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Grider, Dorothy, 1915-2012 (Sc 219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2021

Grider, Dorothy, 1915-2012 (Sc 219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 219. Letter, 11 June 1952, to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from artist and alumna Dorothy Grider, New York City, regarding a plan for Grider to render a painting of WKU’s Student Union Building (later the Paul Garrett Student Center). She expresses concern over her distance from the subject and asks for some photographs from the publicity department in order to make preliminary sketches.


Lehman, Hampton & Company - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 276), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2021

Lehman, Hampton & Company - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 276), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 276. Account book of Lehman, Hampton & Company, merchants in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Bethany Children's Home, Inc. - Wolfe County, Kentucky (Sc 3599), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2021

Bethany Children's Home, Inc. - Wolfe County, Kentucky (Sc 3599), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scans (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3599. Letters, 7 June 1955 and 25 March 1960, to Mrs. Clarence Uhl, Wooster, Ohio, from Margaret Miller, public relations secretary of The Bethany Children’s Home, Inc. (formerly Bethany Orphanage), Wolfe County, Kentucky. The first thanks her for a gift of chicks, and the second inquires about purchasing 500 chicks in the same manner as the preceding year. The 1960 letterhead includes images of the Home’s 1926 facility and of a 1958 dormitory.


Davidson, Daisy D., 1875-1895 (Sc 3598), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2021

Davidson, Daisy D., 1875-1895 (Sc 3598), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3598. “In Memory of Daisy Davidson,” a tribute to a young Auburn, Kentucky woman who died just prior to her 20th birthday.


Morgan Family Papers (Sc 88), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2021

Morgan Family Papers (Sc 88), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 88. Diary and journal (typescript), 1808-1851, kept chiefly by Abel Morgan of Logan and Caldwell counties, Kentucky; certificate, 1777, relating to William Morgan and signed by George Washington; and genealogical material concerning the Morgan and Caldwell families.


Briarwood Homemakers Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 718), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2021

Briarwood Homemakers Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 718), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 718. Minutes, financial and membership data, photographs and miscellaneous records of the Briarwood Homemakers Club, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Richards, Frances, 1893-1991 - Collector (Sc 3252), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2021

Richards, Frances, 1893-1991 - Collector (Sc 3252), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3252. Two items collected by Richards, a WKU English instructor and adviser to the campus newspaper, the College Heights Herald: a copy of the College Heights Bulletin of Western Kentucky State College (now WKU), inscribed by Public Relations Director Robert G. Cochran with warm thanks to Richards for her assistance in its preparation; and remarks on libel and freedom of expression given by Bert J. Borrone at the 1968 Herald Awards Dinner, with accompanying letter by Cochran.


Players' Guild - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3597), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Players' Guild - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3597), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3597. Notebook of Mabel Thomas, Bowling Green, Kentucky, containing planning materials and programs for performances by the Players’ Guild, an amateur theater group in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Kentucky Speech Arts Association (Mss 717), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Kentucky Speech Arts Association (Mss 717), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 717. Minutes, 1931-1962, and associated records (correspondence, membership lists, program notices, and financial data) of the Kentucky Speech Arts Association, first organized as The Kentucky Association of Teachers of Speech.


Aftermath Club - Russellville, Kentucky (Sc 3287), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Aftermath Club - Russellville, Kentucky (Sc 3287), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3287. History of the Aftermath Club, a women’s literary club organized in Russellville, Kentucky, in 1896; club yearbooks, 1951-1952, 1952-1953; and correspondence regarding donation of the materials to WKU’s Department of Library Special Collections.


Bryant, Hal Farnsworth, 1888-1975 (Mss 716), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Bryant, Hal Farnsworth, 1888-1975 (Mss 716), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 716. News items and features written for syndication by Bryant and his partner James M. Ross, both of the Lexington (Kentucky) Leader.


Carroll, Julian Morton, B. 1931 (Sc 3215), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Carroll, Julian Morton, B. 1931 (Sc 3215), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3215. Handwritten letter, 16 December (no year), of Kentucky Governor Julian M. Carroll to William E. Herrold. He makes fond reference to their childhood friendship and extends holiday good wishes.


Hodges Lodge No. 297 - Whitesville, Kentucky (Sc 3596), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Hodges Lodge No. 297 - Whitesville, Kentucky (Sc 3596), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3596. By-Laws and Rules of Order of Hodges Lodge No. 297, Whitesville, Kentucky, adopted 13 January 1855.


Peridot Pictures - Bowling Green-Warren County Bicentennial Film (Mss 715), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Peridot Pictures - Bowling Green-Warren County Bicentennial Film (Mss 715), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 715. Proposal, script materials, correspondence, publicity, interviews and other items relating to the production of a film for the Bowling Green-Warren County (Kentucky) bicentennial by Peridot Pictures and the Landmark Association of Bowling Green.


Spiller-Morningstar Letters (Sc 3595), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Spiller-Morningstar Letters (Sc 3595), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3595. Letters, primarily between Robert E. “Bob” Spiller and Cora Jane Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky, covering their courtship and approaching marriage. Cora Jane writes to Bob during his military training at Fort Benning, Georgia and Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky of her activities, European travel, and wedding preparations. Includes a letter from Cora Jane’s mother to Bob, and a letter to the Spillers after their marriage from Bob’s parents.


Morningstar, Robert Evans, 1866-1944 (Sc 3594), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Morningstar, Robert Evans, 1866-1944 (Sc 3594), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3594. Letters of Robert E. Morningstar, Chicago, Illinois, to his daughter-in-law Jane Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky. He remarks on the news clippings she sends and on family members, but much of the content relates to his anxiety over his finances and requests for her assistance. He also describes gaining some relief when he secures a job as a hotel night clerk.


Spiller, Cora Jane (Morningstar), 1928-2020 - Letters To (Sc 3593), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Spiller, Cora Jane (Morningstar), 1928-2020 - Letters To (Sc 3593), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3593. Two letters to Cora Jane Spiller, Bowling Green, Kentucky: from a recently widowed friend with a photograph enclosed; and from an unnamed Missouri man telling of his visit to ancestral cemeteries in Kentucky.


Rowan Family (Sc 3592), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Rowan Family (Sc 3592), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3592. Recording of a rebroadcast program first made in connection with Black History Month for radio station WOMI, Owensboro, Kentucky. Marilyn (Rowan) McKissic, speaking in character as her ancestor Mary (Munt) Rowan, tells the story of the Rowans of Owensboro, an African-American family whose members have maintained contact over a century of annual reunions.


Mcclure Brothers - Millerstown, Kentucky (Mss 714), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Mcclure Brothers - Millerstown, Kentucky (Mss 714), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 714. Records of the McClure Brothers general merchandise store in Grayson County, Kentucky. Includes supplier invoices and an account book from the early 20th century, and World War II-era materials from the Office of Price Administration.


Illinois Central Railroad Company (Sc 3591), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Illinois Central Railroad Company (Sc 3591), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3591. Bill of lading issued by the Illinois Central Railroad Company for goods shipped to the McClure Brothers store in Millerstown, Kentucky. The reverse shows a map of the railroad’s routes through the Midwest and South.


Nicholls Family Papers (Sc 3590), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Nicholls Family Papers (Sc 3590), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3590. Miscellaneous letters and papers of the Nicholls family of Kentucky and related families: receipts to Edward Ballenger for stock in the Barren County Railroad Company; a letter of Emma Gates (later Nicholls) to James M. Nicholls; a note to Margaret Nicholls from Santa Claus; a brief “History of My Life” by young Cora Gossom; a letter to Cora Gossom (Mrs. R. E.) Morningstar regarding her patronage of music clubs at Vanderbilt University; an apparent division of personal property between Margaret Nicholls and her sister Mary; and an invitation to the wedding of ...


Nicholls And Hines Families (Sc 3586), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Nicholls And Hines Families (Sc 3586), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3586. Correspondence relating to the genealogy of the Nicholls and Hines families of Kentucky. Includes membership applications to the Sons of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution from two descendants of Henry Hines.


Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 (Sc 3588), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 (Sc 3588), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3588. Correspondence and papers of Jane (Hines) Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky, relating to fundraising for the restoration of “Riverview,” the home of Colonel Atwood Gaines Hobson. Includes letters regarding political and federal financial support; correspondence with donors; narratives explaining the historic significance of the house; and a 1969 progress report to the City of Bowling Green from the Hobson House Association.


Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 (Sc 3589), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 (Sc 3589), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3589. Miscellaneous correspondence of Jane (Hines) Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Friends encourage her to write a history of Bowling Green and recount some of their memories; others provide personal news or thanks for favors rendered.


Morningstar, Robert Evans, 1866-1944 (Sc 3585), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Morningstar, Robert Evans, 1866-1944 (Sc 3585), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3585. Papers relating to Robert E. Morningstar, of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes a letter of recommendation, clippings, two income tax returns, and a promotional program for his presentation on his reporting and photography career, including “Celebrities I Have Shot.”


Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 (Sc 3587), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2021

Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 (Sc 3587), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3587. Correspondence and financial data relating to the Bowling Green (Kentucky) Public Library, of which Jane Morningstar was a trustee. Includes the 1950 city ordinance establishing the Library; a list of trustees, 1950-1970; letters of thanks to supporters of the library; and financial and statistical reports, 1970.


Courtship - Relating To (Sc 3584), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2021

Courtship - Relating To (Sc 3584), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3584. Handwritten request, undated, written in humorously elaborate language to a young lady asking to accompany her to church.


Bryan Family Letters (Sc 3583), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2021

Bryan Family Letters (Sc 3583), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for Manuscripts Small Collection 3583. Letters of the Bryan and associated families of Montgomery County, Tennessee. Most are written to Tennessee “Tennie” Bryan and come from friends, relatives, and ardent male admirers. Two correspondents write during their Civil War Confederate service (Click on "Additional Files" below for typescripts) and a cousin, Fannie Parkhurst, writes from Vermont. Fannie also writes to her cousin Byron in Illinois about local news and her studies, school teaching, social activities and abhorrence of intemperance; she gossips about local courtships and mentions Byron’s brother Sherman, who she would marry after Byron’s death ...


Gentry, Robert Turner, 1865-1950 (Mss 713), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2021

Gentry, Robert Turner, 1865-1950 (Mss 713), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 713. Correspondence of Robert T. Gentry, Sonora (Hardin County), Kentucky, an insurance agent and cashier for the Bank of Sonora. Consists mostly of letters to Gentry from his wife, from Gentry’s friends and siblings in Owen County, Kentucky, and from sellers and dealers of Native American relics. Some correspondence of his wife Martha “Mattie” Gentry is also included.


Spiller, Cora Jane (Morningstar), 1928-2020 (Sc 3582), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2021

Spiller, Cora Jane (Morningstar), 1928-2020 (Sc 3582), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3582. Materials relating to applications for historical highway markers for various sites in Warren County, Kentucky, in the period during which Cora Jane Spiller and her husband Robert E. Spiller of Bowling Green served as county chairmen for the program. Includes correspondence with the Kentucky Historical Society, together with some applications and supporting materials, correspondence with cost underwriters, and dedication programs. Also includes a small amount of correspondence relating to repair of existing markers.