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Davison, Learner Blackman, 1813-1898 (Sc 3301), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Davison, Learner Blackman, 1813-1898 (Sc 3301), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3301. Letters of Reverend Learner Blackman Davison to his brother Dr. David Davison, Hawesville, Kentucky. The Methodist preacher writes cheerfully from Henderson and Hopkinsville of his travels as a circuit rider in Kentucky: his hosts along the way, including a family he found living “in the dirt”; his overworked horses; his popularity with African Americans, old women, and children; and the split of the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He tells David of his intention to remain unmarried for a few more years, and to leave his papers in David’s ...


Baptist Young People's Union Of America (Sc 3293), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Baptist Young People's Union Of America (Sc 3293), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3293. Report of the Senior Baptist Young People’s Union of the Campbellsville Baptist Church, Campbellsville, Kentucky, in the Russell Creek Association, for the quarter ending 28 March 1926. The one-page form lists officers and provides brief details of organization and operation.


Burhans, Rollin S., 1914-205 (Sc 3291), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Burhans, Rollin S., 1914-205 (Sc 3291), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3291. “Our Apostle’s Epistle,” by Dr. Rollin S. Burhans, pastor of First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Writing for the enjoyment of church staff, Burhans provides a lighthearted account of his duties as their “spiritual leader.” Includes cartoons representing some of the staff.


Tilford, Frances Lorene, 1904-1996 (Sc 3280), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Tilford, Frances Lorene, 1904-1996 (Sc 3280), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3280. Letter, 18 July 1940, of Lorene Tilford, written from Shanghai, China, to Friends of the Lorene Tilford Circle, Bowling Green, Kentucky. She writes of her enjoyment of missionary work and describes activities at the Triennial Conference for Baptist Young People in progress in Shanghai. She also notes with regret the recent closing of the Burma Road, used to supply China in its conflict with Japan. Features illustrated stationery and envelope, and includes a souvenir bookmark from the Young People’s Conference.


Warren Association Of Baptists - Warren County, Kentucky (Mss 652), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Warren Association Of Baptists - Warren County, Kentucky (Mss 652), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 652. Documentation from the search for a Director of Missions led by the Search Committee of the Warren Association of Baptists headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Harris, Thurmon Ray, 1937-2017 (Sc 3261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Harris, Thurmon Ray, 1937-2017 (Sc 3261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3261. Letter, 2 January 1996, of Thurmon Harris, pastor of Victory Baptist Church, Providence, Kentucky, to Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Martin, Bowling Green, Kentucky, thanking them for a memorial donation. He comments on his church's giving record to missions in Kentucky and on the generosity of the congregation, but regrets that "the area and town is in decline and this is reflected in the church."


Brunson, Grace Myra (Pitchford), 1877-1965 (Sc 3257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Brunson, Grace Myra (Pitchford), 1877-1965 (Sc 3257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3257. “Why I Am A Baptist,” an essay by Grace (Mrs. J. R.) Brunson, Bowling Green, Kentucky, setting out the process by which she came to embrace the Baptist doctrine.


Baptist Succession (Sc 3258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Baptist Succession (Sc 3258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3258. Letter, 19 January 1961, from President-elect John F. Kennedy to James Gray of Cardinal Office Supply in Frankfort, Kentucky, thanking him for assistance rendered on behalf of the Democratic ticket during the 1960 election campaign.


And A Cloud Of Witnesses, James C. Schaap Sep 2018

And A Cloud Of Witnesses, James C. Schaap

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Bridges, Richard Wilson, 1943-2015 (Mss 646), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Bridges, Richard Wilson, 1943-2015 (Mss 646), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 646. Material, chiefly correspondence, of Bowling Green, Kentucky pastor Richard W. Bridges, who served as Board of Directors’ Chairman for the Western Recorder, the statewide newspaper of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. During Bridges’ Chairmanship, the editor, Jack Sanford, died. Bridges and the Board’s executive committee assumed the paper’s management and editorial responsibilities. This collection provides insights into the conservative takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention in the 1980s.


Earwood, Gregory Charles (Sc 3245), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Earwood, Gregory Charles (Sc 3245), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3245. Correspondence and related material regarding Greg C. Earwood, president of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Lexington, and his visits to First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes brief data about the Seminary and the announcement of Earwood’sretirement in 2016.


Ms – 230: Young Men’S Christian Association Of Pennsylvania College Papers, 1867-1872, Karen Dupell Drickamer Aug 2018

Ms – 230: Young Men’S Christian Association Of Pennsylvania College Papers, 1867-1872, Karen Dupell Drickamer

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In 1867, President H. L. Baugher appointed Tutor Henry Eyster Jacobs (Class of 62) to chair a student committee to draw up a constitution for an organization through which students could learn about and support Christian missions. March 16, 1867, the Young Men’s Christian Association of Pennsylvania College was formed with Edward S. Breidenbaugh (Class of 1868) as its first president. With an early membership of 40, the association meet monthly, then quickly moved to weekly programs including prayer meetings, bible study, and lectures. Over the years, they supported the work of the Y. M. C.A. of Pennsylvania ...


“O Stop And Tell Me, Red Man”: Indian Removal And The Lamanite Mission Of 1830-31, Kaleb C. Miner Aug 2018

“O Stop And Tell Me, Red Man”: Indian Removal And The Lamanite Mission Of 1830-31, Kaleb C. Miner

MSU Graduate Theses

In 1830-1831, Mormon missionaries were sent out to proselytize Native Americans—an effort called the “Lamanite Mission.” While this event has been scrutinized multiple times over and in a variety of ways, the Native Americans themselves are most often either considered passive characters in the narrative or ignored completely. However, understanding the circumstances of those Native Americans leading up to the Lamanite Mission, during the era of Indian Removal, can give a deeper understanding of the early Mormon mission which has heretofore been ignored. Understanding Indian Removal not only explains why the Seneca, Wyandot, Shawnee, and Delaware people were located ...


Yates, Otis Webster, 1888-1981 (Sc 3234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Yates, Otis Webster, 1888-1981 (Sc 3234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3234. Letter, 30 November 1922, to “Levy” from O. W. Yates, Dean of Bethel College, Russellville, Kentucky. He describes his work teaching the Bible and Greek to ministerial students, his pastorship, and his house and family, and asks about seeing Levy when he visits North Carolina at Christmas.


South Union Messenger (Spring 2018), Kentucky Library Research Collections Jul 2018

South Union Messenger (Spring 2018), Kentucky Library Research Collections

South Union Messenger

No abstract provided.


Interview Of Michael J. Mcginniss, F.S.C, Ph.D., Michael J. Mcginniss F.S.C, Ryan F. Campbell Jul 2018

Interview Of Michael J. Mcginniss, F.S.C, Ph.D., Michael J. Mcginniss F.S.C, Ryan F. Campbell

All Oral Histories

Michael McGinniss was born on November 11, 1947. His parents were Dr. Thomas McGinniss and Helen Catherine McGinniss. He attended St. Helena’s Church Parish School and La Salle High School. Brother Mike joined the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 1965. In 1970 he graduated from then La Salle College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. Brother Mike taught at South Hills Catholic High School located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1974. He completed his graduate work at Notre Dame during the years of 1974 – 1979, where he was student and an adjunct professor. He then taught ...


Strickler, Sally Ann (Mcleod) Koenig, 1933-2016 (Mss 643), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Strickler, Sally Ann (Mcleod) Koenig, 1933-2016 (Mss 643), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 643. Research materials collected by Sally Ann Strickler related to the Shaker community at South Union, Kentucky. This material deals chiefly with women’s roles in the society. Also includes information about the U.S. flag and Strickler’s dissertation on library services in Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredited institutions.


Willett, Herbert Lockwood (5 May 1864-28 Mar. 1944), Steven W. Holloway Jun 2018

Willett, Herbert Lockwood (5 May 1864-28 Mar. 1944), Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

No abstract provided.


Our Country: Northern Evangelicals And The Union During The Civil War Era [Bibliography], Grant Brodrecht Jun 2018

Our Country: Northern Evangelicals And The Union During The Civil War Era [Bibliography], Grant Brodrecht

History

On March 4, 1865, the day Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address, Reverend Doctor George Peck put the finishing touches on a collection of his sermons that he intended to send to the president. Although the politically moderate Peck had long opposed slavery, he, along with many other northern evangelicals, was not an abolitionist. During the Civil War he had come to support emancipation, but, like Lincoln, the conflict remained first and foremost about preserving the Union. Believing their devotion to the Union was an act of faithfulness to God first and the Founding Fathers second, Our Country explores ...


Christianity Of Conscience: Religion Over Politics In The Williams-Cotton Debate, Sophie Farthing Jun 2018

Christianity Of Conscience: Religion Over Politics In The Williams-Cotton Debate, Sophie Farthing

Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History

This research project examines Roger Williams’s representation of the relationship between church and state as demonstrated in his controversy with the Massachusetts Bay Puritans, specifically in his pamphlet war with Boston minister John Cotton. Maintaining an emphasis on primary research, the essay explores Williams’s and Cotton’s writings on church-state relations and seeks to provide contextual analysis in light of religious, social, economic, and political influences. In addition, this essay briefly discusses well-known historiographical interpretations of Williams’ position and of his significance to American religious and political thought, seeking to establish a synthesis of the evidence surrounding the ...


Cast Off The Yoke Of Tyranny!: The Influence Of The Reformation Upon The Enlightenment And World Revolution, Kevan D. Keane Jun 2018

Cast Off The Yoke Of Tyranny!: The Influence Of The Reformation Upon The Enlightenment And World Revolution, Kevan D. Keane

Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History

This paper explores the connection between the Protestant Reformation and the Revolutions in America and France during the eighteenth century. When the Reformation started, with it came a strong opposition to absolutism and other forms of perceived tyranny. Over time, this culminated in both the American and French Revolutions. An oft-neglected subject in the history of these events, however, is the influence of the Reformation upon Enlightenment philosophers such as John Locke. Locke lived in seventeenth-century England at a time when the Geneva Bible outdid the King James Bible in popularity. The Geneva Bible contained marginal notes that promoted the ...


Morgan, Nyla Margaret (Hammers) Moore, 1918-2017 (Mss 639), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Morgan, Nyla Margaret (Hammers) Moore, 1918-2017 (Mss 639), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 639. Information collected by Morgan about Butler County, Kentucky history and historical organizations. Genealogical records related to Morgan, Moore, and Johnson families (particularly the children of Christopher Columbus “Lum” Johnson, 1847-1921), as well as allied families. Includes two boxes of material related to theChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kentucky,Tennessee, and West Virginia, particularly its women’s Relief Society.


Old Belief And The Balance Of Red And Blue: How Old Believers Managed Cultural Infringement, Joseph K. Van Den Berg Jun 2018

Old Belief And The Balance Of Red And Blue: How Old Believers Managed Cultural Infringement, Joseph K. Van Den Berg

History

This paper covers the spread of the Old Believers into Western society, studying how they changed and evolved during the Cold War. The paper focuses on two communities, using them to compare the different attitudes Old Believers had towards differing host cultures. Using a litany of newspapers and the work of a few dedicated anthropologists, "Old Belief and the Balance of Red and Blue: How Old Believers Managed Cultural Infringement" shows the vast array of responses to a small group of Russian sectarians establishing themselves within Western Cultures of differing size and values.


The Ideologies And Outcomes Of The French And American Revolutions, Donald D. Palmer Jun 2018

The Ideologies And Outcomes Of The French And American Revolutions, Donald D. Palmer

Masters Theses

One effective way to compare the fruits of biblical Christianity with modernism is to contrast the ideologies and outcomes of the American and French Revolutions. Pre-revolutionary America was rich with biblical influence. Adherents of both Protestantism and Deism sought a “Christian society,” and while revolutionaries drew from both biblical Reformation and secular Enlightenment thought, much of the latter was biblical thought in secular form. Ministers employed the Bible extensively to support the Revolution. This relative theological consensus encouraged religious practice and a political system that accommodated dispute. Human rights were secure thanks to man’s subordinate position under God. Even ...


Setting The Record Straight, Nathaniel Pockras May 2018

Setting The Record Straight, Nathaniel Pockras

Faculty Publications and Presentations

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America has existed since the 18th century, and the actions of its governing Synod are published in annual minutes, but the actions have never been recorded in a single catalogue. An organizational schema is proposed, improving on the schemata of similar catalogues for other Presbyterian denominations: actions are listed chronologically and assigned subject headings to facilitate the creation of a thesaurus. Inclusion criteria are specified, and the catalogue is described in a manner approachable without specialized training.


Toward A Theology Of Transformation: Destroying The Sycamore Tree Of White Supremacy, Hannah Kathleen Griggs May 2018

Toward A Theology Of Transformation: Destroying The Sycamore Tree Of White Supremacy, Hannah Kathleen Griggs

Celebration of Learning

Black liberation theologians come to terms with white supremacy by collectively remembering the story of the Exodus and Jesus' crucifixion--affirming God's preference for freedom and in-the-world salvation. The particular history of white American Christianity requires a different story to provide the foundation for our social memory. As white American Christians, we have certain blind spots—blind spots created by historical and social privileges that have given white people unequal access to power and resources. The story of Zacchaeus has the potential to help reframe white Christianity’s conception of race relations in the United States, shifting from a reconciliation ...


A Place Of Gemütlichkeit: The Holden Village Of Augustana German Professor Erwin Weber, Julia Meyer May 2018

A Place Of Gemütlichkeit: The Holden Village Of Augustana German Professor Erwin Weber, Julia Meyer

Celebration of Learning

Lying in Augustana’s Special Collections are three insignificant looking items. Two three-inch black binders with white labels which read “Holden I Copy” and Holden II Copy” in red ink. These two binders along with a plastic spiral-bound paper compilation are photographs and memories of former Augustana German professor Erwin Weber’s summer at Holden Village in 1977. Titled “My Days at Holden,” this compilation is an unpublished photo-book detailing the wilderness and the people of the community of Holden Village. This isolated village situated in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State draws many individuals, including Erwin Weber who in ...


Johnson Family - Letters To (Sc 3219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2018

Johnson Family - Letters To (Sc 3219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3219. Letters to Speed and Pernie Johnson, Chattanooga, Tennessee, from various Mormon elders. They write of their missionary activities, primarily in east Tennessee, express faith in their work and that of the Johnsons, and comment on the hardships of the Depression. One of them dismisses a claim that the “blue eagle” symbol of the National Recovery Administration is a sign of the Antichrist. Also includes childhood letters from the Johnsons’ daughter and a photograph of Speed and Pernie Johnson.


Radical Social Ecology As Deep Pragmatism: A Call To The Abolition Of Systemic Dissonance And The Minimization Of Entropic Chaos, Arielle Brender May 2018

Radical Social Ecology As Deep Pragmatism: A Call To The Abolition Of Systemic Dissonance And The Minimization Of Entropic Chaos, Arielle Brender

Student Theses 2015-Present

This paper aims to shed light on the dissonance caused by the superimposition of Dominant Human Systems on Natural Systems. I highlight the synthetic nature of Dominant Human Systems as egoic and linguistic phenomenon manufactured by a mere portion of the human population, which renders them inherently oppressive unto peoples and landscapes whose wisdom were barred from the design process. In pursuing a radical pragmatic approach to mending the simultaneous oppression and destruction of the human being and the earth, I highlight the necessity of minimizing entropic chaos caused by excess energy expenditure, an essential feature of systems that aim ...


Old Union Church Of Christ - Sumner County, Tennessee (Sc 3216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2018

Old Union Church Of Christ - Sumner County, Tennessee (Sc 3216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3216. Minute book of Old Union Church of Christ, Sumner County, Tennessee, also known as the Congregation Electa Cyrea. Includes an introductory narrative on the formation of the church, meeting minutes, members lists (white and African American), and lists of contributions and expenditures.