Kentucky State Poetry Society Records, 1966-1990

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kentucky State Poetry Society Records, 1966-1990
Creator
Kentucky State Poetry Society, 1966-
Extent
3.25 cubic feet, 9,750 items, 4 boxes
Finding Aid Author
Sharon Brown McConnell
Repository
Eastern Kentucky University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Kentucky State Poetry Society (KSPS) grew out of a meeting of the Eastern Kentucky Poetry Society in Ashland, Kentucky in 1965. In 1966 KSPS was accepted by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. The first annual meeting was at the Henry Clay Hotel in Ashland on October 16, 1967. Since that time the annual meeting has been held during October at various sites in Kentucky. In 1976 Governor Julian Carroll proclaimed October 15th as National Poetry Day.
In 1966 the first Pegasus was printed. At that time the publication consisted of four pages. By 1970 it grew to a much larger periodical and has been issued from two to four itmes a year. Members also receive a bi-monthly newsletter giving news of publications and various markets for members' poetry.
Membership in KSPS is not restricted to Kentuckians nor is age a barrier. In the early seventies there were over five hundred members.
An annual contest is held each year containing more than thirty categories. In addition a book fair is held each year at B. Dalton Book Store in Oxmoor Center in Louisville. KSPS continues to prosper and grow. The collection of publications generated by members is housed in University Archives at Eastern Kentucky University.
Scope and Content
The second acquisition of material from the Kentucky State Poetry Society was made in 1988. This collection consists primarily of publications. One box of papers were acquired with the collection. While much of this updates the existing collection, some unique items appear.
This collection was in good order when received. All items were transferred to acid free containers and newsclippings were photocopied. Items were arranged first in alphabetical and then chronological sequence. Undated items were filed at the back of each folder. Publications were arranged alphabetically by the poet's name. Periodicals were arranged alphabetically by title.
Additions to these records will be made as they are received.

Contents of the Collection

Publication Series

The Publication Series fills three boxes. These are filed alphabetically by the author's name. Anthologies and periodicals are interfiled with monographs using the organization or title under which they were published as main entries.

A.R.E. Journal

  • Box 1

Summer 1968

  • Box 1
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Adams, Debbi

  • Box 1

Looking For Heroes

  • Box 1
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Adams, Eunice

  • Box 1

Souvenir

  • Box 1
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Adams, Lee

  • Box 1

The Three of Me

  • Box 1
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American Farmer Series

  • Box 1

Breadbasket With the Blues

  • Box 1
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American Poetry League Bulletin

  • Box 1

1968

  • Box 1
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Amyx, Katherine McClure

  • Box 1

The Changing Hills

  • Box 1
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Eastward In Eden

  • Box 1
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The Girl For Jerry

  • Box 1
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My Kentucky

  • Box 1
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Nazereth

  • Box 1
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The Tree of Peace

  • Box 1
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Words Falling

  • Box 1
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Falling Approaches

  • Box 1
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February 1965

  • Box 1
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August 1965

  • Box 1
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February 1966

  • Box 1
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May 1966

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August 1966

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November 1966

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February 1967

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May 1967

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May 1968

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August 1968

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November 1968

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May 1969

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February 1970

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August 1970

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May 1970

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November 1970

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February 1971

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May 1971

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Summer 1971

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Winter 1971

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Spring 1972

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Winter '72-'73

  • Box 1
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Spring 1973

  • Box 1
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Summer-Autumn 1973

  • Box 1
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Winter 1974

  • Box 1
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Spring 1974

  • Box 1
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Auxier, Sylvia Trent

  • Box 1

The Green of a Hundred Springs

  • Box 1
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Balof, Ted

  • Box 1

A Little Verse

  • Box 1
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Barnes, Mary Jane

  • Box 1

Another View of Paradises

  • Box 1
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Delta Portraits Images

  • Box 1
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Look East of the Mountain

  • Box 1
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Naomi And Ruth

  • Box 1
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A Puff of Smoke

  • Box 1
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Rising Tides of Splendor

  • Box 1
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Shadows On April's Hills

  • Box 1
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Songs From An Islander

  • Box 1
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Barrett, William M.

  • Box 1

Lopsided Halo

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Beam, Ernie

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Blue Air and Wheels

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Boyce, Monica

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Gurgling Fountains

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Centennial Verse of West VA.

  • Box 1

1962

  • Box 1
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Chaffin, Lillie D.

  • Box 1

8th Day 13th Moon

  • Box 1
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First Notes

  • Box 1
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In My Backyard

  • Box 1
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A Stone for Sisyphus

  • Box 1
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A World of Books

  • Box 1
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Chandler, Rose Wiley

  • Box 1

A Gypsy's Delight

  • Box 1
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Moonlight Mystique

  • Box 1
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Clarke, Kenneth

  • Box 1

Backyard Birds And Other Verse

  • Box 1
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Clarke, Kenneth, and Mary Clarke

  • Box 1

A Concise Dictionary of Folklore

  • Box 1
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Clendenning, Ann

  • Box 1

Crumbs For The Birds

  • Box 1
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Darling Beast

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Cohen, William Howard

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To Walk In Seasons

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Coppinger, Verna

  • Box 1

Sunshine And Sand

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Davis, Ed

  • Box 1

Haskell

  • Box 1
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Downs, Mattie Proctor

  • Box 1

Comes The Thought

  • Box 1
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Finding Truth

  • Box 1
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Eastern Kentucky Poetry Society

  • Box 1

First Flight

  • Box 1
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Second Flight

  • Box 1
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Echoes of the West Virginia Poetry

  • Box 1

Society

  • Box 1
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Engle, John D. Jr.

  • Box 1

The Charm

  • Box 1
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Cycle of Beauty

  • Box 1
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Laugh Lightly

  • Box 1
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Modern Odyssey

  • Box 1
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Present Perfect

  • Box 1
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Sea Songs

  • Box 1
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Evans, Virginia Moran

  • Box 1

To Seek The Sun

  • Box 1
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Falkowski, Edwin A.

  • Box 1

Selected Poems

  • Box 1
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Flatwoods Poetry Society

  • Box 1

Looking Out-Looking In

  • Box 1
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Friendship Trails

  • Box 1

1968

  • Box 1
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Fugate, Roberta

  • Box 1

The Faces of Liza

  • Box 1
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Fuqua, Carolyn Wilford

  • Box 1

Three Days In March

  • Box 1
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Fuson, Daisylee McClure

  • Box 1

My Life Is Still The Poem

  • Box 1
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Gardner, Isabella

  • Box 1

Birthdays From the Ocean

  • Box 1
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Gibbs, Dot

  • Box 1

White Violets and Purple Mice

  • Box 1
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The Wild Sweet Smell of Morning

  • Box 1
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Goode, James B.

  • Box 1

Poets of Darkness

  • Box 1
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Gray, May

  • Box 2

Between Ourselves

  • Box 2
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The Echo of Your Song

  • Box 2
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In His Hands

  • Box 2
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In Love With Life

  • Box 2
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In The Garden

  • Box 2
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Moment Before Summer

  • Box 2
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The Voice of the Sea

  • Box 2
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Hall, Aileen

  • Box 2

Candlelight

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Hall, Blaine R.

  • Box 2

From These Hills

  • Box 2
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Probing the State of Consciousness

  • Box 2
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Reflections And Moods

  • Box 2
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Howard, Quentin R.

  • Box 2

Down A Dusty Road

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Tell Me No Sad Tale

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Huffman, Ro

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Earth Song

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In the Night Garden

  • Box 2
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Hughes, Earl

  • Box 2

Grandpa Lives Again

  • Box 2
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Hunt, Helen

  • Box 2

Life Is But a Journey

  • Box 2
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Ode To Jesse Stuart

  • Box 2
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Intersphere

  • Box 2

1975

  • Box 2
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James, Dorothy

  • Box 2

Back To The Hills

  • Box 2
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Johnson, Juanita

  • Box 2

April Is Forever

  • Box 2
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In Search of Eden

  • Box 2
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A Palm Full of Dust

  • Box 2
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Quiet Interludes

  • Box 2
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Wind in the Willows

  • Box 2
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Joyce, Joseph Albion, Jr.

  • Box 2

Mr. Albion's Joy'Ems

  • Box 2
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Judd, Kirk

  • Box 2

Field of Vision

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Karns, Esther Gano

  • Box 2

La Veta

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A Lesson From the Trees

  • Box 2
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A Mother's Book of Poetry

  • Box 2
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Music

  • Box 2
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Keaton, Sara Webb

  • Box 2

Poetry to Remember

  • Box 2
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Kentucky State Poetry Society

  • Box 2

The Forever Bear

  • Box 2
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Kirby, J.C.

  • Box 2

I Am Two From Kentucky

  • Box 2
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Retrospect

  • Box 2
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Knight, Wallace E.

  • Box 2

Out of Wilderness

  • Box 2
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Lamppa, William R.

  • Box 2

The crucial point (and other poems)

  • Box 2
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In Familiar Fields With Old Friends

  • Box 2
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Law, L. Bradley

  • Box 2

Tracks of Gypsy Angels

  • Box 2
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Logan, Louise Potter

  • Box 2

A Crumbling Dark

  • Box 2
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Porch Poems

  • Box 2
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McKay, Kathryn Evans

  • Box 2

Space of Silence: talaria

  • Box 2
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Maddix, Janet O.

  • Box 2

Spirit Wings

  • Box 2
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Markham, Lucia Clark

  • Box 2

Christ Through the Ages

  • Box 2
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Sonnets To The Beloved

  • Box 2
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Sonnets of the Long Return

  • Box 2
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Mather, Kitty

  • Box 2

Faces of the Muse

  • Box 2
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Maynard, Wendell H.

  • Box 2

Bannack And Other Poems

  • Box 2
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Meacham, Harry M.

  • Box 2

The Caged Panther

  • Box 2
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Meade, Joseph Davis

  • Box 2

Spirit of the Mountains In Rhyme

  • Box 2
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Meyer, Emma Voorhees

  • Box 2

Children Keep His Image Whole

  • Box 2
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Miller, Cecilia Parsons

  • Box 2

Peculiar Honors

  • Box 2
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Miller, Doris and Jane Stuart

  • Box 2

Srimitar and Song

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Miller, Jim Wayne

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Copperhead Cane

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The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same

  • Box 2
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Sideswipes

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Modglin, Nel

  • Box 2

To Light A Flame

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Reaching Other Rooms

  • Box 2
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Murray State University

  • Box 2

2nd Summer

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Murton, Jessie Wilmore

  • Box 2

Grace Notes

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Nevison, Lena

  • Box 2

Along The Way

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Echoes of the Wind

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Oliphant, Genevieve Locke

  • Box 2

Selected Poems

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Palmer, Irene H.

  • Box 2

The Closing Door And Other Poems

  • Box 2
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They Keep Living

  • Box 2
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Wellspring

  • Box 2
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Paulk, William

  • Box 2

The Beholder Hills

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Pegasus

  • Box 2

1985

  • Box 2
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Pennington, Lee

  • Box 2

Appalachia, My Sorrow

  • Box 2
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In the Moon of Falling Leaves

  • Box 2
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Wildflower...Poems For Joy

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Perlman, Jess

  • Box 3

Bus to Chaping

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This World, This

  • Box 3
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Looking-Glass And Other Poems

  • Box 3
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Piatt, Garret Jackson

  • Box 3

A Few More Seasons

  • Box 3
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Poems For Pennies

  • Box 3

1982

  • Box 3
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Poet

  • Box 3

January 1967

  • Box 3
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June 1973

  • Box 3
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August 1979

  • Box 3
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October 1979

  • Box 3
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Porter, J. Marshall

  • Box 3

Come Unto Our Hills

  • Box 3
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Proctor, James W.

  • Box 3

I, A Stranger

  • Box 3
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I Can't Unwish the Night

  • Box 3
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No Crying Stones

  • Box 3
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Westside Wind

  • Box 3
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Quillen, Rita Sims

  • Box 3

October Duck

  • Box 3
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Ramsey, Patricia

  • Box 3

Shoring Up

  • Box 3
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Reaching

  • Box 3

1979-80

  • Box 3
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Reed, Rufus Mitchell

  • Box 3

Conquerors of the Dark Hills

  • Box 3
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Forever To Sing

  • Box 3
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Songs of the April Hills

  • Box 3
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The Valley of Vye-Vye

  • Box 3
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Richards, Liz Carter

  • Box 3

Blossoms And Thorns

  • Box 3
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Lo-High 1984

  • Box 3
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Lo-High #2 1985

  • Box 3
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Lo-High #3 1985

  • Box 3
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Lo-High #4 1985

  • Box 3
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Lo-High #5 1985

  • Box 3
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Winds of the Mind

  • Box 3
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Rogers, Jack And Mary Bee Rogers

  • Box 3

Matchmates

  • Box 3
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Rogers, Mary Bee

  • Box 3

Tapestry House

  • Box 3
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The Saint

  • Box 3

Fall 1966

  • Box 3
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Salyers, Paul

  • Box 3

Daisies Will Suffice

  • Box 3
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Hounds On the Hill

  • Box 3
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I'd Thought You'd Never Ask

  • Box 3
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Mountains And Neighbors

  • Box 3
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Pardon Me, Emily

  • Box 3
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Poems From Genesis to Revelation

  • Box 3
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Sap With a Sproutin' Hoe

  • Box 3
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Thoughts Behind a Plow

  • Box 3
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Salyer, Louise Sparks

  • Box 3

Scroll of Memories

  • Box 3
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Sawitzky, Susan Clay

  • Box 3

The Circling Thread

  • Box 3
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Seese, Ethel Gray

  • Box 3

The Listener

  • Box 3
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Semones, Charles

  • Box 3

Witch Cry

  • Box 3
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Shaw, Roud

  • Box 3

All About Me

  • Box 3
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Thunder In the Night

  • Box 3
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Shirley, Patricia

  • Box 3

Pearl

  • Box 3
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Sieshottz, Gertrude Williams

  • Box 3

My Treasured Thoughts

  • Box 3
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Skeen, Reginia

  • Box 3

October Child

  • Box 3
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Skeen Mountain Memories

  • Box 3
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Smith, Ann Richards

  • Box 3

Jesus Loves Me

  • Box 3
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Southeast Community College

  • Box 3

The Long Way Home

  • Box 3
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Spears, Deborah Hale

  • Box 3

Rain Dancers and Earth Blankets

  • Box 3
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Spears, Woodridge

  • Box 3

Concord

  • Box 3
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Srinivas, Krishna

  • Box 3

Great American World Poets

  • Box 3
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Stone, Jeanette

  • Box 3

I Wish For You

  • Box 3
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Somewhere Between Dreams

  • Box 3
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Summers, Hollis

  • Box 3

The Peddler and Other Domestic Matters

  • Box 3
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Sit Opposite Each Other

  • Box 3
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Start From Home

  • Box 3
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Swain, Alice Mackenzie

  • Box 3

Pennsylvania Profile

  • Box 3
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Tackett, Arnett

  • Box 3

The Hearthside Scrapbook

  • Box 3
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Ten

  • Box 3

1968

  • Box 3
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1969

  • Box 3
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Toledoth Seven

  • Box 3

1966

  • Box 3
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Tomorrow's People

  • Box 3

1968

  • Box 3
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Tremble, Stella Craft

  • Box 3

Prairie Poet

  • Box 3
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Twigs

  • Box 3

II. 1966

  • Box 3
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Vogel, Don

  • Box 3

Let Him Be Poet

  • Box 3
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W-Hollow Harvest

  • Box 3

February 1967

  • Box 3
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April 1967

  • Box 3
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May 1967

  • Box 3
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June 1967

  • Box 3
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July-August 1967

  • Box 3
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September 1967

  • Box 3
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October 1967

  • Box 3
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November 1967

  • Box 3
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December 1967

  • Box 3
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January-February 1968

  • Box 3
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April 1968

  • Box 3
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June 1968

  • Box 3
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July-August 1968

  • Box 3
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October 1968

  • Box 3
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Waller, Alma R.

  • Box 3

Thoughts In Rhyme

  • Box 3
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Time For Rhymes

  • Box 3
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Ward, R.E.

  • Box 3

Balance

  • Box 3
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Weaver, Mary Boykin

  • Box 3

Art of Communication

  • Box 3
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West Virginia Poetry Society

  • Box 3

November 1982 Bulletin

  • Box 3
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Wheeler, Eskie M.

  • Box 3

Chips From The Backwoods

  • Box 3
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Kentucky In A Nutshell

  • Box 3
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Pebbles of Faith

  • Box 3
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Whitt, Charles

  • Box 3

The Free-Est Man

  • Box 3
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Working Steel

  • Box 3
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Wilburn, Mary Jane

  • Box 3

Amber Valleys

  • Box 3
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Wiley, Vivian Spradlin

  • Box 3

A Mountain of Hope

  • Box 3
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Wilson, Robert L.

  • Box 3

Practicing For Death

  • Box 3
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Wood, Audrey

  • Box 3

Butterfly Wings

  • Box 3
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Wood, Audrey and Miriam Woolfolk

  • Box 3

One Plus One

  • Box 3
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Young, David P.

  • Box 3

Sweating Out the Winter

  • Box 3
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Subject Series

The Subject Series consists of eight folders and one tape recording. Included are contest rules and winners, correspondence, financial records, miscellaneous information, newsclippings, newsletters, and a folder of poems by Richard F. Hay. The tape recording contains the funeral service of Jesse Stuart. Included dates of the Subject Series are 1966-1990.

Contest Rules 1967-1987

  • Box 4
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Contest Winners 1966-1988

  • Box 4
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Correspondence 1967-1990

  • Box 4
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Financial 1981-1985

  • Box 4
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Miscellaneous 1967-1972

  • Box 4
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Newsclippings 1975-1985

  • Box 4
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Newsletters 1973-1990

  • Box 4
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Richard F. Hay 1989-1990

  • Box 4
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Tape of Stuart's Funeral 1984

  • Box 4
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