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The Vernon White Collection

The Vernon White Collection

The Vernon White Collection represents the interests of White (1915-2008), a native of Hardin County, Kentucky and a Sociology Department faculty member at Western Kentucky University from 1966 to 1980. The collection contains information about White's military experience and his academic career, but more importantly it documents his research interests outside his field of study, including: covered bridges, grave markers, archaeology, and American folkways.  White's research on these topics led to the publication of several articles and two books: Covered Bridges: Focus on Kentucky (1985) and Grave Covers: Our Cultural Heritage (2005). His collection contains research field notes as well as hundreds of slides. To see the finding aid to the Vernon White Collection, which includes a brief biography, click here. For an index to the slides included in the collection, click here.

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