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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.


Deweese, Elizabeth Ann (Phelps), 1842-1915 (Sc 3132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Deweese, Elizabeth Ann (Phelps), 1842-1915 (Sc 3132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3132. Weaving drafts (4 originals; 1 photocopy) on long strips of paper, several of which have been stitched together, created by Elizabeth Ann Deweese of Butler County, Kentucky.


Same-Sex Marriage - Law And Legislation (Sc 3131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Same-Sex Marriage - Law And Legislation (Sc 3131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3131. Letters to Brian Coutts, Bowling Green, Kentucky, from Congressman Ron Lewis (R-KY) and Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY), outlining their support of the Marriage Protection Act, a bill to amend the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and woman. The bill failed to pass in either the House or Senate.


Gerwig, Frank T., 1897-1962 (Sc 3128), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Gerwig, Frank T., 1897-1962 (Sc 3128), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3128. Letter, 24 February 1918, of Frank T. Gerwig to Hal Kritschgau, Scottdale, Pennsylvania. While training at Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Gerwig writes on YMCA letterhead of military routines, a quarantine due to measles, meeting other soldiers from Pittsburgh, and his eagerness to serve overseas as an ambulance driver.


Carroll, Hillary Bellerby, 1908-1999 (Mss 615), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Carroll, Hillary Bellerby, 1908-1999 (Mss 615), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 615. World War II letters written by Hillary B. Carroll, while serving in the U.S. Army in The Philippines and Japan, to his wife Katherine “Kate” (Whallen) Carroll, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Also includes some information and photos related to Carroll’s family.


Booksellers And Bookselling - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3130), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Booksellers And Bookselling - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3130), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3130. Pamphlet advertising school books and theological and other works for sale at the Missionary and Education Rooms, South Market Street, Louisville, Kentucky. Includes a purchaser’s account showing sales, prices and returns.


Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3129), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3129), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and transcription (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3129. Letter, 26 March 1863, of George Messer to his wife Lottie in DeWitt County, Illinois. From Camp Joe Kelly (the name changed, as he notes, to Camp Hobson) near Glasgow, Kentucky, he describes camp life, including the clearing of timber and his duty in the cold and rainy weather. He also praises the hospital facilities and describes a joke played on an officer who returned to camp without a pass. Expecting the war to end soon, he also writes of matters relating to home.


Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3127. Pencil sketch of the Warren County, Kentucky, home of Nathaniel and Mary Lucas, executed by an English visitor in the winter of 1883.


Robinson Family - Bible Records (Sc 3126), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Robinson Family - Bible Records (Sc 3126), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3126. Two pages from a Bible of the Robinson family, Warren County, Kentucky, listing births, marriages and deaths.


Vance, Edward Richard, 1833-1902 (Mss 612), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Vance, Edward Richard, 1833-1902 (Mss 612), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 612. Correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs and family papers of Richard Vance, a Warren County, Kentucky native and U.S. Army officer. After his Civil War service, Vance spent his career at several posts in the South and on the frontier until his retirement in 1892.


Cowing, Rufus Billings, 1840-1920 (Sc 3124), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2017

Cowing, Rufus Billings, 1840-1920 (Sc 3124), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3124. Letter, 21 February 1862, of attorney Rufus B. Cowing, New York City, to his mother. He encloses a letter from his brother (not included), who was then serving in the Union Army and would later be killed at the Battle of Chickamauga. Rufus notes his brother’s arrival in Bowling Green, Kentucky after “the enemy had run away.” Believing the war will soon end, he speculates on his brother’s future in business and writes of his own desire to be financially independent.


Green, Frank Henry (Sc 3125), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2017

Green, Frank Henry (Sc 3125), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan (click on "Additional Files" below) of Manuscripts Small Collection 3125. “Glacier National Park, Montana, United States of America (Part of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park): A Few Stories as Told by Frank Henry Green, Season Park Ranger at Avalanche Creek Campground.” The text is liberally illustrated with photos.


Mcdonald, Nancy D. (Sc 3122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2017

Mcdonald, Nancy D. (Sc 3122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3122. Note from Nancy D. McDonald accompanying a copy of "I'll Take My Stand" acknowledging that Dr. Lowell H. Harrison, a Western Kentucky University (WKU) history professor, had loaned her the book around 1970. She had failed to return it, and decided, after the deaths of Dr. Harrison and his wife, to donate it in their memory to the Kentucky Library at WKU.


Mcintosh, James T., B. 1819? (Sc 3121), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2017

Mcintosh, James T., B. 1819? (Sc 3121), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3121. Letter, 4 May 1873, of James (or John) T. McIntosh to his wife Mary. Writing from Louisville, Kentucky on an apparent selling trip, he describes attending church, visiting the steamer Charles Brown at Jeffersonville, and the purchases he has made for her and their daughters Anne, Sallie, Lela, Fawn, Olinda and Bonnie. He expresses doubts about making money on the trip, but advises that Owensboro is his next destination.


Woodcock, Greene B., 1814-1889 (Sc 3120), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2017

Woodcock, Greene B., 1814-1889 (Sc 3120), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3120. Legal and financial records, chiefly related to land holdings, of Greene B. Woodcock, of Allen County and later Warren County, Kentucky. Also includes information about the marriage of his daughter Sarah E. Woodcock to Fountain G. Mitchell of Allen County and their son William H. Mitchell.


Bruton, Mary Virginia (Guess), 1907-1978 (Sc 3119), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2017

Bruton, Mary Virginia (Guess), 1907-1978 (Sc 3119), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3119. Photos (3) and a reminiscence about chenille bedspreads sold by the Bruton family at their Hart County, Kentucky, Pine Ridge Gift Shop. Besides bedspreads, the shop sold locally made baskets, chalk figurines, cider,and Mammoth Cave souvenirs. Scans of the photographs are stored in the Photo Archives.


Loving, Hector Voltaire, 1839-1913 (Sc 3123), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2017

Loving, Hector Voltaire, 1839-1913 (Sc 3123), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text typescript (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3123. Letter, 31 July 1862, of Hector V. Loving, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Harlan P. Lloyd, Angelica, New York. He tells his former schoolmate of his law study and practice since graduation from New York’s Hamilton College, and particularly describes the uproar in his home town of Bowling Green, Kentucky at the outbreak of the Civil War: secessionist “treason,” the Confederate occupation, and the rebuilding of the city afterward. He also refers to their classmate and law student Daniel Webster Wright as a “violent” secessionist.


Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3118), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3118), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text typescript (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3118. Letter, 23-24 May 1862 [sic], of George Messer 107th Illinois Infantry, to his wife Lottie in DeWitt County, Illinois. From Camp Hobson, Glasgow, Kentucky, he reports on his health and the possibility of battle, and mockingly describes the two-men “dogtents” issued to the troops. He also discusses recent promotions and the prospects for a military draft, notes the arrival of an Indiana regiment decimated at the Battle of Perryville, and criticizes "shoulder strap gentlemen” who take credit for soldiers’ achievements.


Garrison, Kathryn (Topmiller), 1917-2012 (Sc 3117), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Garrison, Kathryn (Topmiller), 1917-2012 (Sc 3117), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3117. Two letters of Kathryn Garrison, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to her godchild “Betsy,” regarding hats made by Wilhelmina Howard, a Bowling Green milliner who was Betsy’s grandmother and Kathryn’s cousin.


Ennis, William Franklin, Sr., 1856-1939 (Mss 614), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Ennis, William Franklin, Sr., 1856-1939 (Mss 614), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 614. Journals with short entries about daily happenings and listings of farm expenses for William F. Ennis, a farmer, quarry owner, and businessman from Warren County, Kentucky. Also includes some poetry, weather information, and data about an unnamed individual conducting a school.


Carpenter, Howard R., 1919-2016 (Mss 613), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Carpenter, Howard R., 1919-2016 (Mss 613), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 613. Manuscript orchestral music for several pieces composed by Howard R. Carpenter, a music professor at Western Kentucky University from 1953 to 1984.


Ragland, Nancy (Stewart), 1861-1948 (Sc 3116), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Ragland, Nancy (Stewart), 1861-1948 (Sc 3116), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3116. Letters, 22 March 1946 and 14 May 1947, of Nancy (Stewart) Ragland, Warren County, Kentucky, to her granddaughter Gwendolyn and her family in Quality, Kentucky, concerning household and family matters. A nephew’s letter of 29 October 1948 describes his attendance at the funeral of “Aunt Nan” and his return home to Arkansas; he refers to several family members by first name only.


Hines, Duncan, 1880-1959 (Sc 3115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Hines, Duncan, 1880-1959 (Sc 3115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3115. Letter, 27 March 1940, of Duncan Hines, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to F. D. Staley of Staley & Crabb, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, an outdoor advertising firm, giving directions to a meeting at Hines’s office at 902 Elm Street. The letter is signed for Hines by a secretary, and the “Adventures in Good Eating, Inc.” letterhead promotes Hines’s books.


Pedigo, James Spenser, 1882-1933 (Sc 3114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Pedigo, James Spenser, 1882-1933 (Sc 3114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3114. Letter, 19 September 1910, to “Mildred” from J. Spenser Pedigo, Bowling Green, Kentucky. A friend of her parents, Pedigo greets the newborn Mildred, praises motherhood and family, and sends his regards to her parents and to one “Kate Carr.”


Pierian Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 610), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Pierian Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 610), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 610. Minutes, correspondence, yearbooks, and miscellaneous records of the Pierian Club, a women's literary club in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Kitchcart, Mary L., 1837-1925 (Sc 3113), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Kitchcart, Mary L., 1837-1925 (Sc 3113), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3113. Correspondence of Mary L. Kithcart, Mount Pleasant, Ohio. A letter to her from Ella Hurst and Thornton Moore, 23 October 1862, reports on encounters between Confederates, including John Hunt Morgan, and Union troops near Lexington, Kentucky, Ella’s family’s aid to home guards, and the theft of horses and wagons.

A concerned Mary forwards the letter to a cousin with

details of one of the stolen horses.


Huenefeld, Earl Warren, B. 1921 And Alvis Marie (Dunaway) Huenefeld, 1922-1994 (Mss 606), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Huenefeld, Earl Warren, B. 1921 And Alvis Marie (Dunaway) Huenefeld, 1922-1994 (Mss 606), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 606. Courtship letters of E. Warren Huenefeld, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, and his fiancé and eventual wife, Alvis Marie Dunaway, while she was teaching school in Madison County and Pulaski County, Kentucky. Includes some elementary music teaching Material and a pencil sketch of Alvis Huenefeld.


Winchel, Beulah Rhea, 1912-2015 (Mss 609), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Winchel, Beulah Rhea, 1912-2015 (Mss 609), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 609. Correspondence, photographs, travel materials, genealogy, and other personal papers of Beulah R. Winchel, a Breckinridge County, Kentucky, native and a teacher and librarian who served in Japan, Germany and France with the U.S. Army Special Services and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools.


Burhans, Rollin S., 1914-2005 - Relating To (Sc 3112), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2017

Burhans, Rollin S., 1914-2005 - Relating To (Sc 3112), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3112. Typescripted account by an unknown author of an intercession by Rollin S. Burhans, pastor of Crescent Hill Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky, which prevented the planned suicide of “Mr. Martin,” a musician traveling with the Ice Capades.


Robertson, Jane, 1925-2015 (Sc 3111), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2017

Robertson, Jane, 1925-2015 (Sc 3111), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3111. Letters sent from Jane Robertson, a nurse in Boston, Massachusetts, to fiancé and future husband Sergeant Luthene G. Kimball, while he was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during World War II. She discusses their relationship, family life, nursing, and current events.