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Grey, Benjamin Edwards, 1809-1875 (Sc 2875), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2014

Grey, Benjamin Edwards, 1809-1875 (Sc 2875), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text of letter (click on "Additional File" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2875. Letter, 24 May 1853, of Benjamin Edwards Grey, Henderson, Kentucky, to Hardinsburg, Kentucky lawyer J. B. Bruner. Seeking reelection to Congress, Grey complains of lack of support from his own Whig Party and promises to help reconcile breaches among its members. He encloses a broadside advertising a Democratic Party meeting in Henderson County on 28 May as evidence of its organization and aim to carry the election.


Sebastian, Benjamin, 1741-1832 (Mss 523), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2014

Sebastian, Benjamin, 1741-1832 (Mss 523), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 523. Letters and papers of Benjamin Sebastian, associate justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, relating to his involvement in the Spanish Conspiracy and his response to a congressional investigation of his conduct that led to his resignation from the Court.


Horse Cave, Kentucky - City Minutes (Mss 22 Box 1 Folder 11), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2014

Horse Cave, Kentucky - City Minutes (Mss 22 Box 1 Folder 11), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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The minutes of the Caverna (later Horse Cave), Kentucky Board of Trustees from 1871 to 1892. Full text of the minutes, in 50-page increments, can be seen by clicking on "Additional Files" below. The community was known as Horse Cave, but changed its name to Caverna in 1869 and later changed its name back to Horse Cave in 1880. Stray material was scanned where it was found in the minute book; blank pages were not scanned. A short index was typescripted from the original minute book and is also included as an "Additional File." This minute book is part of ...


Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 - Relating To (Sc 2859), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2014

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 - Relating To (Sc 2859), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2859. Correspondence, documents, and secondary sources collected by Price Kirkpatrick and related to the “real” birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. Material speculates that Lincoln could have been born in Monroe or Cumberland counties in Kentucky.


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

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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

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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.


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.


Martin, Elizabeth (Gorin), 1791-1858 (Sc 2820), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2014

Martin, Elizabeth (Gorin), 1791-1858 (Sc 2820), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2820. Letter, 8 December 1844, of Elizabeth Martin, Elkton, Kentucky, to her nephew Benjamin P. Hinch, New Salem, Illinois. She provides some family news and refers to the recent presidential election as a “great calamity” over which the defeated Whigs are “down in the mouth.” Part of the letter is written by Elizabeth’s daughter Avaline. She reports on her health, suggests names for Hinch’s baby son, and forecasts the continuation of hard times with the election of “old Polk.”


Mastin Family - Letters To (Sc 1287), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2014

Mastin Family - Letters To (Sc 1287), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1287. Four letters, 1901, n.d., to members of the Mastin family, Frankfort, Kentucky, from Caleb Powers, acknowledging kindnesses extended during his incarceration for alleged involvement in the assassination of Governor William J. Goebel. Includes two letters to J. C. Mastin from political friends thanking him for support.


Walworth, Reginald Wellington, 1886-1983 (Sc 2806), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2014

Walworth, Reginald Wellington, 1886-1983 (Sc 2806), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2806. Two letters to Rose F. Taylor, Branchland, West Virginia, from Reginald W. Walworth, Georgetown, Maryland. An organizer of the Constitution Party in Maryland, Walworth responds to her request for anti-Communist literature and offers suggestions on distribution. Includes a pamphlet attacking the Federal Reserve, the Council on Foreign Relations, the United Nations and other public bodies as Communist fronts.


Ua12/2/33 Black History Month, Wku Association For The Study Of African American Life & History Feb 2014

Ua12/2/33 Black History Month, Wku Association For The Study Of African American Life & History

WKU Archives Records

WKU Black History Month events poster.


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.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.