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Finn, Marty (Fa 1089), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Finn, Marty (Fa 1089), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1089. Student folk studies project titled: “A Collection of Folk Medicine,” which includes survey sheets and index cards describing the traditions and practices of folk medicine in Mason County, Kentucky. Sheets may include informant’s name and address, folk remedy, and text classification.


Mcdonald, William Rush, B. 1951 (Fa 1090), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Mcdonald, William Rush, B. 1951 (Fa 1090), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1090. Student folk studies project titled: “Singing Schools,” which includes survey sheets describing the traditions and practices of singing schools in Hart County, Kentucky. Sheets include informant’s age and address, memory, and text classification along with names and photos.


Stewart, Karen (Fa 1085), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Stewart, Karen (Fa 1085), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1085. Student folk studies project titled: “Making Apple Cider in Western Kentucky,” which includes a description of apple cider making practices in Butler County, Kentucky. Survey sheets may include photos of a tool, processes, and descriptions.


Routt, Brenda H., Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Routt, Brenda H., Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1086. Student folk studies project titled: “The Folklore of Household Antiques,” which includes a description of house furnishings and their uses in Hardin County, Kentucky. Survey sheets include recipes, photos, names, uses, and descriptions.


Beckner, Azle Hill (Fa 1083), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Beckner, Azle Hill (Fa 1083), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1083. Student folk studies project titled: “Shoe Repairing: A Folk Craft,” which includes a description of shoe repair practices along with photos of tools in Warren County, Kentucky. A second student project has survey sheets that may include informant’s name and address, superstitions, riddles, tales or rhymes.


Taylor, Emmie (Fa 1087), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Taylor, Emmie (Fa 1087), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1087. Student folk studies project titled: “Saw Filing,” which includes a description of filing tools and their uses in Warren County, Kentucky. Survey sheets include a photo, name, use, description, and text classification.


Veazey, Carl Michael (Fa 1088), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Veazey, Carl Michael (Fa 1088), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1088. Student folk studies project titled: “’Shakerag’ and Its Tales,” which includes a description of tales about Ralph “Rafe” Jones, Brother Cabbage, and M. P. “Coon” Buntin as told in the “Shakerag” area of Hopkins County, Kentucky. Sheets include informant’s age and address with each tale.


Christensen, Barbara Ellen (Fa 1082), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Christensen, Barbara Ellen (Fa 1082), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1082. Student folk studies project titled: “Quilting,” which includes survey sheets, interviews and descriptions of quilting practices and beliefs in Hardin County, Kentucky. Sheets may include an informant’s name and address, a superstition and a motif index number or a photo, description, and name of the quilt.


Cash, Patty Keen (Fa 1081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Cash, Patty Keen (Fa 1081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1081. Student folk studies project titled: “The Owsley Stock Farm,” which includes descriptions of the architecture and structure of the William Francis Owsley, Sr. house in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a photo and description of the house along with slides of the exterior. Includes a drawing of the structure’s footprint.


Stewart, Karen (Fa 1084), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Stewart, Karen (Fa 1084), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1084. Student folk studies project titled: “Broommaking in Western Kentucky,” which includes a description of broom making practices in Ohio County, Kentucky. Survey sheets may include photos of a tool, brooms, and descriptions.


Björkman, Brent Alan, B. 1964 (Fa 1098), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Björkman, Brent Alan, B. 1964 (Fa 1098), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Collection contains transcripts of video interviews conducted by Brent Björkman in 2013 and 2014 with park rangers from Mammoth Cave National Park. Topics of note within the interviews include the growth of women in the ranks of the ranger service, fiscal challenges faced by the park system, generational traditions, and the virtues of raising a family within the park community. Transcripts are part of a larger project titled "Rangerlore: The Occupational Folklife of Parks," which was created by Björkman after receiving the Archie Green Fellowship from the Library of Congress.


Branstetter, Wendell S. (Fa 1079), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Branstetter, Wendell S. (Fa 1079), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1079. Paper titled “Folk Structures in My Community” by Wendell S. Branstetter in which he presents information about vernacular buildings in Summer Shade, Metcalfe County, Kentucky. He documents a log structure and several I-houses in the vicinity. He includes photos, historical information, physical descriptions and information about condition of the structures.


Hines, Joseph R. (Fa 1077), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hines, Joseph R. (Fa 1077), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1077. Paper titled “The Saga of the Navigable Green and Barren Rivers” by Joseph R. Hines in which he discusses the development of the rivers for slack water navigation and anecdotal information, collected from individuals familiar with the history, culture and lore of the two rivers.


Hughes, Robert M. (Fa 1080), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hughes, Robert M. (Fa 1080), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1080. Paper titled “Hunting: Traditional Methods and Weapons” by Robert M. Hughes in which he presents information about lore related to hunting with a particular emphasis on hunting done by Native Americans. In addition to the paper Hughes provides five unrelated folklore items classified by genre for which he provides extensive documentation.


Clark, Jim L. (Fa 1078), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Clark, Jim L. (Fa 1078), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1078. Paper titled “Supernatural Tales from the Lower Green River” by Jim L. Clark in which he presents supernatural tales that he collected from ten individuals. He provides the informant name, date of collection, motif index number (for some), the narratives.


Montell, William Lynwood, B. 1931 (Fa 1076), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Montell, William Lynwood, B. 1931 (Fa 1076), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1076. Five riddles collected by students in Montell’s folk studies classes at Campbellsville College, Campbellsville, Kentucky. Each riddle lists informant, their age, county of birth/residence, and date item was collected. Collector’s names are also listed. The locations are all in the south central Kentucky region.


Childress, Lelia (Fa 1075), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Childress, Lelia (Fa 1075), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1075. Student folk studies project titled: “Traditional Methods of Preserving Food,” which includes survey sheets with food preservation methods and traditions in Hart County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a food, brief description of process, informant’s name and address, and text classification.


Tillett, Ray And Doris Day (Fa 1074), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Tillett, Ray And Doris Day (Fa 1074), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1074. Student folk studies project titled: “Musical Instruments,” which includes survey sheets with musical instruments in Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description, informant’s name and address, and photo.


Mcdaniel, Vernon And Jan Mcdaniel (Fa 1072), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Mcdaniel, Vernon And Jan Mcdaniel (Fa 1072), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1072. Paper titled “Prenatal Superstitions” by Vernon and Jan McDaniel based on interviews with five females from the Park City, Barren County, Kentucky, area. The women provide a large number of superstitions that related to how prenatal behavior might affect the expected baby. The collection includes photos of the informants.


Lasalvia, Jerry (Fa 1065), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Lasalvia, Jerry (Fa 1065), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1065. Student folk studies project titled: “Herb Medicine,” which includes survey sheets with remedies, cures and practices related to herb medicine in Bullitt County, Kentucky. Sheets include remedies, cures, beliefs, informant’s name and address, and motif index number.


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