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Documenting Tradition: Images From The Kentucky Folklife Program Archives (Fa 777), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Documenting Tradition: Images From The Kentucky Folklife Program Archives (Fa 777), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 777. Photographs and captions used for a 2013 exhibit at the Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University, titled "Documenting Tradition: Images from the Kentucky Folklife Program Archives" featuring images form the KFP Archives that were transferred to WKU in 2013.


Stewart, Wayne (Fa 1307), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Stewart, Wayne (Fa 1307), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1307. Student folk studies project titled: “Folk Remedies and Outlaw Tales,” which includes brief descriptions of folk remedies and outlaw tales in south central Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of belief, traditional practice, remedy, saying, outlaw tale, and informant’s name.


Wilgus, Donald Knight (Fa 1201), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Wilgus, Donald Knight (Fa 1201), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1201. Recipes for traditional Kentucky foods collected by Professor Donald Knight “D.K.” Wilgus while teaching folk studies classes at Western Kentucky University. Most of the recipes are from south central Kentucky and northern Tennessee. Some recipes give specific directions and measurements, while others are much less specific, giving measurements such as “a handful,” “a pinch,” and “a teacup full.” Some of the recipes are for food preservation, rather than food preparation


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.


Fuller, Patrick Jon (Fa 1305), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Fuller, Patrick Jon (Fa 1305), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1305. Student project titled “Slave Folklore,” which includes details about the memories regarding black magic and ghost stories of Anna Belle Daves in Christian County, Kentucky. Survey sheets include quotes from Daves.


Clarke, Kenneth Wendell, B. 1917 (Fa 1304), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Clarke, Kenneth Wendell, B. 1917 (Fa 1304), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1304. Project titled “Place Names [Clark County, Indiana],” which includes details about the folk names of sites in Clark County, Indiana. The paper may include the traditional name of the site, the history of the site’s folk name, and its location.


Kimbler, Jewel (Fa 1303), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Kimbler, Jewel (Fa 1303), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1303. Student folk studies project titled: “History of Columbia, Kentucky, 1920’s and 1930’s,” which includes interviews with Mason Judd and Callie Huff about their early lives in Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky. Interviews are found on cassette tapes 1420 and 1422, which are also stored in the Sound Archives.


Antle, Ruth Ann (Fa 1302), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Antle, Ruth Ann (Fa 1302), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1302. Student folk studies project completed by Ruth Ann Antle titled: “Parvin Reece History Project,” which includes an interview with Parvin Egbert Reece about his life in Montpelier, Adair County, Kentucky. Interview is found on cassette tape 1451, which is also stored in the Sound Archives.


Grape, Virginia (Fa 1301), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Grape, Virginia (Fa 1301), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1301. Student project titled “Place Name Legend: Lickskillet, Kentucky,” which includes a project with a brief description of the history of Lickskillet in Logan County, Kentucky. Project includes descriptions of sites, photos, and the names and addresses of the informants.


Reynolds, Paula Jean (Fa 1300), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Reynolds, Paula Jean (Fa 1300), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1300. Project titled “Rosa Cleo Steelman Speer in Doll Making,” which includes details about traditional doll making in Taylor County, Kentucky. The paper includes illustrations, pattern pieces, photos, and detailed directions of the process.


Robison, Jesse (Fa 1298), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Robison, Jesse (Fa 1298), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1298. Project titled “Military Songs and Cadence Rhymes,” which includes survey sheets of songs and cadences collected in Warren County, Kentucky and Marian, Smyth County, Virginia. Survey sheets may include descriptions, song lyrics, tunes, and informant name and location.


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.


Crabtree, Julie Anne, B. 1988 (Fa 1294), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Crabtree, Julie Anne, B. 1988 (Fa 1294), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1294. Project titled “Pride Before the Fall: The Tale of a Motorcycle Wreck and the Onset of Supernatural Senses in Out-of-Body/Near-Death Experiences,” which details the supernatural experience of Russell Lee Callahan of Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. The interview includes details of the accident, the core supernatural experience, and the resulting change toward religion. The interview is stored in the Sound Archives.


Briscoe, Richard Blake (Fa 1292), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Briscoe, Richard Blake (Fa 1292), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1292. Student folk studies project titled “’The Music Will Preserve Itself’: The Lost River Strummers Dulcimer Club,” which includes the history of Southern Appalachian traditional music and the Lost River Strummers Dulcimer Club of Warren County, Kentucky. Sheet music for dulcimers is included.


Bell, William Langston "Will," B. 1992 (Fa 1296), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Bell, William Langston "Will," B. 1992 (Fa 1296), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1296. Student folk studies project titled “Games in the Minton Residence Hall of Western Kentucky University,” which includes games collected from Honors College students at the university. Interviews may include game descriptions and rules, and informant name and location. The digital files are stored in the Sound Archives.


Mchugh, Walter (Fa 1297), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Mchugh, Walter (Fa 1297), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1297. Project titled “Weather Sayings and Ghost Stories,” which includes weather sayings and ghosts stories collected from WKU students and a faculty member in Warren County, Kentucky by WKU folk studies student Walter McHugh. Sheets may include saying, story, and informant name and location.


Hart County Foodways (Fa 1291), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Hart County Foodways (Fa 1291), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1291. Collection of projects conducted by students for Dr. Ann Ferrell's 2018 fieldwork class. Projects address traditional and contemporary foodways practices throughout Hart County, Kentucky.


Mccartt-Jackson, Sarah, B. 1982 (Fa 1290), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Mccartt-Jackson, Sarah, B. 1982 (Fa 1290), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1290. Student collection titled “’Clogging’s Just Clogging’: The Richard McHargue Cloggers and Approaches to Vernacular Percussive Dance Study” in which Sarah McCartt-Jackson conducts an interview with Richard McHargue, a clogging instructor from Richmond, Kentucky. The interview contains McHargue’s early dancing memories, clogging terms, and opinions about the contemporary state of clogging. The collection also contains a partial transcript, fieldnotes, interview questions, content index, photographs, and the recorded audio interview on CD.


Pendleton, Kenneth (Fa 1295), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Pendleton, Kenneth (Fa 1295), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1295. Student folk studies project titled “Traditional Farm Implements,” which includes traditional farm implements collected in Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include tool description and use, photograph, and informant name and location.


Odum, Daisy Dean, 1877-1969 (Sc 3426), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Odum, Daisy Dean, 1877-1969 (Sc 3426), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3426. Letter to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from Daisy Odum. She recounts a ghost story from DeKalb County, Tennessee, involving her nephew and the reaction of his horse to the sight of a spectral figure.


Brown, Chloe Jo, B. 1991 (Fa 1289), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Brown, Chloe Jo, B. 1991 (Fa 1289), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1289. Student collection titled “Dale Cross: The Art of Flintknapping” in which Chloe Brown examines the commercial, historical, and cultural factors that have influenced the production of arrowheads. Brown interviews Dale Cross, a flintknapper from Burkesville, Kentucky who is renowned for his artistic skills. The paper addresses Cross’ personal aesthetics, flintknapping processes, and his business-related endeavors. The collection includes an academic paper, a transcription, CDs containing the recorded audio interview and photographs, and one of Cross’ arrowheads.


Jameson, Jennifer Michelle, B. 1987 (Fa 1288), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Jameson, Jennifer Michelle, B. 1987 (Fa 1288), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1288. Student paper titled “Finding the Folkways of a Forensic Anthropomorphologist: The Kentucky Yard Art Of Cecil and Bet Ison” in which Jennifer Jameson explores the creative endeavors and identities of two folk artists in Rowan County, Kentucky. Jameson, who conducted her fieldwork over a period of two weeks, examines flower sculptures, upholstered trees, bottle cap murals, beadwork, and other vernacular expressions pieced together by the Isons in their built environment. The paper also discusses the relationships between the Isons and their community, personal aesthetics, educational backgrounds, and connections to broader cultural issues ...


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.


Scott, Suzanne Leigh, B. 1992 (Fa 1286), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Scott, Suzanne Leigh, B. 1992 (Fa 1286), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1286. Student collection titled “A Piece of Cake” in which Suzanne L. Scott conducts a fieldwork project centered on her grandmother’s baking practices. The paper offers insight into family traditions, recipes, cake decorations, and the baking process from start to finish. The collection includes a copy of the audio interview, an interview transcript, a video of Scott’s grandmother baking a cake, and color photographs.


Brown, Chloe Jo (Fa 1293), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2019

Brown, Chloe Jo (Fa 1293), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and narrative paper along with interview transcripts for Folklife Archives Project 1293. Project titled “The Women’s March: Community and Material Culture,” which details the experiences of participants in The Women’s March on 21 January 2017 in Washington, D.C. The interviews include details of the march and the political and material culture surrounding it. The audio interviews are archived in the Sound Archives.


Clarke, Kenneth (Fa 1285), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Clarke, Kenneth (Fa 1285), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1285. Student folk studies project titled “Elephant Joke Cycle,” which includes a list of elephant jokes collected from 100 students at New Albany Senior High School, in New Albany, Indiana. Sheets and notecards include elephant jokes to illustrate a regional joke cycle in Indiana.


Brennan, Mary Kate (Fa 1284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Brennan, Mary Kate (Fa 1284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1284. Student interview conducted by Mary Kate Brennan with renowned Appalachian poet Jim Wayne Miller. Brennan’s focus throughout the interview is on “the cultural sensitivity and awareness that permeates Miller’s poetry.” Miller also touches on what he considers to be the central themes of his work, the struggles and triumphs of communities within the Appalachian region, and pride in cultural heritage. The collection contains a detailed index, interview summary, transcription, index cards with questions, and a reel-to-reel audio tape of the interview.


Wilgus, Donald Knight, 1918-1989 (Sc 3401), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Wilgus, Donald Knight, 1918-1989 (Sc 3401), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3401. Letter, 25 July 1960, to friends from Donald Knight Wilgus and family, Los Angeles, California, describing their activities and travel since moving to California, including Wilgus’s work at the University of California, Los Angeles. Includes a review of Wilgus’s book, Anglo-American Folksong Scholarship Since 1898, and the premier issue (1963) of Hootenanny: The National Folk Singing Magazine, with an article about Wilgus and UCLA’s folk music studies program.


Coggan, Forrest Winston, 1926-2018 (Fa 1282), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Coggan, Forrest Winston, 1926-2018 (Fa 1282), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1282. Correspondence between Forrest Coggan and Sarah Gertrude Knott as well as other board members, sponsors, teachers, and business partners who conducted work with the National Folk Festival Association. .


Anderson, Kenneth (Fa 1283), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Anderson, Kenneth (Fa 1283), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1283. Student folk studies project titled “The Art of Curing Hams,” which includes the history and process of curing hams in Kentucky. The paper includes descriptions of the three different processes of curing hams and ends with a comparison of the three.