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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

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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.


Ghana And The Trans-Atlantic Slavetrade, De-Valera Botchway, Aaron Carter-Enyi 2018 University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Ghana And The Trans-Atlantic Slavetrade, De-Valera Botchway, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Dr. De-Valera Botchway of University of Cape Coast delivers a lecture on the history of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade with special attention to the ethnic groups of Ghana (formerly known as Gold Coast). The role of Christianity, and whether it was part of a system of oppression or a means of liberation, becomes a matter of debate during the question and answer with Morehouse students.


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

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

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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.


True, Valerie (Fa 1122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

True, Valerie (Fa 1122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1122. Student paper titled “Making of Lye Soap” in which Valerie True details the processes behind soap production. True’s informants include her grandmother, Delora True, and her boyfriend’s mother, Frances Chaney. Additional information regarding the uses of lye soap, necessary ingredients, and tools of the trade are also included. Black and white photographs of the process are provided as well.


Wives, Witches, And Warriors: Women In Arabic Popular Epic, Amanda Steinberg 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Wives, Witches, And Warriors: Women In Arabic Popular Epic, Amanda Steinberg

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation consolidates the known corpus of the medieval Arabic popular epic (sīrah shaʿbīyah) in order to examine the roles of its female characters and how they relate to power. Borrowing from feminist theory, the study takes as its organizing principle the categories of “power-over,” “power-to,” and “power-with,” showing that how a woman is judged for expressing power depends upon how her actions fit into one of these three categories. Moreover, each expression of power tends to be connected to a woman’s familial relationships: sexually available women are usually classified as expressing “power-over,” while the nonsexual relationships of sisters ...


Of Monsters And Märchen: Figures And Forms Through The Märchen Genre, Taylor Duncan Budde 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

Of Monsters And Märchen: Figures And Forms Through The Märchen Genre, Taylor Duncan Budde

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This thesis explores the relationship between the Märchen genre and monsters, arguing that a key component of both is a mutable nature that allows them to shapeshift or transform in such a way that destabilizes imposed limitations to each of their forms, and the ability to transform the world around them. Specifically, it analyzes three Märchen that contain shapeshifting monstrous figures which are thematically connected to the genre. The first part of the thesis looks at Ludwig Tieck’s Der blonde Eckbert, as both critique of the Enlightenment fairy tale’s focus on rationality and how Tieck represents in the ...


Bodylore And Dress, Amy K. Milligan 2018 Old Dominion University

Bodylore And Dress, Amy K. Milligan

Women's Studies Faculty Publications

Bodylore includes the ways in which the body is used as a canvas for inherited and chosen identity. Bodylore considers the symbolic inventory of dress and hair, addressing a range of identities from conservative religious groups like the Amish and the Hasidim to edgy goth and punk devotees. The body is scripted in portrayals of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, and politics, including such topics as tattoos, piercing, scarification, hair covering and styling, traditional and folk dress, fashion, and body modification. The central bodylore questions are whether individuals choose consciously or subconsciously to engage with their performative body, as well ...


Ua68/14 Fsa Newsletter, WKU Folk Studies & Anthropology 2018 Western Kentucky University

Ua68/14 Fsa Newsletter, Wku Folk Studies & Anthropology

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by and about the WKU Folk Studies & Anthropology department.


The Negritude Movements In Colombia, Carlos Valderrama 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Negritude Movements In Colombia, Carlos Valderrama

Doctoral Dissertations

Black politics is a diverse range of social practices, actions, and thoughts through which subordinate groups, political figures, activists and artists negotiate power relations and propose alternatives to their forms of oppression. Negritude was the framework which facilitated the emergence of sites and forms of black politics in Colombia during the 70s. While the founders and leaders of the negritude movements -among them, Étiene Léro, Jules Monnerot, René Menil, Aimé Césaire, Léon Damas, Léonard Sainville, Aristide Maungée, the Achille brothers, Léopold Sedar Senghor, Osmane Sosé and Dirago Diop, from French colonies-, were thinking of “It is time for good Cuban ...


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