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Conaster, Victoria (Fa 377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Conaster, Victoria (Fa 377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 377. Interview with Joe H. Page conducted by Victoria Conaster on 3 April 1993. Page, a resident of Lewisburg, discusses his childhood memories of growing up on a tenant farm. Topics covered include tobacco harvests and sales, pest control, traditional farm lore, home remedies and religious life.


Cervelli, Luanne Beth (Fa 376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Cervelli, Luanne Beth (Fa 376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 376. Interview with John Buell Edmonds conducted by LuAnne Beth Cervelli on 18 September 1988. Edmonds, a notable gospel singer from Bowling Green, Kentucky discusses his experiences performing gospel music, his involvement in recording and promoting gospel groups, his relationship with the local choir, and the current state of gospel music.


Thomas, Norman (Fa 1129), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Thomas, Norman (Fa 1129), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1129. Paper titled “Traditional Recipes” in which Norman Thomas details how to prepare various dishes ranging from opossum and porcupine to maple syrup and molasses taffy. Paper is based on information collected by Thomas from close relatives and family friends.


Toadvine, Michael W. (Fa 1128), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Toadvine, Michael W. (Fa 1128), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1128. Student paper titled “Traditional American Tools” in which Michael Toadvine describes agricultural implements utilized by members of the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill. Toadvine’s collected the bulk of his information from Nancy Shewmaker, a resident of Harrodsburg and tour guide at Pleasant Hill. The paper includes black and white photographs of different tools as well as brief descriptions of use and design.


Pendleton, Darlene (Fa 1127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Pendleton, Darlene (Fa 1127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1127. Student paper titled “The Art of Lace Making” in which Darlene Pendleton details the challenges and intricacies of braiding, lace making, knotting, and tatting. Pendleton, a student in the Textiles, Clothing, and Merchandising program at WKU, collected her data from two home economics teachers and one university instructor. The paper contains biographies of each informant, illustrations of patterns and designs, and samples of handiwork.


Allen, David (Fa 368), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Allen, David (Fa 368), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 368. Interview with Annie Duvall conducted by David Allen on 16 April 1998. Duvall discusses her personal experiences growing up in Muhlenberg County. Topics covered include dating, marriage, gardening, family vacations, religion, women’s rights, and changes in modern technologies.


Miller, Marcia (Fa 1126), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Miller, Marcia (Fa 1126), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1126. Student paper titled “Farm Methods” in which Marcia Miller speaks with Henry Oliphant, a Bowling Green, Kentucky, native, about traditional farming practices . Topics covered include raising tobacco, harvesting hay, clearing top fields, and breaking new ground. Paper includes typed transcript of recorded interview.


Murphy, Pat (Fa 1125), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Murphy, Pat (Fa 1125), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1125. Student paper titled “Wine-Making (Zymurgy)” in which Pat Murphy details the process of producing homemade wine. Murphy’s informants, which include close family members and friends, describe the growing and harvesting of grapes and blackberries, the fermentation period, ingredients, bottling, and distribution. The paper also includes interview transcripts.


Williams, Paulette (Fa 1124), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Williams, Paulette (Fa 1124), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1124. Student paper titled “The ‘Lore’ of Autograph Book Verses” in which Paulette Williams collects numerous inscriptions, or “sentiments,” written in albums spanning across several decades. Williams gathered verses from books belonging to her mother and two local beauticians. The inscriptions are divided into several basic categories.


Alexander, Patricia (Fa 1123), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Alexander, Patricia (Fa 1123), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1123. Student paper titled “Folk Beliefs” in which Patricia Alexander gathers together a collection of old wives’ tales, proverbs, and superstitions. Beliefs were provided by Alexander’s grandmother, Rebecca Alexander, who was a Warren County, Kentucky native.


True, Valerie (Fa 1122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

True, Valerie (Fa 1122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1122. Student paper titled “Making of Lye Soap” in which Valerie True details the processes behind soap production. True’s informants include her grandmother, Delora True, and her boyfriend’s mother, Frances Chaney. Additional information regarding the uses of lye soap, necessary ingredients, and tools of the trade are also included. Black and white photographs of the process are provided as well.


Seeing Witchcraft, Bernhard Udelhoven 2017 Society of the Missionaries of Africa

Seeing Witchcraft, Bernhard Udelhoven

Journal of Global Catholicism

When Christians in Zambia struggle with witchcraft, they also struggle with African cultural and religious concepts that deal with life’s ambiguities and that require discernment. It is not by working against the cultural and religious heritage, but by working with it, as far as possible, that the pastor can identify the broken relationships towards which many witchcraft discourses point. However, before we place the concepts of witchcraft into the realm of superstition (as are the trends of mission Christianity) or the demonic (as are the trends of charismatic Christianity), the Church has the duty to look at the concepts ...


Osborne, Lois (Fa 1121), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Osborne, Lois (Fa 1121), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1121. Student folk studies project titled: "Good and Bad Luck Beliefs," which includes notecards with brief descriptions of traditional beliefs about good and bad luck in Cook County, Illinois, Dearborn County, Indiana, Knox County, Tennessee, and the counties of Barren, Fayette, Hardin, Hart, Hopkins, Jefferson and Nelson in Kentucky. Notecards may include a description of the traditional belief, informant's name and address, motif index number, and text classification.


Hester, Lanny Ray, 1950-2015 (Fa 1120), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hester, Lanny Ray, 1950-2015 (Fa 1120), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1120. Student folk studies project titled: "Traditional Farming Methods & Tools," which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of traditional farming using horses or mules in Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a description of the traditional tack or implement, photo, informant's name, and text classification.


Brinson, Debbie (Fa 1117), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Brinson, Debbie (Fa 1117), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1117. Student folk studies project titled: “Preacher Tales,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of preacher tales in Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a description of the preacher tale, traditional belief, poem, informant’s name, and text classification.


Jaggers, Ben (Fa 1116), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Jaggers, Ben (Fa 1116), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1116. Folk studies student project titled: “The Art of Basket Making,” which includes a description of the traditional process of making baskets in Wax, Grayson County, Kentucky. Project includes a description of two types of baskets, traditional practices, tools, photos, and informant’s name. Photographs by David Sutherland.


Walker, Frank (Fa 1118), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Walker, Frank (Fa 1118), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1118. Student paper titled “Joke Lore-Jokes of Ethnic Groups” in which Frank Walker gathers together a collection of racially and culturally-driven jokes. Data was collected by Walker from family and friends.


Cavin, Debbie And Sharman Mullins (Fa 1119), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Cavin, Debbie And Sharman Mullins (Fa 1119), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1119. Student paper titled “The Stewart Farm” in which Debbie Cavin and Sharman Mulls provide an expansive look at the homestead of Garrett Graham Stewart, a native of Warren County, Kentucky. The log house, which was built by Stewart in 1850, was originally part of a 400-acre farmstead. Cavin and Mullins collected their historical data from Bill and Bell Muth, a couple who were in the process of renovating and restoring the Stewart home. In addition to a history of the land, Cavin and Mullins also provide commentary on the home’s various ...


Mansfield, Sherry R. And Bruce Greene (Fa 1112), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Mansfield, Sherry R. And Bruce Greene (Fa 1112), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1112. Student folk studies project titled: “Just a Man—Captain William Hicks” which includes an interview of C. Jeff Hicks, the son of Confederate Captain William Hicks. The interview includes a description of the life of the son and his father while living in Barren County, Kentucky and Sumner County, Tennessee.


Johnson, Melinda (Fa 1115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Johnson, Melinda (Fa 1115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1115. Student folk studies project titled: “Techniques and Tools in Making Fishnets with Emphasis on the Hoop Net,” which includes descriptions of the traditional process to make hoop fish nets in McLean County and Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of a type of fishnet, traditional practice, tool, illustration, photo and informant’s name.


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