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Heritage, Tradition, And Craft In Quiltmaking (Fa 1131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Heritage, Tradition, And Craft In Quiltmaking (Fa 1131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1131. Collection contains Interviews, photographs, and informant data sheets relating to Sandy Staebell's project with quiltmakers in Allen County and Monroe County, Kentucky and Macon County, Tennessee for the 2017-2018 Osby Lee Hire and Lillian K. Garrison Hire Memorial Lecture Series.


Powell, Steve (Fa 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Powell, Steve (Fa 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1195. Student paper titled “Quilting for Frugality” in which Steve Powell interviews close family members and friends about their experiences with quilt making. Powell offers a brief biographical background on each informant along with individual motivations and inspirations for crafting quilts. The paper includes color photographs of various types of quilting patterns and one sample of a quilting square.


Morris, Brenda (Fa 1166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Morris, Brenda (Fa 1166), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1166. Student paper titled “Quilting” in which Brenda Morris explains the process of piecing together a quilt. Morris, who worked directly with long-time quilter Oma Grant, includes step-by-step instructions along with photographs at various stages throughout the course of crafting. Also included are design patterns and completed samples of handiwork.


Nicks, Sarah Elizabeth (Fa 1132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2018

Nicks, Sarah Elizabeth (Fa 1132), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1132. Student paper titled “Quilting: Past and Present” in which Sarah Nicks details the components of traditional quilt making. Nicks discusses piecing together patterns and the various motivations behind quilting. Information was collected by Nicks from family and friends. The collection contains color photographs of handmade quilts, a questionnaire related to quilting practices, and a sample piece of a quilt patch.


Folklorist In The Park - Mammoth Cave (Fa 839), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2016

Folklorist In The Park - Mammoth Cave (Fa 839), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 839. This collection consists of ethnographic interviews, oral histories and photographs. Topics include basket and quilt making, beekeeping, and hunting. Also includes interviews with various artists from the Mammoth Cave region about their work. Conducted by Josh Chrysler a former graduate student at Western Kentucky University.


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

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

FA Finding Aids

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.


Allen County, Kentucky Folklife And Oral History Project (Fa 753), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2014

Allen County, Kentucky Folklife And Oral History Project (Fa 753), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 753. Western Kentucky University’s Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology received a grant from the Laura Goad Turner Charitable Foundation in the summer of 2011 to conduct an oral history and folklife survey of Allen County, Kentucky over several years. Using recorded interviews, photography, and videography, graduate and undergraduate students in the department documented a broad range of historical and cultural themes in Allen County. Students complete the fieldwork as part of their coursework in courses including Folklore Fieldwork, Cultural Conservation, Vernacular Architecture, and Field Methods in Ethnography. The resulting archival material ...


Kentucky Folklife Festival - Frankfort, Kentucky, 1997 (Fa 661), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2014

Kentucky Folklife Festival - Frankfort, Kentucky, 1997 (Fa 661), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives project 661. This collection features information anf documentation about the first annual Kentucky Folklife Festival held from September 18-21, 1997 in Frankfort, Kentucky. The festival was sponsored by the Kentucky Folklife Program, an inter-agency program of the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Arts Council agencies of the Education, Arts and Humanities Cabinet.


Highway 31-W Folklife Survey (Fa 660), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2014

Highway 31-W Folklife Survey (Fa 660), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives project 660. This collection includes information and documentation of the Highway 31-W Folklife Survey conducted by folklorist Dale Johnson throughout the summer and fall of 1999. Sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, the West Kentucky Corporation, and Mammoth Cave National Park, the survey was undertaken to document folklore and traditions from the U.S. Highway 31-W corridor running from Louisville, Kentucky to the Tennessee state line near Franklin, Kentucky.


Always A River: The Ohio River And The American Experience (Fa 657), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2014

Always A River: The Ohio River And The American Experience (Fa 657), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 657. Collection features documentation on the "Always a River" exhibit sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as the Humanities Councils of the six states whose boundaries touch the Ohio River. The exhibit demonstrated the relationship between the individual and the environment. One exhibit was featured on a barge that traveled from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Cairo, Illinois in 1991.


Kentucky River Exhibit (Fa 655), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2014

Kentucky River Exhibit (Fa 655), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 655. Documentation relating to a traveling exhibit based on interviews and illustrative material from the Kentucky River Folklife Project of 1989. This collection documents the exhibit's creation process from 1989 to 1992. The exhibit was made available initially to town halls and libraries in counties along to Kentucky River, and then traveled across the state through the "Museums to Go" program of the Kentucky Historical Society.


Promising Neighborhoods Program (Fa 645), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2013

Promising Neighborhoods Program (Fa 645), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 645. This collection features information and documentation gather for the Promising Neighborhoods Program as part of the Improving Rural Appalachian Communities initiative. The Kentucky counties included in this project were Owsley, Clay, and Jackson.


Knott County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 640), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2013

Knott County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 640), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 640. This collection features information and oral histories gathered from traditional artisans of Knott County, Kentucky.


Crittenden County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 626), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Crittenden County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 626), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 626. This collection features information and oral histories gathered from traditional artisans of Crittenden County, Kentucky.


Greenup County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 621), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Greenup County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 621), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 621. This collection features information and oral histories gathered from traditional artisans of Greenup County, Kentucky.


Mccreary County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 623), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Mccreary County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 623), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 623. This collection features information and oral histories gathered from traditional artisans and musicians of McCreary County, Kentucky.


Owen County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa620), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Owen County, Kentucky - Cultural Resource Survey (Fa620), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 620. This collection features information and oral histories gathered from residents of Owen County, Kentucky.


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

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

FA Finding Aids

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

FA Finding Aids

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.


Thornton, Rachel (Fa 596), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Thornton, Rachel (Fa 596), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 596. Paper titled “Quilting” written by Rachel Thornton for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Williams details the quilting methods used by Barren County quilter Marlene “Chris” Woods. Thornton conveys Woods’ passion for hand quilting rather than machine quilting as well as the intimate connection and personal meaning that quilts embody for those who make and use them.


Ferguson, Lynne Marrs (Hammer), B. 1956 (Fa 569), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2011

Ferguson, Lynne Marrs (Hammer), B. 1956 (Fa 569), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 569. Paper: "Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Study of a Funeral Ribbon Quilt" written by Lynne Marrs (Hammer) Ferguson for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


Klimowicz, Teresa D. (Fa 13), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2010

Klimowicz, Teresa D. (Fa 13), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 13. Interviews conducted by Teresa D. Klimowicz with Esther (Magers) Isbell, a native of Barren Coutny, Kentucky. Special attention is focused on her biblical themed quilts. Isbell also discusses her various occupations and participation in community affairs while living in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Remember Me When I Am Gone - Exhibition (Fa 530), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2010

Remember Me When I Am Gone - Exhibition (Fa 530), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 530. Materials related to the quilt exhibition, "Remember Me When I Gone," held at the Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University in 1995. Includes interviews with quiltmakers about their friendship and memory quilts.


Powell, Janet Sharli (Fa 17), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2010

Powell, Janet Sharli (Fa 17), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 17. Collection consists of interviews with Bonnie G. (Cole) Willis and Johnnie Mae (Elkins) White, Bowling Green, Kentucky, conducted by Janet Sharli Powell about quilting. Includes sample Mexican Star quilt block. Project was completed for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Interview With Mrs. James Hall (Fa 378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 1985

Interview With Mrs. James Hall (Fa 378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Mrs. James Hall conducted by Nancy Cederquist on 22 February 1985. From folk studies student project concerning Mrs. Hall’s passion for quilting, her preferred patterns, fabric care, and her experiences with a local quilting group.


Interview With Bonnie G. (Cole) Willis (Fa 17), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 1983

Interview With Bonnie G. (Cole) Willis (Fa 17), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Bonnie G. (Cole) Willis conducted by J. Sharli Powell on 20 October 1983. From folk studies student project with second interview of Bonnie Willis about quilting.


Interview With Esther Magers Isbell (Fa 13), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 1983

Interview With Esther Magers Isbell (Fa 13), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Esther (Magers) Isbell conducted by Teresa Dolores Klimowicz on 27 September 1983. From project focusing on Esther Isbell, a folk artist and native of Barren County, Kentucky, with special attention on her biblical themed quilts. Isbell also discusses her various occupations and participation in community affairs.


Interview With Bonnie G. (Cole) Willis (Fa 17), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 1983

Interview With Bonnie G. (Cole) Willis (Fa 17), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Bonnie G. (Cole) Willis conducted by J. Sharli Powell on 22 September 1983. From folk studies student project with interview of Bonnie Willis about quilting.


Newman, Janice (Fa 1367), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 1972

Newman, Janice (Fa 1367), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1367. Student folk studies project titled “Quilting (Bertha Abney)” which includes information about traditional quilting practices in Jefferson County, Kentucky. All of the information comes from an interview with Newman’s family friend, Bertha Abney. Project includes a narrative paper about the experience and sheets that may include an illustration, photo, quilt pattern’s name, brief description of a traditional practice or quilt pattern.


Bradley, Margaret (Fa 1357), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 1972

Bradley, Margaret (Fa 1357), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1357. Folklife project titled "Quilting" by Margaret Bradley for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Project includes a paper about quilting and quilt patterns in Hart County, Kentucky. Survey sheets may include a brief description of quilt pattern, origin, and informant’s name, age, and address.