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Name Wilson, Alexander Gordon, 1888-1970
Other Names Gordon Wilson, Sr.
Birth Date 1888
Place of Birth Calloway County, Kentucky
Death Date 1970
Place of Death Bowling Green, Kentucky
Father Marquis Pillow Wilson, 1847-1915
Mother Malinda Jane Robertson, 1848-1929
Spouse Avis Hines, 1892-1983
Children Charles Gordon Wilson, 1925-2007
Winifred (Wilson) Hughes, b. 1918
Education Western Kentucky State Normal School, 1908-1913
Indiana University (B.A., 1915; M.A. 1924; Ph.D. 1930)
Occupation Faculty member, Department of English, WKU
Archives Entries 16
Library Entries 1
Object Entries 1
Photo Entries 0

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Papers - Neal, Mary Julia, 1905-1995

Correspondence, speeches, and writings of Shaker scholar and English professor, Mary Julia Neal, a native of Auburn, Kentucky. Neal served as director of the Kentucky Library & Museum at Western Kentucky University from 1964 to 1972. Includes photos and correspondence with twentieth century eastern Shakers.

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Papers - Stickles, Arndt Mathis, 1872-1968

Correspondence, both personal and professional, as well as research material related to books and articles published by Arndt Mathis Stickles, a native of Indiana and a professor of history at Western Kentucky University from 1908 to 1954. His most popular book was "Simon Bolivar Buckner: Borderland Knight."

Image of Papers - Robertson, Gabrielle, 1889-1970

Papers - Robertson, Gabrielle, 1889-1970

Chiefly letters to Gabrielle Robertson, History Department faculty member, Western Kentucky University, 1916 to 1960. Of particular interest are those letters from former students serving in the military during World War II. Also includes genealogical materials and family photographs.

Image of Papers - Trout, Allan Mitchell, 1903-1972

Papers - Trout, Allan Mitchell, 1903-1972

Correspondence and writings relating to the career of Allan Mitchell Trout, political reporter and columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Includes letters from readers, written mostly on the occasion of his retirement, collections of Trout's "Greetings" columns, speeches and articles, historical memorabilia, correspondence relating to the Allan M. Trout Collection at Western Kentucky University, and messages of sympathy to his wife after Trout's death.

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Papers - Kentucky Library & Museum

Correspondence between authors and researchers and staff of the Kentucky Library & Museum, primarily regarding historical and genealogical resources. Correspondents also write about their work and publications.

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 - Fridy, Wilford Eugene, b. 1934

Papers - Fridy, Wilford Eugene, b. 1934

Transcripts, notes, and cassette tapes for interviews conducted by Dr. Wilford Fridy with individuals who knew or knew about John Wesley Venable, Jr., the person on whom Robert Penn Warren based the character Bolton Lovehart in his novella Circus in the Attic. Interviews mention other people and places that Warren knew in Todd County, Kentucky. Also includes tapes of Robert Penn Warren giving a speech, reading some of his work, and an interview with Warren.

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

Papers - Moore, Mary (Taylor) Leiper, 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 Records - Ferguson, Nora (Young), 1882-1969

Records - Ferguson, Nora (Young), 1882-1969

Personal and family correspondence, papers, and genealogical research materials of Nora (Young) Ferguson, a native of Richardsville, Warren County, Kentucky. Includes original land, estate and guardianship records, and other early county records which Mrs. Ferguson was permitted to remove from the Warren County Courthouse for microfilming prior to its renovation in 1957.

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Basketmaking in the Mammoth Cave Area - Bob Gates

This collection features information collected for an exhibit about basketmaking in the Mammoth Cave region. Collection materials include: documents, graphics, electronic documents and graphics.

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.

Image of Papers - Wilson, Gordon

Papers - Wilson, Gordon

Letter, written by Gordon Wilson, Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Lennie Y. Lancaster, Bowling Green, Kentucky, in which Wilson extols their friendship that will soon celebrate its fiftieth anniversary.

Image of Records - Kentucky Folklore Society

Records - Kentucky Folklore Society

Correspondence, manuscripts, and subscription and financial records relating to the content, editing, publication and management of the Kentucky Folklore Record, a quarterly journal of the Kentucky Folklore Society.

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

Papers - Wilson, Alexander Gordon, 1888-1970

Typescripts and a few photocopies of a printed newspaper column titled "Tidbits of Kentucky Folklore" written by WKU English professor Gordon Wilson, Sr. This grouping includes columns that were not incorporated into the bound volumes of his work found in the Kentucky Library Research Collections (GR110 .K4 W542)

Image of Papers - Clagett, Marjorie Elizabeth, 1900-2000

Papers - Clagett, Marjorie Elizabeth, 1900-2000

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.

Image of Papers - Duncan, Kate Northcott (Clagett), 1892-1983

Papers - Duncan, Kate Northcott (Clagett), 1892-1983

Correspondence, diaries, genealogical research, and Browning Club programs of Bowling Green, Kentucky native Kate (Clagett) Duncan. Includes her writings on the history of Bowling Green's Presbyterian Church and some correspondence and papers of her husband, Carroll Allen Duncan.

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Binoculars - Binoculars

.a - Pair of black and silver binoculars used for bird watching. 4 x 40 magnification. Aluminum body or frame, brass eyecups and frame around the end of the objective lens. Single main focus or thumbscrew. Brass components were originally painted black. .b - Black leather carrying case. Brass closure. Carry strap is missing.

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[Scrapbook]. - Wilson, Alexander Gordon, 1888-1970

Scrapbook of Gordon Wilson, containing newspaper clippings (articles and poems). Dated July 16, 1901 on cover, it includes illustrations, decorative scripture floral cards, and wallpaper. Includes a poem entitled "Our Martyr -- Goebel," several "Old Hayseed's " poems by Will S. Hays, "The Flight of Time" by Sam C. Stinson in Munsey's Weekly,