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Interview With David Emery By Mike Hastings, David F. Emery Dec 2009

Interview With David Emery By Mike Hastings, David F. Emery

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
David Farnham Emery was born on September 1, 1948, in Rockland, Maine. His father was a bookkeeper, accountant, and golfer (he also played baseball for the University of Pennsylvania), and his mother was a nurse. Both parents served in the military during World War II, his father as a staff sergeant and his mother as an officer. He grew up in a Republican family and attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts from 1967-1970. He was elected to the Maine legislature immediately after graduation, during the Vietnam War. In 1974, he was elected as a U.S. congressman ...


Thomas, Peter (Mrs.) (Sc 2127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Thomas, Peter (Mrs.) (Sc 2127), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2127. Letter from Mrs. Peter Thomas, Bowling Green, Kentucky to the "Mayor & Board of Councilmen" inquiring about the appropriateness of her being taxed by the city and the installation of her water service.


Masters, John Post, D. 1973 (Sc 2126), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Masters, John Post, D. 1973 (Sc 2126), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2126. Typescript of a paper written by John Post Masters, Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1964 and titled "The Start of Silent Moving Pictures in the United States."


Hall, Dorthie A. (Mss 295), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Hall, Dorthie A. (Mss 295), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 295. Letters written to Dorthie A. Hall, student and editor of the "College Heights Herald" at Western Kentucky Teachers College, Bowling Green, Kentucky, during World War II. The male correspondents are all former students from Western, and they describe military life in their specific locations around the world. They all express devotion to Western and ask for details and comment about the school, sports teams, and the Bowling Green community.


Interview With Tony Buxton By Andrea L’Hommedieu, Anthony 'Tony' W. Buxton Dec 2009

Interview With Tony Buxton By Andrea L’Hommedieu, Anthony 'Tony' W. Buxton

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Anthony “Tony” Wayne Buxton was born in Augusta, Maine, on December 19, 1946, and grew up in Readfield, Maine. His father, Wayne Wilson Buxton, an artist and writer, and his mother, Margaret (Murray) Buxton, an artist and teacher, both came from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tony attended Bowdoin College, being graduated in 1968, then served in the Army from 1968-1970. He received his law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1978 and began working for the firm Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios in 1980. He co-founded the Energy Law Institute. Tony has served on both the Democratic State Committee and the Democratic Party as treasurer and chair. He was heavily involved in several of George Mitchell's political campaigns in 1974, 1982, and 1988.

Summary
Interview includes discussion of: Buxton’s first impressions of Mitchell; Mitchell's run for chair of the Democratic National Committee; Mitchell’s 1974 Maine gubernatorial campaign and the dynamics ...


Stout-Middleton Collection (Mss 297), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Stout-Middleton Collection (Mss 297), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 297. Album from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, kept by Samuel S. Templeton, 1836-1838; diary of Marguerita Middleton, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1896-1899; diary of Margaret L. Herdman Stout, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1896-1901; information related to the Stout and Middleton families.


Canon, Ernest Hubert, 1887-1978 (Sc 2123), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Canon, Ernest Hubert, 1887-1978 (Sc 2123), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2123. Correspondence of Ernest Hubert Canon relating mainly to his service as secretary and president of the Bowling Green, Kentucky's Kiwanis Club and as a member of various committees of Bowling Green's First Christian Church. Includes correspondence from Congressman William H. Natcher commenting on appropriations for Mammoth Cave National Park and on the growing federal budget.


The Foundation Of Our Lady Of Lourdes St. Mary's Colgan, And How It Helped To Define The Italian Miners Of The Coal Fields, Kraig Westhoff Dec 2009

The Foundation Of Our Lady Of Lourdes St. Mary's Colgan, And How It Helped To Define The Italian Miners Of The Coal Fields, Kraig Westhoff

Theory and Practice: Hist 430

During the late 19th century the, United States was rapidly industrializing and had a growing need for coal; this area of Kansas was more than happy to dig deep into the ground to find this valuable resource. While many native-born Americans came from the east to work in the Cherokee-Crawford coalfields, the need for labor nearly outweighed the need for coal. To meet this need many of the mine owners decided to look beyond the boundaries of the United States and go to the European continent to find people willing to work in the mines. Numerous Italians, Scots, Germans, Yugoslavians ...


Mcchesney, Gene (Sc 2116), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Mcchesney, Gene (Sc 2116), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2116. Class paper about the history of Bowling Green, Kentucky titled "The City Founded." The paper was written by Gene McChesney as a senior theme at the Western Kentucky State Teachers College Training School, when McChesney was 15 years old.


Mcdaniel, John W., 1849-1904 (Sc 2119), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Mcdaniel, John W., 1849-1904 (Sc 2119), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2119. Copy of scrapbook kept chiefly by John W. McDaniel, Warren County, Kentucky, which includes obituaries and other news clippings.


Warren County, Kentucky - Court Records (Sc 2115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Warren County, Kentucky - Court Records (Sc 2115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2115. Sundry Warren County, Kentucky court records collected by Warren County Circuit Court judge, Robert Coleman. Includes a will, indenture, manusmission papers, bonds, etc. List of documents is included in the finding aid.


Mcfarland, Jonnie, B. 1873 (Sc 2120), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Mcfarland, Jonnie, B. 1873 (Sc 2120), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2120. Autograph album of Jonnie McFarland, Bristow, Kentucky. Includes part of a menu from J. A. Rabold, Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Mcneel, John (Sc 2121), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Mcneel, John (Sc 2121), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2121. Bond of John McNeel, given to Justices of the County Court of Warren County, Kentucky for performance of his agreement to donate 200 acres of land in consideration of the county seat being fixed thereon.


Curle, Richard, 1883-1968 (Sc 2114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Curle, Richard, 1883-1968 (Sc 2114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2114. Letter written by Richard Curle to Katherine [unknown last name] in which he mentions their attendance at a party and her criticism of his novel.


Mcclary, H. W. (Sc 2117), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Mcclary, H. W. (Sc 2117), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2117. Brief history of Auburn, Logan County, Kentucky, and related correspondence.


Baird, Nancy Disher, B. 1935, Et Al (Sc 2106), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Baird, Nancy Disher, B. 1935, Et Al (Sc 2106), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2106. Galley proof of "Bowling Green: A Pictorial History" written by Nancy D. Baird, Carol Crowe-Carraco, and Michael L. Morse; published in a limited edition by the Donning Company in 1983.


Swann, James H., 1869-1965 (Sc 2113), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Swann, James H., 1869-1965 (Sc 2113), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2113. Sales contract for lot 37 in the "College View" development, Bowling Green, Kentucky, for James H. Swann and his wife Bessie; an accompanying letter from the developer, National Development Company of Bowling Green, is included.


Mccormick, Mary (Sloss), 1873-1904 (Sc 2118), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Mccormick, Mary (Sloss), 1873-1904 (Sc 2118), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2118. Letter written by Mary Sloss, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Mary Stagner, a member of her wedding party, related to attire; newspaper announcement of 16 April 1889 wedding of Mary Sloss and Herschel McCormick.


Perils And Precautions: Mining Safety And Public Policy, Kenneth Hawkins Dec 2009

Perils And Precautions: Mining Safety And Public Policy, Kenneth Hawkins

Theory and Practice: Hist 430

In the United States the Industrial Revolution brought about many new occupational hazards for workers. This was true for most jobs, but few were more dangerous than that of coal mining in the Crawford-Cherokee region of Kansas and the other main mining areas such as West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Utah. Between 1887 and 1926 there was a great series of accidents, explosions in particular, which became a catalyst for policy change in regards to coal mining safety. Initial measures that were put into place to protect miners from accidents proved to be inadequate. And even with the advent of ...


A Missed Opportunity: The Failure To Unionize Little Balkan Miners During The Strikes Of 1893, Matt Demoss Dec 2009

A Missed Opportunity: The Failure To Unionize Little Balkan Miners During The Strikes Of 1893, Matt Demoss

Theory and Practice: Hist 430

"Among the Falstaff army of industries of this country, too poor to fight, too cowardly or virtuous to steal, the coal mining industry presents itself as one of the most bedraggled members of these ragged recruits," state mine operator attorney, D.W. Kuhn in 1911. Although Kuhn sided with coal operators for business interests, his description of the industry was not flattering. By calling the coal mining industry a Falstaff army, Kuhn was comparing the industry to a celebrated Shakespearean character, "a very fat, sensual, and witty old knight; a swindler, drunkard, and good-tempered liar; and something of a coward ...


Interview With Brendan Melley By Brien Williams, Brendan G. Melley Dec 2009

Interview With Brendan Melley By Brien Williams, Brendan G. Melley

George J. Mitchell Oral History Project

Biographical Note
Brendan G. Melley was born on July 3, 1963, in Hartford, Connecticut, to Joseph Melley, Jr. and Rita Murphy Melley. He attended Providence College in Rhode Island and was commissioned to the Infantry in the Army upon graduation, where he served seven years active duty. In 1993, he began working for Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, DC. He worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington and then the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. In 2000, he worked with Mitchell on the Sharm el-Sheikh International Fact-Finding Committee to support peace and stability in the Middle East. At ...


Daffinrud, Solveig (Sc 2111), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Daffinrud, Solveig (Sc 2111), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2111. Note from Solveig Daffinrud, Edina, Minnesota to Sue Lynn McDaniel, Bowling Green, Kentucky relating tho their mutual friendship with Joe Kimbrough. Also includes two photos of Kimbrough.


Warren County, Kentucky - Receipts (Sc 2108), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Warren County, Kentucky - Receipts (Sc 2108), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2108. Photographic copies of receipt for Warren County, Kentucky taxes paid by George Moore, 1800; receipt for $15 paid to James Dougan for constructing the jail in Bowling Green, 1802; "Daily News" article about the two receipts and others found in the Warren County courthouse in 1966.


Shirley, James Kelly (Fa 474), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Shirley, James Kelly (Fa 474), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 474. A term project prepared by James Kelly Shirley on Cora Mae Howard for a Western Kentucky University history class titled "The Negro in American History."


Brown, Caroll P. - Collector (Sc 2105), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Brown, Caroll P. - Collector (Sc 2105), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and print (attached as an additional file) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2105. Collaborative set of three signed poems by Jim Wayne Miller and an Ivan Schiefferdecker, art print title "Late Fall" (numbered 77/100 and signed), along with the typescript of another signed poem by Miller. Also includes a promotional piece for the set.


Strange, Carrie, 1862-1940 (Sc 2110), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Strange, Carrie, 1862-1940 (Sc 2110), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2110. Autograph albums (2) kept by Carrie Strange of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Several of those autographing the album took artistic and literate license with their work. Also includes a pen & ink drawing of a young woman, dated 1908.


Pioneer Cemetery - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 2107), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Pioneer Cemetery - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 2107), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2107. Sexton's book for the cemetery, recording interments of both whites and African Americans from 1860-1863. Most entries state name, date of death, sex, age at death, and cause of death. A typescript is included, together with notes on the genealogy of the book owner's family.


Canon, Ernest Hubert, 1887-1978 (Sc 2109), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Canon, Ernest Hubert, 1887-1978 (Sc 2109), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2109. Miscellaneous correspondence and certificates related to Ernest Hubert Canon's community, club and church activities. He served for many years as an officer of the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club.


Taylor, John Burnam (Sc 2104), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Taylor, John Burnam (Sc 2104), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2104. Letter, 8 May 1981, from John Burnam Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, to Lowell H. Harrison, Bowling Green, Kentucky providing information related to members of the Burnam family.


David, Lynn Coulter, B. 1941 (Fa 124), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

David, Lynn Coulter, B. 1941 (Fa 124), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Foklife Archives Project 124. Recorded oral reminiscence titled "Vietnamese Airlift, April 1975." Discussion of the refugee airlift operation at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. David discusses her role as a volunteer during this operation and presents her personal impressions of the experience.