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


Finding aid and full-text (click on "Additional File" below) for Folklife Archives Project 537. Project in which Kathina Jo Doyle executed a cultural analysis of the hope chest, a physical piece of furniture (chest) or a collection of items that a young woman assembled for her future household. This project was a requirement for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Includes colored illustrations and a transcript of an interview done with Doyle's maternal grandmother Beatrice Firkin.


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FA_537_DOYLE,_Katrina.pdf (1243 kB)
Hope Chests