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Smiths Grove College - Smiths Grove, Kentucky (Sc 2649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Smiths Grove College - Smiths Grove, Kentucky (Sc 2649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2649. Subscription lists, receipts and other financial records related to the operation of Smiths Grove College in Smiths Grove, Kentucky. Does include a debate outline demanding equal rights for women.


Lytle, Priscilla (Sc 539), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2012

Lytle, Priscilla (Sc 539), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 539. Paper written by Priscilla Lytle about the history of Georgetown College entitled “An Old College in a Young Country.” It may have been written for a class at Western Kentucky State Teachers College.


Blewett, Benjamin Turner, B. 1820 (Sc 747), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2012

Blewett, Benjamin Turner, B. 1820 (Sc 747), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manucripts Small Collection 747. Letter written by Benjamin Turner Blewett, president of Bethel College, Russellville, Kentucky, to D.W. Hoyt, Brighton, Massachusetts, a mathematics professor, recruiting him for that position and describing the school and the town. Also envelope and illustrated school brochure.


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.


Remembering Arkansas Debate: The Use Of Collective Memory In Analyzing The Role Of Intercollegiate Debate At The University Of Arkansas, Barry John Regan Aug 2012

Remembering Arkansas Debate: The Use Of Collective Memory In Analyzing The Role Of Intercollegiate Debate At The University Of Arkansas, Barry John Regan

Theses and Dissertations

As one of the most successful organizations on campus for nearly a century, the University of Arkansas debate team created many memories and stories from their time in competition. According to the framework of collective memory, the production and dissemination of these stories is what connects the past, present, and future of a debate team together.

I first reconstruct the history of debate at universities, beginning with development of debate at the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford. I then detail the history of debate and argumentation at American universities, including the first intercollegiate debate in 1881. I then ...


Jones, Mary (Kendall), 1806?-1884 (Sc 488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2012

Jones, Mary (Kendall), 1806?-1884 (Sc 488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 488. Photocopy of paper entitled “Reminiscences of the Life and Teachings of Mary Kendall Jones while
a Resident of this City,” written by a former student, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, sometime during the period of 1883 to 1887.


Edmonds, Howell, B. 1850 (Sc 453), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2012

Edmonds, Howell, B. 1850 (Sc 453), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 453. Letter, from Howell and John Edmonds, South Union, Kentucky, to their parents, in Tennessee, regarding their welfare. Howell and John were both enrolled at the school at South Union. Also a note informing the parents of the death of John, age 15, of spotted fever.


Perry, George Brown, 1854-1936 (Sc 448), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2012

Perry, George Brown, 1854-1936 (Sc 448), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 448. Letters from George Brown Perry, Waurika, Oklahoma, to H.F. Mount, Bowling Green, Kentucky, giving historical data of Lynnland College, Hardin County, Kentucky. His father, General William Flank Perry, was the first president of the college, 1867-1879, and George was the last president, 1912-1914.


Representing The Portrayal Of Pilgrims In Elementary History Textbooks And The Myth Of The Founding Of The American Nation, Cecelia L. Parks May 2012

Representing The Portrayal Of Pilgrims In Elementary History Textbooks And The Myth Of The Founding Of The American Nation, Cecelia L. Parks

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Both students and teachers consider textbooks reference sources. This accepted authority helps textbooks to persuasively establish particular myths surrounding the events discussed. This paper examines the way that Pilgrim portrayals in two popular elementary United States history textbooks construct a national myth that America is founded on ideals of tolerance, multiculturalism, and freedom. Three elements of the Pilgrims’ story, the First Thanksgiving, Pilgrim-Native American relations, and the Pilgrims’ American ideals, represent Pilgrims as hard-working people who came to America to find religious freedom and found a society based on democratic ideals. Such accounts suggest that Pilgrims lived harmoniously with Native ...


Crabb, Alfred Leland, Jr., B. 1919 (Sc 2540), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2012

Crabb, Alfred Leland, Jr., B. 1919 (Sc 2540), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2540. “Fifty Years in a One-Room School,” an account by Alfred Leland Crabb, Jr. of the teaching career of his grandfather James Wade Crabb in one-room schools, primarily in Butler and Warren counties in Kentucky. Includes data on the Crabb family, a copy of James W. Crabb’s Warren County teaching certificate, a list of Warren County schools, 1908-1919, and an early twentieth-century photo of Plum Springs Schoolhouse, Warren County. Also includes A. L. Crabb, Sr.’s account of a student’s last day at Plum Springs Schoolhouse.


A “Christian America” Restored: The Rise Of The Evangelical Christian School Movement In America, 1920-1952, Robert G. Slater May 2012

A “Christian America” Restored: The Rise Of The Evangelical Christian School Movement In America, 1920-1952, Robert G. Slater

Doctoral Dissertations

Finding the origins and causes of the twentieth century evangelical Christian school movement in America during the years 1920-1952 was the subject of this study. Numerous primary and secondary sources were utilized. Primary sources consisted of original minutes of the proceedings of the National Education Association, the National Union of Christian Schools, and the National Association of Evangelicals. In addition, numerous evangelical publications of this era such as Moody Monthly, The Sunday School Times, and United Evangelical Action were consulted. From within the movement original sources such as Christian School Statistics, The Christian Teacher, and The National Association of Christian ...


Mcintire, Tandie Lewis, 1865-1947 (Mss 396), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2012

Mcintire, Tandie Lewis, 1865-1947 (Mss 396), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscript Collection 396. Correspondence to family, friends, and acquaintances of Tandie Lewis McIntire, Edmonson County, Kentucky. Collection contains educational material related to McIntire's career as a teacher in Edmonson County. Also includes tracts and pamphlets related to McIntire's involvement in religious organizations, particularly Baptist entities.


James R. Killian, Jr., Sputnik, And Eisenhower: White House Science Advice And The Reformation Of American Science Education, 1955-1958, Dallas A. Grubbs Apr 2012

James R. Killian, Jr., Sputnik, And Eisenhower: White House Science Advice And The Reformation Of American Science Education, 1955-1958, Dallas A. Grubbs

Student Publications

This paper chronicles the often-overlooked relationship between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Dr. James R. Killian, Jr., the first-ever appointed Presidential Science Advisor. Emphasis is placed on the role of Dr. Killian and the President’s Science Advisory Committee (PSAC) in advocating curricular reform in the fields of science and mathematics, a reformation which became doubly important following the successful launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik I in 1957. This essay examines the efforts of Eisenhower and Killian to keep pace with the Russian scientific advances by improving American education in the scientific and technical fields. It concludes with a ...


Education (Sc 267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2012

Education (Sc 267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 267. Teachers’ certificates, 1874-1875 (3), issued to Amanda L. and C. S. Arnold for the first and second grades in the Kentucky counties of Henry and Oldham; and school essays written by Wanda Lee Arnold at Eminence College, 1871 (1), and by Bell Mason (1) and Essica Maye Ransdell(1).


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.


Furman, Lucy Salome, 1869-1958 (Sc 564), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Furman, Lucy Salome, 1869-1958 (Sc 564), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 564. Chiefly letters, 1914-1938, written by Lucy Furman, author and educator, who taught and worked at Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky. Twenty-one of the letters, to Julia Neal, Auburn, Logan County, Kentucky, are collected in a separate subfolder. Miss Neal wrote her 1933 master’s thesis on Miss Furman. Also includes other letters and printed materials used in Miss Neal’s thesis.


Baker, L. Alleyne, 1858-1916 (Sc 234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Baker, L. Alleyne, 1858-1916 (Sc 234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 234. Two letters written to L. Alleyne Baker, a school teacher In Auburn, Logan County, Kentucky. An 1898 letter, from a cousin, contains family news; a 1907 letter pertains to educational matters. Also includes an undated essay by a female high school student entitled, “Woman’s Sphere.”


The History Of Inequality In Education, Amity L. Noltemeyer, Julie Mujic, Caven S. Mcloughlin Jan 2012

The History Of Inequality In Education, Amity L. Noltemeyer, Julie Mujic, Caven S. Mcloughlin

History Faculty Publications

The purpose of this chapter is to consider a sampling of the critical events that demonstrate this history of inequity, with the understanding that they have contributed to the current status of American schools. To this end, we will explore relevant events related to the education of individuals of different racial, gender, language, and disability backgrounds. We do not intend to provide an exhaustive overview of the history of American education, nor will we provide a detailed account of the history of equity in the broader society outside of the educational sector. Rather, we will provide a cursory glimpse at ...