucky, to Sarah Elizabeth “Ellie” Garnett of Adair County, Kentucky, written before and after their marriage. Frequently separated from his wife because of his work on his family’s Texas farm and his editorial positions on newspapers in Texas, Kentucky and Arkansas, Scott writes of his family, his social and religious activities, his Spanish-American War service, and his newspaper work. He is frequently resentful of local attacks on his reputation arising from unspecified indiscretions committed while living in Kentucky.


Kimbrough, Mary Alice (Sexton), 1907-1991 (Sc 3175), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Kimbrough, Mary Alice (Sexton), 1907-1991 (Sc 3175), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3175. Handwritten note of Mary Alice Kimbrough, 8 January 1982, to Dorthy Bailey Johnston, thanking her for a Christmas gift of homemade bread, describing a family holiday reunion, and enclosing handwritten recipes. Ms. Kimbrough, who suffered from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, took great pains with her printing and these recipes and note exhibit her exceptional hand.


Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3163), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3163), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text typescripts (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3163. Four letters of George Messer to his wife Lottie Messer, written March-May 1863 from Camp Hobson, Glasgow, Kentucky. He describes preparing the camp’s fortifications and accommodations, the arrival of reinforcements, the presence of nearby Confederates, his novel reading, and the prospects of obtaining a furlough. He relates the prevalence of fighting among the local citizenry and discusses affairs at home such as his debts and local elections. His letter of 16 April includes a sketch of the fort.


Van Meter Collection (Mss 627), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Van Meter Collection (Mss 627), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 627. Genealogical research on the Van Meter, Keller, Du Bois and related families compiled by Jackson Clinton Van Meter of Edmonson County, Kentucky. Includes extensive data in the form of completed questionnaires and correspondence with descendants across the United States.


Nagle, Mary Elizabeth (Ricks), 1910-1992 (Sc 3174), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Nagle, Mary Elizabeth (Ricks), 1910-1992 (Sc 3174), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3174. Baby book of Mary Elizabeth Ricks, daughter of William Benjamin Ricks and Nora (Neal) Ricks, born in Bowling Green, Kentucky on 2 January 1910. Includes a childhood photograph of Mary.


Mcilvaine, William F., B. 1923 (Sc 3172), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Mcilvaine, William F., B. 1923 (Sc 3172), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscrips Small Collection 3172. Letter, 18 February 1944, of William F. McIlvaine to Pauline Purdue, Bowling Green, Kentucky. From Camp Polk, Louisiana, he writes flirtatiously, teasing her about her girlfriends and of visiting Kentucky to see her and not the “pretty horses.” The letterhead from Camp Polk includes depictions of Armored Forces equipment and operations.


Civil War, 1861-1865 - Lexington, Kentucky (Sc 3173), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Civil War, 1861-1865 - Lexington, Kentucky (Sc 3173), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3173. Letter, 4 October 1863, from “Albert” to his wife Nellie. From Lexington, Kentucky, he discusses arrangements for her forthcoming visit, describes a painful inflammation affecting his face, and tells her of his military accommodations. He also notes the “howl” of a band in camp expected to play at guard mountings and dress parades.


Recipes (Sc 3170), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Recipes (Sc 3170), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3170. Recipes, chiefly for baked goods, collected by Nelle Jane Stone and Cecil Clyde Whited of Kentucky.


Stanley, George W., Jr., B. 1879 (Sc 3171), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Stanley, George W., Jr., B. 1879 (Sc 3171), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3171. Letter, 4 April 1932, of George W. Stanley, Jr., a breeder of Spotted Poland hogs and proprietor of Sunnybank Farm, Reed, Kentucky, to Clementz Grocery, Greenville, Illinois, replying to an inquiry about his leaf tobacco. He confirms its availability, notes that it is air-cured rather than fired, and quotes a price of 20 cents per pound.


Mcdaniel, Robert Estle, Jr., B. 1965 (Sc 3169), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Mcdaniel, Robert Estle, Jr., B. 1965 (Sc 3169), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3169. Typewritten Christmas list from the mid-1970s of Robert "Bob" McDaniel, Danville, Kentucky.


Williams, Samuel J., D. 1864 (Sc 3167), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Williams, Samuel J., D. 1864 (Sc 3167), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3167. Letter, 31 October 1861, of Samuel J. Williams, 33rd Indiana Infantry, to “friend Lorinda.” From Camp Calvert in Laurel County, Kentucky, he writes of illness among the soldiers and of preparing the camp’s defenses. He also writes of a nervous sentry’s mistaking a tree stump for an intruder, two orders to prepare for battle, and the capture of two Confederates. The letterhead includes an engraving of a flag-bearing woman and the slogan “Onward to Victory!”


Frazier, William?, D. 1863 (Sc 3168), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Frazier, William?, D. 1863 (Sc 3168), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3168. Unsigned letter, 31 January 1862, thought to be from William Frazier of the 33rd Indiana Infantry, to a female friend. Writing from Camp Henderson, Kentucky, he sympathizes with her inability to take time from her studies to correspond. He also refers to the weather and his duties as a cook, and mourns the recent deaths of two members of his company.


Barren River Lake - Relating To (Sc 3166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Barren River Lake - Relating To (Sc 3166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3166. Transcript of trial proceedings in United States of America v. 2,635.04 Acres of Land, Etc. (Tracts 125, 127, 130, 131 – Franklin Berry and Ruby Berry), a case heard in U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky at Bowling Green on 16 October 1962. At issue was the compensation to be awarded to Franklin and Ruby Berry for the taking of lands in Allen County, Kentucky, by the U.S. Government in connection with the construction ofBarren River Reservoir No. 2, also known as the Port Oliver Dam. A jury ...


Solar Eclipse, 2017 (Sc 3152), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Solar Eclipse, 2017 (Sc 3152), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3152. Materials relating to the 2017 solar eclipse as experienced primarily in Bowling Green and Hopkinsville, Kentucky and vicinity. Includes viewing glasses, first day stamped covers, stickers, art work, photographs (in digital format), promotional materials, and impressions of the eclipse contributed as part of WKU’s Department of Library Special Collections’ “Tell Us About Your Eclipse Day” project. Also includes wristbands, handouts and volunteer information relating to an eclipse viewing event for schoolchildren held at WKU’s Smith-Houchens Stadium. Digital photographs are stored in the Photo Archives.


African American Funeral Home Records - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 626), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2017

African American Funeral Home Records - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 626), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 626. Records of the Kuykendall-Abel-Boyd and Abel Brothers funeral home businesses, operated by African Americans in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Records include names of deceased, funeral dates and expenses, and in some cases family information, cause of death and place of interment. The records were photocopied from originals in the possession of Gatewood and Sons Funeral Chapel, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Hill, John W., 1834-1922 (Sc 3165), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2017

Hill, John W., 1834-1922 (Sc 3165), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3165. Compilation of military service and pension records of John W. Hill, Warren County, Kentucky. Includes chronologies of Hill’s Civil War service, 1864-1865, and of his disability pension application and subsequent requests for increases, 1888-1922.

Also includes images of Hill, his wife, and selected

documents filed in support of his application.


Recipes (Sc 3164), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2017

Recipes (Sc 3164), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3164. Handwritten recipes, mostly for cakes and frosting. Includes typescripted recipes for cookies and pastry using Pan American Mills products.


De Paepe, Duane - Collector (Mss 625), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

De Paepe, Duane - Collector (Mss 625), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 625. The Duane De Paepe Kentucky Cave Saltpetre History Research Collection, a collection of historical research, field notes, cave surveys, photographs, maps, reports, and scholarly writing on saltpetre mining in Kentucky, especially at Mammoth Cave. The collection was created under a research program sponsored by the Cave Research Foundation and the National Geographic Society in Kentucky, 1976-1980, and directed by De Paepe.


Fox, Arthur Smith, 1920-1997 (Mss 624), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Fox, Arthur Smith, 1920-1997 (Mss 624), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 624. Letters, clippings, photographs, programs and other records relating to the life of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky native and Hopkins County, Kentucky teacher Arthur S. Fox, especially his service in World War II. Includes genealogical data.


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.


De Graffenried, Thomas Pritchett, 1881-1961 (Mss 622), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

De Graffenried, Thomas Pritchett, 1881-1961 (Mss 622), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 622. Manuscript of 1911-1961 Seven Hundred and Seventy Years: The de Graffenried Family Scrap Book Volume Two, a genealogical work compiled by New York attorney Thomas de Graffenried.


Presbyterian Church - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 623), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Presbyterian Church - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 623), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 623. Minutes, letters, resolutions, subscriptions and other documents relating to the early history of the Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky, including doctrinal schisms in 1837 and 1868 and the reunification of its congregation.


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.