Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Arts and Humanities Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

MSS Finding Aids

Discipline
Keyword
Publication Year

Articles 1 - 30 of 4300

Full-Text Articles in Arts and Humanities

Helm Family Papers (Mss 633), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Helm Family Papers (Mss 633), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscript Collection 633. Correspondence, business papers, deeds, and miscellaneous records of the Helm family of Butler County, Kentucky, and related families.


Hatcher, William Paul, 1929-2003 (Mss 637), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Hatcher, William Paul, 1929-2003 (Mss 637), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 637. Letters written by William P. Hatcher’s family and friends to him whilst he served in the Korean War. The letters discuss community gossip as well as family news.


Korean War, 1950-1953 - Relating To (Sc 3222), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2018

Korean War, 1950-1953 - Relating To (Sc 3222), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan of letters (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3222. Letters addressed to “Mr. U.N. Soldier” containing encouraging notes from Seoul, South Korea, high school students.


Dennis Family Papers (Sc 3212), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Dennis Family Papers (Sc 3212), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3212. Genealogical letters and documentation sent in response to a survey about the Dennis family of central Kentucky, collected by Mildred Tucker Hardcastle.


Wood, George Twyman, 1796-1876 (Mss 630), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Wood, George Twyman, 1796-1876 (Mss 630), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscript Collection 630. Correspondence and land records related to George T. Wood’s management of property in Hart County, Kentucky, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, which resulted from the settlement of Stephen Girard’s estate. At the time of his death Girard was one of the wealthiest men in America.


Maffenbeier, John, 1905-1978 (Sc 3199), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Maffenbeier, John, 1905-1978 (Sc 3199), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3199. Correspondence of John Maffenbeier, Newark, New Jersey, relating to colleting and selling Native American artifacts. Some of the correspondence is related to Lost City, an archaeological tourist site in Logan County, Kentucky.


Railey, Rowland Greenup, 1868-1932 (Sc 3196), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Railey, Rowland Greenup, 1868-1932 (Sc 3196), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3196. Notice, 10 July 1906, to David Pipkins from R. G. Railey, tax collector for Monroe County, Kentucky sheriff W. D. White, demanding remittance of unpaid taxes for 1904. The envelope bearing the name “Railey and Jackson’s Collecting Agency, Tompkinsville, Ky.” has been marked returned as unclaimed.


Green, Benjamin Edwards, 1822-1907 (Sc 3195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Green, Benjamin Edwards, 1822-1907 (Sc 3195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3195. Letter, 25 April 1866, of “Ben” to “My Darling,” written on letterhead of the American Barrel Machine Company, New York, New York. He reports on receipt of information that “opens up the prospect of my soon becoming a millionaire,” namely the conversion of his claim as mortgage creditor of an estate with valuable landholdings in Virginia and Kentucky into a purchaser’s interest. He then hopes to “sell an interest . . . so that we can live together.”


Lovell, Harvey Bullfinch, 1903-1969 (Sc 3194), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Lovell, Harvey Bullfinch, 1903-1969 (Sc 3194), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3194. Letters from Harvey Bullfinch Lovell, Waldoboro, Maine, to his fiancé, Ethel Weeter, Louisville, Kentucky, in which he discusses her physical activity, his travel to Maine, study sessions at the Harvard University library, concerns about his thesis, and his own recreational and social activities during the summer of 1932. One letter from 1933 mentions the economic crisis at a local bank and how the depression was affecting attendance at a private school from which he graduated.


Allen, Donna Jean, B. 1946 (Sc 3193), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Allen, Donna Jean, B. 1946 (Sc 3193), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3193. Correspondence, diploma, records, photographs and other ephemera related to Allen’s nursing education at the Louisville General Hospital School of Nursing in the 1960s.


Smith, Beulah Ethel (Morgan), 1894-1987 (Mss 631), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Smith, Beulah Ethel (Morgan), 1894-1987 (Mss 631), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 631. Correspondence and papers of Beulah (Morgan) Smith, Bowling Green, Kentucky, documenting her family, genealogy, and activities in clubs and the community, especially her leadership of the Bowling Green-Warren County Tuberculosis Association, her involvement with the Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society Southern Dames of America, and her award as Kentucky Mother of the Year in 1963.


Whyte, Samuel G., 1774-1833 - Letter To (Sc 3191), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Whyte, Samuel G., 1774-1833 - Letter To (Sc 3191), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3191. Letters to Samuel G. Whyte, a member of the Shaker colony at South Union, Kentucky, from James A. Pearce, Louisville, Kentucky. Pearce discusses debts due to Whyte and urges Whyte to satisfy debts he owes to Pearce. He also refers to having his brother-in-law William Clark, an estate legatee, sign a deed of release for lands sold to Whyte.


Mclean, Eli, 1793-1870 And John Mclean, 1796-1862 (Sc 3192), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Mclean, Eli, 1793-1870 And John Mclean, 1796-1862 (Sc 3192), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3192. Papers of Eli and John McLean, members of the Shaker colony at South Union, Kentucky: a bill to Eli for medicinal supplies; an order to Eli for carpet; a letter to John asking forbearance on payment of a note due; and a letter to Eli regarding the purchase of a sow.


Eisenhart, Wilson A., 1868-1937 (Sc 3190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Eisenhart, Wilson A., 1868-1937 (Sc 3190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3190. Letter of Wilson A. Eisenhart, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to the members of the church, asking them to concur in the vote of the Official Board to accept his resignation effective April 1. He reminds them of their obligation to represent the congregation at the next meeting of the Logan Presbytery, expresses affection and gratitude for his six years at the church, and regrets that “the call of duty” compels him to accept another pastorate.


Quisenberry, Frank E., 1892-1985 (Sc 3189), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Quisenberry, Frank E., 1892-1985 (Sc 3189), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3189. Bound record book of Frank E. Quisenberry, Bowling Green, Kentucky, containing genealogical data on members of the Quisenberry and related families. Loose items included.


Bowling Green, Kentucky - City Schools - Relating To (Sc 3188), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Bowling Green, Kentucky - City Schools - Relating To (Sc 3188), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3188. Abstract of a federally funded program proposal submitted by Bowling Green (Kentucky) City Schools for the year 1971 titled “Increasing teacher effectiveness in dealing with student behavior.” The program aimed to train teachers at Bowling Green Junior and Senior High Schools in techniques for better understanding the problems of African-American and disadvantaged students and to aid students in developing more positive behavior.


Stovall, Charles B., 1892-1959 (Sc 3187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Stovall, Charles B., 1892-1959 (Sc 3187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3187. Letter, 20 November 1957, of Charles B. Stovall to Daskel Borders, both of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Stovall sends Borders a pin (not included in this collection) for faithful Sunday School attendance and thanks him for his support of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where Stovall was pastor.


Lexington And Georgetown Turnpike Company (Sc 3185), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Lexington And Georgetown Turnpike Company (Sc 3185), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3185. Financial records, including receipts, invoices, statements, treasure’s reports and sundry other records related to the Lexington and Georgetown Turnpike Company which maintained a toll road between those two cities in Kentucky. Incudes information about rock supplied, toll house maintenance, labor, supplies purchased, and services rendered in order to maintain the road.


Raymer, Lloyd Monroe, 1943-2012 (Mss 632), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Raymer, Lloyd Monroe, 1943-2012 (Mss 632), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 632. Family group sheets prepared by Lloyd Monroe Raymer for the Raymer family. Only rudimentary information, such as birth and death years, marriage dates, spouses, and children is provided for ancestors. Some information is also provided for allied families.


Ham, Mordecai Fowler, 1877-1961 (Sc 3182), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Ham, Mordecai Fowler, 1877-1961 (Sc 3182), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscript Small Collection 3182. Typescript of funeral service for Reverend Mordecai F. Ham, held in Louisville, Kentucky. Includes lengthy remarks by Reverend Billy Graham, who assisted in the service. Also includes Ham’s obituary.


Alford, Florence (Marshall), 1920-2001 (Sc 3184), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Alford, Florence (Marshall), 1920-2001 (Sc 3184), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3184. Speech delivered by Florence Alford to The Girls Auxiliary missionary organization at First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky, about the church’s history and mission as well as a building program at the church.


Gillan, Robert Lee, 1916-2009 (Sc 3183), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Gillan, Robert Lee, 1916-2009 (Sc 3183), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3183. Letter, 7 August 2006, of Robert Lee Gillan, Thorntown, Indiana, to Martha Harrison. He refers to his interest in genealogy and relates anecdotes about “Aunt Nancy,” an African American woman and caregiver to local families in Barren County, Kentucky. He includes particulars of some of her household advice, folk medicinal treatments and beliefs. He notes that she is buried in Lyons (Lyon) Cemetery.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.