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Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863 (Sc 3077), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2016

Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863 (Sc 3077), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3077. Letter, 7 August 1847, of Elisha Whittlesey to Nathan F. Williams, Baltimore, Maryland. He expresses high praise for Zachary Taylor, the likely candidate of the Whig Party in the 1848 presidential campaign, but fears that Taylor’s Southern origins will allow a Democratic Party candidate to gain the support of abolitionist Whigs, Whigs in non-slaveholding states, and members of the Liberty Party. The letter is written on manuscript letterhead of the Washington National Monument Office.


Miller, Winfield, B. 1852 (Sc 3056), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2016

Miller, Winfield, B. 1852 (Sc 3056), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3056. Letter, 26 March 1910, to Ridgely B. Hilleary, Indianapolis, Indiana, from Winfield Miller, chairman of a committee charged with welcoming home former Vice President and Mrs. Charles W. Fairbanks from a trip around the world. Miller thanks him for his assistanceat the reception held for the couple on 24 March.


Drake, Kentucky - Precinct Directory (Sc 3054), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2016

Drake, Kentucky - Precinct Directory (Sc 3054), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscript Small Collection 3054. Precinct Directory and Voting List for Drake Precinct, Warren County, Kentucky. Contains voters’ names, post office, occupation, party affiliation, race and sex. The list appears to have been compiled for an election to be held on 8 November 1927.


Invisible Children: The Effectiveness Of Non-Governmental Organizations (Ngos) In Primary Education In Central America, Megan Skaggs Sep 2016

Invisible Children: The Effectiveness Of Non-Governmental Organizations (Ngos) In Primary Education In Central America, Megan Skaggs

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

what extent are non-governmental organizations (NGOs) an effective tool in primary educational development in Central America? To address this concern, this project addressed the results of several months of research in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and at the U.S. NGO headquarters, where interviews with educators, NGO workers, and citizens were conducted regarding the role of NGOs in addressing educational concerns effectively. Interviewees included: Pueblo a Pueblo, Serving Orphans Worldwide, U.S. Agency for International Development, Let Girl’s Learn Program, and varied individuals connected with education or non-profit work in that region. My research analyzed the historical and social structures of ...


A Targeted Approach? A Study Of Ngo Roles And Practices In Promoting Economic Development, Emma Shoaf Sep 2016

A Targeted Approach? A Study Of Ngo Roles And Practices In Promoting Economic Development, Emma Shoaf

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

In recent years, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) have become key actors promoting economic development. Despite their rapid rise, there are still significant gaps in the development sphere regarding what NGOs do in specific contexts. This research evaluates how NGOs promote economic development among Palestinian refugees in Lebanon to give context to general trends within development literature. Through an in-depth case study of the NGO Cives Mundi and their recent development project Tatreez–focused on promoting economic empowerment among Palestinian refugee women through the formation of a weaving co-op–this study seeks to evaluate key advantages and disadvantages to NGO work in ...


What Goes Up Must Not Come Down: The Tweet Retraction Process Of Politicians, Paige Settles Aug 2016

What Goes Up Must Not Come Down: The Tweet Retraction Process Of Politicians, Paige Settles

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

In 2011, Congressman Anthony Weiner demonstrated the risks politicians face when utilizing Twitter. While past scholarship regarding Twitter has focused on the impact of the tweets candidates share with their voters, academic attention has not been afforded to the tweets candidates delete. This thesis seeks to delve further into the analysis of Twitter as a political campaign tool by examining the practice of tweet retraction. To achieve this end, this research presents two studies. The first analyzes the deleted tweets of members of the 112th Congress between May and November of 2012 in terms of quantity of retractions and the ...


Voter Turnout In A Low Interest, Off-Year Election: A Field Experiment, Zachary Miller Aug 2016

Voter Turnout In A Low Interest, Off-Year Election: A Field Experiment, Zachary Miller

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This thesis is an analysis on the effects of a low cost get out the vote (GOTV) effort through direct mail on a low interest, off year election. By conducting a field experiment divided into two stages, this project measures the effects of direct mail contact on voter turnout in the state of Kentucky. Postcards were sent during the final week of both the 2015 primary and general elections. The expectation is that those who received a postcard will be more likely to vote than non-recipients. Using data provided by the Kentucky Board of Elections, a data set was created ...


Case Study From Inside A Presidential Campaign In The 100th New Hampshire Primary: Analyzing The Hillary For New Hampshire Field Organization, Christopher Mckenna Aug 2016

Case Study From Inside A Presidential Campaign In The 100th New Hampshire Primary: Analyzing The Hillary For New Hampshire Field Organization, Christopher Mckenna

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

On the 100th anniversary of the New Hampshire primary, this case study analyzes a high profile political campaign in order to add to the discussion on the extent to which campaigns matter. The New Hampshire Primary is disproportionately important in the nomination process as the nation’s first primary; therefore, it is vital candidates perform well in the Granite State. I use my experience as a fellow on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign in the Democratic Primary to critically analyze the campaign organization in New Hampshire. This case study will attempt to answer how Secretary Clinton’s ...


Menefee, Richard Hickman, 1809-1841 (Sc 3052), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2016

Menefee, Richard Hickman, 1809-1841 (Sc 3052), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3052. Letter, 16 December 1837, of Congressman Richard Hickman Menefee to attorney W. Rochester Beatty, Greenupsburg, Kentucky. Writing from Washington, D.C., Menefee asks Beatty to assume conduct of a lawsuit for a client in Salvisa, Kentucky. Referring perhaps to the Rebellions of 1837 in Upper and Lower Canada, he also declares the administration of President Martin Van Buren to be “astounded by the events of last month” and predicts its presentation of measures to the new session of Congress “timidly and irresolutely” in the face of strong opposition.


Election Districts - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3050), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2016

Election Districts - Warren County, Kentucky (Sc 3050), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3050. Class action complaint filed by five voters in U.S. District Court, Bowling Green, Kentucky, alleging malapportionment of election districts. The complaint seeks declarative and injunctive relief against the current apportionment and against holding a primary election for justices of the peace and constables. Details of the previous and current apportionments are included.


Katie Muchmore For Wku Staff Council, Katie Muchmore Aug 2016

Katie Muchmore For Wku Staff Council, Katie Muchmore

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Katie Muchmore.


Julia Johnson For Wku Staff Council, Julia Johnson Aug 2016

Julia Johnson For Wku Staff Council, Julia Johnson

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Julia Johnson.


Phyllis Townsend For Wku Staff Council, Phyllis Townsend Aug 2016

Phyllis Townsend For Wku Staff Council, Phyllis Townsend

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Phyllis Townsend.


Mike Loftis For Wku Staff Council, Mike Loftis Aug 2016

Mike Loftis For Wku Staff Council, Mike Loftis

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Mike Loftis.


Tice Edwards For Wku Staff Council, Tice Edwards Aug 2016

Tice Edwards For Wku Staff Council, Tice Edwards

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Tice Edwards.


L.R. Kennon For Staff Council, Lurien R. Kennon Aug 2016

L.R. Kennon For Staff Council, Lurien R. Kennon

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for L.R. Kennon.


Ware, Josiah William, 1802-1883 (Sc 3043), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Aug 2016

Ware, Josiah William, 1802-1883 (Sc 3043), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3043. Letter, 9 July 1837, of Josiah Willam Ware to his cousin George W. Williams of Paris, Kentucky. Writing from Springfield, Virginia, Ware describes steamboat mishaps on his trip home from Maysville, Kentucky, and chides Williams good-naturedly on his religion and on his Whig sympathies, which he believes may gain Williams a seat in Congress but will prevent him from becoming president. He also refers to their family’s raising of livestock.


Kelly Scott For Wku Staff Council, Kelly Scott Aug 2016

Kelly Scott For Wku Staff Council, Kelly Scott

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Kelly Scott.


Wren Mills For Staff Council, Wren Mills Aug 2016

Wren Mills For Staff Council, Wren Mills

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Wren Mills.


Nominations For Staff Council Election, Tuesday 8/9, Greg Hackbarth Aug 2016

Nominations For Staff Council Election, Tuesday 8/9, Greg Hackbarth

Staff Council

Email to all staff regarding special staff council election.


Call For Nominations; Staff Council Special Election, Greg Hackbarth Jul 2016

Call For Nominations; Staff Council Special Election, Greg Hackbarth

Staff Council

Call for nominations for special election to fill new positions on the WKU Staff Council.


Tillinghast, Joseph Leonard, 1790-1844 (Sc 3029), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2016

Tillinghast, Joseph Leonard, 1790-1844 (Sc 3029), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full text typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3029. Letter, 14 October 1842, of Joseph L. Tillinghast, Providence, Rhode Island, to a Kentucky political committee. While declining their invitation to visit Frankfort for an event on 26 October, Tillinghast, a Whig and U.S. Representative, offers lengthy praise for the party’s work in the 27th U.S. Congress and pays homage to Henry Clay and Kentucky.


Hise, Elijah, 1802-1867 (Sc 3018), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2016

Hise, Elijah, 1802-1867 (Sc 3018), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3018. Letter, 14 November 1844, of Elijah Hise, Russellville, Kentucky, addressed to John M. McCalla, Lexington, Kentucky. After giving details of a debt collected on behalf of the recipient, Hise requests that McCalla, a fellow Democrat, be informed of his delight at the election of James K. Polk to the presidency. He lists eight of the issues at stake in the election that he believes have been resolved by the victory.


Julia Johnson For Wku Staff Council, Julia Johnson May 2016

Julia Johnson For Wku Staff Council, Julia Johnson

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Julia Johnson.


Katie Muchmore For Wku Staff Council, Katie Muchmore May 2016

Katie Muchmore For Wku Staff Council, Katie Muchmore

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Katie Muchmore.


Cindy Wedding For Wku Staff Council, Cynthia Wedding May 2016

Cindy Wedding For Wku Staff Council, Cynthia Wedding

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Cynthia Wedding.


Hannah Digges-Elliott For Wku Staff Council, Hannah Digges-Elliott May 2016

Hannah Digges-Elliott For Wku Staff Council, Hannah Digges-Elliott

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Hannah Digges-Elliott.


Connie Spears For Wku Staff Council, Connie Spears May 2016

Connie Spears For Wku Staff Council, Connie Spears

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Connie Spears.


Martha Basham For Wku Staff Council, Martha Basham May 2016

Martha Basham For Wku Staff Council, Martha Basham

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Martha Basham.


Greg Hackbarth For Wku Staff Council, Greg Hackbarth May 2016

Greg Hackbarth For Wku Staff Council, Greg Hackbarth

Staff Council

Campaign email soliciting votes for Greg Hackbarth.