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Adventures Of Monday Boles (Sc 845), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1976

Adventures Of Monday Boles (Sc 845), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 845. A reminiscence titled "The Adventures of Monday Boles," written by Boles in 1976. Born in Cuba and given the name Joaquin Machado, Boles writes of his early years and of being adopted by a United States soldier during the Spanish-American War. A photo of Boles is also included as an "Additional File" below.


Items Related To The United Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary (Mss 5 B1 F7), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1945

Items Related To The United Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary (Mss 5 B1 F7), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Items collected by Bowling Green, Kentucky clubwoman Mackie E. (Smith) Bennett related to the United Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary. The finding aid can be downloaded using the "Download" button and full-text scans of the material can be accessed by clicking on the "Additional Files" below.


Minutes Of The Second Annual Meeting Of Department Encampment Of The United Spanish War Veterans Of Kentucky (Sc 911), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1925

Minutes Of The Second Annual Meeting Of Department Encampment Of The United Spanish War Veterans Of Kentucky (Sc 911), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 911. Minutes of the second annual meeting of the United Spanish War Veterans of Kentucky held at Jefferson County Armory, Louisville, Kentucky, 5- 6 May 1925. Also, 1941 obituary of Frank L. Strange, Bowling Green, Kentucky, who was the commander of the 1925 veterans encampment.


Discharge Certificate From The Spanish-American War And News Clippings About Charles Potter Walton (Sc 1120), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1900

Discharge Certificate From The Spanish-American War And News Clippings About Charles Potter Walton (Sc 1120), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of Spanish-American War related items (Click on "Additional Files" below) from Manuscripts Small Collection 1120. Walton went on to become a Methodist minister who served churches in the south central Kentucky region.


Letter From W.D. "Pete" Bogan To His Mother Ella Bogan (Sc 1479), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1899

Letter From W.D. "Pete" Bogan To His Mother Ella Bogan (Sc 1479), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Letter written by W. D. Bogan, in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War, to his mother Ella Bogan, Franklin, Kentucky. It includes descriptions of battles in which he participated.


Letters Written By Frank Morehead Thomas To His Family While He Served As A Chaplain During The Spanish-American War (Mss 31 B3 F1), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1898

Letters Written By Frank Morehead Thomas To His Family While He Served As A Chaplain During The Spanish-American War (Mss 31 B3 F1), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Letters written by Frank Morehead Thomas to his family in Bowling Green, Kentucky, while he served as chaplain during the Spanish American War, 1898-1899. To see full-text scans of the letters click on "Additional Files" below.


Spanish-American War Items Related To Soldier Fred Jaynes Gorham (Mss 583), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1898

Spanish-American War Items Related To Soldier Fred Jaynes Gorham (Mss 583), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scans (Click on "Additional Files" below) for items from Manuscripts Collection 583. These items relate to the Spanish-American War and World War I service of Fred Jaynes Gorham and include a pamphlet about the Society of the Army of Santiago de Cuba, a smallpox vaccination certificate issued in Cuba in 1901, an application for members in the United Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary, and news clippings about Fred J. Gorham and Thornton Gorham.


Letter Of Jack M. Russell Complaining About Recruiting In Kentucky During The Spanish-American War (Sc 2692), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1898

Letter Of Jack M. Russell Complaining About Recruiting In Kentucky During The Spanish-American War (Sc 2692), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2692. Letter, 1 July 1898, of Jack M. Russell to Edward Ludlow Hines, Bowling Green, Kentucky. He complains about the difficulty of recruiting in Kentucky for the Spanish-American War, and expresses his eagerness to leave for Cuba.


Clark, Samuel, 1870-1934 (Sc 526), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1898

Clark, Samuel, 1870-1934 (Sc 526), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for Manuscripts Small Collection 526. Papers related to Samuel Clark, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Captain of Co. B, 3rd Kentucky Infantry U.S.V. during the Spanish-American War. Papers include muster roll, roll call book, Clark’s discharge and pension papers, photo of Clark in uniform, Clark family genealogy, and miscellaneous items. The muster roll, pension papers, and photograph have been scanned and can be accessed by clicking on the "Additional Files" below. Company B hailed from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Information on the muster roll includes name, rank, age, physical description, hometown, where enrolled, who subscribed the oath ...


Patriotic Speech Given By Richard Curd Pope Thomas On Receipt Of A Regimental Flag (Sc 1486), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1898

Patriotic Speech Given By Richard Curd Pope Thomas On Receipt Of A Regimental Flag (Sc 1486), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for Manuscripts Small Collection 1486. Speeches made by Richard Curd Pope Thomas at various fraternal, civic, educational, and religious events. Also includes several poems written by John A. Logan. A patriotic speech given by Thomas after receipt of a regimental flag for a local company during the Spanish-American War can be viewed by clicking on the "Additional Files" below.


Notecards Containing Service Record Information For Spanish-American War Soldiers From Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 349 B17), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1898

Notecards Containing Service Record Information For Spanish-American War Soldiers From Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 349 B17), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Notecards with military service related information compiled by Elizabeth Coombs, librarian at the Kentucky Library, for soldiers who served in the Spanish-American War, specifically Company B of the Third Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. Company B was raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The cards are arranged alphabetically.


News Clippings About Spanish American War Veterans (Vertical File Material), Kentucky Library Research Collection Jan 1898

News Clippings About Spanish American War Veterans (Vertical File Material), Kentucky Library Research Collection

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News clippings chiefly related to Spanish-American War veterans, but some contemporary pieces from the War are included as well. When possible this material was arranged chronologically.


Letters Written By James Mcmillian Scott During The Spanish-American War (Mss 628 B1 F3&4), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1898

Letters Written By James Mcmillian Scott During The Spanish-American War (Mss 628 B1 F3&4), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scans (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Collection 628. The scans contain letters written by James McMillian Scott while he was in service during the Spanish-American War to his friend, and later wife, Sarah Elizabeth "Ellie" Garnett of Adair County, Kentucky.


Writings And News Clippings Related To The Spanish-American War Collected By Edward Richard Vance (Mss 612), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1898

Writings And News Clippings Related To The Spanish-American War Collected By Edward Richard Vance (Mss 612), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for complete collection information and full-text scans (Click on "Additional Files" below) for material related to the Spanish-American War from the collection of Edward Richard Vance (1833-1902), Warren County, Kentucky native and career U.S. Army officer. Retired at the time of the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Vance followed the conflict with interest. He collected clippings and wrote short essays about current developments, including the treatment of Cuban civilians in detention camps, Cuban soldiers, and the poor treatment of African-American soldiers returning home after the war.


Letter From Walter S. Forrester To Robert Morningstar About Spanish-American War Military Service (Sc 2762 #1), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1898

Letter From Walter S. Forrester To Robert Morningstar About Spanish-American War Military Service (Sc 2762 #1), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Letter from Walter S. Forrester, Kentucky's Assistant Adjutant General, to Colonel Robert Morningstar, Bowling Green, Kentucky, discussing the possibility of fighting during the Spanish-American War. Forrester assures Morningstar: "...there will not be any fighting. That is certain, while the present administration holds its present foreign policy."


A Soldier's Valentine Written The Spanish-American War By C. L. Wedding (Sc 3053), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1898

A Soldier's Valentine Written The Spanish-American War By C. L. Wedding (Sc 3053), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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"A Soldier's Valentine," a Spanish-American War-era poem by C. L. Wedding from Ohio County, Kentucky. Also includes clippings about the poem.