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Wheeldon, Jeffrey (Fa 1256), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Wheeldon, Jeffrey (Fa 1256), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1256. Student project titled “Origin of Place Names [Pulaski County, Kentucky],” completed for a geography class at Campbellsville College. Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of Pulaski County, Kentucky, sites. Sheets may include name of the site, location, history, and informant’s name and age.


Petot, Virginia (Fa 1249), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Petot, Virginia (Fa 1249), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1249. Student folk studies project titled “The Status of the Country Store,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of structures in Taylor County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a name of the business, location, dates, and photo. Paper discusses the demise of the general store in rural Taylor County.


Farmer, Lynn, Et Al. (Fa 1251), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Farmer, Lynn, Et Al. (Fa 1251), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1251. Small collection titled “Irish Tales” in which students gathered assorted jokes, proverbs, and anecdotes relating to Irish culture. Paper includes list of collectors and informants.


Scott, Helen May (Fa 1255), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Scott, Helen May (Fa 1255), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1255. One-page paper titled “Wash House” in which Helen May Scott describes a wash house located in Lewisburg, Kentucky. Scott interviewed Mrs. A. L. Johnson about her daily use of the outbuilding. The paper includes a single black and white photograph of the wash house.


Burgess, Viola (Fa 1253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Burgess, Viola (Fa 1253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1253. Small collection titled “Bird Baths” in which Viola Burgess provides a brief description and one single black and white photograph of a bird bath.


Wagner, Betty Ann, Et. Al (Fa 1250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Wagner, Betty Ann, Et. Al (Fa 1250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1250. Student collection titled “Folk Architecture” in which students survey buildings and naturally occurring geological formations throughout several counties in Kentucky. Students researched barns, churches, shacks, restaurants, banks, and courthouses. Black and white photographs are included within the collection along with a brief description of each location. Some photos missing from collection.


Abell, Ruth Ann And Betty Mcgaughey (Fa 1254), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Abell, Ruth Ann And Betty Mcgaughey (Fa 1254), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1254. Student paper titled “Ponds” in which Ruth Ann Abell and Betty McGaughey describe two ponds on farms located in Nelson County. Paper includes two black and white photographs of the ponds and a hand drawn illustration of a spring-fed pond.


Burgess, Viola, Et Al. (Fa 1252), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Burgess, Viola, Et Al. (Fa 1252), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1252. Small collection titled “Peddlers Anecdotes" in which students gathered together stories relating to traveling salesmen. Paper includes list of collectors and informants.


Aaron, Phil (Fa 1247), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Aaron, Phil (Fa 1247), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1247. Student paper titled “The Scarevenger Hunt” in which Phil R. Aaron documents the use of scarecrows throughout Adair County. By using an ad in the local newspaper, a radio ad, and a telephone book, Aaron was able to interview residents about their connections, traditions, and beliefs surrounding the construction, decoration, and implementation of scarecrows. The paper contains photographs of various scarecrows, hand drawn illustrations of charts and data sets, and maps of the research area.


Cheser, Donald Bruce (Fa 1248), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Cheser, Donald Bruce (Fa 1248), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1248. Student folk studies project titled “Report on One of Our Cultural-Economic Institutions of Rural America” which includes statistical data of general stores in Nelson County, Kentucky. Graphs may detail cultural and economic statistics and projections regarding this rural area.


Wooley, Linda (Fa 1246), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Wooley, Linda (Fa 1246), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1246. Student paper titled “The Taylor County Post Offices Now and Then” in which Linda Wooley examines the history, construction, location, and daily operation of post offices throughout the county. The paper includes several black and white photographs of both the interior and exterior of the post offices.


Tyrie, Betsy And Colin Stephen, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Tyrie, Betsy And Colin Stephen, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1245. A collection of materials relating to research on the Felts Log House undertaken by Betsy Tyrie and Colin Stephen. The documentation seeks to interpret the social aspects of the log house as well as architectural changes made to the structure over the course of nearly 150 years. The report also provides insight into the house’s history, its construction, and its eventual relocation to WKU’s campus in the late 1970s. Recorded audio interviews, black and white and color photographs, newspaper articles, and a brief personal essay are also included in the ...


Pennington, Brenda Kaye (Fa 1244), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Pennington, Brenda Kaye (Fa 1244), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1244. Student folk studies project titled “Country stores in Lincoln County, [Kentucky]” which includes survey sheets with narrative descriptions of general stores in Lincoln County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the building, its history, and photos.


Green, Mary Jo (Fa 1243), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Green, Mary Jo (Fa 1243), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1243. Student folk studies project titled “Dolls of Adair County,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of various types of dolls owned by collectors in Adair County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the doll, materials, history, and photo.


Newton, Gil (Fa 1242), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Newton, Gil (Fa 1242), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1242. Student folk studies project titled “Housing [Clark County, Indiana],” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of structures in the area surrounding Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana. Sheets may include a brief description of the structure, location, history, floor plan, and photo.


Walker, Dorian (Fa 1240), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Walker, Dorian (Fa 1240), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1240. Collection of oral history interviews with railroad employees, locals, and historians recorded on Betacamand BetacamSP for Dorian Walker’s 1995 film Beauty of the Southland. Portions of the interviews were also used for a 2010 miniseries, All Aboard.


Bastin, Glen (Fa 1241), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Bastin, Glen (Fa 1241), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1241. Collection of 38 cassette tapes featuring Glen Bastin's regional public affairs syndicated radio program, "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine." A contents list was prepared and appears at the end of this finding aid.


Cox, Hilda-Gay (Fa 1239), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Cox, Hilda-Gay (Fa 1239), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1239. Student folk studies project titled “Sequent Occupance of the Main Business District of Hodgenville, Kentucky,” which includes a list of illustrations with brief descriptions of residents and buildings in the main business district of Hodgenville, LaRue County, Kentucky. List entries may include a brief description of building, resident, location, donor, and photo.


Bertram, Kay (Fa 1238), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Bertram, Kay (Fa 1238), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1238. Student paper titled “Taylor County’s One Room Schools” in which Kay Bertram details the history, the construction, and the eventual consolidation of public schools in the county. Bertram describes how funds were raised in order to build the schoolhouses, teachers’ annual incomes, and a “typical day” in the life of a student. The paper also contains color photographs of each one-room school and a brief description of the location.


Greenwell, Doris (Fa 1237), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Greenwell, Doris (Fa 1237), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1237. Student paper titled “The One-Room Schoolhouse in America’s Past” in which Doris Greenwell details the significance of two schoolhouses in New Haven, Kentucky. Greenwell gathered information from two teachers, both of whom taught in one-room schools for an extended period of time. The author describes each schoolhouse as well as common characteristics of how the schools operated on a daily basis. The paper includes pictures of the Hagan School and the former New Haven School.


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