MSS Finding Aids

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


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 785. Incoming letters, clippings, etc., 1965(?)-1969(?) (54 items), of Thomas Awbrey, Fordsville, Kentucky, who was learning to read and write at age 71. His story received national press coverage in January 1966, which resulted in him hearing from people from throughout the nation. Also correspondence concerning collection, 1976-1986 (5 items).


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