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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


A Real Rock Star, Mike James 2017 Ashland Daily Independent

A Real Rock Star, Mike James

Indian Head Rock Project

An article published in Ashland Daily Independent discussing the documentary film on the Indian Head Rock by Steve Middleton from November 2, 2017.


Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi 2017 Morehouse College

Melodic Language And Linguistic Melodies: Singing In Tone Languages, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

Approximately 60% of the world’s languages are tonal, wherein alterations of pitch change the meaning of words. Two-syllable words in Yorùbá can have as many as five separate meanings, and single- syllable words in Mandarin up to four. Among tone-language speakers, acute pitch sensitivity is developed at an early age as part of language acquisition. The result is that speakers of tone languages are generally more sensitive to pitch than stress-language speakers. For speakers of stress languages, it is difficult to conceive of this other aurality, in which sound is perceived in a different way. But music holds the ...


Forggett, Essie (Fa 1104), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Forggett, Essie (Fa 1104), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1104. Student paper titled “Slavery in Green County” in which Essie Forggett details the history of the settlement of Green County and its eventual dependence upon slave labor. Forggett also includes stories of slave auctions, punishments, attempted escapes, and religious practices of slaves throughout the region. Paper is based on information collected by Forggett from county clerk records and in-person interviews with slave descendants.


Dawson, Jim (Fa 1102), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Dawson, Jim (Fa 1102), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1102. Paper titled “Ed Diddle Stories” in which Jim Dawson collects tales relating to former WKU Hilltopper basketball coach Edgar Allen Diddle. Paper is based on interviews with members of WKU faculty, all of whom played basketball under Coach Diddle.


Dailey, Jan (Fa 1103), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Dailey, Jan (Fa 1103), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1103. Paper titled “Food Storage for Winter Consumption” in which Jan Dailey offers an in-depth exploration into the realm of traditional food preservation and storage practices, such as drying, peeling, dipping, husking, and “hilling up,” that have persisted in spite of modern mechanized methods. Paper is based on information gathered by Dailey from farmers and homemakers across McCracken and Metcalfe County.


Becker, Donna (Fa 1100), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Becker, Donna (Fa 1100), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1100. Student paper titled “Folklore of Children’s Games” in which Donna Becker details the schoolyard games of elementary-aged students. Paper is based on information gathered by Becker from students attending Delafield Elementary School in Bowling Green.


Gaddie, Milton (Fa 1101), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Gaddie, Milton (Fa 1101), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1101. Student paper titled “Folk Architecture” in which Milton Gaddie surveys houses in Logan County, specifically those built in the I-House and Hall and Parlor styles. The paper contains black and white photographs of homes throughout the county.


Cheek, Michael (Fa 1099), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Cheek, Michael (Fa 1099), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1099. Student paper titled “Jump Rope Rhymes” in which Michael Cheek briefly describes the origins and classification systems of the genre. Cheek gathered together data from several rhyme dictionaries and students from T.C. Cherry Elementary School.


Auc Cypher: Nicholas Cummings Aka Nacl Confi, Nicholas Cummings, Aaron Carter-Enyi 2017 Morehouse College

Auc Cypher: Nicholas Cummings Aka Nacl Confi, Nicholas Cummings, Aaron Carter-Enyi

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

NaCl Confi is pronounced "Salt-Khan-Fee". According to the artist, his style is: "Punchlines, Schemes, Flow, Christian, Conscious, Personality"


Bowman, Sheila (Fa 1095), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Bowman, Sheila (Fa 1095), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1095. Paper titled “A Collection of Preacher Jokes” in which Sheila Bowman gathers together a selection of jokes relating to churches, congregations, and their ministers. Paper is based on data collected by Bowman from her father, Pastor Gates Bowman.


Carter, Fred (Fa 1096), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Carter, Fred (Fa 1096), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1096. Paper titled “‘Uncle Davie Mears’ Saddlebag House” in which Fred Carter discusses the evolution of architectural design as it relates to the Mear House, a long-standing cabin located in Summersville, Kentucky. Paper is based on information collected by Carter from current and former residents. Paper also includes color photographs and hand-drawn floor plans of the home.


Stein, Maureen (Fa 1097), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Stein, Maureen (Fa 1097), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1097. Paper titled “Winemaking” in which Maureen Stein describes the winemaking process from the planting and harvesting of the fruit, to the mashing and fermenting, and, finally, to the bottling and distribution. Paper is based on information collected by Stein from Stein’s uncle, William George Young, and contains color photographs of the various equipment used during the winemaking process.


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