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Wiseman, Michelle (Fa 1306), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Wiseman, Michelle (Fa 1306), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1306. Student project titled “Folk Songs and Legends,” which includes survey sheets of folk songs and folk legends collected in Indiana and Kentucky. Sheets may include folk songs, lyrics, musical scores, Brown Collection variant number, legends, informant’s name, age, and address.


Thomason, Mary Jean (Healan) (Fa 1299), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Thomason, Mary Jean (Healan) (Fa 1299), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1299. Project titled “Ten Broeck and Mollie: An Intriguing Puzzle,” which includes variants of the texts for “Ten Broeck and Mollie” and “Skewball” collected primarily from Jesse Blair in Grayson County, Kentucky. Project may include texts, song lyrics, tunes, photos, and informant name and location.


Yager, Liz (Fa 1276), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Yager, Liz (Fa 1276), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1276. Student folk studies project [“Songs and Epitaphs,”] which includes survey sheets with with the lyrics of folk songs and epitaphs in Oldham County, Kentucky. Sheets may include brief description of the folk song, lyrics, epitaph, date collected, and informant’s name and age.


Shuffett, Carolyn (Fa 1271), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Shuffett, Carolyn (Fa 1271), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1271. Student folk studies project titled “Green County Tales,” which includes titles of local folk legends and songs in Green County, Kentucky. Descriptions may include title of the legend or song, lyrics, informant’s name and address.


Purcell, Janice (Fa 1261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Purcell, Janice (Fa 1261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1261. Student folk studies project titled “Three Traditional Singers: Texts and Analysis,” which includes lyrics and descriptions of traditional folk ballads recorded in Green County, Kentucky and West Huntington, West Virginia. Descriptions may include name of the ballad, location learned, history, variants, traditional aspects, and informant’s name, age and location.


Bastin, Glen (Fa 1241), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Bastin, Glen (Fa 1241), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1241. Collection of 38 cassette tapes featuring Glen Bastin's regional public affairs syndicated radio program, "Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine." A contents list was prepared and appears at the end of this finding aid.


Cervelli, Luanne Beth (Fa 376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Cervelli, Luanne Beth (Fa 376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 376. Interview with John Buell Edmonds conducted by LuAnne Beth Cervelli on 18 September 1988. Edmonds, a notable gospel singer from Bowling Green, Kentucky discusses his experiences performing gospel music, his involvement in recording and promoting gospel groups, his relationship with the local choir, and the current state of gospel music.


Fox, Randy (Fa 350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Fox, Randy (Fa 350), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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FFinding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 350. Paper titled "Fiddle About: Ed Carnes-Contest Fiddler" in which Randy Fox charts the history of fiddle playing and the rise of "contest fiddling" during the traditional music revival in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Fox's main informant is Ed Carnes, an old-time fiddler who won the Kentucky State Fiddle Championship in 1981. Carnes details his beginnings as a fiddler, the recording of his fiddle-tunes album, and his travels across the country to different fiddling contests.


Hensley, Jennifer Lynn (Fa 351), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Hensley, Jennifer Lynn (Fa 351), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 351. Paper titled "The Music Barn" in which Lynn Hensley discusses the founding of The Music Barn, a local music venue in Warren County, Kentucky. Hensley's main informant is Joe Marshall, a country music artist, community organizer, and owner of The Music Barn.


Mcdonald, William Rush, B. 1951 (Fa 1090), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Mcdonald, William Rush, B. 1951 (Fa 1090), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1090. Student folk studies project titled: “Singing Schools,” which includes survey sheets describing the traditions and practices of singing schools in Hart County, Kentucky. Sheets include informant’s age and address, memory, and text classification along with names and photos.


Tillett, Ray And Doris Day (Fa 1074), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Tillett, Ray And Doris Day (Fa 1074), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1074. Student folk studies project titled: “Musical Instruments,” which includes survey sheets with musical instruments in Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description, informant’s name and address, and photo.


Bain, Jan (Fa 1023), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2017

Bain, Jan (Fa 1023), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1023. Folk studies student project titled: “[Tales and Song],” which includes survey sheets of two tales and one song from Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets include tale or song, informant’s name and information, and motif index number.


Mcguire, Wilma (Wise) (Fa 981), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Mcguire, Wilma (Wise) (Fa 981), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 981. Project titled: “Ten Broeck and Mollie and the Miller’s Will.” Includes descriptions of the lyrics of the two ballads “Ten Broeck and Mollie” and “The Miller’s Will” collected in Taylor County, Kentucky.


Elmore, Harold W. (Fa 975), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Elmore, Harold W. (Fa 975), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 975. Project titled: “Transcriptions of stories, song lyrics and calls.” Project includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of stories, song lyrics, doodle bug charms, and calls from Edmonson County and Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, informant’s name, and some with motif index number.


Suddarth, James Damon (Fa 968), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Suddarth, James Damon (Fa 968), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 968. Project titled: “Folk Songs.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk songs collected in Warren County, Kentucky and Tennessee. Sheets include a title, lyrics, and informant’s name.


Heltzel, Dane Howard (Fa 969), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Heltzel, Dane Howard (Fa 969), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 969. Project titled: “Folk Songs and Ballads.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of folk songs and ballads collected in Christian County, Kentucky and Indiana. Sheets include title, lyrics, motif index number, and informant’s name.


Harrison, Annette B. 1950 (Fa 889), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Harrison, Annette B. 1950 (Fa 889), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 889. Title: “Our Goodman.” Includes sheets with brief descriptions of each variation of the ballad “Our Goodman” and the constant trait of the ballad’s archetype in the lists of traits and variable forms used in Ohio County, Kentucky. Sheets include a text of the ballad variation and corresponding motif index number.


Walker, Edith (Fa 870), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Walker, Edith (Fa 870), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 870. Project titled: "Joe Coleman: A Local Legend." Includes typescripts of interviews and survey sheets collected by Edith Walker about Joe Coleman, an accused murderer in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Survey sheets includes lines of a ballad about Coleman and various informant's memories of the ballad or the veracity of the incident in Adair County, Kentucky.


Lee, James C. (Fa 857), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2016

Lee, James C. (Fa 857), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 857. Paper: “The Negro Church” which covers various aspects of the African American church experience, including songs, leadership, and self-expression. Titles and song lyrics are provided from the Eleventh Street Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This project was conducted by James C. Lee for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Kentucky Folklife Program - Artists (Fa 743), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2015

Kentucky Folklife Program - Artists (Fa 743), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 743. This collection contains information relating to the various artists involved with the Kentucky Folklife Program. Many of the artists included in this collection participated in programs offered at, but not limited to, the Kentucky Folklife Festival, Made to be Played Exhibit, apprenticeship programs, and survey or fieldwork that was conducted by the Kentucky Folklife Program. Artists included musicians (gospel, blues, bluegrass, banjo, thumbpicking guitarists, and singing) to traditional artists (painting, quilting, storytelling, basketmaking, and instrument making). The collection also includes musical groups and places relating to artists and art forms. The collection ...


Community Scholars Program - Caldwell County, Kentucky (Fa 739), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2015

Community Scholars Program - Caldwell County, Kentucky (Fa 739), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 739. This collection contains information and documentation about the Community Scholars Program’s workshops held in Caldwell County, Kentucky in 2008. The collection exclusively features a project about Amerindian culture completed by participant Melissa Earnest.


Lincoln Days Festival - Hodgenville, Kentucky (Fa 744), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2015

Lincoln Days Festival - Hodgenville, Kentucky (Fa 744), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Colleciton 744. This collection contains the audio recording of an interview conducted by Bob Gates with historian Mac Trumbo about the Lincoln Days Festival held annually in LaRue County, Kentucky.


Brown, Mark, B. 1976 (Fa 751), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Brown, Mark, B. 1976 (Fa 751), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and photograph for Folklife Archives Project 751. Interview conducted by Mark Brown with luthier Steve Cooley, Louisville, Kentucky. Cooley discusses how he makes and repairs guitars and banjos at the Guitar Emporium in Louisville. He also relates information about playing with Bill Monroe and other musicians in Kentucky.


Williams, Donna (Fa 595), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Williams, Donna (Fa 595), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 595. Paper titled “Turning Legend to Song,” written by Donna Williams for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. The paper analyzes the propensity of songwriters to rely upon tales and legends for inspiration in the composition of songs. Williams focuses on Boone County, Kentucky’s legend of Skull Bone Cave.


Hopkin, Rachel Claire (Fa 586), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Hopkin, Rachel Claire (Fa 586), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding Aid and full text paper (Click on "Additional File" below) for Folklife Archvies Project 586. Independent study project conducted by Rachel Hopkin on George R. Gibson, a banjo player from eastern Kentucky. The project, contained on two DVDs, includes photos, audio interviews and transcripts, a paper, bibliography, and field notes. Participating in the interview are Gibson and musicians John W. Haywood and Kevin C. Howard, who describe Gibson’s influence on them. This project was executed for the folk studies program at Western Kentucky University.


Wheet, Glenda Carol (Fa 72), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Wheet, Glenda Carol (Fa 72), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 72. “Lou Mona Katherine (Shaw) Yokley: Traditional Folk Musician.” Collection contains field notes and cassette concerning the fieldwork of Glenda Carol Wheet and her work with Lou Mona Katherine (Shaw) Yokley. Collection was completed for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Cox, Linda Walker (Fa 63), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Cox, Linda Walker (Fa 63), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 63. “Is This A Playback?” A project documenting bluegrass, country, and gospel music being performed at Ray Walker’s Allen County home. Music was collected during a session with several participating musicians. The items were collected by Linda Cox for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Watkins, Dianne (Winkler), B. 1941 (Fa 55), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Watkins, Dianne (Winkler), B. 1941 (Fa 55), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 55. “Those Old Calliopes,” a paper and interview by Dianne Watkins executed for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Includes recording of calliopes and other related materials.


Hollingsworth, Teresa L. (Fa 39), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Hollingsworth, Teresa L. (Fa 39), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 39. [Singing schools] Interview with Zilpha Amanda Hume concerning her husband’s (Archie Hume’s) singing schools where he acted as a singing school instructor. Interview was conducted by Teresa Hollingsworth for an oral history project at WesternKentucky University. Includes index, tape summary, transcription, handwritten fieldwork notes and a cassette tape.


Jameson, Jennifer Michelle, B. 1987 (Fa 561), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2011

Jameson, Jennifer Michelle, B. 1987 (Fa 561), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 561. An annotated collection of playlists for the Freeman Kitchens collection of audio recordings (chiefly reel-to-reel tapes) held by the Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University. A second listing includes "notable items" within the collecction as identified by the compiler.