And to All a Good Night

Kentucky Library & Museum Christmas collections

Kentucky Library & Museum Christmas collections

WKU’s Special Collections Library has a wealth of material documenting the celebration of Christmas by generations of Kentuckians.  Pictured above is a 1901 letter to Santa from young Elizabeth Coombs; a Depression-era greeting card; a card sent from post-World War II Holland to the Grise family of Bowling Green; a postcard greeting to Captain Edward Hines; a 1928 card from “Lola” to her friend Lila; and World War I-era greetings to Ray Howell from his brother.

Our Manuscripts & Folklife Archives include interviews with Kentuckians reminiscing about their childhood Christmas traditions, as well as many letters from soldiers stationed in war zones as they remember their loved ones over the holidays.

To find out more about Christmas in our collections, search TopScholar and KenCat.

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