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Cumberland College Association - Princeton, Kentucky (Sc 2787), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Cumberland College Association - Princeton, Kentucky (Sc 2787), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2787. Minutes for the Cumberland College Association, the governing board that operated Cumberland College in Princeton, Kentucky. The school was later moved to Lebanon, Tennessee.


Dotson, Allene Dooley (Sc 2780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Dotson, Allene Dooley (Sc 2780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2780. Paper titled "History of the Bowling Green Female Academy" written by Allene Dooley Dotson for a history class at Western Kentucky University.


Cornell, Eddie Mae, B. 1902? (Sc 1187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Cornell, Eddie Mae, B. 1902? (Sc 1187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1187. Grades received, evidently necessary to earn an eighth grade certificate, by Eddie Mae Cornell, Nelson County, Kentucky; and certificate issued to her by Nelson County after she successfully passed the examination as prescribed by the State Board of Education.


Geary, Genevieve Baxter, B. 1924 (Sc 1125), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Geary, Genevieve Baxter, B. 1924 (Sc 1125), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1125. Nine-page reminiscence written by Genevieve Geary, of Muhlenberg County, titled, “School Teaching in the 1940s in One- and Two-Room Schools with Emergency Certificate”.


Langston, Luke Alvah Leigh, 1870-1965 (Mss 479), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Langston, Luke Alvah Leigh, 1870-1965 (Mss 479), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 479. Teacher’s registers with lists of pupils, accounts, and school regulations, kept by Luke A.L. Langston for various schools in Calloway County Kentucky, from 1890-1913.


Neal, Mary Julia, 1905-1995 (Sc 1112), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2013

Neal, Mary Julia, 1905-1995 (Sc 1112), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1112. Interview with Mary Julia Neal, Bowling Green, Kentucky, conducted by Gina Claywell. Claywell was interested chiefly in Neal’s experiences as a student at Bethel College, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and as a teacher at Western Kentucky University in the 1930s and 1940s.


Cox, Floyd W., 1925-1981 (Sc 1086), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Cox, Floyd W., 1925-1981 (Sc 1086), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1086. School paper, “My First Punishment in School” written by Floyd W. Cox for an English class in 1942. He relates the punishment he received as a seven-year old student at the one-room Oakwood Mills school in Warren County, Kentucky.


Bowling Green City Council Of Parents And Teachers - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1085), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Bowling Green City Council Of Parents And Teachers - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1085), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1085. Paper which describes the beginning and early years of the Parent-Teacher Association in Bowling Green, Kentucky schools.


Kimberlin, Nettie (Sc 1087), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Kimberlin, Nettie (Sc 1087), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1087. Two cards of honor awarded to Nettie for good deportment and perfect lessons by the Texas School in Texas, (Washington County), Kentucky. Each card features a colorful pastoral scene on one side.


Briggs, Analee, 1905-1989 - Letter To (Sc 1046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Briggs, Analee, 1905-1989 - Letter To (Sc 1046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1046. Letter to Analee Briggs, a teacher at Rich Pond School, Warren County, Kentucky, from her former student, Wilma Mae Green, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, 5 September 1952. Green praises Miss Briggs’ positive influence on her and offers to send any needed items to her former school.


Moxley, Frank Otha, 1908-2004 (Sc 1036), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Moxley, Frank Otha, 1908-2004 (Sc 1036), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1036. Notes of Howard E. Bailey, Western Kentucky University’s Dean of Student Affairs, taken during a 1998 interview with Frank Otha Moxley. Moxley relates his educational pursuit and career. Includes Bailey’s informational letter.


Smith, Travis Edwin, B. 1898 (Sc 2734), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Smith, Travis Edwin, B. 1898 (Sc 2734), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2734. Three documents related to the history of education in Kentucky which were prepared by Travis Edwin Smith for his doctoral dissertation. One document concentrates on teacher education, one on education law in Kentucky, and the last document is an overview titled “Education in Kentucky.” The documents concentrate on sources to be used in the dissertation.


Franklin Female College - Franklin, Kentucky (Sc 2720), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Franklin Female College - Franklin, Kentucky (Sc 2720), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2720. Bound typescript of the Board of Trustees minutes from the Franklin Female College, Franklin, Kentucky. (155 p.)


Wiggins, Bobbie Reeves (Sc 2701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Wiggins, Bobbie Reeves (Sc 2701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2701. Sample copy, with edits, of “The Legacy of Woodland School, Early 1900’s to 1963,” a history of Woodland School, Paducah, Kentucky by Bobbie Reeves Wiggins.


Penn, Anna Ruth (Sc 1013), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Penn, Anna Ruth (Sc 1013), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1013. Receipt signed by school teacher (Anna) Ruth Penn, Gracy, Kentucky, and given to M.S. Hopson, a member of the School Board of Trustees, for payment. She requested payment of $4.50 for three months’ tuition. Penn was the mother of noted author, Robert Penn Warren. Also associated data.


Daviess County High School - Owensboro, Kentucky (Sc 2699), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Daviess County High School - Owensboro, Kentucky (Sc 2699), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2699. Last will and testament of the Daviess County High School Class of 1939.


Teachers And Teaching - Powell County, Kentucky, 1909 (Sc 927), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Teachers And Teaching - Powell County, Kentucky, 1909 (Sc 927), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 927. Agreement of Fannie Hanks to teach school in Powell County, Kentucky for a six month term beginning 5 July 1909. The contract lists the number of pupils and the responsibilities of the teacher.


Hill, J. M. (Sc 954), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Hill, J. M. (Sc 954), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 954. Teacher’s certificate issued for the period of two years, to J.M. Hill, Hardin County, Kentucky. It lists grades he made in various subjects.


Cedar Bluff Female College - Woodburn, Kentucky (Sc 2695), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Cedar Bluff Female College - Woodburn, Kentucky (Sc 2695), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2695. Invitations to the 1886, 1887 and 1888 commencement exercises of Cedar Bluff College, a school for young ladies in Woodburn, Kentucky. The members of the graduating classes are listed, and the 1888 invitation includes the program for the event.


Mills, Barbara Ann (Tucker), B. 1931 (Sc 921), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Mills, Barbara Ann (Tucker), B. 1931 (Sc 921), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 921. Barbara Ann (Tucker) Mills writes of her life growing up in a home in Bowling Green, Kentucky that provided rooms and meals for students at Western Kentucky State Teachers College and Bowling Green Business University during the 1930s and 1940s. Her parents, known and “Ma Tucker” and “Pa Tucker,” operated boardinghouses located on College Street. Also includes two family photographs.


Grimes, Oliver, 1884-1960 (Sc 924), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Grimes, Oliver, 1884-1960 (Sc 924), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 924. Letter written by Oliver Grimes, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 27 October 1925, to Jesse Stewart, Elkins, West Virginia, relating to his candidacy in an upcoming election for the Warren County Board of Education. Grimes was general manager of the Warren County Strawberry Growers’ Association; the letter is written on the organization’s letterhead. Includes biographical information about Stewart and the obituaries of Grimes and his opponent for the Board of Education seat, W. P. White.


Hardin, John A., B. 1948 (Sc 972), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Hardin, John A., B. 1948 (Sc 972), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 972. Paper titled “African American Education in Kentucky: An Overview,” presented at the Kentucky Building, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, in observance of Black History Month by history professor John Hardin.


Third District, Kentucky Branch Of The National Congress Of Parents And Teachers - Minutes (Sc 2687), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Third District, Kentucky Branch Of The National Congress Of Parents And Teachers - Minutes (Sc 2687), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts 2687. Minutes of the Third District, Kentucky Branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers. Minutes were kept in a notebook in chronological order.


Gaines, Elizabeth, B. 1852 (Sc 999), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Gaines, Elizabeth, B. 1852 (Sc 999), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 999. Recollections of Elizabeth Gaines about her life in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky. She discusses residents, schools, and businesses. Gaines includes a detailed account of Civil War incidents in Bowling Green that she recalls from her childhood.


Wells, George M., Sr., 1887-1956 (Sc 994), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Wells, George M., Sr., 1887-1956 (Sc 994), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 994. Teacher’s certificates issued to George M. Wells by Metcalfe County, Kentucky, for two years in 1907, and one issued by Monroe County, Kentucky, for four years in 1909; Wells’ grade card from Loyola University Medical School, 1914-1915; and obituaries of Wells (2).


Kentucky Military Institute - Lyndon, Kentucky - Alumni (Sc 686), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Kentucky Military Institute - Lyndon, Kentucky - Alumni (Sc 686), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 686. Letters from alumni or family members of alumni of the Kentucky Military Institute, Lyndon, Kentucky, to the Alumni Association, providing information about their military service and other activities. A 1901 graduate includes his reminiscences of KMI.


"Mary" (Sc 871), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

"Mary" (Sc 871), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 871. Correspondence (53) and postcards (23), 1915-1916, written chiefly to “Esther,” Woodburn, Kentucky, (age 24 in 1916), by “Mary,” Bowling Green, Kentucky, about local and family news, which reflect their lesbian lifestyle. One letter to Esther and Lassie fromMary. Also some letters written to Esther from Lassie, n.d.


Kimbrough, William Joseph, Jr., 1930-2007 (Sc 868), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Kimbrough, William Joseph, Jr., 1930-2007 (Sc 868), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 868. Letters written by William Joseph Kimbrough to Sarah Gilbert Garris, Library Science instructor at Western Kentucky State College, 1953-1954, during his military service in
California and Japan. Includes a vivid description of a visit in a middle class Japanese family’s home and additional details about his experiences written in 1992.


Bowling Green Female College - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 661), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Bowling Green Female College - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 661), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 661. Certificates of proficiency in various subjects awarded to Mattie and Kate Sumpter, Bowling Green, Kentucky, by the Bowling Green Female College and signed by its president, George M. Edgar.


Cherry, James Preston, 1896-1961 (Sc 659), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Cherry, James Preston, 1896-1961 (Sc 659), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 659. Report cards for second and third grade of James Preston Cherry, issued by Bowling Green Public Schools, Bowling Green, Kentucky.