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Bradley, Peggy (Fa 1181), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Bradley, Peggy (Fa 1181), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Projects 1181. Student paper titled “Snakelore” in which Peggy Bradley explores beliefs, superstitions, anecdotes, and general knowledge relating to various species of snakes. Bradley collected her information from professors, students, family, and friends. Included in the paper are black and white photographs of informants, while interviews have been recorded on a reel-to-reel audiotape.


Global Apartheid: A Black Feminist Analysis Of Motherwork In Townships, Autumn G. Diaz 2018 University of Washington Tacoma

Global Apartheid: A Black Feminist Analysis Of Motherwork In Townships, Autumn G. Diaz

Global Honors Theses

This thesis examines intersectional oppression operating within a South African township through the framework of Black Feminist Thought. Due to colonialism and the lingering effects of Apartheid-era policies, experiences of Black women in South Africa - particularly motherhood - must be navigated in a constant state of intersecting racism, sexism, and classism. In this current study, daily lived experiences are documented in thick, descriptive detail through portraiture, describing a day in the life of Somanga, a mother and non-governmental organization (NGO) employee residing in a township in the outskirts of Cape Town. Themes of conditional and individual violence, motherwork, othermothering, and racialized ...


Upchurch, Cindy (Fa 1177), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Upchurch, Cindy (Fa 1177), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1177. Student folk studies project titled “Early Funeral Directors” which includes interviews with survey sheets about the history of early funeral practices in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana and Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of a funeral practice, a photograph, text classification, and informant’s name, age and address.


Rains, B. Mickey (Fa 1178), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Rains, B. Mickey (Fa 1178), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1178. Student folk studies project titled “The Crafting of Hickory Bottomed Chairs” which includes interviews and survey sheets about the process of making hickory bottomed chairs in Macon County,Tennessee. Sheets may include a brief description of a practice, a hotograph, and text classification.


Automated Mound Detection Using Lidar And Object-Based Image Analysis In Beaufort County, Sc, Carl P. Lipo, Matt Sanger, Dylan Davis 2018 Binghamton University--SUNY

Automated Mound Detection Using Lidar And Object-Based Image Analysis In Beaufort County, Sc, Carl P. Lipo, Matt Sanger, Dylan Davis

Anthropology Datasets

The study of prehistoric anthropogenic mounded features– earthen mounds, shell heaps, and shell rings – in the American Southeast is stymied by the spotty distribution of systematic surveys across the region. Many extant, yet unidentified, archaeological mound features continue to evade detection due to the heavily forested canopies that occupy large areas of the region, making pedestrian surveys difficult and preventing aerial observation. The use of object-based image analysis (OBIA) as a tool for analysing light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data, however, offers an inexpensive opportunity to address this challenge. Using publicly available LiDAR data from Beaufort County, South Carolina and ...


Hart, Karen (Fa 1176), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Hart, Karen (Fa 1176), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1176. Student folk studies project titled “The Harpe Brothers” which includes interviews about the history of criminals Micajah and Wiley Harpe in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Sheets may include an interview, a photograph and informant’s name.


Carter, Dinah And John Eder (Fa 1175), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Carter, Dinah And John Eder (Fa 1175), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Fokllife Archives Project 1175. Student folk studies project titled “Tunnel Mill” which includes an interview and documentation about the history of Tunnel Mill in Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana. Sheets may include an interview, a photograph and informant’s name.


Norris, Walter (Fa 1173), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Norris, Walter (Fa 1173), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1173. Student paper titled “Food Preservation: Curing CountryHam – Kentucky Style” in which Walter Norris describes the aging process, preparation, and preservation of cured country ham. Norris’ informants, specifically his parents and grandparents, detail their cooking methods, recipes, and familial traditions, while the owners of several commercial operators and distributors discuss their chemically simulated processes.


Graham, Rick (Fa 1172), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Graham, Rick (Fa 1172), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1172. Student paper titled “The Oral Political Traditions of Daviess County, Kentucky” in which Rick Graham examines folkloric material relating to political candidates, campaigns, and elections. Graham collected his stories from relatives and close friends of his family. Paper also includes color photographs of each informant.


Harm, Linda (Fa 1171), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Harm, Linda (Fa 1171), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1171. Student paper titled “Snakelore” in which Linda Harm investigates commonly held beliefs and misconceptions relating to snakes and their behaviors. Harm collected stories from family members, friends, and classmates.


Downs, Percy Ray, Jr. (Fa 1174), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Downs, Percy Ray, Jr. (Fa 1174), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1174. Student paper titled “Headless Woman’s Rock” in whichPercy Ray Downs, Jr. examines legends relating to an isolated area of woods located approximately nine miles southwest of Leitchfield in Grayson County, Kentucky. The supernatural tales were collected by Downs from his grandfather and step-grandmother who are deeply familiar with both the surrounding land and the ghostly stories.


The Time To Act Is Now: Addressing The Challenges Of Being A Student, Staff Or Faculty Member At Du While Also Being A Parent To Young Children, Elinor Brereton, Andrew Bair, Jeneba Berety, Shailyn Lineberry, Owen McDevitt, Madison Sussmann, Dylan Atkins, Carolyn Kemp, Aimee Spencer, Brooke Connelly, Alya Garrison-Ahmed, Funmilayo Olukemi, Kassandra Neiss, Kirsten Fetrow, Rebecca Kelley, Sophie Van Den Handel, Grace Going, Elizabeth Gouin, Blaise Van Brunt, Margaret Wolf, Alejandro Cerón 2018 University of Denver

The Time To Act Is Now: Addressing The Challenges Of Being A Student, Staff Or Faculty Member At Du While Also Being A Parent To Young Children, Elinor Brereton, Andrew Bair, Jeneba Berety, Shailyn Lineberry, Owen Mcdevitt, Madison Sussmann, Dylan Atkins, Carolyn Kemp, Aimee Spencer, Brooke Connelly, Alya Garrison-Ahmed, Funmilayo Olukemi, Kassandra Neiss, Kirsten Fetrow, Rebecca Kelley, Sophie Van Den Handel, Grace Going, Elizabeth Gouin, Blaise Van Brunt, Margaret Wolf, Alejandro Cerón

Anthropology Student Scholarship

The growing number of undergraduate and graduate students who are simultaneously raising children while attending school requires the attention of institutions that want to support their students through the completion of their intended program. Compared to traditional students, these students have greater time and financial restraints, lower graduation rates, and require accommodation, support, and resources to help them maintain their academic standing. This issue is not isolated to just students however. Staff and faculty at academic institutions are also balancing their family and work responsibilities. With an increase in the number of households where one or two adults work full ...


Kezar, Jovanna (Fa 153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Kezar, Jovanna (Fa 153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1153. Student paper titled “Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village: The Shakers Today” in which Jovanna Kezar details her visit to the Shaker community located near Poland, Maine. Kezar gives a brief, albeit thorough, history of the Shaker experienceas it relates to spirituality, organization, and guiding principles such as mottos, beliefs and practices, forms of worship, and governmental structure. Kezar also describes her trip to the Shaker village and provides color photographs and slides of buildings and photographs along with newspaper clippings, postcards, and assorted stationery.


Loader, Brian R. (Fa 1163), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Loader, Brian R. (Fa 1163), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives 1163. Student paper titled “College Horror Stories” in which Brian Loader collects tales relating to supernatural occurrences on WKU’s campus as well as sororities and fraternities among various schools in Tennessee. Loader gathered stories from campus custodians and close friends.


Morrison, Dona (Fa 1168), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Morrison, Dona (Fa 1168), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1168. Student paper titled “Spring House—Fort—Schoolhouse And Residence” in which Dona Morrison examines an unusual stone house located near Highway 31-E in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Morrison describes the materials used to construct the building and draws conclusions as to the purpose of each room throughout the the two-story residence. Information was collected from the two current owners, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Thompson, and Bernie Morris, former county clerk of LaRue County. Paper also includes severalblack and white photographs of the building.


Herbert, Sue Nancy (Fa 1170), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Herbert, Sue Nancy (Fa 1170), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1170. Student folk studies project titled: “Seven Gables: The History of an I House” includes descriptions of the history and architectural aspects of Seven Gables in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the architecture, an illustration or a photograph.


Combs, Rebecca And Charles Allen "Chuck" Seidelman (Fa 1169), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Combs, Rebecca And Charles Allen "Chuck" Seidelman (Fa 1169), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1169. Student folk studies project titled “Broom Making in Kentucky” which includes survey sheets with descriptions of the broom making process in Breathitt County and Cumberland County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the process and a photograph.


King, Joseph (Fa 1167), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

King, Joseph (Fa 1167), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1167. Student paper titled “Notes and Speculations on CountryAuctioneering As It Is Practiced in North Central Kentucky” in which Joseph King frames auctioneering as an expressive, lyrical performance similar to folk singing or folk preaching. King explores traditions relating to auctions or “sales” and the techniques employed by auctioneers to ensure the event runs smoothly. King’s paper includes a reel-to-reel audiorecording of several auctions throughout the state along with brief descriptions of each sale and pertinent background information relating to the auctioneer.


Morris, Brenda (Fa 1166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Morris, Brenda (Fa 1166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1166. Student paper titled “Quilting” in which Brenda Morris explains the process of piecing together a quilt. Morris, who worked directly with long-time quilter Oma Grant, includes step-by-step instructions along with photographs at various stages throughout the course of crafting. Also included are design patterns and completed samples of handiwork.


Smith, Jerry W. (Fa 1162), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Smith, Jerry W. (Fa 1162), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1162. Student folk studies project titled “Home Remedies of Butler County” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk remedies in Butler County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a remedy, brief description, informant’s name,

address and text classification.


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