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Sinnet, Edwin, 1827-1902 (Sc 3528), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2020

Sinnet, Edwin, 1827-1902 (Sc 3528), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below). Letter, 21 January 1862, written to his wife in Granville, Ohio, by Dr. Edwin Sinnet while serving as a surgeon with the 94th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. From Mill Springs Kentucky, he writes of the fate of the Confederate forces after the recent battle: their ill-advised attack from their winter quarters; their flight and abandonment of arms, equipment and horses; their burning of flatboats used to cross the Cumberland River; and the “bloody corpses” scattered across fields and roads. He tells of encountering a survivor still lying wounded on the battlefield.


Rose, Jerry G., B. 1943 (Mss 695), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Rose, Jerry G., B. 1943 (Mss 695), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 695. Correspondence and research material gathered by civil engineer Jerry G. Rose that related to the asphalt mining operation at Kyrock, Edmonson County, Kentucky. Also includes information about the use of the asphalt. Includes extensive publicity material produced by Kyrock and Gripstop Corporation.


Haskins, Lee Owsley, 1890-1964 (Sc 3525), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Haskins, Lee Owsley, 1890-1964 (Sc 3525), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3525. Letters to Captain Lee Owsley Haskins, written by his family in Bowling Green, Kentucky during his World War I military service. His father describes his business activities, discusses his son’s plans after the war, and reports in November 1918 of the ebbing of the influenza epidemic and the Board of Health’s plan to “lift the Ban.” His mother refers to his recent surgery, and his sister writes of the arrival of a troop train in Bowling Green and the soldiers’ march downtown for canteen service.


Elkton Motor Company - Elkton, Kentucky (Sc 3526), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Elkton Motor Company - Elkton, Kentucky (Sc 3526), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3526. Letter, December 1939, from Elkton Motor Company, Elkton, Kentucky, wishing the recipient a Merry Christmas and suggesting the purchase of a new 1940 Ford V-8 as a family gift. The letterhead features a car wrapped as a Christmas present.


Duff Collection (Mss 692), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Duff Collection (Mss 692), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 692. Correspondence, photos, diaries, and other family related memorabilia from the families of Michael Edward Jelley and his wife Laura Josephine (Duff) Jelley. Most of the material relates to Laura’s family, the Duffs of Jackson, Kentucky, and to Michael and Laura’s immediate family. The bulk of the collection consists of Laura’s diaries, correspondence, recipes, and scrapbook.


Pro-Confederate Sympathy And Its Results In Northern Kentucky, Joel Shutt Apr 2020

Pro-Confederate Sympathy And Its Results In Northern Kentucky, Joel Shutt

Senior Honors Theses

During the Civil War, Kentucky was deeply divided in sentiment between Union and Confederate sympathies. Although these divides could be found anywhere, even within the smallest of towns, the population of some regions numerically favored one side or the other. Even so, there was always a vocal and active minority present, leading to political and even violent contention. This thesis seeks to understand the role that pro-Confederate sentiment played in northern Kentucky during the war. It will investigate how the region influenced the war and public sentiment statewide, and the nature of the conflict within. It will investigate geographic, social ...


Anthony, Allen, 1930-2020 - Collector (Mss 696), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Anthony, Allen, 1930-2020 - Collector (Mss 696), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 696. Correspondence and copies of research material collected by Dr. Allen Anthony for his book, Columbus, Kentucky As the Nation’s Capital: Legend or Near Reality? Also includes a holographic copy of the manuscript.


Account Books, 1802-1888 (Mss 694), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Account Books, 1802-1888 (Mss 694), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 694. Account books from various members of the Quarles, Thomson and Gaines families of Fayette County and Scott County, Kentucky. Includes detailed financial accounts for tenant farming in Kentucky and Mississippi, including a large hemp operation in Scott County; a general store in Fayette County; and a lumberyard in Scott County. Also includes an account of a small dairy operation from 1879.


Patterson, Roland, 1782-1935 (Sc 3524), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Patterson, Roland, 1782-1935 (Sc 3524), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3524. Letter to his parents, 22 July 1899, from Roland Patterson, teaching school and boarding with the Gerald family in Jennie, Barren County, Kentucky. His contemplative letter, written while sitting up with the family’s young son who is recovering from malaria, describes the family, his quiet surroundings, and opening his school.


American Business Women's Association - Kentucky Colonel Chapter (Mss 693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

American Business Women's Association - Kentucky Colonel Chapter (Mss 693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 693. Minutes, financial papers, scrapbooks, programs, newsletters and various other organizational papers from Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Kentucky Colonel chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.


Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3522), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3522), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and typescript for Manuscripts Small Collection 3522. Letter, 28 September 1861, to his mother from John L. Hebron, serving with the 2nd Ohio Infantry at Camp King near Covington, Kentucky. He describes his travel from Camp Dennison in Ohio, camping and drilling, and the shooting of an African American by a guard. He acknowledges receipt of a needle book and expresses a desire to procure oilcloth for a blanket. He reports on efforts to raise another company in Ohio, the treatment of the men by officers, and the absence of “secesh women” in that part of the state.


Hemphill, William Ramsey, 1806-1876 (Sc 3521), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Hemphill, William Ramsey, 1806-1876 (Sc 3521), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3521. Letter, 23 February 1872, of Reverend William Ramsey Hemphill, Lowell, Kentucky, to Robert Rennick, discussing the incorporation of the Associate Reformed Presbytery of Kentucky. He suggests Rennick investigate the power of the county or circuit courts to incorporate, and in the alternative prepare a bill for passage by the Kentucky General Assembly. He also suggests content for the bill, including incorporators’ names and corporate powers and restrictions.


Williams, Michael Ann - Collector (Mss 691), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Williams, Michael Ann - Collector (Mss 691), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 691. Research material, including news clippings, promotional material, interviews, reports and miscellaneous printed items related to John Lair and the operations and performers at Renfro Valley, Kentucky. Collected by Michael Ann Williams for a book she wrote about Lair and Sarah Gertrude Knott.


Grise, Mary Ruth, 1938-2001 (Sc 3520), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Grise, Mary Ruth, 1938-2001 (Sc 3520), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3520. Baby book for Mary Ruth Grise, Bowling Green, Kentucky, the daughter of Finley C. Grise and Mary (Eshman) Grise; and a second, unused baby book. Also includes a Notification of Birth Registration for Mary Ruth issued by the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce.


Sledge, William Leonard, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3514), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Sledge, William Leonard, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3514), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for SC 3514. Script and photographs from two womanless wedding shows held in the Alvaton School gymnasium in Alvaton, Warren County, Kentucky in the 1960s. The images are stored in the WKU Photo Archives.


Wallar, James L., B. 1837? (Sc 3518), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Wallar, James L., B. 1837? (Sc 3518), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3518. Letter, 21 October 1861, to his mother and sisters from James L. Wallar of Marshall, Illinois, serving with the 40th Illinois Volunteers at Paducah, Kentucky. He describes the current circumstances of his regiment: the possibility of winter quarters; the drill and guard routine; construction of fortifications; the wounding of pickets and scouts and the funeral procession of one who was killed; the capture of Confederates; and the local flora. He asks about his crops at home and the possibilities of sale, and notes an “ugly letter ...


Noel Collection (Mss 682), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Noel Collection (Mss 682), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 682. Correspondence of Philip Jordan, Noel, Sr., of Bowling Green, Kentucky, his wife Anna Blanche (Shader) Noel, their son Dr. Philip Jordan Noel, Jr. and his wife Mary Katherine (Sledge) Noel.


Shuster, John W., 1846-1916 (Sc 3512), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Shuster, John W., 1846-1916 (Sc 3512), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text transcripts (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3512. Letters, 26 June and 19 July 1864, to Ensign Chubb, Canfield, Ohio, from John W. Shuster, serving with Company H of the 139th Indiana Volunteers. From Fort Jones, Lebanon Junction, Kentucky, he writes of illness in camp, July Fourth celebrations, the predations of “bushwackers,” and the popularity of Democratic presidential candidate George B. McClellan (“little Mac”) among the troops.


Drake, Louise (Carson), 1894-1979 (Sc 3515), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Drake, Louise (Carson), 1894-1979 (Sc 3515), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3515. “Sesquicentennial Vesper Service Remarks Made by Mrs. W. P. Drake at Pioneer Cemetery, Bowling Green, Kentucky, April 23rd, 1969,” a speech by Louise (Carson) Drake reviewing the early history of the Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green and providing biographical and genealogical data on selected members, including some interred at Pioneer Cemetery.


Whipple, Thelma Louise, B. 1912 (Sc 3516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Whipple, Thelma Louise, B. 1912 (Sc 3516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3516. School memory book of Thelma Louise Whipple, Hickman, Kentucky, containing autographs and names of teachers, classmates and friends.


Peter, William Henry, 1840-1865 (Sc 3510), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Peter, William Henry, 1840-1865 (Sc 3510), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text transcripts (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3510. Letters from W. Henry Peter to his sister in Brighton, Illinois. Stationed with the 122nd Illinois Infantry at Paducah, Kentucky on 11 December 1863, he recounts his regiment’s travel there by steamer to a camp site previously occupied by another regiment. He reports receiving a backlog of mail, expresses confidence in the strength of his regiment’s position and its supporting gunboats, and urges her and other family members to visit him. His letter of 12January 1864 reports his assignment as clerk ...


Sledge, Wiliam Leonard, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3513), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Sledge, Wiliam Leonard, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3513), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3513. Information collected by William Sledge, Bowling Green, Kentucky, on the Alvaton, Kentucky post office. Includes 1883 application for a post office, four data sheets 1915-1947, dedication program for 1970 post office, list of postmasters 1883-1963, and two envelopes postmarked 1889.


Floyd Collection (Mss 689), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Floyd Collection (Mss 689), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 689. Field books, 1851-1929, containing Warren County, Kentucky surveying notes recorded by John B. Floyd as well as some Warren County land records related to the Floyd family. Educational material from Jesse A. Floyd, Jr. relating to his teaching career in Warren County. A travel journal kept by Hubert and Alleyne Robinson during their trip to the western United States, Canada, and Mexico.


Stone, Dan Ray, 1921-2007 - Collector (Sc 3511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Stone, Dan Ray, 1921-2007 - Collector (Sc 3511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3511. Miscellaneous papers collected by Dan Ray Stone, Bowling Green, Kentucky: constitution of the reactivated Senators’ Club, Inc., of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and cover letter (1948); notes on the Greer family of Barren County, Kentucky; a letter of thanks to Stone for yearbooks, written by WKU alumnus Clarence Glover (2002); and Bible records of the Taylor family of Warren County, Kentucky.


Buckberry, Ray B., Jr., B. 1934 - Collector (Mss 688), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Buckberry, Ray B., Jr., B. 1934 - Collector (Mss 688), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and digital scans for some files for Manuscripts Collection 688. Material collected by Bowling Green, Kentucky attorney, Ray B. Buckberry, Jr. for presentations he prepared about the history of grocery stores locally and nationally and about Operation Tiger, the practice battle for D-Day on Slapton Sands, Devon, England on 28 April 1944 during World War II.


Stewart, John George, 1890-1970 (Sc 3509), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Stewart, John George, 1890-1970 (Sc 3509), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3509. Letter from John George Stewart, Architect of The U.S. Capitol, to U.S. Congressman William H. Natcher certifying that the accompanying flag had flown over the U.S. capitol. The flag was for the Bowling Green, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.


Charles Mckendree Neal Papers, 1933, Charles M. Neal Feb 2020

Charles Mckendree Neal Papers, 1933, Charles M. Neal

Center for Restoration Studies Archives, Manuscripts and Personal Papers Finding Aids

Finding aid for the Charles McKendree Neal Papers, 1933.


Fuqua, William G., B. 1930 (Sc 3507), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Fuqua, William G., B. 1930 (Sc 3507), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3507. “A Judge’s Retirement Reflections,” by William G. Fuqua, Judge, Logan (County, Kentucky) Circuit Court, inscribed 14 July 1995; and a letter to Fuqua, 6 September 1990, from Bowling Green, Kentucky attorney Philip Huddleston soliciting contribution of an article for the newsletter of the local bar.


Buckberry, Ray B., Jr., B. 1934 - Collector (Mss 685), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Buckberry, Ray B., Jr., B. 1934 - Collector (Mss 685), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 685. Research material collected by Ray B. Buckberry, Jr. related to Ernest Hogan, an African American musician from Bowling Green, Kentucky, who is sometimes credited as one of the pioneers of ragtime music. He composed and wrote lyrics for numerous musical pieces for minstrel shows and published sheet music.


Richey, Nancy Carol, B. 1959 (Mss 690), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Richey, Nancy Carol, B. 1959 (Mss 690), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 690. Research material collected by Nancy Richey and Carlton Jackson about thumbpicking guitarist Mose Rager for their book Mose Rager: Kentucky’s Incomparable Guitar Master. Includes interviews, news clippings, and correspondence by and about Rager as well as other thumbpicking guitarists, such as Merle Travis, Arnold Shultz, and Eddie Pennington.