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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.


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

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

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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

MSS Finding Aids

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.