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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.


Bowling Green, Kentucky Bosnia Oral History Project (Fa 1137), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Bowling Green, Kentucky Bosnia Oral History Project (Fa 1137), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1137. Collection of interviews, transcripts, photographs, and additional materials, gathered by the Kentucky Folklife Program in partnership with the Bowling Green Bosnian community, relating to the 2017 International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina sponsored by Western Kentucky University.


Archbold, Annie And Barbara Dubczak (Fa 379), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Archbold, Annie And Barbara Dubczak (Fa 379), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 379. A reel-to-reel audiotape recording of a program titled “Documents in Sound: A Sample in Folk Arts,” which was sponsored by the Barren River Regional Arts Council with funds from the Kentucky Folklife Foundation. According to the tape summary, the program includes five separate features, which can be played as individual vignettes or as a full 29-minute program. Features include traditional artists and cover topics such as woodworking, broom making, basket making, weaving, and drawn work.


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.


Kentucky Women In Agriculture (Mss 611), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Kentucky Women In Agriculture (Mss 611), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Project 611. Minutes, financial records, conference handouts, and newsletters related to the Kentucky Women in Agriculture, an awareness and support group for women farmers in the Commonwealth. Also includes interviews with members and digital images of members. The digital photographs are located in the Photo Archives, while the recorded interviews are stored within the Sound Archives and have been restricted indefinitely.


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.


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.


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.


Cederquist, Nancy (Fa 378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Cederquist, Nancy (Fa 378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 378. Multiple interviews with Mrs. James Hall conducted by Nancy Cederquist on 22 February 1985, 1 April 1985, and 22 April 1985. Hall, a resident of Bowling Green, discusses her passion for quilting, her preferred patterns, fabric care, and her experiences with a local quilting group.


Conaster, Victoria (Fa 377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Conaster, Victoria (Fa 377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 377. Interview with Joe H. Page conducted by Victoria Conaster on 3 April 1993. Page, a resident of Lewisburg, discusses his childhood memories of growing up on a tenant farm. Topics covered include tobacco harvests and sales, pest control, traditional farm lore, home remedies and religious life.


Cervelli, Luanne Beth (Fa 376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Cervelli, Luanne Beth (Fa 376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 376. Interview with John Buell Edmonds conducted by LuAnne Beth Cervelli on 18 September 1988. Edmonds, a notable gospel singer from Bowling Green, Kentucky discusses his experiences performing gospel music, his involvement in recording and promoting gospel groups, his relationship with the local choir, and the current state of gospel music.


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.


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.


Brooks, Heather-Kristen (Fa 374), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Brooks, Heather-Kristen (Fa 374), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives project 374. Student oral history project titled “The Effects of Logan County School Consolidations on the Students of Lewisburg and the Community” in which Heather-Kristen Brooks conducts research on the centralization of five county schools in 1983. Brooks’ two informants touch on issues of race, extracurricular activities, athletics, and behavioral norms. Collection contains one paper, two indexes and transcripts, and two cassette tapes.


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.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Allen, David (Fa 368), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Allen, David (Fa 368), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 368. Interview with Annie Duvall conducted by David Allen on 16 April 1998. Duvall discusses her personal experiences growing up in Muhlenberg County. Topics covered include dating, marriage, gardening, family vacations, religion, women’s rights, and changes in modern technologies.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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!”


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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 ...


Whither Education In Kentucky: The Challenges And Promises For The 21st Century, William E. Ellis Jan 2018

Whither Education In Kentucky: The Challenges And Promises For The 21st Century, William E. Ellis

The Chautauqua Journal

From its founding in 1792, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, compared with the states north of the Ohio River, followed a typically southern style of education. Before the Civil War a slave oligarchy controlled the political destiny of the state. After the Civil War, ironically because two-thirds of Kentuckians who fought in that war were on the Union side, the state became even more southern in many ways. Racism and segregation prevailed until the mid-1950s when the state began making rapid and successful strides to integrate its public and private schools. Equity and equality have always been stumbling blocks for education ...