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Christopherson, Kathryn Kendall (Donley) "Katy," 1921-2017 (Mss 672), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Christopherson, Kathryn Kendall (Donley) "Katy," 1921-2017 (Mss 672), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 672. Correspondence, articles, interviews, photographs, and printed matter relating to the work of Katy Christopherson, Louisville, Kentucky, as a maker, curator, judge, lecturer and writer on quilts and quilting. Includes material relating to her involvement with the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society and the Louisville Nimble Thimbles, Inc.


Claycomb, Marilou (Irwin), B. 1936 (Sc 3314), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Claycomb, Marilou (Irwin), B. 1936 (Sc 3314), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3314. Collection of four Home Worker Handbooks detailing work done by Marilou (Irwin) Claycomb for Eleanor Beard, Inc. of Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Kentucky. Irwin did contract quilting from June 1959 until August 1966. Each of the four U.S. Department of Labor #FO-75 booklets list the date issued, number, style, article, rate, date returned, number completed, hours worked, wages and date of payment of her public contract work.


Heritage, Tradition, And Craft In Quiltmaking (Fa 1131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Heritage, Tradition, And Craft In Quiltmaking (Fa 1131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1131. Collection contains Interviews, photographs, and informant data sheets relating to Sandy Staebell's project with quiltmakers in Allen County and Monroe County, Kentucky and Macon County, Tennessee for the 2017-2018 Osby Lee Hire and Lillian K. Garrison Hire Memorial Lecture Series.


Rawlins, Arline Mclean (Perkins), 1899-1962 (Mss 647), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Rawlins, Arline Mclean (Perkins), 1899-1962 (Mss 647), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 647. Material about the hooked rug designs created and executed by Arline McLean (Perkins) Rawlins of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes correspondence, published and unpublished articles, and photographs


Richardson, Laura Elizabeth (Ferguson), 1908-1986 (Mss 645), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Richardson, Laura Elizabeth (Ferguson), 1908-1986 (Mss 645), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text scans of correspondence in box one (Click on the "Additional Files" below for Manuscripts Collection 645. Letters, photographs, and research notes belonging to quilt collector Laura Elizabeth Richardson. Includes letters and research materials from noted quilt authority Florence Peto.


Powell, Steve (Fa 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Powell, Steve (Fa 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1195. Student paper titled “Quilting for Frugality” in which Steve Powell interviews close family members and friends about their experiences with quilt making. Powell offers a brief biographical background on each informant along with individual motivations and inspirations for crafting quilts. The paper includes color photographs of various types of quilting patterns and one sample of a quilting square.


Jarvis, Brenda (Fa 1199), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Jarvis, Brenda (Fa 1199), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1199. Student paper titled “The Quilting Art” in which Brenda Jarvis interviews her mother, Jane Jarvis, about her experiences related to crafting quilts. The author provides a biographical summary of her mother and describes her early forays into quilt making. Jarvis also describes the social aspects of quilting, patterns as a reflection of certain lifestyles, the process of quilt construction, and the materials necessary to complete the final product. Included in the paper are color photographs of various quilting styles along with samples of quilting handiwork.


Morris, Brenda (Fa 1166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Morris, Brenda (Fa 1166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1166. Student paper titled “Quilting” in which Brenda Morris explains the process of piecing together a quilt. Morris, who worked directly with long-time quilter Oma Grant, includes step-by-step instructions along with photographs at various stages throughout the course of crafting. Also included are design patterns and completed samples of handiwork.


Clarke, Mary Louise (Washington), 1913-1999 (Mss 634), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Clarke, Mary Louise (Washington), 1913-1999 (Mss 634), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 634. Research, correspondence and photographs relating to the scholarly study of Kentucky author Jesse Stuart by WKU English and folklore professor Mary (Washington) Clarke. Includes correspondence with Stuart, editors and other scholars in connection with her book Jesse Stuart’s Kentucky and other publications. Also includes research and correspondence relating to Clarke’s book Kentucky Quilts and Their Makers.


Hoyt, Roy (Fa 1145), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2018

Hoyt, Roy (Fa 1145), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1145. Student paper titled “Upholstery – A Folk Occupation” in which Roy Hoyt speaks with Frank Black, a resident of Burgin, Kentucky and “the last of the true ‘tufters’ in his portion of Kentucky.” In the interviews conducted by Hoyt, Black, who had been a craftsman for more than three decades, details the tools, materials, and processes used to upholster furniture. The paper also includes occupational anecdotes and color photographs of Black’s workshop, machines, and finished products.


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

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

FA Finding Aids

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.


Cosgrove, John (Fa 1111), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Cosgrove, John (Fa 1111), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of the paper (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 1111. Student folk studies project titled: “The Process of Basket Making” which includes survey sheets with descriptions of the traditional basket making process in Edmonson County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of pictured equipment, traditional practice, tale, and belief.


Leonard, William (Fa 1108), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Leonard, William (Fa 1108), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives 1108. Student folk studies project titled: “Quilting,” which includes detailed descriptions of the traditional hand quilting process in Daviess County, Kentucky. Project includes photos with a brief description of pictured equipment, traditional practice, or quilt pattern.


Woodward, Joe E. (Fa 1057), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Woodward, Joe E. (Fa 1057), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1057. Student folk studies project titled: “Handicraft,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of the traditional handicrafts in Logan County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of handicraft, traditional practice, or tool, informant’s name and photo. A second project with survey sheets about folk tools and implements include proverbs, riddles, beliefs, descriptions, informant’s names, and motif index numbers.


Sutherland, David (Fa 1060), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Sutherland, David (Fa 1060), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 1060. Paper titled “Basketmaking” in which David Sutherland discusses the tools, techniques, and materials of the men and women who weave baskets to earn their living. Sutherland collected his information from several well-known—and well-respected—basket weavers across Kentucky.


Steder, Robbie (Fa 1038), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2017

Steder, Robbie (Fa 1038), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 1038. Paper titled “Needlecraft” in which Robbie Steder describes the techniques, materials, and patterns used by women who embroider and sew. Paper is based on data collected by Steder from family and acquaintances and contains photographic examples of handiwork.


Deweese, Elizabeth Ann (Phelps), 1842-1915 (Sc 3132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Deweese, Elizabeth Ann (Phelps), 1842-1915 (Sc 3132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3132. Weaving drafts (4 originals; 1 photocopy) on long strips of paper, several of which have been stitched together, created by Elizabeth Ann Deweese of Butler County, Kentucky.


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

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

FA Finding Aids

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.


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

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

FA Finding Aids

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.


Lissauer, Mildred Wallis (Potter), 1897-1998 (Mss 544), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2017

Lissauer, Mildred Wallis (Potter), 1897-1998 (Mss 544), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 544. Materials related to the construction of the Godey Quilt by Mildred Lissauer, Louisville, Kentucky in 1934. Includes graphic items gleaned from newspaper, magazines, and other paper ephemera, correspondence with the seamstress responsible for much of the sewing on the quilt, research correspondence of Sandra Statebell related to the quilt and an article that she wrote about it. News clippings and magazine articles about Lissauer’s penchant for interior decorating.


Shidal, Denise (Fa 995), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Shidal, Denise (Fa 995), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 995. Project titled: “Quilting.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of quilting methods and patterns in Shelby County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, terms, and a photo of the quilt.


Gamblin, Margaret, B. 1949 (Fa 997), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Gamblin, Margaret, B. 1949 (Fa 997), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 997. Project titled: “Quilting.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of quilting methods, terms, and patterns in McCracken County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, terms, and a photo of the quilt.


Talley, Martha (Fa 998), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Talley, Martha (Fa 998), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 998. Project titled: “Quilts and Quilting in the Jonesville Community of Hart County, Kentucky.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of quilting methods, terms, patterns beliefs, and superstitions in Hart County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, terms, pattern, and a photo of the quilt.


Tichenor, Judy, B. 1951 (Fa 987), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Tichenor, Judy, B. 1951 (Fa 987), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 987. Project titled: “Quilting in Ohio County.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of quilting practices, superstitions, and patterns in Ohio County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, questionnaire answers, informant’s name, terms, implements, and photos of quilts.


Druen, Sibyl Jean And Patricia Gilley (Fa 878), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Druen, Sibyl Jean And Patricia Gilley (Fa 878), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 878. Paper titled: “Quilt Patterns: The Jonesville and Wisdom Communities.” Project includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of quilt patterns, process and terms of quilters in Hart and Metcalfe Counties, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, and a photo or drawing of the quilt and/or quilt pattern.


The Godey Quilt: One Woman’S Dream Becomes A Reality, Sandra L. Staebell Jan 2016

The Godey Quilt: One Woman’S Dream Becomes A Reality, Sandra L. Staebell

DLSC Faculty and Staff Publications

The Godey Quilt is a 1930s appliqué quilt composed of fifteen fabric portraits of men and women clothed in fashionable mid-nineteenth century attire. The dream of Mildred Potter Lissauer (1897−1998) of Louisville, Kentucky, this textile is a largely original design that is not representative of the majority of American quilts made during the early 1930s. Notable for the beauty and quality of its workmanship, the quilt’s crafting was, in part, a response to the competitive spirit that reigned in quiltmaking at the time. Significantly, the survival of the materials that document its conception, design, and construction enhances its ...


Callis, Susan (Fa 293), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2008

Callis, Susan (Fa 293), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 293. Paper: "An Index to Quilt Patterns in Western Kentucky University Archives" written by Susan Callis for a Western Kentucky University English class.


Interview With Ida Lee Crase (Fa 88), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 1991

Interview With Ida Lee Crase (Fa 88), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Ida Lee Crase conducted by Lanny Ray Brittain in 1991. From folk studies student project titled "The Folk Art of Quilting" concerning Crase's quilting.


Vadie Williams, Folk Artist: Drawnwork As A Reflection Of Personal Identity In Rural Kentucky, Elizabeth Hester Dec 1989

Vadie Williams, Folk Artist: Drawnwork As A Reflection Of Personal Identity In Rural Kentucky, Elizabeth Hester

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study focuses on Vadie Conner Williams, an individual folk artist, and the drawnwork she has created throughout her lifetime. Included is a description of her rural farm background, her needlework skills and her creative process. The study also examines the significance of drawnwork to Williams and determines how she has adapted her work to satisfy her personal needs as well as the needs of her customers. Based on tape recorded interviews and a close examination of her work, the study concludes that drawnwork is an integral part of Williams's everyday life; it is an indicator of her beliefs ...


Roberts, Lynne (Fa 128), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 1986

Roberts, Lynne (Fa 128), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 128. Pictorial essay about the art of Bertha T. Skaggs, dollmaker and quilter of Hart County, Kentucky.