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Hensley, Jennifer Lynn (Fa 351), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hensley, Jennifer Lynn (Fa 351), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 351. Paper titled "The Music Barn" in which Lynn Hensley discusses the founding of The Music Barn, a local music venue in Warren County, Kentucky. Hensley's main informant is Joe Marshall, a country music artist, community organizer, and owner of The Music Barn.


Pickering, Tammie & Gary Collins (Fa 348), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Pickering, Tammie & Gary Collins (Fa 348), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 348. Student paper titled “Trees in Folk Crafts” in which Tammie Pickering and Gary Collins explore the connection between trees and traditional folkways. Paper details the medicinal properties of sassafras tea, which is made from tree roots, the production of maple syrup, and the expressive crafts of wood-carving and carpentry. Data collected from three working-class residents of Caldwell County. Paper also includes field journals, recorded interviews, and transcripts.


Collins, Gary & Tammy Pickering (Fa 346), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Collins, Gary & Tammy Pickering (Fa 346), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 346. Paper titled "Hog Killing in Western Kentucky" in which Gary Collins and Tammie Pickering discuss the cultural significance of farm-raising hogs and the foodways traditions that result from the slaughtering process. Using slides and interviews, Collins and Pickering document a hog killing that took place in January 1986 on a farm in Trigg County, Kentucky.


Fox, Randy (Fa 350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Fox, Randy (Fa 350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 350. Paper titled "Fiddle About: Ed Carnes-Contest Fiddler" in which Randy Fox charts the history of fiddle playing and the rise of "contest fiddling" during the traditional music revival in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Fox's main informant is Ed Carnes, an old-time fiddler who won the Kentucky State Fiddle Championship in 1981. Carnes details his beginnings as a fiddler, the recording of his fiddle-tunes album, and his travels across the country to different fiddling contests.


A Real Rock Star, Mike James 2017 Ashland Daily Independent

A Real Rock Star, Mike James

Indian Head Rock Project

An article published in Ashland Daily Independent discussing the documentary film on the Indian Head Rock by Steve Middleton from November 2, 2017.


Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi 2017 Morehouse College

Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Approximately 60% of the world’s languages are tonal, wherein alterations of pitch change the meaning of words. Two-syllable words in Yorùbá can have as many as five separate meanings, and single- syllable words in Mandarin up to four. Among tone-language speakers, acute pitch sensitivity is developed at an early age as part of language acquisition. The result is that speakers of tone languages are generally more sensitive to pitch than stress-language speakers. For speakers of stress languages, it is difficult to conceive of this other aurality, in which sound is perceived in a different way. But music holds the ...


Forggett, Essie (Fa 1104), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Forggett, Essie (Fa 1104), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1104. Student paper titled “Slavery in Green County” in which Essie Forggett details the history of the settlement of Green County and its eventual dependence upon slave labor. Forggett also includes stories of slave auctions, punishments, attempted escapes, and religious practices of slaves throughout the region. Paper is based on information collected by Forggett from county clerk records and in-person interviews with slave descendants.


Dailey, Jan (Fa 1103), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Dailey, Jan (Fa 1103), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1103. Paper titled “Food Storage for Winter Consumption” in which Jan Dailey offers an in-depth exploration into the realm of traditional food preservation and storage practices, such as drying, peeling, dipping, husking, and “hilling up,” that have persisted in spite of modern mechanized methods. Paper is based on information gathered by Dailey from farmers and homemakers across McCracken and Metcalfe County.


Dawson, Jim (Fa 1102), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Dawson, Jim (Fa 1102), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1102. Paper titled “Ed Diddle Stories” in which Jim Dawson collects tales relating to former WKU Hilltopper basketball coach Edgar Allen Diddle. Paper is based on interviews with members of WKU faculty, all of whom played basketball under Coach Diddle.


Gaddie, Milton (Fa 1101), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Gaddie, Milton (Fa 1101), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1101. Student paper titled “Folk Architecture” in which Milton Gaddie surveys houses in Logan County, specifically those built in the I-House and Hall and Parlor styles. The paper contains black and white photographs of homes throughout the county.


Becker, Donna (Fa 1100), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Becker, Donna (Fa 1100), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1100. Student paper titled “Folklore of Children’s Games” in which Donna Becker details the schoolyard games of elementary-aged students. Paper is based on information gathered by Becker from students attending Delafield Elementary School in Bowling Green.


Cheek, Michael (Fa 1099), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Cheek, Michael (Fa 1099), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1099. Student paper titled “Jump Rope Rhymes” in which Michael Cheek briefly describes the origins and classification systems of the genre. Cheek gathered together data from several rhyme dictionaries and students from T.C. Cherry Elementary School.


Stein, Maureen (Fa 1097), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Stein, Maureen (Fa 1097), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1097. Paper titled “Winemaking” in which Maureen Stein describes the winemaking process from the planting and harvesting of the fruit, to the mashing and fermenting, and, finally, to the bottling and distribution. Paper is based on information collected by Stein from Stein’s uncle, William George Young, and contains color photographs of the various equipment used during the winemaking process.


Carter, Fred (Fa 1096), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Carter, Fred (Fa 1096), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1096. Paper titled “‘Uncle Davie Mears’ Saddlebag House” in which Fred Carter discusses the evolution of architectural design as it relates to the Mear House, a long-standing cabin located in Summersville, Kentucky. Paper is based on information collected by Carter from current and former residents. Paper also includes color photographs and hand-drawn floor plans of the home.


Bowman, Sheila (Fa 1095), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Bowman, Sheila (Fa 1095), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1095. Paper titled “A Collection of Preacher Jokes” in which Sheila Bowman gathers together a selection of jokes relating to churches, congregations, and their ministers. Paper is based on data collected by Bowman from her father, Pastor Gates Bowman.


Harrison, Joyce (Fa 1067), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Harrison, Joyce (Fa 1067), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for Folklife Archives Project FA 1067. Paper titled “Designs and Ornamentation in Local Commercial Architecture” in which Joyce Harrison explores the architectural styles and patterns of small-town business exteriors. Paper is based on information collected by Harrison from Frank D. Cain, Jr., a locally registered architect, and contains color photographs of building exteriors in several counties across south central Kentucky.


Woolsey, Kennaird E. (Fa 1093), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Woolsey, Kennaird E. (Fa 1093), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1093. Student folk studies project titled: “Epitaphs,” which includes survey sheets of gravestone epitaphs organized by theme in Barren County, Edmonson County and Warren County, Kentucky. Survey sheets may include the epitaph, location and text classification along with the rubbing.


Langley, Don (Fa 1092), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Langley, Don (Fa 1092), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1092. Student folk studies project titled: “Antique Collecting,” which includes an interview with W. Otis Martin describing antique collecting practices in Barren County, Kentucky. Questions include details about collecting practices, repairs, photo, name and description of antique.


Vincent, Markeeta (Fa 1091), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Vincent, Markeeta (Fa 1091), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1091. Student folk studies project titled: “Churning and Molding Butter,” which includes survey sheets describing the traditions and practices of butter making in Edmonson County, Kentucky. Sheets include informant’s name and address, practice, and text classification or photo, name and description of tool.


Mcdonald, William Rush, B. 1951 (Fa 1090), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Mcdonald, William Rush, B. 1951 (Fa 1090), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1090. Student folk studies project titled: “Singing Schools,” which includes survey sheets describing the traditions and practices of singing schools in Hart County, Kentucky. Sheets include informant’s age and address, memory, and text classification along with names and photos.


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