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Name Western Kentucky State Normal School
Archives Entries 18
Library Entries 2
Object Entries 10
Photograph Entries 18

Associated Records

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Rotograph Co. (New York) -

Accordion style postcard with 11 interior images of Bowling Green sights, also a larger image on the cover. All images in black and white. Small metal brad on the right side holds the accordion images down. Patent date noted on cover: Dec. 5th, 1905, no. 806631; another number is noted on left margin of cover: 53732. Image on cover is the birds eye view of Bowling Green. The images found inside include: Fountain Park in summer; State Normal School; White Stone Quarry; Potter College; Reservoir in Reservoir Park; Wharf; View on Barren River; High School; Drive in Reservoir Park; State Street M.E. Church, "South," Fountain Park in Winter.

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Jefferson, Belinda -

Manuscript collection including a small amount of correspondence and documents, as well as diaries of Pearl Coombs Moore and Belle Coombs, medical thesis of Samuel William Coombs, and a medical book filled with notes taken by S.W. Coombs while in medical school at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, 1852-

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Correspondence amongst members of the Butler family, Warren County, Kentucky related to church, school, and social activities. Chiefly letters to Ernest Butler from his brother Ether.

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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."

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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.

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Morningstar, Jane (Hines), 1904-1989 -

Correspondence, chiefly of the Covington family of Bowling Green, Kentucky, particularly that of Dr. Albert G. and Josephine (Wells) Covington. Also includes reference letters written to Jane (Hines) Morningstar about local history topics, including steamboats and the Hobson House Association.

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A handbill advertising a free lecture by Thomas Heflin with an endorsement by Senator Ollie James. Thomas Heflin was a leading proponent of white supremacy.

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Jordan, Milton Ray, b. 1925 - Collector -

Chiefly correspondence, family group sheets, vital statistics, and other genealogical material related to the Beals and Reeves families. Of interest are documents concerning the Civil War service of Jeremiah Beals, Monroe County, Kentucky, in the Union Army.

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Poster for the Greater Warren County program; see also Broadside 53 and "The Farmer's Chautauqua and the Greater County Convention" at call number S 544.3 .K4 W4. "A great county must have vision, purpose, and unity of effort; it must have moral, intellectual and industrial ideals and work to accomplish them; it must be affirmative and fearless. These qualities depend upon the people composing the county."

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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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Thomas, William Guy -

Typescript copy of "Biographical Sketch of W. G. Thomas" written by William Guy Thomas about his life growing up in Warren County, Kentucky.

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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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Duckett, Zula (Young), 1890-1974 -

Correspondence chiefly to Zula (Young) Duckett), Bowling Green, Kentucky, while a patient at Saint Joseph's Infirmary, Louisville, Kentucky

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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.

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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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Helm, Virginia Stockton (Beck), 1900-1992 -

Letters, programs, and clippings related to musical events in Warren County, Kentucky, and information related to musicians and composers Franz J. Strahm, Roy Harris, and John Vincent, who had all been faculty members at Western Kentucky University.

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Runyon, Ora Mae (Gentry), 1900-1972 -

Domestic science workbook compiled by Ora M. Runyon while a student at Western Kentucky State Normal School. It includes class notes as well as examples of various needlework stitches. Also, 1978 letters from her son Troy H. Runyon, Lake Park, Florida and Dero G. Downing, Bowling Green, Kentucky related to the donation of the workbook.

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2011.65.5 - Architectural drawing

Architectural plan for Western Kentucky State Normal School that includes the following campus buildings and amenities: Van Meter Hall, Manual Training School, Gymnasium, Boys Boarding Home, Culinary Department, Girls Boarding Home, Model Training School, Science Hall, Library, Resident Superintendent of Grounds, Athletic Field, Agricultural Experimentation Station, and Lighting, Heating and Power Plant.

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KM2012.55.12 - Life certificate pin

Life Certificate pin awarded to Chloe Miller, a graduate of Western Kentucky State Normal School & Teachers College. 10K gold.

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KM2016.25.1 - National R.O.T.C Rifle Match plaque

William Randolph Hearst Trophy - National R.O.T.C. Rifle Match, First Team, Southern Region, awarded to Western Kentucky Normal School.