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Shelton Family Papers (Mss 527), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2015

Shelton Family Papers (Mss 527), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 527. Letters and compositions written by Butler County, Kentucky native Curran Ralph Shelton, while a student at Glasgow Normal School. Also includes a diary in which he records family, church, and local community happenings in 1891. Also includes several small diaries kept by Curran’s wife John Annie during the Great Depression.


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.


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.


Wiggins, Bobbie Reeves (Sc 2701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Wiggins, Bobbie Reeves (Sc 2701), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2701. Sample copy, with edits, of “The Legacy of Woodland School, Early 1900’s to 1963,” a history of Woodland School, Paducah, Kentucky by Bobbie Reeves Wiggins.


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.


Edmunds Family Papers (Mss 443), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Edmunds Family Papers (Mss 443), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 443. Correspondence, deeds, legal and other personal papers of the Edmunds family of North Carolina and Caldwell County, Kentucky. Includes genealogical data and papers of associated families, primarily the Cameron family of North Carolina.


Travelstead, Chester Coleman (Mss 281), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Travelstead, Chester Coleman (Mss 281), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 281. Chiefly personal and professional correspondence, speeches, journal articles, reminiscences, and news clippings of noted educator Chester Coleman Travelstead. Of particular interest are the materials related to his 1955 dismissal from the University of South Carolina owing to his stance on racial integration. Also includes correspondence and diaries of his mother Nelle (Gooch) Travelstead, long-time Western Kekntucky University faculty member.


Temple Family Papers (Mss 241), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2010

Temple Family Papers (Mss 241), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 241. Correspondence; financial and legal papers; genealogy and other material related to the Temple family of Warren County, Kentucky, particularly that of Adalaska L. and Mary Camilla (Miller) Temple and their daughter Ruth Hines Temple. Over 400 pieces of artwork on paper by the later are found in the collection, including pencil, as well as, pen and ink drawings, watercolors, pastels, and other graphic and creative design work.


Hines, George L. (Sc 1904), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2009

Hines, George L. (Sc 1904), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1904. Correspondence, teacher's certificates from the Shelby County, Tennessee public schools, and other materials related to Hines's work and family.