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Strange, Kendrick Clayton, B. 1973 (Fa 146), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Strange, Kendrick Clayton, B. 1973 (Fa 146), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 146. Paper entitled "Basketmaking: A Folk Art and Family Tradition" written by Kendrick Clayton Strange for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Strange discusses two family members who had a long history of making baskets, a distant cousin Audie Denison and his grandmother Oma Strange.


Schottenfeld, Judith Dian (Fa 1309), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Schottenfeld, Judith Dian (Fa 1309), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 1309. Student folk studies project titled “Construction of the White Oak Basket, ”which includes an interview with Walter Logsdon about the traditional basket making process in Edmonson County, Kentucky. Project includes sheets with a brief description of each traditional practice, tool, and photo.


Waldrop, Melanie (Fa 1310), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Waldrop, Melanie (Fa 1310), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1310. Student folk studies project titled “Basketmaking for Walter Logsdon: ‘A Way of Life,’” which includes two interviews with Walter Logsdon about the traditional basket making process in Edmonson County, Kentucky. Project includes sheets with a brief description of each traditional practice, tool, and photo.


Fekety, Steve (Fa 1311), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Fekety, Steve (Fa 1311), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 1311. Student folk studies project titled “Basket Making,” about the traditional basket making process in Wax, Grayson County, Kentucky. Project includes sheets with a brief description of each traditional practice, illustration, material, tool, and/or photo.


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.


Documenting Tradition: Images From The Kentucky Folklife Program Archives (Fa 777), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Documenting Tradition: Images From The Kentucky Folklife Program Archives (Fa 777), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 777. Photographs and captions used for a 2013 exhibit at the Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University, titled "Documenting Tradition: Images from the Kentucky Folklife Program Archives" featuring images form the KFP Archives that were transferred to WKU in 2013.


Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 3428), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 3428), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3428. Letter to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from artist and Kentucky native Joe Downing, Paris, France, regretting his inability to see her during a 1962 visit to Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes various notices and catalogs of Downing’s art exhibits.


Hart, Joel Tanner, 1810-1877 - Relating To (Sc 3402), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Hart, Joel Tanner, 1810-1877 - Relating To (Sc 3402), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3402. Biographical sketch, date and author unknown, of sculptor Joel Tanner Hart, a native of Clark County, Kentucky.


Perception: Exploring Cognition And Consciousness Through Visual Art, Summer Shepherd Apr 2019

Perception: Exploring Cognition And Consciousness Through Visual Art, Summer Shepherd

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The concept of consciousness has perplexed humankind for thousands of years. Countless scientists, philosophers, and artists have devoted their lifetimes to solving humanity’s questions about our relationship with the world we live within. The creative arts, such as music, theater, and visual art, can facilitate critical thinking and meaningful interpersonal communication. This paper explores the visual artwork of the author, Sunny Shepherd, through examination of historical and contemporary artistic influences on the work, as well as the psychological and philosophical concepts that fuel it. Months of research, planning, and creating went into the manifestation of the final exhibition, Metamorphosis ...


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.


Sanders, William Willard "Whitey," B. 1931 (Mss 659), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Sanders, William Willard "Whitey," B. 1931 (Mss 659), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 659. Correspondence, articles and miscellaneous material documenting the career of newspaper editorial cartoonist Bill “Whitey” Sanders. Includes letters from readers, public figures and fellow cartoonists, video of programs and appearances, and material related to Sanders’ books and his participation in professional organizations. Correspondence, articles and miscellaneous material documenting the career of newspaper editorial cartoonist Bill Whitey” Sanders. Includes letters from readers, public figures and fellow cartoonists, video of programs and appearances, and material related to Sanders’ books and his participation in professional organizations.


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.


Ua1c2/83 Structures Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c2/83 Structures Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of structures on WKU campus. These include the bridge at the fort, the Cherry Sundial, Cherry Statue, Creed Monument, Diddle Statute, Guthrie Bell Tower, proposed Memorial Tower and the Spoonholder.


Ua1c4/7 Student Groups & Association Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c4/7 Student Groups & Association Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of student groups and associations not otherwise listed.


Ua1c8/2 Illustrations / Artwork Photos, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua1c8/2 Illustrations / Artwork Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Images of illustrations and artwork used in publications.


Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 3303), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Sc 3303), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3303. Two letters written by artist Joe Downing to Sandy Staebell and Kentucky Museum staff relating to a 2005 exhibition of Downing’s artwork at the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University. Also includes some auxiliary information about Downing.


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.


A Thousand Words: Celebrating The Power Of Visual Language In Picture Books, Emilie Gill Oct 2018

A Thousand Words: Celebrating The Power Of Visual Language In Picture Books, Emilie Gill

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

In a culture which depends heavily on verbal and written communication to satisfactorily interact with our peers, communicative formats such as picture books are often categorized as being accessible only for immature audiences who cannot understand text without the assistance of pictures. The assumption that these ‘children’s stories’ do not contain intellectually stimulating messages can result in many voices and perspectives going unrealized. On the contrary, successful picture books combine multiple language techniques through text, image, color, and style to portray often daunting themes and emotions to a range of audiences who might not have received them or accepted ...


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.


Wilhelms, Kip And John Gardner (Fa 1180), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Wilhelms, Kip And John Gardner (Fa 1180), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1180. Student folk studies project titled "Haskel [sic: Hascal] Haile: The Craftsman and His Craft" which includes a biography, some folklore elements related to Haile's process of making guitars in Monroe County, Kentucky. Includes a number of black and white photographs documenting the process.


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.


Houk, Charlotte F. (Fa 1190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Houk, Charlotte F. (Fa 1190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1190. Student paper titled which Charlotte Houk examines the artistic aesthetics of mailboxes within a 10-mile radius of her home in the Lonoke Community in Hart County. Houk’s interviews focus on the creator of the mailbox, their inspiration behind the designs, and additional information concerning mailbox construction and presentation. Black and white photographs of each mailbox are included within the paper.


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.


Straub, Karen (Fa 1196), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Straub, Karen (Fa 1196), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1196. Student paper titled “Mrs. Robert H. Saylor in Doll Making” in which Karen Straub interviews Mrs. Saylor, acraftswoman and doll making enthusiast. Straub offers insight into Saylor’s personal history with doll collecting and doll making, the materials Saylor uses in order to sew her products, the research and inspiration behind the process, popular trade publications and clubs relating to doll making, and specific step-by-step instructions on how to complete several varieties of dolls.


Rizer, Michael C. (Fa 1186), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Rizer, Michael C. (Fa 1186), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1186. Student paper titled “Early Toy Making” in which Michael Rizer interviews two sets of couples, the Barnes and the McKees, regarding their crafting ability as it relatesto miniature, hand-carved furniture. Rizer offers a brief description of each toy maker and details the various types of materials, models, and carving techniques used in the creation of the miniatures. Included in the paper are color photographs of the craftsmen and women along with pictures of their wooden furniture pieces and one reel-to-reel audio tape of interviews conducted by Rizer.


Rains, B. Mickey (Fa 1178), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Rains, B. Mickey (Fa 1178), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1178. Student folk studies project titled “The Crafting of Hickory Bottomed Chairs” which includes interviews and survey sheets about the process of making hickory bottomed chairs in Macon County,Tennessee. Sheets may include a brief description of a practice, a hotograph, and text classification.


Kezar, Jovanna (Fa 153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Kezar, Jovanna (Fa 153), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1153. Student paper titled “Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village: The Shakers Today” in which Jovanna Kezar details her visit to the Shaker community located near Poland, Maine. Kezar gives a brief, albeit thorough, history of the Shaker experienceas it relates to spirituality, organization, and guiding principles such as mottos, beliefs and practices, forms of worship, and governmental structure. Kezar also describes her trip to the Shaker village and provides color photographs and slides of buildings and photographs along with newspaper clippings, postcards, and assorted stationery.


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.