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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

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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.


Beard, Thomas Houston, 1872-1956 (Sc 2650), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Beard, Thomas Houston, 1872-1956 (Sc 2650), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2650. Letter of Thomas H. Beard, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to his nephew William T. Beard, at school in Lexington,Virginia. He stresses the importance of education in the successful pursuit of a profession, and points to examples among some of his nephew’s contemporaries from Bowling Green.


Cummings, F. G. (Sc 2648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Cummings, F. G. (Sc 2648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2648. Letter, 25 September 1851, of F. G. Cummings, Rochester, New York, to J. D. McGill, chairman of the board of trustees of Covington Theological Institute, Covington, Kentucky, inquiring about admission. He describes his background and his decision, made in Texas, to enter the ministry. He also inquires about teaching in the school’s preparatory department.


Ohlenmacher, Carl Frederick (Sc 67), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Ohlenmacher, Carl Frederick (Sc 67), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 67. A high school essay entitled “Memories of School Days” written by Carl Frederick Ohlenmacher, Scottsville, Kentucky.


Stansbury, Edgar Bryant, 1906-2009 (Mss 438), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2012

Stansbury, Edgar Bryant, 1906-2009 (Mss 438), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 438. World War II diary kept by Edgar Bryant Stansbury, 1942, as well as articles by Stansbury, his thesis about industrial arts in Kentucky high schools, a scrapbook about his sports participation at Western Kentucky University, and several other items related to his experiences in World War II.


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

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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.


Avril, Lynne (Sc 2630), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2012

Avril, Lynne (Sc 2630), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2630. Color illustration for two pages of The Pirate of Kindergarten, by George Ella Lyon, with illustrations by Lynne Avril (Atheneum Books, 2010). The book received the Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award from Western Kentucky University Libraries in 2012.


Lyon, George Ella, B. 1949 (Sc 2629), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2012

Lyon, George Ella, B. 1949 (Sc 2629), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2629. Color page proofs and book jacket proof for The Pirate of Kindergarten, by George Ella Lyon, with illustrations by Lynne Avril (Atheneum Books, 2010). The book received the Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award from Western Kentucky University Libraries in 2012.


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.


Allen County, Kentucky - Schools (Sc 600), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2012

Allen County, Kentucky - Schools (Sc 600), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 600. Advertisements of school sessions of Allen Male and Female College, Scottsville, Kentucky, 1888, and Literary and Business School, Stony Point School House, Allen County, 1891. Faculty, rates of tuition, subjects, etc., are listed.


Southern College Of Kentucky - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2012

Southern College Of Kentucky - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 780), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 780. Photocopy of letter written by Henry Grider and A. W. Graham, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Governor Joseph Desha, requesting his assistance in funding the Southern College of Kentucky, which had been operating for three years in Bowling Green. Also included are photocopies of a 1937 article concerning the educational history of Bowling Green and a 1969 paper by Ward C. Sumpter titled, “Early Schools and Colleges of Warren County.”


Procter, Benjamin Franklin, 1849-1944 (Sc 2623), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2012

Procter, Benjamin Franklin, 1849-1944 (Sc 2623), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2623. Paper by Benjamin Franklin Procter titled, “Dr. Leslie Waggener,” a Biography of an English Professor at Bethel College in Russellville, Kentucky. Also includes a three-page farewell address delivered by Waggener in 1883.


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.


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

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

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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.


Tynes, Lillian Iona, 1925-2010 (Mss 431), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2012

Tynes, Lillian Iona, 1925-2010 (Mss 431), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 431. Sundry items from Lillian Iona Tynes’s childhood and adolescence in Russellville, Kentucky, including greeting and holiday cards, correspondence, diaries, report cards, programs from school functions, news clippings, church programs, and more.


Smith, T. E. (Sc 2622), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2012

Smith, T. E. (Sc 2622), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2622. Paper written by T. E. Smith titled, "Benjamin O. Peers: Pioneer in Public Education" for a class at Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee.


Sandidge, Hattie Mcmillan (Williams), 1876-1942 (Sc 742), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2012

Sandidge, Hattie Mcmillan (Williams), 1876-1942 (Sc 742), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 742. Photocopy of letter written by Hattie McMillan (Williams) Sandidge, Burkesville, Kentucky, to school day friend, Bessie McMillan (whose father, J. P. McMillan, was president of Alexander College in Burkesville for several years), reminiscing and relating information about Burkesville and mutual friends.


Peers, Benjamin Orr, 1800-1842 (Sc 2618), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2012

Peers, Benjamin Orr, 1800-1842 (Sc 2618), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2618. Typescript copy of letter from Benjamin O. Peers, Lexington, Kentucky, 20 December 1833 to the Board of Trustees of Transylvania University regarding his being given additional responsibilities.


York, George D., B. 1876 (Sc 2572), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

York, George D., B. 1876 (Sc 2572), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2572. Manuscripts for a short book titled “Sweet Memories of Long Ago” written by Sergeant George D. York, Hartford, Kentucky. The book is based on real occurrences and memories at West Kentucky College, South Carrollton, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. York describes the town and its inhabitants in this story.


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.


Whitlow, Ruth, 1886-1962 (Sc 2556), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2012

Whitlow, Ruth, 1886-1962 (Sc 2556), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2556. Notebook of Ruth Whitlow, kept while she was a student at Vanderbilt Training School, containing translations of the Roman poet Virgil.


Morton & Griswold - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 470), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2012

Morton & Griswold - Louisville, Kentucky (Sc 470), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 470. Statement from Morton & Griswold, booksellers and publishers, of Louisville, Kentucky, to Hinch & McDaniel for books and associated supplies.


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.


Burchfield, Alonzo R., 1854-1927 (Sc 436), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2012

Burchfield, Alonzo R., 1854-1927 (Sc 436), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 436. Teacher’s certificate, 19 August 1880, Butler County, for second grade, second class, and two certificates for membership in the Woodbury Lodge, Butler County, 28 March 1896.


Redmon, Chester Calvin, 1921-2012 (Mss 417), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2012

Redmon, Chester Calvin, 1921-2012 (Mss 417), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 417. Items chiefly relating to the high schools that Chester Calvin Redmon served at as principal. This includes information about Hopkinsville High School class reunions, Louisville Male High School, and Vine Grove High School. Also includes diaries and miscellaneous material relating to Chester Calvin Redmon’s life.


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.


Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955 (Sc 580), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955 (Sc 580), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collectin 580. Letter to John G. Woods, Bowling Green, Kentucky, from Cordell Hull, concerning Southern Normal School and Business College of Bowling Green, which Hull attended in 1886-1887.


Farmington Institute - Farmington, Kentucky - Relating To (Sc 538), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Farmington Institute - Farmington, Kentucky - Relating To (Sc 538), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 538. Correspondence between Mary T. Leiper, librarian, Kentucky Library, Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Pearle
L. Hendley, Farmington, Graves County, Kentucky, related to Miss Hendley’s uncle, J.A. Hendley, founder of the Farmington Institute. Includes a photograph of J.A. Hendley.


Gaines, Samuel Moore, 1815-1906 (Sc 540), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Gaines, Samuel Moore, 1815-1906 (Sc 540), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 540. Letter, 17 February 1875, to Carrie Alexander, a student at Bowling Green Female College, Bowling Green, Kentucky, from Samuel Moore Gaines, the president of the college, concerning her outstanding character while in school.