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Department Library Special Collections - Speakers Bureau

Looking for a speaker? Our faculty and staff provide presentations to community groups on a variety of topics: see below for program titles. Want to book a speaker or schedule a program? Contact  the individual directly to make arrangements.

Bowling Green/Warren County History
Bowling Green Stock Car Racing - Jonathan Jeffrey
Carrie Taylor: Bowling Green Dressmaker and Entrepreneur - Sandy Staebell
If These Stones Could Talk: A Study of Warren County Tombstones and Epitaphs - Jonathan Jeffrey
Just Bummin': A Young Woman's Coming of Age in 1890s Bowling Green - Sue Lynn McDaniel
Kentucky Museum Exhibits and Programming - Christy Spurlock

Kentucky Museum Resources for Educators - Christy Spurlock

A Manly Woman: The Life of Margaret Morehead Hobson - Jonathan Jeffrey
School Days: Higher Ed Choices in Bowling Green, 1880s-1920s - Sue Lynn McDaniel
White Stone Quarry - Christy Spurlock

WKU History

The Good Ol' Bowling Green Business University - Sue Lynn McDaniel

The Hillbuilder: Architect Brinton B. Davis and WKU - Jonathan Jeffrey

WKU History - 100 Years of People and Events - Suellyn Lathrop

Kentucky History

Annie Fellows Johnston and the Little Colonel - Sue Lynn McDaniel
Another World: Kentucky's First Penitentiary -  Nancy Richey
Crowing Hens: Pioneering Kentucky Women Performers - Nancy Richey
Fabric Footnotes: Kentucky Women and Their Quilts - Sandy Staebell
Fulling Around: The Shaker Fulling Mill at South Union, Kentucky -  Donna Parker
The Grand Experiment: Kentucky's Carnegie Libraries - Jonathan Jeffrey
He Didn't Do Bungalows: Examining the Architectural Legacy of James M. Ingram - Jonathan Jeffrey
Housing the Dead: A Look at Kentucky Grave Houses - Jonathan Jeffrey
A Hundred Years of Kentucky Funerals - Sue Lynn McDaniel
The Kentucky Clothes Closet: 150 Years of Fashionable Dressing - Sandy Staebell
The Kentucky Library: Your Trash May Be Our Treasure - Sue Lynn McDaniel
Nature's Bounty: Quilts & More - Sandy Staebell
No Ordinary Dame: Kentuckian Mildred Potter Lissauer & Her Godey Quilt -Sandy Staebell
Robert Penn Warren: Kentucky Writer? - Jonathan Jeffrey
Scrapbooking: Kentucky Hobby, Kentucky Treasure - Sue Lynn McDaniel
Whoop, Hoop, Hurrah: Victorian Clothing and the Dress Reform Movement - 


Frances Jewell Goes To Boarding School - Sue Lynn McDaniel

Holidays and Customs

Fun Little Thing Called Love - Sue Lynn McDaniel
Thanksgiving Traditions - Jonathan Jeffrey


Beginning African American Genealogy - Nancy Richey
Genealogy 100 - Finding Your Roots, Start Digging - Suellyn Lathrop
Genealogy 101 - Finding Your Roots, Continue Digging - Suelyn Lathrop
Genealogy 102 - Sources in WKU Libraries - Suellyn Lathrop
Genealogy 200 - Organizing a Genealogical Research Project - Suellyn Lathrop

Genealogy 201 - Writing Up Your Genealogical Research - Suellyn Lathrop
The Top Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Genealogy Before... - Sue Lynn McDaniel

Caring for Antiques & Collectibles

Capturing Our Past, Creating Interest in Things "Historic" - Sue Lynn McDaniel
Care of Family Papers and Photographs - Sue Lynn McDaniel
Preserving Your Family Treasures - Sandy Staebell


He Didn't Do Bungalows: Examining the Architectural Legacy of James M. Ingram - Jonathan Jeffrey
The Hillbuilder: Architect Brinton B. Davis and WKU - Jonathan Jeffrey
Historic Preservation: The Ultimate Green - Jonathan Jeffrey


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 Last Modified 8/20/15