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Downey, John Michael, B. 1951 (Fa 1350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2019

Downey, John Michael, B. 1951 (Fa 1350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1350. Folklife project titled "Antiques" by John Michael Downey for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Project includes an illustrated paper about the acquisition and use of antiques collected by friends and family members in DeKalb and Haralson counties in Georgia, Warren County, Kentucky and Rockingham County, Virginia. Survey sheets may include brief description of antique’s origin, use, sample of handwoven coverlet, color photo, illustration, text classification, and bibliographic source.


Feintuch, Burt, 1949-2018 (Fa 1315), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Feintuch, Burt, 1949-2018 (Fa 1315), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1315. Collection of folklife and folk arts by Burt Feintuch, ethnographer of traditional music and professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University (WKU) from 1975 to 1988. Includes the session materials from the Folklife and the Public Sector: Assessment and Prognosis Conference at WKU, 1985, along with the manuscript and proof pages from his book Kentucky Folkmusic. Recordings of musicians and singers and interviews with the same in Barren, LaRue, Logan, Marshall, Metcalfe, Monroe, Muhlenburg, Todd, and Warren counties in Kentucky and Warren County, Tennessee.


Zurowski, Susan K. And Lynn Coulter David, B. 1941 (Fa 1218), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Zurowski, Susan K. And Lynn Coulter David, B. 1941 (Fa 1218), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1218. Student folk studies project titled: ““The Hick’s House: A Warren County, Kentucky Central Passage Log House” which includes documentation of a log building with modern white clapboard siding in the Hadley area of Warren County, Kentucky. Documentation includes descriptions and illustrations of traditional log building practices, photos, and historical research of the property along with information about later additions and renovations. Photos include the house and outbuildings.


Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1219. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to register the Cedar Ridge Historic District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by Julianne Carroll and Emily Hudson, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 43 single and multi-family structures in the neighborhood, the earliest dating from 1920.


Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1217. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to expand the boundaries of the College Hill National Register District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by V. Lynn Reynolds in 1994, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 33 structures in the initial College Hill National Register District established in 1979; 115 structures were added in 1994 and one more in 1996. A survey inventory updated in July 2003 is also included along with Kentucky Historic Resources Individual Survey forms from 2006. Small color photos are not of ...


Trafton, Paula Burt (Fa 1214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Trafton, Paula Burt (Fa 1214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1214. National Register of Historic Places nomination form for Taylor Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by Paula Burt Trafton, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the church.


Simpson, Mickel Paul (Fa 1216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Simpson, Mickel Paul (Fa 1216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1216. Student paper titled “Mailboxes in Folklore” in which Mickel Paul Simpson examines mailboxes through an artistic lens. The paper outlines Simpson’s journey across several counties and documents mailboxes with a definitive folk art aesthetic. Simpson gathered his information from mailbox owners, and the paper providesa brief description of each informant and a photograph of the mailbox.


Clarke, Kenneth Wendell, B. 1917 (Mss 635), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Clarke, Kenneth Wendell, B. 1917 (Mss 635), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 635. Manuscripts, notes, publisher’s correspondence, and photographs relating to the scholarly work of WKU English and folklore professor Kenneth W. Clarke, principally "Bud Long: The Birth of a Kentucky Folk Legend" and "The Harvest and the Reapers."


Archbold, Annie And Barbara Dubczak (Fa 379), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Archbold, Annie And Barbara Dubczak (Fa 379), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 379. A reel-to-reel audiotape recording of a program titled “Documents in Sound: A Sample in Folk Arts,” which was sponsored by the Barren River Regional Arts Council with funds from the Kentucky Folklife Foundation. According to the tape summary, the program includes five separate features, which can be played as individual vignettes or as a full 29-minute program. Features include traditional artists and cover topics such as woodworking, broom making, basket making, weaving, and drawn work.


Thomas, Fonda (Fa 1133), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Thomas, Fonda (Fa 1133), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1133. Student paper titled “Tombstone Motifs” in which Fonda Thomas documents cemeteries in southern Warren County—specifically Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Hardshell Baptist Church, and Old Union Missionary Baptist Church—to describe popular carvings found on gravestones. Thomas, who has familial ties to two of the church cemeteries, describes motifs such as rosebuds, doves, and variations of hands and offers possible theories as to the meaning of each. The collection also includes crayon rubbings of tombstones, which have been placed in a folder separate from the paper.


Nicks, Sarah Elizabeth (Fa 1132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Nicks, Sarah Elizabeth (Fa 1132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1132. Student paper titled “Quilting: Past and Present” in which Sarah Nicks details the components of traditional quilt making. Nicks discusses piecing together patterns and the various motivations behind quilting. Information was collected by Nicks from family and friends. The collection contains color photographs of handmade quilts, a questionnaire related to quilting practices, and a sample piece of a quilt patch.


Cederquist, Nancy (Fa 378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Cederquist, Nancy (Fa 378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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FFinding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 378. Multiple interviews with Mrs. James Hall conducted by Nancy Cederquist on 22 February 1985, 1 April 1985, and 22 April 1985. Hall, a resident of Bowling Green, discusses her passion for quilting, her preferred patterns, fabric care, and her experiences with a local quilting group.


Cervelli, Luanne Beth (Fa 376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Cervelli, Luanne Beth (Fa 376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 376. Interview with John Buell Edmonds conducted by LuAnne Beth Cervelli on 18 September 1988. Edmonds, a notable gospel singer from Bowling Green, Kentucky discusses his experiences performing gospel music, his involvement in recording and promoting gospel groups, his relationship with the local choir, and the current state of gospel music.


Hensley, Jennifer Lynn (Fa 351), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Hensley, Jennifer Lynn (Fa 351), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 351. Paper titled "The Music Barn" in which Lynn Hensley discusses the founding of The Music Barn, a local music venue in Warren County, Kentucky. Hensley's main informant is Joe Marshall, a country music artist, community organizer, and owner of The Music Barn.


Mullins, Sharman (Fa 1062), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Mullins, Sharman (Fa 1062), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1062. Paper titled “At Rest” in which Sharman Mullins collects inscriptions found on gravestones in family plots, as well as church cemeteries and public cemeteries in Warren County and Logan County in Kentucky. Mullins also discusses aesthetics and the recurrent religious and familial themes inscribed upon the grave markers.


Hager, Anne Rogers (Fa 1025), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Hager, Anne Rogers (Fa 1025), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1025. Folk studies student project titled: “The Art of Quilting,” which includes interviews and survey sheets about quilting in Edmonson County and Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include brief descriptions of quilts, beliefs, informant’s name, and photos.


Bain, Jan (Fa 1023), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2017

Bain, Jan (Fa 1023), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1023. Folk studies student project titled: “[Tales and Song],” which includes survey sheets of two tales and one song from Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets include tale or song, informant’s name and information, and motif index number.


Wilson, Daniel J. (Fa 1014), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2017

Wilson, Daniel J. (Fa 1014), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1014. Student folk studies project titled: “Weaving.” Project includes survey sheets with a description of the weaving process in Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of belief, traditional practice, or tool, informant’s name, woven swatch, and photo.


Whittington, Greg, B. 1950 (Fa 1000), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Whittington, Greg, B. 1950 (Fa 1000), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1000. Project titled: “Traditional Methods Used in Making Replicas of Early Flintlocks and Caplocks.” Includes interviews with brief descriptions of the history and process to build flintlock and caplock rifles in the Penny Royal Region of Kentucky. Interviews may include a brief description, informant’s name, terms, and a photo of the rifle or gunsmith tool.


Pack, Chester (Fa 985), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Pack, Chester (Fa 985), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 985. Project titled: “Chair Making.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of chair making implements of Elliott “Red” Keown in Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, terms, and a photo of the implement or chair.


Mcgown, Joe (Fa 991), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Mcgown, Joe (Fa 991), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 991. Project titled: “"Funeral Customs" compiled by Joe McGown for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Includes individual survey sheets listing a single funeral custom, the informant, date, and location. A large number of photographs, documenting tombstones, are included in the collection. The location of the tombstones is not included, but most of the survey work was done in Warren County, Kentucky.


Elmore, Harold W. (Fa 975), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Elmore, Harold W. (Fa 975), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 975. Project titled: “Transcriptions of stories, song lyrics and calls.” Project includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of stories, song lyrics, doodle bug charms, and calls from Edmonson County and Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, and some with motif index number.


Suddarth, James Damon (Fa 968), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Suddarth, James Damon (Fa 968), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 968. Project titled: “Folk Songs.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk songs collected in Warren County, Kentucky and Tennessee. Sheets include a title, lyrics, and informant’s name.


Warren County Kentucky Homemakers Project (Fa 82), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Warren County Kentucky Homemakers Project (Fa 82), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 82. These interviews examine the lives of rural women through their membership in the Warren County Homemakers Extension Program. Former extension agents and members recall their experiences in the organization and the significance of the education programs in preparing them to adapt to new technologies and to move from farm life to public work.


Wilson, Alexander Gordon, 1888-1970 (Mss 445), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Wilson, Alexander Gordon, 1888-1970 (Mss 445), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 445. Correspondence, published and unpublished writing, and research of Alexander Gordon Wilson, faculty member in the English department of Western Kentucky University from 1915-1959. Includes genealogical and autobiographical material as well as extensive research data and writing on the ornithology of Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky, on folklore and linguistics, and on the ornithology and folkways of the Mammoth Cave region of Edmonson County, Kentucky.


Williams, Camilla Reynolds, 1923-2005 (Sc 790), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Williams, Camilla Reynolds, 1923-2005 (Sc 790), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 790. Photocopies of story written by Camilla Reynolds Williams entitled, “Ma Motley’s Robbery Tale,” 1863?, which supposedly occurred in Warren County, Kentucky. She won second place in the 1971 Kentucky Woman’s Club Folklore Contest for this entry. Also Hays family genealogical chart prepared by Joseph S. Hays.


Chappell, Katherine (Fa 582), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Chappell, Katherine (Fa 582), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding Aid only for Folklife Archives Project 582. Illustrated paper by Katherine Chappell titled “Fine, Folk, or Functional? The Art of Mark Whitley.” This illustrated project provides insight into the art of furniture making and the distinctions between the artistic formation of furniture and mass production. The project details the journey of one craftsman, Mark Whitley of Warren County, Kentucky, from one who makes furniture, into an artist whose work is practical, functional, and enduring. The project was submitted for the 2011 Folklife Archives Award competition at Western Kentucky University.


Callis, Mariah (Fa 583), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Callis, Mariah (Fa 583), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 583. Illustrated paper by Mariah Callis titled “Grave Decoration in a Bowling Green Cemetery: An Analysis of Children’s Grave Adornment.” This illustrated project provides a brief yet detailed description of the author’s first field work experience. The work, an analysis of children’s grave adornment, provides information specific to Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Kentucky, and categorizes the types of ornamentation placed on children’s graves and the frequency of such decoration. The project was submitted for the 2011 Folklife Archives Award competition at Western Kentucky University.


Beck, Louis Marvin (Fa 76), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2012

Beck, Louis Marvin (Fa 76), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 76. Interview with Ophelia Ellen Johnson Hanna about her family and education growing up as an African American in Warren County, Kentucky. Includes taped interview and index.


Barefoot, Jeffrey Allen (Fa 78), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2012

Barefoot, Jeffrey Allen (Fa 78), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 78. “The Middle Bridge Ghost” interpretive paper and videotaped interviews executed for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.