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Archbold, Annie And Barbara Dubczak (Fa 379), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Archbold, Annie And Barbara Dubczak (Fa 379), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 379. A reel-to-reel audiotape recording of a program titled “Documents in Sound: A Sample in Folk Arts,” which was sponsored by the Barren River Regional Arts Council with funds from the Kentucky Folklife Foundation. According to the tape summary, the program includes five separate features, which can be played as individual vignettes or as a full 29-minute program. Features include traditional artists and cover topics such as woodworking, broom making, basket making, weaving, and drawn work.


Collins, Sara (Fa 1134), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Collins, Sara (Fa 1134), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1134. Student paper titled “Ghost Stories on a College Campus” in which Sara Collins gathers together tales of the supernatural. Collins places the stories into four main categories: “true” (classic), “memorate” (personal experiences), “regional” (local), and “other campuses.” Stories were collected by Collins from friends and fellow classmates.


Thomas, Fonda (Fa 1133), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Thomas, Fonda (Fa 1133), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1133. Student paper titled “Tombstone Motifs” in which Fonda Thomas documents cemeteries in southern Warren County—specifically Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Hardshell Baptist Church, and Old Union Missionary Baptist Church—to describe popular carvings found on gravestones. Thomas, who has familial ties to two of the church cemeteries, describes motifs such as rosebuds, doves, and variations of hands and offers possible theories as to the meaning of each. The collection also includes crayon rubbings of tombstones, which have been placed in a folder separate from the paper.


Nicks, Sarah Elizabeth (Fa 1132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Nicks, Sarah Elizabeth (Fa 1132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1132. Student paper titled “Quilting: Past and Present” in which Sarah Nicks details the components of traditional quilt making. Nicks discusses piecing together patterns and the various motivations behind quilting. Information was collected by Nicks from family and friends. The collection contains color photographs of handmade quilts, a questionnaire related to quilting practices, and a sample piece of a quilt patch.


Kentucky Women In Agriculture (Mss 611), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Kentucky Women In Agriculture (Mss 611), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Project 611. Minutes, financial records, conference handouts, and newsletters related to the Kentucky Women in Agriculture, an awareness and support group for women farmers in the Commonwealth. Also includes interviews with members and digital images of members. The digital photographs are located in the Photo Archives, while the recorded interviews are stored within the Sound Archives and have been restricted indefinitely.


The Language Agenda In Post-Colonial African Music, Quintina Carter-Enyi 2018 University of Georgia

The Language Agenda In Post-Colonial African Music, Quintina Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

For post-colonial African musicians, decolonization became an imperative. For musicians, singing in one’s native language was no longer merely creative expression, it took on a more significant role in decolonizing the African continent. This was also the case for composers, particularly those who traveled abroad to study in conservatories and universities in the United Kingdom or the United States of America.

In Decolonising the Mind, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o makes a case for African literature to be written in African languages. He also points out that singers and musicians have resisted mental colonization by retaining indigenous musical practices and ...


Paranormal Activity In West Virginia, Marty Laubach 2018 Marshall University

Paranormal Activity In West Virginia, Marty Laubach

Marty Laubach

Follow the Mountain State Spirit Seekers Society as they hunt ghosts at Moundsville State Prison; bigfoot hunters in Dolly Sods with Virginia Sasquatch Watch; and Point Pleasant's mysterious Mothman.


Miles, Marshall (Fa 1105), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Miles, Marshall (Fa 1105), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1105. Student paper titled “Traditional Housing and Other Material Culture Forms in Monroe Co[unty], Kentucky” in which Marshall Miles offers an in-depth examination of vernacular architecture throughout the county. Miles briefly discusses the agricultural history of the region, which had an influence on the styles of folk structures being built, as well as the roles of aesthetics, function, and natural materials throughout the construction process. Miles collected data from close family and friends. The paper, which Miles refers to as a “study,” also includes black and white photographs of various barns and ...


Cederquist, Nancy (Fa 378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Cederquist, Nancy (Fa 378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 378. Multiple interviews with Mrs. James Hall conducted by Nancy Cederquist on 22 February 1985, 1 April 1985, and 22 April 1985. Hall, a resident of Bowling Green, discusses her passion for quilting, her preferred patterns, fabric care, and her experiences with a local quilting group.


Conaster, Victoria (Fa 377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Conaster, Victoria (Fa 377), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 377. Interview with Joe H. Page conducted by Victoria Conaster on 3 April 1993. Page, a resident of Lewisburg, discusses his childhood memories of growing up on a tenant farm. Topics covered include tobacco harvests and sales, pest control, traditional farm lore, home remedies and religious life.


Thomas, Norman (Fa 1129), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Thomas, Norman (Fa 1129), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1129. Paper titled “Traditional Recipes” in which Norman Thomas details how to prepare various dishes ranging from opossum and porcupine to maple syrup and molasses taffy. Paper is based on information collected by Thomas from close relatives and family friends.


Cervelli, Luanne Beth (Fa 376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Cervelli, Luanne Beth (Fa 376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 376. Interview with John Buell Edmonds conducted by LuAnne Beth Cervelli on 18 September 1988. Edmonds, a notable gospel singer from Bowling Green, Kentucky discusses his experiences performing gospel music, his involvement in recording and promoting gospel groups, his relationship with the local choir, and the current state of gospel music.


Gillan, Robert Lee, 1916-2009 (Sc 3183), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Gillan, Robert Lee, 1916-2009 (Sc 3183), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3183. Letter, 7 August 2006, of Robert Lee Gillan, Thorntown, Indiana, to Martha Harrison. He refers to his interest in genealogy and relates anecdotes about “Aunt Nancy,” an African American woman and caregiver to local families in Barren County, Kentucky. He includes particulars of some of her household advice, folk medicinal treatments and beliefs. He notes that she is buried in Lyons (Lyon) Cemetery.


Toadvine, Michael W. (Fa 1128), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Toadvine, Michael W. (Fa 1128), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1128. Student paper titled “Traditional American Tools” in which Michael Toadvine describes agricultural implements utilized by members of the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill. Toadvine’s collected the bulk of his information from Nancy Shewmaker, a resident of Harrodsburg and tour guide at Pleasant Hill. The paper includes black and white photographs of different tools as well as brief descriptions of use and design.


Pendleton, Darlene (Fa 1127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Pendleton, Darlene (Fa 1127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1127. Student paper titled “The Art of Lace Making” in which Darlene Pendleton details the challenges and intricacies of braiding, lace making, knotting, and tatting. Pendleton, a student in the Textiles, Clothing, and Merchandising program at WKU, collected her data from two home economics teachers and one university instructor. The paper contains biographies of each informant, illustrations of patterns and designs, and samples of handiwork.


Allen, David (Fa 368), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Allen, David (Fa 368), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 368. Interview with Annie Duvall conducted by David Allen on 16 April 1998. Duvall discusses her personal experiences growing up in Muhlenberg County. Topics covered include dating, marriage, gardening, family vacations, religion, women’s rights, and changes in modern technologies.


Miller, Marcia (Fa 1126), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Miller, Marcia (Fa 1126), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1126. Student paper titled “Farm Methods” in which Marcia Miller speaks with Henry Oliphant, a Bowling Green, Kentucky, native, about traditional farming practices . Topics covered include raising tobacco, harvesting hay, clearing top fields, and breaking new ground. Paper includes typed transcript of recorded interview.


Murphy, Pat (Fa 1125), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Murphy, Pat (Fa 1125), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1125. Student paper titled “Wine-Making (Zymurgy)” in which Pat Murphy details the process of producing homemade wine. Murphy’s informants, which include close family members and friends, describe the growing and harvesting of grapes and blackberries, the fermentation period, ingredients, bottling, and distribution. The paper also includes interview transcripts.


Williams, Paulette (Fa 1124), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Williams, Paulette (Fa 1124), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1124. Student paper titled “The ‘Lore’ of Autograph Book Verses” in which Paulette Williams collects numerous inscriptions, or “sentiments,” written in albums spanning across several decades. Williams gathered verses from books belonging to her mother and two local beauticians. The inscriptions are divided into several basic categories.


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.


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