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Fleming County, Kentucky Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 619), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2013

Fleming County, Kentucky Cultural Resource Survey (Fa 619), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 619. This collection features information gathered through oral histories and observation about the cultural resources in Fleming County, Kentucky.


Timmons, Gregory Brandon, B. 1991 (Fa 761), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2013

Timmons, Gregory Brandon, B. 1991 (Fa 761), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 761. Paper titled “A Timmons Family Christmas” written by Gregory Brandon Timmons for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. The paper explores the Christmas traditions associated with the Timmons family of Louisville, Kentucky.


Feather Crowns (Sc 1115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2013

Feather Crowns (Sc 1115), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1115. Correspondence concerning inquiry of Tom Russell, Dallas, Texas, with Western Kentucky University personnel, Bowling Green, Kentucky, about feather crowns. Includes family story regarding the formation of the crowns in a goose down pillow after an individual’s death.


Artists In Residence (Fa 609), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2013

Artists In Residence (Fa 609), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 609. Project conducted in Bourbon, Boyd, Breckenridge, Caldwell, Christian, McCreary and Union counties to identify and utilize local folk artists within school programs. Materials include project reports, artist rosters and helps for using folklore within the classroom. This collection, while making reference to the larger program, only includes specific programming information for Caldwell and Christian counties.


Wilson, Alexander Gordon, 1888-1970 (Mss 445), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Wilson, Alexander Gordon, 1888-1970 (Mss 445), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 445. Correspondence, published and unpublished writing, and research of Alexander Gordon Wilson, faculty member in the English department of Western Kentucky University from 1915-1959. Includes genealogical and autobiographical material as well as extensive research data and writing on the ornithology of Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky, on folklore and linguistics, and on the ornithology and folkways of the Mammoth Cave region of Edmonson County, Kentucky.


Williams, Camilla Reynolds, 1923-2005 (Sc 790), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Williams, Camilla Reynolds, 1923-2005 (Sc 790), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 790. Photocopies of story written by Camilla Reynolds Williams entitled, “Ma Motley’s Robbery Tale,” 1863?, which supposedly occurred in Warren County, Kentucky. She won second place in the 1971 Kentucky Woman’s Club Folklore Contest for this entry. Also Hays family genealogical chart prepared by Joseph S. Hays.


Oral History, Working Class Culture, And Local, Pauleena M. Macdougall Jan 2013

Oral History, Working Class Culture, And Local, Pauleena M. Macdougall

Publications

Stories of factory closings from many industries throughout the latter part of the twentieth century are common and numerous studies have documented the economic impact of these unfortunate events. In this case study of Brewer, Maine, oral histories with former workers at the primary source of local employment, Eastern Corporation, illuminate the nature of management-worker interactions at the mill. Eastern’s former employee narratives reveal a surprisingly unified perspective regarding the closing of the mill that does not reflect the public narrative put forward by management and business leaders.


'Deviant' Burials In Archaeology, Jesslyn E. Hodgson Jan 2013

'Deviant' Burials In Archaeology, Jesslyn E. Hodgson

Anthropology Publications

The term ‘deviant’ is used to describe burials that deviate from the normative burial rites of a given society, at a given point in time. The problem with applying such a term to the archaeological record rests predominantly in the fact that the term ‘deviant’ has a negative connotation. This negative connotation insinuates that the individual in the burial context may have been viewed by their society in a negative light, however, through analysis of case studies it is shown that many ‘deviant’ burials are not in fact burials of people viewed as deviant, but ‘different’ burials given to people ...