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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Gemini 15 Memories, Karen Mahaffey Mar 2016

Gemini 15 Memories, Karen Mahaffey

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Answers given by Karen Mahaffey to WKU Gemini jazz bands questionnaire in spring of 2016. See Gemini Jazz Bands online exhibit for more information.


Gemini 14 Memories, Nancy Cron Feb 2016

Gemini 14 Memories, Nancy Cron

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Answers given by Nancy (Hill) Cron to WKU Gemini jazz bands questionnaire in spring of 2016. See Gemini Jazz Bands online exhibit for more information.


Leap Year: Chance, Chase, Or Curse?, Sue Lynn Mcdaniel Jan 2016

Leap Year: Chance, Chase, Or Curse?, Sue Lynn Mcdaniel

DLSC Faculty and Staff Publications

Based on a popularized legend in which St. Patrick granted to St. Bridget the right for all single women to propose marriage during leap years, the custom has produced ephemera as evidence of stereotypical old maids and bachelors and created vinegar valentines, ball invitations, dance cards, sheet music and calling cards. Between 1904 and 1916, at least 54 publishing houses created Leap Year postcards illustrated by more than 17 of the most talented artists of the day. Despite possible good intentions, the majority of the ephemera stereotypes single women as so desperate to marry that even unsuitable spouses, including alcoholics ...


Gemini 15 Memories, Pam Thurman Jan 2016

Gemini 15 Memories, Pam Thurman

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Pam (Livingston) Thurman's answers to WKU Gemini jazz band questionnaire. See Gemini Jazz Bands online exhibit for more information.


Ua1f Wku Greek & Service Organizations Bibliography, Wku Archives Jan 2016

Ua1f Wku Greek & Service Organizations Bibliography, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Records

Bibliography of sources related to discipline, honor, Greek and service fraternities and sororities at WKU.


Gemini 14 Memories, Nancy Pollard Jan 2016

Gemini 14 Memories, Nancy Pollard

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Nancy (Baker) Pollard's answers to WKU Gemini jazz bands questionnaire. See Gemini Jazz Bands online exhibit for more information.


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.


Gemini 15 Memories, Merry Herbert Jan 2016

Gemini 15 Memories, Merry Herbert

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Merry Herbert's answers to WKU Gemini jazz band questionnaire. See Gemini Jazz Bands online exhibit for more information.


Ua1c11/78 Rebelettes Photograph Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2016

Ua1c11/78 Rebelettes Photograph Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs removed from Rebellette scrapbooks.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Gemini 75 Memories, Bobbi Clark Dec 2015

Gemini 75 Memories, Bobbi Clark

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Bobbi (Battle) Clark's answers to questionnaire regarding WKU's Gemini jazz bands. See Gemini Jazz Bands online exhibit for more information.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


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.


Ua68/18/3 Gender & Women's Studies Administration, Wku Archives Jan 2015

Ua68/18/3 Gender & Women's Studies Administration, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Administrative records created by and about Gender & Women's Studies since 1995.


Remembering Evelyn, Lisa K. Miller Nov 2014

Remembering Evelyn, Lisa K. Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

This is a Powerpoint presentation shown at the November 21, 2014 Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award Luncheon held in the Kentucky Building at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The travel slides were loaned to WKU Libraries by Miss Thurman's nephews, Jeff Newton and Steve Newton.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

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.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.”


Talk To Me: Using Ohms To Index An Oral History Project, Lisa Karen Miller Apr 2014

Talk To Me: Using Ohms To Index An Oral History Project, Lisa Karen Miller

DLPS Faculty Publications

The presentation discusses using the University of Kentucky's Oral History Metadata Synchronizer to index the interviews comprising the Western Kentucky University Libraries Oral History Project, conducted by Lisa Karen Miller in 2013.


Warren County, Kentucky - Equity Court Records (Sc 2824), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2014

Warren County, Kentucky - Equity Court Records (Sc 2824), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2824. Record of the Warren County, Kentucky Equity Court of an action by Ann Davis against her son, James Davis, pertaining to the estate of her husband, Robert Davis. Ann claims that James has failed to administer estate funds for her benefit as agreed to by all her children, and driven her from homes she shared with him in Virginia and Warren

County. The record consists of the plaintiff’s

complaint and a summons to James.