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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.


The Impact Of Wwii And Changes Brought By The War On A Small Kentucky Community, Barry A. Kennedy Feb 2024

The Impact Of Wwii And Changes Brought By The War On A Small Kentucky Community, Barry A. Kennedy

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

War is a regular tool that brings changes and new opportunities for people. For the people of Logan County, life was rather stagnated between the American Civil War and WWII. During the Civil War Logan County played a very important role in the pro-Confederate movement in Kentucky, even housing multiple meetings and a convention with the goal of Kentucky joining the Confederacy. While this did not happen, this movement continued in the years that followed the war, as a massive Confederate hangover reigned over the county. This hangover, which can be associated with the “lost cause” dominated the way of …


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 …


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

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

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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.


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.


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

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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 …


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.


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

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

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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.


Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2016 (Fa 1405), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2023

Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2016 (Fa 1405), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1405. 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, 2017 (Fa 1406), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2023

Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2017 (Fa 1406), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1406. 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, 2014 (Fa 1404), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2023

Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2014 (Fa 1404), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1404. 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, 2015 (Fa 1401), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2023

Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2015 (Fa 1401), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1401. Audio, photographs, and narrative stage logs 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, 2013 (Fa 1400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2023

Horse Cave Heritage Festival, 2013 (Fa 1400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1400. Audio, photographs, and narrative stage logs 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.


Lawson, Selby C. "Shad," 1890-1984 (Sc 3702), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2023

Lawson, Selby C. "Shad," 1890-1984 (Sc 3702), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3702. Transcript (possibly incomplete), apparently of a taped interview conducted on 15 September 1979 by Nancy Disher Baird with Selby “Shad” Lawson regarding his attendance at Ogden College, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Page, Tate Cromwell "Piney," 1908-1984 (Fa 1397), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2023

Page, Tate Cromwell "Piney," 1908-1984 (Fa 1397), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1397. Papers of Page, former Dean of the College of Education at Western Kentucky University, primarily concerning his work documenting the people, places, history and folklore of the Ozarks region in Arkansas where he was raised. Also includes his photographs of historic structures, made mostly in western Kentucky.


Johnson, John T., 1820-1875 (Sc 3699), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2023

Johnson, John T., 1820-1875 (Sc 3699), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3699. Case file for T. T. Melburn v. John T. Johnson, U.S. District Court for the District of Kentucky, filed 26 May 1870. Petitioner Melburn, a carpenter and stair builder of Bowling Green, Kentucky, sought an accounting for transactions during his 1869-1870 partnership with Johnson, also a carpenter, of Woodburn, Kentucky, claiming that Johnson had misappropriated assets of the firm and had committed an act of insolvency by transferring land to a relative. The inquiry, conducted by Warner Underwood as Register in Bankruptcy, included depositions from …


Dale, Kristin M. (Sc 3700), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2023

Dale, Kristin M. (Sc 3700), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3700. “The History of the Mystery House at 420 East Avenue,” by Kristin Dale, a paper exploring the ownership, design, occupants, and historical context of this Bowling Green, Kentucky structure, originally built as the “Welch Apartments.”


Rinehard, Catherine J. (Fa 1396), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2023

Rinehard, Catherine J. (Fa 1396), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 1396. “The Happy Family: Working as a Waitress at Park Mammoth Resort,” a project by WKU student Cathy Reinhard consisting of a paper and transcriptions of six taped interviews with Treva Nell Merideth, a member of the wait staff at the Park Mammoth Resort restaurant in Park City, Kentucky. Merideth talks about her job responsibilities, coworkers, interactions with customers, and some of her personal beliefs and superstitions. The project also discusses this restaurant as a workplace, its procedures, equipment and layout. Includes a glossary, dining leaflet and …


Calendar Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 757), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2023

Calendar Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 757), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 757. Minutes, 1889-1984, of the Calendar Club, a men’s literary club in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes two programs commemorating the Club’s fiftieth and seventy-fifth anniversaries (Click on "Additional Files" below for scans).


Pate Family Correspondence (Sc 3697), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2023

Pate Family Correspondence (Sc 3697), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid, scans and typescripts of selected letters (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3697. Correspondence of the Pate family of Cloverport and “Brooks Bottom” in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, and of their relatives in the Ramsey and Brackin families (Ohio County), Butler family (Sumner County, Tennessee) and Benton family (Louisville, Kentucky). George L. Pate writes daughter Mary Jane (Pate) Ramsey of conflict with his son Samuel; of his grief over the death of another son in infancy; of the accidental shooting of a young man by his bride-to-be in 1863; and, in 1864, of an attack on …


Whittle, Joseph Merle, B. 1933 (Mss 756), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2023

Whittle, Joseph Merle, B. 1933 (Mss 756), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 756. Correspondence and papers of Joseph M. Whittle, a Grayson County attorney who served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky from 1986-1993.


Taylor Family Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3268), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2023

Taylor Family Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3268), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3268. Collection of genealogical and historic research on four Taylor family houses located in Warren County, Kentucky. Includes data on original owners and residents, deeds, and photographs.


Thurman, Frederick Anthony "Tony," B. 1966 (Sc 3695), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2023

Thurman, Frederick Anthony "Tony," B. 1966 (Sc 3695), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3695. Correspondence, clippings and other material relating to the childhood of Tony Thurman, Bowling Green, Kentucky, and principally to his involvement in the Boy Scouts, his awards, merit badges and other certifications, and his achievement of Eagle Scout status. Also includes a childhood letter to President Gerald Ford, items related to Thurman’s BB gun shooting competitions, and a Christmas greeting on a phonograph record.


James Parks Wilson Family Collection (Mss 755), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2023

James Parks Wilson Family Collection (Mss 755), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscript Collection 755. Primarily genealogical research on the descendants of James Parks Wilson of Hart County, Kentucky. Includes biographical data and papers regarding the military service of his grandson, James Admiral Wilson.