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Patton, Paul Edward, B. 1937 (Sc 3400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Patton, Paul Edward, B. 1937 (Sc 3400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3400. Letter, 16 April 1987, of Paul E. Patton, Pikeville, Kentucky, to Riley Handy, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The letter asks support for Patton’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky and outlines his experience and qualifications for the office.


Thatcher, Margaret Hilda (Roberts), 1925-2013 (Sc 3372), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Thatcher, Margaret Hilda (Roberts), 1925-2013 (Sc 3372), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3372. Printed letter in her handwriting, May 1979, from Margaret Thatcher to Mrs. Hobson Sinclair (June Rose Garrott), Bowling Green, Kentucky, thanking her for her message of congratulation on Thatcher’s election as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. “We were thrilled with the decisive result and good majority,” the letter states, and declares that “there is work to be done” to fulfill the trust placed in her government by the public.


Carter, Tim Lee, 1910-1987 (Sc 3370), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Carter, Tim Lee, 1910-1987 (Sc 3370), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3370. Letters to retired WKU faculty member Frances Richards from Congressman Tim Lee Carter, a former student. He compliments her as “one of my finest teachers” and recalls others at WKU. He also comments on Monroe County, Kentucky’s 1971 sesquicentennial, sends her his floor speech on noise pollution, and refers briefly to poverty programs, rural depopulation, and his hope for bipartisan politics in Kentucky. Includes a letter from Carter’s sister Mae with data about her family.


Crossland, Edward, 1827-1881 (Sc 3097), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2017

Crossland, Edward, 1827-1881 (Sc 3097), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3097. Autobiographical sketch by Edward Crossland, Democratic Congressman from Kentucky, in which he provides details about his public and political career. The sketch omits any reference to his Confederate military service.


French, Richard, 1792-1854 (Sc 2825), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2014

French, Richard, 1792-1854 (Sc 2825), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2825. Letter of U. S. Representative Richard French, 29 December 1844, written from Washington, D.C. to his wife in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. He expresses regret for the time spent away from home, acknowledges the need to consult with her about their future after his return, and discusses apparent tensions between her and a farm manager.


Crittenden, John Jordan, 1787-1863 (Sc 1302), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2014

Crittenden, John Jordan, 1787-1863 (Sc 1302), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1302. Letter written by John Jordan Crittenden, U.S. Senate, to Hon. A. Beatty, evidently of Rhode Island, in response to Beatty's concern about the impeding tariff legislation.


Graham, Robert Duke, 1900-1984 (Mss 473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2013

Graham, Robert Duke, 1900-1984 (Mss 473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 473. Correspondence and scrapbooks of Robert D. Graham, Democratic mayor of Bowling Green, Kentucky from 1960-1963 and 1968-1971. The materials mostly document his public career, but some personal papers, including those of his wife Edith, are included.


Stanley, John Hart, 1808 - 1976? - Relating To (Sc 1091), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2013

Stanley, John Hart, 1808 - 1976? - Relating To (Sc 1091), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1091. Holographic copy of memorial comments related to the death of John Hart Stanley, a Henderson County, Kentucky, farmer, who represented the 5th District in the state legislature. He was a state senator when he died, having been elected in 1875. Also, a holographic copy of a campaign flyer used in his senatorial race.


Carter, Tim Lee, 1910-1987 (Mss 80), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2013

Carter, Tim Lee, 1910-1987 (Mss 80), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 80. Correspondence, photographs, audiotapes, film, clippings, general office files, and records of legislative proceedings relating to the political career of Tim Lee Carter, U.S. Representative (Republican) for Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District, 1965-1981.


Lowther, Charles Ernest, B. 1951 (Sc 649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Lowther, Charles Ernest, B. 1951 (Sc 649), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 649. Photocopies of letters written to Charles Ernest Lowther, of Nortonville, Kentucky, and a history student at Western Kentucky University, from various members of the U.S. Congress in reply to Lowther’s letter regarding the Nixon-Cox incident.


Neal, Mary Julia, 1905-1995 - Collector (Sc 502), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Neal, Mary Julia, 1905-1995 - Collector (Sc 502), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 502. Autographs and biographical sketches of the members of the Constitutional Revision Assembly of Kentucky, 1964-1965 solicited by Mary Julia Neal.


Rodes, Robert, 1824-1913 (Sc 504), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Rodes, Robert, 1824-1913 (Sc 504), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 504. Autograph album of Constitutional Convention of Kentucky, 1890-1891, of delegate Robert Rodes of Warren County. Also includes a typescript of the album’s contents.


Jonson, Jeptha Crawford, 1833-1912 (Sc 503), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Jonson, Jeptha Crawford, 1833-1912 (Sc 503), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 503. Autograph album of Constitutional Convention of Kentucky, 1890-1891, of delegate Jeptha Crawford Jonson of McLean County.


Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston, 1837-1904 (Sc 2521), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2012

Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston, 1837-1904 (Sc 2521), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2521. Letter, 17 July 1888, from William Campbell Preston Breckinridge to an unknown correspondent. He advises of his intention to seek reelection to Congress and asks friends in his district for support.


Wall, William Ketchum, 1786-1853 (Sc 2475), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2011

Wall, William Ketchum, 1786-1853 (Sc 2475), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2475. Two letters from William K. Wall, a lawyer and sate legislator, written from Frankfort, Kentucky. He writes of domestic matters, his health and churchgoing, and briefly of legislative affairs in Frankfort, Kentucky, including the prevalence of divorce bills and his successful application to obtain a pardon for a former client. He also comments, at times critically, on several individuals who may be his children.


Onyekwuluje, Anne B. (Sc 2473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2011

Onyekwuluje, Anne B. (Sc 2473), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2473. Interviews conducted by Anne B. Onyekwuluje with seven individuals about the life and influence of Georgia Montgomery Davis Powers, the first woman elected to the Kentucky state Senate in 1963. They discuss their political relationships with Powers and her influence in politics and the Civil Rights movement.


Young, Edward Green, 1857-1948 (Mss 309), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2010

Young, Edward Green, 1857-1948 (Mss 309), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 309. Materials related to Edward Green Young's service as a delegate from Warren County to the Kentucky House of Representatives, 1916 to 1920. Also family correspondence and items concerning his farming operations.


Temple Collection, 1715-1972 (Mss 55), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2008

Temple Collection, 1715-1972 (Mss 55), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 55. Correspondence, 1931-1970 (33 items), chiefly of William Montgomery Temple, originally of Bowling Green, Kentucky, an autograph collector; his collection of papers of Kentucky governors, 1805-1951 (50); other autograph letters, 1715-1941 (17); and articles about Bowling Green, etc., (23).


The Public Career Of Maurice Hudson Thatcher, Randy Ream Dec 1981

The Public Career Of Maurice Hudson Thatcher, Randy Ream

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The public career of Maurice Hudson Thatcher was wedded to one of the most interesting epochs in Kentucky history and Kentucky politics. From 1895, with his election as county clerk of Butler County, to his defeat for the United States Senate in 1932, Maurice Thatcher was intimately involved in almost every statewide political campaign. He participated in the rise of the Republican party to a point where it was a definite force in state politics and won almost as many statewide races as it lost. He also participated in the party’s relegation to minority status with the advent of ...