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Uren, Doris Et Al. (Fa 1233), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Uren, Doris Et Al. (Fa 1233), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1233. Student folk studies project titled “Märchen [Fairy tales],” which includes survey sheets with a description of a fairy tale collected in Kentucky and Tennessee by students at Campbellsville College, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of a fairy tale, informant’s name, age and address. The first name of the collectors Asher and Wall were not provided.


Hellhounds And Helpful Ghost Dogs: Conflicting Perceptions Of “Man’S Best Friend” Encoded In Supernatural Narrative, Kiersten Carr 2018 Utah State University

Hellhounds And Helpful Ghost Dogs: Conflicting Perceptions Of “Man’S Best Friend” Encoded In Supernatural Narrative, Kiersten Carr

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Black dogs are a type of spectral entity that, according to legend, have been haunting the British Isles for centuries. While the legends have many regional variations, the common feature remains a large black dog, often with eyes “large as saucers” or sometimes, flaming, who appears and then disappears, often without a trace. In many of the legends, the black dog is malevolent: assaulting travelers, frightening livestock to death, attacking other dogs, haunting graveyards and gibbets, and heralding death or disaster. In other versions, however, the black dog acts as a protector to those in need, warding off disaster with ...


Smith, Josephine (Fa 1230), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Smith, Josephine (Fa 1230), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1230. Student folk studies project titled: “Diminishing Culture,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of rural life including structures and implements in the Coldwater area of Lincoln County, Tennessee and in Madison County, Alabama. Sheets may include a photo and brief description of the structure or implement, use, history, and location.


Larson, Mike (Fa 1231), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Larson, Mike (Fa 1231), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1231. Student paper titled “History of Woodburn, Kentucky” in which Mike Larson details the founding, growth, and eventual decline of the small town in Warren County. Larson gathered together information from interviews, correspondence, business directories, and manuscripts about a range of topics including, but not limited to, education, crime rates, athletics, healthcare, influential families, and sources of entertainment.


Newton, Glenda (Fa 1229), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Newton, Glenda (Fa 1229), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1229. Student folk studies project titled: “Folk Architecture [Clark County, Indiana],” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of various structures in Clark County, Indiana. Sheets may include a brief description of the structure, distinct architectural details, history, and location.


Brooks, Larry (Fa 1228), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Brooks, Larry (Fa 1228), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1228. Student paper titled “Blacksmithing” in which Larry Brooks explores the history of blacksmithing, the proper way to shoe a horse, appropriate tools and supplies, and how craftsmen use various smithing methods to repair items such as shovels, plows, and wagon wheels. Brooks collected information from Earl Austin, a longtime farmer and blacksmith from Beaver Dam, Kentucky. The paper also contains black and white photographs of blacksmithing implements, the shoeing process, and Austin’s workspace.


Schulman, Steven A. (Fa 1227), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Schulman, Steven A. (Fa 1227), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1227. Student paper titled “The Preacher’s Just Like a Grasshopper: A Study of a Kentucky Song Maker” in which Steven Schulman details the life of Howess Dewey Winfrey, a song-maker from Cumberland County. Schulman collected folk songs and performances from Winfrey over the course of two months. His fieldwork revealed that Winfrey was a creator of satirical tunes, which were influenced by his childhood, his experiences with the Church of the Nazarene, his time spent as a logger, his relationships with family and friends, politics, and land ownership. The paper includes excerpts ...


Roberts, Lynne Allene (Fa 1226), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Roberts, Lynne Allene (Fa 1226), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1226. Student paper coupled with a photographic essay titled “A Day in the Life of J. Allen and Irma Moats” in which Lynne Roberts details the daily routine of her maternal grandparents. The author outlines their diet, sources of income, domestic duties, and use of modern technology. Accompanying the paper is a set of 19 black and white photographs of J. Allen and Irma, their home, crafts, and additional cherished keepsakes.


Thornton, Larry D. (Fa 1225), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Thornton, Larry D. (Fa 1225), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1225. Student folk studies project titled: “Folk Housing,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of the farm house and out buildings on the W. C. Kelly Farm, near Plano, in Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the building, photograph, and informant’s name. Some sheets document things that occurred at the farm such as the annual hog killing and broom making.


Heritage, Tradition, And Craft In Quiltmaking (Fa 1131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Heritage, Tradition, And Craft In Quiltmaking (Fa 1131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1131. Collection contains Interviews, photographs, and informant data sheets relating to Sandy Staebell's project with quiltmakers in Allen County and Monroe County, Kentucky and Macon County, Tennessee for the 2017-2018 Osby Lee Hire and Lillian K. Garrison Hire Memorial Lecture Series.


Bruce, Paula (Fa 1224), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Bruce, Paula (Fa 1224), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1224. Student folk studies project titled: “Collection Project on Games and Songs,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk games and songs in Warren County, Kentucky , Michigan, and Miami, Florida. Sheets may include a brief description of a folk game, song, joke, text classification, informant’s name, age, and address.


Mccurry, Pam (Fa 1222), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Mccurry, Pam (Fa 1222), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1222. Student paper titled “Games and Toys” in which Pam McCurry examines various expressions of childhood material culture. McCurry interviewed close family and friends to gather information for her paper, which includes brief descriptions of each informant, and hand-drawn illustrations of assorted knick-knacks and trinkets.


Hite, Danny (Fa 1223), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Hite, Danny (Fa 1223), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1223. Student paper titled “Icehouses” in which Danny Hite interviews Mr. B. Joe Russell about the construction, purpose, and use of the icehouse that is located on a farm in Gracey, Kentucky. The ice house, which is over 100 years old, was used as a means of storage and refrigeration, although Russell offers other potential functions for the ice, as well. The paper includes a photograph of the informant, interior and exterior shots of the icehouse, and hand-drawn architectural diagrams indicating the icehouse’s measurements.


Burchett, Mike (Fa 1220), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Burchett, Mike (Fa 1220), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1220. Student paper titled “Folklore Project” in which Mike Burchett explores several variants of the popular “Girl in the Window” urban legend. Burchett collected the stories from close family and friends.


Antonini, Virginia (Fa 1221), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Antonini, Virginia (Fa 1221), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1221. Student paper titled “Moonshining” in which Virginia Antonini details the process of distilling moonshine from harvest to bottling. Antonini describes the equipment used to produce moonshine and includes several stories told by her informant, a man only referred to as “Jim,” about his methods and various run-ins with the law. The author also includes her mother’s wine recipe and additional “home brew” stories.


Zurowski, Susan K. And Lynn Coulter David, B. 1941 (Fa 1218), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Zurowski, Susan K. And Lynn Coulter David, B. 1941 (Fa 1218), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1218. Student folk studies project titled: ““The Hick’s House: A Warren County, Kentucky Central Passage Log House” which includes documentation of a log building with modern white clapboard siding in the Hadley area of Warren County, Kentucky. Documentation includes descriptions and illustrations of traditional log building practices, photos, and historical research of the property.


Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1219. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to register the Cedar Ridge Historic District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by Julianne Carroll and Emily Hudson, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 43 single and multi-family structures in the neighborhood, the earliest dating from 1920.


Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1217. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to expand the boundaries of the College Hill National Register District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by V. Lynn Reynolds in 1994, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 33 structures in the initial College Hill National Register District established in 1979; 115 structures were added in 1994 and one more in 1996. A survey inventory updated in July 2003 is also included along with Kentucky Historic Resources Individual Survey forms from 2006.


Trafton, Paula Burt (Fa 1214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Trafton, Paula Burt (Fa 1214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1214. National Register of Historic Places nomination form for Taylor Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by Paula Burt Trafton, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the church.


Simpson, Mickel Paul (Fa 1216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Simpson, Mickel Paul (Fa 1216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1216. Student paper titled “Mailboxes in Folklore” in which Mickel Paul Simpson examines mailboxes through an artistic lens. The paper outlines Simpson’s journey across several counties and documents mailboxes with a definitive folk art aesthetic. Simpson gathered his information from mailbox owners, and the paper providesa brief description of each informant and a photograph of the mailbox.


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