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Penner, William Hazel, 1914-1990 (Mss 759), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2024

Penner, William Hazel, 1914-1990 (Mss 759), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 759. Letters of William H. Penner (“Willie” or “Bill”) to his parents and brother in Warren County, Kentucky, written during his World War II military service in North Carolina, California and New Guinea. Includes a few other letters to Penner’s mother Maggie.


Smith, Patrick Cavanaugh, 1886-1973 (Mss 758), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2024

Smith, Patrick Cavanaugh, 1886-1973 (Mss 758), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scans (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Collection 758. Art work in pencil and ink by Louisville, Kentucky commercial artist Patrick C. Smith. Includes Christmas greetings drawn by Smith for friends.


Porter Et Al. V. Mccormack Et Al. - Warren Circuit Court (Sc 3717), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2024

Porter Et Al. V. Mccormack Et Al. - Warren Circuit Court (Sc 3717), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3717. Case file for L.R. Porter and Lizzie Porter v J. N. McCormack, John H. Blackburn, Henry James and Tom Potter (Warren County, Kentucky Circuit Court) relating to a restraining order secured by Luther R. Porter of Bowling Green to block the removal of his smallpox-infected daughter and the rest of the family to the local pest house. Includes affidavits of physicians, public health officials and locals familiar with the pest house. The restraining order was subsequently lifted by a Louisville judge. Also includes a 1902 Courier-Journal …


Hines, Annie Duncan (Hines), 1873-1951 (Sc 3716), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2024

Hines, Annie Duncan (Hines), 1873-1951 (Sc 3716), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3716. Recipe book of Annie Duncan Hines, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Behen, Lafe Johnson, 1881-1971 (Sc 3715), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2024

Behen, Lafe Johnson, 1881-1971 (Sc 3715), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3715. Letter, 5 April 1941, to Gayle Carver at the Kentucky Museum, WKU, from L. J. Behen, Clerk of the City of Cloverport, Kentucky. He describes two defunct nineteenth-century railway lines constructed from Cloverport for the transport of cannel coal, and suggests items for the Museum such as pieces of the rails and novelty items cut from the coal. He also makes known the location of other artifacts, namely the bed in which Jefferson Davis was born, and an Aeolian piano.


Mccormick, Gordon, 1894-1967 (Sc 3714), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2024

Mccormick, Gordon, 1894-1967 (Sc 3714), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scans (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3714. Letter, 20 February 1951, of Gordon McCormick, Chicago, Illinois, to Duncan Hines, Bowling Green, Kentucky. McCormick lists his recommended restaurants in Paris and London and offers general advice on travel. Includes a letter, 2 April 1952, from an associate of McCormick’s regarding a booklet, “Where to Dine in London and Paris,” that McCormick had suggested Hines take with him.


Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 - Relating To (Sc 3711), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2024

Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 - Relating To (Sc 3711), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3711. Summary of the career of artist Joe Dudley Downing, prepared by Jack LeSieur, Director of the Downing Museum, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The summary documents the dates and locations of Downing’s principal galleries, solo exhibitions, theatrical sets, group exhibitions, and salons. Includes a select bibliography, books and articles by Downing, and the locations of public collections.


Lesieur, John Bryan "Jack," B. 1986 (Sc 3712), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2024

Lesieur, John Bryan "Jack," B. 1986 (Sc 3712), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3712. Narrative, photographs, and floor plans relating to a proposed restoration of “Potter Castle,” the former home of James Erasmus Potter at 1310 College Street, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Lesieur, John Bryan "Jack," B. 1986 (Sc 3713), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2024

Lesieur, John Bryan "Jack," B. 1986 (Sc 3713), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3713. Photographs, floor plans, and specifications relating to a proposed restoration of the Reservoir Hill Pump House, Bowling Green, Kentucky, as an office for the Landmark Association.


Baird, Nancy Disher, B. 1935 (Sc 3710), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2024

Baird, Nancy Disher, B. 1935 (Sc 3710), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3710. Miscellaneous papers of WKU faculty member Nancy Baird: a diary of her travel in South Africa in 2005; a 2010 e-mail to her regarding conditions in South Africa; and her remarks on the presentation of her portrait of professor Lowell Harrison to WKU’s Kentucky Library, 2015.


Cook, John Loy, 1838-1878 (Sc 3709), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2024

Cook, John Loy, 1838-1878 (Sc 3709), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3709. Biographical data on John L. Cook, a physician of Henderson, Kentucky. Includes an 1878 article on yellow fever by Cook, published in the Louisville Medical News just prior to his death from the disease; a memorial address read before the McDowell Medical Society at Hopkinsville, Kentucky after his death; and information on his wife Annie.


Hill, John W., 1836-1928 (Sc 3708), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2024

Hill, John W., 1836-1928 (Sc 3708), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3708. Letters of John W. Hill, a sergeant in Terry’s Texas Rangers of the Confederate Army, written from Bowling Green, Kentucky and vicinity. Recovering from measles, he recounts the illnesses of some of his comrades, and scouting expeditions in which they experienced a skirmish and stole livestock from Union men. He also describes the battle and casualties at Woodsonville, Kentucky. Includes letters from Hill’s brother Robert (Bob), serving as assistant surgeon with the company, remarking on the fortifications at Bowling Green and the possibility that Union troops would find a “second Manassas” if …


Knapp, Obadiah Mead, 1841-1921 (Sc 3707), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2024

Knapp, Obadiah Mead, 1841-1921 (Sc 3707), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3707. Letters of Connecticut native Obadiah M. Knapp, written during his U.S. Army Civil War service. A steward at the Army’s General Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky, he writes of conflict between the hospital surgeon, with whom Knapp wishes to advance his medical studies, and a commanding officer. He also describes the welcome arrival of a chaplain, local prejudices against Northerners and abolitionists, the threat of guerrillas, and the development of hospital facilities in Bowling Green to treat both whites and African Americans. The original letters are held by the University of Texas …


Baird, Nancy Disher, B. 1935 (Sc 3706), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2024

Baird, Nancy Disher, B. 1935 (Sc 3706), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3706. Notes and typescripted portions of letters, diaries and journals of women who emigrated to South Africa from the United Kingdom, 1819-1892. From collections in South African repositories, including the Cory Library, Grahamstown.


Kentucky Music Legacy Project (Fa 1411), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2024

Kentucky Music Legacy Project (Fa 1411), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1411. Audio interviews conducted by WKU students with regional musicians regarding their experience and thoughts about the southcentral Kentucky music legacy.


James Hyde (D. 1875) And Wife Mary Wright (D. 1865), Of Long Island And New York City., Charles H. Smith Jan 2024

James Hyde (D. 1875) And Wife Mary Wright (D. 1865), Of Long Island And New York City., Charles H. Smith

Faculty/Staff Personal Papers

Discussion of James & Mary (Wright) Hyde family of Long Island and New York City.


Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 29. Extraterrestrial Entertainment: Are We Being Monitored By Alien Beings?, Charles H. Smith Jan 2024

Alfred Russel Wallace Notes 29. Extraterrestrial Entertainment: Are We Being Monitored By Alien Beings?, Charles H. Smith

Faculty/Staff Personal Papers

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823−1913) was an early advocate for the rational assessment of likelihood of extraterrestrial life. Current efforts to evaluate the situation have ranged from the heavily self-indulgent to the more objective, and it is still often difficult to decide just how much of the information we are receiving on the subject is dependable. An attempt is made here to cut through the haze and reduce the matter to elementals.


Ua12/2/82 Phi Beta Sigma, Wku Archives Jan 2024

Ua12/2/82 Phi Beta Sigma, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.


Ua12/2/84 Sigma Chi, Wku Archives Jan 2024

Ua12/2/84 Sigma Chi, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Sigma Phi Alpha fraternity and it's forerunner Sigma Chi.


Ua12/2/81 Omega Psi Phi, Wku Archives Jan 2024

Ua12/2/81 Omega Psi Phi, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Omega Psi Phi fraternity.


Ua12/2/85 Sigma Gamma Rho, Wku Archives Jan 2024

Ua12/2/85 Sigma Gamma Rho, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Sigma Gamma Rho sorority.


Ua12/2/86 Zeta Phi Beta, Wku Archives Jan 2024

Ua12/2/86 Zeta Phi Beta, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Zeta Phi Beta sorority.


Ua1c11/122 Wku Panhellenic Council Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2024

Ua1c11/122 Wku Panhellenic Council Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs removed from Panhellenic Council scrapbooks.


Ua1c11/125 Arndt Stickles Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2024

Ua1c11/125 Arndt Stickles Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs removed from Arndt Stickles personal papers.


Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2022 (Fa 1410), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2023

Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2022 (Fa 1410), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1410. Audio, photographs, and video documenting the Horse Cave Heritage Festival, an annual September event in Horse Cave, Kentucky celebrating local heritage with craft artisans, antique vehicles, children’s activities, food, music, and other attractions. Includes interviews and a narrative stage hosted by the Kentucky Folklife Program.


Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2021 (Fa 1409), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2023

Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2021 (Fa 1409), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1409. Audio, photographs, and video documenting the Horse Cave Heritage Festival, an annual September event in Horse Cave, Kentucky celebrating local heritage with craft artisans, antique vehicles, children’s activities, food, music, and other attractions. Includes interviews and a narrative stage hosted by the Kentucky Folklife Program.


Hudson, Hannah Leigh, B. 2000 (Sc 3704), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2023

Hudson, Hannah Leigh, B. 2000 (Sc 3704), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3704. “Historical Overview of Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee,” a paper by WKU student Hannah Hudson.


Baird, Nancy Disher, B. 1935 (Sc 3705), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2023

Baird, Nancy Disher, B. 1935 (Sc 3705), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3705. “Enid Yandell: Kentucky Sculptor,” a speech delivered at the Filson Historical Society, December 1983, by Nancy Baird [also the author of an article subsequently published as “Enid Yandell: Kentucky Sculptor,” Filson History Quarterly v. 62 (1988)].


Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2019 (Fa 1408), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2023

Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2019 (Fa 1408), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1408. Audio, photographs, and video documenting the Horse Cave Heritage Festival, an annual September event in Horse Cave, Kentucky celebrating local heritage with craft artisans, antique vehicles, children’s activities, food, music, and other attractions. Includes interviews and a narrative stage hosted by the Kentucky Folklife Program.


Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2018 (Fa 1407), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2023

Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2018 (Fa 1407), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1407. Audio, photographs, and video documenting the Horse Cave Heritage Festival, an annual September event in Horse Cave, Kentucky celebrating local heritage with craft artisans, antique vehicles, children’s activities, food, music, and other attractions. Includes interviews and a narrative stage hosted by the Kentucky Folklife Program.