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Simmons, Clayton C. (Sc 2639), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2012

Simmons, Clayton C. (Sc 2639), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2639. Bound typescript copy of a book compiled by Clayton C. Simmons, titled “An Historical Journey Through Barren County, Kentucky.” Topics of interest include Barren County and Edmonson County family histories and general history about the counties.


Tynes, Lillian Iona, 1925-2010 (Mss 431), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2012

Tynes, Lillian Iona, 1925-2010 (Mss 431), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 431. Sundry items from Lillian Iona Tynes’s childhood and adolescence in Russellville, Kentucky, including greeting and holiday cards, correspondence, diaries, report cards, programs from school functions, news clippings, church programs, and more.


Helm, Margie May, 1894-1991 (Sc 2594), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2012

Helm, Margie May, 1894-1991 (Sc 2594), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2594. Miscellaneous letters to Margie May Helm and family members. Includes notecards and a postcard with Shaker themes. Also includes a letter to Jane Helm from a friend regarding rooming together in college, and a speech by Margie May Helm on the early history of the Little Muddy Cumberland Presbyterian Church.


Mcmurtry, Horace (Sc 2575), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Mcmurtry, Horace (Sc 2575), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2575. Paper titled: “Warren County, Kentucky,” written by Horace McMurtry. This paper discusses the geography, history, agriculture, and social life and customs of Warren County.


Wilson, John B., 1861-1943 (Sc 2571), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Wilson, John B., 1861-1943 (Sc 2571), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2571. Letter from John B. Wilson, Hartford, Kentucky to Mary Leiper Moore, Bowling Green, Kentucky, enclosing an article he wrote, titled “Lest We Forget”. This article covers the early settlement of Ohio County, including its early buildings, churches, and roadways. Also included is an article written by Wilson, titled “Fort Hartford”, concerning the settlement of Fort Hartford in Ohio County and complications with land titles.


Mccullock, Sue R. (Sc 2566), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Mccullock, Sue R. (Sc 2566), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2566. Bound copy of “History of Owensboro, Kentucky,” compiled by Sue R. McCullock. This history includes the early settlement of Daviess County, important citizens, industry, organizations, and general information about Owensboro in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


Homemakers Club - Metcalfe County, Kentucky (Sc 2562), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Homemakers Club - Metcalfe County, Kentucky (Sc 2562), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2562. Manuscript paper titled “History of Metcalfe County” compiled by the Homemakers Club and presented by Virginia Depp, Summer Shade, Kentucky, on 6 November 1950. The paper includes historical information about the towns in Metcalfe County, including Center, Sulphur Well, Knob Lick, Wisdom, Edmonton, Curtis, and Summer Shade. Also includes information about Crail Hope, Green County, Kentucky.


First Baptist Church - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 629), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

First Baptist Church - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 629), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 629. Associational letter sent by the First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to the Warren Association of Baptists, containing the following lists: representatives at council meeting, ministers, membership, officers, Sunday School records, and financial table.


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

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

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Finding aid only 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.


Groom, Littleton, 1896-1975 (Sc 544), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Groom, Littleton, 1896-1975 (Sc 544), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 544. Carbon copies of two 1967 letters written to Brother Thomas Whitaker, South Union, Logan County, Kentucky, by Littleton Groom, Princeton, New Jersey, relating information concerning the history of the Gasper River Presbyterian Church in Logan County.


Helm, Carrie (Fa 66), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Helm, Carrie (Fa 66), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 66. “Woodburn: A Memory Just Beneath the Surface”, an interpretive paper and interviews executed by Carrie Helm for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University in 1989.


Venable Family Papers (Mss 382), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Venable Family Papers (Mss 382), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 382. Correspondence, account books, receipts, sermons, drawings, and diaries of the Venable family of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, chiefly John Wesley Venable, Sr. and his wife Fannie and son John, Jr. Of particular interest is an 1839-1839 travel journal kept by John, Sr. while in Florida. Also includes John, Sr.’s sermons and sermon preparation material as well as thirty-nine small diaries documenting his career as an Episcopal priest in Versailles and Hopkinsville. Includes one of John, Sr.’s art sketch books.