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Feintuch, Burt, 1949-2018 (Fa 1315), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2019

Feintuch, Burt, 1949-2018 (Fa 1315), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1315. Collection of folklife and folk arts by Burt Feintuch, ethnographer of traditional music and professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University (WKU) from 1975 to 1988. Includes the session materials from the Folklife and the Public Sector: Assessment and Prognosis Conference at WKU, 1985, along with the manuscript and proof pages from his book Kentucky Folkmusic. Recordings of musicians and singers and interviews with the same in Barren, LaRue, Logan, Marshall, Metcalfe, Monroe, Muhlenburg, Todd, and Warren counties in Kentucky and Warren County, Tennessee.


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

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

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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.


Thompson, Elois (Fa 1258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Thompson, Elois (Fa 1258), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1258. Student paper titled “Uncle Henry and the Kentucky Mountaineers” in which Elois Thompson details the life and career of “farmer, soldier, boxer, dairy-farm employee, comedian, aircraft factory employee, and hillbilly musician” Henry Green Warren. Thompson describes Warren’s childhood in Green County, his beginnings as a host on a popular radio program, and his time as a musician in several country music bands. Collection contains a draft of the original paper with the editor’s notes and the final copy of Thompson’s paper.


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

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

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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.


Litsey, Betty Lynn (Fa 1165), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Litsey, Betty Lynn (Fa 1165), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1165. Student paper titled “Murdered Girl Ballads” in whichBetty Lynn Litsey explores the various types of ballads and the recurrent themes found in each composition. Litsey identifies three forms of murder ballads and provides severalexamples for each type.


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

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

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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.


Kentucky Folklife Program - Subject Research Files (Fa 747), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2015

Kentucky Folklife Program - Subject Research Files (Fa 747), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Collection FA 747. This collection contains materials relating to a wide array of folklife subjects collected by folklorist Bob Gates for the Kentucky Folklife Program. The majority of the subjects include ethnic or cultural groups, but there is also various information relating to specific arts or traditions. The materials within the folders are mostly articles or copies of articles. Most folders contain information that relates directly to Kentucky, but some are about the topic more in general terms. Files are arranged by subject.


Kentucky Folklife Program - Grant Applications (Fa 717), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2014

Kentucky Folklife Program - Grant Applications (Fa 717), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 717. Collection contains documentation on projects and grants sponsored by the Kentucky Folklife Program and the Kentucky Arts Council from 1991-2011.


Kentucky Folklife Festival - Frankfort - Sampler Video (Fa 698), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2014

Kentucky Folklife Festival - Frankfort - Sampler Video (Fa 698), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 698. This collection features a video sampler of folk musicians presented by the Kentucky Folklife Program about the Kentucky Folklife Festival. The featured artists were participants in the Kentucky Tour of Folk Music.


Pappy Taylor Day - Covington, Kentucky (Fa 693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2014

Pappy Taylor Day - Covington, Kentucky (Fa 693), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 693. This collection primarily features video documentation of the "Pappy Taylor Day" celebration held in Covington, Kentucky in 1989 and 1990.


Stringbean Festival - Gray Hawk, Kentucky (Fa 651), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2014

Stringbean Festival - Gray Hawk, Kentucky (Fa 651), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 651. Materials documenting the 2003 Stringbean Festival, held in Gray Hawk, Jackson County, Kentucky. The festival is hosted by Stringbean Memorial, Inc., a non-profit corporation named in honor of the late David "Stringbean" Akemon (1916-1973), a native of Jackson County and an internationally known musician and performer at the Grand Ole Opry and the televison show, Hee Haw.


Annual Pennington Goat Ropin' Festival (Fa 650), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2014

Annual Pennington Goat Ropin' Festival (Fa 650), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives project 650. The 2004 Goat Ropin' Festival was held on Agust 29th on the farm of folk musician Eddie Pennington. The festival is a gathering of local and traveling musicians who come together to celebrate the joy of music and play tunes.


Jackson County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 618), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Jackson County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 618), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 618. This collection includes oral histories from Jackson County, Kentucky that were used in preparing a cultural resource report for the county.


Franklin County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 617), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Franklin County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 617), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 617. This collection was created as part of a cultural planning grant from the Kentucky Folklife Program to finish Franklin County, Kentucky’s cultural planning and implementation process.


Cloverport, Kentucky Elementary School Folklife Festival (Fa 613), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Cloverport, Kentucky Elementary School Folklife Festival (Fa 613), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 613. This collection consists exclusively of a VHS tape documenting the activites of a folklife festival at Cloverport Elementary School (now William H. Natcher Elementary School) in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.


Artists In Residence - Union County (Fa 612), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2013

Artists In Residence - Union County (Fa 612), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 612. Project conducted in Union County, Kentucky to identify and utilize local folk artists in county elementary schools. Folklorist Amy Davis and fieldworker/folk artist Sue Massek interviewed local folk artists and performers. Afterwards they made presentations in schools about the information they collected and invited some of the artists to perform and/or demonstrate.


Artists In Residence - Boyd County (Fa 611), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Artists In Residence - Boyd County (Fa 611), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 611. Project conducted in Boyd County, Kentucky to identify and utilize local folk artists in a county elementary school. Project coordinator Julia Morgan interviewed local folk artists and performers. Afterwards she made presentations in schools about the information she collected and invited some of the artists to perform and/or demonstrate.


Artists In Residence - Bourbon County (Fa 610), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Artists In Residence - Bourbon County (Fa 610), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 610. Project conducted in Bourbon County, Kentucky to identify and utilize local folk artists in a county elementary school. Project coordinator Sue Massek conducted interviews with local folk artists and performers. She then presented information about them at the school and asked some of the folk artists and performers to perform or demonstrate.


Folklorist In The Parks - Pine Mountain State Resort Park (Fa 607), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Folklorist In The Parks - Pine Mountain State Resort Park (Fa 607), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archves Project 607. Project conducted in Bell County, Kentuky and Pine Mountain State Resort Park to identify and utilize local folk artists and performers. Materials include field notes, a daily activity log, and audio interviews on cassette tapes with traditional artists.


Folklorist In The Parks - Jenny Wiley State Resort Park (Fa 603), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2013

Folklorist In The Parks - Jenny Wiley State Resort Park (Fa 603), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 603. Materials documenting "Folklorist in the Parks,” a project conducted In Floyd, Johnson and Pike counties and Jenny Wiley State Resort Park to identify and utilize local folk artists and performers. Materials include informant data sheets, field notes, audio interviews, photograph negatives and slides with indices and administrative papers.


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.


Estes, Buck "Red" (Fa 323), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2008

Estes, Buck "Red" (Fa 323), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 323. Cassette tape from a partially-damaged reel-to-reel tape (T-7-62-113) of Estes performing two folk songs and a "whooping" at Mammoth Cave, 4 July 1962. Also, a transcription of the material on the cassette and the New World Records compact disc 'I'm On My Journey Home: Vocal Styles and Resources in Folk Music" which contains Estes's performance.


Epley, Ronnie Keith (Fa 275), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2008

Epley, Ronnie Keith (Fa 275), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 275. Paper: "Folk Musician Project" written by Ronnie Keith Epley for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


Angle, Dennis Paul (Fa 265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2008

Angle, Dennis Paul (Fa 265), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 265. Paper: "American Folk Music" written by Dennis Paul Angle for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.