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Carleton, William Mckendree, 1845-1912 (Sc 3432), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Carleton, William Mckendree, 1845-1912 (Sc 3432), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3432. Typescripted excerpt from Will Carleton’s narrative poem, “First Settler’s Story,” first published in 1881, as recited in March 1895 by Berta M. Morton.


Roberts, Elizabeth Madox, 1881-1941 - Relating To (Sc 3425), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Roberts, Elizabeth Madox, 1881-1941 - Relating To (Sc 3425), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3425. Notes by an unidentified individual of an interview of author Elizabeth Madox Roberts. Apparently sent to WKU student Paul Wharton from Roberts’ home city of Springfield, Kentucky, the notes recount her comments on her novels The Time of Man and He Sent Forth a Raven, and on the title of her most recent book, Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair.


Beeler, Andrew J., Jr., 1912-1998 (Sc 3418), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Beeler, Andrew J., Jr., 1912-1998 (Sc 3418), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3418. Letters to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from A. J. Beeler, curriculum director for the Louisville, Kentucky public schools. A letter of 1 May 1946 encloses his list of recent Kentucky literature, and a letter of 3 January 1958 reports on his family and Christmas holiday. Includes his reviews of three books by Janice Holt Giles.


Stewart, Robert Lee, 1873-1963 (Sc 3415), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Stewart, Robert Lee, 1873-1963 (Sc 3415), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3415. Letters, 30 May 1956 and 15 May 1957, to Mary Ellen Richards, Franklin, Kentucky, from Lee Stewart, Morehead, Kentucky. He encloses poems and song lyrics relating to Kentucky history, and comments on the Rowan County, Kentucky centennial celebrations. He also encloses his newspaper article about a Fayette County, Kentucky judge, legislator and poet.


Cox, Hal Z., 1883-1952 (Sc 3414), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Cox, Hal Z., 1883-1952 (Sc 3414), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3414. Poem, “Old Kentucky,” written by Hodgenville, Kentucky native Hal Z. Cox in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of Kentucky statehood. Includes a 2011 newspaper article about Cox.


Kentucky Council Of Teachers Of English (Sc 3409), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Kentucky Council Of Teachers Of English (Sc 3409), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3409. “Literary Landmarks of Kentucky,” a guidebook prepared by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English. Organized alphabetically by county and thereafter by place name, the guide provides short entries about the literary personalities or literary works associated with that location.


Kentucky Poetry Day (Sc 3408), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Kentucky Poetry Day (Sc 3408), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3408. Information for school administrators regarding programming for Kentucky Poetry Day. Includes proclamations by the Governor, suggested activities, and historical, biographical and bibliographical data on Kentucky poets.


Guthrie, Alfred Bertram, Jr., 1901-1991 (Sc 3395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Guthrie, Alfred Bertram, Jr., 1901-1991 (Sc 3395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3395. Three autobiographical sketches by author A. B. Guthrie, Jr., written in response to requests. Also includes Guthrie’s article on the historical novel, written for the Montana Magazine of History, and a review of his book of collected stories The Big It, with his comments, published in the Saturday Review.


Guthrie, Alfred Bertram, Jr., 1901-1991 (Sc 3395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Guthrie, Alfred Bertram, Jr., 1901-1991 (Sc 3395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3395. Three autobiographical sketches by author A. B. Guthrie, Jr., written in response to requests. Also includes Guthrie’s article on the historical novel, written for the Montana Magazine of History, and a review of his book of collected stories The Big It, with his comments, published in the Saturday Review.


Boyd, John Allen, 1938?-2017 (Sc 3394), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Boyd, John Allen, 1938?-2017 (Sc 3394), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3394. Poems written by John Allen Boyd, a WKU graduate, teacher, and resident of Louisville, Kentucky. One collection is bound in pamphlet form and inscribed to WKU faculty member Frances Richards; others are included, with commentary, in a graduate project entitled “Experiments in Verse and Poetry” and written for an advanced composition class at WKU.


Spottswood, Henry Mercer, Iii,B. 1940 (Mss 665), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Spottswood, Henry Mercer, Iii,B. 1940 (Mss 665), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 665. Correspondence with poet and author Jim Wayne Miller, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Chiefly letters to Spottswood which contain numerous attachments about Miller’s writing and speaking engagements. Also includes a small amount of correspondence from Miller’s wife, Mary Ellen Miller, and an unpublished book of poems by WKU students.


Noe, James Thomas Cotton, 1864-1953 (Sc 3379), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Noe, James Thomas Cotton, 1864-1953 (Sc 3379), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3379. Christmas cards and letters to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from Cotton Noe, first Poet Laureate of Kentucky. Each includes a poem by Noe, but in his 1950 letter he advises Richards that he will be discontinuing this forty-year-long custom. He describes his activities with a poetry guild in Los Angeles, California, and recalls their friendship. Includes Noe’s obituary and a 1960 clipping about Noe.


Walton, Laura S. (Sc 3378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Walton, Laura S. (Sc 3378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3378. “The Prentice Poets,” an English paper by WKU student Laura Walton with sketches of the careers of four female poets who contributed to Kentucky’s Louisville Journal under the editorship of George D. Prentice.


Summers, Hollis Spurgeon, 1916-1987 (Sc 3376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Summers, Hollis Spurgeon, 1916-1987 (Sc 3376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3376. Vita documenting education, teaching experience, family and publications of Hollis Summers, current to 1957; biographical narrative, written shortly after Summers joined the faculty of the English department at the University of Kentucky in 1949.


Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979 (Sc 3366), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979 (Sc 3366), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3366. Correspondence, consisting mainly of publication announcements for books by Alfred Leland Crabb, a faculty member at WKU and George Peabody College and an author of essays and historical fiction. Includes miscellaneous writing of Crabb’s as well as reviews, clippings and obituaries.


Litsey, Edwin Carlile, 1874-1970 (Sc 3362), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Litsey, Edwin Carlile, 1874-1970 (Sc 3362), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3362. Letter, 19 July 1950, to “Mary Virginia” from Edwin Carlile Litsey, Lebanon, Kentucky. He thanks her for a recent request for biographical data and relates information about his daughter Sarah and her family. He also reports that both of them are working on books. Includes a typescript of Sarah’s poem “The Roads,” published in Scribner’s Magazine, December 1935, and a typescript of Litsey’s poem “King Solomon of Kentucky.”


Giles, Janice Meredith (Holt), 1905-1979 (Sc 3363), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Giles, Janice Meredith (Holt), 1905-1979 (Sc 3363), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3363. Letters, 1951 and 1955, from author Janice Holt Giles, Knifley, Kentucky, containing biographical information about her and husband Henry Giles. Includes a 1956 letter declining WKU faculty member Frances Richards’ invitation to speak at WKU’s Leiper English Club due to her dental problems, and a few clippings about the Giles and their work.


Grise, George Calvin, 1918-1961 (Sc 3359), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Grise, George Calvin, 1918-1961 (Sc 3359), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3359. Letters and cards to WKU faculty member Frances Richards and her parents, and writings of George C. Grise. The WKU graduate, English professor at Austin Peay University, and author thanks the Richards for gifts, including a loom, and describes his life in the country near Lewisburg, Kentucky. He sends Frances Richards notices regarding the publication of his 1956 book Life With Hezzie and a 1960 writer’s workshop at Austin Peay. Includes an essay about editing WKU’s College Heights Herald newspaper, and a published article about school discipline stories. Also includes ...


Clarke, Mary (Washington), 1913-1999 (Sc 3358), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Clarke, Mary (Washington), 1913-1999 (Sc 3358), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3358. Letters and cards to retired WKU faculty member Frances Richards from Mary (Washington) Clarke, also a WKU faculty member. She writes of publishing her book Jesse Stuart’s Kentucky, of her work with husband Kenneth Clarke as editor of the Kentucky Folklore Record, and of other scholarly projects. Christmas letters provide details of the Clarkes’ farm near Bowling Green, Kentucky, including a sketch map of its location.


Davis, Anne Pence, 1901-1983 (Sc 3357), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Davis, Anne Pence, 1901-1983 (Sc 3357), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3357. Letters and cards to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from author and alumna Anne Pence Davis, Wichita Falls, Texas. She writes of her enjoyment of a 1962 visit to WKU, and in 1976 recounts recent activities and asks Richards’ help in preparing a program on Kentucky poets for the Kentucky Club of Dallas. After the program, she writes to thank Richards, encloses the club invitation, and relates news about her inclusion in volume 3 of the anthology Kentucky in American Letters by Dorothy E. Townsend, and about her gardening.


Reed, Bettie Louise (Curlin), 1900-1999 (Sc 3354), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Reed, Bettie Louise (Curlin), 1900-1999 (Sc 3354), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3354. Letter, postmarked 11 January 1950, of Bettie Louise Reed, Fulton, Kentucky to former classmate Anita Walker, Drakesboro, Kentucky. Reed, who published short stories in popular magazines under the pen name Curlin Reed, reports on her recent struggles with writing but reviews her career, inspirations, and use of an agent. She also gives news of her children.


Campbell, Marie Alice, 1903-1980 (Sc 3356), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Campbell, Marie Alice, 1903-1980 (Sc 3356), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3356. Letter, 20 May 1956, to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from Marie Campbell, Bloomington, Indiana. She refers to a recent visit with Richards and friends at Bowling Green, Kentucky and invites her to visit Bloomington. Includes clippings about Campbell’s 1958 book, Tales from the Cloud Walking Country.


Obenchain, Lida (Calvert), 1856-1935 (Sc 3352), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Obenchain, Lida (Calvert), 1856-1935 (Sc 3352), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3352. Handwritten narrative of Lida (Calvert) Obenchain (pen name Eliza Calvert Hall) about the writing and publication of her short story “Sally Ann’s Experience” and her books Aunt Jane of Kentucky, The Land of Long Ago, To Love and to Cherish, Clover and Blue Grass, and A Book of Hand-Woven Coverlets. Also includes a typescript of her poem “Macmonnies’ Bacchante” and a hand-bound volume of other typescripted poems written by her.


Barmann, Dolly Reed (Gilmore), 1902-1963 (Sc 3350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Barmann, Dolly Reed (Gilmore), 1902-1963 (Sc 3350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3350. Two letters to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from author and poet Dolly Barmann, an Allen County, Kentucky native residing in Fort Worth, Texas, regarding her writing and her book of poems, Trammel Fork Creek. Includes clippings about Barmann’s work and two of her poems, “Goin to the Grist Mill” and “Moonshiners.”


Ogilvie, Frances, 1902-1942 - Relating To (Sc 3351), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Ogilvie, Frances, 1902-1942 - Relating To (Sc 3351), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3351. Information about the life and writings of Frances Ogilvie, a Princeton, Kentucky native and author of the novel Green Bondage. The information is contained in a clipping, a letter from a Princeton librarian, and a letter from Ogilvie’s husband, Earle M. Nichols, who recalls the Kentucky “tobacco wars” that provided the inspiration for the novel. Includes a poem of Ogilvie’s titled “Spring Day.”


Creason, Joe, 1918-1974 (Sc 3347), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Creason, Joe, 1918-1974 (Sc 3347), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3347. “Kentuckians: How and Why We’re Different,” a speech delivered by Joe Creason, columnist for the Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal, to a joint meeting of the Simpson County (Kentucky) Historical Society and the Franklin (Kentucky) Chamber of Commerce, September 1967. The speech reviews Kentucky’s history, geography, settlement, culture, and notable citizens. Includes a “Kentucky mountain version” of the fairy tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”


Davison, Peter Hubert, 1928-2004 (Sc 3346), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Davison, Peter Hubert, 1928-2004 (Sc 3346), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3346. Letter written by poet Peter Davison, undated, to Robert Penn Warren in which he thanks Warren for the day which inspired the enclosed poem, “Swimming, 1935,” which he dedicated to Warren on 10 March 1981. It also includes a touching poem by Davison about the death of his mother Natalie (Weiner) Davison. The printed poem was sent to Warren and his wife Eleanor “with regards, Peter Davison, 11/15/[19]61.” The originals of these documents are located in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.


Ayars, Rebecca Caudill, 1899-1985 (Sc 3348), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Ayars, Rebecca Caudill, 1899-1985 (Sc 3348), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3348. Letter, 5 March 1958, of author Rebecca Caudill Ayars, Urbana, Illinois, to WKU faculty member Frances Richards. Owing to a previous engagement, she declines an invitation to WKU’s Leiper English Club dinner.


Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914 - Relating To (Sc 3341), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914 - Relating To (Sc 3341), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3341. Letter, 7 May 1969, to Frances Richards, Franklin, Kentucky, enclosing photocopy of a handwritten poem by Madison Cawein dated 7 April 1887. The letter writer explains that the poem, titled “Rondeau to You,” was written for and presented to the aunt of a coworker.


Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-2012 (Mss 200), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-2012 (Mss 200), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 200. Research material collected by Joseph Leo Blotner for his literary biography of Robert Penn Warren. Includes Warren’s correspondence (photocopies from various repositories), interview transcripts, notes, news clippings, critical essays, and other documentation about Warren. Also includes drafts, galley proofs, and permissions related to the biography.