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Richards, Frances, 1893-1991 - Letters To (Sc 3406), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Richards, Frances, 1893-1991 - Letters To (Sc 3406), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

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.


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.


Bridgeport School - Warren County, Kentukcy (Sc 3031), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2016

Bridgeport School - Warren County, Kentukcy (Sc 3031), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3031. Information about the Bridgeport School located in southern Warren County, Kentucky, which was sold in 1928. Information includes census totals from 1909 to 1918, general physical condition, image of school in 1909, deeds.


Cedar Bluff Female College - Woodburn, Kentucky (Mss 580), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2016

Cedar Bluff Female College - Woodburn, Kentucky (Mss 580), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 580. Two account books of Cedar Bluff Female College, Woodburn, Kentucky showing charges to students for books and supplies. One book includes general farm accounts of the college’s proprietor, William F. Whitesides of Simpson County.


Humble, John S., 1886-1945 (Sc 2932), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2015

Humble, John S., 1886-1945 (Sc 2932), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2932. Teacher’s certificates and diplomas of John S. Humble of Simpson County, Kentucky; yearbook excerpts relating to Humble’s teaching in Tennessee and Texas; and local color stories written by Humble.


Warren Seminary - Warren County, Kentucky (Lg 384), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2015

Warren Seminary - Warren County, Kentucky (Lg 384), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Land Grant 384. Copy of a land grant, 1816 December 27, by which Gabriel Slaughter, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, granted to The Trustees of the Warren Seminary, 75 acres in Warren County, Kentucky.


Bowling Green Seminary - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Lg 383), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2015

Bowling Green Seminary - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Lg 383), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Land Grant 383. Original land grant, 1816 October 30, by which Gabriel Slaughter, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, granted to The Trustees of the Bowling Green Seminary, 100 acres in Warren County, Kentucky.


Darden, Addie A., 1856-1931 (Sc 1283), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2014

Darden, Addie A., 1856-1931 (Sc 1283), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1283. Graduation speech delivered at Cedar Bluff Female College in Woodburn, Kentucky by salutatorian Addie Darden on 7 June 1877. Includes an essay read in Latin.


Cox, Floyd W., 1925-1981 (Sc 1086), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Cox, Floyd W., 1925-1981 (Sc 1086), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1086. School paper, “My First Punishment in School” written by Floyd W. Cox for an English class in 1942. He relates the punishment he received as a seven-year old student at the one-room Oakwood Mills school in Warren County, Kentucky.


Briggs, Analee, 1905-1989 - Letter To (Sc 1046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Briggs, Analee, 1905-1989 - Letter To (Sc 1046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1046. Letter to Analee Briggs, a teacher at Rich Pond School, Warren County, Kentucky, from her former student, Wilma Mae Green, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, 5 September 1952. Green praises Miss Briggs’ positive influence on her and offers to send any needed items to her former school.


Cedar Bluff Female College - Woodburn, Kentucky (Sc 2695), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Cedar Bluff Female College - Woodburn, Kentucky (Sc 2695), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2695. Invitations to the 1886, 1887 and 1888 commencement exercises of Cedar Bluff College, a school for young ladies in Woodburn, Kentucky. The members of the graduating classes are listed, and the 1888 invitation includes the program for the event.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Gaines, Elizabeth, B. 1852 (Sc 999), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Gaines, Elizabeth, B. 1852 (Sc 999), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 999. Recollections of Elizabeth Gaines about her life in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky. She discusses residents, schools, and businesses. Gaines includes a detailed account of Civil War incidents in Bowling Green that she recalls from her childhood.


Robinson, Mollie B., B. 1860 (Sc 656), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Robinson, Mollie B., B. 1860 (Sc 656), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan of diploma (click on "Additional Files") for Manuscripts Small Collection 656. Mistress of Science diploma conferred upon Mollie B. Robinson by Cedar Bluff Female College, Woodburn, Kentucky. Mollie was the niece of the college's president, William F. Whitesides.


Ground, Frankie, B. 1930 (Sc 822), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Ground, Frankie, B. 1930 (Sc 822), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Mansucripts Small Collection 822. Three autograph albums containing signatures of classmates, teachers, friends, and family from Three Forks Schools, 1941-1944 (two separate albums), and North Warren High School, 1949.


Hall's Chapel School District - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 64), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Hall's Chapel School District - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 64), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below)for Manuscripts Small Collection 64. A subscribers' list giving amount of money pledged to pay to John W. Sharrer to teach a three-months school at Hall's Chapel, Warren County, Kentucky.


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.


Carter, Nell Bohannon, 1898-1995 (Sc 2585), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2012

Carter, Nell Bohannon, 1898-1995 (Sc 2585), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2585. Teacher’s register and gradebook of Nell Bohannon Carter, believed to be from a Smiths Grove, Kentucky or Barren County, Kentucky school. Includes absence note from the mother of a student.


Cherry, Joseph T., 1849-1931 (Sc 430), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Cherry, Joseph T., 1849-1931 (Sc 430), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 430. Teacher’s certificate for Joseph T. Cherry, Warren County, Kentucky, issued for first class, first grade. Renewed 8 October 1880.


Whitesides, William F., 1827-1906? (Sc 541), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Whitesides, William F., 1827-1906? (Sc 541), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 541. Letter to C.H. Courts, Bowling Green, Kentucky, from William F. Whitesides, president of Cedar Bluff Female College, Woodburn, Kentucky, asking for a loan. Also express receipt
from Adams Express Company for the desired loan.


Hines, Henry (Sc 543), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Hines, Henry (Sc 543), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 543. Agreement to teach school in Warren County for the 1836-1937 term including the subscribers’ list; also two papers, 1840, pertaining to bill owed Henry Hines by the John McFadin estate for the tuition of one student for one year.


Settle, B. C. (Mrs.) (Sc 265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2012

Settle, B. C. (Mrs.) (Sc 265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 265. Teacher’s composition book of Mrs. B. C. Settle, presumably of Warren County, Kentucky.


Hampton, Jeanette, 1913-2007 - Letters To (Sc 2467), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2011

Hampton, Jeanette, 1913-2007 - Letters To (Sc 2467), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2467. Three letters to Jeanette Hampton, Rockfield, Warren County, Kentucky. The first letter, February 1933, informs her that she has been approved as teacher of the Ellis school. Two 1935 letters from friends Minnie and Thala discuss schools, parties, quilting, and visits.


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.


Smiths Grove, Kentucky (Mss 321), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2010

Smiths Grove, Kentucky (Mss 321), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Fidning aid only for Manuscripts Collection 231. Information about Smiths Grove, Warren County, Kentucky. Includes material about the community's history, people, churches, schools, and events. Collection contains the original Board of Trustees minutes for Smiths Grove College, 1884-1901.


Warren County, Kentucky - Public Schools (Mss 311), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2010

Warren County, Kentucky - Public Schools (Mss 311), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 311. Information collected about schools in Warren County, Kentucky from 1909 to 1928, including photos, physical description of school houses, school populations, school expenses, etc. The school census books (1932 and 1934) contain information about the student population only. Also includes photographs (negatives and proof sheets) that were included with the superintendent's record books, 1909-1928.


Riverside, Kentucky - Schools (Sc 1693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2009

Riverside, Kentucky - Schools (Sc 1693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Mansucripts Small Collection 1693. Enrollment and attendance book kept by teacher Mollie Sherry for the July-December, 1912 term at Riverside School in Warren County, Kentucky.


Cardwell, Edna, D. 2005 - Collector (Sc 1920), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2009

Cardwell, Edna, D. 2005 - Collector (Sc 1920), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434; mssfa@wku.edu


Gardner, Tandy Thomas, 1865-1963 (Sc 1697), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2008

Gardner, Tandy Thomas, 1865-1963 (Sc 1697), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid for Manuscripts Small Collection 1697. Teacher's register, 1883-1897, kept by Tandy Thomas Gardner, Green Hill School, Warren County, Kentucky. Also, printed examination questions for teachers, 1905; news clippings about Gardner; and his obituary.


Dulaney Family (Sc 1466), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2007

Dulaney Family (Sc 1466), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1466. Letter (1855) written from Annie E. Dulaney to her brother, William L. Dulaney, in which she discusses her schoolwork and the encroaching Christmas holiday. Also included in a four-page sketch (1909) of Hiram W. Dulaney's service in the 9th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry during the Civil War.