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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.


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 ...


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 ...


Howell, Ray, 1893-1977 (Sc 3440), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Howell, Ray, 1893-1977 (Sc 3440), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3440. Personal papers of Ray Howell, Bowling Green, Kentucky: postcards sent during his military service in World War I and bearing his image; a 1931 certificate confirming his 1919 discharge from the U.S. Army; a certified copy of his birth certificate; a postcard from California advising of a death; and Howell’s funeral instructions. Also includes the 1919 reply of another “Ray Howell,” then serving in Germany, to whom Howell’s sister Maud’s letter was sent by mistake; he also encloses a postcard bearing his image.


Bush, Elkanah Turner, 1832-1900 (Mss 667), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Bush, Elkanah Turner, 1832-1900 (Mss 667), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scans of scrapbooks (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Collection 667. Account book kept by Elkanah Turner Bush for a grocery/general store in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Subsequently the account book was used by John D. Read of Sumner County, Tennessee to record information about his Sumner County, Tennessee farm.


Pioneer Cemetery - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3407), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Pioneer Cemetery - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3407), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3407. Alphabetical list, with birth and death years where available, of persons buried in Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Pioneer Cemetery. Prepared by Nellie Hoofnel as part of an initiative by the Chamber of Commerce to protect the graves, the list includes “all the names that are legible,” and a preface asks relatives who recognize names to contact the Chamber.


Bowling Green Welfare Home - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3390), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Bowling Green Welfare Home - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3390), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3390. Two reports on the Bowling Green Welfare Home, 1023 Adams Street, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The first lists expenses from 1932-1934 and provides a short history and a list of residents. The second, by Marie Pennington, is dated 1936 and reports on the home’s history, personnel and finances, and describes a few of the welfare cases.


Moxley, Frank Otha, 1908-2004 (Mss 664), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Moxley, Frank Otha, 1908-2004 (Mss 664), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 664. Personal and professional papers of Dr. Frank O. Moxley of Bowling Green, Kentucky, an educator, guidance counselor, coach, and prominent member of the city’s African American community. Includes projects and narratives related to Bowling Green’s African American heritage.


Benevolent And Protective Order Of Elks (Sc 3383), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Benevolent And Protective Order Of Elks (Sc 3383), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3383. Correspondence, news clippings, documents, photos, certificates, and other ephemera related to the Kentucky state Elks and the Bowling Green, Kentucky, Lodge (#320). Much of this revolves around leadership roles played by William P. Stamps, Jr. of Bowling Green. Also includes constitution and by-laws as well as minutes of the Bowling Green auxiliary, 1986-1987.


Hill, Ruth Elizabeth (Phillips), 1894-1980 (Sc 3340), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Hill, Ruth Elizabeth (Phillips), 1894-1980 (Sc 3340), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3340. Typescript, with handwritten notations, of a speech by Ruth Hill, Bowling Green, Kentucky, entitled “Some of ‘My Favorite Things.’” First given at the Chautauqua Club, a Bowling Green, Kentucky literary club, in 1965 and thereafter to several women’s clubs, the speech reviews Mrs. Hill’s appreciation for theater, scientific progress, and other aspects of life that “shut out the winds of pessimism and depression.”


Ray, Joseph Malchus, 1907-1991 (Sc 3329), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Ray, Joseph Malchus, 1907-1991 (Sc 3329), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full text scan of memoirs and photographs and digital files of interviews (Click on "Additional Files" below to access) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3329. Memoirs, sundry papers, and oral histories of Joseph Malchus Ray, a native of Warren County, Kentucky, who went on to teach at universities in Texas, Alabama and Maryland. He ended his career as president of the University of Texas at El Paso in 1968, but stayed on afterwards as the H.Y. Benedict Professor of Political Science at UTEP. The memoirs discuss in detail his professional and personal life and the values that ...


Houchens Industries - Bowling Green, Kentucky - Relating To (Sc 3333), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Houchens Industries - Bowling Green, Kentucky - Relating To (Sc 3333), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3333. Two historical sketches of Houchens Industries, an operator of grocery and convenience stores founded in Glasgow, Kentucky in 1917. One is compiled by Ruel Houchens and is current to 1988; the other is by an unknown author and is current to 1989.


Standard Oil Company Of Kentucky (Sc 3331), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Standard Oil Company Of Kentucky (Sc 3331), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3331. Receipts, promotional material, and a photograph of a sign documenting the operation of the Standard Oil Company service station at the corner of College and Seventh streets in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Also includes a paper by Michael Mathews for a museum internship in which he examined the items in the collection. Because of the deteriorated condition of many of the originals, they could not be kept without causing damage to other material. A month of inventory sheets were kept from December 1922 to show a typical month’s operation for the station.


Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3323), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Hebron, John L., 1842-1914 (Sc 3323), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and typescript for Manuscripts Small Collection 3323. Letter, 20 February 1862, from John L. Hebron to his mother in Steubenville, Ohio. He reports his regiment’s arrival on the outskirts of Bowling Green, Kentucky, taken from Confederate forces “without firing a gun,” and describes attempting to cross a ruined bridge, his living quarters in a deserted house, and available food supplies. In a 25 February postscript from Nashville, Tennessee, he writes of the troops’ continued lack of success in crossing the river into Bowling Green, and mentions reports that the Confederates plan to “make a stand” south of ...


Strahm Family Collection (Mss 655), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Strahm Family Collection (Mss 655), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 655. Data, clippings and information about the Strahm family and related families. Most of the material relates to Franz J. Strahm, WKU music director from 1910-1941, and his son Victor H. Strahm’s career in military service. Includes photographs of Franz, Victor, and other family members.


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.


Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1219. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to register the Cedar Ridge Historic District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by Julianne Carroll and Emily Hudson, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 43 single and multi-family structures in the neighborhood, the earliest dating from 1920.


Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1217. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to expand the boundaries of the College Hill National Register District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by V. Lynn Reynolds in 1994, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 33 structures in the initial College Hill National Register District established in 1979; 115 structures were added in 1994 and one more in 1996. A survey inventory updated in July 2003 is also included along with Kentucky Historic Resources Individual Survey forms from 2006.


Trafton, Paula Burt (Fa 1214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Trafton, Paula Burt (Fa 1214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1214. National Register of Historic Places nomination form for Taylor Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by Paula Burt Trafton, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the church.


Helm Family Papers (Mss 633), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Helm Family Papers (Mss 633), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscript Collection 633. Correspondence, business papers, deeds, and miscellaneous records of the Helm family of Butler County, Kentucky, and related families.


Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Historic Houses - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3253), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3253. Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Inventory forms for historic properties in Warren County, Kentucky; survey only, drawings were not executed for these houses. Some forms include photocopies of photographs or additional notes.


Bowling Green, Kentucky - Municipal Bonds (Sc 3248), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Bowling Green, Kentucky - Municipal Bonds (Sc 3248), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3248. “City of Bowling Green, Kentucky Bond Funds Financial Report, June 30, 1981”, a statement prepared by the City’s Department of Finance and Data Processing.


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.


Industrial Resources - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3240), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Industrial Resources - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3240), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3240. “Industrial Survey of Bowling Green and Warren County, Ky.,” prepared by the Chamber of Commerce. The report includes, but is not limited to, information about population, transportation, utilities, businesses, agriculture, local government and services, schools, recreation, retail statistics, and climate.


Morgan, William Montrose, 1842-1926 (Sc 3231), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Morgan, William Montrose, 1842-1926 (Sc 3231), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3231. Letter, February 2, 1862, of William Montrose Morgan to his parents and sisters, of Wisconsin. From Camp Wood, Kentucky, he writes of the rainy and snowy weather; the number of soldiers sick in company regiments; he describes his regiment and his brigade commander as being the best in the division. He comments about the regiment being on guard duty and held in reserve to protect a bridge and ferry on Green River. The letter describes that there are 20,000 men in his regiment under General Negley; Union materials were being transported ...


Brashear, Robert Lansdale, 1894-1954 (Mss 641), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Brashear, Robert Lansdale, 1894-1954 (Mss 641), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 641. Survey books of Robert L. Brashear, a civil engineer of Bowling Green, Kentucky, containing field notes and sketches of properties in and near Bowling Green and in some surrounding counties.


Miller, George W., B. 1843? (Sc 3220), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2018

Miller, George W., B. 1843? (Sc 3220), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3220. Letter, 19 January 1863, of George W. Miller to his sister. In camp at Bowling Green, Kentucky, the unhappy soldier writes of the threat of death from battle and disease, of “tyrannical” officers, and of a debt owed to him at home. He is angered to learn that an uncle in Fostoria, Ohio is a secessionist. He also mentions his brother Jacob’s engagement in a “big fight” lasting five days.


C.D.G. Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2018

C.D.G. Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3214. Minutes of the C.D.G. (Children Desiring God) Club, Bowling Green, Kentucky, composed of women members of the First Baptist Church. Includes meeting minutes, members lists, and financial data.