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Jonathan Jeffrey

Archivist, Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky United States

Jonathan Jeffrey, a native of Texas, has been the Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Coordinator in Western Kentucky University's Special Collections Library since 2007. Prior to that he served as Special Collections Librarian from 1990-2007 at the same institution. He is interested in architecture, cemeteries and American social and cultural history. He has an insatiable curiosity.

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Housing the Dead

BY JONATHAN JEFFREY
@ VOL 2 ON APR 23, 2013

Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 11, 2013.

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Why We Keep Unidentified Photographs

BY JONATHAN JEFFREY
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Archivist Jonathan Jeffrey examines several intriguing historical photographs that were collected for a museum collection and explains the stories behind them. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 19, 2014.

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Juliette H. Morgan: A Librarian Civil Rights Hero

BY JONATHAN JEFFREY
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 20, 2015

Jonathan Jeffrey is the Manuscripts and Folklife Archives Coordinator and Department Head for Library Special Collections at Western Kentucky University. Here he shares with us the story of Juliette H. Morgan, a librarian who contributed to the Civil Rights Movement.

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PAST VOL 6

Bowling Green @ Kentucky Museum
Oct 20, 2015

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PAST VOL 4

Bowling Green @ Kentucky Museum
Mar 20, 2014

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PAST VOL 2

Bowling Green
Apr 23, 2013