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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 ...


Gemini 14 Memories, Karen Matchus Jan 2016

Gemini 14 Memories, Karen Matchus

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Karen (Warren) Matchus' answers to WKU Gemini jazz band questionnaire. See Gemini Jazz Bands online exhibit for more information.


Ua12/2/62 Delta Sigma Theta, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua12/2/62 Delta Sigma Theta, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Delta Sigma Theta sorority.


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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Coombs Family Collection (Mss 349), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2013

Coombs Family Collection (Mss 349), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 349. Correspondence, photographs, business records and miscellaneous papers of the Coombs, Robertson and related families of Warren and Simpson counties in Kentucky and of Alabama, Texas and Tennessee. Includes correspondence, personal papers and research of Elizabeth Robertson Coombs, librarian at the Kentucky Library, Western Kentucky University.


Edmunds Family Papers (Mss 443), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Edmunds Family Papers (Mss 443), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 443. Correspondence, deeds, legal and other personal papers of the Edmunds family of North Carolina and Caldwell County, Kentucky. Includes genealogical data and papers of associated families, primarily the Cameron family of North Carolina.


Suydam, Louise Twyman, 1915-1991 (Sc 833), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Suydam, Louise Twyman, 1915-1991 (Sc 833), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 833. Chiefly correspondence between Louise Twyman Suydam, Fort Pierce, Florida, and Kentucky Building faculty concerning Suydam’s memories of Bowling Green during the 1920s and biographical information about the Wright family. A typescript copy of Suydam’s paper, “The Best of Times?” is also included.


Hassman, Drusilla (Hand), 1875-1971 (Mss 413), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2012

Hassman, Drusilla (Hand), 1875-1971 (Mss 413), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 413. Chiefly courtship letters addressed to Drusilla (Hand) Hassman, Evansville, Indiana from various male admirers. Also correspondence with her husband, Fred Hassman, and letters sent to them as a married couple from friends and family.


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

Strange Collection (Mss 42), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Beck, Louis Marvin (Fa 76), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2012

Beck, Louis Marvin (Fa 76), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 76. Interview with Ophelia Ellen Johnson Hanna about her family and education growing up as an African American in Warren County, Kentucky. Includes taped interview and index.


Davis, Virginia Wood (Mss 375), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2011

Davis, Virginia Wood (Mss 375), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 375. Correspondence, photographs, diaries, and personal and professional writing of Virginia Wood Davis, a Smiths Grove, Kentucky native and a reporter and editor, 1943-1985, for newspapers in Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and McCreary County, Kentucky. Includes genealogical data as well as corresopndence and miscellaneous papers of her family, especially her mother, Virginia Wood (Cox) Davis.


Green Family Papers (Mss 49), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Green Family Papers (Mss 49), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 49. Correspondence of the Green family, Falls of Rough, Grayson County, Kentucky, including business papers and account books, and correspondence for several generations of the Robert Wilmot Scott family, originally of Frankfort, Kentucky.


Klimowicz, Teresa D. (Fa 13), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Klimowicz, Teresa D. (Fa 13), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 13. Interviews conducted by Teresa D. Klimowicz with Esther (Magers) Isbell, a native of Barren Coutny, Kentucky. Special attention is focused on her biblical themed quilts. Isbell also discusses her various occupations and participation in community affairs while living in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Over Here, Over There (Fa 480), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2010

Over Here, Over There (Fa 480), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 480. Collection contains recorded interviews and transcriptions conducted by David Baxter and Laura Harper Lee. The interviews contain information about the war effort at home and, for those who served, their experiences with the military and their combat experiences specifically.


Chase, Barbara J. (Fa 316), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2008

Chase, Barbara J. (Fa 316), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 316. Paper: "A Study of the Black Cosmetology Field" written by Barbara J. Chase for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


Lewis-Starling Collection (Mss 38), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2000

Lewis-Starling Collection (Mss 38), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 38. Correspondence, Civil War military and personal papers, business papers, land records, scrapbooks, account books, clippings, and genealogical records of the Lewis-Starling families and associated families.


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism Jun 1996

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Ramsey, Carine. Labor of Love - Judy Schwank
  • Johnson, Shalana. Mayor Ties Fires to Race - Church arson
  • Cunningham, Shalonda. Social Service Agencies' Funds Restored
  • Davis, Tonie. Nece's Place - Earnece Walker
  • Carroll, Tyneia. Cornelius Martin Shucks Corn for Cars
  • Davis, Tonie. Elderly Foster Goodwill at Girls Club
  • Seymore, Shauna. Howard Bailey Combines Hard Work, Compassion
  • Rucker, Lori. Students Get Basics at the News
  • Carroll, Tyneia. Freshman Program Hopes to Lessen Dropout Rate
  • Doss, Tremecca. Church Burning Investigation Efforts Minimal
  • Rucker, Lori. Police Need Special Training ...


Ua77/3 Margaret Munday Oral History, Gene Crume Jan 1996

Ua77/3 Margaret Munday Oral History, Gene Crume

WKU Archives Records

An interview in 1996 with Margaret Munday first African American undergraduate to attend Western Kentucky University conducted by Gene Crume.


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism Jun 1995

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Seay, Cherise. Western Updates, Submits New Affirmative Action Reports
  • Seay, Cherise. Supreme Court Decision Doesn't Change Review
  • Overstreet, Camille. Voting Rights Act a Victory for America
  • Green, DeAnn. Bag(pipe) Lady: Her Hot Air Makes Music - Sheryl McCracken
  • Smith, Scheri. Bagpipe Facts
  • King, Heather. Negative Experiences, No Support Discourage Black Men from College
  • Simmons, Regina. Basketball Camps Fun for Players, Coaches
  • Green, DeAnn. City Police Earn Community's Trust
  • Gatewood, Davita. Local Officials Agree Curfew Not Needed
  • Stewart, Laze & DeAnn Green. Group Helps ...


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism Jul 1993

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Jackson, Azar. Corvette Plant Gearing Up for Saturn
  • Medina. Ideisha. Progress on New Center Relieves Some Concerns - High Street Community Center
  • Harris, John. With Budget Cut, Human Rights Commission May Close
  • Ellis, Torey. For Bill Wimbley, Hard Work Paves Road to Position in Hospital
  • Diggs, Christy. Cheryl Freeman is One-of-a-Kind Dentist in Bowling Green
  • Huggins, Tequilla & Andrea Matthews. Western Takes Steps to Encourage Black Faculty, Recruit Minorities
  • Hudson, Tamica. Smiths Grove Man Made a Grade A Choice - Curtis Sullivan
  • McCutcheon, Shenita. Gifted and Talented ...


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism Jul 1992

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Davis, Courtney. City Closing Center in Exchange for Benefits - High Street Community Center
  • Young, Shemica. Woman Dedicated to Helping Children in Central America - Judy Schwank
  • Williams, Sheree. What Hate Destroys, Love Can Rebuild - Barren River Baptist Church
  • Woods, Michael. Barber Shop Offers Family Atmosphere - Jimmie's Barber Shop
  • Allen, Dwanna. Woman Takes a Shine to Bowling Green - Earnece Walker
  • Williams, Sheree. Closing Center Ignores Concerns of Community
  • Buck, Lakesha. Jurors, City Prejudged Defendants - Wilding Trial
  • Jones, Norm. Cycle of Crime, Greed Stalling Progress
  • Majors ...


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 8, No. 1, Wku Journalism Jun 1991

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 8, No. 1, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Cunningham, Lashafta. Minority Retention too Low at Western, CHE Charges
  • Green, Lakisha. Children Receive Love and Hugs from Caring Foster Grandparents
  • Donigan, Annecta. Students Anticipate Little Change Despite CHE Visit
  • Sims, Antriece. Journalism Family Tradition for Merv, Eleska Aubespin
  • Brown, Karen. Commitment, Dedication, Hard Work Make Automobile Dealership Successful - Cornelius Martin
  • Brown, karen. Joe Denning Contributes by Serving Community
  • Allen, April. Class Meets Class at Corvette Assembly Plant
  • Ewing, Brad. AIMS Program Gives Minorities a Shot at Success
  • Moon, Aisha. It's Time to ...


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 7, No. 1, Wku Journalism Jun 1990

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 7, No. 1, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Shafi, Farah. Couple Face Struggle to Help Children Overcome Tragedies - Galilean Home Ministries
  • Ashan, Human. Western Must Up Minority Enrollment
  • Hafiz, Diya. Earnece Walker Gives Shoes Walker Glow
  • Patterson, Erica. Western Gets Bonus with Halcomb Twins
  • Williamson, Tiffany. Civil Rights Role Started Early
  • Ahsan, Human. Western Professor Wants Role in Setting Policy - Saundra Ardrey
  • Spaulding, Allonda. Reporter Decides Early on TV Career - Beverly Kirk
  • Shafi, Farah. Students Get Inside View at Broadcasting Business
  • Townes, Jimmedda. Cold Floor, Steel Doors Greet Warren Jail Visitors
  • Osborne ...


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 6, No. 1, Wku Journalism Jun 1989

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 6, No. 1, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Mills, Deanna. Minorities Say Civil Rights Backsliding Here
  • Anderson, Tiffany. Local Woman Gives Children Chance to Live - Judy Schwank
  • Taylor, Carletta. Minnesota Names Former WKU Star Assistant Coach - Clemette Haskins
  • Wright, Lisa. New Language, Old Friends Concern Refugees Most - Cambodians
  • Hart, Jimmy. Quality of Students Made Integration Smooth
  • Taylor, Carletta. Government Teacher Knows Importance of Role Models - Saundra Ardrey
  • Anderson, Lisa. Robert Haynes Says Western Trying to Increase Minority Hiring
  • Batson, Alycia. Good Opportunities Often Mean Leaving
  • Shobe, Tracey. Local Woman Stays Home to ...


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 5, No. 1, Wku Journalism Jun 1988

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 5, No. 1, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Berry, Erica. Officials Face Court Order to Equalize State's Education
  • Stewart, Nikita. Blacks Gaining Slowly n Newsrooms
  • Oldham, Frank. Reporters Document Rights March
  • Lynk, Rewa. Junk Dealer Helped Force City Schools to Integrate - Henry Alexander
  • Chatman, Shirl. Car Deals Bring Success to Minority Businessman - Cornelius Martin
  • McDonald, Robbie. Top Priority Has Become Recruiting
  • Stewart, Nikita. Reminders of Slavery Stir Reporter
  • Dixon, Adra. Student Sells for Future - Paul Boards
  • Wright, Lisa. Writer Combines Love for Sports, Ministry - Bruce Branch
  • Wright, Lisa. Broadcaster Faces Race ...


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 4, No. 1, Wku Journalism Jul 1987

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 4, No. 1, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Cobble, Eugene. Jesse Jackson: The Pros & Cons of Chances in '88
  • Stewart, Nikita. Scoutchie: Local Barber Pleases Himself, Customers from All Walks of Life
  • Richardson, Jeffery. Disease Has Workers Worried Over Health - Corvette Plant
  • Butler, Darcie. Secretary Enjoys Work with Judge - Jackie Lively
  • Johnson, Felicia. Howard Bailey Cares About People
  • Briggs, Andrea. Shirley Malone's Goal is Enhancing Opportunities
  • Richardson, Jeffery. Employees Tell Painful Stories
  • Rucker, Taisha. Alan Anderson & Civil Rights are Perfect Match
  • Butler, Darcie. WKU Lagging but Still Hopes to Meet Racial ...


Interview With Mattie Lou (Emmett) Thrasher Regarding Her Life (Fa 154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 1986

Interview With Mattie Lou (Emmett) Thrasher Regarding Her Life (Fa 154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an interview with Mattie Lou (Emmett) Thrasher conducted by Karen Owens for an oral history project titled "A Generation Remembers, 1900-1949." Thrasher discusses her life and times, including information about growing up in Hancock County, Kentucky, education, electrification, teachers and teaching, motherhood, race relations, attitudes toward tenant farmers, automobiles, the Great Depression and World War II.


Interview With Allyene Gregory Regarding Her Life (Fa 154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 1986

Interview With Allyene Gregory Regarding Her Life (Fa 154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an interview with Allyene Gregory conducted by Steve Vied for an oral history project titled "A Generation Remembers, 1900-1949." Gregory discusses her life and times, including information about growing up in Sorgho, Daviess County, Kentucky, education, childhood games, her father's farm, African Americans, social customs and historic events in the community, as well as her teaching career.


Ua11/2 Wku's Musical Gemini 79 To Tour Pacific, Wku Public Affairs Jun 1979

Ua11/2 Wku's Musical Gemini 79 To Tour Pacific, Wku Public Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Press release regarding Gemini 79s Pacific tour. Includes information about past band members.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 51, No. 60, Wku Student Affairs Jun 1976

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 51, No. 60, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Clifton, Barbara. New Law Provides Access to Salaries
  • Oder, Kelly. Freshmen Register for Fall Semester
  • McAfee, Gene. Junior Scholars Program Attracts Top High School Students
  • 2 Regents’ Terms Expire Before July 10 Meeting – Gerald Edds, Chalmer Embry
  • Talisman to Arrive Around August 1
  • Hurst, Terri. Jim Wayne Miller Cited for Creativity
  • Kueber, Pam. Tom Coohill Lauded for Research
  • Boggs, Mike. Faye Carroll Named Most Productive
  • Teachers Take to Motorbikes in Workshop
  • Five Student Journalists Receive Scholarships
  • Teacher Corps Gets Grant
  • Hesch, Nancy. 6 RMS RIV ...