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Sadewasser, Judith K. "Judi" (Fa 1308), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Sadewasser, Judith K. "Judi" (Fa 1308), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 1308. Student folk studies project titled “The Folkways of Walter D. Logsdon: Basketmaker,” which includes an interview with Walter Logsdon about the traditional basket making process in Edmonson County, Kentucky. Project includes interview transcriptions along with sheets with a brief description of each traditional practice, tool, and photo.


Woolfolk, Miriam Lamy, B. 1926 (Sc 3343), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Woolfolk, Miriam Lamy, B. 1926 (Sc 3343), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3343. “Notes, Sketches of Kentucky’s Covered Bridges” by Miriam Woolfolk, a booklet compiling data on sixteen covered bridges in Kentucky accompanied by sketches of each, and a poem by the author. Includes a brochure, “Covered Bridges: A Vanishing Species,” offering programs by the author on covered bridges and other topics.


Vacation Days - What I Did This Summer, Wren A. Jenkins May 2018

Vacation Days - What I Did This Summer, Wren A. Jenkins

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


To A Proposition Most Despised- A Response To Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress", Wren A. Jenkins May 2018

To A Proposition Most Despised- A Response To Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress", Wren A. Jenkins

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


Unfound, Samuel C. Kessler May 2018

Unfound, Samuel C. Kessler

Sierpinski’s Square

"Look on past the horizon and there; rest your eyes then. But alas, this place you cannot see, but you feel it from your core, tis what you seek, surely there; indeed, yes, that is where it rests; but "it" is not, and "where" is never near nor far, for you forget in onlook as you seek, the thing that lies beneath Your feet A dwelling place Of peace unfound."


Valentines (Sc 3134), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2017

Valentines (Sc 3134), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3134. Handmade and colored valentine “from Eunice” to an unnamed recipient, featuring a drawing of a young girl with lettered greeting, “My heart I lay at your feet, O be my Valentine sweet.”


Artists In Residence - Union County (Fa 612), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2013

Artists In Residence - Union County (Fa 612), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 612. Project conducted in Union County, Kentucky to identify and utilize local folk artists in county elementary schools. Folklorist Amy Davis and fieldworker/folk artist Sue Massek interviewed local folk artists and performers. Afterwards they made presentations in schools about the information they collected and invited some of the artists to perform and/or demonstrate.


Valentines (Sc 830), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Valentines (Sc 830), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Mansucripts Small Collection 830. Original handcut valentine with poetry written in circular fashion to William [Carson?], [ca. 1850?]. Also included are photocopies and typescript transcriptions of the valentine.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Ua94/6/1 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Western Kentucky University Small Collections, Wku Archives Jan 2009

Ua94/6/1 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Western Kentucky University Small Collections, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Small collections of personal papers and oral histories relating to the Western Kentucky University.


Basket Making In The Mammoth Cave Area (Fa 98), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2007

Basket Making In The Mammoth Cave Area (Fa 98), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 98. Project entitled "Basket Making in the Mammoth Cave Area." Interviews with basket makers concerning the history, process, marketing and distribution, social attitudes, historical patterns and aesthetics of basket making. Only transcriptions of the interviews were donated. Interviews were conducted by students in Lynwood Montell's Folk Art and Technology class, Fall 1977; also includes one 1974 interview.


Ua12/2/1 L'Esprit, Wku Student Affairs Dec 1974

Ua12/2/1 L'Esprit, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Special edition of College Heights Herald featuring student poets and artists.

  • Oelze, Deborah. Welcome Home
  • Marcum, Joe. Negation
  • Newbolt, Denis. The Fall Runner
  • Meluch, Jerry. Step of Greeting
  • Tope, Becky. Love Should Be Like That
  • Henton, Marty. Reminiscing
  • Thompson, Celeste. Brisk November Day
  • Henton, Marty. Metamorphosis
  • Minor, Cindy. When Love of Life Lingers
  • Sevigny, Maurice. Blueberries for Freud
  • Wright, Lynn. The Misty Mountains
  • Sevigny, Maurice. Sailboats Stacked for Winter
  • Whitley, Susan. Age to Youth


Ua12/2/1 L'Esprit, Wku Student Affairs Dec 1973

Ua12/2/1 L'Esprit, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

Literary supplement of the College Heights Herald published each semester. It began as a class project for a Problems in Journalism class and was first published in January of 1969. The name is a French term meaning spirit. The goal of L’esprit is to provide, in as proper of a literary style as possible, an outlet for original poems, short stories, pictures and art work by students and faculty at Western Kentucky University

This issue includes:

  • Paradise Envisioned
  • Stahl, Andrew. Untitled
  • Browning, Jim. She’s Busy Tonight
  • Whitley, Susan. Recall
  • Whitley, Susan. . . . and You Were There
  • Shields, Marsha. Woodcroft ...