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Downing, Joseph Dudley "Joe," 1925-2007 - Relating To (Mss 686), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2020

Downing, Joseph Dudley "Joe," 1925-2007 - Relating To (Mss 686), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 686. Correspondence, news clippings, and excerpts from magazines and other print sources related to Kentucky native and artist Joseph Dudley Downing and exhibitions of his art at the Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University and other venues worldwide.


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

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

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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 Includes correspondence, published and unpublished articles, and photographs


Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 2917), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2015

Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 2917), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2917. Letters of artist Joseph Dudley Downing to Riley Handy, Kentucky Museum, WKU, regarding an exhibition of his work that opened at the museum on 28 March 1993. Downing discusses the content of the exhibition, associated printed matter and the return of unsold items, and provides background on the works “Isidore’s Door,” “Michael’s Door,” “The Window of Arthemise Fougerousse” and “The Chicken Bones.” Includes an unidentifed commentary on some of his paintings, and a list of 11 works to be exhibited.


Quilts - Logan County, Kentucky (Sc 2864), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2014

Quilts - Logan County, Kentucky (Sc 2864), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2864. Correspondence, promotional material and planning notes for a quilt registry in Logan County, Kentucky, sponsored by the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society and a subsequent exhibit at the Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University.


Bunning, Mary (Sc 1167), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Bunning, Mary (Sc 1167), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1167. Thank you note from Mary Bunning, Southgate, Kentucky, to Earlene Chelf, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Bunning expresses delight for tour of the Kentucky Building at WKU, that Chelf hosted. Notecard is print of one of Mary’s paintings.


Kimbrough, Mary Alice (Sexton), 1907-1991 (Mss 159), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Kimbrough, Mary Alice (Sexton), 1907-1991 (Mss 159), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 159. Family correspondence, greeting cards, handicrafts, and newspaper clippings of Mary Kimbrough, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Also items from various family members.


Kentucky Save Outdoor Sculpture Project (Sc 912), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Kentucky Save Outdoor Sculpture Project (Sc 912), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 912. The Kentucky Save Outdoor Sculpture Project was part of a national project, coordinated in Warren County by Jonathan Jeffrey. Included are correspondence; completed questionnaires about Warren County sculptures; less detailed listing of other sculptures in state; news release; and newspaper article.


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.


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.


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.


Wilson, Ivan, 1889-1981 (Mss 356), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2011

Wilson, Ivan, 1889-1981 (Mss 356), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 356. Correspondence, photographs, sketches and drawings, writings, journals and clippings of or relating to Ivan Wilson, an artist and faculty member in the Art Department at Western Kentucky University from 1920 to 1958. Includes some materials related to other artists.


Bousman, Louise Tate, 1906-1979 (Sc 99), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2011

Bousman, Louise Tate, 1906-1979 (Sc 99), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 99. Paper, 1935 (41 p.), entitled "Handwoven Textiles," written by Louise Tate Bousman, Louisville, Kentucky, which is a summary of material gathered for a textile show held at the Kentucky Library & Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. There are photos and samples included and the the paper is indexed. Also letters of Miss Bousman, 1935, 1945, news clipping and printed item related to weaving.