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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lists his educational credentials, achievements as KSU president, organizational affiliations, and published and unpublished work.


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.


Pearson, Carolyn (Sc 3377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Pearson, Carolyn (Sc 3377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3377. “Shadow of a Rope,” a paper by WKU student Carolyn Pearson about the arrest and trial for rape of an African American man, Sam Jennings, and his 1932 execution, the last public hanging in Breckinridge County and the second-last in Kentucky. Pearson interviewed citizens connected with the case and included five photographs of Jennings on the scaffold.


Loving, Frances (Hoover), B. 1907? (Sc 3339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Loving, Frances (Hoover), B. 1907? (Sc 3339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3339. Letter, 19 August 1968, of Frances (Hoover) Loving, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to the editor of the Park City Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The former resident of Bowling Green deplores the recent bombing of a rural African-American church near the city and expresses the hope that law enforcement will solve the crime, stated in an attached clipping to be the sixth in the county in the past eighteen months. Copied to several state and national politicians, pastors, and Western Kentucky University faculty, the letter was published in the Daily News on 21 ...


Old Union Church Of Christ - Sumner County, Tennessee (Sc 3216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2018

Old Union Church Of Christ - Sumner County, Tennessee (Sc 3216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3216. Minute book of Old Union Church of Christ, Sumner County, Tennessee, also known as the Congregation Electa Cyrea. Includes an introductory narrative on the formation of the church, meeting minutes, members lists (white and African American), and lists of contributions and expenditures.


African American Funeral Home Records - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 626), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2017

African American Funeral Home Records - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 626), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 626. Records of the Kuykendall-Abel-Boyd and Abel Brothers funeral home businesses, operated by African Americans in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Records include names of deceased, funeral dates and expenses, and in some cases family information, cause of death and place of interment. The records were photocopied from originals in the possession of Gatewood and Sons Funeral Chapel, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Owens, Nellie, 1912-2007 (Sc 3051), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2016

Owens, Nellie, 1912-2007 (Sc 3051), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full text scan (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3051. W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration) sewing notebook of Nellie Owens, Louisville, Kentucky, containing fabric swatches and sewing samples.


Carter, Lillie Mae (Bland), 1919-1982 (Mss 558), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2016

Carter, Lillie Mae (Bland), 1919-1982 (Mss 558), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 558. This collection documents native Kentuckian Lillie Mae (Bland) Carters’ work as a poet and public school teacher in Toledo, Ohio. It includes correspondence, publications, unpublished poems, and printed material pertinent to her educational career and achievements. Of particular note is a folder of letters and autographs from African American poet Langston Hughes.


Warren County, Kentucky - Tax Records (Mss 548), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2015

Warren County, Kentucky - Tax Records (Mss 548), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 548. Bound volume recording local taxes paid by residents of Warren County, Kentucky for 1939. Includes names and addresses of both white and African American residents.


Vertrees, Peter, 1840-1926 (Sc 1282), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2014

Vertrees, Peter, 1840-1926 (Sc 1282), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1282. Autobiography of Peter Vertrees, an African-American native of Edmonson County, Kentucky, who served as a cook in the Confederate Army, 6th Kentucky Cavalry. Afterward, he was an educator and Baptist minister, chiefly in Sumner County, Tennessee. Includes associated biographical data, and the autobiography of his third wife Diora.


Bowling Green Academy - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1233), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2014

Bowling Green Academy - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1233), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1233. Letters written to Elizabeth Coombs, of the Kentucky Library, Bowling Green, Kentucky, answering her inquiries about the Bowling Green Academy, a school for blacks sponsored by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


Street, James William, 1858-1944 (Mss 478), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Street, James William, 1858-1944 (Mss 478), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 478. Account books and journals of James William Street, recording his activities and local events, primarily in Henderson and Lyon counties in Kentucky. He also records the 1908-1909 activities of the Night Riders in the region.


Moxley, Frank Otha, 1908-2004 (Sc 1036), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Moxley, Frank Otha, 1908-2004 (Sc 1036), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1036. Notes of Howard E. Bailey, Western Kentucky University’s Dean of Student Affairs, taken during a 1998 interview with Frank Otha Moxley. Moxley relates his educational pursuit and career. Includes Bailey’s informational letter.


Schenck, William T. Y., D. 1904 (Sc 2690), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Schenck, William T. Y., D. 1904 (Sc 2690), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2690. Letter, 22 March 1866, to a newspaper editor from Captain William Schenck, encamped near Bowling Green, Kentucky with the 119th Regiment, U. S. Colored Infantry. He denies the editor’s claim that an outbreak of smallpox in the town was attributable to “careless Negro soldiers” and describes the measures taken to control the disease among his troops.


Hardin, John A., B. 1948 (Sc 972), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Hardin, John A., B. 1948 (Sc 972), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 972. Paper titled “African American Education in Kentucky: An Overview,” presented at the Kentucky Building, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, in observance of Black History Month by history professor John Hardin.


Helm, Thomas (Sc 19), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Helm, Thomas (Sc 19), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 19. Indenture between Thomas Helm, Clerk of the Lincoln County, Kentucky Court, and Edmond B. Taylor, regarding an apprenticeship for Rhoda, a free girl, mulatto, aged 13 years old. Taylor was to teach Rhoda the trade of spinning and weaving.


Dawson, Ella Mai (Randolph), 1892-1991 (Mss 397), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Dawson, Ella Mai (Randolph), 1892-1991 (Mss 397), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 397. Family correspondence, church materials, greeting cards and other personal papers of Ella Mai (Randolph) Dawson, a native of Logan County, Kentucky and resident of Clarksville, Tennessee. Includes voter registration and urban renewal materials relating to African Americans.


Angel, E. M. (Sc 420), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2012

Angel, E. M. (Sc 420), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 420. Notice, Greensburg, Kentucky, to the African American men of the 4th Congressional District, asking for recruits with bounties being offered, and stating that if they don’t volunteer,
they will be drafted. Signed by E.M. Angel, Deputy Provost Marshal, 4th Congressional District.


Warren County, Kentucky - Court Records (Sc 2529), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2012

Warren County, Kentucky - Court Records (Sc 2529), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2529. Two slave bills of sale (1849, 1856) to Tobias S. Grider, and agreement (1861) of a family of emancipated African Americans to be the slaves of William Davenport.


Warren County, Kentucky - Court Records (Sc 2528), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2012

Warren County, Kentucky - Court Records (Sc 2528), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2528. Summons to jury and witnesses, and charge in the case of Lucy, a slave, accused of attempting to murder her owner’s wife with an axe.


Warren County, Kentucky - Court Records (Sc 2527), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2012

Warren County, Kentucky - Court Records (Sc 2527), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Mansucripts Small Collection 2527. Warrant (1822) to sheriff to take custody of a free mulatto man found in Warren County; certificates (2) and appointment (1) relating to slave patrols in Warren County (1824-1825); and undated power of attorney authorizing apprehension of a fugitive slave from New Orleans, Louisiana.


Korn, Mike (Sc 2516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2012

Korn, Mike (Sc 2516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text transcription (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2516. Interview conducted by Mike Korn and a Mr. Starks with Reverend Earl J. Jackson, Bowling Green, Kentucky in reference to the religious and educational work of Reverend Henry David Carpenter.


Onyekwuluje, Anne B. (Sc 2473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2011

Onyekwuluje, Anne B. (Sc 2473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2473. Interviews conducted by Anne B. Onyekwuluje with seven individuals about the life and influence of Georgia Montgomery Davis Powers, the first woman elected to the Kentucky state Senate in 1963. They discuss their political relationships with Powers and her influence in politics and the Civil Rights movement.


Holstein, Otto (Sc 2433), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2011

Holstein, Otto (Sc 2433), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2433. Memorandum, 1 September 1917, to Brigade Commander of 1st Brigade, Kentucky Infantry from Otto Holstein, Captain, Signal Corps, and Provost Marshall of Lexington, Kentucky, reporting on an altercation between military police officers and African Americans. Includes a newspaper clipping about the incident.


Cotter, Joseph Seaman, 1861-1949 (Sc 378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2011

Cotter, Joseph Seaman, 1861-1949 (Sc 378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 378. Letter, from Joseph S. Cotter, Louisville, Kentucky, to James Tandy Ellis, a fellow poet, which relates an incident of Cotter’s early life.


Porter, Ora Frances, 1880-1970 (Sc 2291), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2010

Porter, Ora Frances, 1880-1970 (Sc 2291), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2291. Letter, 6 November 1966, from Ora Frances Porter, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to her nephew Robert Earl Whitney and his wife Verla; correspondence with Verla Whitney relating to Porter after her death; undated photo of Porter; 1968 letter to the editor of the "Daily News" from Margie Helm reviewing Porter's career as a registered nurse; two books from Porter's library.


Porter, Otho Dandrith, 1867-1936 (Sc 2292), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2010

Porter, Otho Dandrith, 1867-1936 (Sc 2292), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2292. Receipt for $1.00 to Banks Lovell signed by Otho Dandrith Porter, an African-American physician in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Mt. Moriah Cemetery Records, 1940-1978 (Sc 2235), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2010

Mt. Moriah Cemetery Records, 1940-1978 (Sc 2235), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2235. Listing of those members of the African American community buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Section and lot numbers for the graves are given, death dates are given only occasionally.


National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (Naacp) - Bowling Green, Kentucky Branch, 1919-1937 (Mss 249), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2009

National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People (Naacp) - Bowling Green, Kentucky Branch, 1919-1937 (Mss 249), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 249. Minutes of the Bowling Green, Kentucky branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1919 to 1927. Also includes membership lists and financial reports.


Jones, John E. (Sc 1773), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2008

Jones, John E. (Sc 1773), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1773. Paper written by John E. Jones titled "The Political Status of Negroes in Warren County." Includes quotations from community leaders as well as statistics related to the number of qualified African American voters in each voting precinct.