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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

FA Finding Aids

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.


A Kentucky Pioneer In Music Therapy: An Oral History On The Life And Career Of Lorinda Jones, Emma Powers Jan 2019

A Kentucky Pioneer In Music Therapy: An Oral History On The Life And Career Of Lorinda Jones, Emma Powers

Theses and Dissertations--Music

Lorinda Jones, MT-BC, is the longest practicing music therapist in Kentucky. She began her work as a music therapist in 1995 and built a private practice, which expanded over the course of the next 20 years to include services in 16 counties. Ms. Jones’ perspective on the growth of music therapy, both within the state and nationwide, as well as her extensive knowledge of Appalachian folk music, makes her an invaluable resource to Kentucky music therapists. The purpose of this study was to present a historical account of the life and career of Lorinda Jones, to gain her perspective on ...


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.


Wilhelms, Kip And John Gardner (Fa 1180), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Wilhelms, Kip And John Gardner (Fa 1180), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1180. Student folk studies project titled "Haskel [sic: Hascal] Haile: The Craftsman and His Craft" which includes a biography, some folklore elements related to Haile's process of making guitars in Monroe County, Kentucky. Includes a number of black and white photographs documenting the process.


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

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

FA Finding Aids

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

FA Finding Aids

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

FA Finding Aids

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.


Lane, Thomas Sylvester, 1858-1942 (Sc 3083), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2017

Lane, Thomas Sylvester, 1858-1942 (Sc 3083), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3083. Memo book containing information about singing schools[?] established in Edmonson and Warren counties in Kentucky.


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

FA Finding Aids

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

FA Finding Aids

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.


Bowling Green Community Concert Association - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3019), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2016

Bowling Green Community Concert Association - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3019), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3019. Letter to members listing 1970-1971 events for the Bowling Green Community Concert Association,Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes flyers relating to two of the concerts and press information for one of the performers. The Association disbanded at the conclusion of the season.


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

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

FA Finding Aids

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 ...


Shakers (Sc 2938), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2015

Shakers (Sc 2938), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2938. Compilation of manuscript and printed Shaker hymns, and instructions for dances to accompany hymns. Some of the hymns were transcribed by Roger Hall.


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.


Capitol Arts Center - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 538), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2015

Capitol Arts Center - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Mss 538), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection MSS 538. Administrative papers, correspondence, financial records, fundraising material, minutes and membership lists for the Capitol Arts Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Also includes information about performing and visual arts programming at the Center.


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.


Adapting Traditional Kentucky Thumbpicking Repertoire For The Classical Guitar, Andrew Rhinehart Jan 2015

Adapting Traditional Kentucky Thumbpicking Repertoire For The Classical Guitar, Andrew Rhinehart

Theses and Dissertations--Music

During the first half of the twentieth century, a unique style of guitar playing known as Kentucky thumbpicking was developed by a handful of musicians in the western coal field region of Kentucky. This guitar tradition was elevated to national prominence by country guitar virtuoso Merle Travis. Subsequently, this style became characterized as "Travis Picking."

Kentucky thumbpicking incorporates a steady and muted bass line that alternates between the root, fifth or third of a chord. The bass is also accentuated with the use of a thumbpick worn on the right hand. Simultaneously, the index, occasionally middle and ring fingers, play ...


Mcdaniel, William Joseph, 1918-2009 (Mss 526), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2014

Mcdaniel, William Joseph, 1918-2009 (Mss 526), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 526. Unpublished manuscript music written by William J. McDaniel, native of Jellico, Tennessee, and Western Kentucky University alumni. Includes symphonic works, a ballet, songs, two chamber operas, small ensemble works, and choral works. Most have a religious theme. Also contains news clippings about McDaniel’s music and correspondence.