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    Smith, Corey William, b.1989 (FA 549)

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    Finding aid and full-text paper (click on Additional Files below) for Folklife Archives Project 549. Joke collected from Joe Lohden by his stepson Corey Smith, which was told to Smith during his childhood. This project was a requirement for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University

    Humble, John S., 1886-1945 (SC 2932)

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    Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2932. Teacher’s certificates and diplomas of John S. Humble of Simpson County, Kentucky; yearbook excerpts relating to Humble’s teaching in Tennessee and Texas; and local color stories written by Humble

    McChord, William Caldwell, 1850-1928 (SC 2323)

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    Finding aid and full-text scan (click on Additional Files below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2323. Paper by William Caldwell McChord titled Memoirs of William Caldwell McChord, Springfield, Kentucky. The paper details McChord\u27s upbringing, education, experience in the Civil War, and legal and political career in Washington County, Kentucky. Includes an account of the claim that Washington County was Abraham Lincoln\u27s true birthplace. Also includes genealogical information on the McChords and related families

    Arnow, Harriette Louisa (Simpson), 1908-1986 (SC 2936)

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    Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2936. Letter, 6 March 1964, of Harriette Simpson Arnow, Ann Arbor, Michigan, to “Mrs. Holland,” in response to a compliment for her novel Hunter’s Horn. Arnow briefly recalls her publications since The Dollmaker and notes “unenthusiastic” reviews in Kentucky of her most recent work. She also mentions an article about her in the previous fall’s Louisville Courier-Journal Magazine

    Meador, Richards, Johnson Family Papers (MSS 345)

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    Finding aid and typescript of a letter (click on Additional Files below) for Manuscripts Collection 345. Correspondence, legal documents, and sundry material related to the Meador, Richards, and Johnson families chiefly of Simpson County and Logan County, Kentucky. Also includes documents and correspondence from the King and Garrett families of Robertson and Sumner County, Tennessee. The attached letter is from R. M. Latimer to Caroline Garrett and discusses the death and burial of her brother, Wilbur F. King, in Cuba in 1842

    Interview with Oda Shouse, Sr. and Clara Shouse Regarding Their Lives (FA 154)

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    Transcription of an interview with Oda Shouse, Sr. and Clara Shouse conducted by Keith Smith for an oral history project titled A Generation Remembers, 1900-1949. Mr. Shouse does most of the speaking. He discusses his life and times including information about floods, the Great Depression, tobacco farming, rural medicine, rural electrification, automobiles and telephones

    Swearingen, Benoni (LG 301)

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    Finding aid and full scan (Click on Additional Files below) for Manuscripts Land Grant 301. Original land grant, 1799, February 8, by which James Garrard, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, granted to Benoni Swearingen, 600 acres of West Fork of Bayes Creek

    Underwood Family Papers, 1878-1980 (SC 2327)

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    Fidning aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2327. Certificate for the 1878 marriage of Mary Underwood and Samuel Poyntz; 1880 letter to Mary Underwood Poyntz, Maysville, Kentucky, from her mother Lucy Underwood, Bowling Green, Kentucky; Underwood family history compiled by Frances Underwood Grider (39 pp.); Lee family genealogy (4 pp.); also includes miscellaneous correspondence and genealogical notes

    Beech Grove, Kentucky - Records (SC 348)

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    Finding aid and scan (Click on additional files below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 348. Letters, legal papers, and receipts, 1902-1916 (52), of Beech Grove, McLean County, Kentucky; and journal containing the town’s ordinances, 1894-1901, minutes of the Board of Trustees, 1894-1901, accounts received and expended, and listing of road hands, 1895

    Davis, Virginia Wood (MSS 375)

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    Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 375. 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 corresopndence and miscellaneous papers of her family, especially her mother, Virginia Wood (Cox) Davis
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