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Image of Papers - Travelstead, Chester

Papers - Travelstead, Chester

Chiefly personal and professional correspondence, speeches, journal articles, reminiscences and news clippings of noted educator Chester Coleman Travelstead. Of particular interest are the materials related to his 1955 dismissal from the University of South Carolina owing to his stance on racial integration. Also includes correspondence and diaries of his mother Nelle (Gooch) Travelstead, long-time Western Kentucky University faculty member.

Image of Papers - Lee, Laura Harper, b. 1946

Papers - Lee, Laura Harper, b. 1946

Collection contains recorded interviews and transciptions conducted by David Baxter and Laura Harper Lee. The interviews contain information about the war effort at home, and for those who served, their experiences with the military and their combat experiences specifically.

Image of Papers - Reed, Sheryl Diane

Papers - Reed, Sheryl Diane

Paper "The War at Home..." written by Sheryl Diane Reed based on interviews with various Bowling Green, Kentucky individuals about the effects of World War II on them and the home front. Also cassette tapes and transcriptions.

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Papers - Ridington, Amber F.

Transcriptions and cassette tapes of interviews that Amber F. Ridington, a Western Kentucky University student, had with Joe Marshall, Bowling Green, Kentucky, and other individuals who were knowledgeable of the operations of the Quonset, 1946-1959, a recreational center in Bowling Green.

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Papers - Travis, Holly Lane

Life in the Coal Camps. Interview with Ruth Collins and Sarah Copeland regarding their residence in the coal camps of Floyd County, Kentucky in the early to mid 20th century. Includes partial transcriptions.

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Papers - Faught, Gloria Redmond

Interview conducted by Gloria Redmond Faught with Alice Cisco England about the homefront during World War II. She worked as a ticket agent for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad in Louisville, Kentucky. The England interview is only about five minutes long. Includes an interview with Charles Faught of Glasgow, Kentucky about his being rejected for service in the Vietnam War and his work as a musician. Includes an interview with Louise Faught about rationing during World War II.

Image of Papers - Hadley, Howard "Buzz"

Papers - Hadley, Howard "Buzz"

Letters to Howard "Buzz" Hadley, stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, chiefly from his wife Alice (Everding) Hadley, Buffalo, New York. She comments on the weather and her job, sends him news of family and friends back home, and reveals her unexpected pregnancy.

Image of Papers - Davis, Virginia Wood, 1919-1990

Papers - Davis, Virginia Wood, 1919-1990

Correspondence, photographs, diaries, and personal and professional writing of Virginia Wood Davis, a Smiths Grove, Kentucky native and a reporter and editor, 1943-1985, for newspapers in Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and McCreary County, Kentucky. Includes genealogical data as well as correspondence and miscellaneous papers of her family, especially her mother, Virginia Wood (Cox) Davis.

Image of Papers - Wininger, Charles Richard, 1912-2000

Papers - Wininger, Charles Richard, 1912-2000

This collection contains War of 1812 correspondence between James and Prudence (Stockton) Hall as well as World War II correspondence between Charles and Novella (Tillery) Wininger, all of Barren County, Kentucky. Some letters with other correspondents, as well as family photos and genealogical information about the Hall, Stockton, and Wininger families is included.

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.

Image of Papers - Sheffield, Brent

Papers - Sheffield, Brent

Paper written by WKU student Brent Sheffield, for a history class, based on an interview with his father Richard Sheffield, which relates his and his family's involvement in World War II.

Image of Papers - Weber, Beth Ann

Papers - Weber, Beth Ann

Paper written by WKU student Beth A. Weber, for a history class, based on interview with her father Jim Weber. He discusses growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, focusing on the 1937 flood and the home front during World War II.

Image of Papers - Bailey, Ruby

Papers - Bailey, Ruby

Letter written by Ruby Bailey, Houston, Texas, to friend Alice (Ray) Pound, Troy, Texas, describing how her life has been impacted by her husband's service in World War II.

Image of Records - Kentuckiana Camp and Hospital Council

Records - Kentuckiana Camp and Hospital Council

Minutes of the quarterly meeting of the Kentuckiana Camp and Hospital Council, held In Louisville, Kentucky on 22 October 1945. Includes a list of gifts from various Council chapters and a discussion about the continuing need for postwar assistance to hospitalized soldiers.

Image of Records - Bundles for America - Bowling Green, Kentucky

Records - Bundles for America - Bowling Green, Kentucky

Meeting minutes of Bundles for America, Bowling Green, Kentucky, from 24 January to 14 March 1945. Includes a draft thank-you letter to a sponsor summarizing the organization's accomplishments since 1941; also includes a 1943 clipping outlining the history and work of the organization in knitting garments, salvaging metal and clothing, and making up toiletry kits for British and American soldiers and their families.