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Name Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979
Birth Date 1/22/1884
Place of Birth Plumb Springs, Warren Co., KY
Death Date 10/1/1979
Place of Death Lexington, KY
Father James Crabb
Mother Annie Arbuckle
Spouse Bertha Gardner
Children Alfred Jr.
Nationality American
Education BS Peabody
MA Columbia
PhD Peabody
Occupation WKU Dean 1916-1927
Publications Home to Kentucky, 1953
Peace at Bowling Green, 1955
Archives Entries 20
Library Entries 3
Object Entries 0
Photo Entries 3

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Image of Papers - Canon, Ernest Hubert, 1887-1978

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Image of Papers - Alvis, Elizabeth Duncan (Stark), 1876-1959

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Correspondence, genealogical notes, scrapbook, and photos chiefly related to the Stark family of Allen County and Warren County, Kentucky, especially Confederate veteran John William Stark.

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Letter from Elizabeth Stark Alvis, Bowling Green, Kentucky to Alfred Leland Crabb, Nashville, Tennessee, with biographical information on her father, John W. Stark, and his descendants. Includes biographical and genealogical material on the Stark family of Allen County, Kentucky and Pike County, Missouri.

Image of Papers - Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979

Papers - Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979

Correspondence, book and article manuscripts, and research material of Alfred Leland Crabb, a native of Plum Springs, Warren County, Kentucky and a professor at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee. The topics of the manuscripts include historical fiction related to Nashville and Bowling Green, biographies of prominent Nashvillians, articles on all levels of education. Some of the unpublished material is fictional but draws from his Plum Springs school days and his experiences at Western Kentucky University.

Image of Papers - Davis, Anne Pence, 1901-1982

Papers - Davis, Anne Pence, 1901-1982

Correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, publications and associated material relating to the literary career of Anne Pence Davis, a poet, reviewer, novelist, and author of juvenile fiction who grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky and lived in Wichita Falls, Texas after her marriage.

Image of Papers - Moore, Mary (Taylor) Leiper Moore, 1885-1973

Papers - Moore, Mary (Taylor) Leiper Moore, 1885-1973

Radio scripts, correspondence, research notes, and newspaper clippings of Kentucky Building director, Mary (Taylor) Leiper Moore. Moore served as director of the Kentucky Building at Western Kentucky University from 1931 to 1956. Also includes articles and speeches written by Moore.

Image of Papers - Rodes, John Barret, 1870-1970

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Correspondence, photographs, and business and personal papers, primarily of Robert Rodes, Sr. of Danville, Kentucky, and John Barret Rodes of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Includes material related to their ancestors and descendants, as well as to members of the Grider, Hines, Helm, Loving and associated families.

Image of Papers - Wilson, Alexander Gordon, 1888-1970

Papers - Wilson, Alexander Gordon, 1888-1970

Correspondence, published and unpublished writing, and research of Alexander Gordon Wilson, faculty member in the English department of Western Kentucky University from 1915-1959. Includes genealogical and autobiographical material as well as extensive research data and writing on the ornithology of Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky, on folklore and linguistics, and on the ornithology and folkways of the Mammoth Cave region of Edmonson County, Kentucky.

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Wedding book, wedding invitation and calling card of Alma Elizabeth (Kister) Topmiller, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1912; poem, "Reflections Cast by the Harman Cabin," written by Alfred Leland Crabb, 1941; and letter, 1991, written by Luther Martin Wilson to "Dear Nancy," describing the Barren River as it was in 1941.

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Correspondence and papers of Marjorie E. Clagett, a WKU faculty member who taught French from 1928-1964. Includes field notes and slides relating to her studies of flora in south central Kentucky, Great Britain and other habitats in the United States, and research materials relating to the history of the French in Kentucky. Also includes correspondence, photographs and genealogical data of the Clagett, Northcott, Strange and associated families.

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Papers - Richards, Frances, 1893-1991

Paper titled "Bowling Green's Literary History" presented by Frances Richards to the Samuel Davies Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution on 8 October 1938.

Image of Papers - Helm, Margie May, 1894-1991

Papers - Helm, Margie May, 1894-1991

Personal and professional correspondence and papers of Margie Helm, Auburn, Kentucky native and longtime Western Kentucky University head librarian. Includes ancestral and family correspondence and papers, photographs, and genealogical research on the Helm, Carson, Porter, Blakey and related families.

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Papers - Muir, John W., 1910-1991

This collection includes John W. Muir's correspondence chiefly with Frances Richards, about the history of Nelson County, Kentucky, and the surrounding area. It includes news clippings and brochures. Muir discusses his job at the bank, his home, an historic Nelson Countryproperty, and his historical collections.

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Christmas and New Year's Day Card Collection -

Holiday cards for New Year's Day and Christmas collected by Library Special Collections. Date ranges from 1881 to approximately 2005. Manufacturing companies include: Cards of particular interest include: .2 George Stinson & Co., Portland, ME, 1881 .3 Poem; signed Brasher C. Bacon .4 to .9 -- Dr. A. L. Williams' greeting cards .13 Poem by Roberta McLean .14 Poem by A. L. Crabb family .15 American Artists Group, New York, NY, "The Sounds of Christmas" .16 Contains Christmas charity seal, 1945 .17 to .19 Edmonson News, contain printing press motifs .20 Hobson family, contains painted photograph of Walnut Lawn .21 "Valu Pak" 90 Christmas seals, tags, cards (some items missing) .

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Christmas cards -

Five greeting cards with the names of the senders printed on the cards. One is "A Message to Friends" from the Alfred L. Crabbs, Christmas 1971. Carl and Virginia Herdman's card features an image of Bird Lawn. Dr. & Mrs. L. O. Toomey have two stylized cards. The final card is a hand-coloured engraving after the drawing by Thomas Allom of Windsor Castle, Round Tower, with a printed wish from Elizabeth and Tom Curran of 1333 State Street, Bowling Green, KY. 5 items.

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