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Richards, Beatrice (Lightfoot), 1900-1989 (Sc 768), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2012

Richards, Beatrice (Lightfoot), 1900-1989 (Sc 768), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 768. Copies of weaving drafts (11 items), with one bearing the above date. Beatrice Richards collected the drafts from her roommate’s family (the Detons) while a student at Berea College. The drafts are believed to be of Scottish origin and to have been brought to the Glasgow- Edmonton area of Kentucky when the family migrated from North Carolina.


Mccormack, Arthur Thomas, 1872-1943 (Sc 749), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2012

Mccormack, Arthur Thomas, 1872-1943 (Sc 749), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 749. Photocopies of correspondence between Charles Henry Niehaus, sculptor, and Arthur Thomas McCormack regarding statues of Henry Clay and Ephraim McDowell done by Niehaus and placed in Statuary Hall, Washington, D.C.


Cloyd, Mary (Sc 31), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2012

Cloyd, Mary (Sc 31), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 31. Old loom weaving drafts: Nine Snowballs draft and Pea Patch draft. On back notation states: “This is the Cass and Butler drafts.”


Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 2598), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2012

Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 2598), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2598. Letters from artist Joseph Dudley Downing, France, to Elinor Green (later Hunter), who worked for the United States State Department in Bern, Switzerland. They discuss their shared interest in art and discuss upcoming visits. Also includes letters from Joseph’s brother, Dero Downing, to Green discussing the possibility of donating artwork to Western Kentucky University.


Faytullayeva, Shamira A. (Fa 584), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Faytullayeva, Shamira A. (Fa 584), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding Aid only for Folklife Archives Project 584. Illustrated paper by Shamira A. Faytullayeva titled “A Great Tailor in My Family.” This illustrated project describes the economic benefits of the tailoring skills of a Russian emigrant, Samisiya Faytullayeva. Samisiya’s mother taught her to sew when she was a child, and the skill has provided an income for her family in the years since her husband’s death and their subsequent immigration to the United States. This project was submitted for the 2011 Folklife Archives Award competition at Western Kentucky University.


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.


Hopkin, Rachel Claire (Fa 581), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Hopkin, Rachel Claire (Fa 581), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding Aid only for Folklife Archives Project 581. Illustrated paper by Rachel Hopkin titled “A Reel in a Bottle: The Bottle Art of Chris Wood.” This illustrated project provides insight into the art of creating bottle art, or bottle whimsies. Folk artist Chris Wood’s path from observer to artist is detailed and includes his interpretations of the work of several historical and modern artisans within the genre. The project was submitted for the 2011 Folklife Archives Award competition at Western Kentucky University.


Egan, Charlotte P. (Grider), B. 1920 (Sc 2569), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Egan, Charlotte P. (Grider), B. 1920 (Sc 2569), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2569. Letter of Charlotte (Grider) Egan, Sellersburg, Indiana, to Sue Lynn McDaniel and Sandra Staebell, WKU Special Collections Library and Kentucky Museum. She thanks them for publishing an article on her late sister, Dorothy Grider, in Landmark Report (Bowling Green, Kentucky) and comments on the recognition due her sister for her work as a commercial artist.


Elkin, Gwendolyn, 1916-2009 (Sc 2596), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Elkin, Gwendolyn, 1916-2009 (Sc 2596), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2596. Holographic paper titled “Joel Tanner Hart” by Gwendolyn Elkin, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Biographical paper highlights Hart’s life, career and techniques as an sculptor.


Kentucky Heritage Applique Society (Mss 386), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Kentucky Heritage Applique Society (Mss 386), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 386. Administrative papers, minutes, correspondence, contest and workshop material, and publications of the Kentucky Heritage Applique Society, an auxiliary group of the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society.


Hubbard, Elbert Green, 1856-1915 (Sc 646), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Hubbard, Elbert Green, 1856-1915 (Sc 646), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 646. Sketch done by Elbert Green Hubbard, a writer, that has a note on it addressed to J.L. Harman and signed by Hubbard.


Wilson, Ivan, 1889-1981 (Sc 625), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Wilson, Ivan, 1889-1981 (Sc 625), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 625. Photocopies of records – letters, lists, autobiographies – pertaining to Ivan Wilson of Hazel, Kentucky, an art teacher at Western Kentucky University for years and an artist, whose paintings were sold through the Kentucky Museum from 1955-1973. These transactions were handled and the records kept by Gayle Carver, Kentucky Museum curator.


Richardson, Laura Elizabeth (Ferguson), 1908-1986 (Sc 2546), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Richardson, Laura Elizabeth (Ferguson), 1908-1986 (Sc 2546), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2546. Laura Elizabeth Richardson’s notebook containing holographic notes about the history of quilting. Notebook includes hand executed quilt pattern images in ink, poems, definitions of quilting terms, and textile descriptions. Includes notes about the provenance of Richardson’s quilt collectionand her furniture.


Agnes Gough, 1902-1988 (Sc 648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Agnes Gough, 1902-1988 (Sc 648), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan of sample item (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 648. Letters to Mary Taylor Moore, librarian of the Kentucky Library, Bowling Green, Kentucky, from Miss Agnes Gough, an artist and a teacher, originally from Benton, Kentucky, but living in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Anchorage, Alaska, when these letters were written.


Shelby, Edmund P., 1833-1917 (Sc 382), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Shelby, Edmund P., 1833-1917 (Sc 382), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 382. Photostat of a letter written by Edmund P. Shelby, Lexington, Kentucky, to Richard Jouett Menefee, concerning disposition of original paintings done by Menefee’s grandfather, Matthew Harris Jouett, of Governor Isaac Shelby. Menefee was especially interested in locating Jouett’s works.


Arts & Letters, The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, Karen Schneider, Editor-In-Chief, David Lee, Dean, Potter College, Western Kentucky University Apr 2012

Arts & Letters, The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, Karen Schneider, Editor-In-Chief, David Lee, Dean, Potter College, Western Kentucky University

PCAL Publications

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Galloway, Ewing, 1881-1953 (Sc 2502), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Galloway, Ewing, 1881-1953 (Sc 2502), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2502. Correspondence of Ewing Galloway, a native of Henderson, Kentucky and the owner of a photography service in New York City, with Mary Marks, a geography professor at Western Kentucky University, related to a gift of photographs made to the Kentucky Library & Museum at WKU. Also includes clippings, chiefly related to Galloway’s return to Henderson, Kentucky and the gift to WKU.


Bridwell, Margaret (Morris), 1905-1973 (Sc 366), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Bridwell, Margaret (Morris), 1905-1973 (Sc 366), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 366. Letter to Mrs. E. H. Canon, Bowling Green, Kentucky, regarding information that Mrs. Canon had concerning silversmiths of the 1850 era. Also a paper about Asa Blanchard, an early Kentucky silversmith.


Venable Family Papers (Mss 382), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Venable Family Papers (Mss 382), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 382. Correspondence, account books, receipts, sermons, drawings, and diaries of the Venable family of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, chiefly John Wesley Venable, Sr. and his wife Fannie and son John, Jr. Of particular interest is an 1839-1839 travel journal kept by John, Sr. while in Florida. Also includes John, Sr.’s sermons and sermon preparation material as well as thirty-nine small diaries documenting his career as an Episcopal priest in Versailles and Hopkinsville. Includes one of John, Sr.’s art sketch books.


Richards, Alta Beatrice (Lightfoot), 1900-1989 (Mss 381), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Richards, Alta Beatrice (Lightfoot), 1900-1989 (Mss 381), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 381. Materials chiefly related to Allen County-native Alta Beatrice Richards’s interest in weaving, developed while working at Berea College. Includes correspondence with other weavers, weaving patterns, and weaving techniques. Also, information concerning noted Kentucky weaving authority Lou Tate of the Little Loomhouse, Louisville, Kentucky.