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Dickey, Robert W., B. 1933 (Sc 2449), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2011

Dickey, Robert W., B. 1933 (Sc 2449), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2449. Letter, dated 30 January 1963, from attorney Marshall Funk to Robert W. Dickey related to an school integration lawsuit in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Also includes the political platform and biographical information for Raymond McClard's 1973 state Senate race.


Mcdonald, Dan Allyn, 1905-1974 - Collector (Mss 343), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2011

Mcdonald, Dan Allyn, 1905-1974 - Collector (Mss 343), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 343. Correspondence, legal papers, financial records and sundry other documents related to Eugene Scott Brown and his father-in-law, Gilbert Marshall Mulligan, attorneys of Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky. Also includes stray Allen County court records, research notes related to the Civil War, and records about early telephone service in Allen County.


Ua1c11/29 Franklin Studios Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2011

Ua1c11/29 Franklin Studios Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs created by Franklin Studios arranged in numerical order. Images are generally numbered and duplicates are found throughout the WKU Archives Photograph Collections, especially for individual buildings. See container list for list of images in other locations.


Ua5/1 University Attorney - Property File, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua5/1 University Attorney - Property File, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Unprocessed property files created by the University Attorney. This record group is unprocessed and must be reviewed for potential restricted materials before access is granted. Please contact the University Archivist prior to your visit.


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.


Brashear, Kathleen, 1895-1986 (Sc 2260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2010

Brashear, Kathleen, 1895-1986 (Sc 2260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2260. Card, with picture of his home, sent by T.C. Cherry to teacher Kathleen Brashear, prior to the outbreak of World War II. Also, related correspondence and biographical material about Brashear.


Tyler, Sara Elizabeth, 1910-2001 (Sc 2215), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2010

Tyler, Sara Elizabeth, 1910-2001 (Sc 2215), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2215. Paper: "Pleasant J. Potter College for Young Ladies" written for a journalism class at Western Kentucky State Teachers College; also a reminscence about Bowling Green's First Christian Church as well as Tyler's obituary.


Bowling Green High School - Reunions, 1960 (Sc 2150), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2010

Bowling Green High School - Reunions, 1960 (Sc 2150), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2150. Correspondence related to the 1960 reunion of the Bowling Green High School class of 1940. The letters were chiefly written to one of the organizing committee members, Frances (Robinson) Russell of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes a list of class members.


St. Columba Academy - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1982), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2009

St. Columba Academy - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1982), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1982. Register of students of St. Columba Academy, Bowling Green, Kentucky, and its successor, St. Joseph's School. Register covers 1887-1890, 1898-1906, 1910-1936. Includes photocopy of grade record of Georgia Johnson.


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.


Marshall, Nancy Carol (Richey), B. 1959 (Sc 1653), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2009

Marshall, Nancy Carol (Richey), B. 1959 (Sc 1653), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1653. Paper titled: "The Higher Road" about the life of long-time Western Kentucky University music professor Nelle Gooch Travelstead. The paper was written by Nancy Marshall for a history class at Western Kentucky University.


Cherry, Thomas Crittenden, 1862-1947 (Sc 1454), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2008

Cherry, Thomas Crittenden, 1862-1947 (Sc 1454), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1454. Thomas Crittenden Cherry, Bowling Green, Kentucky's Superintendent of Public School's report evaluating teacher Margaret Calvert. She is rated percentage-wise on eighteen different attributes, including many personal ones.


Rotary Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1547), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Rotary Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 1547), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1547. Report, dated 14 November 2007, that documents payments made on behalf of the Bowling Green Rotary Club to community members in Kasigau, Kenya, so they could attend school. Includes receipts and thank you letters from students.


Kerr, William Bugg, 1894-1993 (Sc 1317), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2007

Kerr, William Bugg, 1894-1993 (Sc 1317), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1317. William Bugg Kerr, a Bowling Green, Kentucky educator, businessman and farmer, records his philosophy and his reminiscences, for his family, in his paper titled "The High Road."


Hawkins, Percival B., 1817-1893 (Sc 1481), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2007

Hawkins, Percival B., 1817-1893 (Sc 1481), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1481. Receipt for tuition paid by Joseph D. Duncan for his two daughters (Drucilla A. Duncan and Eliza Cornelia Duncan) to attend school at Percival B. Hawkins's school in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Ua3/9/5 Islamic Center Of Bowling Green Open House, Wku President's Office May 2005

Ua3/9/5 Islamic Center Of Bowling Green Open House, Wku President's Office

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by WKU president Gary Ransdell at the Islamic Center of Bowling Green open house. He discusses the internationalization of Bowling Green.


Child Evangelism Fellowship Of Warren County, Kentucky (Mss 128), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2003

Child Evangelism Fellowship Of Warren County, Kentucky (Mss 128), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 128. Correspondence, papers, financial records, minutes, essays written by children, etc., of the Child Evangelism Fellowship, Warren County, Kentucky, which was part of an international religious organization.


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 ...


Ua68/13/4 Bowling Green, Vol. 6, No. 2, Kelly Thompson Chapter, Public Relations Student Society Of America Apr 1986

Ua68/13/4 Bowling Green, Vol. 6, No. 2, 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:

  • Schabel, Christine & Robert Cook. Beech Bend Then
  • Combs, Susan. Making Plans to Last a Lifetime
  • Dickerson, Cynthia. Latching on to Communities - Latch Key Children
  • Jones, LaMont. Romanza Johnson: What's Next?


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald - Magazine, Wku Student Affairs Feb 1986

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald - Magazine, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special magazine edition of the College Heights Herald.

  • Carlton, Chad. Avery’s – O.L. Avery’s Barber Shop
  • Dezern, Craig. Oh, Brother
  • Lawrence, Lucretia. Good Evening Sportfans - Wes Strader
  • Persistent Employees Recall Their Years of Service – Jimmy Feix, John Minton, Raymond Cravens, Manuel Wilkerson


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


Ua68/8/2 Charles Keown Oral History, Lowell Harrison Jul 1984

Ua68/8/2 Charles Keown Oral History, Lowell Harrison

WKU Archives Records

An interview on July 24, 1984 with Charles Keown, WKU alum and head of Student Affairs, conducted by Lowell Harrison.


Ua68/8/2 Claude Rose Oral History, Sue Pauli Apr 1981

Ua68/8/2 Claude Rose Oral History, Sue Pauli

WKU Archives Records

An interview on April 18, 1981 with Claude Rose, WKU Music professor 1945-1977 conducted by Sue Pauli.


Ua68/8/2 Jo "Top" Orendorf Oral History, James Bennett Apr 1978

Ua68/8/2 Jo "Top" Orendorf Oral History, James Bennett

WKU Archives Records

An interview on April 13, 1978 with Jo "Top" Orendorf, Ogden College graduate conducted by James Bennett.


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald Magazine, Wku Student Affairs Mar 1978

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald Magazine, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special issue of the College Heights Herald.

  • Wolfe, Bill. What Did We Do with All That MONEY?
  • Deciphering the Ciphering
  • Editorial Cartoon: 34.5 Million $1 Bills
  • Kerrick, Sara. Western’s First Lady – Harriet Downing
  • Minton, Don. Down on Main Street


Ua68/8/2 Earl Moore Oral History, James Bennett Sep 1977

Ua68/8/2 Earl Moore Oral History, James Bennett

WKU Archives Records

An interview on September 28, 1977 with Dr. Earl A. Moore, retired member of the Department of English conducted by James Bennett.


A Kentucky Dressmaker, Mrs. A.H. (Carrie) Taylor: An Examination Of Her Role In Fashion At The Turn Of The Century, Janice Centers Jul 1977

A Kentucky Dressmaker, Mrs. A.H. (Carrie) Taylor: An Examination Of Her Role In Fashion At The Turn Of The Century, Janice Centers

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

One dressmaker, Mrs. A. H. Taylor of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was studied in order to draw attention to the role of the dressmaker in American fashion. A biography of Mrs. A. H. Taylor and the business history were compiled; available designs were analyzed in relation to current fashion; and an investigation of the business organization was made. It was found that the dressmaking establishment played an important role in the lives of women of that time period. Fashionable custom fit clothing was made available to local residents and to mail-order customers. The establishment was one of the few businesses which ...


Ua68/8/2 Ward Sumpter Oral History, James Bennett Dec 1976

Ua68/8/2 Ward Sumpter Oral History, James Bennett

WKU Archives Records

An interview on December 15, 1976 with Ward Sumpter, Ogden College alum and WKU Chemistry professor 1928-1965 conducted by James Bennett.