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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


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.


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.


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.


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.