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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.


Johnson, James (Lg 462), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Johnson, James (Lg 462), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for and full scan of (Click on "Additional Files" below) of Land Grant 462, 2 December 1808, by which Charles Scott, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, granted to James Johnson 100 acres in Barren County, Kentucky.


Hays Family Papers (Sc 3161), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Hays Family Papers (Sc 3161), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3161. Estate papers of the Hays family of Warren County Kentucky: wills of Samuel, Rebecca and Daniel W. Hays; William Hays estate settlement; appraisement of slaves of Daniel Hays; and sale bill of personal property of Rebecca Hays.


Leonard, William (Fa 1108), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Leonard, William (Fa 1108), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives 1108. Student folk studies project titled: “Quilting,” which includes detailed descriptions of the traditional hand quilting process in Daviess County, Kentucky. Project includes photos with a brief description of pictured equipment, traditional practice, or quilt pattern.


Estes, Joseph Richard, 1925-1999 (Sc 3160), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Estes, Joseph Richard, 1925-1999 (Sc 3160), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3160. Letters, 1961-1964, to “Friends in Christ” by Joseph R. Estes, recently the pastor of First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky, written to update them on his travel, family life and work teaching at the Baptist Theological Seminary, Zurich, Switzerland, and after his return to the United States. A 1994 letter, written for inclusion in the cornerstone of the new Bowling Green church building, reviews his career as its pastor.


Hensley, Jennifer Lynn (Fa 351), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Hensley, Jennifer Lynn (Fa 351), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 351. Paper titled "The Music Barn" in which Lynn Hensley discusses the founding of The Music Barn, a local music venue in Warren County, Kentucky. Hensley's main informant is Joe Marshall, a country music artist, community organizer, and owner of The Music Barn.


Pickering, Tammie & Gary Collins (Fa 348), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Pickering, Tammie & Gary Collins (Fa 348), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 348. Student paper titled “Trees in Folk Crafts” in which Tammie Pickering and Gary Collins explore the connection between trees and traditional folkways. Paper details the medicinal properties of sassafras tea, which is made from tree roots, the production of maple syrup, and the expressive crafts of wood-carving and carpentry. Data collected from three working-class residents of Caldwell County. Paper also includes field journals, recorded interviews, and transcripts.


Collins, Gary & Tammy Pickering (Fa 346), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Collins, Gary & Tammy Pickering (Fa 346), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 346. Paper titled "Hog Killing in Western Kentucky" in which Gary Collins and Tammie Pickering discuss the cultural significance of farm-raising hogs and the foodways traditions that result from the slaughtering process. Using slides and interviews, Collins and Pickering document a hog killing that took place in January 1986 on a farm in Trigg County, Kentucky.


Fox, Randy (Fa 350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Fox, Randy (Fa 350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 350. Paper titled "Fiddle About: Ed Carnes-Contest Fiddler" in which Randy Fox charts the history of fiddle playing and the rise of "contest fiddling" during the traditional music revival in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Fox's main informant is Ed Carnes, an old-time fiddler who won the Kentucky State Fiddle Championship in 1981. Carnes details his beginnings as a fiddler, the recording of his fiddle-tunes album, and his travels across the country to different fiddling contests.


Hughes, Rebecca Lux, D. 1892 (Sc 3155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Hughes, Rebecca Lux, D. 1892 (Sc 3155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3155. Letters of Rebecca L. Hughes, Hagerstown, Maryland, to her cousin James Fitzhugh in Pleasant Grove (Ohio County), Kentucky. She thanks him for arranging certain land sales on behalf of her family, discusses their investment strategies, and laments the costs of a lawsuit brought by an uncle and cousin involving her grandfather and father. She also relates news of the Fenn, Hughes and Fitzhugh families.


Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text typescript of letter (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3154. Letter, 26 October 1861, to his mother from John L. Hebron, serving with the 2nd Ohio Infantry at Camp Leslie Combs, West Liberty, Kentucky. He describes a recent engagement with Confederate troops, reports on the killed, wounded and local conditions in the aftermath, and criticizes Confederate battle skills. Expecting to spend the winter at Camp Dennison, Ohio, he expresses satisfaction with his warm clothing but complains of the lack of overcoats.


Pioneer Baptist Cemetery - Russellville, Kentucky (Sc 3150), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Pioneer Baptist Cemetery - Russellville, Kentucky (Sc 3150), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3150. Correspondence of Dr. Jerry W. Martin, Bowling Green, Kentucky, regarding the apparent destruction of the Pioneer Baptist Cemetery, Russellville, Kentucky, and particularly the removal of the gravestone of early pastor William Warder. Includes clippings explaining the First Baptist Church of Russellville’s decision to remove and store the stones as part of a cemetery restoration project.


Southern Kentucky Paddlers Society - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 619), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Southern Kentucky Paddlers Society - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 619), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 619. Administrative papers and programming material from the Southern Kentucky Paddlers Society which was headquartered in Warren County, Kentucky, although some members came from adjoining counties. The group formed for educational, recreational, and conservation purposes in 1980 and disbanded sometime around 2009.


Green River Female College - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3147), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Green River Female College - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3147), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3147. Graduation diploma from Green River Female College, Bowling Green, Kentucky, issued to Julia Woodburn Adams on 14 June 1866. Includes the signatures of Thomas H. Storts, president of the college, teachers Mrs.A. R. Storts and Caron Donalson, and trustees John Burnam and W. D. Helm.


Mcdonald, William Rush, B. 1951 (Fa 1090), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Mcdonald, William Rush, B. 1951 (Fa 1090), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1090. Student folk studies project titled: “Singing Schools,” which includes survey sheets describing the traditions and practices of singing schools in Hart County, Kentucky. Sheets include informant’s age and address, memory, and text classification along with names and photos.


Colvin, Bill (Sc 3145), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Colvin, Bill (Sc 3145), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3145. Script written by Bill Colvin for broadcast on radio station WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio, on 19 October 1951. Part of a series titled “This Land of Ours,” the script dramatizes the early history of Paducah, Kentucky.


Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3138), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3138), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3138. Letters, 16 December 1862, 13 February 1863 and 6-7 June 1863, of George Messer to his wife Lottie in DeWitt County, Illinois, written while camped near Woodsonville in Hart County, Kentucky and at Camp Hobson, Glasgow, Kentucky. He describes his quarters (his “shebang”), a fire in Woodsonville that burned two hospitals, the remnants of a nearby battlefield, local troop movements, illness, and his finances. He also writes of contributing money to send a soldier’s remains home, and comments on his officers and on domestic matters.


Tillett, Ray And Doris Day (Fa 1074), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Tillett, Ray And Doris Day (Fa 1074), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1074. Student folk studies project titled: “Musical Instruments,” which includes survey sheets with musical instruments in Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description, informant’s name and address, and photo.


Gordon, George W., 1802?-1862 (Sc 3144), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Gordon, George W., 1802?-1862 (Sc 3144), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3144. Letter, 26 December 1861, of Captain George W. Gordon to his children. From Camp Bradley at Clarksville, Tennessee, he writes of his enlistment and command of a company in the 48th Tennessee. Mourning the “unnatural war” that is “desolating the Country,” he remarks on the large numbers of troops massing in Kentucky and the expectation of a “bloody conflict.” His pessimistic letter concludes that men may look only to God for mercy.


Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914 (Sc 3143), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914 (Sc 3143), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3143. Letter, 7 September 1907, of Simon Bolivar Buckner to John H. Weller, former commander of the Orphan Brigade. He suggests that at a forthcoming reunion, the Brigade recommend “the acquiring and improvement” of the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, and notes that an option has already been secured on part of the site. (The Davis Memorial Home movement was subsequently inaugurated at the reunion.)


Helm Collection (Mss 616), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Helm Collection (Mss 616), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 616. Research used to compile the genealogicalwork Moses Helm [Nashville: Bob Law, 1995] by Robert Cornwell “Bob” Law and Clyde Smith. Included are photocopies of material from genealogical sources, photographs, clippings, narratives, and correspondence with descendants of Moses Helm (b. ca. 1710) and his wife Sarah Jameson (1711?-1812).


Farley, Seth Thomas, Jr., 1817-1999 (Mss 617), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2017

Farley, Seth Thomas, Jr., 1817-1999 (Mss 617), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 617. Correspondence, documents, news clippings and ephemera from Seth Thomas Farley, Jr., a life-long educator. This collection includes a good deal of information about Farley’s teaching career prior to his work as a professor at WKU, his involvement in organizations that fought alcoholism and gambling (particularly the lottery in Kentucky), his church work, and his service on a committee to choose a federal magistrate for the western district of Kentucky. The collection includes an entire box of assessment related material related to Fort Knox Dependent Schools in the mid-1960s.


Taylor, Richard, B. 1941 (Sc 3139), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2017

Taylor, Richard, B. 1941 (Sc 3139), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3139. Handwritten note card from Richard Taylor, Frankfort, Kentucky, to James Baker Hall thanking him for arranging a recent event honoring Larkspur Press of Monterey, Kentucky. He also refers to the work of the operator of the Press, Gray Zeitz.


Rountree, Lizzie (Sc 3136), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2017

Rountree, Lizzie (Sc 3136), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3136. Letter, 10 January 1869 of “Mag” (or “May”) to Lizzie Rountree, Lebanon, Kentucky. Writing from Louisville, Kentucky, she tells Lizzie that she will not be returning to Caldwell Institute in Danville,Kentucky, where they had been schoolmates. She notes the departure of three additional students and reports on the whereabouts of others.


Mcguirk, Martha (Stiles), B. 1937 - Collector (Mss 618), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2017

Mcguirk, Martha (Stiles), B. 1937 - Collector (Mss 618), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 618. Chiefly correspondence, speeches, and ephemera related to William Thomas Beard of Smiths Grove, Kentucky; prescriptions, remedies, and recipes collected by Mabel Kirby; and a baby book and cheerleading letters that belonged to Martha (Stiles) McGuirk.


Beninger, John, 1850-1922 (Sc 3133), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Beninger, John, 1850-1922 (Sc 3133), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3133. Notebook containing original and copied poetry by John Beninger, a native of Ohio County, Kentucky. Beninger resided in Versailles, Kentucky, for a number of years, and several of the poems refer to people or places in that community. Beninger often mentions the source of his poem’s inspiration and the date he penned it. Mr. Beninger is buried in the McCord Cemetery in Ohio County, Kentucky.


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.


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.