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Breckinridge Family Correspondence (Sc 46), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2012

Breckinridge Family Correspondence (Sc 46), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 46. Photostats of correspondence of John and Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Lexington, Kentucky, with Thomas Jefferson, 1793-1821 (29 items); a letter to James Monroe, 1804, and correspondence containing comments on the Revolution in Virginia, 1781 (1), and on activities at the Breckinridge’s farm, Cabell’s Dale. Also photocopy of published article based on the papers, 1968.


Moss, John Mckenzie, 1868-1929 (Sc 518), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2012

Moss, John Mckenzie, 1868-1929 (Sc 518), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 518. Papers of John McKenzie Moss, lawyer, judge, and politician of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Notice of his contest of election, 3rd Congressional District, 1900; letters to Moss pertaining chiefly to politics, 1902-1903; letter of Moss to lawyer, 1902.


Miller, John Goodrum, Sr., 1853-1936 (Sc 2613), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2012

Miller, John Goodrum, Sr., 1853-1936 (Sc 2613), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2613. Bound typescript volume of the “Memoirs of John Goodrum Miller” which details Miller’s relocation to Murray, Kentucky to practice law. Also includes commentary about the history of Kentucky, particularly the Pennyrile region. He relates historical events that impacted his life and his opinions on a variety of topics.


Shreve, Royal Ornan (Sc 2611), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2012

Shreve, Royal Ornan (Sc 2611), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2611. Typescript copy of “Volume II: Their Superfluous Highnesses,” by Royal Ornan Shreve. This document is from Chapter IX, titled “Richard M. Johnson,” Detailing the Life, Political and Military, of a Former United States Vice-President.


Blackburn, William, 1808-1870 (Sc 32), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2012

Blackburn, William, 1808-1870 (Sc 32), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 32. Letter written by William and Jane Blackburn, Allen County, Kentucky, to their brother and sister, Mr. & Mrs. A.D. Billingsley, Ladoga, Indiana, concerning family news, the local political situation and the growth, trade and export of tobacco.


Bramlette, Thomas Elliott, 1817-1875 (Sc 720), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2012

Bramlette, Thomas Elliott, 1817-1875 (Sc 720), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 720. Letter written by Thomas Elliott Bramlette, Louisville, Kentucky, to President Andrew Johnson, Washington, D.C., concerning recommendation that Bramlette had made for a state political appointment which he wants disregarded as he has learned that the man recommended “is a radical of the negro suffrage and impeachment school.”


Crittenden, John Jordan, 1787-1863 (Sc 708), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Crittenden, John Jordan, 1787-1863 (Sc 708), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 708. Letter written by John Jordan Crittenden, United States Senator from Kentucky, Frankfort, Kentucky, to Ohio Congressman, J. W. Allen, concerning the recent defeat of Henry Clay and the Whig Party.


"It Was Awful, But It Was Politics": Crittenden County And The Demise Of African American Political Participation, Krista Michelle Jones Aug 2012

"It Was Awful, But It Was Politics": Crittenden County And The Demise Of African American Political Participation, Krista Michelle Jones

Theses and Dissertations

Despite the vast scholarship that exists discussing why Democrats sought restrictive suffrage laws, little attention has been given by historians to examine how concern over local government drove disfranchisement measures. This study examines how the authors of disfranchisement laws were influenced by what was happening in Crittenden County where African Americans, because of their numerical majority, wielded enough political power to determine election outcomes. In the years following the Civil War, African Americans established strong communities, educated themselves, secured independent institutions, and most importantly became active in politics. Because of their numerical majority, Crittenden's African Americans were elected to ...


Cassell, J. Frank, 1872-1925 (Sc 2559), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2012

Cassell, J. Frank, 1872-1925 (Sc 2559), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2559. Letter from Frank Cassell, Chairman, Louisville, Kentucky Legislative District, to Pearl Smith (Mrs. Stuart A.), Louisville, informing her of her selection as a delegate to the Democratic nominating convention to be held on 22 June 1921.


Griffith, Josh T., 1861-1939 (Sc 2557), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2012

Griffith, Josh T., 1861-1939 (Sc 2557), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2557. Form letter from Josh T. Griffith, Clerk of the Daviess County (Kentucky) Court, setting out his credentials and seeking support for the Democratic nomination for State Treasurer.


Stevenson, John White, 1812-1886 (Sc 433), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2012

Stevenson, John White, 1812-1886 (Sc 433), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 433. Letter from John White Stevenson, Covington, Kentucky, to L.Q. Washington, Washington, D.C., regarding Washington’s candidacy for undesignated office, Kentucky’s Congressional races, and the upcoming national election.


Lowther, Charles Ernest, B. 1951 (Sc 649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Lowther, Charles Ernest, B. 1951 (Sc 649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 649. Photocopies of letters written to Charles Ernest Lowther, of Nortonville, Kentucky, and a history student at Western Kentucky University, from various members of the U.S. Congress in reply to Lowther’s letter regarding the Nixon-Cox incident.


Thornberry, Martine (Calhoun), 1905-1972 (Sc 609), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Thornberry, Martine (Calhoun), 1905-1972 (Sc 609), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 609. Papers relating to Martine (Calhoun) Thornberry’s position as postmaster at Livermore, McLean County, Kentucky; papers relating to the duties as postmaster and to keeping the position when a change in political parties occurred in 1954. Also some references to her work as a teacher on Indian reservations, 1927-1938, 1947-1950, and as the first woman from Kentucky to become a Marine officer, 1943-1945, 1954.


America Reborn? Conservatives, Liberals, And American Political Culture Since 1945, Nick Salvatore Jun 2012

America Reborn? Conservatives, Liberals, And American Political Culture Since 1945, Nick Salvatore

Nick Salvatore

[Excerpt] From the perspective of the early twenty‑first century, we can chide the good professor for not carefully considering the consequences of what he wished for half a century ago. For it is clear that the force of this conservative movement in America was in fact “stronger than most of us [knew]” or could have imagined in 1950, or, indeed, in 1968. This conservative “impulse”, those “irritable mental gestures”, has largely restructured American political thinking with a force and popular approval that remains stunning to consider. The growth of the conservative movement since 1945 was also accompanied by the ...


Faith, Politics, And American Culture [Review Of The Books Letter To A Christian Nation, Pity And Politics: The Right-Wing Assault On Religious Freedom, Faith And Politics: How The “Moral Values” Debate Divides America And How To Move Forward Together, The Compassionate Community: Ten Values To Unite America, Righteous: Dispatches From The Evangelical Youth Movement, And Believers: A Journey Into Evangelical America], Nick Salvatore Jun 2012

Faith, Politics, And American Culture [Review Of The Books Letter To A Christian Nation, Pity And Politics: The Right-Wing Assault On Religious Freedom, Faith And Politics: How The “Moral Values” Debate Divides America And How To Move Forward Together, The Compassionate Community: Ten Values To Unite America, Righteous: Dispatches From The Evangelical Youth Movement, And Believers: A Journey Into Evangelical America], Nick Salvatore

Nick Salvatore

[Excerpt] In January 2004, before a black church congregation in New Orleans, President George W. Bush commemorated Martin Luther King's birthday with a spirited promotion of his faith-based initiatives. Appropriating the slain Civil Rights leader's profession of faith, Bush proclaimed his ultimate purpose was to change "America one heart, one soul, one conscience at a time." He emphasized voluntary action by citizens (four times he extolled them as "the social entrepreneurs") and he consistency denigrated the role of government but for one critical function: providing "billions of dollars" to faith-based social-service groups. Proclaiming the values of the Christian ...


Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Sc 535), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Sc 535), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 535. Facsimile of George Washington’s 14 April 1789 letter to John Langdon, president pro tempore of the Senate, accepting the presidential office.Includes a discussion of the events surrounding the occasion written by Paul M. Angle.


Porter, John Marion, 1839-1884 (Sc 547), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Porter, John Marion, 1839-1884 (Sc 547), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 547. Manuscript book of recollections concerning Porter family written by John M. Porter in 1872; clippings pertaining chiefly to Porter, 1870(?)-1884; certificate of his attendance and his ribbon from The Morgan Encampment, 1883; photo of Porter, lawyer and Commonwealth’s Attorney of Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Anderson, Joseph, 1757-1837 (Sc 456), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Anderson, Joseph, 1757-1837 (Sc 456), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 456. Original letters (3) of Joseph Anderson, and original and holographic copies of letters, notes, etc. (11) written by William Meredith, Philadelphia, to Anderson, Washington, D.C. Anderson’s correspondence with Meredith pertains to a debt owed by Anderson since 1790. Anderson was a Tennessee Senator and first Comptroller of the Treasury.


Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826 (Sc 381), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2012

Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826 (Sc 381), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 381. Photostats of a Kentucky Legislature Resolution, 1812, signed by Governor Isaac Shelby; letters to President James Madison, 1814 (2) supporting the war with Great Britain; letters to General Andrew Jackson and others regarding Kentucky Volunteers for the war, 1814, 1815 (4); and papers concerning a treaty with the Chickasaw Indians, 1818 (2), accompanied by a copy of the joint report of Shelby and Jackson regarding the treaty, 1818.


Strange Collection (Mss 42), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2012

Strange Collection (Mss 42), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 42. Correspondence, 1864-1878 (8); journal, 1852-1883; scrapbooks (2); Manuscript: “House of Madison and McDowell in Kentucky,” 1888; family genealogical data; slave records; etc., of Agatha (Rochester) Strange, 1832-1896, a lifelong resident of Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Camden, Johnson Newlon, Jr., 1855-1942 (Sc 2520), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2012

Camden, Johnson Newlon, Jr., 1855-1942 (Sc 2520), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2520. Letter from Johnson N. Camden, U.S. Senator (Democrat) from Kentucky, in Washington, D.C. to Ciceroe Coleman, Lexington, Kentucky, asking for support in the upcoming election. Camden filled a vacancy caused by the death of William O. Bradley


Brown, Eugene Scott, 1846-1892 - Letters To (Sc 2519), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2012

Brown, Eugene Scott, 1846-1892 - Letters To (Sc 2519), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2519. Letters of a political nature addressed to Eugene Scott Brown, a prominent attorney and Republican from Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky. Several contain precinct election results for Allen and contiguous counties.


James, Addison Davis, 1849-1910 (Mss 400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2012

James, Addison Davis, 1849-1910 (Mss 400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Mansucripts Collection 400. Photocopy of a letter press book kept by Addison Davis James during the time he was U.S. Marshal for Western Kentucky. James was a physician and a prominent Republican from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.


Whig Party (Sc 320), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2012

Whig Party (Sc 320), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 320. Typescript of an open letter from sixteen citizens to the voters of Warren County concerning the issues in the 1844 presidential election and the Whig party platform.


Farm Women, Solidarity, And The Suffrage Messenger Nebraska Suffrage Activism On The Plains, 1915-1917, Carmen Heider Apr 2012

Farm Women, Solidarity, And The Suffrage Messenger Nebraska Suffrage Activism On The Plains, 1915-1917, Carmen Heider

Great Plains Quarterly

In the weeks and months following the November 3, 1914, vote on the Nebraska suffrage amendment, activists picked up the pieces after male voters for the third time defeated the proposition in their state. Thomas Coulter explains that in the days leading up to the vote, ''A feeling of impending victory suffused the hearts of pro-suffrage workers," but in the days after, "a sense of shock was widespread."1 The vote had been close: 90,738 for the Nebraska amendment and 100,842 against it.2 In fact, Attorney General Willis Reed later stated that had there been a recount ...


Hooks, I. C. (Mrs.) - Letters To (Sc 268), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2012

Hooks, I. C. (Mrs.) - Letters To (Sc 268), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 268. Letters written by daughter Louisa and niece Kate, Schenectady, New York, to mother and aunt, White Lake, New York. Mentions Clay Club in school, the flying of many Clay flags, the Whigs and the Locofocos, and also family news.


"Free Homes For Free Men": A Political History Of The Homestead Act, 1774-1863, Benjamin T. Arrington Mar 2012

"Free Homes For Free Men": A Political History Of The Homestead Act, 1774-1863, Benjamin T. Arrington

Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research, Department of History

Focusing on national politics and America's long road to civil war, this dissertation presents a history of the "free land" idea that culminated with the passage of the Homestead Act of 1862. Using primary sources such as the published papers of notable political figures and records of congressional debates, this work presents the full political history of homesteading from before the Revolutionary War to its ultimate approval during the Civil War.

Politicians debated how best to use and distribute public lands for decades before the Civil War. While many took inspiration from Thomas Jefferson and called for the government ...


Harris, Lucy Josephine, 1884-1977 - Collector (Sc 377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2012

Harris, Lucy Josephine, 1884-1977 - Collector (Sc 377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 377. Slave bill of sale, Warren County, Kentucky, 1817; legal papers concerning lots sold in Franklin, Kentucky, 24 April 1820, and appointment of first trustees of Franklin, 13 December 1820; and contract with subscribers’ list for school to be taught at Sulphur Spring in Simpson County, Kentucky, 1867.


Craig, James Harvey, 1842-1929 (Sc 240), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Craig, James Harvey, 1842-1929 (Sc 240), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 240. Photocopy of autobiography written by James H. Craig, possibly in 1917. He was a native of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, although he was an Arkansas resident for several years. The autobiography contains much Craig family data. In addition, there is a photocopy of Craig's essay denouncing the evils of alcohol, possibly to be delivered as a speech


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Giles, Janice (Holt), 1905-1979 (Sc 342), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Giles, Janice (Holt), 1905-1979 (Sc 342), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscritps Small Collection 342. Letters (25) written by Mrs. Giles, an author of Knifley, Adair County, Kentucky, to her friends, Joe Covington and Mitchell Leichhardt, Bowling Green, Kentucky, relating much about her writings.