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Perry Collection (Mss 676), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Perry Collection (Mss 676), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 676. Letters, papers, photographs and scrapbooks of the Perry family, principally Gideon Babcock Perry, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Hopkinsville, Kentucky and his children, Reverend Henry G. Perry, Chicago, Illinois, and Emily B. Perry, Hopkinsville.


Loving, Frances (Hoover), B. 1907? (Sc 3339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Loving, Frances (Hoover), B. 1907? (Sc 3339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3339. Letter, 19 August 1968, of Frances (Hoover) Loving, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to the editor of the Park City Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The former resident of Bowling Green deplores the recent bombing of a rural African-American church near the city and expresses the hope that law enforcement will solve the crime, stated in an attached clipping to be the sixth in the county in the past eighteen months. Copied to several state and national politicians, pastors, and Western Kentucky University faculty, the letter was published in the Daily News on 21 ...


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

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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.


Eisenhart, Wilson A., 1868-1937 (Sc 3190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Eisenhart, Wilson A., 1868-1937 (Sc 3190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3190. Letter of Wilson A. Eisenhart, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to the members of the church, asking them to concur in the vote of the Official Board to accept his resignation effective April 1. He reminds them of their obligation to represent the congregation at the next meeting of the Logan Presbytery, expresses affection and gratitude for his six years at the church, and regrets that “the call of duty” compels him to accept another pastorate.


Stovall, Charles B., 1892-1959 (Sc 3187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Stovall, Charles B., 1892-1959 (Sc 3187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3187. Letter, 20 November 1957, of Charles B. Stovall to Daskel Borders, both of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Stovall sends Borders a pin (not included in this collection) for faithful Sunday School attendance and thanks him for his support of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where Stovall was pastor.


Presbyterian Church - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 623), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Presbyterian Church - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 623), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 623. Minutes, letters, resolutions, subscriptions and other documents relating to the early history of the Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky, including doctrinal schisms in 1837 and 1868 and the reunification of its congregation.


Berea Christian Church - Fayette County, Kentucky (Sc 3024), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2016

Berea Christian Church - Fayette County, Kentucky (Sc 3024), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3024. Two passbooks of Farmers Bank of Kentucky, Georgetown, Kentucky, recording accounts of Berea Christian Church, Fayette County, Kentucky, 1873-1875, and Berea Church Sunday School, 1875-1878.


Plano Baptist Church - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3006), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2016

Plano Baptist Church - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3006), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3006. Minutes of meetings of Plano Baptist Church, Warren County, Kentucky (also known as the United Baptist Church of Christ at Plano), 1897-1917.


Old Union Church - Warren County, Kentucky (Mss 575), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2016

Old Union Church - Warren County, Kentucky (Mss 575), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 575. Minutes and membership lists of Old Union Church, Warren County, Kentucky (also known as the United Baptist Church at Union).


Gorin, Sandra Kaye (Laughery) - Collector (Sc 2902), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2015

Gorin, Sandra Kaye (Laughery) - Collector (Sc 2902), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2902. Miscellaneous church and genealogical data collected by Sandra Gorin. Includes data on the Hines family of Indiana; records of the Indian Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Monroe County, Kentucky, and Joppa Baptist Church, Edmonson County, Kentucky; and correspondence relating to the England family of Monroe County, Kentucky.


Stockholm United Baptist Church - Edmonson County, Kentucky (Sc 1286), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2014

Stockholm United Baptist Church - Edmonson County, Kentucky (Sc 1286), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection1286. An account of the formation of the Stockholm United Baptist Church, written by Thelma Strange. The church was formed in 1910 in Edmonson County, Kentucky. Includes a list of charter members and ministers.


Turner, Bedford (Sc 2809), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2014

Turner, Bedford (Sc 2809), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2809. Letter, 2 January 1936, of Bedford Turner, minister of Settle Memorial Methodist Church, Owensboro, Kentucky, to Lawrence W. Hager, editor of the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer. He thanks Hager for providing space in the paper to the church for publication of items of interest during 1935.


Religion - Letters Of Recommendation (Sc 1228), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2013

Religion - Letters Of Recommendation (Sc 1228), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1228. Letters of recommendation of various individuals given by the following Baptist churches in Allen County: Bethel, 1836, 1861, Bethlehem, 1851, Liberty, 1852; and by Rocky Spring in Warren County, 1852.


Newman, George (Sc 1224), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Newman, George (Sc 1224), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1224. Signed acknowledgement of George Newman (no date, no place), but addressed to James Scribner, Barren County, Kentucky. Newman admits that in a case before the church (unnamed) that he drank liquor and said things that he should not have. He asks for forgiveness and wants to retain fellowship with the church.


Goodknight, Thomas Mitchell, 1837-1908 (Sc 2769), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Goodknight, Thomas Mitchell, 1837-1908 (Sc 2769), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2769. Thomas Mitchell Goodknight's "Pastor's Journal" of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, which includes a short biography, as well as a list of elders and deacons ordained, marriages performed, church members added, etc., during his ministry in Kentucky (particularly the C.P. church at Franklin), Kansas, and Texas. He also discusses his role as a Confederate chaplain during the Civil War.


Hopewell Baptist Church - Allen County, Kentucky (Mss 466), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2013

Hopewell Baptist Church - Allen County, Kentucky (Mss 466), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 466. Minutes, including lists of both white and African American members, of Hopewell Baptist Church, Allen County, Kentucky.


Johnston, Janet L. (Sc 1044), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Johnston, Janet L. (Sc 1044), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1044. Paper, “History of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church,” written by Janet L. Johnston. The church is located in the Butler County, Kentucky community of Sharer. Photocopies of early twentieth century session minutes and church register may be found in SC 808.


Duncan, Kate (Clagett), 1892-1983 (Sc 2724), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Duncan, Kate (Clagett), 1892-1983 (Sc 2724), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2724. Bound typescript of a book titled “Divided Way: The Story of the Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green, Kentucky.” Inscribed and with original photos.


Hardcastle, Mildred Tucker, 1894-1994 (Sc 2722), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Hardcastle, Mildred Tucker, 1894-1994 (Sc 2722), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2722. Paper titled “Old Mulkey Meeting House,” about the church located Monroe County. The paper was inspired by the unveiling of a monument erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in honor of Joseph Gist on 21 October 1934. Hardcastle presented the paper at a meeting of the Samuel Daviess DAR chapter in Bowling Green, Kentucky in October 1934.


Hodge, Iris, B. 1947 (Sc 1027), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2013

Hodge, Iris, B. 1947 (Sc 1027), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1027. Paper titled “A History of Longview Methodist Church in Hardin County, Kentucky,” written by Iris Hodge for a Western Kentucky University history class.


Mcelroy, Sallie (Atkins), 1872-1955 (Sc 942), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Mcelroy, Sallie (Atkins), 1872-1955 (Sc 942), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 942. Compilation of papers titled “History of the Churches of Bowling Green, KY.,” by Sallie Atkins McElroy, which includes data about Baptist, Catholic, Christian, Church of Christ, Church of God, Episcopal, Methodist, Nazarene, Presbyterian, and Seventh-Day Adventist churches.


Gasper River Bible Society (Sc 700), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Gasper River Bible Society (Sc 700), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 700. Minutes of the 18th annual meeting of the Gasper River Bible Society of the Baptist Church, held at Salem meeting house, Butler County, Kentucky in August 1856.


Baptists (Sc 907), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Baptists (Sc 907), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 907. Church papers including the 1825 constitution of the Boiling Springs United Baptist Church, Hart County, which lists founding members; a history of the Boiling Springs church,1825-1865; request of Bellebara (?) Baptist Church, Hart County, for ordination assistance, 1877; letter of dismissal given by Oak Hill Baptist Church, Larue County, Kentucky, to James Brooks, 1886.


Helm, Margie May, 1894-1991 (Sc 2594), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2012

Helm, Margie May, 1894-1991 (Sc 2594), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2594. Miscellaneous letters to Margie May Helm and family members. Includes notecards and a postcard with Shaker themes. Also includes a letter to Jane Helm from a friend regarding rooming together in college, and a speech by Margie May Helm on the early history of the Little Muddy Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


First Baptist Church - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 629), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

First Baptist Church - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 629), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 629. Associational letter sent by the First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to the Warren Association of Baptists, containing the following lists: representatives at council meeting, ministers, membership, officers, Sunday School records, and financial table.


Groom, Littleton, 1896-1975 (Sc 544), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Groom, Littleton, 1896-1975 (Sc 544), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 544. Carbon copies of two 1967 letters written to Brother Thomas Whitaker, South Union, Logan County, Kentucky, by Littleton Groom, Princeton, New Jersey, relating information concerning the history of the Gasper River Presbyterian Church in Logan County.


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.


Maddox, Larry (Sc 2429), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2011

Maddox, Larry (Sc 2429), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2429. A typed manuscript titled "Walton's Creek Baptist Church" which is a history of that Ohio County, Kentucky church. Includes footnotes and references.


Franklin Presbyterian Church - Franklin, Kentucky (Sc 2359), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2010

Franklin Presbyterian Church - Franklin, Kentucky (Sc 2359), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2359. Correspondence, budgets, financial information and miscellaneous historical data relating to Franklin Presbyterian Church, Franklin, Kentucky (formerly College Street Presbyterian Church), compiled by Stella Harris for a 1960 history of the church.


Smiths Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Sc 2306), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2010

Smiths Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Sc 2306), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2306. Letter of recommendation for Thomas H. Beard from Smiths Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Warren County, Kentucky, 7 February 1898.