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Rankin, Frank Gilbert, Jr., 1906-1994 (Mss 176), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Rankin, Frank Gilbert, Jr., 1906-1994 (Mss 176), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 176. Copies of Civil War remembrances of John S. Jackman and John M. Porter. Also, copies of materials related to other Civil War activities and to service in the Orphan Brigade and in Morgan's Cavalry.


Tinsley, Warren Landrum, 1922-1987 (Sc 1549), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Tinsley, Warren Landrum, 1922-1987 (Sc 1549), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (click on "Additional Files") for Manuscripts Small Collection 1549. A typescripted reminiscence about Warren Landrum Tinsley's World War II experiences in the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, a typescript of a diary kept during his military service , and a typescripted reminiscence about his early church experiences in Logan County, Kentucky.


Smith, Edward J. (Sc 1550), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Smith, Edward J. (Sc 1550), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1550. Graduate Western Kentucky University geography paper by Edward J. Smith in which he examines the history of the buildings in the 100 block of Main Street and the 800 block of Adams Street in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


"Reclaiming The Child": Mountain Mission School As A Successful Appalachian Home Mission., Rachel Rebecca Hood Dec 2007

"Reclaiming The Child": Mountain Mission School As A Successful Appalachian Home Mission., Rachel Rebecca Hood

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Mountain Mission School of Grundy, Virginia, founded by Samuel Robinson Hurley in 1921, is an anomaly of the mission school era of 1880 to 1940. Unlike other mission schools, Mountain Mission School was independent from its inception and was founded by a self-taught, self-made millionaire from southwest Virginia. The school's purpose to "reclaim" the child from material and spiritual poverty lay in Hurley's desire to develop a child's mind, body, and soul through a Christian, industrial education. Through personal commitment to the school and tireless fund-raising efforts for the school, he inspired others to continue the mission ...


Chaos In Clinton., Heather Flood Dec 2007

Chaos In Clinton., Heather Flood

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The integration of Clinton High School, located in Clinton, Tennessee captivated the nation in the fall of 1956. This paper depicts the events that occurred during that period. Also included are the events that occurred prior to the desegregation of the high school, the understanding of which is necessary to fully appreciate the events that unfolded in Clinton.


The Carter Mansion Revisited., Jenny L. Kilgore Dec 2007

The Carter Mansion Revisited., Jenny L. Kilgore

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion, a satellite property of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethton, Tennessee, is one of Tennessee's earliest historic homes.

Because the house is not open year-round, the state park service has expressed a need for an interpretive kiosk to stand on the property and provide visitors with information on the Carter Mansion. This project represents an effort to summarize existing knowledge on the house, to address common misconceptions, and to create an interpretive kiosk design based on historical research.


Lost Cove, North Carolina: The Life And Death Of A Thriving Community (1864-1957)., Christy A. Smith Dec 2007

Lost Cove, North Carolina: The Life And Death Of A Thriving Community (1864-1957)., Christy A. Smith

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This research examines the history and events that shaped the people and community of Lost Cove, an isolated Appalachian settlement. Chapter 1 surveys previous written and oral accounts of Lost Cove and the physical/cultural attributes of the community. Chapter 2 explores Lost Cove's identity, name, and first settlers. Chapter 3 explores the community's buildings and the families' livelihood. Chapter 4 examines the effect that the CC & O Railway and the sawmills had on the community. Chapter 5 examines moonshine selling in Lost Cove. Chapter 6 reveals how the church and school acted as a gathering place and ...


Claudius Greer Clemmer, Doctor Of Humane Letters January 4, 1911-November 20, 2005., Sheila Breen Agen Pedersen Smith Dec 2007

Claudius Greer Clemmer, Doctor Of Humane Letters January 4, 1911-November 20, 2005., Sheila Breen Agen Pedersen Smith

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

While there are facts that are known about Claudius Greer Clemmer, there is much that is not known. By most accounts, he was a generous man who grew up during some of the hardest years of the Great Depression, worked to get an education, and had a successful teaching career. Clemmer worked diligently to do what he could to support himself and his family, working at two jobs. When his career track changed from teaching to business, in 1946, he experienced success in business and investments, sharing that wealth with East Tennessee State University and others. The intent of this ...


Hills, Henry E., 1917-1975 (Sc 1511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Hills, Henry E., 1917-1975 (Sc 1511), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1511. World War II letter written by Henry E. Hills, Sicily, Italy, to his cousin, William P. Stamps, Jr., in which he describes a battle that took place in Sicily. He makes some deprecatory remarks about the Italians and notes the fierce and smart fighting of the Germans.


Mammoth Cave - Letter (Sc 1509), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Mammoth Cave - Letter (Sc 1509), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1509. Letter by an unknown tourist staying at the Hotel Sinnott, Paducah, Kentucky, which talks about her family's tour of Mammoth Cave. She also mentions several other area caves. A transcription of the letter is attached to this record.


Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 - Letter To (Sc 1512), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 - Letter To (Sc 1512), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1512. Telegram sent by the Bowling Green Public Library Board refusing the resignation of Jane (Hines) Morningstar from the Board.


Honaker, Marion Earl, 1914-2006 (Sc 1510), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Honaker, Marion Earl, 1914-2006 (Sc 1510), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1510. Letters, 1985-1997 (19); military papers, 1942-1990 (14); photos (21); newspapers clippings, 1942, 1992-2006 (5); of Marion Earl Honaker, Bowling Green, Kentucky, a Navy pharmacist mate stationed in the Pacific Area during World War II.


Outcault, Richard Felton, 1863-1928 (Sc 1540), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Outcault, Richard Felton, 1863-1928 (Sc 1540), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1540. Letter from Richard Felton Outcault to Bud Crewdson that contains an original drawing of Buster Brown and his dog Tige. An image of the drawing is attached to this record.


Edwards & Cobb Collections (Mss 35), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Edwards & Cobb Collections (Mss 35), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 35. Account books, 1857-1858, of G.W. Edwards and T.W. Cobb, general merchants at East Fork, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.


Thomas Collection (Mss 31), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Thomas Collection (Mss 31), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 31. Manuscripts, letters, writings, etc., of the Thomas family of Bowling Green, Kentucky, including sermons and speeches of Frank Morehead Thomas, Methodist minister (1868-1921); and poems, essays and newspaper articles written by his mother, Elizabeth (Wright) Thomas (1842-1931). Full-text scans are available (Click on "Additional Files" below) for the Spanish-American War letters that Frank Thomas sent home to his family.


Mchenry Coal Company Collection (Mss 29), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Mchenry Coal Company Collection (Mss 29), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 29. Production ledgers of the mines operated by the McHenry Coal Company. Also includes invoices and account books of the company stores in Ohio County, Kentucky.


Hays, William Shakespeare (Mss 28), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Hays, William Shakespeare (Mss 28), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 28. Correspondence, poems, lyrics for songs, newspaper marine columns, and royalty and copyright contracts related to William Shakespeare Hays, a poet, composer, and newspaper columnist of Louisville, Kentucky. Many clippings of a biographical nature and of his works. Attached (Click on "Additional Files" below) is full text scan of a diary kept by Hayes from 1864 to 1865 and titled "My Leisure Moments to Belle McCullough." This diary is found in Box 3, Folder 4 of the collection.


Strahm, Victor Herbert (Mss 27), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Strahm, Victor Herbert (Mss 27), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 27. Correspondence, clippings, photographs, etc., covering Bowling Green native Victor Herbert Strahm's U.S. Air Force career. There are over 100 letters written to his parents in Bowling Green, Kentucky, describing his World War I activities and 27 letters to his mother detailing his participation in the early days of World War II.


Calvert-Obenchain-Younglove Collection (Mss 30), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Calvert-Obenchain-Younglove Collection (Mss 30), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 30. Correspondence, diaries, writings, business papers, scrapbooks, clippings, genealogical notes, weather records, and photographs of the Calvert, Obenchain, and Younglove families of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Josephine Calvert's childhood diary from 1878 to 1881 can be seen full text by clicking on "Additional Files" below.


Fighting For Revival: Southern Honor And Evangelical Revival In Edgefield County, South Carolina, 1800-1860, James Welborn Dec 2007

Fighting For Revival: Southern Honor And Evangelical Revival In Edgefield County, South Carolina, 1800-1860, James Welborn

All Theses

ABSTRACT
The focus of this work is Edgefield County, South Carolina, a small, rural district in the central-southwest portion of the state. Edgefield has proven indicative of Southern society in general and as a case study has allowed historians to make broader generalizations on the development of Southern culture. This work will show how the seemingly oppositional Southern cultural ethics of honor and Protestant Evangelicalism developed simultaneously and coexisted in Edgefield, emphasizing the aspects of each ethic that reinforced and intensified one another, as well as the resulting public perception of the ethics in tandem. The result will reconcile two ...


Procter-Pendleton Papers (Mss 26), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Procter-Pendleton Papers (Mss 26), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 26. Correspondence and legal papers, 1894-1941, of B.F. Procter, 1848-1944, a Bowling Green lawyer; and correspondence, 1899-1932, speeches, diaries, and Stockton genealogy of Lila Pendleton Procter, 1850-1932. Correspondence, sermons, 1866-1889, journal, and notebook of J.M. Pendleton, 1811-1891, a minister of the First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, from 1837-1857.


Settle, Margery Lucille, 1899-1980 (Mss 7), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Settle, Margery Lucille, 1899-1980 (Mss 7), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 7. Letters written by various armed forces personnel during World War I (7 items), World War II (77), and police duty following (6). The letters were written to Margery Lucille Settle, a secondary teacher and administrator in the McLean County and Daviess County, Kentucky school systems.


Cron, Robert D., B. 1940 (Sc 1309), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Cron, Robert D., B. 1940 (Sc 1309), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1309. Writings by Robert D. Cron, Roundhill, Kentucky, about the Honaker family and the Warren County, Kentucky community of Naker. Includes a copy of a published article about the family and community, 2001; a Naker postmaster's certificate, 1936; and photocopy of a photograph.


Causey, Robert Lewis, B. 1927 (Sc 1316), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Causey, Robert Lewis, B. 1927 (Sc 1316), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1316. Comments written by Causey, Bowling Green, Kentucky, concerning the proposed industrial Trimodal Transpark that would be located near Smiths Grove, Kentucky, if approved.


Grise, George Calvin, 1918-1960 (Sc 1312), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Grise, George Calvin, 1918-1960 (Sc 1312), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1312. Thesis entitled "Will S. Hays[:] His Life and Works", written by George Calvin Grise, Bowling Green, Kentucky, for George Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee.


Ashcroft, John, B. 1942 (Sc 1314), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Ashcroft, John, B. 1942 (Sc 1314), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1314. Letters written by U.S. Senators Jiml Bunning and Mitch McConnell, Washington, D.C., to constituent Sue Lynn Stone, Bowling Green, Kentucky, responding to her opposition to the appointment of John Ashcroft as U.S. Attorney General.


The Best-Laid Plans: Building On The Hill, Lynn E. Niedermeier Dec 2007

The Best-Laid Plans: Building On The Hill, Lynn E. Niedermeier

Lynn E. Niedermeier

Since WKU purchased its present campus in 1909, building on the Hill has reflected the visions--some realized, many unrealized--of its presidents and architects. The construction of Van Meter Hall, a water tower, a proposed memorial tower and a comprehensive 1930s campus plan attest to the trials and tribulations of making the Hill a beautiful and functional place.


Crume, Charles Thomas, Jr., 1933-1996 - Collector (Mss 184), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Crume, Charles Thomas, Jr., 1933-1996 - Collector (Mss 184), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscript Collection 181. Research material related to the history of Bullitt County, Kentucky. Also inlcudes notebooks concerning drugs, chemical compounds, and jewelry and watch repairs compiled by David W. Crume of Bardstown. Detailed drawings of a timepiece by D.W. Crume and slides of Jesse Hilton Stuart and the sorghum molasses making process are part of the collection. Also inlcudes personal correspondence and items of Charles Thomas Crume, Sr.


Perkins Collection (Mss 20), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Perkins Collection (Mss 20), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 20. Letters, genealogical charts, clippings, etc., mainly of Warren County, Kentucky families. Letters: Briggs family, 1812-1842; Curd family, 1832-1865; Finch family, 1826-1919; and Perkins family, 1851-1918. Genealogy records on the families plus the record of the Morehead family and the autobiography of Charles Robert Morehead, Sr.


Commissioners Report On The Shoals In The Ohio River (Sc 1545), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2007

Commissioners Report On The Shoals In The Ohio River (Sc 1545), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1545. Photocopy (made in 1970) of handwritten Ohio River survey done in 1819 related to river navigation in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and Indiana. It includes many hand-drawn maps. There is a large, undated map in a pocket on inside back cover.