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Perry Collection (Mss 676), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Perry Collection (Mss 676), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 676. Letters, papers, photographs and scrapbooks of the Perry family, principally Gideon Babcock Perry, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Hopkinsville, Kentucky and his children, Reverend Henry G. Perry, Chicago, Illinois, and Emily B. Perry, Hopkinsville.


Baxter, William, 1820-1880 (Sc 3471), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2019

Baxter, William, 1820-1880 (Sc 3471), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3471. Letter, 1 September 1848, of William Baxter to Reverend John Allen Gano, Centerville (Bourbon County), Kentucky. From Biloxi Bay, Mississippi, he writes of a throat condition affecting his voice, his intention to visit Kentucky, his teaching and reading, and his shell collecting on nearby islands. He also notes the lack of preaching in the area, recently improved by the return of “Brother Martin” from a “great misfortune.”


Greenwood Baptist Church - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3452), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Greenwood Baptist Church - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3452), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3452. Miscellaneous documents related to the history of Greenwood Baptist Church, Warren County, Kentucky.


Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2046), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2046. Interview with Mary Julia Neal conducted by Sheryl D. Reed on 5 November 1991 in which Neal discusses her family and early life in Auburn, Kentucky, her education, and her early teaching career


Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2045), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2045), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2045. Interview with Deedy Hall conducted by Sheryl D. Reed in November 1991 in which Hall discusses Shakers in general, her work with the Shaker Museum at Auburn, Kentucky and her life-long relationship with Mary Julia Neal.


Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2044), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Reed, Sheryl Diane (Ct 2044), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Cassette Tape 2044. Interview with Mary Julia Neal conducted by Sheryl D. Reed on 28 April 1992 in which Neal discusses her work at the Kentucky Building at WKU and her Shaker research and publications.


Mattingly, Alix, B. 1990 (Fa 1287), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Mattingly, Alix, B. 1990 (Fa 1287), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1287. Student collection titled “We Walk By Faith” in which Alix Mattingly undertakes a genealogical exploration of her family’s personal connection to St. Ann Catholic Church and School in Morganfield, Kentucky. Mattingly’s paper examines how religion, segregation, and education intersect in ways that have a lasting effect on understandings of heritage and identity. The collection also contains photographs, a partial transcript, and a copy of the audio interview recording.


Kelsay, Terence Eugene, 1932-2013 (Sc 3373), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Kelsay, Terence Eugene, 1932-2013 (Sc 3373), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3373. Letter, 24 September 1960, to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from former student Terry Kelsay, Lexington, Kentucky. He encloses a copy of the October, 1960 issue of The Episcopal Church Advocate of the Diocese of Lexington and draws her attention to its contents, particularly an article about the publication’s founder, John Esten Cooke, and a portrait of him by artist Matthew Jouett. Kelsay expresses pride in the revival of the publication after more than one hundred years, and in the greater numbers of Kentucky Episcopalians since 1950 due to “vigorous evangelism.”


Theravāda “Missionary Activity”: Exploring The Secular Features Of Socio-Politics And Ethics, Christopher Scott Brugh Apr 2019

Theravāda “Missionary Activity”: Exploring The Secular Features Of Socio-Politics And Ethics, Christopher Scott Brugh

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this thesis is to comprehensively explore Theravāda missionary activity. The philological, textual, theoretical, and ethnographic methods used to investigate the historical, sociopolitical, religious, and ethical aspects of early Theravāda, the U.S. Vipassanā (Insight) meditation movement, and modern Burmese Theravāda revealed nuanced meanings in the descriptions of these adherents’ endeavors with respect to proselytizing, converting, and the concept of missionary religions. By exploring the secular features that contributed to their religious appearances, a more developed contextualization of Theravāda “activity” reshapes understandings of the larger concept of missionary religions. I argue that what has been maintained in the ...


Stewart, Karen (Fa 1273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Stewart, Karen (Fa 1273), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1273. Student paper titled “Negro Gospel Music at Barnes Chapel Methodist Church” in which Karen Stewart describes a singular all-day “singing” held at the church in Beaver Dam, Kentucky, in February 1971. Stewart offers a brief description of her fieldwork methods including research and recording and provides an abbreviated background on each of her musical informants. Stewart also recounts the songs that were sung and notes recurrent themes throughout the music. The paper also includes the words to each hymn, a black and white photograph of the performers, and two reel-to-reel audiotapes.


Severns Valley Baptist Church - Elizabethtown, Kentucky (Sc 3342), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Severns Valley Baptist Church - Elizabethtown, Kentucky (Sc 3342), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3342. Compensation study committee report for Severns Valley Baptist Church, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, created to determine the question of “a fair salary for our church staff.” Includes details of current salaries by position and recommendations for future salaries and benefits.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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 ...


Friends Of Sbc Cooperative Missions, Inc. (Sc 3326), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Friends Of Sbc Cooperative Missions, Inc. (Sc 3326), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3326. Mimeographed letter of Henry B. Huff, Louisville, Kentucky and William P. Thurman, Lexington, Kentucky, on behalf of Friends of SBC Cooperative Missions, Inc., a Kentucky non-profit created to work with similar organizations in other states “to represent the mainstream, cooperative Southern Baptist Churches.” The letter expresses concern over increasing control of the Southern Baptist Convention by political conservatives and fundamentalists, and asks for donations to support the organization’s representation at the upcoming national convention in San Antonio, Texas.


Mitchell, Samuel Williamson, 1833-1902 (Sc 3324), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Mitchell, Samuel Williamson, 1833-1902 (Sc 3324), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3324. Letter, 24 December, 1856?, of Samuel W. Mitchell, Danville, Kentucky (where he graduated from Centre College in 1857 and from the theological seminary in 1860) to H. B. Craig, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Mitchell tells of his profitable resale to area Presbyterians of books purchased from an agent, and of meeting a “very fine” young lady. Describing Christmas in Danville, he notes the noisy firecrackers and the visibility of local African Americans, who uncharacteristically venture into the cold under the “impulse” of the liberty granted them during the holidays. He inquires about the state ...


Molloy, John Calhoun, 1855-1923 (Sc 3321), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Molloy, John Calhoun, 1855-1923 (Sc 3321), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3321. Letter, 14 December 1891, of John C. Molloy, Pastor of Fourth Street Presbyterian Church, Owensboro, Kentucky, to Reverend E. W. Bedinger, Anchorage, Kentucky. He encloses his church’s donation to the Synod’s Evangelistic Fund and hopes to add to it during the coming winter. Includes envelope bearing the postmark “Owensborough Ky.”


Holsapple, John Wright, 1854-1947 (Sc 3313), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Holsapple, John Wright, 1854-1947 (Sc 3313), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3313. Letter, 4 April 1885, of J. W. Holsapple, Fairdealing, Kentucky, to J. F. McCartney, Metropolis, Illinois, on letterhead of the South Kentucky Christian Missionary and Sunday School Association. An evangelist for the Association, Holsapple advises that he is free to take engagements after the organization’s coming meeting in Henderson, Kentucky. While preferring a southern location, he encourages McCartney to make a proposal for them to discuss at the meeting.


South Union Messenger (Winter 2019), Kentucky Library Research Collections Jan 2019

South Union Messenger (Winter 2019), Kentucky Library Research Collections

South Union Messenger

No abstract provided.


Ua12/2/29 Iranian Student Association, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua12/2/29 Iranian Student Association, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Iranian Student Association.


Ua12/2/31 Campus Ministries, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua12/2/31 Campus Ministries, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about a variety of campus ministry organizations.


Ua12/2/30 Saudi Students Club, Wku Archives Jan 2019

Ua12/2/30 Saudi Students Club, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about the Saudi Student Club.


Ua37/30/2 Faculty Personal Papers Lowell Harrison Wku Research, Wku Archives, Sam Bruer, Bess Mchone Jan 2019

Ua37/30/2 Faculty Personal Papers Lowell Harrison Wku Research, Wku Archives, Sam Bruer, Bess Mchone

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by Lowell Harrison while serving as University Historian and writing the 75th anniversary history "Western Kentucky University" as well as numerous articles about the university.


Davison, Learner Blackman, 1813-1898 (Sc 3301), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Davison, Learner Blackman, 1813-1898 (Sc 3301), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3301. Letters of Reverend Learner Blackman Davison to his brother Dr. David Davison, Hawesville, Kentucky. The Methodist preacher writes cheerfully from Henderson and Hopkinsville of his travels as a circuit rider in Kentucky: his hosts along the way, including a family he found living “in the dirt”; his overworked horses; his popularity with African Americans, old women, and children; and the split of the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He tells David of his intention to remain unmarried for a few more years, and to leave his papers in David’s ...


Baptist Young People's Union Of America (Sc 3293), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Baptist Young People's Union Of America (Sc 3293), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3293. Report of the Senior Baptist Young People’s Union of the Campbellsville Baptist Church, Campbellsville, Kentucky, in the Russell Creek Association, for the quarter ending 28 March 1926. The one-page form lists officers and provides brief details of organization and operation.


Burhans, Rollin S., 1914-205 (Sc 3291), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Burhans, Rollin S., 1914-205 (Sc 3291), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3291. “Our Apostle’s Epistle,” by Dr. Rollin S. Burhans, pastor of First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Writing for the enjoyment of church staff, Burhans provides a lighthearted account of his duties as their “spiritual leader.” Includes cartoons representing some of the staff.


Tilford, Frances Lorene, 1904-1996 (Sc 3280), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Tilford, Frances Lorene, 1904-1996 (Sc 3280), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3280. Letter, 18 July 1940, of Lorene Tilford, written from Shanghai, China, to Friends of the Lorene Tilford Circle, Bowling Green, Kentucky. She writes of her enjoyment of missionary work and describes activities at the Triennial Conference for Baptist Young People in progress in Shanghai. She also notes with regret the recent closing of the Burma Road, used to supply China in its conflict with Japan. Features illustrated stationery and envelope, and includes a souvenir bookmark from the Young People’s Conference.


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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Leadership Lessons From Christ And Clergy, Noah Edmonson Oct 2018

Leadership Lessons From Christ And Clergy, Noah Edmonson

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The purpose of this study is to develop effective pastoral leadership competencies based on the transformational and servant leadership theories and the life of Jesus. Christ’s life and ministry in the four Gospels was evaluated using Dr. Bernard Bass’s transformational leadership theory and Larry C. Spears’ servant leadership theory. Five competencies were identified by the interviewer to be further investigated for their effectiveness in the application of pastoral leadership. An interview process was conducted with the local Southern Baptist pastors to discuss the effectiveness of the competencies in their ministries. The results of this research indicated the affirmation ...


Intro To Folk Studies Oral History Project (Fa 1206), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Intro To Folk Studies Oral History Project (Fa 1206), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1206. Collection consists of interviews conducted by students in Barry Kaufkins’ Introduction to Folk Studies (FLK 276) class at WKU. Students conducted interviews with various family members, friends, and coworkers. Topics include childhood memories, cultural traditions, professional responsibilities, and other issues relating to personal narratives. Collection also contains brief summaries of subjects covered in the interviews. Audio recordings of the interviews that were recorded and submitted are stored in the WKU Sound Archives.


Harris, Thurmon Ray, 1937-2017 (Sc 3261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Harris, Thurmon Ray, 1937-2017 (Sc 3261), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3261. Letter, 2 January 1996, of Thurmon Harris, pastor of Victory Baptist Church, Providence, Kentucky, to Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Martin, Bowling Green, Kentucky, thanking them for a memorial donation. He comments on his church's giving record to missions in Kentucky and on the generosity of the congregation, but regrets that "the area and town is in decline and this is reflected in the church."


Brunson, Grace Myra (Pitchford), 1877-1965 (Sc 3257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Brunson, Grace Myra (Pitchford), 1877-1965 (Sc 3257), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3257. “Why I Am A Baptist,” an essay by Grace (Mrs. J. R.) Brunson, Bowling Green, Kentucky, setting out the process by which she came to embrace the Baptist doctrine.