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Dunlap, Henry (Lg 463), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Dunlap, Henry (Lg 463), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scanned image for Manuscripts Land Grant #463. Land grant, 13 December 1811, by which Charles Scott, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, granted to Henry Dunlap 100 acres in Christian County, Kentucky.


Rawlins, Arline Mclean (Perkins), 1899-1962 (Mss 647), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Rawlins, Arline Mclean (Perkins), 1899-1962 (Mss 647), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 647. Material about the hooked rug designs created and executed by Arline McLean (Perkins) Rawlins of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes correspondence, published and unpublished articles, and photographs


Harris, Thurmon Ray, 1937-2017 (Sc 3261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Harris, Thurmon Ray, 1937-2017 (Sc 3261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3261. Letter, 2 January 1996, of Thurmon Harris, pastor of Victory Baptist Church, Providence, Kentucky, to Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Martin, Bowling Green, Kentucky, thanking them for a memorial donation. He comments on his church's giving record to missions in Kentucky and on the generosity of the congregation, but regrets that "the area and town is in decline and this is reflected in the church."


Daniel Boone Cigar Factory - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Daniel Boone Cigar Factory - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 3260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3260. Letter, 1 December 1886, of Dan'l Boone Cigar Factory, C. C. Bickel & Co., Louisville, Kentucky, notifying Scott Cunningham, Derby, Indiana, of shipment and invoicing for an order of cigars. A postcript wishes the addressee a "Good 'Holiday Season.'" Letter is on the factory's letterhead and includes envelope with image of Daniel Boone.


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.


Travelsted, Louise, 1897-1985 (Sc 3256), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Travelsted, Louise, 1897-1985 (Sc 3256), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3256. “The Travelsted Saga,” by Louise Travelsted, Bowling Green, Kentucky, a narrative of her family’s life in Warren County, Kentucky covering the years from her parents’ marriage in 1895 to 1968.


Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3253. Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Inventory forms for historic properties in Warren County, Kentucky; survey only, drawings were not executed for these houses. Some forms include photocopies of photographs or additional notes.


Alexander, Ingram, 1772-1841 (Sc 3250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Alexander, Ingram, 1772-1841 (Sc 3250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3250. Deeds (5), land survey, and will related to Ingram Alexander, Cumberland County, Kentucky.


Bowling Green, Kentucky - Municipal Bonds (Sc 3248), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Bowling Green, Kentucky - Municipal Bonds (Sc 3248), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3248. “City of Bowling Green, Kentucky Bond Funds Financial Report, June 30, 1981”, a statement prepared by the City’s Department of Finance and Data Processing.


Dunham, Josiah, 1769-1844 (Sc 3246), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Dunham, Josiah, 1769-1844 (Sc 3246), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3246. Letter, 25 December 1842, of Josiah Dunham, Lexington, Kentucky, to his brother-in-law Daniel Chipman, Ripton, Vermont. He welcomes news of Chipman’s family and describes his own domestic life, including his and his wife’s health and advancing age, her able household management, and the cost of his African-American servants, who appear to be slaves hired out by their owner. He refers to Chipman’s participation in Vermont’s constitutional convention; he also comments on Henry Clay’s travel to the South, where people acknowledge his talents but will likely fail to ...


Earwood, Gregory Charles (Sc 3245), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Earwood, Gregory Charles (Sc 3245), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3245. Correspondence and related material regarding Greg C. Earwood, president of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Lexington, and his visits to First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes brief data about the Seminary and the announcement of Earwood’sretirement in 2016.


Hardcastle Family Papers (Sc 3243), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Hardcastle Family Papers (Sc 3243), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3243. Papers of the Hardcastle family of Warren County, Kentucky, relating to their farming operations and finances. Includes tax returns, lists of purchases and sales of stocks, records of income and expenses, and notes on vocational agriculture subjects.


Fancy Fowls Company - Hopkinsville, Kentucky (Sc 3241), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Fancy Fowls Company - Hopkinsville, Kentucky (Sc 3241), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3241. Letter from Fancy Fowls Company, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, publisher of the poultry journal Fancy Fowls, edited by Charles M. Meacham. The letter acknowledges advertising copy from a Quincy, Illinois company and promises to give the customer an editorial mention every quarter.


Industrial Resources - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3240), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Industrial Resources - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3240), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3240. “Industrial Survey of Bowling Green and Warren County, Ky.,” prepared by the Chamber of Commerce. The report includes, but is not limited to, information about population, transportation, utilities, businesses, agriculture, local government and services, schools, recreation, retail statistics, and climate.


Morgan, William Montrose, 1842-1926 (Sc 3231), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Morgan, William Montrose, 1842-1926 (Sc 3231), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3231. Letter, February 2, 1862, of William Montrose Morgan to his parents and sisters, of Wisconsin. From Camp Wood, Kentucky, he writes of the rainy and snowy weather; the number of soldiers sick in company regiments; he describes his regiment and his brigade commander as being the best in the division. He comments about the regiment being on guard duty and held in reserve to protect a bridge and ferry on Green River. The letter describes that there are 20,000 men in his regiment under General Negley; Union materials were being transported ...


Kibbee, Amos Watson, 1828-1915 (Sc 3230), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Kibbee, Amos Watson, 1828-1915 (Sc 3230), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3230. Letter, 26 January 1862, of Amos Watson Kibbee to his cousin, Hattie Tuttle, of Painesville, Ohio. From Camp Barker in Cairo, Illinois, he writes about camp life and rumors of possible cavalry soldiers being discharged and his experiences of late-night scouting duties. He also describes being in an advance guard with other soldiers, taking the town of Blandville, Kentucky, and arresting suspicious civilians. He writes about guarding a prisoner of war, and his change of religious views. Includes an Illinois Union envelope.


Ratliff, Charles, 1854-1940 (Sc 3236), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Ratliff, Charles, 1854-1940 (Sc 3236), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3236. Letter, 30 July 1889, of Charles Ratliff, Princeton, Kentucky, on his letterhead as a dealer in building material, hardware, saddlery, roofing, etc., advising of the sale of his quarry property and assuring the recipient that the new owners will promptly supply stone.


Myers, Lloyd (Sc 3237), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Myers, Lloyd (Sc 3237), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3237. Letter, 16 January 1889, of Lloyd Myers, clerk of the Duncan Hotel, Henderson, Kentucky, on hotel letterhead. He asks for a quote on materials to construct columns, an ornamented pediment, and window hardware for a two-story building and includes a rough design sketch of a storefront.


Yates, Otis Webster, 1888-1981 (Sc 3234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Yates, Otis Webster, 1888-1981 (Sc 3234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3234. Letter, 30 November 1922, to “Levy” from O. W. Yates, Dean of Bethel College, Russellville, Kentucky. He describes his work teaching the Bible and Greek to ministerial students, his pastorship, and his house and family, and asks about seeing Levy when he visits North Carolina at Christmas.


Wilhelms, Kip And John Gardner (Fa 1180), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Wilhelms, Kip And John Gardner (Fa 1180), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1180. Student folk studies project titled "Haskel [sic: Hascal] Haile: The Craftsman and His Craft" which includes a biography, some folklore elements related to Haile's process of making guitars in Monroe County, Kentucky. Includes a number of black and white photographs documenting the process.


All You Knew: Twentieth Century Southern Appalachian Coal Miners And Their Experience With Death And Danger, Steven M. Malachowski 2978994 Jun 2018

All You Knew: Twentieth Century Southern Appalachian Coal Miners And Their Experience With Death And Danger, Steven M. Malachowski 2978994

History Theses

Nineteenth century coal miners' oral interviews from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia convey their experiences as individuals and of a general community. Southern Appalachian coal miners experienced nearly constant dangers and threats to their lives underground which helped shape their relationships between other miners and industry controls. Added to coal miners’ occupational hazards, the long term emphysemic effects of coal mining and the physical prevalence of coal dust in the coal miner’s life created a life defined by danger. Miners reconciled this dehumanizing lifestyle through readily predictable methods, such as spirituality and camaraderie but also seemingly paradoxical methods, including ...


Capwell, Franklin Wall, 1823-1889 (Sc 3232), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Capwell, Franklin Wall, 1823-1889 (Sc 3232), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3232. Letter, 10 January 1845, of teacher Franklin W. Capwell to his parents in Wyoming County, New York. Writing from Mortonsville, Kentucky, he describes the circumstances of his decision to teach at a seminary there, listing his subjects and fees. He finds Southern girls unsuitable for their lack of education, but declares that their wealth makes them good marriage prospects for other Northern men. He also comments on the reliance on slaves for ordinary labor, the defense of slavery byministers, and the fear of slave uprisings among whites,who arm themselves with guns ...


Abraham, John E., 1844-1925 (Sc 3233), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Abraham, John E., 1844-1925 (Sc 3233), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3233. Letter, 8 March 1886, of John E. Abraham, Beattyville, Kentucky, to Captain Thomas J. Hardin, Monterey, Kentucky. He discusses timber transactions and meeting with a supplier of stone in connection with a bid to construct dikes on the Ohio River.


Powell, Steve (Fa 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Powell, Steve (Fa 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1195. Student paper titled “Quilting for Frugality” in which Steve Powell interviews close family members and friends about their experiences with quilt making. Powell offers a brief biographical background on each informant along with individual motivations and inspirations for crafting quilts. The paper includes color photographs of various types of quilting patterns and one sample of a quilting square.


Strickler, Sally Ann (Mcleod) Koenig, 1933-2016 (Mss 643), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Strickler, Sally Ann (Mcleod) Koenig, 1933-2016 (Mss 643), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 643. Research materials collected by Sally Ann Strickler related to the Shaker community at South Union, Kentucky. This material deals chiefly with women’s roles in the society. Also includes information about the U.S. flag and Strickler’s dissertation on library services in Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredited institutions.


Houk, Charlotte F. (Fa 1190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Houk, Charlotte F. (Fa 1190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1190. Student paper titled which Charlotte Houk examines the artistic aesthetics of mailboxes within a 10-mile radius of her home in the Lonoke Community in Hart County. Houk’s interviews focus on the creator of the mailbox, their inspiration behind the designs, and additional information concerning mailbox construction and presentation. Black and white photographs of each mailbox are included within the paper.


Jarvis, Brenda (Fa 1199), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Jarvis, Brenda (Fa 1199), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1199. Student paper titled “The Quilting Art” in which Brenda Jarvis interviews her mother, Jane Jarvis, about her experiences related to crafting quilts. The author provides a biographical summary of her mother and describes her early forays into quilt making. Jarvis also describes the social aspects of quilting, patterns as a reflection of certain lifestyles, the process of quilt construction, and the materials necessary to complete the final product. Included in the paper are color photographs of various quilting styles along with samples of quilting handiwork.


Straub, Karen (Fa 1196), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Straub, Karen (Fa 1196), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1196. Student paper titled “Mrs. Robert H. Saylor in Doll Making” in which Karen Straub interviews Mrs. Saylor, acraftswoman and doll making enthusiast. Straub offers insight into Saylor’s personal history with doll collecting and doll making, the materials Saylor uses in order to sew her products, the research and inspiration behind the process, popular trade publications and clubs relating to doll making, and specific step-by-step instructions on how to complete several varieties of dolls.


Morris, Brenda (Fa 1166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Morris, Brenda (Fa 1166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1166. Student paper titled “Quilting” in which Brenda Morris explains the process of piecing together a quilt. Morris, who worked directly with long-time quilter Oma Grant, includes step-by-step instructions along with photographs at various stages throughout the course of crafting. Also included are design patterns and completed samples of handiwork.


Brashear, Robert Lansdale, 1894-1954 (Mss 641), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Brashear, Robert Lansdale, 1894-1954 (Mss 641), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 641. Survey books of Robert L. Brashear, a civil engineer of Bowling Green, Kentucky, containing field notes and sketches of properties in and near Bowling Green and in some surrounding counties.