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Miner Family Letters (Sc 3410), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Miner Family Letters (Sc 3410), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3410. Letter, 7 March 1849, of Selden Miner and his wife Maria of Wethersfield, Illinois (formerly of Wethersfield, Connecticut) to Selden’s brother Samuel S. Miner and his wife Araminta in Maysville, Kentucky. Hearing of their plan to visit Illinois, they warn that Selden has “Gold fever” and may depart for California. An enthusiastic Selden details the preparations being made by others in the community, but admits his wife’s lack of support and asks Samuel’s advice. A skeptical Maria doubts the wisdom of the plan for several reasons and fears it ...


U.S. 31-W To Interstate 65 Connector Project (Mss 663), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

U.S. 31-W To Interstate 65 Connector Project (Mss 663), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 663. Reports, correspondence, and data related chiefly to Section 106 Review of the connector project which covered the project’s potential effects on historic resources within the area affected. This connector was proposed to allow easier access from the Kentucky Transpark in northern Warren County, Kentucky to Interstate 65.


Pioneer Cemetery - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3407), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Pioneer Cemetery - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3407), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3407. Alphabetical list, with birth and death years where available, of persons buried in Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Pioneer Cemetery. Prepared by Nellie Hoofnel as part of an initiative by the Chamber of Commerce to protect the graves, the list includes “all the names that are legible,” and a preface asks relatives who recognize names to contact the Chamber.


Kentucky Poetry Day (Sc 3408), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Kentucky Poetry Day (Sc 3408), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3408. Information for school administrators regarding programming for Kentucky Poetry Day. Includes proclamations by the Governor, suggested activities, and historical, biographical and bibliographical data on Kentucky poets.


Kentucky Council Of Teachers Of English (Sc 3409), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Kentucky Council Of Teachers Of English (Sc 3409), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3409. “Literary Landmarks of Kentucky,” a guidebook prepared by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English. Organized alphabetically by county and thereafter by place name, the guide provides short entries about the literary personalities or literary works associated with that location.


Richards, Frances, 1893-1991 - Letters To (Sc 3406), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Richards, Frances, 1893-1991 - Letters To (Sc 3406), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collections 3406. Letters of recommendation for Simpson County, Kentucky teacher Frances Richards (later a WKU faculty member), and associated letters regarding teaching positions. Includes teachers certificates and certificate examination grades for Frances’s sister Mary Ellen Richards. One correspondent, A. H. Hill, writes with familiarity to his “cousins” Frances and Mary Ellen.


Shirley Family Letters (Sc 3403), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Shirley Family Letters (Sc 3403), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3403. Letters received by the Shirley family of Eagle Station, Carroll County, Kentucky. A nephew writes of his new job with a Fort Wayne, Indiana newspaper, a specialist with the Dixie Poultry Journal gives advice on treating worms in poultry, and Albert Shirley writes his wife Lydia from their daughter Kathleen’s home. Includes a doctor’s notes on the health of Kathleen’s young son Robert.


Edens, William Jeptha, 1898-1969 - Relating To (Sc 3404), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Edens, William Jeptha, 1898-1969 - Relating To (Sc 3404), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3404. Report of an interview conducted by WKU student Mary Helen Jenkins of William J. Edens, a former WKU agriculture professor and Arkansas State College president who was then serving as attaché with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The interview discusses his education and career, particularly as an agricultural advisor overseas.


Fleming, Peter F., B. 1842? (Sc 3392), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Fleming, Peter F., B. 1842? (Sc 3392), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3392. Letter, 7 December 1862, from Peter Fleming of the 96th Illinois Volunteers, Company E, to his friend Thomas Elliott. From Camp Beard at Danville, Kentucky, he writes of the cold weather, the good turnpike roads, the presence of troops in the vicinity, and the satisfactory food supply. He also mentions the names of several of his comrades in Company E.


Patton, Paul Edward, B. 1937 (Sc 3400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Patton, Paul Edward, B. 1937 (Sc 3400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3400. Letter, 16 April 1987, of Paul E. Patton, Pikeville, Kentucky, to Riley Handy, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The letter asks support for Patton’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky and outlines his experience and qualifications for the office.


Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3405), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3405), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3405. Letter, 25 October 1971, to “Fellow Kentuckian” from Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn. Preparing to leave office, he provides a report on his administration’s accomplishments with respect to agriculture in the state. Much of the detail is set out in a report to Nunn from the Commissioner of Agriculture that is included with the letter.


Wilgus, Donald Knight, 1918-1989 (Sc 3401), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Wilgus, Donald Knight, 1918-1989 (Sc 3401), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3401. Letter, 25 July 1960, to friends from Donald Knight Wilgus and family, Los Angeles, California, describing their activities and travel since moving to California, including Wilgus’s work at the University of California, Los Angeles. Includes a review of Wilgus’s book, Anglo-American Folksong Scholarship Since 1898, and the premier issue (1963) of Hootenanny: The National Folk Singing Magazine, with an article about Wilgus and UCLA’s folk music studies program.


Hart, Joel Tanner, 1810-1877 - Relating To (Sc 3402), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Hart, Joel Tanner, 1810-1877 - Relating To (Sc 3402), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3402. Biographical sketch, date and author unknown, of sculptor Joel Tanner Hart, a native of Clark County, Kentucky.


Atwood, Rufus Ballard, 1897-1963 (Sc 3397), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Atwood, Rufus Ballard, 1897-1963 (Sc 3397), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3397. Curriculum vitae of Rufus B. Atwood, who became president of Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky in 1929. The document lists his educational credentials, achievements as KSU president, organizational affiliations, and published and unpublished work.


Muir, John Wakefield, 1909-1991 (Sc 3399), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Muir, John Wakefield, 1909-1991 (Sc 3399), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3399. Correspondence and associated material of amateur historian, collector and Bardstown banker John W. Muir. Most relates to Muir’s interest in John Rowan and his Bardstown, Kentucky home Federal Hill, and to Stephen Foster’s association with the property, thought to have been the inspiration for his song “My Old Kentucky Home.” Muir brings sources on Rowan to the attention of WKU faculty member Frances Richards, the author of a master’s thesis on Rowan. Also includes Muir’s correspondence with J. Winston Coleman regarding the Rowan-Chambers duel, and letters about his ...


Logan, Rex A., 1902-1973 (Sc 3398), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Logan, Rex A., 1902-1973 (Sc 3398), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3398. Letter, 5 February 1962, of Kentucky State Senator Rex A. Logan to Mrs. E. L. Richards, Franklin, Kentucky, enclosing a copy of a speech Logan delivered to the Kentucky General Assembly in response to Governor Bert Combs’s recent message on the state of the Commonwealth. Though both are Democrats, Logan criticizes Combs’s administration for its broken campaign promises and failure to respect the independence of the legislative branch.


Duncan, Parker Ward, 1909-1966 - Relating To (Sc 3396), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Duncan, Parker Ward, 1909-1966 - Relating To (Sc 3396), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3396. Memorial resolution for Parker Ward Duncan, former Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and associated correspondence between former Kentucky Governor Bert Combs and WKU President Kelly Thompson, members of the committee composing the resolution. The resolution was presented at the dedication of a portrait of Duncan to hang in the State Capitol Building.


Guthrie, Alfred Bertram, Jr., 1901-1991 (Sc 3395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Guthrie, Alfred Bertram, Jr., 1901-1991 (Sc 3395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3395. Three autobiographical sketches by author A. B. Guthrie, Jr., written in response to requests. Also includes Guthrie’s article on the historical novel, written for the Montana Magazine of History, and a review of his book of collected stories The Big It, with his comments, published in the Saturday Review.


Guthrie, Alfred Bertram, Jr., 1901-1991 (Sc 3395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Guthrie, Alfred Bertram, Jr., 1901-1991 (Sc 3395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3395. Three autobiographical sketches by author A. B. Guthrie, Jr., written in response to requests. Also includes Guthrie’s article on the historical novel, written for the Montana Magazine of History, and a review of his book of collected stories The Big It, with his comments, published in the Saturday Review.


Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3385), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Messer, George, 1833-1863 (Sc 3385), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full text transcript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3385. Letter, 14 December 1862, of George Messer, 107th Illinois Infantry, to his wife Lottie in Clinton, Illinois. He describes the march to camp near Munfordville, Kentucky, the layout of the camp, and nearby graves, the result of an earlier engagement. He outlines the position of other troops in the area and lists the names of several men who have deserted from his company. He makes some critical remarks about his father at home and expresses confidence in Lottie’s ability to manage his ...


Boyd, John Allen, 1938?-2017 (Sc 3394), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Boyd, John Allen, 1938?-2017 (Sc 3394), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3394. Poems written by John Allen Boyd, a WKU graduate, teacher, and resident of Louisville, Kentucky. One collection is bound in pamphlet form and inscribed to WKU faculty member Frances Richards; others are included, with commentary, in a graduate project entitled “Experiments in Verse and Poetry” and written for an advanced composition class at WKU.


Clarke, Marcellus Jerome, 1844-1865 - Relating To (Sc 3393), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Clarke, Marcellus Jerome, 1844-1865 - Relating To (Sc 3393), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for Manuscripts Small Collection 3393. Clippings, some typescripted from unidentified sources, and letters about the identity and exploits of Confederate guerrilla “Sue Mundy,” the alias of Simpson County, Kentucky native Jerome Clarke. Topics covered include his family, career, burial place, the origin of the name “Sue Mundy,” and the resulting confusion over whether “Sue” was actually a woman. Also includes an abstract of the U.S. War Department’s record of his court martial.


Clagett, John Henry, 1916-1970 (Sc 3388), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Clagett, John Henry, 1916-1970 (Sc 3388), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3388. Christmas cards to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from student John H. Clagett. The cards reflect Clagett’s service at the U.S. Naval Academy and at sea. Includes a notice for Clagett’s novel Buckskin Cavalier, clippings about his novels, and a copy of “The Lantern,” his short story published in Collier’s magazine.


Libraries - Woodford County, Kentucky (Sc 3391), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Libraries - Woodford County, Kentucky (Sc 3391), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3391. Collected research on the history of library services in Woodford County, Kentucky. Includes clippings, correspondence (particularly regarding the merger of the Woodford County Library and the Logan Helm Memorial Library), and historical narratives.


Bowling Green Welfare Home - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3390), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Bowling Green Welfare Home - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3390), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3390. Two reports on the Bowling Green Welfare Home, 1023 Adams Street, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The first lists expenses from 1932-1934 and provides a short history and a list of residents. The second, by Marie Pennington, is dated 1936 and reports on the home’s history, personnel and finances, and describes a few of the welfare cases.


Grise, Finley Christopher, 1886-1973 (Sc 3389), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Grise, Finley Christopher, 1886-1973 (Sc 3389), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3389. Letters to faculty member Frances Richards from WKU dean Finley Grise. He thanks her for a contribution to a scholarship fund in his name and provides information about his deceased brother, a WKU alumnus. Includes two Christmas cards from Grise and his wife Mary, and Grise’s obituary and funeral program.


Moxley, Frank Otha, 1908-2004 (Mss 664), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Moxley, Frank Otha, 1908-2004 (Mss 664), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 664. Personal and professional papers of Dr. Frank O. Moxley of Bowling Green, Kentucky, an educator, guidance counselor, coach, and prominent member of the city’s African American community. Includes projects and narratives related to Bowling Green’s African American heritage.


Spottswood, Henry Mercer, Iii,B. 1940 (Mss 665), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Spottswood, Henry Mercer, Iii,B. 1940 (Mss 665), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 665. Correspondence with poet and author Jim Wayne Miller, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Chiefly letters to Spottswood which contain numerous attachments about Miller’s writing and speaking engagements. Also includes a small amount of correspondence from Miller’s wife, Mary Ellen Miller, and an unpublished book of poems by WKU students.


Gilliam Candy Company - Paducah, Kentucky (Sc 3387), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Gilliam Candy Company - Paducah, Kentucky (Sc 3387), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3387. Letters of Cleve Gilliam of the Gilliam Candy Company, “Manufacturers of ‘Blue Grass’ Brand Candies,” Paducah, Kentucky, to Edwin Larrance, Indianapolis, Indiana, whose health problems are inhibiting his work as the company’s Indiana sales representative. Gilliam complains of the decline in business and of the further difficulty of maintaining profits while supplying free sample boxes of candy. The final letter praises Larrance but terminates the company’s arrangement with him.


Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Historical Highway Marker Program (Sc 3386), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Historical Highway Marker Program (Sc 3386), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3386. Materials relating to the Kentucky Historical Society’s Kentucky Historical Highway Marker Program, consisting mostly of correspondence of WKU President Kelly Thompson, a member of the Committee to Edit Inscriptions, and WKU faculty member Frances Richards, who consult with the state and Warren County chairmen concerning the content of proposed markers. Includes a 1963 report and other statistical data for the 1960s.