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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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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

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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 ...


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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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

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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.


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.


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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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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.


Shakers - South Union, Kentucky (Mss 62), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2016

Shakers - South Union, Kentucky (Mss 62), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 62. Diary of Shaker eldress Nancy E. Moore, and a journal, probably kept by Shaker eldress Lucy Shannon. The diary and journal record life in the Shaker colony at South Union, Kentucky, with Moore’s diary focused on the Civil War years 1863-1864.


Tapley, Corinne R., B. 1892 (Sc 3060), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Tapley, Corinne R., B. 1892 (Sc 3060), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3060. The Little Colonel’s Good Times Book (Boston: L. C. Page, 1909) containing birthday records and diary entries of Corinne R. Tapley, Watertown, New York, from January 1910 to September 1912. She writes of social occasions, travel to New York City, graduating from high school, and participation in a wedding party.


Wedding Family Papers (Sc 3053), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Wedding Family Papers (Sc 3053), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for Manuscripts Small Collection 3053. Miscellaneous papers of the Wedding family of Ohio County, Kentucky: “A Soldier’s Valentine,” a Spanish-American War-era poem by C. L. Wedding; clippings, including article about the poem and obituary of Denver E. Wedding; 1942 Hopkins County Rationing Board notice appointing Christine Wedding as a registrar; and 1942 letter to Christine Wedding from a serviceman’s wife regarding his departure overseas. For Spanish-American War related material in this collection, click on "Additional Files" below.


Rasdall, Lillie F., 1885-1908 (Sc 3045), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2016

Rasdall, Lillie F., 1885-1908 (Sc 3045), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3045. Letter, 16 January 1907, of Lillie Rasdall, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to S. E. Mantz, Webster, Iowa. In reply to his personal ad, she describes herself and offers to exchange photographs. She remarks that she moved to Bowling Green from the country three years ago, and praises the city’s churches, especially the Roman Catholic church.


Nocquet, Emilie, 1830?-1883 (Sc 3020), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2016

Nocquet, Emilie, 1830?-1883 (Sc 3020), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3020. Letters of Emilie Nocquet, Chicago, Illinois, to Catherine Gerard, Bowling Green, Kentucky. On 19 September 1865, she writes of her family in New Albany, Indiana, her husband’s business, and her affection for Catherine’s young daughter. On 22 February 1866, she relates further news of her family and husband, and wonders if Catherine has another baby; in light of her delicate health, she suggests that Catherine send her husband “trav[e]ling” and offers to help “give him a good whip[p]ing.”


Crase, Donny G., 1930-2005 (Sc 3046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2016

Crase, Donny G., 1930-2005 (Sc 3046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3046. Letters written to Donny Gene Crase chiefly from his girlfriend and future wife, Cinda Sparkman, and his parents in Letcher County, Kentucky. The letters discuss family matters and local happenings.


Moore, Mary (Taylor) Leiper, 1885-1973 - Collector (Sc 2992), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2016

Moore, Mary (Taylor) Leiper, 1885-1973 - Collector (Sc 2992), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2992. Newspaper clippings, model press releases and other materials collected by Mary Leiper Moore, chairman of the publicity committee for a drive to recruit Warren County, Kentucky women for the Women’s Army Corps (WACs). Includes Moore’s letter to the commander of Louisville’s Bowman Field complaining of the Army’s poor planning of a publicity event held at Western Kentucky University on 12 November 1943.


Bath County, Kentucky - Letters (Sc 2958), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2015

Bath County, Kentucky - Letters (Sc 2958), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2958. Correspondence of two related Bath County, Kentucky families. A lonesome Sarah L. Boyd writes to her mother, Elizabeth A. “Lizzie” Rogers, from boarding school in Fleming County, Kentucky in 1865, where she discusses having her photograph taken, “hateful” schoolmates, and provisions from her family of clothing, whiskey and bitters. In the 1880s, Ida Lee Bell receives letters from cousins, friends and suitors with family news and local gossip. One of her letters voices disapproval of young men who drink when calling on ladies. The letters mention many family members by first name.


Gates, Nellie, 1856-1950 (Sc 2948), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2015

Gates, Nellie, 1856-1950 (Sc 2948), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2948. Diary kept by Nellie Gates, Calhoun, Kentucky, from 12 March 1872 to 25 October 1873. Also includes a brief note, dated 24 January 1942, written by Gates in which she reminisces about the visit of a friend on 24 January 1881.


Hines, Clara Ursula (Wright) Nahm, 1904-1983 (Mss 561), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2015

Hines, Clara Ursula (Wright) Nahm, 1904-1983 (Mss 561), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 561. Personal diaries of Clara (Wright) Hines, Bowling Green, Kentucky, kept during her marriage to food critic Duncan Hines and after his death. Includes some correspondence, travel itineraries, and miscellaneous papers.


Jackson, Nancy "Nannie" (Taylor) - Letters To (Sc 2923), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2015

Jackson, Nancy "Nannie" (Taylor) - Letters To (Sc 2923), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2923. Courtship letters, 1911-1919, to Nannie Taylor, Logan County, Kentucky, from “Shine” in Woodburn, Kentucky, including a letter expressing his intention to leave the state now that another has “won your love from me.” Also includes a 1919 letter from Nannie’s future husband Sam F. Jackson, and a 1945 letter from her uncle in Magnolia, Arkansas.


Current Events Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 543), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2015

Current Events Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 543), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 543. Minutes, yearbooks, administrative papers and program information related to the Current Events Club, a ladies literary club in Bowling Green, Kentuckyk, that was founded in 1902.


Kimbrough, Mary Alice (Sexton), 1907-1991 (Mss 495), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2014

Kimbrough, Mary Alice (Sexton), 1907-1991 (Mss 495), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 495. Letters written by Mary Kimbrough, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Clara Gregory and Mildred (Gregory) Pugh, Nashville, Tennessee, related to a rental property owned by Clara Gregory at 720 State Street in Bowling Green. The newsy letters contain information about maintenance to the property and remarks about current events in Bowling Green as well as comments about national affairs.


Lissauer, Mildred Wallis (Potter), 1897-1998 - Collector (Mss 482), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2014

Lissauer, Mildred Wallis (Potter), 1897-1998 - Collector (Mss 482), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 482. Correspondence, scrapbooks, journals, diaries, photographs and miscellaneous papers of Mildred (Potter) Lissauer of Bowling Green and Louisville, Kentucky and of her family, especially her mother, Martha (Woods) Potter and her aunt, Elizabeth Moseley Woods.


Rice, Alice Caldwell (Hegan), 1870-1942 (Sc 2817), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2014

Rice, Alice Caldwell (Hegan), 1870-1942 (Sc 2817), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text of letter (Click on "Additional Files") for Manuscripts Small Collection 2817. Letter, 28 October 1905, of author Alice (Hegan) Rice, Louisville, Kentucky, to Helen Keller. She praises Keller’s recent autobiography and reports on its popularity with the girls at a Japanese boarding school Rice visited the past summer. Rice encloses a composition of one of the students (not included in this collection) in which she writes that “the eyes of [Keller’s] heart are open.”