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Schools - Simpson County, Kentucky (Sc 3423), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Schools - Simpson County, Kentucky (Sc 3423), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3423. Report of a joint meeting to discuss proposals to merge the Independent School District of Franklin, Kentucky and the Simpson County (Kentucky) School District. Matters considered include a joint budget, tax rate, facilities, and costs per pupil. Includes data on high school enrollment for 1939-1940. The report concludes with a decision to reject the merger.


Kentucky Council Of Teachers Of English (Sc 3409), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Kentucky Council Of Teachers Of English (Sc 3409), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3409. “Literary Landmarks of Kentucky,” a guidebook prepared by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English. Organized alphabetically by county and thereafter by place name, the guide provides short entries about the literary personalities or literary works associated with that location.


Richards, Frances, 1893-1991 - Letters To (Sc 3406), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Richards, Frances, 1893-1991 - Letters To (Sc 3406), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collections 3406. Letters of recommendation for Simpson County, Kentucky teacher Frances Richards (later a WKU faculty member), and associated letters regarding teaching positions. Includes teachers certificates and certificate examination grades for Frances’s sister Mary Ellen Richards. One correspondent, A. H. Hill, writes with familiarity to his “cousins” Frances and Mary Ellen.


Cornette, James Percival, 1908-1986 (Sc 3374), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Cornette, James Percival, 1908-1986 (Sc 3374), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3374. Letter, 5 June 1956, to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from James P. Cornette, a former colleague and now president of West Texas State College, expressing his appreciation of a recent visit with her. Also includes a 1962 letter to Richards from WKU alumnus and West Texas State College history professor Lowell H. Harrison enclosing a lengthy clipping about Cornette’s recent “Man of the Year” award, and a 1963 speech of Cornette’s on the occasion of the college’s renaming as West Texas State University.


Grise, George Calvin, 1918-1961 (Sc 3359), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Grise, George Calvin, 1918-1961 (Sc 3359), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3359. Letters and cards to WKU faculty member Frances Richards and her parents, and writings of George C. Grise. The WKU graduate, English professor at Austin Peay University, and author thanks the Richards for gifts, including a loom, and describes his life in the country near Lewisburg, Kentucky. He sends Frances Richards notices regarding the publication of his 1956 book Life With Hezzie and a 1960 writer’s workshop at Austin Peay. Includes an essay about editing WKU’s College Heights Herald newspaper, and a published article about school discipline stories. Also includes ...


Wilson, Effie Gertrude, 1903-1986 (Sc 3337), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Wilson, Effie Gertrude, 1903-1986 (Sc 3337), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3337. “Burkesville’s Colleges,” a paper by Effie G. Wilson, Marrowbone, Kentucky, outlining the history of Alexander College and Burkesville College, two nineteenth-century schools in Burkesville (Cumberland County), Kentucky.


Ray, Joseph Malchus, 1907-1991 (Sc 3329), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Ray, Joseph Malchus, 1907-1991 (Sc 3329), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full text scan of memoirs and photographs and digital files of interviews (Click on "Additional Files" below to access) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3329. Memoirs, sundry papers, and oral histories of Joseph Malchus Ray, a native of Warren County, Kentucky, who went on to teach at universities in Texas, Alabama and Maryland. He ended his career as president of the University of Texas at El Paso in 1968, but stayed on afterwards as the H.Y. Benedict Professor of Political Science at UTEP. The memoirs discuss in detail his professional and personal life and the values that ...


Lancaster, Lennie Young, 1893-1980 - Letters To (Sc 3325), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Lancaster, Lennie Young, 1893-1980 - Letters To (Sc 3325), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3325. Letters to Dr. L. Y. Lancaster, professor of biology at WKU and creator of its pre-med program, from friends, colleagues and former students. They write of their health, travel and activities, and congratulate Dr. Lancaster on the naming of a clinic at WKU in his honor. Some reference a shared interest in wildlife and the outdoors.


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

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

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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.


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

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

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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.


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

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

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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 ...


Carley Family Papers (Sc 3223), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Carley Family Papers (Sc 3223), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3223. Letters and papers of George Carley of Georgetown, Kentucky and family (mainly daughters, a granddaughter, and nieces). Relatives in Ontario, Canada and in Pennsylvania report family news and mourn the soldiers of World War I; a daughter writes from Arkansas of taxes and the economy, her stepson writes of medical studies during the influenza pandemic, and her brother-in-law writes of oil and investments. George’s papers include solicitations from makers of fencing and farm supplies.

Also includes children’s letters and poems.


Adams, Marion Lee, 1930-2013 (Mss 638), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Adams, Marion Lee, 1930-2013 (Mss 638), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 638. Research, articles and clippings relating to Patty and Mildred Hill of Louisville, Kentucky, and their composition of the song “Happy Birthday to You.” Includes letters of the Hills’ surviving descendant written to Marion Lee Adams of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.


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

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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.


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.


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.


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.


Ennis, William Franklin, Sr., 1856-1939 (Mss 614), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Ennis, William Franklin, Sr., 1856-1939 (Mss 614), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 614. Journals with short entries about daily happenings and listings of farm expenses for William F. Ennis, a farmer, quarry owner, and businessman from Warren County, Kentucky. Also includes some poetry, weather information, and data about an unnamed individual conducting a school.


Huenefeld, Earl Warren, B. 1921 And Alvis Marie (Dunaway) Huenefeld, 1922-1994 (Mss 606), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Huenefeld, Earl Warren, B. 1921 And Alvis Marie (Dunaway) Huenefeld, 1922-1994 (Mss 606), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 606. Courtship letters of E. Warren Huenefeld, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, and his fiancé and eventual wife, Alvis Marie Dunaway, while she was teaching school in Madison County and Pulaski County, Kentucky. Includes some elementary music teaching Material and a pencil sketch of Alvis Huenefeld.


Winchel, Beulah Rhea, 1912-2015 (Mss 609), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Winchel, Beulah Rhea, 1912-2015 (Mss 609), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 609. Correspondence, photographs, travel materials, genealogy, and other personal papers of Beulah R. Winchel, a Breckinridge County, Kentucky, native and a teacher and librarian who served in Japan, Germany and France with the U.S. Army Special Services and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools.


Mcreynolds, Benjamin, 1769-1845 (Mss 603), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2017

Mcreynolds, Benjamin, 1769-1845 (Mss 603), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 603. Manuscript books of sermons, religious, medical and other writings created by Benjamin S. McReynolds, a Butler County, Kentucky Methodist minister. Includes family history and records of schools operated by McReynolds.


Kentucky Council For Community Education (Sc 3081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2017

Kentucky Council For Community Education (Sc 3081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3081. Memos and agenda for a meeting to be held to discuss a statewide coalition to support community education.


Sweets, Henry Hayes, 1872-1952 (Sc 3055), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Sweets, Henry Hayes, 1872-1952 (Sc 3055), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3055. Mimeographed letter, 20 March 1906, of Henry H. Sweets, Louisville, Kentucky, Secretary, Executive Committee, Ministerial Education and Relief, of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. He urges recipients to convey the “crying need” for ministers to parents, teachers and young men in the church, and offers to send literature to interested parties whose names are forwarded to the Committee.


Bridgeport School - Warren County, Kentukcy (Sc 3031), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2016

Bridgeport School - Warren County, Kentukcy (Sc 3031), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3031. Information about the Bridgeport School located in southern Warren County, Kentucky, which was sold in 1928. Information includes census totals from 1909 to 1918, general physical condition, image of school in 1909, deeds.


Cedar Bluff Female College - Woodburn, Kentucky (Mss 580), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2016

Cedar Bluff Female College - Woodburn, Kentucky (Mss 580), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 580. Two account books of Cedar Bluff Female College, Woodburn, Kentucky showing charges to students for books and supplies. One book includes general farm accounts of the college’s proprietor, William F. Whitesides of Simpson County.


Helm, Alban Foster, 1861-1936 (Sc 3012), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2016

Helm, Alban Foster, 1861-1936 (Sc 3012), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3012. Diploma, 18 June 1884, of Alban F. Helm for completion of Teachers Course of Study, Seminary and Normal School, Morgantown, Kentucky; Teacher’s Certificate, 4 August 1888, of Alban F. Helm for common schools of Butler County, Kentucky.


Fulkerson, Joseph Gerald, 1923-2013 And Josephine (Woodward) Fulkerson, 1926-2016 (Sc 2995), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2016

Fulkerson, Joseph Gerald, 1923-2013 And Josephine (Woodward) Fulkerson, 1926-2016 (Sc 2995), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2995. Autograph album of Josephine (Woodward) Fulkerson, 1937; and “Memories West Louisville High School 1942-1992,” a souvenir booklet belonging to Joseph G. Fulkerson, with biographical data on the members of his 1942 high school graduating class.


Smith, Mary Woodrow (Wilson), 1913-2005 (Sc 2991), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2016

Smith, Mary Woodrow (Wilson), 1913-2005 (Sc 2991), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2991. “Random Meanderings: The Rural School Years,” Mary W. Smith’s reminiscence of teaching in the rural schools of Butler County, Kentucky. Includes the author’s obituary.


Edwards, Jerome Cyrus, 1854-1931 (Sc 2986), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2016

Edwards, Jerome Cyrus, 1854-1931 (Sc 2986), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2986. Certificate, 26 October 1880, issued to Jerome C. Edwards, qualifying him to teach in the common schools of Barren, County, Kentucky; letter, 23 December 1921, to Jerome C. Edwards from his cousin Cyrus Edwards, Horse Cave, Kentucky, asking for data to complete a family history.


Mcgregor Collection (Mss 566), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2016

Mcgregor Collection (Mss 566), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 566. Correspondence, accounts, and lists of materials relating to the acquisition by the Kentucky Library, Western Kentucky University, of rare books, periodicals and manuscripts with funding provided by the McGregor Plan.