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Boyd, Douglas A., B. 1970 (Fa 1002), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Boyd, Douglas A., B. 1970 (Fa 1002), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1002. Group interview with several Tyler family members who were physicians in Owensboro and Daviess County, Kentucky, as well as friends and family of the doctors. People share folkways related to medical practice and stories by and about the Tyler family. The copyright for this interview is retained by the interviewer; this copy is for research purposes only.


Washington Irving And The Not-So-American Myth, Haydn Jeffers 2016 Ouachita Baptist University

Washington Irving And The Not-So-American Myth, Haydn Jeffers

English Class Publications

Washington Irving has often been revered as the father of American literature, and, more specifically, the father of the American myth. He was one of the first American writers to make a real living off his writing, and as such was considered to be America’s personal declarer of independence within the literary world. Having been viewed as so undoubtedly American in his writings, one might find interest in the fact that Irving drew very heavily on European sources in his inexplicable creation of this nation’s fiction, as it appears “he was not all that at ‘home’ with American ...


Fire – The Enigma That Continues To Blaze, Sara Kapadia 2016 Claremont Colleges

Fire – The Enigma That Continues To Blaze, Sara Kapadia

The STEAM Journal

How did humans first discover fire? What stories do we pass down to explain the discovery of fire?


Whittington, Greg, B. 1950 (Fa 1000), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Whittington, Greg, B. 1950 (Fa 1000), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1000. Project titled: “Traditional Methods Used in Making Replicas of Early Flintlocks and Caplocks.” Includes interviews with brief descriptions of the history and process to build flintlock and caplock rifles in the Penny Royal Region of Kentucky. Interviews may include a brief description, informant’s name, terms, and a photo of the rifle or gunsmith tool.


Folk Music In A Digital Age: The Importance Of Face-To-Face Community Values In Filk Music, Sally Childs-Helton 2016 Butler University

Folk Music In A Digital Age: The Importance Of Face-To-Face Community Values In Filk Music, Sally Childs-Helton

Sally Childs-Helton

Filk is broadly defined as the traditional folk-based music and related community created by and for a sub-community of science fiction and fantasy fans. Born in the 1950s, filk today includes international participants of various experience levels and musical styles. Social context and music are equally important in this tradition; prominent values include self-expression, play and building a face-to-face co-creative, collaborative group experience. This article, founded on Textual Poachers (1992), assumes that filk remains a folk music in many ways, and that filkers still prefer face-to-face musical and personal interaction in spite of a lively, diverse online filk community. I ...


Shidal, Denise (Fa 995), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Shidal, Denise (Fa 995), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 995. Project titled: “Quilting.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of quilting methods and patterns in Shelby County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, terms, and a photo of the quilt.


Porch, Bob, B. 1950 (Fa 993), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Porch, Bob, B. 1950 (Fa 993), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 993. Project titled: “Fishing.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of stories, methods, beliefs about fishing in the Penny Royal Region of Kentucky and New Jersey. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, and motif index number.


Chatelain, Marcia Anne (Fa 994), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Chatelain, Marcia Anne (Fa 994), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid for Folklife Archives Project 994. Project titled: “Folklore in Cookery.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of beliefs, superstitions, proverbs, tales, riddles, songs and recipes of food preservation in Franklin County, Jefferson County, Oldham County, Pulaski County, and Warren County, Kentucky and Missouri. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, and motif index number.


Schweers, Sheila (Fa 992), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Schweers, Sheila (Fa 992), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 992. Project titled: “Churning and Molding Butter.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of superstitions, proverbs, and songs about churning and molding butter in Logan County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, terms, informant’s name, motif index number, and a photo of a churn or related item.


Gamblin, Margaret, B. 1949 (Fa 997), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Gamblin, Margaret, B. 1949 (Fa 997), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 997. Project titled: “Quilting.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of quilting methods, terms, and patterns in McCracken County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, terms, and a photo of the quilt.


Hooe, Laura (Fa 996), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Hooe, Laura (Fa 996), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 996. Project titled: “Candy-making and Candy Pulling.” Includes survey sheets with recipes and brief descriptions of methods and superstitions regarding candy-making in Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description and informant’s name.


Talley, Martha (Fa 998), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Talley, Martha (Fa 998), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 998. Project titled: “Quilts and Quilting in the Jonesville Community of Hart County, Kentucky.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of quilting methods, terms, patterns beliefs, and superstitions in Hart County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, terms, pattern, and a photo of the quilt.


Castillo, Jesse (Fa 983), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Castillo, Jesse (Fa 983), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 983. Project titled: “Folklore Collection.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk remedies, sayings, and ghost stories from Warren County, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Texas.


Mcgown, Joe (Fa 991), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Mcgown, Joe (Fa 991), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 991. Project titled: “"Funeral Customs" compiled by Joe McGown for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Includes individual survey sheets listing a single funeral custom, the informant, date, and location. A large number of photographs, documenting tombstones, are included in the collection. The location of the tombstones is not included, but most of the survey work was done in Warren County, Kentucky.


Tichenor, Judy, B. 1951 (Fa 987), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Tichenor, Judy, B. 1951 (Fa 987), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 987. Project titled: “Quilting in Ohio County.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of quilting practices, superstitions, and patterns in Ohio County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, questionnaire answers, informant’s name, terms, implements, and photos of quilts.


Stewart, Karen (Fa 984), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Stewart, Karen (Fa 984), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 984. Project titled: “Funeral Beliefs, Customs, and Tombstone Art in Western Kentucky.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of funeral beliefs and customs and tombstone art in the Pennyroyal Region of Kentucky. Sheets can include a brief description, informant’s name, motif index number, and a photo of a tombstone.


Mcmurray, Becky (Fa 988), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Mcmurray, Becky (Fa 988), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 988. Project titled: “Folk Housing: Deatsville and Bardstown, Kentucky.” Project includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of the informant’s beliefs and superstitions as well as information abpit structures in the Deatsville and Bardstown areas of Nelson County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description, informant’s name, motif index number of the belief, and a photo of the structure.


Roush, Selby (Fa 989), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Roush, Selby (Fa 989), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 989. Project titled: "Superstitions and Beliefs Among the Basketball Team of WKU." Includes a brief narrative followed by collected superstitions and beliefs of Western Kentucky University basketball team members. Each superstition or belief is listed on separate collection sheets along with the

informant's name and home town. The author

also supplies brief biographical sheets for each

informant with a small photo.


Spears, Sandra (Fa 999), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Spears, Sandra (Fa 999), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 999. Project titled: “Folk Medicine in Allen County.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk remedies and beliefs in Allen County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, and the motif index number.


Pack, Chester (Fa 985), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Pack, Chester (Fa 985), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 985. Project titled: “Chair Making.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of chair making implements of Elliott “Red” Keown in Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, terms, and a photo of the implement or chair.


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