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Bowling Green, Kentucky - Fire Department (Sc 3489), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Bowling Green, Kentucky - Fire Department (Sc 3489), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of documents (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3489. Compiled correspondence and documents related to the purchase of fire trucks for the cities of Bowling Green and Smiths Grove in Warren County, Kentucky. Most of the material was scanned and is only available in digital format, but a few original letters and documents were retained.


Bowling Green, Kentucky - Waterworks (Sc 3488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Bowling Green, Kentucky - Waterworks (Sc 3488), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of documents (Click on "Additional Files" below for Manuscripts Small Collection 3488. “Changes in Plans and Specifications for Water Works Improvements, Contracts Nos. 1 to 5, Incl[usive] for the City of Bowling Green, Bowling Green, Kentucky, December 12, 1947.”


Gray, John H. (Sc 3483), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Gray, John H. (Sc 3483), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3483. Letter, 15 October 1862, to his family from John H. Gray, serving with the 101st Indiana Infantry. He describes his experiences enroute to Perryville, Kentucky in the wake of the recent battle there: the lack of rations that required improvisation when preparing meals, the prevalence of diarrhea (“the quick step”) among the troops, and his hospitalization at Perryville, where he sees the decaying body of a Confederate soldier, houses and hospitals full of suffering wounded, piles of spent ammunition, and destruction of ...


Bethlehem Methodist Church - Monroe County, Kentucky (Sc 3485), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Bethlehem Methodist Church - Monroe County, Kentucky (Sc 3485), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3485. "Bethlehem Methodist Church (Monroe County, Kentucky) Membership List, ca. 1853-54" compiled by Charles R. Arterburn. A one-page history of the church is included on page 2. The remainder of the pages are photocopies of the church’s membership list from 1853 to 1854, although the church was established in 1839.


Jennings, Donna - Compiler (Sc 3481), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Jennings, Donna - Compiler (Sc 3481), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3481. Compilation titled “Kentucky Memories: Gladys Pernie Washer and her sister Mamie Ethel Washer Dalbotten.” Includes a reminiscence written by Gladys Washer in 1961 titled “To My Grandchildren Sketches of My Childhood” enhanced with family photos and “Memories of My Kentucky Home” by Mamie Dalbotten, also composed in 1961 and enhanced with family photos. Includes three digital images of family members.


Covington-Reynolds Family Papers (Mss 677), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Covington-Reynolds Family Papers (Mss 677), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 677. Chiefly courtship letters written by Edward Daniel Covington while teaching high school industrial arts classes at St. Petersburg High School in Florida to his girlfriend and future wife, Evelyn Reynolds, Cave City, Kentucky. The 1933 letters mention the financial effects of the Great Depression and the difficulty of paying teachers.


Parker, Elizabeth (Elwell), 1809-1848 (Sc 3478), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2019

Parker, Elizabeth (Elwell), 1809-1848 (Sc 3478), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3478. Letter, 18 August 1837, to Samuel Elwell and his wife in care of Henry Elwell, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Samuel’s sister E. E. Parker, Louisville, Kentucky. She expresses hope for the education and success of Samuel’s newborn son and advises that she and her husband are doing well at “the best business place on the river.” She notes amenities in Louisville such as “large handsome stores,” an abundance of berries and other foodstuffs, steam and flatboats on the river, and good blacksmithing, despite a shortage of coinage. She also remarks on ...


Bate Family Papers (Mss 673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Bate Family Papers (Mss 673), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 673. Correspondence, business, and legal papers of various members of the Bate family of Sumner County, Tennessee. Some of the children are located in San Augustine, Texas. Most of the correspondence centers around the mother, Ann Franklin (Weatherred) Bate and her children, particularly Eugenia Patience (Bate) Bass Bertinatti and Humphrey Howell Bate, and to a lesser degree their siblings. Includes extensive documentation about the financial and legal condition of Bertinatti after the Civil War. The originals are in the Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.


Bradsher, Frances Willard (Cherry) Cartwright, 1899-1995 (Sc 3475), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Bradsher, Frances Willard (Cherry) Cartwright, 1899-1995 (Sc 3475), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3475. “The 1913 Green River Flood,” a reminiscence by Frances (Cherry) Bradsher about her community’s experience of the flood in Calhoun, Kentucky. She also includes some general memories of her childhood in Calhoun, Kentucky.


Buffalo Club (Sc 3473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Buffalo Club (Sc 3473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3473. Directories of male teachers in northern Kentucky for 1937 and 1941-1942, made for the use of teachers with compliments of the Buffalo Club. Data on teachers includes name, position, school, and home address.


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.


Evans, Ray Estil, 1913-1981 (Sc 3469), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Evans, Ray Estil, 1913-1981 (Sc 3469), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3469. Military service records for Roy Estil "Sarge" Evans, a native of Warren County, Kentucky, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Included is a calendar from the "War Prisoner's Aid of the Young Men's Christian Association" in which he marked off the days he was imprisoned as a POW in a German stalag. In pencil he wrote "Stalag Luft One Room Four" and marked off days in January - April of 1945. Also includes photocopies of two photographs in the Kentucky Library Research Collections.


Shanks Family Papers (Sc 3468), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Shanks Family Papers (Sc 3468), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3468. Family Bible marriage record for George W. Shanks and Catherine Johnson, Galloways Mill, Warren County, Kentucky, 25 December 1881; photocopy and typescript of will of Catherine’s mother Eliza Jane (Smith) Johnson, Warren County, Kentucky, 12 September 1899.


Cemeteries - Horse Cave, Kentucky (Sc 3467), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Cemeteries - Horse Cave, Kentucky (Sc 3467), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3467. Deed, 15 July 1911, from the Trustees of the Town of Horse Cave, Kentucky to Mrs. Minnie Hendrick of Lot No. 168 in the “public white cemetery” of Horse Cave. Includes an endorsement giving two grave sites on the lot to the grantee’s sister and brother-in-law.


Knott Family Papers (Mss 675), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Knott Family Papers (Mss 675), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 675. Papers and photographs of James Proctor Knott, Lebanon, Kentucky, and his wife Sarah "Sallie" (McElroy) Knott. Includes two journals of Sallie Knott covering the first eight years of their marriage, and miscellaneous papers of a related family, the Clarks.


Green Family Papers (Mss 674), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Green Family Papers (Mss 674), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 674. Business and personal correspondence, as well as business records (chiefly invoices and statements from Louisville suppliers) for the Green family at Falls of Rough, Grayson County, Kentucky. Green operated a number of businesses, including saw mills, a grist mill, woolen mill, and a general store. He also operated a large farm raising tobacco and livestock, as well as a herd of Shetland ponies. Although his businesses are covered extensively in the correspondence and records, politics and local economic development is also discussed.


Hardesty, Isaac Ellis, 1841-1917 (Sc 3464), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Hardesty, Isaac Ellis, 1841-1917 (Sc 3464), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and typescripts (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3464. Letters, 11 September 1862 and 4 April 1863, to his family from Isaac Hardesty, serving with the 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. From camp near Covington, Kentucky, he reports on his health and his efforts to have his clothing shipped home; he also describes his fortified camp, the sounds of battle nearby, the dangers posed to pickets, and his pleasure at glimpsing his home state from the nearby hills. From Louisville, Kentucky, he writes of his painful arm and his longing to be at home, but ...


Christopherson, Kathryn Kendall (Donley) "Katy," 1921-2017 (Mss 672), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Christopherson, Kathryn Kendall (Donley) "Katy," 1921-2017 (Mss 672), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 672. Correspondence, articles, interviews, photographs, and printed matter relating to the work of Katy Christopherson, Louisville, Kentucky, as a maker, curator, judge, lecturer and writer on quilts and quilting. Includes material relating to her involvement with the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society and the Louisville Nimble Thimbles, Inc.


Globe Searchers Stamp And Coin Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3463), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Globe Searchers Stamp And Coin Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3463), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3463. Minutes of the Globe-Searchers Stamp and Coin Club (formerly the Globe-Searchers Stamp Club), Bowling Green, Kentucky, a group of stamp and coin collectors. Includes a list of members for 1962-1963.


Reppert, Charles Kramer, 1842-1921 (Sc 3456), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Reppert, Charles Kramer, 1842-1921 (Sc 3456), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3456. Letter, 24 July 1864, of Charles K. Reppert, Louisville, Kentucky, to his brother William E. Reppert, then serving with a Pennsylvania cavalry company at Nashville, Tennessee. He reports on the progress of their business making and marketing “Silver Pearl Soap,” the difficulty of trade in Kentucky without proof of loyalty to the Union, and his hopes to eventually sell the business. He also remarks on an upcoming military draft and that “the Negro Enlistments have cleared Kentucky.”


Weldon, William R., B. 1827? (Sc 3457), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Weldon, William R., B. 1827? (Sc 3457), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3457. Letter, 17 March 1849, of William R. Weldon, Elizabeth, Arkansas, to his parents and brother in Ballard County, Kentucky (Fancy Farm post office). He writes of his wish to hear news from home (including “how the Blacks are getting along”) since his departure five months earlier, reports his attendance at a “genteel” wedding, and suggests that his parents consider joining him in Arkansas. To his brother, he writes of his embarrassment at having to strip the clothing off an attractive young lady after her dress accidentally caught fire. He further remarks that ...


Hunt, Richard (Sc 3455), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Hunt, Richard (Sc 3455), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3455. Letter, 15 March 1837, of Richard Hunt to his brother David B. Hunt in Brooklyn, New York. Employed by a merchant in Louisville, Kentucky, Richard writes of his economic prospects but laments leaving his friends and family behind, including a young lady. He encourages David’s entry into business and refers to their father, “Deacon Hunt,” and to Samuel, another brother. He also writes of his work at a “colored school” and the eagerness of the students despite a shortage of teachers. Referring to an earlier discussion with his brother about abolishing ...


West Kentucky Coal Company - Sturgis, Kentucky (Mss 670), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

West Kentucky Coal Company - Sturgis, Kentucky (Mss 670), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 570. Accounting records, chiefly accounts payable, for West Kentucky Coal Company headquartered in Sturgis, Kentucky. Most transactions include receipts from a given vendor along with a summary voucher from West Kentucky Coal. Also includes some payroll records.


Obetz, Jeremiah H., 1843-1923 (Sc 3444), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Obetz, Jeremiah H., 1843-1923 (Sc 3444), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of transcriptions (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3444. Letters of Jeremiah H. Obetz, Manheim, Pennsylvania, to his former employer Henry C. Gingrich, written during his service with the 9th Pennsylvania (Lochiel) Cavalry at Camp Dunham near Bowling Green, Kentucky, and at Camp Andy Johnson near Jeffersonville, Indiana. Obetz describes the pursuit of Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan, the death of a comrade, camp life, and his confidence that England could not interfere successfully against the Union. He also reports on the strength of fortifications at recently recaptured Bowling Green. Suffering ...


Smith, Sudie H., 1892-1973 - Letters To (Sc 3454), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Smith, Sudie H., 1892-1973 - Letters To (Sc 3454), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3454. Letter, 14 December 1912, from a beau named Claude at Princeton, Kentucky, to Miss Sudie Smith, Cerulean, Kentucky in which he discusses their friendship and correspondence and a recent illness he has experienced. On Princeton Hotel stationery.


Greenwood Baptist Church - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3452), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Greenwood Baptist Church - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3452), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3452. Miscellaneous documents related to the history of Greenwood Baptist Church, Warren County, Kentucky.


Graves, Guthrie Yochlee, 1903-1967 (Sc 3449), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Graves, Guthrie Yochlee, 1903-1967 (Sc 3449), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3449. Typescript of an article dated in pencil 4/22/50 and titled "Congenital Subtotal Duodenal Stenosis" by Dr. Guthrie Y. Graves of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes three x-rays of an infant’s abdominal section and a copy of the bill from Bowling Green's City Hospital for $132. The x-rays and bill, dated 1946, were for one of the patients mentioned in the article, the case of Baby Wanda Faye Pearson of Bowling Green. Also includes a proof for an article by Drs. Graves and Henry S. Harris titled "Carcinoma of the ...


Gibble, Harrison H., 1822-1898 (Sc 3443), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Gibble, Harrison H., 1822-1898 (Sc 3443), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Letter, 5 January 1862, of Harrison Gibble, 79th Pennsylvania Infantry, to his friend Henry Gingrich in Manheim, Pennsylvania. From Camp Wood, Munfordville, Kentucky, Gibble writes of the cold weather, the repair of a bridge across the Green River that had been destroyed by Confederates, the construction of floating bridges, and his company’s anticipated move to Cave City, Kentucky. He also relays reports of Confederate withdrawal toward Nashville and of 5,000 sick in hospital at Bowling Green. He mentions the names of other Manheim soldiers in his regiment, asks Gingrich to draw funds for his wife out of ...


Gray, John H. (Sc 3445), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Gray, John H. (Sc 3445), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3445. Letter, 17 October [1862], to his sister Jennie from John H. Gray, serving with the 101st Indiana Infantry. Recovering in hospital at Perryville, Kentucky after an arduous march, he describes conditions in the aftermath of the Battle of Perryville: property damage, unburied dead, Confederate prisoners of war, the suffering of the wounded, and shortages of food and water. He regrets being unable to recuperate without benefit of a furlough and, as he prepares to rejoin his regiment, refers sarcastically to the “lovely war.”


Johnson, Samuel F. (Sc 3442), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Johnson, Samuel F. (Sc 3442), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3442. Telegram, 17 October [1864], from Hopkinsville, Kentucky of Lieutenant Colonel Samuel F. Johnson to Colonel Cicero Maxwell in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He advises that Confederate General Hylan B. Lyon’s troops are in Providence, Kentucky “sweeping every horse mule & man in their course.” Johnson asks for mounted troops and a supply of ammunition to be sent to him at Russellville, Kentucky, failing which Lyon’s troops “will get out with their plunder & hundreds of recruits.”