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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University: 270-745-6434:


Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1105. Student paper titled “Traditional Housing and Other Material Culture Forms in Monroe Co[unty], Kentucky” in which Marshall Miles offers an in-depth examination of vernacular architecture throughout the county. Miles briefly discusses the agricultural history of the region, which had an influence on the styles of folk structures being built, as well as the roles of aesthetics, function, and natural materials throughout the construction process. Miles collected data from close family and friends. The paper, which Miles refers to as a “study,” also includes black and white photographs of various barns and cabins across the county in addition to photographs of his informants.


Architecture | Folklore