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Whipple, Thelma Louise, B. 1912 (Sc 3516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2020

Whipple, Thelma Louise, B. 1912 (Sc 3516), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3516. School memory book of Thelma Louise Whipple, Hickman, Kentucky, containing autographs and names of teachers, classmates and friends.


Floyd Collection (Mss 689), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Floyd Collection (Mss 689), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 689. Field books, 1851-1929, containing Warren County, Kentucky surveying notes recorded by John B. Floyd as well as some Warren County land records related to the Floyd family. Educational material from Jesse A. Floyd, Jr. relating to his teaching career in Warren County. A travel journal kept by Hubert and Alleyne Robinson during their trip to the western United States, Canada, and Mexico.


Stone, Dan Ray, 1921-2007 - Collector (Sc 3511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2020

Stone, Dan Ray, 1921-2007 - Collector (Sc 3511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3511. Miscellaneous papers collected by Dan Ray Stone, Bowling Green, Kentucky: constitution of the reactivated Senators’ Club, Inc., of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and cover letter (1948); notes on the Greer family of Barren County, Kentucky; a letter of thanks to Stone for yearbooks, written by WKU alumnus Clarence Glover (2002); and Bible records of the Taylor family of Warren County, Kentucky.


American Association Of University Women - Danville, Kentucky (Mss 681), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

American Association Of University Women - Danville, Kentucky (Mss 681), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 687. Records of the Danville branch of the American Association of University Women, including minutes, president’s reports, newsletters, historical information, programming materials and other miscellaneous items. Also includes more limited material about the state and regional divisions of the AAUW.


Dinwiddie, James Baker N., 1853-1873 (Sc 3492), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

Dinwiddie, James Baker N., 1853-1873 (Sc 3492), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3492. Items related to attendance of James Baker N. Dinwiddie, Henry County, Tennessee, at the Kentucky Military Institute from 1869-1872. Includes a report card, tuition invoice and letters of receipt, copy of a photograph of Dinwiddie, two letters from his sister Pattie with news from home, and a 1985 letter regarding Dinwiddie’s record at KMI.


Duncan, Sarah Amanda "Dallie," 1848-1940 (Sc 3486), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Duncan, Sarah Amanda "Dallie," 1848-1940 (Sc 3486), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3486. Letters, 3 November 1866 and 23 May 1867, of Dallie Duncan to her mother in Pontotoc, Mississippi. Returning for another year of school at Science Hill Academy, Shelbyville, Kentucky, she writes of her roommates and clothing purchases, asks about various family members, and warns that her tuition should be paid before she leaves school, noting the headmistress’s criticism that “Mississippians never paid their debts when they could help it.” She also expresses concern for her recently widowed mother’s emotional and physical health. Dallie’s mother (addressed as “Mrs. C. G ...


Teachers And Teaching (Sc 3477), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Teachers And Teaching (Sc 3477), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3477. Letter, postmarked 31 October 1933, from "S. I." to her friend "Annie Laurie." Both women have connections to Bowling Green, Kentucky, but "S.I." is currently teaching in a one-room schoolhouse at a location she references as Sassafras Bushes." She laments her routine existence, the trials of teaching 28 students with dispositions "from bland to ferocious" and "intelligence from imbecility to genius," and their "brilliant answers" on a recent test. She refers to some of her and Annie's mutual friends and expresses her intention to attend "Western" (WKU) the following semester.


Buffalo Club (Sc 3473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Buffalo Club (Sc 3473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3473. Directories of male teachers in northern Kentucky for 1937 and 1941-1942, made for the use of teachers with compliments of the Buffalo Club. Data on teachers includes name, position, school, and home address.


Timmons, James Aloysia, 1836-1902 (Sc 3434), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Timmons, James Aloysia, 1836-1902 (Sc 3434), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3434. Letter, 18 March 1869, of James A. Timmons, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to A. T. Stewart. The struggling schoolmaster implores Stewart, a wealthy New York merchant and fellow native of Ireland, to help him save his home from judicial sale and support his vocation “instructing the poor Irish children of this place.” He anticipated repaying Stewart in three years out of the tuition from his American students and what little the Irish students can pay. He enclosed the notice of Commissioner’s sale of his house pursuant to a judgment obtained by creditor ...


Schools - Simpson County, Kentucky (Sc 3423), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Schools - Simpson County, Kentucky (Sc 3423), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3423. Report of a joint meeting to discuss proposals to merge the Independent School District of Franklin, Kentucky and the Simpson County (Kentucky) School District. Matters considered include a joint budget, tax rate, facilities, and costs per pupil. Includes data on high school enrollment for 1939-1940. The report concludes with a decision to reject the merger.


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.


Cornette, James Percival, 1908-1986 (Sc 3374), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Cornette, James Percival, 1908-1986 (Sc 3374), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3374. Letter, 5 June 1956, to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from James P. Cornette, a former colleague and now president of West Texas State College, expressing his appreciation of a recent visit with her. Also includes a 1962 letter to Richards from WKU alumnus and West Texas State College history professor Lowell H. Harrison enclosing a lengthy clipping about Cornette’s recent “Man of the Year” award, and a 1963 speech of Cornette’s on the occasion of the college’s renaming as West Texas State University.


Grise, George Calvin, 1918-1961 (Sc 3359), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Grise, George Calvin, 1918-1961 (Sc 3359), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3359. Letters and cards to WKU faculty member Frances Richards and her parents, and writings of George C. Grise. The WKU graduate, English professor at Austin Peay University, and author thanks the Richards for gifts, including a loom, and describes his life in the country near Lewisburg, Kentucky. He sends Frances Richards notices regarding the publication of his 1956 book Life With Hezzie and a 1960 writer’s workshop at Austin Peay. Includes an essay about editing WKU’s College Heights Herald newspaper, and a published article about school discipline stories. Also includes ...


Wilson, Effie Gertrude, 1903-1986 (Sc 3337), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Wilson, Effie Gertrude, 1903-1986 (Sc 3337), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3337. “Burkesville’s Colleges,” a paper by Effie G. Wilson, Marrowbone, Kentucky, outlining the history of Alexander College and Burkesville College, two nineteenth-century schools in Burkesville (Cumberland County), Kentucky.


Ray, Joseph Malchus, 1907-1991 (Sc 3329), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Ray, Joseph Malchus, 1907-1991 (Sc 3329), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full text scan of memoirs and photographs and digital files of interviews (Click on "Additional Files" below to access) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3329. Memoirs, sundry papers, and oral histories of Joseph Malchus Ray, a native of Warren County, Kentucky, who went on to teach at universities in Texas, Alabama and Maryland. He ended his career as president of the University of Texas at El Paso in 1968, but stayed on afterwards as the H.Y. Benedict Professor of Political Science at UTEP. The memoirs discuss in detail his professional and personal life and the values that ...


Lancaster, Lennie Young, 1893-1980 - Letters To (Sc 3325), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Lancaster, Lennie Young, 1893-1980 - Letters To (Sc 3325), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3325. Letters to Dr. L. Y. Lancaster, professor of biology at WKU and creator of its pre-med program, from friends, colleagues and former students. They write of their health, travel and activities, and congratulate Dr. Lancaster on the naming of a clinic at WKU in his honor. Some reference a shared interest in wildlife and the outdoors.


Earwood, Gregory Charles (Sc 3245), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Earwood, Gregory Charles (Sc 3245), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3245. Correspondence and related material regarding Greg C. Earwood, president of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Lexington, and his visits to First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes brief data about the Seminary and the announcement of Earwood’sretirement in 2016.


Yates, Otis Webster, 1888-1981 (Sc 3234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Yates, Otis Webster, 1888-1981 (Sc 3234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3234. Letter, 30 November 1922, to “Levy” from O. W. Yates, Dean of Bethel College, Russellville, Kentucky. He describes his work teaching the Bible and Greek to ministerial students, his pastorship, and his house and family, and asks about seeing Levy when he visits North Carolina at Christmas.


Capwell, Franklin Wall, 1823-1889 (Sc 3232), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Capwell, Franklin Wall, 1823-1889 (Sc 3232), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3232. Letter, 10 January 1845, of teacher Franklin W. Capwell to his parents in Wyoming County, New York. Writing from Mortonsville, Kentucky, he describes the circumstances of his decision to teach at a seminary there, listing his subjects and fees. He finds Southern girls unsuitable for their lack of education, but declares that their wealth makes them good marriage prospects for other Northern men. He also comments on the reliance on slaves for ordinary labor, the defense of slavery byministers, and the fear of slave uprisings among whites,who arm themselves with guns ...


Carley Family Papers (Sc 3223), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Carley Family Papers (Sc 3223), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3223. Letters and papers of George Carley of Georgetown, Kentucky and family (mainly daughters, a granddaughter, and nieces). Relatives in Ontario, Canada and in Pennsylvania report family news and mourn the soldiers of World War I; a daughter writes from Arkansas of taxes and the economy, her stepson writes of medical studies during the influenza pandemic, and her brother-in-law writes of oil and investments. George’s papers include solicitations from makers of fencing and farm supplies.

Also includes children’s letters and poems.


Adams, Marion Lee, 1930-2013 (Mss 638), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Adams, Marion Lee, 1930-2013 (Mss 638), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 638. Research, articles and clippings relating to Patty and Mildred Hill of Louisville, Kentucky, and their composition of the song “Happy Birthday to You.” Includes letters of the Hills’ surviving descendant written to Marion Lee Adams of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.


Bowling Green, Kentucky - City Schools - Relating To (Sc 3188), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Bowling Green, Kentucky - City Schools - Relating To (Sc 3188), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3188. Abstract of a federally funded program proposal submitted by Bowling Green (Kentucky) City Schools for the year 1971 titled “Increasing teacher effectiveness in dealing with student behavior.” The program aimed to train teachers at Bowling Green Junior and Senior High Schools in techniques for better understanding the problems of African-American and disadvantaged students and to aid students in developing more positive behavior.


Brooks, Heather-Kristen (Fa 374), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Brooks, Heather-Kristen (Fa 374), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 374. Student oral history project titled “The Effects of Logan County School Consolidations on the Students of Lewisburg and the Community” in which Heather-Kristen Brooks conducts research on the centralization of five county schools in 1983. Brooks’ two informants touch on issues of race, extracurricular activities, athletics, and behavioral norms. Collection contains one paper, two indexes and transcripts, and two cassette tapes.


Eckstein, Jane (Bailey), D. 1833 (Sc 3153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2017

Eckstein, Jane (Bailey), D. 1833 (Sc 3153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text typescript of letter (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3153. Letter, 25 April 1832, of Jane Eckstein, Frankfort, Kentucky, to her daughter Mary Kinmont in Cincinnati, Ohio. She details an approaching move to Millersburg, Kentucky, where Mary’s father, the artist Frederick Eckstein, will open a school. She relates news of Mary’s siblings, asks her about family matters in Cincinnati, and offers advice on nursing her young child.


Ua3/10/2 Remembering 9/11, Wku President's Office - Caboni Sep 2017

Ua3/10/2 Remembering 9/11, Wku President's Office - Caboni

WKU Archives Records

Email from WKU president Timothy Caboni to faculty & staff regarding the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


Farley, Seth Thomas, Jr., 1917-1999 (Mss 617), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2017

Farley, Seth Thomas, Jr., 1917-1999 (Mss 617), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 617. Correspondence, documents, news clippings and ephemera from Seth Thomas Farley, Jr., a life-long educator. This collection includes a good deal of information about Farley’s teaching career prior to his work as a professor at WKU, his involvement in organizations that fought alcoholism and gambling (particularly the lottery in Kentucky), his church work, and his service on a committee to choose a federal magistrate for the western district of Kentucky. The collection includes an entire box of assessment related material related to Fort Knox Dependent Schools in the mid-1960s.


Rountree, Lizzie (Sc 3136), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2017

Rountree, Lizzie (Sc 3136), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3136. Letter, 10 January 1869 of “Mag” (or “May”) to Lizzie Rountree, Lebanon, Kentucky. Writing from Louisville, Kentucky, she tells Lizzie that she will not be returning to Caldwell Institute in Danville,Kentucky, where they had been schoolmates. She notes the departure of three additional students and reports on the whereabouts of others.


Ennis, William Franklin, Sr., 1856-1939 (Mss 614), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Ennis, William Franklin, Sr., 1856-1939 (Mss 614), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 614. Journals with short entries about daily happenings and listings of farm expenses for William F. Ennis, a farmer, quarry owner, and businessman from Warren County, Kentucky. Also includes some poetry, weather information, and data about an unnamed individual conducting a school.


Huenefeld, Earl Warren, B. 1921 And Alvis Marie (Dunaway) Huenefeld, 1922-1994 (Mss 606), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Huenefeld, Earl Warren, B. 1921 And Alvis Marie (Dunaway) Huenefeld, 1922-1994 (Mss 606), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 606. Courtship letters of E. Warren Huenefeld, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, and his fiancé and eventual wife, Alvis Marie Dunaway, while she was teaching school in Madison County and Pulaski County, Kentucky. Includes some elementary music teaching Material and a pencil sketch of Alvis Huenefeld.