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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Anna Julia Cooper: A Quintessential Leader, Janice Y. Ferguson Jan 2015

Anna Julia Cooper: A Quintessential Leader, Janice Y. Ferguson

Dissertations & Theses

This study is a leadership biography which provides, through the lens of Black feminist thought, an alternative view and understanding of the leadership of Black women. Specifically, this analysis highlights ways in which Black women, frequently not identified by the dominant society as leaders, have and can become leaders. Lessons are drawn from the life of Anna Julia Cooper that provides new insights in leadership that heretofore were not evident. Additionally, this research offers provocative recommendations that provide a different perspective of what leadership is among Black women and how that kind of leadership can inform the canon of leadership ...


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Ruff, Joseph Carl (Fa 166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2012

Ruff, Joseph Carl (Fa 166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 166. Project titled “African American education in south central Kentucky, 1920-1960.” Interviews with twenty-nine African Americans regarding their experiences as students and teachers in fourteen Kentucky counties.


Interview Conducted By Joseph Carl Ruff With Herbert Alexander Oldham (Fa 166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Interview Conducted By Joseph Carl Ruff With Herbert Alexander Oldham (Fa 166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an interview conducted by Joseph Carl Ruff with Herbert Alexander Oldham on 15 May 1993 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. They discuss African American education in Bowling Green, Kentucky, integration, and segregation. They also discuss Oldham's education at St. Augustine College in Raleigh, North Carolina, his teaching career and education administration positions in Bowling Green, his family backgound, and his experiences as an African American youth in Bowling Green.


A Historical Narrative Of The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's Freedom Schools And Their Legacy For Contemporary Youth Leadership Development Programming, Leslie K. Etienne Jan 2012

A Historical Narrative Of The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's Freedom Schools And Their Legacy For Contemporary Youth Leadership Development Programming, Leslie K. Etienne

Dissertations & Theses

During what became known as the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) established alternative temporary summer "Freedom Schools" in communities throughout the state. SNCC was a civil rights organization led by young, mostly African American college students and ex-students that worked against racial discrimination during the Civil Rights Movement. In 1963, they were poised to lead Freedom Summer, a massive effort that aimed to transform the brutal white dominated power structure of Mississippi, a stronghold of extremely violent southern racism. During the planning for Freedom Summer, SNCC field secretary Charles Cobb suggested that the summer ...


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Ralph Bunche Community Center Oral History Project (Fa 455), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2009

Ralph Bunche Community Center Oral History Project (Fa 455), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 455. Interviews with ten African Americans who attended the Ralph Bunche School in Glasgow, Kentucky. Informants provide history and other information related to the importance of the school in Glasgow's African American community.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Interview With Samuel V. Wickliffe Regarding Campbellsville & Taylor County (Fa 202), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2006

Interview With Samuel V. Wickliffe Regarding Campbellsville & Taylor County (Fa 202), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an oral history interview done with Samuel V. Wickliffe regarding his life as an African American teacher in Campbellsville, Kentucky. He talks about his work at the African American Durham High School and the eventual integration of schools in Campbellsville. He also discusses his military service during the Korean War.


Ua1b2/1/7 Oral History, Lydia Kullman, Gary Ransdell Mar 2004

Ua1b2/1/7 Oral History, Lydia Kullman, Gary Ransdell

WKU Archives Records

Interview conducted by Lydia Kullman with Gary Ransdell. This oral history interview was created for Andrew McMichael's History and the Internet Class, 2004.


Ua1b2/1 Integration At Western Kentucky University, Jason Brown Feb 2004

Ua1b2/1 Integration At Western Kentucky University, Jason Brown

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

A brief overview of the integration process at WKU, includes some newspaper clippings and primary source materials.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 74, No. 8, Wku Student Affairs Sep 1998

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 74, No. 8, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news.


Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 5, No. 1, Wku Journalism Jun 1988

Ua68/13/4 Limited Edition, Vol. 5, No. 1, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Newspaper created by students participating in the Minority Journalism Workshop hosted by the WKU Journalism Department.

  • Berry, Erica. Officials Face Court Order to Equalize State's Education
  • Stewart, Nikita. Blacks Gaining Slowly n Newsrooms
  • Oldham, Frank. Reporters Document Rights March
  • Lynk, Rewa. Junk Dealer Helped Force City Schools to Integrate - Henry Alexander
  • Chatman, Shirl. Car Deals Bring Success to Minority Businessman - Cornelius Martin
  • McDonald, Robbie. Top Priority Has Become Recruiting
  • Stewart, Nikita. Reminders of Slavery Stir Reporter
  • Dixon, Adra. Student Sells for Future - Paul Boards
  • Wright, Lisa. Writer Combines Love for Sports, Ministry - Bruce Branch
  • Wright, Lisa. Broadcaster Faces Race ...


Interview With Allyene Gregory Regarding Her Life (Fa 154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 1986

Interview With Allyene Gregory Regarding Her Life (Fa 154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an interview with Allyene Gregory conducted by Steve Vied for an oral history project titled "A Generation Remembers, 1900-1949." Gregory discusses her life and times, including information about growing up in Sorgho, Daviess County, Kentucky, education, childhood games, her father's farm, African Americans, social customs and historic events in the community, as well as her teaching career.


Interview With Eva Carmen Rearding Her Life (Fa 154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 1986

Interview With Eva Carmen Rearding Her Life (Fa 154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of an interview with Eva Carmen conducted by Christopher Carey for an oral history project titled "A Generation Remembers, 1900-1949." Carmen discusses her life and times, including information about African Americans, Hartford, Kentucky, Kentucky State University, midwifery, her husband Ned Carmen, social life and customs, Lincoln Leadership Training School, teaching, the hanging of Sam Jennings and black newspapers.


Ua68/13/4 Bowling Green, Vol. 6, No. 1, Kelly Thompson Chapter, Public Relations Student Society Of America Oct 1985

Ua68/13/4 Bowling Green, Vol. 6, No. 1, Kelly Thompson Chapter, Public Relations Student Society Of America

Student Organizations

Magazine produced by senior seminar class in public relations with the Kelly Thompson Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and students in the WKU Department of Journalism.

Regular features include:

  • Reflections
  • Business
  • Art
  • Community Service
  • Reminiscing
  • Curiosities
  • Entertainment

This issue includes articles:

  • Combs, Susan. Unique Shop in Old Barn - Glass Place
  • Fowler, Holly. Celebrate Christmas Many Ways
  • Reagan, Stan. City Police Nigh Shift - More Than a Joy Ride
  • Jones, Paige. Bonding, Brightening Without Pain - Dr. Jerry Blevins


Ua68/13/4 Bowling Green, Vol. 5, No. 2, Kelly Thompson Chapter, Public Relations Student Society Apr 1985

Ua68/13/4 Bowling Green, Vol. 5, No. 2, Kelly Thompson Chapter, Public Relations Student Society

Student Organizations

Magazine produced by senior seminar class in public relations with the Kelly Thompson Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and students in the WKU Department of Journalism.

Regular features include:

  • Reflections
  • Business
  • Art
  • Community Service
  • Reminiscing
  • Curiosities
  • Entertainment

This issue includes articles:

  • Dunkel, Missy. It's 3:30 p.m. What Are Your Kids Doing? - Drug Abuse
  • Thomley, Mike. Illiteracy: The Hidden Handicap
  • Jones, Linda. Education: Improvement at the Grass Roots Level
  • Rappaport, Jessica. Poems Mirror Poet's Life - Lillie Carter


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 54, No. 17, Wku Student Affairs Oct 1978

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 54, No. 17, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Articles in this issue:

  • Fish, Tim. Televised Game May Bring $73,000
  • Malone, Roger. Performer’s Juggling, Tricks Entertain Crowds of Students – Don Lehn
  • Judd, Alan. Regents Will Decide Minority Issue
  • Stevens, Vickie. Continuing Education Provides Workshops
  • Regents Should Appoint Minority Representative
  • Attendance May Decide Future TV Coverage Here
  • Zimmerman, Steven. Sets Writer Straight
  • Jackson, Victor. Thanks Campaign Help
  • Platt, Thomasine & Lynne Dixon. Criticizes Christy Vogt Letter
  • Ealy, Cindy. Responds to Christy Vogt Letter
  • Parson, David. Angry Over Concert
  • Beshear, Tom. Advance Registration Set
  • Heat on in All Campus ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 54, No. 15, Wku Student Affairs Oct 1978

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 54, No. 15, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Articles in this issue:

  • Hancock, Catherine, Judd, Alan. Blacks Ask Committee Representation
  • Young, Monte. Western Could Use Contacts to Hire Blacks, Teachers Say
  • Eblen, Tom. Dero Downing Objects to Boundary
  • Judd, Alan. 8 Running for Screening Position
  • State Internships Available
  • Associated Student Government Ducks Chance to Represent
  • Armstrong, Bryan. In Exile: Homecoming Acts’ Top-40 Should Be Banned
  • Buck, Sheila. Endorses Candidate – Daryl Hancock
  • Harry, Gerry. Criticizes Associated Student Government
  • Galloway, Amy. Between Giggles Campus Kids Say the Darndest Things
  • Holman, Connie. Lab Aids Students with English Classes
  • Fish, Tim ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 54, No. 13, Wku Student Affairs Oct 1978

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 54, No. 13, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Articles in this issue:

  • Young, Monte. Western Having Trouble Hiring Minority Teachers
  • Judd, Alan. Alumni Named to Committee
  • Malone, Roger. 50 Students Still Waiting for Grants
  • Clerical Job Applicants Must Take Skills Test
  • Hall Olympics Start Sunday
  • Young, Monte. Use, Cost Limit Hours at Library
  • Childers, Shawn. Lack of Cash Keeps Commuter on Road
  • Baird, Nancy. Clarifies Position – Chi Omega
  • Hancock, Connie. House for Greeks a Costly Reality
  • Hancock, Catherine. Faculty, Student Women Back ERA, Support Candidates through Caucus
  • Frederick, Elise. ‘How I’ Swings, But at Times Wobbles
  • Carpenter ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 51, No. 60, Wku Student Affairs Jun 1976

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 51, No. 60, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Clifton, Barbara. New Law Provides Access to Salaries
  • Oder, Kelly. Freshmen Register for Fall Semester
  • McAfee, Gene. Junior Scholars Program Attracts Top High School Students
  • 2 Regents’ Terms Expire Before July 10 Meeting – Gerald Edds, Chalmer Embry
  • Talisman to Arrive Around August 1
  • Hurst, Terri. Jim Wayne Miller Cited for Creativity
  • Kueber, Pam. Tom Coohill Lauded for Research
  • Boggs, Mike. Faye Carroll Named Most Productive
  • Teachers Take to Motorbikes in Workshop
  • Five Student Journalists Receive Scholarships
  • Teacher Corps Gets Grant
  • Hesch, Nancy. 6 RMS RIV ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 51, No. 59, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1976

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 51, No. 59, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Leake, Betsy. Steve Henry’s Role Required Balancing Regent Associated Student Government Jobs
  • 1,876 to Receive Degrees
  • Halicks, Richard. Talisman Delivery Delayed; Books to Be Mailed in Summer
  • Minton, Don. English Pass-Fail Exam Tests for Sheer Illiteracy
  • Budde, Neil. Slow Progress, Politics Mark Year’s Passing
  • Bruce, Don. Alleged Humorist Bids Farewell
  • Harralson, Hearne. Married Housing Ignored
  • Obranowicz, Charlie. Concert Setup Questioned
  • Gaines, Kim. James Taylor was Repetitive
  • Volunteer Finds Time for Child’s Play – Bill White
  • Cash, Terry. 4 Departments to Move by ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 51, No. 58, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1976

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 51, No. 58, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles:

  • Mami, Alfina. Board of Regents Approve Record Budget, Personnel Changes
  • Hohman, Pat. Charley Farley Going Hearse-Class to Get a Smile
  • Shanklin, Tip. Evening with James Taylor Well Spent
  • Scholarship Plan Praiseworthy
  • Bruce, Don. Aberrations
  • Vogt, Christy. Seeks Student Input
  • Ribar, Richard. Concert Crowd Noisy
  • Budde, Neil. Analogous: Campaign Columnists Compete
  • Wildman, Judy. AIESEC Group Receives 4 Foreign Job Internships
  • 12 Cheerleaders Selected
  • Halicks, Richard. Faculty Regent Reviews Year of Board Action – William Buckman
  • Lyons, Cindy. Interhall Council Files Discrimination Claims
  • 19 Night Clerk Spots Still ...