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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.


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.


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.


Cumberland College Association - Princeton, Kentucky (Sc 2787), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Cumberland College Association - Princeton, Kentucky (Sc 2787), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2787. Minutes for the Cumberland College Association, the governing board that operated Cumberland College in Princeton, Kentucky. The school was later moved to Lebanon, Tennessee.


Dotson, Allene Dooley (Sc 2780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Dotson, Allene Dooley (Sc 2780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2780. Paper titled "History of the Bowling Green Female Academy" written by Allene Dooley Dotson for a history class at Western Kentucky University.


Cornell, Eddie Mae, B. 1902? (Sc 1187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Cornell, Eddie Mae, B. 1902? (Sc 1187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1187. Grades received, evidently necessary to earn an eighth grade certificate, by Eddie Mae Cornell, Nelson County, Kentucky; and certificate issued to her by Nelson County after she successfully passed the examination as prescribed by the State Board of Education.


Kimberlin, Nettie (Sc 1087), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Kimberlin, Nettie (Sc 1087), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1087. Two cards of honor awarded to Nettie for good deportment and perfect lessons by the Texas School in Texas, (Washington County), Kentucky. Each card features a colorful pastoral scene on one side.


Bowling Green City Council Of Parents And Teachers - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1085), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Bowling Green City Council Of Parents And Teachers - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1085), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1085. Paper which describes the beginning and early years of the Parent-Teacher Association in Bowling Green, Kentucky schools.


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.


Smith, Travis Edwin, B. 1898 (Sc 2734), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Smith, Travis Edwin, B. 1898 (Sc 2734), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2734. Three documents related to the history of education in Kentucky which were prepared by Travis Edwin Smith for his doctoral dissertation. One document concentrates on teacher education, one on education law in Kentucky, and the last document is an overview titled “Education in Kentucky.” The documents concentrate on sources to be used in the dissertation.


Franklin Female College - Franklin, Kentucky (Sc 2720), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Franklin Female College - Franklin, Kentucky (Sc 2720), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2720. Bound typescript of the Board of Trustees minutes from the Franklin Female College, Franklin, Kentucky. (155 p.)


Grimes, Oliver, 1884-1960 (Sc 924), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Grimes, Oliver, 1884-1960 (Sc 924), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 924. Letter written by Oliver Grimes, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 27 October 1925, to Jesse Stewart, Elkins, West Virginia, relating to his candidacy in an upcoming election for the Warren County Board of Education. Grimes was general manager of the Warren County Strawberry Growers’ Association; the letter is written on the organization’s letterhead. Includes biographical information about Stewart and the obituaries of Grimes and his opponent for the Board of Education seat, W. P. White.


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.


Third District, Kentucky Branch Of The National Congress Of Parents And Teachers - Minutes (Sc 2687), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Third District, Kentucky Branch Of The National Congress Of Parents And Teachers - Minutes (Sc 2687), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts 2687. Minutes of the Third District, Kentucky Branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers. Minutes were kept in a notebook in chronological order.


Johnson, Richard Mentor, 1781-1850 (Sc 831), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Johnson, Richard Mentor, 1781-1850 (Sc 831), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 831. Original letter from Richard Mentor Johnson to Secretary of the Treasury Robert James Walker regarding the removal of Creek Indian students from Johnson’s school in White Sulphur, Scott County, Kentucky. Also included are a typescript of the letter and notes relating to White Sulphur, Johnson, and Walker.


Scott, Lavinia R., B. 1912? (Sc 804), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Scott, Lavinia R., B. 1912? (Sc 804), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 804. Photocopy of paper entitled “Early Schools of Bowling Green,” written by Lavinia R. Scott. Includes information about the Southern College of Kentucky, Franklin, Kentucky, and Mary Kendal Jones’ Female Seminary, Samuel Moore Gaines’ Presbyterian Schoolfor Young Ladies, and George Edgar’s Bowling Green Female College.


Pearce, John Ed., 1917-2006 (Sc 786), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Pearce, John Ed., 1917-2006 (Sc 786), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 786. Photocopy of Louisville Courier-Journal columnist John Ed Pearce’s speech given to the Chamber of
Commerce, Bowling Green, Kentucky on 7 January 1986. He discusses chiefly economic development and public education in Kentucky. Also letter of Pearce
concerning the copy of the speech.


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

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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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

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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.


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

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

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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.


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

Education (Sc 267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) 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).


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

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

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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

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) 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.”


Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979 (Mss 367), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2011

Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979 (Mss 367), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and bibliography (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Collection 367. Correspondence, book and article manuscripts, and research material of Alfred Leland Crabb, a native of Warren County, Kentucky and later professor at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee. The topics of the manuscripts include historical fiction related to Nashville and Bowling Green, biographies of prominent Nashvillians, and articles on all levels of education. Much of the unpublished material is fiction but draws from Crabb's Plum Springs school days and his student experiences at Western Kentucky University.