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Van Winkle, Loretta (Sc 2253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Van Winkle, Loretta (Sc 2253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2253. Paper: "Josephine Calvert, 1864-1956, Bowling Green, Kentucky" written by Loretta Van Winkle for a history class at Western Kentucky University. The paper is a biographical look at Calvert, a lifelong resident of Bowling Green, and her family. The paper is based on a collection of family letters in the Kentucky Library & Museum, WKU.


Carroll, Elizabeth (Rodes), 1908-1984 - Collector (Sc 2255), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Carroll, Elizabeth (Rodes), 1908-1984 - Collector (Sc 2255), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2255. Personal letters (2) written by John B. Rodes to his grandchildren Betsy and Sallie Carroll, all of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Paper: "The Father of Bowling Green," about Robert Moore, written by Sallie Carroll, as well as a letter explaining the contents of the collection from Elizabeth (Rodes) Carroll.


Childress, Nellie J., 1883-1987 (Sc 2263), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Childress, Nellie J., 1883-1987 (Sc 2263), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2263. Letters (2) written by Nell Childress, Auburn, Kentucky, to her friends Louise Blakey and Margie Helm in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The 1962 letter describes the commemorative locomotive "The General" that visited Auburn during the Civil War centennial. The other letter discusses community events, particularly information about the Auburn Baptist Church.


Cheairs, Nathaniel Frances, 1818-1914 (Sc 2257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Cheairs, Nathaniel Frances, 1818-1914 (Sc 2257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2257. Portion of a deposition provided by Nathaniel Francis Cheairs in a claims case related to damages done on the property of Mr. Larkin F. Baker when a Civil War fortification known as Baker's Hill was constructed by Confederate forces on his property in 1861. The original of this document is in the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.


Civil War, 1861-1865 - Courts-Martial And Courts Of Inquiry (Sc 2265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Civil War, 1861-1865 - Courts-Martial And Courts Of Inquiry (Sc 2265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2265. Civil War General Orders no. 269 (printed) related to courts-martial of Kentuckians or those engaged in events that occurred in Kentucky.


"Just Imported And To Be Sold": Methods Of Acquisition And Use Of Knives, Forks, And Silver Spoons In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Lydia Barrett Blackmore 2010 College of William and Mary

"Just Imported And To Be Sold": Methods Of Acquisition And Use Of Knives, Forks, And Silver Spoons In Eighteenth-Century Virginia, Lydia Barrett Blackmore

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This study of the material culture and economic influences of dining knives, forks, and silver spoons analyzes the tobacco economy and gentry dining ritual and compares importation versus local production of fine utensils.


Interview With Harold Decker By Brien Williams, Harold J. Decker 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With Harold Decker By Brien Williams, Harold J. Decker

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Harold James Decker was born February 23, 1945, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His parents were Harold and Dena (Bouma) Decker, both children of Dutch immigrants. He was graduated from Kalamazoo College majoring in political science, joined the Army in 1968 and served during the Vietnam War. In 1973, he took his law degree from Southwestern Law School and subsequently practiced law in southern California for six years. He then worked for the pharmaceutical manufacturer Upjohn for eighteen years. In February, 2001, he was asked by Dr. Bernadine Healy to redesign the legal function of the American Red Cross. In ...


Interview With Barbara Mikulski By Brien Williams, Barbara A. Mikulski 2010 Bowdoin College

Interview With Barbara Mikulski By Brien Williams, Barbara A. Mikulski

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Barbara Ann Mikulski was born on July 20, 1936, and grew up in the Highlandtown neighborhood of East Baltimore, Maryland. She attended Mount Saint Agnes College and received her M.S.W. from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She became a social worker, community organizer, and Baltimore city councilor, and she made an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate in 1974 before winning election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976. After serving in the House for ten years, she ran for the U.S. Senate in 1986, becoming the first elected ...


A Rock Strikes Back: Women's Struggles For Equality In The Development Of The South African Constitution, Thuto Seabe Thipe 2010 Macalester College

A Rock Strikes Back: Women's Struggles For Equality In The Development Of The South African Constitution, Thuto Seabe Thipe

Political Science Honors Projects

In 1991, South African women’s organisations formed the Women's National Coalition (WNC) to identify and advocate for women's primary needs in the post-apartheid Constitution. The outcome of this advocacy was South Africa’s adoption, in 1996, of one of the most comprehensive protections of gender and sexuality rights of any national constitution. I argue that the WNC became a key actor in the development of the Constitution by drawing from a tradition of women’s organising in South Africa that emphasised women’s legitimacy in and value to public politics. The WNC rejected masculinist framings of politics ...


Collective Bargaining In The Era Of Grocery Industry Restructuring, Richard W. Hurd 2010 Cornell University

Collective Bargaining In The Era Of Grocery Industry Restructuring, Richard W. Hurd

Richard W Hurd

[Excerpt] As UFCW international and local leaders know from first hand experience, there have been dramatic changes in the retail grocery industry over the past 15 years. Of most direct relevance to the collective bargaining environment, the absolute size of key corporations has increased and economic power in the industry has become more concentrated. Influenced by the spread of Wal-Mart's grocery operations, established companies like Kroger, Safeway, Supervalu, and Loblaw have pursued aggressive merger and market expansion strategies. Further complicating the situation has been the success of other alternative format grocers (such as Costco, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods ...


Organizing To Win: Introduction, Kate Bronfenbrenner, Sheldon Friedman, Richard W. Hurd, Rudolph A. Oswald, Ronald L. Seeber 2010 Cornell University

Organizing To Win: Introduction, Kate Bronfenbrenner, Sheldon Friedman, Richard W. Hurd, Rudolph A. Oswald, Ronald L. Seeber

Richard W Hurd

[Excerpt] The American labor movement is at a watershed. For the first time since the early years of industrial unionism sixty years ago, there is near-universal agreement among union leaders that the future of the movement depends on massive new organizing. In October 1995, John Sweeney, Richard Trumka, and Linda Chavez-Thompson were swept into the top offices of the AFL-CIO, following a campaign that promised organizing "at an unprecedented pace and scale." Since taking office, the new AFL-CIO leadership team has created a separate organizing department and has committed $20 million to support coordinated large-scale industry-based organizing drives. In addition ...


The Failure Of Organizing, The New Unity Partnership And The Future Of The Labor Movement, Richard W. Hurd 2010 Cornell University

The Failure Of Organizing, The New Unity Partnership And The Future Of The Labor Movement, Richard W. Hurd

Richard W Hurd

[Excerpt] The New Unity Partnership (NUP) has stirred up a firestorm of controversy in union circles. Its inception can be traced to the July 4th holiday in 2003 when five national union presidents gathered for a candid private discussion about the future of the labor movement. The motivation for the summit was concern about the collective inability of unions to reverse their fading fortunes. At this and subsequent meetings the unions considered structural and strategic options to promote union growth, ultimately committing to a form of mutual aid pact to pool resources for coordinated organizing initiatives and to support each ...


Contesting The Dinosaur Image: The Labor Movement’S Search For A Future, Richard W. Hurd 2010 Cornell University

Contesting The Dinosaur Image: The Labor Movement’S Search For A Future, Richard W. Hurd

Richard W Hurd

[Excerpt] But the increased effectiveness of labor's political activities has not resulted in major improvements legislatively, and now there is a hostile President who opposes nearly every aspect of the union policy agenda. The promise for the future lies in the demonstrated ability to mobilize at the grassroots. But there are recent signs that national unions are breaking ranks and pursuing narrow self interest. The USWA joined with the steel industry to persuade the Bush administration to restrict imports, and even hinted at a possible endorsement for his reelection in 2004 (Murray). The UMWA has praised the president's ...


Brashear, Kathleen, 1895-1986 (Sc 2260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Brashear, Kathleen, 1895-1986 (Sc 2260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2260. Card, with picture of his home, sent by T.C. Cherry to teacher Kathleen Brashear, prior to the outbreak of World War II. Also, related correspondence and biographical material about Brashear.


Chelf, Carl Philip, 1937-2011 (Sc 2256), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Chelf, Carl Philip, 1937-2011 (Sc 2256), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2256. Transcription of an interview with Tim Lee Carter, former U.S. Representative of Kentucky's 5th Congressional district, by Dr. Carl P. Chelf, government professor at Western Kentucky University, 21 October 1982.


Chesnut, Walter Lewis, B. 1916 (Sc 2261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Chesnut, Walter Lewis, B. 1916 (Sc 2261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2261. Walter Lewis Chesnut's thesis, "A History of Logan Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church" presented to the faculty of the Cumberland Presbyterian Theological Seminary in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Divinity. Also, a separate supplemental history of the Presbytery, 1954-1988, written by Chesnut.


Campbell, Arthur L. (Sc 2254), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Campbell, Arthur L. (Sc 2254), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2254. Correspondence between Arthur L. Campbell and H.L. Mencken related to Campbell's newspaper column "How's Your English Today" and his requests for permission to quote Mencken in his column. Mencken's last two letters were written by his secretary owing to his poor health.


Cheek, Martha (Butt), 1892-1987 (Sc 2258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Cheek, Martha (Butt), 1892-1987 (Sc 2258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2258. Postcard related to a luncheon of Logan College alumnae, 1948; typed compilation of Logan College alumnae, 1953.


Chesnut, Walter Lewis, B. 1916 (Sc 2262), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Chesnut, Walter Lewis, B. 1916 (Sc 2262), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2262. Paper: "A History of Auburn Seminary" written by Walter Lewis Chesnut. The seminary, established by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1892, was located in Auburn, Logan County, Kentucky.


"Watchful Guardians Of Liberty": The French Revolution And The Development Of Democratic-Republicanism In Philadelphia, 1792-1797, Christopher James Consolino 2010 College of William and Mary

"Watchful Guardians Of Liberty": The French Revolution And The Development Of Democratic-Republicanism In Philadelphia, 1792-1797, Christopher James Consolino

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In 1792 the stakes of political discussion in Philadelphia began to change. According to the General Advertiser, "The question in America is no longer between federalism and anti-federalism but between republicanism and anti-republicanism." Unlike the political struggles between those for and against the Constitution, the debate had shifted to something more fundamental: the survival of the republican experiment itself. Although no American likely would have described himself as "anti-republican" -- effectively an enemy of the United States' very existence and founding principles -- the editorial implicitly asserted that there existed in America the seeds of a monarchical party. These republicans feared most ...


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