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Ball, Donald B. (Fa 571), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Ball, Donald B. (Fa 571), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Collection 571. Symposium paper (1) and articles (9) published in "Ohio Valley Historical Archaeology," written or co-written by Donald B. Ball, concerning grave houses, vernacular architecture and stone construction.


The Seven Spices: Pumpkins, Puritans, And Pathogens In Colonial New England, Michael Sharbaugh 2011 Georgia State University

The Seven Spices: Pumpkins, Puritans, And Pathogens In Colonial New England, Michael Sharbaugh

Michael D Sharbaugh

Water sources in the United States' New England region are laden with arsenic. Particularly during North America's colonial period--prior to modern filtration processes--arsenic would make it into the colonists' drinking water. In this article, which evokes the biocultural evolution paradigm, it is argued that colonists offset health risks from the contaminant (arsenic poisoning) by ingesting copious amounts of seven spices--cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, vanilla, and ginger. The inclusion of these spices in fall and winter recipes that hail from New England would therefore explain why many Americans associate them not only with the region, but with Thanksgiving and ...


Las Montañas Respiran: La Cosmovisión De La Comunidad De Rayampata Representada A Través Del Mito Pitusiray-Sawasiray, Gillian Thornton 2011 SIT Study Abroad

Las Montañas Respiran: La Cosmovisión De La Comunidad De Rayampata Representada A Través Del Mito Pitusiray-Sawasiray, Gillian Thornton

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

En las altas montañas de los Andes, donde los árboles crecen lentamente y los vientos están constantemente pulsando a través de la hierba desaliñada, se dice que la tierra respira. Allá, aun los animalitos más pequeños tienen una gran fuerza en el ciclo de vida, y cada uno de los seres vivos, de las plantas, y de las piedras tiene vida. Se dice allá que aun las montañas pueden hablar. En la comunidad alta de Rayampata, la gente se comunica con la tierra para sobrevivir; escucha a los murmullos del río para saber cuando es tiempo a cosechar, lee las ...


The Mad Whittler, Gaylon Jeep Wilcox 2011 The University of Maine

The Mad Whittler, Gaylon Jeep Wilcox

Maine Song and Story Sampler

“The Mad Whittler” is about Rangeley’s former dump, which may not sound like a traditional subject for poetry. The dump was, before being closed, a major attraction where people from all over gathered to watch bears forage.


Man Made Lake, Gaylon "Jeep" Wilcox 2011 The University of Maine

Man Made Lake, Gaylon "Jeep" Wilcox

Maine Song and Story Sampler

“Man Made lake” is a commentary on the flooding of a twenty-five mile stretch of the Dead River in Western Maine, which submerged Flagstaff Plantation, Dead River Plantation, and Bigelow Township


Ferguson, Lynne Marrs (Hammer), B. 1956 (Fa 570), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Ferguson, Lynne Marrs (Hammer), B. 1956 (Fa 570), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 570. Paper: [Examination of a Speech Titled "Shake Rag Revisited"] written by Lynne Marrs Hammer Ferguson for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class. The speech was delivered on 21 October 2004 by Herbert Oldham at the dedication of a historical marker in the neighborhood.


Ferguson, Lynne Marrs (Hammer), B. 1956 (Fa 569), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Ferguson, Lynne Marrs (Hammer), B. 1956 (Fa 569), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 569. Paper: "Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Study of a Funeral Ribbon Quilt" written by Lynne Marrs (Hammer) Ferguson for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


Life On The Farm In The Old Days, Sunny Stutzman 2011 The University of Maine

Life On The Farm In The Old Days, Sunny Stutzman

Maine Song and Story Sampler

Sunny Stutzman's story relates some basic differences between life on the farm in the old days and now, but also generally differences between life on the farm and anywhere else in society.


Flood Of Memories:Narratives Of Flood And Loss In Tamil South India, Aaron Patrick Mulvany 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Flood Of Memories:Narratives Of Flood And Loss In Tamil South India, Aaron Patrick Mulvany

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

Legendary deluges such as those said to have over-swept the Tamil lands or the flood waters that appear in popular religious and folk tales have long been a part of Tamil folk experience, and they serve as the backdrop against which contemporary flood is experienced. In this light, this dissertation explores the development and of disaster management policies in the Union Territory of Pondicherry from their origins in colonial-era policies to the significant re-orientation that followed the 2004 Asian tsunami. Conclusions are based on 14 months of ethnographic research in coastal fisher communities and government relief agencies in the Union ...


Staynings, Laura Jo (Burnett), B. 1976 (Fa 562), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Staynings, Laura Jo (Burnett), B. 1976 (Fa 562), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 562. Paper: "Bybee Pottery: A Family's Presentation of History and Tradition" written by Laura Staynings for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Hopkin, Rachel Claire (Fa 563), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Hopkin, Rachel Claire (Fa 563), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 563. National Register of Historic Places nomination form for the Hardcastle Store on Highway 234 in Warren County, Kentucky.


Jameson, Jennifer Michelle, B. 1987 (Fa 561), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Jameson, Jennifer Michelle, B. 1987 (Fa 561), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 561. An annotated collection of playlists for the Freeman Kitchens collection of audio recordings (chiefly reel-to-reel tapes) held by the Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University. A second listing includes "notable items" within the collecction as identified by the compiler.


Classifications In Their Social Context / Book Review, Terence Hays 2011 Rhode Island College

Classifications In Their Social Context / Book Review, Terence Hays

Terence Hays

Since Durkheim and Mauss, the study of folk classification has developed along two main lines: the predominantly British and French "soocial constructionist" tradition, and the largely American "ethnoscience" approach, to use Roy Ellen's designations (p. 4). Ellen is referring to the continuing contrast in the anthropological literature between analyses of folk classification systems which view them as primarily reflecting structural, sociological, cosmological, or symbolic concerns, and those which concentrate on the more mundane orderings of nature which employ perceptual (usually morphological) criteria.


Ragland, Mark S. (Fa 559), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Ragland, Mark S. (Fa 559), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 559. Paper: "Influence of Popular Culture on the Subject of Art," done by Mark S. Ragland as part of a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Includes an interview done by Ragland with artist and art educator Michael Taylor about the influence of popular culture on art, with particular emphasis on the pop art genre.


The Transformation Of A Shire: Local Negotiation In The Society For Creative Anachronism, Suzanne Barber 2011 Western Kentucky University

The Transformation Of A Shire: Local Negotiation In The Society For Creative Anachronism, Suzanne Barber

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In this thesis, I am examining how a small branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Loch an Fhraoich, whose values and identity center around camaraderie and narrative and aesthetic coherence, attempts to balance these two often contradictory principles. To better illustrate the negotiations taking place, I have used ethnographic fieldwork to focus on the areas of material culture, ethno-kinetics, persona, knowledge, and events. These areas are tightly interwoven, and almost never operate independently, but the exercise of isolating them is useful in seeing the complexities of choices that members must make to navigate the social world of the Society ...


Post-Conflict Cultural Revival And Social Restructuring In Northern Uganda, Erin Michelle Cagney 2011 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Post-Conflict Cultural Revival And Social Restructuring In Northern Uganda, Erin Michelle Cagney

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Johnson, Mackenzi (Fa 514), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Johnson, Mackenzi (Fa 514), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 514. Collection consists of short interviews conducted by Mackenzi Johnson with Kenneth Nixon about folk customs and foodways, two of Johnson’s young cousins about children’s rhyming and clap games, an informal interview with Charita Swann, as well as discussions of Native American culture and life with Arigon Starr and Gay Wapecome. Also includes a performance by Arigon Starr at Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee. This project was completed for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Osborne, Theresa (Fa 513), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Osborne, Theresa (Fa 513), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 513. Material collected by Theresa Osborne about an event called “Country Fair Day” held at the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum, Benham, Kentucky, featuring presentations about material culture. Also includes a paper focusing on local material culture and foodways and a small collection of interviews documenting recollections of Kentucky residents. This project was completed for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Hog Butchering (Fa 24), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Hog Butchering (Fa 24), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 24. Statements and reminiscences of Kentucky residents who participated in or conducted hog butchering in Kentucky. Information was gathered from various informants between 1963-1969. Material is arranged alphabetically by collector, consisting of specific detials about executing hogs, processing and preserving meat, and rendering lard. Includes papers by collectors and photographs. This project was completed by students at Campbellsville College under the guidance of Lynwood Montell.


Tyrie, Betsy (Fa 22), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2011 Western Kentucky University

Tyrie, Betsy (Fa 22), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 22. "The Life of Dr. C. C. Howard," an oral history project conducted by Betsy Tyrie about Dr. Carl Clifford Howard, the outstanding Glasgow, Kentucky, physician who was instrumental in the fight against tuberculosis and in founding hospitals in Glasgow. Project contains interviews with Dr. Howard's family, friends, and colleagues as well as archived autobiographical information about Howard.


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