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Williams, Pat (Fa 1270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Williams, Pat (Fa 1270), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1270. Student paper titled “Jump Rope Rhymes” in which Pat Williams gathers together an assortment of grade-school rhymes and chants. Williams collected material from friends and family members, and the paper includes a brief biography of each informant.


Parker, Sandra (Fa 1269), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Parker, Sandra (Fa 1269), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1269. Student paper titled “Dormitory Stories” in which Sandra Parker collects variants and subtypes of a popular urban legend regarding a student’s death on Western Kentucky University’s campus. Parker provides a brief historic background on the tale and addresses common motifs present in a majority of the narratives. Parker gathered stories from two other WKU students.


George, John R. (Fa 1267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

George, John R. (Fa 1267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1267. Student paper titled “Buried Alive” in which John George collects variants of a popular urban legend regarding a young woman who was buried alive with a valuable piece of jewelry, most often alarge diamond ring. George gathered stories from residents who lived in several counties throughout Kentucky.


Dailey, Jan (Fa 1268), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Dailey, Jan (Fa 1268), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1268. Student paper titled “The Dorm Death: An Analysis of a Tale” in which Jan Dailey collects variants and subtypes of a popular urban legend regarding a student’s death on WKU’s campus. Dailey provides a brief historic background on the tale and addresses common motifs present in a majority of the narratives. Dailey gathered stories from multiple students living on WKU’s campus.


Welker, Susan (Fa 1264), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Welker, Susan (Fa 1264), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1264. Student folk studies project titled “Research on the Hazel Daniel Collection of Folksongs,” which includes song titles of traditional folk ballads from the Hazel Daniel Folksong Collection. Descriptions may include title of the ballad, classification, alphabetical list, chronological list, and where published with page number.


Wilson, Debbe Jean (Fa 1263), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Wilson, Debbe Jean (Fa 1263), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1263. Student folk studies project titled “Songs of Hazel Daniel,” which includes song titles of traditional folk ballads from the Hazel Daniel Folksong Collection. Descriptions may include title of the ballad, where published, ballad number, and page number. This is a continuation of the student project FA 1262 done by Peggy Louise Bradley.


Watkins, Ronald (Fa 1266), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Watkins, Ronald (Fa 1266), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1266. Student paper titled “An Historic-Geographic Study of the ‘Face in the Wall’” in which Ronald Watkins attempts to locate the exact origins of a popular folktale. Ronald examines fifty variants of the same narrative and outlines traits found in each tale. The paper includes summaries of archetypes, characters, settings, and facial features of the apparition. Watkins gathered his stories from a volume title Indiana Folklore written by Ronald Baker in 1969.


Drake, Marilyn (Fa 1265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Drake, Marilyn (Fa 1265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1265. Student paper titled “A Historic-Geographic Study of Tale Type 990” in which Marilyn Drake attempts to locate the origins of a folktale about a woman buried with a ring on her finger. The paper examines subtypes, variants, and archetypes of the tale and includes motifs present in each narrative. Drake collected her folktales from informants in south central Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and England.


Bradley, Peggy Louise (Fa 1262), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Bradley, Peggy Louise (Fa 1262), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1262. Student folk studies project titled “Annotated Folksongs,” which includes song titles of traditional folk ballads from the Hazel Daniel Folksong Collection. Descriptions may include title of the ballad, where published, ballad number, and page number.


Aaron, Phillip Reeves (Fa 1259), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Aaron, Phillip Reeves (Fa 1259), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1259. Student paper titled “Local Tales and Legends” in which Phillip R. Aaron gathers together a collection of anecdotes, beliefs, and jokes relating to various regions throughout Kentucky.


Blair, Robert M., Et Al. (Fa 1260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Blair, Robert M., Et Al. (Fa 1260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1260. Student collection titled “Buggy Shed” in which Robert Blair, Kenneth Conrad, and Bernal Buis briefly describe the construction and function of several “buggy houses” throughout Kentucky. Collection includes photographs of outbuildings.


Thompson, Elois (Fa 1258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Thompson, Elois (Fa 1258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1258. Student paper titled “Uncle Henry and the Kentucky Mountaineers” in which Elois Thompson details the life and career of “farmer, soldier, boxer, dairy-farm employee, comedian, aircraft factory employee, and hillbilly musician” Henry Green Warren. Thompson describes Warren’s childhood in Green County, his beginnings as a host on a popular radio program, and his time as a musician in several country music bands. Collection contains a draft of the original paper with the editor’s notes and the final copy of Thompson’s paper.


Purcell, Janice (Fa 1261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Purcell, Janice (Fa 1261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1261. Student folk studies project titled “Three Traditional Singers: Texts and Analysis,” which includes lyrics and descriptions of traditional folk ballads recorded in Green County, Kentucky and West Huntington, West Virginia. Descriptions may include name of the ballad, location learned, history, variants, traditional aspects, and informant’s name, age and location.


Colvin, Dianne (Fa 1257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Colvin, Dianne (Fa 1257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1257. Student paper titled “A Dialect Study of the Palestine Community [Taylor County, Kentucky]” in which Dianne Colvin attempts to locate a discernible language pattern among residents living and working in the area. Addressing vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation, Colvin analyzes a set of surveys, which focused on both diction and syntax. Included in the paper are informant biographies, a map of the region, and individual survey responses.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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