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Landers, Theodore R., 1903-1922 (Sc 2174), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Landers, Theodore R., 1903-1922 (Sc 2174), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2174. Bowling Green, Kentucky native Theodore R. Landers's honorable discharge from the U.S. Army 5 August 1921.


Geralds, Bettie Mae (Miller), 1897-1992 (Sc 2182), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Geralds, Bettie Mae (Miller), 1897-1992 (Sc 2182), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional Files") of letters written to Bettie Mae Geralds in Louisville, Kentucky, from family members and friends in Kentucky as well as in Omaha, Nebraska, and Bloomington and Evansville, Indiana. Topics include family news, fruit and vegetable canning, and difficulties finding work. Geralds’ son writes of his prosecution at Fort Knox for an offense committed while on military duty. Includes a 1967 letter from a Navy serviceman in Texas.


Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 (Sc 2149), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 (Sc 2149), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and typescript (click on Additional Files below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2149. Letter from Robert Edward Lee to Colonel Robert P. Blount, Provost Marshal at Guiney Depot [Guiney's Station], Virginia. Lee instructs him to hold the position, declines to provide artillery support, and refers to the transportation of prisoners. Includes copies of Confederate postage stamps and currency. Poor quality photostatic copy.


The Experience Of The 756th Tank Battalion In World War Two: A Microcosm, Scott Millenbach 2010 Linfield College

The Experience Of The 756th Tank Battalion In World War Two: A Microcosm, Scott Millenbach

Senior Theses

December 7, 1941, "a day which will live in infamy," was the moment that the United States was plunged into the largest conflict that the world had ever seen. The sovereignty of the United States was being threatened at two ends of the globe by tyrannical leaders on the continent of Europe and the islands of the Pacific. In the years to come, the U.S. would have to fight to stop the spread of Emperor Hirohito's army in the Pacific and Hitler's Nazi Wermacht in Europe. It would take all the resources our mighty country could muster ...


The Battle Of Murten: The Invasion Of Charles The Bold And The Survival Of The Swiss States, Albert Winkler 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Battle Of Murten: The Invasion Of Charles The Bold And The Survival Of The Swiss States, Albert Winkler

Faculty Publications

When Charles the Bold of Burgundy tried to create a new kingdom between France and the German Empire, he decided to conquer the Swiss states. His aggression started the Burgundian Wars from 1474 to 1477. Charles besieged the fortress of Grandson early in 1476. When the Swiss garrison surrendered, Charles had all four hundred of the defenders hanged. In the Battle of Grandson, the Swiss drove the Burgundian Army away, but Charles soon invaded again. This time he besieged the fortress of Murten, and the Swiss rallied all their forces to attack him. In the subsequent battle, the Swiss infantry ...


A Historical Look At The Av-8 Harrier Program, Bill O'Hara 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

A Historical Look At The Av-8 Harrier Program, Bill O'Hara

ERAU Prescott Aviation History Program

Hear the inside story of one of the most controversial airplanes ever introduced to Naval Aviation, as told by a Marine pilot with more than 3,000 hours in the Harrier. Bill (Prof) O’Hara, was also the real pilot in the movie “True Lies” with Arnold Schwarzenegger!


Mayes Family Papers (Sc 2153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Mayes Family Papers (Sc 2153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2153. Miscellaneous materials, primarily deeds and recording clerks' certificates, relating to the Mayes family of Barren County, Kentucky and associated families. Includes Memorial Day gravesite photo, 1903 school program, and a Civil War soldier's letter written from Tennessee.


Wilson, Ansel, 1834-1912 (Sc 2145), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Wilson, Ansel, 1834-1912 (Sc 2145), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2145. Three letters regarding the Civil War pension of Ansel Wilson, Grayson County, Kentucky, who served with the 17th Kentucky Infantry (Union)


Brown, George A., Jr. - Letter To (Sc 2148), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Brown, George A., Jr. - Letter To (Sc 2148), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2148. Letters (2) written to George A Brown, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee, from two friends serving overseas during World War II; one was in Germany and the other was in the Pacific.


Moore, Levi A. (Sc 2133), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Moore, Levi A. (Sc 2133), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2133. Certificates appointing Levi A. Moore, of Warren County, Kentucky, a corporal in Company K, 52nd Regiment, Kentucky Volunteers, and discharging Moore from service.


Cosby Family Papers (Mss 242), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Cosby Family Papers (Mss 242), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 242. Letters to John Dudley Cosby, Muhlenberg County, and his family, from other family members in Virginia, Kentucky, Arkansas and Mississippi. Includes genealogical data, some of Cosby's personal papers, and his estate inventory.


1923–1950 Döneminde Türkiye’De Nüfusu Arttırma Gayretleri Ve Mecburi Evlendirme Kanunu (Bekârlık Vergisi), Yaşar Semiz 2010 Selcuk University

1923–1950 Döneminde Türkiye’De Nüfusu Arttırma Gayretleri Ve Mecburi Evlendirme Kanunu (Bekârlık Vergisi), Yaşar Semiz

Yaşar Semiz

İki bölümden oluşan bu çalışmanın giriş kısmında devletin yönetim kadrosunda yer alanların nüfusun attırılması ihtiyacı ile ilgili görüşlerine yer verilmektedir. Çalışmanın birinci bölümünde 1923-1950 döneminde Türkiye’de nüfusu arttırmak için yapılan doğrudan ya da dolaylı yasal düzenlemeler ve gösterilen çabalar ele alınmaktadır. Bunların belli başlı olanlarını şu şekilde sıralamak mümkündür: 18 Mart 1926 tarihli Memurlar kanunu. Çok çocuklu hâkimlere yardım edilmesi ile ilgili 12 Haziran 1937 tarih ve 3253 sayılı kanun. 12 Haziran 1929 tarih ve 1525 sayılı halk arasında ‘yol vergisi olarak bilinen’ şose ve köprüler hakkındaki kanun. 6 Mayıs 1930 tarih ve 1593 sayılı genel sağlık kanunu. Bu ...


The Lot Smith Company: Utah Goes To War, Joseph Stuart, Kenneth Alford 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Lot Smith Company: Utah Goes To War, Joseph Stuart, Kenneth Alford

Library Research Grants

The authors take a close look at the cavalry unit that was called to military service on April 28, 1862, at President Lincoln’s request. Their ninety-day period of service was the only unit-level active duty military contribution Utah Territory made during the Civil War. This paper was later published as a book chapter from "Civil War Saints" (2012, published by the Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center and the Deseret Book Company) and can be accessed here.


"The Last Full Measure Of Devotion": The Battle Of Gettysburg And The New Museum In Schmucker Hall, Bradley R. Hoch, Gerald Christianson 2010 Gettysburg College

"The Last Full Measure Of Devotion": The Battle Of Gettysburg And The New Museum In Schmucker Hall, Bradley R. Hoch, Gerald Christianson

Adams County History

Schmucker Hall offers an unprecedented opportunity to interpret the role of religion in the Civil War and the American expenment in democracy. In particular it can give palpable expression to major themes in Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address concerning the battle itself, the conflict as a time of testing, the sacrifices of those who fought here, and the hope these sacrifices bring to the young nation for a new birth of freedom.

Built in 1832 and named for an abolitionist and founder of Gettysburg Seminary, Samuel Simon Schmucker, it is the original structure on the oldest continuously-operating Lutheran seminary in ...


Ua1c11/21 Edgar Stansbury Photo Collection, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c11/21 Edgar Stansbury Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photograph collection compiled by Edgar Stansbury during his time as a student, assistant coach and his military career.


Interview No. 1639, Itzhak Kotkowski 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1639, Itzhak Kotkowski

Combined Interviews

Itzhak Kotkowski is an author that wrote about his experiences in the Holocaust during World War II; he was born in Warsaw, Poland on December 25, 1921; his family was Jewish, attended private school; Mr. Kotkowski addresses anti-Semitism among Polish people, personally never experienced it; he lived in the Jewish section, enjoyed life there until the German invasion on September 1, 1939; he recalls being at home when Warsaw was occupied, had always respected German culture; he explains his father worked hard to give them an education; he describes his three sisters, one was in Mexico, one immigrated to the ...


Zebulon Pike: Great American Explorer Or Climate Spy?, Merlin P. Lawson, Randall Cerveny, Cary Mock 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Zebulon Pike: Great American Explorer Or Climate Spy?, Merlin P. Lawson, Randall Cerveny, Cary Mock

Papers in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Zebulon Pike is known in history books as one of America’s heroes—a great explorer whose adventures in the American West rivaled the Lewis and Clark Expedition and who became the namesake for Colorado’s Pike’s Peak. But what if the history books got it wrong, and Pike was actually not the hero everyone thinks he is? What if he was actually a spy carrying out a secret mission, or a scoundrel interested in overthrowing the American government and helping to carve a new empire out of the North American Southwest? Evidence from Pike’s famed expedition in ...


The Propaganda Of Vespasian, Jennifer Wright 2010 Western Oregon University

The Propaganda Of Vespasian, Jennifer Wright

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

The reign of Emperor Vespasian began after his military victory in the civil war of 68-69 A.D., he claimed the imperial throne without the majority of the senatorial elite's support, and needed to legitimize his right to rule in order to secure his position. Political propaganda promoted his military victories, advocated his humble origins, popularized that he had brought peace to Rome, and earned him favorable accounts in the writings of the historians he funded. Sculptural propaganda promoted Vespasian's military victories, expressed his noble virtues, depicted how he began the Flavian legacy, how he distanced himself from ...


Julius Caesar’S Invasions Of Britain, James T. Holmes 2010 Western Oregon University

Julius Caesar’S Invasions Of Britain, James T. Holmes

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

In 55 B.C., Julius Caesar was actively involved in a campaign against the native peoples of Gaul. The Gallic rebels had proven to be a challenge to the invading Roman armies which Caesar led from 58 to 52 B.C. However, in the midst of this conflict, Caesar made the unusual decision to turn his attention to a new locale, Britain. With one campaign currently underway, we must ask ourselves; why would Caesar turn his focus elsewhere when it wasn’t an imminent threat? What did he hope to accomplish by this action? What after-effects did Caesar’s campaign ...


Bittersweet Independence: The Influence Of The United States On Cuba’S Independence, Samantha Nordstrom 2010 Western Oregon University

Bittersweet Independence: The Influence Of The United States On Cuba’S Independence, Samantha Nordstrom

Student Theses, Papers and Projects (History)

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