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Fields, Jeri Lea (Fa 1200), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Fields, Jeri Lea (Fa 1200), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1200. Student paper titled “Folklore in Horse Training of the American Saddle Bred Show Horse” in which Jeri Fields details the experiences of Joseph Daniel Wilson, a show horse trainer living in Rossville, Georgia. Wilsondescribes his background with breeding, training, and showing class-ranked horses. The paper also includes folk beliefs, sayings, terms, and cures as they relate tohorses.


Straub, Karen (Fa 1196), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Straub, Karen (Fa 1196), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1196. Student paper titled “Mrs. Robert H. Saylor in Doll Making” in which Karen Straub interviews Mrs. Saylor, acraftswoman and doll making enthusiast. Straub offers insight into Saylor’s personal history with doll collecting and doll making, the materials Saylor uses in order to sew her products, the research and inspiration behind the process, popular trade publications and clubs relating to doll making, and specific step-by-step instructions on how to complete several varieties of dolls.


Sears, Tommie Paula (Fa 1198), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Sears, Tommie Paula (Fa 1198), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 1198. Student paper titled “One Room Schools of Yesterday” in which Tommie Paula Sears interviews Hattie Blake, a former student, and eventual instructor, at a one-room schoolhouse in Lewisburg, Kentucky. In her interview with Sears, Blake mentions various one-room schoolhouses throughout the region and offers insight into how a typical academic day was structured. Blake also details her own experiences as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse. The paper includes projector slides of the informant and the Tunstill schoolhouse, as well as a 1958 ...


Halgash, Rhonda (Fa 1187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Halgash, Rhonda (Fa 1187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1187. Student paper titled “A Collection of Ghost Stories” in which Rhonda Halgash gathers together supernatural tales and explores recurring motifs and common variants. Halgash collected stories from close friends who also attended Western Kentucky University.


Johnson, Danny (Fa 1188), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Johnson, Danny (Fa 1188), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1188. Student paper titled “Folk Agricultural Tools” in whichDanny Johnson offers insight into the types of implements used on farms during the pre-industrial period. Johnson narrows his scope even more to the types of tools used during the planting and harvesting processes and describes which tools are best suited for the task at hand. Included in his paper are brief biographies of each informant and color photographs of various pieces of equipment and descriptions of their use.


Phelps, Bob (Fa 1189), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Phelps, Bob (Fa 1189), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1189. Student paper titled “Showing Quarter Horses” in which Bob Phelps interviews his uncle, Loyd Blair, about his experiences regarding raising, training, and showing horses. Phelps also details the more commercial aspects of showing horses including the acquisition of horses, veterinary care, specialized equipment, and travel-related expenses. The paper also includes a description of how shows are operated, the various classes and age ranges involved in competition, and how individual owners train their respective animals. Phelps also includes color photographs of his informants, show-day events, and drawings of different routine patterns.


Rizer, Michael C. (Fa 1186), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Rizer, Michael C. (Fa 1186), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1186. Student paper titled “Early Toy Making” in which Michael Rizer interviews two sets of couples, the Barnes and the McKees, regarding their crafting ability as it relatesto miniature, hand-carved furniture. Rizer offers a brief description of each toy maker and details the various types of materials, models, and carving techniques used in the creation of the miniatures. Included in the paper are color photographs of the craftsmen and women along with pictures of their wooden furniture pieces and one reel-to-reel audio tape of interviews conducted by Rizer.


Jackson, Janice (Fa 1185), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Jackson, Janice (Fa 1185), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1185. Student paper titled “Christmas Customs” in whichJanice Jackson details various holiday-related traditions. Jackson gathered information from an ethnically, racially, and religiously diverse group of informants including family, friends, and classmates. Some Hanukah traditions are included as well.


Smith, Mike (Fa 1184), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Smith, Mike (Fa 1184), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid on for Folklife Archives Project 1184. Student paper titled “Folkhouses in Monroe County, Kentucky” in which Mike Smith describes the various types of homes and outbuildings found throughout the county. Smith examines the detailing, function, and form of chosenstructures and offers insight into the materials used in the construction of the buildings. Information was gathered fromresidents of Monroe County, and the paper includes black and white photographs of each structural unit.


Craig, Patricia (Fa 1183), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Craig, Patricia (Fa 1183), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1183. Student paper titled “Folk Remedies” in which Patricia Craig gathers together traditional herbal remedies and folkloric practices as they relate to health and healing. Craig collected information from close relatives, friends, and other residents of Muhlenberg County.


Valentine, Joan (Fa 1182), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Valentine, Joan (Fa 1182), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1182. Student paper titled “How to Make Apple Cider” in which Joan Valentine details the cider-making process by way of harvesting, pressing, fermentation, and distribution. Valentine gathered her information from Dawson Lanter, afarmer from Williamstown, Grant County, Kentucky.


Bradley, Peggy (Fa 1181), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Bradley, Peggy (Fa 1181), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Projects 1181. Student paper titled “Snakelore” in which Peggy Bradley explores beliefs, superstitions, anecdotes, and general knowledge relating to various species of snakes. Bradley collected her information from professors, students, family, and friends. Included in the paper are black and white photographs of informants, while interviews have been recorded on a reel-to-reel audiotape.


Spinks, Martha (Fa 1179), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Spinks, Martha (Fa 1179), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only of Folklife Archives Project 1179. Student paper titled “The Lucas Homestead: A Study ofTraditional Farm Structures” in which Martha Spinks investigatesthe origins and functions of a Sand Hill farm owned by HerschelLucas in Warren County, Kentucky. The structure, which was constructed by Luther Parrish in 1820, began as a single-pen log cabin; however, additional units, such as a smoke house, storage rooms, bedrooms, and a chimney, were built by succeeding owners. Spinks also describes materials used during the construction of the main building and other outlying structures, describes the purpose of several locations on the property, and ...


Rains, B. Mickey (Fa 1178), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Rains, B. Mickey (Fa 1178), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1178. Student folk studies project titled “The Crafting of Hickory Bottomed Chairs” which includes interviews and survey sheets about the process of making hickory bottomed chairs in Macon County,Tennessee. Sheets may include a brief description of a practice, a hotograph, and text classification.


Upchurch, Cindy (Fa 1177), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Upchurch, Cindy (Fa 1177), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1177. Student folk studies project titled “Early Funeral Directors” which includes interviews with survey sheets about the history of early funeral practices in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana and Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of a funeral practice, a photograph, text classification, and informant’s name, age and address.


Hart, Karen (Fa 1176), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Hart, Karen (Fa 1176), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1176. Student folk studies project titled “The Harpe Brothers” which includes interviews about the history of criminals Micajah and Wiley Harpe in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Sheets may include an interview, a photograph and informant’s name.


Harm, Linda (Fa 1171), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Harm, Linda (Fa 1171), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1171. Student paper titled “Snakelore” in which Linda Harm investigates commonly held beliefs and misconceptions relating to snakes and their behaviors. Harm collected stories from family members, friends, and classmates.


Carter, Dinah And John Eder (Fa 1175), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Carter, Dinah And John Eder (Fa 1175), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Fokllife Archives Project 1175. Student folk studies project titled “Tunnel Mill” which includes an interview and documentation about the history of Tunnel Mill in Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana. Sheets may include an interview, a photograph and informant’s name.


Downs, Percy Ray, Jr. (Fa 1174), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Downs, Percy Ray, Jr. (Fa 1174), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1174. Student paper titled “Headless Woman’s Rock” in whichPercy Ray Downs, Jr. examines legends relating to an isolated area of woods located approximately nine miles southwest of Leitchfield in Grayson County, Kentucky. The supernatural tales were collected by Downs from his grandfather and step-grandmother who are deeply familiar with both the surrounding land and the ghostly stories.


Norris, Walter (Fa 1173), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Norris, Walter (Fa 1173), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1173. Student paper titled “Food Preservation: Curing CountryHam – Kentucky Style” in which Walter Norris describes the aging process, preparation, and preservation of cured country ham. Norris’ informants, specifically his parents and grandparents, detail their cooking methods, recipes, and familial traditions, while the owners of several commercial operators and distributors discuss their chemically simulated processes.


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