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Wilgus, Donald Knight (Fa 1203), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2019

Wilgus, Donald Knight (Fa 1203), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1203. Student folk studies projects collected by Professor Donald Knight “D. K.” Wilgus while teaching folk studies classes at Western Kentucky University. Most of the items collected are from south central Kentucky, but also includes items from Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.


Jewish Germany: An Enduring Presence From The Fourth To The Twenty-First Century, John A. Drobnicki Aug 2018

Jewish Germany: An Enduring Presence From The Fourth To The Twenty-First Century, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Review of the book Jewish Germany: An enduring presence from the fourth to the twenty-first century.


Communty Scholars Program - Jefferson County, Kentucky (Fa 735), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2014

Communty Scholars Program - Jefferson County, Kentucky (Fa 735), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding Aid only for Folklife Archives Project 735. This collection contains information and documentation about the Community Scholars Program’s workshops held in Jefferson County, Kentucky during 2012. The collection almost entirely features projects completed by participants of the program.


Hanratty, Suzanne (Funk) (Fa 588), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Hanratty, Suzanne (Funk) (Fa 588), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archvies Project 588. Maydelle (Johnson) Funk, registered nurse, and her husband, physician Jesse Trusdale Funk, detail their genealogy and personal history in interviews conducted by their daughter, Suzanne (Funk) Hanratty. The Funks lived and worked in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes transcription and news clippings about a Girl Scout troop in Bowling Green led by Mrs. Funk.


Funk, Jesse Trusdale, 1912-2001 (Fa 587), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2013

Funk, Jesse Trusdale, 1912-2001 (Fa 587), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 587. Doctor Jesse Trusdale Funk outlines his genealogy and recalls family history and his personal history from childhood through retirement. Funk also details his experiences as a medical student at Vanderbilt University Medical School and his fifty-five years of medical practice in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes transcription.


Wayne County, Kentucky Project (Fa 23), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Wayne County, Kentucky Project (Fa 23), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid for Folklife Archives Project 23. Oral history interviews with various residents of Wayne County, Kentucky, conducted by Western Kentucky University folk studies students. Topics include the oil industry, folk medicine, water witching, one-room schools and banjo playing. To see the transcript of an interview with one-room school teacher Mrs. Lee Abbott click on "Additional Files" below.


Thomas, Ann Elizabeth (Fa 6), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2010

Thomas, Ann Elizabeth (Fa 6), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 6. Interviews conducted by Ann Thomas with Mary Dee Boemker about Catholicism and her celebration of Easter and other holidays.


Glynn, Luanne Carol (Aylesworth) (Fa 518), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2010

Glynn, Luanne Carol (Aylesworth) (Fa 518), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 518. This collection contains tape recorded interviews (28) conducted by Luanne Glynn with Ellis Yeargin Hurt (1900-1994) of Cadiz, Trigg County, Kentucky. The interviews relay Ellis's life history. The project also includes an interpretive paper, a project proposal and summary as well as tape indexes. This project was the result of a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


Hammers, Clark Porter (Fa 244), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2008

Hammers, Clark Porter (Fa 244), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 244. Paper: "The Porter Family of Butler County from 1736 to 1950" written by Clark Porter Hammers for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 45, No. 1, Joan Saverino, Joseph Bentivegna, Nicholas V. De Leo, Catherine Cerrone, Janet Theophano Oct 1995

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 45, No. 1, Joan Saverino, Joseph Bentivegna, Nicholas V. De Leo, Catherine Cerrone, Janet Theophano

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• "Domani Ci Zappa": Italian Immigration and Ethnicity in Pennsylvania
• A Study of the San Cataldesi Who Emigrated to Dunmore, Pennsylvania
• A Look at the Early Years of Philadelphia's "Little Italy"
• "An Aura of Toughness, Too": Italian Immigration to Pittsburgh and Vicinity
• Expressions of Love, Acts of Labor: Women's Work in an Italian American Community


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 42, No. 1, Marion Lois Huffines, Amos Long Jr., Robert P. Stevenson, Robert L. Leight Oct 1992

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 42, No. 1, Marion Lois Huffines, Amos Long Jr., Robert P. Stevenson, Robert L. Leight

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The Trunk in the Attic was a Window
• The Rural Pennsylvania-German Home and Family
• The Happy Story of Georges Creek
• Duties of a Rural School Board at the Turn of the Century
• Aldes un Neies (Old and New)


David, Lynn Coulter, B.1941 (Fa 93), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 1991

David, Lynn Coulter, B.1941 (Fa 93), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 93. Interview with Oscar Rhea Wren, Logan County, Kentucky, conducted on April 19, 1991. The interview discusses Wren and Felts family genealogy, as well as political and social life in Logan County, Kentucky.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 40, No. 2, Amos Long Jr., Henry J. Kauffman, Robert P. Stevenson, Mark D. Howell, Hilda Adam Kring Jan 1991

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 40, No. 2, Amos Long Jr., Henry J. Kauffman, Robert P. Stevenson, Mark D. Howell, Hilda Adam Kring

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Some Early Rural and Domestic Industries in Pennsylvania
• Jacob Dickert, Rifle Maker
• Several Early Woolen Mills of Western Pennsylvania
• A Rural Craftsman in Present-Day Pennsylvania
• Who is in the Kitchen?
• Aldes un Neies (Old and New)


Estimates Of Census Underenumeration Based On Genealogies, John W. Adams, Alice Bee Kasakoff Jan 1991

Estimates Of Census Underenumeration Based On Genealogies, John W. Adams, Alice Bee Kasakoff

Faculty Publications

We have been studying the migrations of the descendants of nine men who came to Massachusetts before 1650 and have compiled a computerized database that includes all the people born before 1860 in the patrilines. Thus we have what the nine genealogists who studied these families thought was close to a complete list of family members alive in 1850. Here we focus on our attempts to find these individuals on the 1850 federal census.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 40, No. 1, Terry G. Jordan, Jon T. Kilpinen, Robert P. Stevenson, Richard E. Wentz, Henry J. Kauffman, Ray J. Dieffenbach, George L. Irgang Oct 1990

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 40, No. 1, Terry G. Jordan, Jon T. Kilpinen, Robert P. Stevenson, Richard E. Wentz, Henry J. Kauffman, Ray J. Dieffenbach, George L. Irgang

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Square Notching in the Log Carpentry Tradition of Pennsylvania Extended
• Letters from Home to a Wandering Farm Boy
• Parre Schtories
• Handcrafts in Lancaster County
• Johann Conrad Dieffenbach of Tulpehocken
• Aldes un Neies (Old and New)


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 39, No. 2, Wendy Everham, Lee C. Hopple, Ervin Beck, Juliana Bova, Grover M. Detwiler, Robert P. Stevenson Jan 1990

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 39, No. 2, Wendy Everham, Lee C. Hopple, Ervin Beck, Juliana Bova, Grover M. Detwiler, Robert P. Stevenson

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The Recovery of the Feminine in an Early American Pietist Community: The Interpretive Challenge of the Theology of Conrad Beissel
• A Religious and Geographical History of the Shakers, 1747-1988
• Indiana Amish Family Records
• Eel for Christmas: An Italian Tradition
• Recollections of Ninety-Two Years
• Those Old-Time Children's Days
• Aldes un Neies (Old and New)


Index To Volumes 26-35 Of Pennsylvania Folklife, 1976-1986, Judith E. Fryer Jan 1989

Index To Volumes 26-35 Of Pennsylvania Folklife, 1976-1986, Judith E. Fryer

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine Indexes

• Introduction
• Subject Index
• Genealogy Index


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 37, No. 3, Mary Lou Robson Fleming, Richard Matthews, William B. Fetterman, Erick D. Slazinski, N. F. Karlins, Leland D. Baldwin, Edward W. Chester Apr 1988

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 37, No. 3, Mary Lou Robson Fleming, Richard Matthews, William B. Fetterman, Erick D. Slazinski, N. F. Karlins, Leland D. Baldwin, Edward W. Chester

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Folk Artist Jacob Maentel of Pennsylvania and Indiana
• Up Another River: Fourteen Days on the St. Johns
• An Appreciation of Russell Wieder Gilbert
• Holy Images: A Brief Study of Folk Religious Belief
• Lamont Alfred "Old Ironsides" Pry, Contemporary American Folk Artist
• Synopsis of the Penburne Quintet


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 37, No. 1, Edward W. Chester, Nancy K. Gaugler, Ralph Connor, William T. Parsons, Roger W. Fromm, Hans F. Sennholz, Guy Graybill Oct 1987

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 37, No. 1, Edward W. Chester, Nancy K. Gaugler, Ralph Connor, William T. Parsons, Roger W. Fromm, Hans F. Sennholz, Guy Graybill

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Franklin in Fact and Fiction: The Double Perspective of Leland Baldwin
• Jost Hite: From the Neckar to the Shenandoah
• The Migration and Settlement of Pennsylvania Germans in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina and Their Effects on the Landscape
• Bethesda Evangelical Church in Farmers Mills: Fact and Folklore
• The Tourist Bureau Shuns Me!


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 36, No. 2, Barbara Knox Homrighaus, Terry G. Jordan, Matti Kaups, Richard M. Lieffort, Ned D. Heindel, Dennis Barone, A. Day Bradley Jan 1987

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 36, No. 2, Barbara Knox Homrighaus, Terry G. Jordan, Matti Kaups, Richard M. Lieffort, Ned D. Heindel, Dennis Barone, A. Day Bradley

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Immigration and Ethnicity in the Anthracite Region: The Peter Kowker Story
• Diamond Notching in America and Europe
• The Centennial of a First-Class Trip on Pennsylvania Canals: The Voyage of the Molly-Polly-Chunker
• Journey Home: Pennsylvania German Ethnicity in Wallace Stevens
• Quakers in the Lancaster Gaol, 1778


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 35, No. 2, William T. Parsons, Mary Shuler Heimburger, Karen Guenther, Martin W. Wilson, Robert G. Adams Jan 1986

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 35, No. 2, William T. Parsons, Mary Shuler Heimburger, Karen Guenther, Martin W. Wilson, Robert G. Adams

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Letters and Reports from Pennsylvania Germans in the American West
• Religion in an Iron-Making Community: Bethesda Baptist Church and Hopewell Village
• Delaware Water Gap: Birth and Death of a Resort Town
• The Search for Our German Ancestors III: "The Royal Connection"
• Aldes un Neies


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 35, No. 1, Mary Laycock Selders, Yvonne J. Milspaw, Priscilla Stevenson Lockard, Guy Graybill, John D. Kendig, Elda F. Gehris Oct 1985

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 35, No. 1, Mary Laycock Selders, Yvonne J. Milspaw, Priscilla Stevenson Lockard, Guy Graybill, John D. Kendig, Elda F. Gehris

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Grandmother's Flower Garden: The Quilts of Sadie Ida Christian Laycock
• Our Good Old One-Room School Days
• A Parade from the Past
• The Philip Arndts of Manheim (1797-1888)
• Pennsylvania German Cookery
• Aldes un Neies


Wealth And Migration In Massachusetts And Maine: 1771-1798, John W. Adams, Alice Bee Kasakoff Jun 1985

Wealth And Migration In Massachusetts And Maine: 1771-1798, John W. Adams, Alice Bee Kasakoff

Faculty Publications

We use a genealogical data base to question the idea that the frontier was a "safety valve" for Americans in the years of the founding of the republic. Our findings about the relative wealth of members of nine families show how the frontier affected their migration patterns. We find that it was the middle class, not the poor, who seemed to make best use of the opportunity of the frontier.


Interview With Jessie Marie (Taylor) Basham (Fa 5), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 1984

Interview With Jessie Marie (Taylor) Basham (Fa 5), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Jessie Marie Taylor Basham conducted by Jennifer Lynn Henlsey Hulsey on 15 October 1984. From a folk studies class project with an interview of Jessie Basham about her life with an emphasis on Christmas customs in Kentucky. The audio interviews are archived in the Sound Archives.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 34, No. 1, Hans Trumpy, William T. Parsons, Marion Lois Huffines, Robert P. Stevenson, Jane Adams Clarke Oct 1984

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 34, No. 1, Hans Trumpy, William T. Parsons, Marion Lois Huffines, Robert P. Stevenson, Jane Adams Clarke

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• American News in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Swiss Almanacs: An Overview
• The Stuff of Which Folksongs are Made: Dialect Poetry of Lina Somer (1862-1932)
• Word Gain and Loss in the English of the Pennsylvania Germans
• The Autograph Album: A Victorian Girl's Best Friend
• Cobwebs on My Mind: Untangling Family Relationships
• Aldes un Neies


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 33, No. 3, Terry G. Jordan, Robert G. Adams, Paul R. Wieand, Karl J. R. Arndt, Karen Guenther Apr 1984

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 33, No. 3, Terry G. Jordan, Robert G. Adams, Paul R. Wieand, Karl J. R. Arndt, Karen Guenther

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Moravian, Schwenkfelder, and American Log Construction
• The Search for Our German Ancestors Continued: The Breunings of Mohringen
• Where the Groundhog is King
• The Louisiana Passport of Pennsylvania's Charles Sealsfield
• A "Garden for the Friends of God": Religious Diversity in the Oley Valley to 1750


Interview With Guy Huffaker (Fa 23), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 1984

Interview With Guy Huffaker (Fa 23), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Guy Huffaker conducted by Thomas Cleveland Arnold, Tracy Leigh Brittain and David N. Heighway on 20 March 1984. From folk studies student project with interviews of residents of Wayne County, Kentucky about the oil industry, folk medicine, water witching, one room schools, and banjo playing.


Interview With Arlie Winchester (Fa 23), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 1984

Interview With Arlie Winchester (Fa 23), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Arlie Winchester conducted by Thomas James Blackburn on 20 March 1984. From folk studies student project with interviews of residents of Wayne County, Kentucky about the oil industry, folk medicine, water witching, one room schools, and banjo playing.


Interview With Virgil Anderson (Fa 23), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 1984

Interview With Virgil Anderson (Fa 23), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Barnett Abbott conducted by Michael David Boggs and Kathy Marie Kerr on 20 March 1984. From folk studies student project with interviews of residents of Wayne County, Kentucky about the oil industry, folk medicine, water witching, one room schools, and banjo playing.


Interview With Lee (Guffey) Abbott (Fa 23), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 1984

Interview With Lee (Guffey) Abbott (Fa 23), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Lee (Guffey) Abbott conducted by Alice Annette Corbin and James Edward Spradlin on 20 March 1984. From folk studies student project with interviews of residents of Wayne County, Kentucky about the oil industry, folk medicine, water witching, one room schools, and banjo playing.