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Jfk Memory Project At Wku (Mss 491), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2014

Jfk Memory Project At Wku (Mss 491), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text of remembrances (Click on Additional Files), photographs, and oral history interviews for Manuscripts Collection 491. Materials collected during a commemorative project related to a campaign visit John F. Kennedy made to Bowling Green, Kentucky in October 1960 and to his November 1963 assassination. The core of the collection is a set of remembrances that were sent into the Department of Library Special Collections, WKU about both events. Other items include oral history interviews (8), photos (36), contemporary news clippings as well as clippings about the project, a scrapbook of post-assassination clippings, and assorted other ephemera ...


Moore, Robert B., B. 1860 (Sc 2851), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2014

Moore, Robert B., B. 1860 (Sc 2851), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2851. Letter, 13 November 1896, of Robert B. Moore, Bowen, Kentucky, to Frank Powers, Grayson, Kentucky. Moore, a lumber dealer, reports an increase in business. He also describes himself as a “sound money” man who voted for William McKinley in the recent presidential election. Despite anticipating a “hot time,” he reports finding no disturbances at his local polling place.


Chelf, Frank Leslie, 1907-1982 (Mss 492), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2014

Chelf, Frank Leslie, 1907-1982 (Mss 492), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 492. Correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, audiotapes, film and miscellaneous material relating primarily to the political career of Democrat Frank L. Chelf, who represented Kentucky’s Fourth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1944-1966. Includes Chelf’s voting record and bills, research and speeches related to his legislative interests.


Mcchesney, Hardin Field, Jr. (Mss 494), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2014

Mcchesney, Hardin Field, Jr. (Mss 494), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 494. One reel of 16 mm. film labeled “Chandler Years in Review,” used by Hardin Field McChesney, Jr. in connection with reporting on a scandal involving the campaign of Edward “Ned” Breathitt for governor of Kentucky.


Elections And Election Campaigns, 1918 (Sc 1278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2014

Elections And Election Campaigns, 1918 (Sc 1278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1278. Campaign letter, 25 October 1918, of President Woodrow Wilson urging voters to elect a Democratic U.S. House and Senate; also campaign letter, 29 October 1918, of Kentucky Congressman R. Y. Thomas, Jr., to voters of the Third Congressional District asking for support.


Keen, Douglas, 1904-1978 (Sc 2798), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2013

Keen, Douglas, 1904-1978 (Sc 2798), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2798. Letter of Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky attorney Douglas Keen, 28 October 1929, setting out his qualifications, deploring political “mud-slinging” against him, and seeking support in his electoral campaign as the Republican nominee for County Attorney.


Metcalfe County, Kentucky - Elections And Election Campaigns (Sc 1268), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2013

Metcalfe County, Kentucky - Elections And Election Campaigns (Sc 1268), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1268. Unsigned letter, 5 November 1909, written to Bruce Taylor, East Fork, Kentucky, asking repayment of money loaned to Taylor for his unsuccessful political campaign.


Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 (Sc 1222), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2013

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 (Sc 1222), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1222. Letter written by Henry Clay, Ashland, Kentucky, to Henry Henion(?), Rushville, New York. Clay responds to a letter received from the Rushville Tippecanoe Club regarding his opinion of the presidential contest between Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Poe Family Papers (Sc 1116), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2013

Poe Family Papers (Sc 1116), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1116. Chiefly letters to James E. Poe, a Warren County, Kentucky native, who later lived in Colorado and Washington Territory, from his family in Kentucky. They write of crops, weather, and their health. They also ask Jim to lead a sober life and consider returning home. Evidently Poe went west after a run-in with the law concerning the making of illegalalcohol. Also, data related to the collection.


Cooper, John Robert, 1864-1937 (Sc 2747), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Cooper, John Robert, 1864-1937 (Sc 2747), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2747. Letter, 5 September 1900, of J.R. Cooper, Todds Point, Kentucky, to Miss Pricie Rodgers, Shelbyville, Kentucky, asking her to use her “influence with the young men” to promote a slate of local election candidates and praising their personal qualities. A second letter of 17 September asks to call on her.


Thompson, Thala E. (Layne), 1907-2003 - Collector (Sc 2744), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2013

Thompson, Thala E. (Layne), 1907-2003 - Collector (Sc 2744), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2744. Record book for the Hadley Homemaker Club, 1991-1992; postcard send by Thompson from China, 1987; election return receipt for Warren County, Kentucky, 1956; and a birthday card sent from President and Mrs. Bill Clinton to Thompson.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Talbott, John Daniel, 1883-1950 (Sc 2707), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2013

Talbott, John Daniel, 1883-1950 (Sc 2707), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2707. Letter, 27 October 1939, from J. Dan Talbott to “All Employees of the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” with lists of duties to be performed before and on Election Day, 7 November, including letter-writing, personal contacts, providing transportation to the polls, and handing out sample ballots. The letter urges every employee to “do his duty” to ensure election of the Democratic ticket in the state.


Elections And Election Campaigns (Sc 888), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Elections And Election Campaigns (Sc 888), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 888. Campaign letter, 24 October 1907, signed by Samuel Wilbur Hager, Democratic candidate for governor and printed campaign advertising brochure distributed by the Kentucky Democratic Party, post 1908, addressed to B.C. Houre, Scottsville, Kentucky. Also associated political items relating to the Republican and Democratic parties.


Crittenden, John Jordan, 1787-1863 (Sc 708), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2012

Crittenden, John Jordan, 1787-1863 (Sc 708), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 708. Letter written by John Jordan Crittenden, United States Senator from Kentucky, Frankfort, Kentucky, to Ohio Congressman, J. W. Allen, concerning the recent defeat of Henry Clay and the Whig Party.


Mallory, Robert, 1815-1885 (Sc 641), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Mallory, Robert, 1815-1885 (Sc 641), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 641. Letter to President Abraham Lincoln from Robert Mallory, Oldham County, Kentucky and U.S. Representative from Kentucky, relating to the appointment of Dr. L. L. Mathers for the position of regimental surgeon. He is recommended by the entire Kentucky Union delegation in Congress. Mallory congratulates Lincoln on the news from the Kentucky elections.


Eisenhower, Mamie Geneva (Doud), 1896-1979 (Sc 579), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Eisenhower, Mamie Geneva (Doud), 1896-1979 (Sc 579), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 579. Letter written to Nellie Virginia Heasley, Bowling Green, Kentucky, from Mamie Geneva (Doud) Eisenhower, expressing thanks for Mrs. Heasley’s message of good wishes following Dwight D. Eisenhower’s election as President.


Brown, Eugene Scott, 1846-1892 - Letters To (Sc 2519), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2012

Brown, Eugene Scott, 1846-1892 - Letters To (Sc 2519), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2519. Letters of a political nature addressed to Eugene Scott Brown, a prominent attorney and Republican from Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky. Several contain precinct election results for Allen and contiguous counties.


Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956 (Sc 239), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2012

Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956 (Sc 239), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and scan (Click on "additional files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 239. Letter written by Alben Barkley, U.S. Senator from Kentucky, to J. Marion Robertson, Bowling Green, Kentucky, expressing his gratitude for Robertson’s work in Warren County during the recent primary election.


Magoffin, Beriah, 1815-1885 - Letters To (Sc 821), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2011

Magoffin, Beriah, 1815-1885 - Letters To (Sc 821), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Fidning aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 821. Facsimiles of two letters to Magoffin while he was governor of Kentucky. John E. Records, a Falmouth Democrat, writes of his reaction to the newly-founded Republican Party in his 31 March 1860 letter. Major General Leonidas Polk writes from Columbus 9 September 1861, telling of the occupation of this Mississippi River town by Confederate troops. Also, photocopies of census records.


Dickey, Robert W., B. 1933 (Sc 2449), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2011

Dickey, Robert W., B. 1933 (Sc 2449), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2449. Letter, dated 30 January 1963, from attorney Marshall Funk to Robert W. Dickey related to an school integration lawsuit in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Also includes the political platform and biographical information for Raymond McClard's 1973 state Senate race.


Underwood Collection (Mss 58), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2011

Underwood Collection (Mss 58), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 58. Correspondence, diaries, papers, and genealogical materials of Joseph Rogers Underwood, U.S. Senator from Bowling Green, Kentucky, his wife Elizabeth Cox Underwood, his brother Warner Lewis Underwood, and his son, John Cox Underwood.


Mcdonald, Dan Allyn, 1905-1974 - Collector (Mss 343), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2011

Mcdonald, Dan Allyn, 1905-1974 - Collector (Mss 343), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 343. Correspondence, legal papers, financial records and sundry other documents related to Eugene Scott Brown and his father-in-law, Gilbert Marshall Mulligan, attorneys of Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky. Also includes stray Allen County court records, research notes related to the Civil War, and records about early telephone service in Allen County.


Underwood Letters, 1820-1859 (Sc 2326), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2010

Underwood Letters, 1820-1859 (Sc 2326), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2326. Letters to John J. Crittenden from Joseph Rogers Underwood and his brother Warner Lewis Underwood, Bowling Green, chiefly related to the political situation in Kentucky and the United States from 1820 to 1859. Also, one letter to Crittenden from J.B. Temple related to a possible 1852 Senatorial contest between Crittenden and Joseph Rogers Underwood.


Paxton, Creed (Sc 2284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2010

Paxton, Creed (Sc 2284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2284. Letter, 1 February 1900, from Creed Paxton, Frankfort, Kentucky to his sister. At the time he was serving in the state militia during the contested election between William Goebel and William S. Taylor. His company was stationed in the Senate chambers of the state capitol building.


Keith, Jean E. (Sc 2165), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2010

Keith, Jean E. (Sc 2165), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2165. Paper: "The Whig Party in Kentucky, 1847-1851: Whig Against Whig, North Against South, East Against West" written by Jean E. Keith while she was a student at Western Kentucky State Teachers College, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes an eight-page annotated bibliography.


Logan County, Kentucky - Election Certificates (Sc 2177), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2010

Logan County, Kentucky - Election Certificates (Sc 2177), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2177. Two election certificates from different precincts in Logan County, Kentucky, verifying tallied votes for election of state and local officials held on 9 May 1903. The totals are filled in and the certificates are signed by election officials.


Forgy, Samuel Walton, 1866-1927 (Mss 254), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2009

Forgy, Samuel Walton, 1866-1927 (Mss 254), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 254. Correspondence related to Samuel Walton Forgy's legal career and his personal business dealings, as well as political correspondence related to Kentucky's 1915 governor's race.


Simmons, James M., 1851-1935 (Sc 1809), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2008

Simmons, James M., 1851-1935 (Sc 1809), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1809. Notes for a political speech delivered by James M. Simmons in Plum Springs, Warren County, Kentucky, 1 November 1884. Also, check from the P.J. Potter Bank written by Simmons and a copy of a typescript of his obituary.