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Female Disparity And Political Participation In The Kentucky State Legislature; The Presence Of Female Legislative Candidates And Their Effect On Voter Turnout In The Kentucky Electorate, Trenton K. Patrick Jan 2019

Female Disparity And Political Participation In The Kentucky State Legislature; The Presence Of Female Legislative Candidates And Their Effect On Voter Turnout In The Kentucky Electorate, Trenton K. Patrick

MPA/MPP Capstone Projects

Female disparity in the political process in the state of Kentucky follows the same distinct pattern of female disparity all across state legislatures in the United States, and in the federal legislative branch. Female representation and parity in the political process is vital to the success of governmental bodies due to the benefits that the female perspective offers to governmental processes. After extensive review of the existing literature, it is clear that there is a gap in the literature when it comes to understanding how the presence of a female candidate effects the total turnout rate, female turnout rate, and ...


Keepers Of Their Party: Happy Chandler, Alben Barkley And Franklin Roosevelt’S Fight For The Soul Of The Democratic Party, Christa Kieffer Jan 2019

Keepers Of Their Party: Happy Chandler, Alben Barkley And Franklin Roosevelt’S Fight For The Soul Of The Democratic Party, Christa Kieffer

Theses and Dissertations--History

This thesis argues that the 1938 Kentucky Democratic primary was a critical moment for the New Deal and the Democratic Party. Furthermore, it demonstrates the fractures forming within the southern wing of the party. Through this primary the paper examines peoples’ perceptions of a changing democracy. One that they believed included a much more powerful president and meddling bureaucracy. It details the major points of the campaign, including Franklin Roosevelt’s visit to the state the famous poisoning accusations, and the corruption within the Works Progress Administration.


Hutchinson, Julian Terrence, Jr., 1933-2004 (Sc 3298), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Hutchinson, Julian Terrence, Jr., 1933-2004 (Sc 3298), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3298. Lists, drafts, receipts, and campaign and organizational materials relating to Julian T. Hutchinson’s involvement in Democratic politics in Fayette County, Kentucky. Includes material relating to the formation of the Blue Grass Fayette County Democratic Club and the Fayette County Young Democrats Club, and to Hutchinson’s 1965 campaign for the Democratic nomination to represent Kentucky’s 54th District in the state legislature.


Clements, Earle Chester, 1896-1985 (Sc 3292), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Clements, Earle Chester, 1896-1985 (Sc 3292), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3292. Letter, 11 July 1947, to a voter from the chairman of Earle C. Clements’ campaign for governor of Kentucky, providing brief data on the candidate and soliciting support; also letter, 30 October 1961, from Clements replying to the recipient’s telegram about a toll road groundbreaking ceremony in Leitchfield, Kentucky. Clements, who had earlier resigned as state highway commissioner and was not informed of the ceremony, nevertheless expresses satisfaction that he had initiated the project.


Westerman, Robert Vaughn, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Westerman, Robert Vaughn, B. 1948 - Collector (Sc 3284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3284. Three political items collected by Robert V. Westerman: a certificate, 6 November 1868, of three Gallatin County, Kentucky officials reporting the vote count for electors for President, Vice President, and Member of Congress for Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District; a letter, 2 February 1949, of Garrett L. Withers to Pearl Sugg, Providence, Kentucky, with expressions of friendship after his appointment to the U.S. Senate to replace Vice President Alben Barkley; and a form letter of Harry Lee Waterfield, Clinton, Kentucky, seeking support in his 1967 campaign for Governor of Kentucky.


Graham, Rick (Fa 1172), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Graham, Rick (Fa 1172), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 1172. Student paper titled “The Oral Political Traditions of Daviess County, Kentucky” in which Rick Graham examines folkloric material relating to political candidates, campaigns, and elections. Graham collected his stories from relatives and close friends of his family. Paper also includes color photographs of each informant.


Priest Family Papers (Sc 3210), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Priest Family Papers (Sc 3210), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3210. Correspondence and papers relating to the Priest family of Henderson County, Kentucky. Includes abstracts of title in connection with grants of coal rights. Correspondence discusses an estate settlement, pending legislation amending certain city charters, family financial matters, and a candidate’s defeat in an 1884 primary election after two of three barrooms in the precinct were “thrown wide open” for his opponent.


Selby, Isabella M. (Sc 3208), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2018

Selby, Isabella M. (Sc 3208), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3208. Letter to an editor, apparently drafted by Isabella M. Selby or a member of her family. Likely in reference to the “Eaton affair” or “Petticoat affair,” the letter complains of “abuse” of President Andrew Jackson and his cabinet by newspapers that are patronized “by the Clay & Adams party in this part of Kentucky”; specifically, the letter objects to characterizing the Administration’s replacement of some officeholders as “sin” or “anti-republican.”


Lgbtq+ Nondiscrimination Laws In Kentucky., Christopher M Wales Dec 2017

Lgbtq+ Nondiscrimination Laws In Kentucky., Christopher M Wales

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the political and demographic obstacles facing the Fairness movement in Kentucky in regards to local employment protection ordinances for LGBTQ+ persons (Fairness Ordinances). Using case studies on recent Fairness debates in Berea and Bowling Green, this thesis explores the concern some Kentuckians have about LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination ordinances in their communities. From these cases studies, it can be concluded that many of the concerns espoused by opponents of Fairness are simple scare tactics with no evidence supporting their claims. This thesis then utilizes a logistical regression to uncover what demographic characteristics increase the odds of a municipality possessing ...


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


Davis, Jefferson Finis, 1808-1889 - Letter To (Sc 3099), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2017

Davis, Jefferson Finis, 1808-1889 - Letter To (Sc 3099), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3099. Letter from Kentucky secessionists James W. Moore, J. M. Burns, and Nathaniel M. Menifee to Confederate president Jefferson Davis, in which they request an urgent meeting with Davis to discuss Kentucky’s political situation. Research notes relating to this piece of correspondence and its circumstances are also included.


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.


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 ...


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.


The Priorities And Accomplishments Of Kentucky Legislators : Is There A Gender Difference?, Amanda Allen May 2016

The Priorities And Accomplishments Of Kentucky Legislators : Is There A Gender Difference?, Amanda Allen

College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses

This thesis uses Kentucky as a case study of gender differences in the policy priorities and perceptions of accomplishments of state legislators. The research question is, “are there gender differences in the legislative priorities and perceptions of accomplishments of Kentucky legislators?” The legislative priorities of the legislators seemed to be similar, along with their own classification of women’s issues. The perceptions of success demonstrated that male legislators were not necessarily more likely to attribute success to themselves, whereas women would attribute success to collaboration efforts. The research was completed through confidential interviews with Kentucky legislators and analysis of the ...


Myers, Rodes Kirby, 1900-1960 (Mss 567), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2016

Myers, Rodes Kirby, 1900-1960 (Mss 567), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 567. Correspondence, speeches and scrapbooks related to the life of Rodes Kirby Myers, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky from 1939 to 1943. Includes clippings and speeches from political campaigns. Also includes three scrapbooks of clippings related to the trial of Henry Herman Denhardt for the murder of Verna Garr Taylor in 1936.


Gates, Lloyd W., 1830-1890 (Sc 2971), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2016

Gates, Lloyd W., 1830-1890 (Sc 2971), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2971. Business and political postcards, chiefly sent to attorney Lloyd W. Gates, Calhoun, Kentucky. Topics range from political patronage to debt collection.


American Party - Kentucky (Sc 2972), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2016

American Party - Kentucky (Sc 2972), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2972. Founding documents, press releases, forms, and announcements related to the American Party in Kentucky. Includes a sermon denouncing the National Council on Churches.


Elections And Election Campaigns - Gallatin County, Kentucky (Sc 2960), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2015

Elections And Election Campaigns - Gallatin County, Kentucky (Sc 2960), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2960. Certification of vote results in an election in Gallatin County, Kentucky on 3 November 1868 for electors for President and Vice President of the United States and for Member of Congress for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District. Includes names and the number of votes received.


Denhardt, Henry Herman, 1876-1937 (Mss 533), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2015

Denhardt, Henry Herman, 1876-1937 (Mss 533), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 533. Correspondence, military orders, and instructional materials relating to Henry Herman Denhardt’s World War I service as a field artillery officer and postwar training as an officer in the Kentucky National Guard. Includes a few personal and political items relating to Denhardt’s campaign for Governor of Kentucky.


Brite, Henry Dearing, 1906-1976 (Mss 532), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2015

Brite, Henry Dearing, 1906-1976 (Mss 532), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Collections 532. Letters, programs, invitations, photographs and other political and social mementoes of Elizabeth Brite and her husband Henry, collected primarily during their years in Washington, D.C. when Elizabeth was secretary to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s press secretary, Jonathan W. Daniels.


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.


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

MSS Finding Aids

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

MSS Finding Aids

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

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.


Thomason Political Folklore Collection (Fa 774), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2014

Thomason Political Folklore Collection (Fa 774), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archive Project 774. The Thomason Political Folklore Collection includes projects conducted by students from a number of counties in the state of Kentucky and few from nearby states. The collection includes information pertaining to those counties political oral traditions. This project was conducted by students at Western Kentucky University for class credit.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.


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

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

MSS Finding Aids

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.