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

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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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

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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.”


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

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

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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

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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 ...


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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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

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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

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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.


Baptist Succession (Sc 3258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Baptist Succession (Sc 3258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3258. Letter, 19 January 1961, from President-elect John F. Kennedy to James Gray of Cardinal Office Supply in Frankfort, Kentucky, thanking him for assistance rendered on behalf of the Democratic ticket during the 1960 election campaign.


Bridges, Richard Wilson, 1943-2015 (Mss 646), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Bridges, Richard Wilson, 1943-2015 (Mss 646), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 646. Material, chiefly correspondence, of Bowling Green, Kentucky pastor Richard W. Bridges, who served as Board of Directors’ Chairman for the Western Recorder, the statewide newspaper of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. During Bridges’ Chairmanship, the editor, Jack Sanford, died. Bridges and the Board’s executive committee assumed the paper’s management and editorial responsibilities. This collection provides insights into the conservative takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention in the 1980s.


Earwood, Gregory Charles (Sc 3245), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2018

Earwood, Gregory Charles (Sc 3245), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3245. Correspondence and related material regarding Greg C. Earwood, president of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, Lexington, and his visits to First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes brief data about the Seminary and the announcement of Earwood’sretirement in 2016.


Yates, Otis Webster, 1888-1981 (Sc 3234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2018

Yates, Otis Webster, 1888-1981 (Sc 3234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3234. Letter, 30 November 1922, to “Levy” from O. W. Yates, Dean of Bethel College, Russellville, Kentucky. He describes his work teaching the Bible and Greek to ministerial students, his pastorship, and his house and family, and asks about seeing Levy when he visits North Carolina at Christmas.


Strickler, Sally Ann (Mcleod) Koenig, 1933-2016 (Mss 643), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Strickler, Sally Ann (Mcleod) Koenig, 1933-2016 (Mss 643), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 643. Research materials collected by Sally Ann Strickler related to the Shaker community at South Union, Kentucky. This material deals chiefly with women’s roles in the society. Also includes information about the U.S. flag and Strickler’s dissertation on library services in Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredited institutions.


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.


Johnson Family - Letters To (Sc 3219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2018

Johnson Family - Letters To (Sc 3219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3219. Letters to Speed and Pernie Johnson, Chattanooga, Tennessee, from various Mormon elders. They write of their missionary activities, primarily in east Tennessee, express faith in their work and that of the Johnsons, and comment on the hardships of the Depression. One of them dismisses a claim that the “blue eagle” symbol of the National Recovery Administration is a sign of the Antichrist. Also includes childhood letters from the Johnsons’ daughter and a photograph of Speed and Pernie Johnson.


Old Union Church Of Christ - Sumner County, Tennessee (Sc 3216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2018

Old Union Church Of Christ - Sumner County, Tennessee (Sc 3216), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3216. Minute book of Old Union Church of Christ, Sumner County, Tennessee, also known as the Congregation Electa Cyrea. Includes an introductory narrative on the formation of the church, meeting minutes, members lists (white and African American), and lists of contributions and expenditures.


C.D.G. Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2018

C.D.G. Club - Bowling Green, Kentucky (Sc 3214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3214. Minutes of the C.D.G. (Children Desiring God) Club, Bowling Green, Kentucky, composed of women members of the First Baptist Church. Includes meeting minutes, members lists, and financial data.


Groom, Charles Littleton, 1896-1975 (Sc 3205), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Groom, Charles Littleton, 1896-1975 (Sc 3205), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3205. Letters of Littleton Groom, Princeton, New Jersey. Two 1967 letters detail the genealogy of Reverend Ephraim McLean of Logan County, Kentucky. A third letter to Dr. Ben M. Barrus of Bethel College in Tennessee offers several corrections to his article, “Factors Involved in the Origin of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church,”

published in the Journal of Presbyterian History (December

1967 and March 1968).


Eisenhart, Wilson A., 1868-1937 (Sc 3190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Eisenhart, Wilson A., 1868-1937 (Sc 3190), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3190. Letter of Wilson A. Eisenhart, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to the members of the church, asking them to concur in the vote of the Official Board to accept his resignation effective April 1. He reminds them of their obligation to represent the congregation at the next meeting of the Logan Presbytery, expresses affection and gratitude for his six years at the church, and regrets that “the call of duty” compels him to accept another pastorate.


Stovall, Charles B., 1892-1959 (Sc 3187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Stovall, Charles B., 1892-1959 (Sc 3187), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3187. Letter, 20 November 1957, of Charles B. Stovall to Daskel Borders, both of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Stovall sends Borders a pin (not included in this collection) for faithful Sunday School attendance and thanks him for his support of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where Stovall was pastor.


Ham, Mordecai Fowler, 1877-1961 (Sc 3182), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2018

Ham, Mordecai Fowler, 1877-1961 (Sc 3182), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscript Small Collection 3182. Typescript of funeral service for Reverend Mordecai F. Ham, held in Louisville, Kentucky. Includes lengthy remarks by Reverend Billy Graham, who assisted in the service. Also includes Ham’s obituary.