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Tell Us About Your Eclipse Day

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Eclipse Day is August 21, 2017!

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the southwestern part of Kentucky, including Bowling Green.  Not since August 7, 1869 have residents of this area witnessed such a phenomenon.

Please help us preserve a record of this historic occasion by telling us about your Eclipse Day.  

The Manuscripts & Folklife Archives of WKU's Department of Library Special Collections wants your memories (and, of course, photos) of the eclipse.

Here's how to contribute:


Record your experiences and impressions--in prose, poetry, art or otherwise.  From what location did you view the eclipse and why?  Who were you with?  What was your reaction?  How did those around you react?  Did your pets react?  How did the experience make you feel?  What's your advice to others about viewing future eclipses?


E-mail your memories and/or photos, along with your name and place of residence, to for permanent retention in our archive.  All submissions become the property of the Department of Library Special Collections, to be used by the Department, scholars, students or the public for study and research, with the right to quote therefrom or publish all or any portion thereof in any format.

Don't miss this opportunity to let future generations know you were part of the Great American Eclipse of 2017!


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 Last Modified 8/18/17