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


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3538. Letter, 28 October 1964 of Joseph Dudley “Joe” Downing, Paris, France, to WKU president Kelly Thompson and his wife Sarah. He writes about his painting “And Forever After,” recently sent to them as a gift, and thanks them for a recent exhibition of his work at WKU. He also describes the dinner party he gave that centered around their gift of a country ham, the full menu, and the reactions of his French friends. He also describes the improvements made to his apartment using an honorarium from WKU.


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