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Image of Papers - Boyd, George Robert, 1906-1993

Papers - Boyd, George Robert, 1906-1993

Poetry by George Robert Boyd, a Simpson County native and educator; also, material related to the Boyd family.

Image of Papers - Jett, Oswald

Papers - Jett, Oswald

World War II memoirs of Pike County native, Oswald Jett, titled "As I Saw the War", 1988, also includes scanned photographs of Jett, an obituary, and a funeral program.

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Papers - Watson, Robert Clark, 1914-1987

"History of the Watson Family" by Robert Clark Watson. It is a genealogy of his family and a reminisence relating some local history from Summer Shade, Metcalfe County, Kentucky.

Image of Papers - Worley, William Roby, b. 1853

Papers - Worley, William Roby, b. 1853

Memoirs, family history and lyrics written by William Roby Worley

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Tape, Cassette - Simpson, Sarah (Middleton), 1903-1987?

Cassette tape "Vines and Branches" in which Sarah (Middleton) Simpson relates some Middleton and Simpson family history for her grandchildren

Image of Papers - Witten, Tempie Jane (Bell)

Papers - Witten, Tempie Jane (Bell)

The Tempie Jane (Bell) Witten Collection consists of 6 boxes, 57 folders, and 1,518 items. It has two major focuses: the genealogy of Mrs. Witten's family, the Bells of Grayson County, as well as collateral families in that area and Grayson County history, particularly that of the county's Baptist churches and schools. Most of the older items in the collection are actually photocopies, not original documents. Box one contains correspondence chiefly with family members or to those who shared Witten's interest in genealogy. Of particular interest are four letters from Joyce Ann Hutchins describing Japan in 1947-1948. Researchers will also find in this box a lengthy genealogical related an

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 - Green Family

Papers - Green Family

Correspondence of the Green family, Falls of Rough, Kentucky, including business papers and account books, and correspondence of several generations of the Robert Wilmot Scott family, originally of Frankfort, Kentucky.

Image of Papers - Parker, William Jerry

Papers - Parker, William Jerry

"Lunch with Top:" interviews conducted with Jo Tilden "Top" Orendorf by several of his friends. Includes an index.

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Papers - Hamlett, Bardksdale, 1908-1979

Transcriptions of five interviews conducted with retired four-star general Barksdale Hamlett in which he reflects on his 34-year military career, including service in World War II, the Korean War, and on the Army's General Staff in Washington, D.C.

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Papers - Thompson, J. Q.

Letter from J. Q. Thompson, Troy, Texas, to Hattie B. Hale, Nashville, Arkansas in which he relates his memories about a group of Arkansas Civil War volunteers. He mentions but does not give specific information about Doctor Andrew Hale.

Image of Papers - Toomey, Lawrence Otto, 1903-1992

Papers - Toomey, Lawrence Otto, 1903-1992

Lawrence Otto Toomey's memoir entitled "duty in the Medical Corps Reserves, May 11, 1942-January 30, 1966," dealing chiefly with his service in the Pacific during World War II. Also includes a copy of his obituary.

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Papers - Goode, Cecil Earnest, b. 1915

Reminiscences by Cecil Earnest Goode titled "Recollections." He recalls his early life in Kentucky and Indiana, education at Purdue University, long career as a civil servant in Washington, D.C., work with the United Nations, and active retirement in his native Barren County, Kentucky.

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Papers - Belcher, Scott M.

Interview done by Scott M. Belcher with Bill Thompson, Breckinridge County, Kentucky, in which Thompson erminiscences about his youth. Includes transcription and cassette tape.

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Papers - Flener, Sheila Gail (Sullivan)

Collection includes material collected by Sheila S. Flener for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class. Included is an interview with Frank Sullivan about his childhood, family, and Korean War service and a PowerPoint presentation dealing with folklore genres and including photographs from the 2004 Saint James Art Show in Louisville, Kentucky; the 2004 Crossing Festival in Glendale, Kentucky; and examples of material culture.

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Papers - Hawes family

Materials relating to the Hawes family of Daviess County, Kentucky. Includes wills, Bible and cemetery records, and biographical data. Also includes a speech by Richard Hawes, Confederate Governor of Kentucky, and recollections of Maria (Southgate) Hawes, who followed her husband, James Morrison Hawes, through Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas during his service in the Confederate Army.

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Papers - Peel, Fred Welch, 1892-1979

Fred Welch Peel's reminiscences of growing up in rural Boyle County, Kentucky during the early part of the twentieth century. He writes of farm work, one-room schools, and community life.

Image of Papers - Meador Family

Papers - Meador Family

Letters, genealogical material, legal documents related to the Meador, Richards and Johnson families, chiefly of Logan County and Simpson County, Kentucky.

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Papers - Ellis, Courtney M., 1888-1964

Approximately 3,500 photographs of steamboats and other river boats (including crews, interiors, and wrecks) river towns, locks and dams of the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys. Also includes clippings, pamphlets, navigational charts, informational material, and a tape recording of the Delta Queen's calliope tunes.

Image of Papers - Hobson Family

Papers - Hobson Family

Correspondence, legal papers, and news clippings about the Hobsons, a prominent family of Bowling Green, Kentucky. The correspondence and reminiscences of Civil War veteran William E. Hobson; a diary kept by Mary Elizabeth Van Meter during the evacuation of Bowling Green, 1861; and George Anna (Hobson) Duncan's material related to her exploits as an award winning trapshooter, are of particular significance, 1799-2010