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Clarkson, Mona (Wimp), 1849-1910 (Sc 3458), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Clarkson, Mona (Wimp), 1849-1910 (Sc 3458), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3458. Letter, 2 May 1895, of Mona Clarkson, Big Spring, Kentucky, to her daughter Lady E. Clarkson. She offers encouragement to her daughter, who is taking voice lessons in Louisville, Kentucky, and urges her to protect her health. She discusses the sewing activities of several female friends and offers wardrobe planning advice. She also encloses a letter from a male friend of Lady’s regarding his return of a book.


Daniel, Hannah (Lewis) Hawkins, 1833-1870 (Sc 3413), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Daniel, Hannah (Lewis) Hawkins, 1833-1870 (Sc 3413), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3413. Letter, 31 October 1864, of Hannah Hawkins Daniel, Poplar Plains (Fleming County), Kentucky, to her brother Dr. Henry H. Lewis, Salt Lick (Bath County), Kentucky. She writes of a possible raid on Flemingsburg, and of the fate of a party of looters in the area. She also laments the difficulties of horse travel, reports hearing of conflict over the military draft from a correspondent in Iowa, and invites a member of Lewis’s household to visit “if there are no Rebs between here & there.”


Miller, Melissa, B. 1984 (Sc 3411), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Miller, Melissa, B. 1984 (Sc 3411), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3411. “The Autobiography of Melissa Miller,” written by Melissa Miller as a Mother’s Day gift and illustrated with drawings and photographs. The seven-year-old author writes of her birth in Mexico, infancy, school, family, and favorite things.


Nidoto Nai Yoni "Let It Not Happen Again": The Effect Of World War Ii And Mass Incarceration On Japanese American Women's Gender Roles, Laura Bohuski Apr 2019

Nidoto Nai Yoni "Let It Not Happen Again": The Effect Of World War Ii And Mass Incarceration On Japanese American Women's Gender Roles, Laura Bohuski

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis analyses the experiences, memories, and events of the World War II mass incarceration of Japanese Americans to determine what changes this traumatic event engendered in the gender roles of Issei and Nisei women. The events of incarceration separated families and broke down traditional societal norms leaving a deeply emotional and psychological scar upon the Japanese American community. Ironically, new opportunities arose for Issei and Nisei women as both a result of the effects of the mass incarceration upon the Japanese American community and because of governmental pressures such as labor shortages and the cost of housing over one ...


Yugoslav Revolutionary Legacy: Female Soldiers And Activists In Nation-Building And Cultural Memory, 1941-1989, Maja Antonić Apr 2019

Yugoslav Revolutionary Legacy: Female Soldiers And Activists In Nation-Building And Cultural Memory, 1941-1989, Maja Antonić

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

While women are often excluded and/or portrayed as victims in the historical scholarship on war, this research builds on recent scholarship that shows women as active agents in warfare. I focus on Yugoslavia’s WWII Partizankas, female soldiers and activists, who held visible positions in the war effort, public consciousness and, later memory. Using gender as a category of analysis, my thesis explores Partizankas’ legacy and their contributions in the National Liberation Movement (NLM) in WWII (1941- 1945) and post-war nation building. I argue that the organizational framework of the Anti-Fascist Women’s Front (AWF) under the guidance of ...


Scott Family - Letters To (Sc 3318), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Scott Family - Letters To (Sc 3318), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3318. Letters to the Scott family of Ashland, Kentucky, chiefly to Sarah Asenath Scott from Fred Osborne, written from Clinchco, Virginia prior to their marriage. Fred refers to his work and health, their marriage plans, and a pending legal case. Other letters to Sarah are from childhood friends and classmates and friends of her mother. Includes a family letter to Sarah’s mother, and letters to her father from his sister and her children in Knoxville, Tennessee, which refer to farming operations and hopes for an improved economy under the new president, Franklin ...


Ua1b3 University Wide Committees/Events - Committees, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1b3 University Wide Committees/Events - Committees, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Unprocessed records created by and about university wide committees.

  • Series 1. Master Plan Committee
  • Series 2. Curriculum Committee
  • Series 3. Athletic Committee
  • Series 4. Wellness Committee
  • Series 5. Cherry Statue Committee
  • Series 6. Parking & Traffic Committee


Ua1c11/65 Helen Turner Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c11/65 Helen Turner Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs of Helen Turner, Kentucky nurse.


Ua1c5/3 Basketball - Womens Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c5/3 Basketball - Womens Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of women's basketball teams and games.


Ua12/2/36 Gamma Sigma Sigma, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua12/2/36 Gamma Sigma Sigma, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Gamma Sigma Sigma at Western Kentucky University.


Ua19/15 Women's Swimming, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua19/15 Women's Swimming, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by the swimming coaches.


Ua32/4/2 Gender & Women's Studies Student Organizations, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua32/4/2 Gender & Women's Studies Student Organizations, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records regarding student organizations sponsored by Gender & Women's Studies.


Ua32/4/1 Gender & Women's Studies Events, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua32/4/1 Gender & Women's Studies Events, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records regarding events sponsored by Gender & Women's Studies


Ua32/4/2 Gender & Women's Studies Publications, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua32/4/2 Gender & Women's Studies Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Publications created by and about Gender & Women's Studies after 1995


Ua37/39 Faculty Personal Papers David Livingston, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua37/39 Faculty Personal Papers David Livingston, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Papers of David Livingston related to Gemini jazz bands.


Heritage, Tradition, And Craft In Quiltmaking (Fa 1131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Heritage, Tradition, And Craft In Quiltmaking (Fa 1131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1131. Collection contains Interviews, photographs, and informant data sheets relating to Sandy Staebell's project with quiltmakers in Allen County and Monroe County, Kentucky and Macon County, Tennessee for the 2017-2018 Osby Lee Hire and Lillian K. Garrison Hire Memorial Lecture Series.


Ligon, Lucy Ann (Parker) Robbins, 1833-1891 - Letters To (Sc 3278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Ligon, Lucy Ann (Parker) Robbins, 1833-1891 - Letters To (Sc 3278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3278. Letters to Lucy Ann Robbins Ligon, the daughter of Fulton County, Kentucky judge Josiah Parker and his wife Lucy A. Parker, written while she lived in Crittenden County, Arkansas with her late husband’s brother, and in Hickman, Kentucky after her remarriage. Lucy’s parents relay news of her siblings and of pre-Civil War Hickman, and at the outbreak of war dramatically describe the division of loyalties, the townspeople’s fear and uncertainty as invasion threatens from the North, the enlistment of local men, two destructive fires, economic conditions, the suspension of ...


Baxter, Ruth Vivian, B. 1908? (Sc 3269), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Baxter, Ruth Vivian, B. 1908? (Sc 3269), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3269. My Him Book, an illustrated memory album designed by Elisa E. Edwards (published in 1924) and given to Ruth Vivian Baxter, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, in 1930. Ruth names and records comments about her life "loves," including childhood friends, school crushes, movie stars, musicians, and her husband; notes on their wedding include a list of gifts.


Mcleod, Ann Sara (Prosser), 1910-2003 (Mss 642), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Mcleod, Ann Sara (Prosser), 1910-2003 (Mss 642), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 642. Two diaries and a chronology kept by Ann Sara (Prosser) McLeod, of Jackson, Mississippi. McLeod discusses daily happening, social events, club news, and comments about emotional and physical health issues. Occasionally she mentions things happening at a national level, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis and the funeral of John F. Kennedy.


Strickler, Sally Ann (Mcleod) Koenig, 1933-2016 (Mss 643), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Strickler, Sally Ann (Mcleod) Koenig, 1933-2016 (Mss 643), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 643. Research materials collected by Sally Ann Strickler related to the Shaker community at South Union, Kentucky. This material deals chiefly with women’s roles in the society. Also includes information about the U.S. flag and Strickler’s dissertation on library services in Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredited institutions.


The Solid South: The Suffrage Campaign Revisited, Abby Lorraine Crenshaw Apr 2018

The Solid South: The Suffrage Campaign Revisited, Abby Lorraine Crenshaw

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This examination of the southern suffrage campaign focuses the movement through the eyes of three prominent southern women within the political movement: Kate Gordon, Sue Shelton White, and Josephine Pearson. The merged National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) planned and organized a focus on the South during the second half of the suffrage campaign, which presented new challenges. The Nineteenth Amendment passed through Congress in 1918 and consequently set the stage for a raging political battle between suffragists and anti-suffragists. The suffrage campaign prompted women to question how the political platform of suffrage should be addressed. Women argued over the ...


Nagle, Mary Elizabeth (Ricks), 1910-1992 (Sc 3174), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2018

Nagle, Mary Elizabeth (Ricks), 1910-1992 (Sc 3174), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3174. Baby book of Mary Elizabeth Ricks, daughter of William Benjamin Ricks and Nora (Neal) Ricks, born in Bowling Green, Kentucky on 2 January 1910. Includes a childhood photograph of Mary.


Ua1c6/3 Homecoming Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2018

Ua1c6/3 Homecoming Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of homecoming celebrations, including Alumni Day.


Ua37/42 Faculty Personal Papers Nina Hammer, Wku Archives Jan 2018

Ua37/42 Faculty Personal Papers Nina Hammer, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Personal papers of Nina Hammer, Bowling Green Business University Registrar 1938-1963; WKU Registrar 1963-1969.


Rountree, Lizzie (Sc 3136), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2017

Rountree, Lizzie (Sc 3136), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

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.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Pedigo, James Spenser, 1882-1933 (Sc 3114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Pedigo, James Spenser, 1882-1933 (Sc 3114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3114. Letter, 19 September 1910, to “Mildred” from J. Spenser Pedigo, Bowling Green, Kentucky. A friend of her parents, Pedigo greets the newborn Mildred, praises motherhood and family, and sends his regards to her parents and to one “Kate Carr.”


Pierian Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 610), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Pierian Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 610), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 610. Minutes, correspondence, yearbooks, and miscellaneous records of the Pierian Club, a women's literary club in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Bowling Green Woman's Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 601), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2017

Bowling Green Woman's Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 601), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 601. Minutes, membership lists, publications, press books, event programs, and other records of the Bowling Green Woman’s Club, a civic organization in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes some materials relating to its affiliation with the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs.