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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.


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.


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.


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.


Guthrie, Charles Snow, 1922-2000 (Mss 668), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Guthrie, Charles Snow, 1922-2000 (Mss 668), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 668. Research, correspondence and manuscripts of WKU English faculty member Charles Snow Guthrie regarding the history of Freemasonry in Kentucky. Includes some business records relating to Guthrie’s farm in Cumberland County, Kentucky.


U.S. 31-W To Interstate 65 Connector Project (Mss 663), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

U.S. 31-W To Interstate 65 Connector Project (Mss 663), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 663. Reports, correspondence, and data related chiefly to Section 106 Review of the connector project which covered the project’s potential effects on historic resources within the area affected. This connector was proposed to allow easier access from the Kentucky Transpark in northern Warren County, Kentucky to Interstate 65.


Richards, Frances, 1893-1991 - Letters To (Sc 3406), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Richards, Frances, 1893-1991 - Letters To (Sc 3406), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collections 3406. Letters of recommendation for Simpson County, Kentucky teacher Frances Richards (later a WKU faculty member), and associated letters regarding teaching positions. Includes teachers certificates and certificate examination grades for Frances’s sister Mary Ellen Richards. One correspondent, A. H. Hill, writes with familiarity to his “cousins” Frances and Mary Ellen.


Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Historical Highway Marker Program (Sc 3386), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Historical Highway Marker Program (Sc 3386), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3386. Materials relating to the Kentucky Historical Society’s Kentucky Historical Highway Marker Program, consisting mostly of correspondence of WKU President Kelly Thompson, a member of the Committee to Edit Inscriptions, and WKU faculty member Frances Richards, who consult with the state and Warren County chairmen concerning the content of proposed markers. Includes a 1963 report and other statistical data for the 1960s.


Moyers, Dolores Jean (Sc 3375), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Moyers, Dolores Jean (Sc 3375), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3375. “Warren County’s Outstanding Pioneer,” a short paper by WKU journalism student Dolores Moyers about Robert Craddock, a Revolutionary War veteran and philanthropist whose will established the Craddock Fund for the education of Warren County, Kentucky schoolchildren. Includes her typescript of Craddock’s will.


Mcguire, Owen (Lg 464), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Mcguire, Owen (Lg 464), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Land Grant 464. Copy of a land grant, 6 May 1814, by which Isaac Shelby, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, granted to Owen McGuire as assignee of William Thompson 200 acres of land on the waters of Drakes Creek, Warren County, Kentucky.


Loving, Frances (Hoover), B. 1907? (Sc 3339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Loving, Frances (Hoover), B. 1907? (Sc 3339), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3339. Letter, 19 August 1968, of Frances (Hoover) Loving, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to the editor of the Park City Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The former resident of Bowling Green deplores the recent bombing of a rural African-American church near the city and expresses the hope that law enforcement will solve the crime, stated in an attached clipping to be the sixth in the county in the past eighteen months. Copied to several state and national politicians, pastors, and Western Kentucky University faculty, the letter was published in the Daily News on 21 ...


Warren County, Kentucky - Area Solid Waste Management Plan (Sc 3315), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Warren County, Kentucky - Area Solid Waste Management Plan (Sc 3315), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3315. Five year update, covering the years 2018-2022, of Warren County, Kentucky’s Area Solid Waste Management Plan. Prepared by the Warren County Fiscal Court, it consists of data and supporting documentation submitted to the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, Division of Waste Management. This collection is in digital format only in TopSCHOLAR.


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.


Bandy, Richard Lewis (Sc 3305), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Bandy, Richard Lewis (Sc 3305), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3305. Letter, 9 November 2018, of Richard L. Bandy, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Mary Alice Oliver, in response to her article in a local magazine about Massey’s Mill in Warren County, Kentucky. Bandy provides recollections of a water-powered mill located on property owned by his family on Middle Fork Creek at Drake, Kentucky. Includes two photographs of the mill, a map showing its location, and Oliver’s reply to the letter.


Whitlow Family - Bible Records (Sc 3285), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Whitlow Family - Bible Records (Sc 3285), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3285. Genealogical pages removed from the Whitlow family Bible. The Whitlows were chiefly located in Barren and Warren counties in south central Kentucky. Includes auxiliary genealogical information related to the family.


Hobson, William Edward, 1844-1909 - Relating To (Sc 3283), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Hobson, William Edward, 1844-1909 - Relating To (Sc 3283), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3283. Certificate of Honorable Discharge, 23 January 1899, issued to William E. Hobson, Bowling Green, Kentucky, by Post No. 55, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Kentucky. The certificate includes data about Hobson’s service and the date he joined the Post.


Warren Association Of Baptists - Warren County, Kentucky (Mss 652), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Warren Association Of Baptists - Warren County, Kentucky (Mss 652), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 652. Documentation from the search for a Director of Missions led by the Search Committee of the Warren Association of Baptists headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Zurowski, Susan K. And Lynn Coulter David, B. 1941 (Fa 1218), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Zurowski, Susan K. And Lynn Coulter David, B. 1941 (Fa 1218), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1218. Student folk studies project titled: ““The Hick’s House: A Warren County, Kentucky Central Passage Log House” which includes documentation of a log building with modern white clapboard siding in the Hadley area of Warren County, Kentucky. Documentation includes descriptions and illustrations of traditional log building practices, photos, and historical research of the property.


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.


James Roger Thomas, B. 1950 And Doris (Carson) Thomas (Sc 3273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

James Roger Thomas, B. 1950 And Doris (Carson) Thomas (Sc 3273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3273. Speech of Roger and Doris Thomas, Smiths Grove, Kentucky, given at a dairymen's event. They describe the history and operation of their dairy farm and their family and community activities. The remarks were made in conjunction with their forthcoming participation in a competition as representatives of the group.


Rawlins, Arline Mclean (Perkins), 1899-1962 (Mss 647), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Rawlins, Arline Mclean (Perkins), 1899-1962 (Mss 647), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 647. Material about the hooked rug designs created and executed by Arline McLean (Perkins) Rawlins of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes correspondence, published and unpublished articles, and photographs


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.


Travelsted, Louise, 1897-1985 (Sc 3256), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Travelsted, Louise, 1897-1985 (Sc 3256), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3256. “The Travelsted Saga,” by Louise Travelsted, Bowling Green, Kentucky, a narrative of her family’s life in Warren County, Kentucky covering the years from her parents’ marriage in 1895 to 1968.


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.


Hardcastle Family Papers (Sc 3243), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Hardcastle Family Papers (Sc 3243), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3243. Papers of the Hardcastle family of Warren County, Kentucky, relating to their farming operations and finances. Includes tax returns, lists of purchases and sales of stocks, records of income and expenses, and notes on vocational agriculture subjects.


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.


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.


Morgan, Nyla Margaret (Hammers) Moore, 1918-2017 (Mss 639), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Morgan, Nyla Margaret (Hammers) Moore, 1918-2017 (Mss 639), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 639. Information collected by Morgan about Butler County, Kentucky history and historical organizations. Genealogical records related to Morgan, Moore, and Johnson families (particularly the children of Christopher Columbus “Lum” Johnson, 1847-1921), as well as allied families. Includes two boxes of material related to theChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kentucky,Tennessee, and West Virginia, particularly its women’s Relief Society.