Records created by and about Bess Fayne Cherry primarily personal correspondence with family and friends and arranged in chronological order. It contains news and information about her children, Josephine, Elizabeth and Henry Hardin, Jr. ("Hardin"); her recovery from a cracked bone suffered after a fall in the summer of 1936; her dissatisfaction with a Studebaker automobile she purchased in 1936; and the death of Henry Hardin Cherry on August 1, 1937. Correspondence from H. H. Cherry in 1934 tells news of their children, events on campus, his lobbying efforts in Frankfort, and his trouble with a broken toe. A letter from "Mary" (probably Mary A. Leiper) gives an account of her transport to Bowling Green of refugees from the 1937 Louisville flood. The collection also contains a speech and several monographs by Mrs. Cherry, as well as copies of a published short story, Parlance of Kentucky Backwoods, and an essay, "Motherhood Adrift." For further information, see the University Archives vertical files on the Cherry family, and photograph files.
WKU University Archives, "UA36I/1 Bess Cherry Faculty/Staff Personal Papers" (2008). WKU Archives Collection Inventories. Paper 3.