MSS Finding Aids

Publication Date



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


Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3576. “History of Manuscript Division and Bibliography of Literary Manuscripts” by Patricia M. Hodges, Manuscript Librarian at Western Kentucky University. The paper details the creation of the Manuscript Division (now the Manuscripts & Folklife Archives unit of WKU’s Department of Library Special Collections), personnel, and early collecting efforts. Includes a bibliography of the literary manuscript holdings of the Manuscript Division compiled as of the date of the paper.


United States History



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