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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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


Higinbotham, Barbara (Fa 1114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Higinbotham, Barbara (Fa 1114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1114. Student folk studies project titled: “Folk Medicine and Remedies,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk medicine and remedies in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Sheets may include a brief description of folk remedy, belief, traditional practice, informant’s name and address, and motif index number.


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.


Leopold, Beth (Fa 1113), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Leopold, Beth (Fa 1113), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1113. Student folk studies project titled: Smith’s Grove and Miscellaneous Tales” which includes survey sheets with descriptions of the traditional belief about the naming of Smiths Grove in Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the belief, informant’s name, address, and motif index classification. A second small project by Leopold includes survey sheets of folk tales told by her grandmother, Rosa Leopold, in Jefferson County, Kentucky.


Chance, Nancy Fowler (Fa 1110), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Chance, Nancy Fowler (Fa 1110), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1110. Student folk studies project titled: “Butter making” which includes survey sheets with descriptions of the traditional butter making process in Allen County and Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of pictured equipment, traditional practice, belief and motif index number.


Cosgrove, John (Fa 1111), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Cosgrove, John (Fa 1111), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1111. Student folk studies project titled: “The Process of Basket Making” which includes survey sheets with descriptions of the traditional basket making process in Edmonson County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of pictured equipment, traditional practice, tale, and belief.


Jaggers, Katie Thompson (Fa 1107), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Jaggers, Katie Thompson (Fa 1107), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1107. Paper titled “Methods of Corn Production in an Edmonson Co[unty] Community” in which Katie Jaggers Charts the history of corn harvesting by traditional means, such as using mules, shovels, wagons, and A-harrows, up through the current practice of employing highly-tech machinery. Paper is based on information collected by Jaggers from two brothers, Edgar and Harry Thompson, who resided in Lindseyville, Kentucky. Collection also includes color photos and descriptions of traditional farming machinery.


Scherr, Wayne M. (Fa 1106), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Scherr, Wayne M. (Fa 1106), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1106. Paper titled “The Story of Sally’s Rock” in which Wayne Scherr recounts the legend of Sallie Beck, a young girl who, in the early 1900s, would stand on the edge of an overhang near the Barren River and wave to boats as they passed by. Paper is based on information collected by Scherr from Charley Young, a former riverboat captain, and Dr. L. Y. Lancaster, owner of the property on which “Sally’s Rock” is located.


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.


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.


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.


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