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Chambers, Francis (Sc 3534), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2020

Chambers, Francis (Sc 3534), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for SC 3534. “Account of the Chambers Family,” a genealogical narrative by Francis Chambers 24 November 1858. This twelve page document chronicles the Chambers family immigrating to America from Ireland.


William Thomas Welborn Family Bible (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2020

William Thomas Welborn Family Bible (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

Genealogical Records

Images of the William Thomas Welborn Family Bible with accompanying typescripts done by Gail (Jackson) Miller.


Thomas B. Wood Family Bible (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2020

Thomas B. Wood Family Bible (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

Genealogical Records

Images of the Thomas B. Wood Family Bible with accompanying typescripts done by Gail (Jackson) Miller.


Solomon Huffstutler Family Bible (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2020

Solomon Huffstutler Family Bible (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

Genealogical Records

Images of the Solomon Huffstutler Family Bible with accompanying typescripts by Gail (Jackson) Miller.


Eugene Gill And Dee (Welborn) Gill Family Bible (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2020

Eugene Gill And Dee (Welborn) Gill Family Bible (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

Genealogical Records

Images of the Eugene Gill and Dee (Welborn) Gill Family Bible with accompanying typescripts done by Gail (Jackson) MIller.


Andrew And Winneford (Jackson) Family Bible (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2020

Andrew And Winneford (Jackson) Family Bible (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

Genealogical Records

Images of the Andrew and Winneford (Jackson) Family Bible with accompanying typescripts done by Gail (Miller) Jackson.


Thomas And Winniford (Creekmur) Jackson Family Bible (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2020

Thomas And Winniford (Creekmur) Jackson Family Bible (Mss 701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

Genealogical Records

Images of the Thomas and Winniford (Creekmur) Jackson Family Bible with accompanying typescripts done by Gail (Jackson) Miller.


Sinnet, Edwin, 1827-1902 (Sc 3528), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2020

Sinnet, Edwin, 1827-1902 (Sc 3528), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below). Letter, 21 January 1862, written to his wife in Granville, Ohio, by Dr. Edwin Sinnet while serving as a surgeon with the 94th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. From Mill Springs Kentucky, he writes of the fate of the Confederate forces after the recent battle: their ill-advised attack from their winter quarters; their flight and abandonment of arms, equipment and horses; their burning of flatboats used to cross the Cumberland River; and the “bloody corpses” scattered across fields and roads. He tells of encountering a survivor still lying wounded on the battlefield.


Robinson, Andy, Jr. (Sc 3527), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2020

Robinson, Andy, Jr. (Sc 3527), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3527. Letter, 3 February 1856, of Andy Robinson, Jr. to his brother and fellow steamboat captain Claudius Robinson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Writing from Smithland, Kentucky, he advises of a delay in departing with the steamer “Lucie May” due to ice on the Ohio River. He also refers to his concern that “James” (possibly another brother) was involved in a railroad accident, but acknowledges hearing from Claudius that he is safe.


Rose, Jerry G., B. 1943 (Mss 695), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Rose, Jerry G., B. 1943 (Mss 695), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 695. Correspondence and research material gathered by civil engineer Jerry G. Rose that related to the asphalt mining operation at Kyrock, Edmonson County, Kentucky. Also includes information about the use of the asphalt. Includes extensive publicity material produced by Kyrock and Gripstop Corporation.


Haskins, Lee Owsley, 1890-1964 (Sc 3525), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Haskins, Lee Owsley, 1890-1964 (Sc 3525), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3525. Letters to Captain Lee Owsley Haskins, written by his family in Bowling Green, Kentucky during his World War I military service. His father describes his business activities, discusses his son’s plans after the war, and reports in November 1918 of the ebbing of the influenza epidemic and the Board of Health’s plan to “lift the Ban.” His mother refers to his recent surgery, and his sister writes of the arrival of a troop train in Bowling Green and the soldiers’ march downtown for canteen service.


Elkton Motor Company - Elkton, Kentucky (Sc 3526), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Elkton Motor Company - Elkton, Kentucky (Sc 3526), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3526. Letter, December 1939, from Elkton Motor Company, Elkton, Kentucky, wishing the recipient a Merry Christmas and suggesting the purchase of a new 1940 Ford V-8 as a family gift. The letterhead features a car wrapped as a Christmas present.


Duff Collection (Mss 692), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Duff Collection (Mss 692), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 692. Correspondence, photos, diaries, and other family related memorabilia from the families of Michael Edward Jelley and his wife Laura Josephine (Duff) Jelley. Most of the material relates to Laura’s family, the Duffs of Jackson, Kentucky, and to Michael and Laura’s immediate family. The bulk of the collection consists of Laura’s diaries, correspondence, recipes, and scrapbook.


Anthony, Allen, 1930-2020 - Collector (Mss 696), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Anthony, Allen, 1930-2020 - Collector (Mss 696), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 696. Correspondence and copies of research material collected by Dr. Allen Anthony for his book, Columbus, Kentucky As the Nation’s Capital: Legend or Near Reality? Also includes a holographic copy of the manuscript.


Account Books, 1802-1888 (Mss 694), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Account Books, 1802-1888 (Mss 694), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 694. Account books from various members of the Quarles, Thomson and Gaines families of Fayette County and Scott County, Kentucky. Includes detailed financial accounts for tenant farming in Kentucky and Mississippi, including a large hemp operation in Scott County; a general store in Fayette County; and a lumberyard in Scott County. Also includes an account of a small dairy operation from 1879.


Patterson, Roland, 1782-1935 (Sc 3524), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Patterson, Roland, 1782-1935 (Sc 3524), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3524. Letter to his parents, 22 July 1899, from Roland Patterson, teaching school and boarding with the Gerald family in Jennie, Barren County, Kentucky. His contemplative letter, written while sitting up with the family’s young son who is recovering from malaria, describes the family, his quiet surroundings, and opening his school.


Mammoth Cave Collections In Manuscripts & Folklife Archives At Western Kentucky University, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2020

Mammoth Cave Collections In Manuscripts & Folklife Archives At Western Kentucky University, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

This is a list of collections in the Manuscripts & Folklife Archives holdings of WKU's Department of Library Special Collections that contain materials relating to Mammoth Cave. Topics include descriptions of the Cave by visitors and guides, operation of the Cave as a tourist attraction and briefly as a tuberculosis sanatorium, the creation of Mammoth Cave National Park, and assorted Cave archaeology, geology and lore. Included are links to collection finding aids.


The Common Man And The Rise Of The Anabaptist Kingdom Of Munster, 1534-1535, Andrew Roebuck Apr 2020

The Common Man And The Rise Of The Anabaptist Kingdom Of Munster, 1534-1535, Andrew Roebuck

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This essay studies the causes of the rise of the Anabaptist Kingdom of Munster, with special emphasis on the actions and agency of the common people. The analysis begins with the two main primary sources, Hermann von Kerssenbrock and Henry Gresbeck, whose accounts provide firsthand knowledge of how events in Munster led to the Anabaptist takeover. Care is taken to read beyond some of the biases and assumptions made by those authors to gain the clearest insight for what really happened.

The essay looks at Anabaptism itself, including what it meant to be Anabaptist from the perspectives of participants and ...


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.


Croghan, George, 1852-1911 (Sc 3523), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Croghan, George, 1852-1911 (Sc 3523), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3523. “The Mammoth Cave Controversy,” a notice by George Croghan of Michigan Bar, Sacramento County, California and a beneficiary of the Mammoth Cave Estate, a trust administered for the heirs of Dr. John Croghan, the Cave’s last private owner. He details numerous grievances against the Estate’s board of trustees: unfilled vacancies, negligent administration, lack of accounting, self-dealing, and falsification of records. He seeks public support for his current pursuit of legal and other remedies.


Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3522), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3522), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and typescript for Manuscripts Small Collection 3522. Letter, 28 September 1861, to his mother from John L. Hebron, serving with the 2nd Ohio Infantry at Camp King near Covington, Kentucky. He describes his travel from Camp Dennison in Ohio, camping and drilling, and the shooting of an African American by a guard. He acknowledges receipt of a needle book and expresses a desire to procure oilcloth for a blanket. He reports on efforts to raise another company in Ohio, the treatment of the men by officers, and the absence of “secesh women” in that part of the state.


Hemphill, William Ramsey, 1806-1876 (Sc 3521), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Hemphill, William Ramsey, 1806-1876 (Sc 3521), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3521. Letter, 23 February 1872, of Reverend William Ramsey Hemphill, Lowell, Kentucky, to Robert Rennick, discussing the incorporation of the Associate Reformed Presbytery of Kentucky. He suggests Rennick investigate the power of the county or circuit courts to incorporate, and in the alternative prepare a bill for passage by the Kentucky General Assembly. He also suggests content for the bill, including incorporators’ names and corporate powers and restrictions.


Williams, Michael Ann - Collector (Mss 691), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Williams, Michael Ann - Collector (Mss 691), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 691. Research material, including news clippings, promotional material, interviews, reports and miscellaneous printed items related to John Lair and the operations and performers at Renfro Valley, Kentucky. Collected by Michael Ann Williams for a book she wrote about Lair and Sarah Gertrude Knott.


Grise, Mary Ruth, 1938-2001 (Sc 3520), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Grise, Mary Ruth, 1938-2001 (Sc 3520), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3520. Baby book for Mary Ruth Grise, Bowling Green, Kentucky, the daughter of Finley C. Grise and Mary (Eshman) Grise; and a second, unused baby book. Also includes a Notification of Birth Registration for Mary Ruth issued by the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce.


Sledge, William Leonard, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3514), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Sledge, William Leonard, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3514), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for SC 3514. Script and photographs from two womanless wedding shows held in the Alvaton School gymnasium in Alvaton, Warren County, Kentucky in the 1960s. The images are stored in the WKU Photo Archives.


Wallar, James L., B. 1837? (Sc 3518), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Wallar, James L., B. 1837? (Sc 3518), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3518. Letter, 21 October 1861, to his mother and sisters from James L. Wallar of Marshall, Illinois, serving with the 40th Illinois Volunteers at Paducah, Kentucky. He describes the current circumstances of his regiment: the possibility of winter quarters; the drill and guard routine; construction of fortifications; the wounding of pickets and scouts and the funeral procession of one who was killed; the capture of Confederates; and the local flora. He asks about his crops at home and the possibilities of sale, and notes an “ugly letter ...


Noel Collection (Mss 682), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Noel Collection (Mss 682), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 682. Correspondence of Philip Jordan, Noel, Sr., of Bowling Green, Kentucky, his wife Anna Blanche (Shader) Noel, their son Dr. Philip Jordan Noel, Jr. and his wife Mary Katherine (Sledge) Noel.


From D.C. To Kentucky: The History Of The United States Senate Clerk's Desk, Olivia Bowers Mar 2020

From D.C. To Kentucky: The History Of The United States Senate Clerk's Desk, Olivia Bowers

Documents

This Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience aims to highlight the importance of the historical object and accurately document the complete history of the former United States Senate Clerk’s Desk, placed in the chamber in 1859 and removed in 1951. The desk’s first and last occupants were Kentucky natives and civil servants, and its current resting place is in Western Kentucky University’s Kentucky Museum. Through research that began in the nation’s capital, and a journey to follow the desk’s paper trail, the object’s massive historical legacy and close ties to the state of Kentucky may ...


Carter, Will-Parker (Sc 3517), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Carter, Will-Parker (Sc 3517), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3517. “A Life of Service: The Domestic Healthcare Policies of Dr. Tim Lee Carter,” a research paper by Kentucky congressman Carter’s great-nephew Will-Carter Parker, written while he was a student at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky. He reviews Dr. Carter’s legislative work and argues that his ideas influenced the content of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010).


Cast Of Characters, Olivia Renee Bowers Mar 2020

Cast Of Characters, Olivia Renee Bowers

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