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Tichenor Collection (Mss 678), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2019

Tichenor Collection (Mss 678), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 678. Correspondence, papers and photographs of the Tichenor family of McLean County, Kentucky, and related families, especially Cherry, Short, and Hutchison. Much relates to the home front during World War II during the Navy service of high school teacher Thomas Cherry Tichenor.


Fox, Arthur Smith, 1920-1997 (Mss 624), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Fox, Arthur Smith, 1920-1997 (Mss 624), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 624. Letters, clippings, photographs, programs and other records relating to the life of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky native and Hopkins County, Kentucky teacher Arthur S. Fox, especially his service in World War II. Includes genealogical data.


Tolle Collection (Mss 524), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Tolle Collection (Mss 524), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 524. Correspondence and papers of the Tolle family of Barren County, Kentucky. Includes data on the Tolle, Snoddy and Bransford families, William Daniel Tolle’s history of Barren County, and materials relating to his work as a veteran’s pension claims agent.


Coombs Family Collection (Mss 349), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2013

Coombs Family Collection (Mss 349), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for Manuscripts Collection 349. Correspondence, photographs, business records and miscellaneous papers of the Coombs, Robertson and related families of Warren and Simpson counties in Kentucky and of Alabama, Texas and Tennessee. Includes correspondence, personal papers and research of Elizabeth Robertson Coombs, librarian at the Kentucky Library, Western Kentucky University. Several documents from this collection have been scanned are available for viewing by clicking on the "Additional Files" below.


Chism Family Papers (Sc 603), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Chism Family Papers (Sc 603), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scans including slave items (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 603. Chiefly business papers of the Chism family of Monroe County, Kentucky, with most of the papers being those of J. T. Chism (1810-1884). Includes slave items, 1808, 1856 (2); letters pertaining to the pork industry and trade, 1867-1880 (36); doctor’s letters containing medical instructions for patient and prescriptions, 1863-1864 (4); receipts for goods sold to Union forces, 1863-1864 (8); and miscellaneous items.


Perguson, Dee Carl, Jr., 1921-2010 (Mss 8), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2011

Perguson, Dee Carl, Jr., 1921-2010 (Mss 8), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 8. Correspondence and diaries of Deel Carl Perguson, Jr., Horse Branch (Ohio County), Kentucky, and Seattle, Washington. Of interest are his letters written while serving in World War II in the United States, North Africa, and Italy, and his later memoirs of this period. Also of interest are diaries of his years as a student at Western Kentucky State Teachers College, 1939-1943. The collection also includes his recollections of growing up in Horse Branch in the 1920s and 1930s.


Cain, Bevie Waughn, 1844-1883 (Sc 2251), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2010

Cain, Bevie Waughn, 1844-1883 (Sc 2251), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Mansucripts Small Collection 2251. Letters (31) from Cain to James M. Davis, written mostly during the Civil War from her home and school in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, and from Illinois. A strong Confederate sympathizer, Cain responds to Davis’s support of the Union, criticizes President Abraham Lincoln, and opines freely on love, courtship and marriage. She also writes of mutual friends, family, and social and religious activities. Includes 3 additional letters to Davis from his father, sister, and a friend who writes of an opportunity to manage a store. Also includes brief typescripted summaries of the ...


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.