My areas of research include state and local history topics, especially that related
to Bowling Green and Warren County and the contiguous counties. In addition I have
written about the Shakers located at South Union, Kentucky, architecture, textiles,
history of the Commonwealth's libraries, and Western Kentucky University. I'm
also interested in biographical studies of those who played significant roles in the
Commonwealth's development. 

Librarianship & Library History

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Looking Back: Letters of Persuasion: Posturing for a Carnegie Library in Middlesboro, DLSC Faculty Publications (2009)

When making application for a Carnegie Library grant, proponents added letters of support. These letters...

 

Textile History

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Fulling Around: The Shaker Fulling Mill at South Union, Kentucky (with Donna C. Parker), DLSC Faculty Publications (1999)

The fulling mill was an essential component of any successful early-19th century woolen industry. Fullers...

 

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“We Have Raffeled for the Elephant & Won!”: The Wool Industry at South Union, Kentucky (with Donna C. Parker), DLSC Faculty Publications (1997)

Wool, next to cotton, is perhaps the most important of all textile fibers. Like most...

 

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A Thread of Evidence: Shaker Textiles at South Union, Kentucky (with Donna C. Parker), DLSC Faculty Publications (1996)

Textile production was one of the many routine tasks performed in the early American home....

 

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Sericulture, Silk and South Union Shakers (with Donna C. Parker), DLSC Faculty Publications (1993)

Kentucky Shakers were particularly adept at the process of producing silk. Kentucky's temperate climate was...

 

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Flax Production at South Union, Kentucky (with Donna C. Parker), DLSC Faculty Publications (1992)

From 1810 to 1849, through several tedious processes, the Shakers cultivated flax and manufactured linen...

 

State & Local History

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Kennedy Campaign Comes to Bowling Green in October 1960, Kentucky Explorer (2013)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) campaigned for the presidency in the small town of Bowling Green,...

 

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Fluttering Beauty, Kentucky Explorer (2013)

This article chronicles the efforts of Lillian Iona (Tyne) Pace (1925-2010) in getting the Viceroy...

 

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Recommended by Duncan Hines (with Donna C. Parker), DLSC Faculty Publications (2008)

Businessman, salesman, kitchen inspector, lover of comfortable lodgings, and connoisseur of good food - -...

 

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A Century of Symphony: Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra, DLSC Faculty Publications (2008)

The Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra reached its centennial year in 2008. This monograph celebrates...

 
Woodburn, Kentucky, DLSC Faculty Publications (2003)

This brief article examines the history of Woodburn, Kentucky, a small rural hamlet located in...