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


Finding aid and full-text papers (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 548. Contains three papers: “Permanent Wave Machine,” “The Hot Comb” about African American hairstyling, and “The Telephone Switchboard,” about an early switchboard on display in Barren County, Kentucky. Includes color illustrations. This project was a requirement for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


African American Studies | American Material Culture | American Popular Culture | Folklore

FA_548_REED,_Ashlee.pdf (460 kB)
Ashlee Reed Papers