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Bowling Green-Warren County Girl Scout Council (Mss 711), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2020

Bowling Green-Warren County Girl Scout Council (Mss 711), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 711. Minutes and miscellaneous records of the Bowling Green-Warren County (Kentucky) Girl Scout Council. Includes minutes and planning documents for the Caveland Girl Scout Council covering 14 counties in south central Kentucky.


Girl Scout Troop No. 1 - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 710), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2020

Girl Scout Troop No. 1 - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 710), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 710. Minutes and records for Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Girl Scout Troop No. 1. Includes some individual records, troop certificates, and a play script.


Morton, Lilith - Keepsakes, 1884-1907 (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2020

Morton, Lilith - Keepsakes, 1884-1907 (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

Genealogical Records

Keepsakes related to Lilith Morton of Mortons Gap in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Click on "Additional File" below to see more information about Lilith Morton and the keepsakes.


Morton, Lilith - Letters To, 1902-1914 (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2020

Morton, Lilith - Letters To, 1902-1914 (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

Genealogical Records

Letters addressed to Lilith Morton of Mortons Gap in Hopkins County, Kentucky, 1902-1914. Click on "Additional File" below to see more information about Lilith Morton and the letters.


Morton, Lilith - Letters To, 1901-1902 (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2020

Morton, Lilith - Letters To, 1901-1902 (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

Genealogical Records

Letters addressed to Lilith Morton of Mortons Gap in Hopkins County, Kentucky, 1901-1902. Click on "Additional File" below to see more information about Lilith Morton and the letters.


Morton, Lilith - Letters To, 1897-1900 (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2020

Morton, Lilith - Letters To, 1897-1900 (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

Genealogical Records

Letters addressed to Lilith Morton of Mortons Gap in Hopkins County, Kentucky, 1897-1900. Click on "Additional File" below to see more information about Lilith Morton and the letters.


Williams, Michael Ann (Fa 459), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2020

Williams, Michael Ann (Fa 459), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and interview transcriptions for Folklife Archives Project 459. Interviews related to Sarah Gertrude Knott and the National Folk Festival conducted by Michael Ann Williams and Hillary Glatt as part of a joint project for the Kentucky Oral History Commission and Western Kentucky University. The audio interviews did not come with this collection. Interview transcriptions may be accessed by clicking on the "Download" button to the right and then clicking on the hyperlinks in the finding aid.


American Business Women's Association - Kentucky Colonel Chapter (Mss 693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

American Business Women's Association - Kentucky Colonel Chapter (Mss 693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 693. Minutes, financial papers, scrapbooks, programs, newsletters and various other organizational papers from Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Kentucky Colonel chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.


Watson, Reba Inell (Mcwherter), 1921-2015 (Sc 3499), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2020

Watson, Reba Inell (Mcwherter), 1921-2015 (Sc 3499), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3499. Reminiscence of Reba Inell Watson from her birth in Monroe County, Kentucky in 1921 to the death of her husband Robert in 1987. Her memories include school years in Summer Shade, Kentucky, family events, and her work for the post surgeon at Fort Myer, Virginia.


Ua1c11/105 Phi Mu Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2020

Ua1c11/105 Phi Mu Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs created by and about Phi Mu sorority.


Eagles, Annabelle Deane, 1873-1967 (Sc 3495), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2019

Eagles, Annabelle Deane, 1873-1967 (Sc 3495), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3495. Family letters to Annabelle (Mrs. Hawes B.) Eagles, Owensboro, Kentucky. Her widowed mother describes her sewing, household decorating, illness outbreaks, and the activities of mutual friends. Her husband writes to her while she is in Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey, and Buena Vista Springs in Logan County, Kentucky. He also writes to her from Dawson Springs, Kentucky and from hospital in Louisville. Annabelle’s sister-in-law writes from East Orange, New Jersey, with family news and urges her to visit; she also quizzes Annabelle about her bowel ailment in order to secure recommendations for ...


Duncan, Sarah Amanda "Dallie," 1848-1940 (Sc 3486), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Duncan, Sarah Amanda "Dallie," 1848-1940 (Sc 3486), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3486. Letters, 3 November 1866 and 23 May 1867, of Dallie Duncan to her mother in Pontotoc, Mississippi. Returning for another year of school at Science Hill Academy, Shelbyville, Kentucky, she writes of her roommates and clothing purchases, asks about various family members, and warns that her tuition should be paid before she leaves school, noting the headmistress’s criticism that “Mississippians never paid their debts when they could help it.” She also expresses concern for her recently widowed mother’s emotional and physical health. Dallie’s mother (addressed as “Mrs. C. G ...


Teachers And Teaching (Sc 3477), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Teachers And Teaching (Sc 3477), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3477. Letter, postmarked 31 October 1933, from "S. I." to her friend "Annie Laurie." Both women have connections to Bowling Green, Kentucky, but "S.I." is currently teaching in a one-room schoolhouse at a location she references as Sassafras Bushes." She laments her routine existence, the trials of teaching 28 students with dispositions "from bland to ferocious" and "intelligence from imbecility to genius," and their "brilliant answers" on a recent test. She refers to some of her and Annie's mutual friends and expresses her intention to attend "Western" (WKU) the following semester.


Bate Family Papers (Mss 673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Bate Family Papers (Mss 673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 673. Correspondence, business, and legal papers of various members of the Bate family of Sumner County, Tennessee. Some of the children are located in San Augustine, Texas. Most of the correspondence centers around the mother, Ann Franklin (Weatherred) Bate and her children, particularly Eugenia Patience (Bate) Bass Bertinatti and Humphrey Howell Bate, and to a lesser degree their siblings. Includes extensive documentation about the financial and legal condition of Bertinatti after the Civil War. The originals are in the Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.


Slinker, Florra C., 1863-1945 (Sc 3474), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Slinker, Florra C., 1863-1945 (Sc 3474), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Autograph album kept by Florra Slinker of Barren County, Kentucky, with entries dating from 1881 to 1902. Besides poems and autographs, the album contains recipes ranging from how to tan skins to how to bake a white cake. It also contains some prescriptions and remedies as well as some genealogical information on the Clark, Reynolds, and Covington families.


Perry Collection (Mss 676), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Perry Collection (Mss 676), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 676. Letters, papers, photographs and scrapbooks of the Perry family, principally Gideon Babcock Perry, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Hopkinsville, Kentucky and his children, Reverend Henry G. Perry, Chicago, Illinois, and Emily B. Perry, Hopkinsville.


Morrow, Edwin Porch, 1877-1935 (Sc 3470), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Morrow, Edwin Porch, 1877-1935 (Sc 3470), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3470. Letter, 25 October 1920, of Kentucky Governor Edwin P. Morrow to Sim Smith, Albany, Kentucky. Written on letterhead of the Republican State Central Committee, the letter declares that the upcoming election in Kentucky “hangs by a thread” and will be won “if the mountain women come to the polls.” The letter pleads for efforts “above all” to “fire every man so that he will bring his women out” in order to thwart the stated intention in the Bluegrass of outvoting this constituency.


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 ...


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.


Ua99/6/1 Bowling Green Business University Student Affairs Student Organizations, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua99/6/1 Bowling Green Business University Student Affairs Student Organizations, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by student organizations.


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


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.


Ua12/2/66 Sigma Kappa, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua12/2/66 Sigma Kappa, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Sigma Kappa sorority.


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