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A Typology Of Ancient Purépecha (Tarascan) Architecture From Angamuco, Michoacán, Mexico, Christopher T. Fisher, Anna S. Cohen, Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius, Florencia L. Pezzutti, Jason Bush, Marion Forest, Andrea Torvinen Sep 2019

A Typology Of Ancient Purépecha (Tarascan) Architecture From Angamuco, Michoacán, Mexico, Christopher T. Fisher, Anna S. Cohen, Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius, Florencia L. Pezzutti, Jason Bush, Marion Forest, Andrea Torvinen

Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Faculty Publications

The morphological study of architectural features, the building arrangement within urban spaces, and multiscalar variation are critical for understanding urbanism as a process. Building types and architectural typologies form the foundational blocks of urban morphology and are essential for identifying architectural patterning. We use a process-typological approach to present an architectural typology from the ancient Purépecha (Tarascan) city of Angamuco, located in the Lake Pátzcuaro Basin, Michoacán, Mexico. Using archaeological survey, lidar analysis, and excavation, we analyze building foundations from houses and public structures; storage facilities; monumental architecture such as pyramids, altars, and public buildings; and landscape features such as ...


Blair, Robert M., Et Al. (Fa 1260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Blair, Robert M., Et Al. (Fa 1260), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1260. Student collection titled “Buggy Shed” in which Robert Blair, Kenneth Conrad, and Bernal Buis briefly describe the construction and function of several “buggy houses” throughout Kentucky. Collection includes photographs of outbuildings.


Petot, Virginia (Fa 1249), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Petot, Virginia (Fa 1249), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1249. Student folk studies project titled “The Status of the Country Store,” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of structures in Taylor County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a name of the business, location, dates, and photo. Paper discusses the demise of the general store in rural Taylor County.


Wagner, Betty Ann, Et. Al (Fa 1250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2019

Wagner, Betty Ann, Et. Al (Fa 1250), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1250. Student collection titled “Folk Architecture” in which students survey buildings and naturally occurring geological formations throughout several counties in Kentucky. Students researched barns, churches, shacks, restaurants, banks, and courthouses. Black and white photographs are included within the collection along with a brief description of each location. Some photos missing from collection.


Tyrie, Betsy And Colin Stephen, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Tyrie, Betsy And Colin Stephen, Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1245. A collection of materials relating to research on the Felts Log House undertaken by Betsy Tyrie and Colin Stephen. The documentation seeks to interpret the social aspects of the log house as well as architectural changes made to the structure over the course of nearly 150 years. The report also provides insight into the house’s history, its construction, and its eventual relocation to WKU’s campus in the late 1970s. Recorded audio interviews, black and white and color photographs, newspaper articles, and a brief personal essay are also included in the ...


Newton, Gil (Fa 1242), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Newton, Gil (Fa 1242), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1242. Student folk studies project titled “Housing [Clark County, Indiana],” which includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of structures in the area surrounding Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana. Sheets may include a brief description of the structure, location, history, floor plan, and photo.


Cox, Hilda-Gay (Fa 1239), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Cox, Hilda-Gay (Fa 1239), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1239. Student folk studies project titled “Sequent Occupance of the Main Business District of Hodgenville, Kentucky,” which includes a list of illustrations with brief descriptions of residents and buildings in the main business district of Hodgenville, LaRue County, Kentucky. List entries may include a brief description of building, resident, location, donor, and photo.


Moore, Jan (Fa 1234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2018

Moore, Jan (Fa 1234), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1234. Student paper titled “Folk Architecture” in which Jan More examines the architecture styles of structures in Bartholomew County, Indiana. The paper includes black and white photographs of houses, barns, spring houses, churches, court houses, and Brown County State Park. Each photograph includes a brief handwritten description. The paper also includes a 1960 map of Bartholomew County.


Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Carroll, Julianne And Emily Hudson (Fa 1219), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1219. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to register the Cedar Ridge Historic District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by Julianne Carroll and Emily Hudson, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 43 single and multi-family structures in the neighborhood, the earliest dating from 1920.


Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Reynolds, V. Lynn (Fa 1217), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1217. National Register of Historic Places nomination form to expand the boundaries of the College Hill National Register District in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by V. Lynn Reynolds in 1994, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the 33 structures in the initial College Hill National Register District established in 1979; 115 structures were added in 1994 and one more in 1996. A survey inventory updated in July 2003 is also included along with Kentucky Historic Resources Individual Survey forms from 2006.


Trafton, Paula Burt (Fa 1214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Trafton, Paula Burt (Fa 1214), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1214. National Register of Historic Places nomination form for Taylor Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Completed by Paula Burt Trafton, the application includes history, classification, maps, photographs, and other documentation regarding the church.


Fickey-Fields, Amanda (Fa 1213), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Fickey-Fields, Amanda (Fa 1213), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1213. Student folk studies project titled “Historic Survey of 10 Representative Houses Designed by James Maurice Ingram in the Bowling Green Area.” Project includes architectural descriptions, photographs and architectural drawings of ten representative houses eligible for the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria C (Design/Construction). Also included in this collection is a project by Robin Zeigler in support of nomination to the National Register of Historic Places of the historic architecture of James Maurice Ingram in Warren County, Kentucky. Application includes history, classification, and other documentation regarding historic properties designed by ...


Chappell, Katherine J. (Fa 1207), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Chappell, Katherine J. (Fa 1207), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1207. Student folk studies project by Katherine J. Chappell in support of nomination to the National Register of Historic Places of the W. L. Bray house, at 1318 Scottsville Road in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky. Project includes history, classification, and other documentation regarding this one-and-a-half story Tudor Revival house designed in 1934 by local architect James Maurice Ingram.


Smith, Mike (Fa 1184), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Smith, Mike (Fa 1184), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid on for Folklife Archives Project 1184. Student paper titled “Folkhouses in Monroe County, Kentucky” in which Mike Smith describes the various types of homes and outbuildings found throughout the county. Smith examines the detailing, function, and form of chosenstructures and offers insight into the materials used in the construction of the buildings. Information was gathered fromresidents of Monroe County, and the paper includes black and white photographs of each structural unit.


Spinks, Martha (Fa 1179), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Spinks, Martha (Fa 1179), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only of Folklife Archives Project 1179. Student paper titled “The Lucas Homestead: A Study ofTraditional Farm Structures” in which Martha Spinks investigatesthe origins and functions of a Sand Hill farm owned by HerschelLucas in Warren County, Kentucky. The structure, which was constructed by Luther Parrish in 1820, began as a single-pen log cabin; however, additional units, such as a smoke house, storage rooms, bedrooms, and a chimney, were built by succeeding owners. Spinks also describes materials used during the construction of the main building and other outlying structures, describes the purpose of several locations on the property, and ...


Carter, Dinah And John Eder (Fa 1175), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Carter, Dinah And John Eder (Fa 1175), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Fokllife Archives Project 1175. Student folk studies project titled “Tunnel Mill” which includes an interview and documentation about the history of Tunnel Mill in Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana. Sheets may include an interview, a photograph and informant’s name.


Herbert, Sue Nancy (Fa 1170), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Herbert, Sue Nancy (Fa 1170), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1170. Student folk studies project titled: “Seven Gables: The History of an I House” includes descriptions of the history and architectural aspects of Seven Gables in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of the architecture, an illustration or a photograph.


Morrison, Dona (Fa 1168), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Morrison, Dona (Fa 1168), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1168. Student paper titled “Spring House—Fort—Schoolhouse And Residence” in which Dona Morrison examines an unusual stone house located near Highway 31-E in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Morrison describes the materials used to construct the building and draws conclusions as to the purpose of each room throughout the the two-story residence. Information was collected from the two current owners, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Thompson, and Bernie Morris, former county clerk of LaRue County. Paper also includes severalblack and white photographs of the building.


Wright, Curtis William (Fa 1159), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Wright, Curtis William (Fa 1159), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1159. Student folk studies project titled “Amish” which includes survey sheets with a brief description of Amish life in Howard County, Indiana. Sheets may include an interview, brief description, informant’s name, and address. The project also includes “A Story of Isaac S. Miller” by O. G. M.


Wood, Diane (Fa 1155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Wood, Diane (Fa 1155), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1155. Student folk studies project titled “Folk Art and the Pennsylvania German” which includes survey sheets with a brief description of Pennsylvania German and other folk art collected in Burton, Ohio and Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include an item or representation of folk art, brief description, photograph, and origin.


Morris, Betty Lou (Fa 1154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Morris, Betty Lou (Fa 1154), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1154. Student folk studies project titled “Folk Architecture: Hart County, Kentucky” which includes survey sheets with a brief description of houses and structures in Hart County and Warren County, Kentucky, chiefly in Munfordville.

Sheets may include architectural term, definition

or brief description, photograph, location, structure

classification, informant’s name, age, and address.


Warren, Kaye (Fa 1150), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2018

Warren, Kaye (Fa 1150), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1150. Student folk studies project titled “From Slavery to Freedom for the Negro Race in Logan County [Kentucky]” which includes survey sheets with a brief description of African American life in Logan County, Kentucky. Sheets may include interviews, written records, photographs, informant’s name, age, and address.


Sparks, Willard (Fa 1147), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2018

Sparks, Willard (Fa 1147), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1147. Student folk studies project titled “Frontier Log Structures,” which includes descriptions of different frontier log structures and their construction in Taylor County, Kentucky. Project includes illustrations of log structures and tools, a description of the structure or tool, and definitions related to log construction.


Clayton, Louis Craig (Fa 1138), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Clayton, Louis Craig (Fa 1138), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1138. Student paper titled “The Harpending House” in which Louis Craig Clayton details the history related to theconstruction of Asbury Harpending’s sprawling mansion built near Eddy Creek in Princeton, Kentucky in 1873. Harpending, known for his financial exploits along the western coast of the United States, spent more than $65,000 to build the estate which featured more than 20 rooms, a swimming pool, gas heating, and indoor plumbing. In his paper, Clayton speaks with Mrs. Eldred, a leading historian at Princeton and wife to John Eldred. Harpending’s great-nephew. Clayton also ...


Mansfield, Sherry R. And Bruce Greene (Fa 1112), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2017

Mansfield, Sherry R. And Bruce Greene (Fa 1112), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1112. Student folk studies project titled: “Just a Man—Captain William Hicks” which includes an interview of C. Jeff Hicks, the son of Confederate Captain William Hicks. The interview includes a description of the life of the son and his father while living in Barren County, Kentucky and Sumner County, Tennessee.


Harrison, Joyce (Fa 1067), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Harrison, Joyce (Fa 1067), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid for Folklife Archives Project FA 1067. Paper titled “Designs and Ornamentation in Local Commercial Architecture” in which Joyce Harrison explores the architectural styles and patterns of small-town business exteriors. Paper is based on information collected by Harrison from Frank D. Cain, Jr., a locally registered architect, and contains color photographs of building exteriors in several counties across south central Kentucky.


Cash, Patty Keen (Fa 1081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2017

Cash, Patty Keen (Fa 1081), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project FA 1081. Student folk studies project titled: “The Owsley Stock Farm,” which includes descriptions of the architecture and structure of the William Francis Owsley, Sr. house in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a photo and description of the house along with slides of the exterior. Includes a drawing of the structure’s footprint.


Bain, Jan (Fa 1021), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2017

Bain, Jan (Fa 1021), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1021. Folk studies student project titled: “[Housing],” which includes brief descriptions and photos of “I” houses in Warren County, Kentucky.


Archaeological Evidence Of Architectural Remains At Fort St. Joseph (20be23), Niles, Mi, Erika K. Loveland Apr 2017

Archaeological Evidence Of Architectural Remains At Fort St. Joseph (20be23), Niles, Mi, Erika K. Loveland

Master's Theses

Throughout New France, Native and non-Native peoples frequently interacted as a result of French colonialism. These prolonged relationships affected the ways in which people identified themselves and others around them. To explore this dynamic process, historical archaeologists can examine the material culture left behind. Architectural remains are particularly informative because inhabitants construct their buildings in accordance to their needs and cultural values. Fort St. Joseph, an eighteenth-century mission, garrison, and trading post, is utilized as a case study to examine architecture and how it was employed to express identity. Daily interaction between Native and French peoples in the fur trade ...


Mcmurray, Becky (Fa 988), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Mcmurray, Becky (Fa 988), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 988. Project titled: “Folk Housing: Deatsville and Bardstown, Kentucky.” Project includes survey sheets with brief descriptions of the informant’s beliefs and superstitions as well as information abpit structures in the Deatsville and Bardstown areas of Nelson County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description, informant’s name, motif index number of the belief, and a photo of the structure.