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Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 3428), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 3428), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3428. Letter to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from artist and Kentucky native Joe Downing, Paris, France, regretting his inability to see her during a 1962 visit to Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes various notices and catalogs of Downing’s art exhibits.


Hart, Joel Tanner, 1810-1877 - Relating To (Sc 3402), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Hart, Joel Tanner, 1810-1877 - Relating To (Sc 3402), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3402. Biographical sketch, date and author unknown, of sculptor Joel Tanner Hart, a native of Clark County, Kentucky.


Woolfolk, Miriam Lamy, B. 1926 (Sc 3343), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Woolfolk, Miriam Lamy, B. 1926 (Sc 3343), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3343. “Notes, Sketches of Kentucky’s Covered Bridges” by Miriam Woolfolk, a booklet compiling data on sixteen covered bridges in Kentucky accompanied by sketches of each, and a poem by the author. Includes a brochure, “Covered Bridges: A Vanishing Species,” offering programs by the author on covered bridges and other topics.


Sanders, William Willard "Whitey," B. 1931 (Mss 659), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Sanders, William Willard "Whitey," B. 1931 (Mss 659), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 659. Correspondence, articles and miscellaneous material documenting the career of newspaper editorial cartoonist Bill “Whitey” Sanders. Includes letters from readers, public figures and fellow cartoonists, video of programs and appearances, and material related to Sanders’ books and his participation in professional organizations. Correspondence, articles and miscellaneous material documenting the career of newspaper editorial cartoonist Bill Whitey” Sanders. Includes letters from readers, public figures and fellow cartoonists, video of programs and appearances, and material related to Sanders’ books and his participation in professional organizations.


Claycomb, Marilou (Irwin), B. 1936 (Sc 3314), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Claycomb, Marilou (Irwin), B. 1936 (Sc 3314), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3314. Collection of four Home Worker Handbooks detailing work done by Marilou (Irwin) Claycomb for Eleanor Beard, Inc. of Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Kentucky. Irwin did contract quilting from June 1959 until August 1966. Each of the four U.S. Department of Labor #FO-75 booklets list the date issued, number, style, article, rate, date returned, number completed, hours worked, wages and date of payment of her public contract work.


Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 3303), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 3303), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3303. Two letters written by artist Joe Downing to Sandy Staebell and Kentucky Museum staff relating to a 2005 exhibition of Downing’s artwork at the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University. Also includes some auxiliary information about Downing.


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

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

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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


Richardson, Laura Elizabeth (Ferguson), 1908-1986 (Mss 645), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Richardson, Laura Elizabeth (Ferguson), 1908-1986 (Mss 645), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full text scans of correspondence in box one (Click on the "Additional Files" below for Manuscripts Collection 645. Letters, photographs, and research notes belonging to quilt collector Laura Elizabeth Richardson. Includes letters and research materials from noted quilt authority Florence Peto.


Clarke, Mary Louise (Washington), 1913-1999 (Mss 634), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Clarke, Mary Louise (Washington), 1913-1999 (Mss 634), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 634. Research, correspondence and photographs relating to the scholarly study of Kentucky author Jesse Stuart by WKU English and folklore professor Mary (Washington) Clarke. Includes correspondence with Stuart, editors and other scholars in connection with her book Jesse Stuart’s Kentucky and other publications. Also includes research and correspondence relating to Clarke’s book Kentucky Quilts and Their Makers.


Field Packing Company - Owensboro, Kentucky (Sc 3207), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Field Packing Company - Owensboro, Kentucky (Sc 3207), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3207. Preliminary package designs, in color, for Pizza Dogs and Pizza Loaf, two food products of the Field Packing Company, Owensboro, Kentucky. Includes letters from the design firm, and grocery store display cards for Pizza Dogs and for Field’s Fresh Ham Sausage.


Eckstein, Jane (Bailey), D. 1833 (Sc 3153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Eckstein, Jane (Bailey), D. 1833 (Sc 3153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text typescript of letter (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3153. Letter, 25 April 1832, of Jane Eckstein, Frankfort, Kentucky, to her daughter Mary Kinmont in Cincinnati, Ohio. She details an approaching move to Millersburg, Kentucky, where Mary’s father, the artist Frederick Eckstein, will open a school. She relates news of Mary’s siblings, asks her about family matters in Cincinnati, and offers advice on nursing her young child.


Murphy, Ruby Bradford, 1909-1995 (Sc 3142), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Murphy, Ruby Bradford, 1909-1995 (Sc 3142), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3142. Short article about Nellie Verne Walker, a sculptor from Iowa, titled “Little Lady With a Big Idea,” accompanied by 11 photographs.


Valentines (Sc 3134), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Valentines (Sc 3134), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3134. Handmade and colored valentine “from Eunice” to an unnamed recipient, featuring a drawing of a young girl with lettered greeting, “My heart I lay at your feet, O be my Valentine sweet.”


Deweese, Elizabeth Ann (Phelps), 1842-1915 (Sc 3132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Deweese, Elizabeth Ann (Phelps), 1842-1915 (Sc 3132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3132. Weaving drafts (4 originals; 1 photocopy) on long strips of paper, several of which have been stitched together, created by Elizabeth Ann Deweese of Butler County, Kentucky.


Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3127. Pencil sketch of the Warren County, Kentucky, home of Nathaniel and Mary Lucas, executed by an English visitor in the winter of 1883.


Bruton, Mary Virginia (Guess), 1907-1978 (Sc 3119), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2017

Bruton, Mary Virginia (Guess), 1907-1978 (Sc 3119), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3119. Photos (3) and a reminiscence about chenille bedspreads sold by the Bruton family at their Hart County, Kentucky, Pine Ridge Gift Shop. Besides bedspreads, the shop sold locally made baskets, chalk figurines, cider,and Mammoth Cave souvenirs. Scans of the photographs are stored in the Photo Archives.


Garrison, Kathryn (Topmiller), 1917-2012 (Sc 3117), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Garrison, Kathryn (Topmiller), 1917-2012 (Sc 3117), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3117. Two letters of Kathryn Garrison, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to her godchild “Betsy,” regarding hats made by Wilhelmina Howard, a Bowling Green milliner who was Betsy’s grandmother and Kathryn’s cousin.


Lissauer, Mildred Wallis (Potter), 1897-1998 (Mss 544), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2017

Lissauer, Mildred Wallis (Potter), 1897-1998 (Mss 544), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 544. Materials related to the construction of the Godey Quilt by Mildred Lissauer, Louisville, Kentucky in 1934. Includes graphic items gleaned from newspaper, magazines, and other paper ephemera, correspondence with the seamstress responsible for much of the sewing on the quilt, research correspondence of Sandra Statebell related to the quilt and an article that she wrote about it. News clippings and magazine articles about Lissauer’s penchant for interior decorating.


Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 2989), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2016

Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 2989), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2989. Items related to native Kentuckian and expatriate (France) artist Joe Downing collected by Benjamin L. and Louise Pritz of Cincinnati, Ohio. Items include notes and cards from Joe, correspondence with his brother, Dero Downing, numerous invitations and programs for Downing exhibitions, and a number of New Year cards featuring photographs of Joe and his art.


Ponder, Edna Mae (Friend), 1920-2006 (Sc 2929), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2015

Ponder, Edna Mae (Friend), 1920-2006 (Sc 2929), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and image (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2929. Materials relating to design of the Kentucky Bicentennial Star Quilt by Edna Ponder, Danville, Kentucky. Includes typescript history, quilt pattern, unused pieces and cardboard template, newspaper articles, and photographs. Also includes a coloring book related to Danville history, illustrated by Ponder. The original quilt is in the Kentucky Museum collection at Western Kentucky University.


Neff, Loraine Savage, 1899-1994 (Sc 2920), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2015

Neff, Loraine Savage, 1899-1994 (Sc 2920), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and two examples (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2920. Stamp collages made by Fisherville, Kentucky native Loraine S. Neff. Includes an article by Neff based on her family history, an article about her stamp collages, and the introduction to her book Original Quilting Designs.


Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 2917), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2015

Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 2917), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2917. Letters of artist Joseph Dudley Downing to Riley Handy, Kentucky Museum, WKU, regarding an exhibition of his work that opened at the museum on 28 March 1993. Downing discusses the content of the exhibition, associated printed matter and the return of unsold items, and provides background on the works “Isidore’s Door,” “Michael’s Door,” “The Window of Arthemise Fougerousse” and “The Chicken Bones.” Includes an unidentifed commentary on some of his paintings, and a list of 11 works to be exhibited.


Quilts - Logan County, Kentucky (Sc 2864), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2014

Quilts - Logan County, Kentucky (Sc 2864), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2864. Correspondence, promotional material and planning notes for a quilt registry in Logan County, Kentucky, sponsored by the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society and a subsequent exhibit at the Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University.


Laplant, Alvira (Sc 2860), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2014

Laplant, Alvira (Sc 2860), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2860. A home furnishings project completed for a high school home economics class by Alvira LaPlant. Using “The Michigan” bungalow as a prototype, she includes pictures of selected furniture, fixtures, and decorative items for the home accompanied with prices, and floor plans.


Watson, Mary Verda, 1887-1981 (Mss 499), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2014

Watson, Mary Verda, 1887-1981 (Mss 499), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 499. Postcards sent to school teacher Mary Verda Watson of Grayson County, Kentucky, by family, friends and students. Includes Kentucky scenes, as well as holiday and novelty cards.


Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Mss 565), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2014

Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Mss 565), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 565. Correspondence, articles, news clippings, photographs, exhibit invitations and catalogs, and miscellaneous materials documenting the artistic works and personal life of native Kentuckian artist Joe Downing during his career in the United States and abroad. Includes records of exhibits and patrons of Downing’s work.


Shakers - South Union, Kentucky (Sc 1328), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2014

Shakers - South Union, Kentucky (Sc 1328), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1328. Letters, written by South Union, Kentucky Shaker leaders, to leaders of the Hancock Shaker Society, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, discussing the building of mills and dam, economic conditions, and religious affairs. The original letters are in the Library of Congress.


Griffin, Gus M. (Mrs.) (Sc 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Griffin, Gus M. (Mrs.) (Sc 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1195. Letter, 1976, written by Mrs. Gus M. Griffin, Louisville, Kentucky, to Jane Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky, which contains comments about cartoonist Henry Martin. Also a 25th wedding anniversary song booklet and associated data.


Christopherson, Kathryn "Katie" (Donley), B. 1922 (Sc 1190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Christopherson, Kathryn "Katie" (Donley), B. 1922 (Sc 1190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1190. Annotated results of a survey conducted by Katy Christopherson, Louisville, Kentucky, about state quilt documentation projects in the United States.


Bunning, Mary (Sc 1167), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Bunning, Mary (Sc 1167), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1167. Thank you note from Mary Bunning, Southgate, Kentucky, to Earlene Chelf, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Bunning expresses delight for tour of the Kentucky Building at WKU, that Chelf hosted. Notecard is print of one of Mary’s paintings.