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Bibliography - noun, a list often with descriptive or critical notes of writings relating to a particular subject, period, or author [Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary]

These and other sources are available in the Harrison-Baird Reading Room in the Kentucky Building.


  Articles regarding Chapel:

College Heights Herald

1925 Feb. 12, p. 1; Feb. 26, pp. 1 & 6; March 12, pp. 1 & 5; March 26, p. 1; Apr. 9, p. 4; Apr. 23, pp. 1 & 8; May 7, pp. 1 & 7; May 21, pp. 1 & 5; July 2, p. 1; July 16, p. 1; Oct. 8, p. 1; Oct. 22, pp. 1 & 6; Nov. 5, p. 4; Dec. 10, p.1
1926 Jan. 14, p. 1; Feb. 11, p. 1; Feb. 25, p. 1
1932 Nov. 18, p. 1; Dec. 14, p. 1; Dec. 15, p. 1
1933 Jan. 28, pp. 1-2; Feb. 17, p. 1; March 24, p. 1; May 26, p. 1; Oct. 27, p. 1; Nov. 10, p. 1
1934 Oct. 12, p. 1
1935 Apr. 5, pp. 1 & 6; May 10, p. 1
1936 Feb. 7, p. 1; Mar. 6, p. 1
1937 Feb. 19, p. 1; May 28, p. 4; Dec. 3, p. 1
1939 Dec. 15, p. 1
1940 June 21, p. 5; Oct. 25, p. 5; Dec. 20, p. 1
1941 Feb. 14, p. 3; Feb. 28, p. 5; Mar. 14, p. 3; May 23, p. 1; Oct. 3, p. 3; Oct. 17, p. 3; Dec. 12 , p. 1
1942 Jan. 16, pp. 3 & 9; Oct. 30, p. 1; Nov. 13, p. 1; Dec. 11, p. 2
1943 Apr. 9, p. 13; May 7, p. 3; Oct. 8, p. 8; Nov. 5, pp. 3, 7-8; Dec. 3, p. 5
1944 Feb. 25, p. 1; Mar. 10, p. 1; Oct. 27, p. 1
1945 March 2, p. 1
1947 Apr. 17, p. 1
1949 Apr. 8, p. 1; Nov. 18, p. 7
1951 May 11, p. 8
1952 May 23, pp. 1 & 3
1953 Feb. 6, p. 1; May 22, p. 1
1954 Feb. 19, p. 1; March 19, p. 5; Apr. 2, p. 1
1955 Jan. 21, p. 7; Apr. 8, p. 9; May 13, p. 1; Nov. 4, p. 1
1956 Nov. 2, p. 4
1958 Oct. 24, p. 11
1959 Nov. 6, p. 3


Documents / Primary Sources:

Instructions for Grading Students in Chapel, 1958

Keown, Charles.  Memorandum to: Raymond Cravens, et al re: Chapel Assembly, July 14, 1964

UA2 Board of Regents, Meeting Minutes, November 16, 1929 - digitized

UA3/1/2/1 Henry Cherry General Correspondence - collection inventory

UA3/1/4 Henry Cherry Speech File - collection inventory

UA3/3/1 Kelly Thompson Correspondence / Subject File - collection inventory

UA77/1 Cherry's Eye in the Chapel - digitized

UA94/6/1/5 - Boyce & Amelia Tate Oral History - index


  Instructions for Grading Students in Chapel, 1958

Instructions for grading students in Chapel Series for the semester beginning September 18, 1957, and ending January 30, 1958.

A. Mechanics of Grading-

1. Basis for grading attendance
2. Number of sessions-13
3. Unexcused absences permitted – 2
4. Unexcused absences permitted – 2

3 …….. B
4 …….. C
5 …….. D
6 and up …… F

B. Students who have two credits in Freshman Lecture and who made a C, D, or F in this course, will not be given a grade.

C. Students who have one credit in Freshman Lecture and an “X” in Freshman Lecture and who received “F” in this course shall be required to repeat the course in order to remove the “F”.

D. Students who have an “X” in both courses of Freshman Lecture, and who received an “F” in this course, shall repeat the course to remove the “F”.

A student, by consulting with the register of the college, may be permitted to remove the second “X” by completing special work assign by the registrar. This special work may be completed in the same semester in which the “F” is being removed.


Charles Keown Memo

Western Kentucky State College July 14, 1964
Bowling Green, Kentucky

MEMORANDUM TO: Dr. Raymond Cravens

Mr. Rhea Lazarus
Mr. Lee Robertson
Dr. William Hourigan
Mr. Dero Downing
Mr. Ronnie Sutton

SUBJECT: Chapel Assembly

The following requirements pertaining to Chapel Assembly have been adopted by the college and are to become effective with the opening of the fall semester. Item number one is a continuation of a requirement that has been in effect since 1959.

1. All new freshmen (non-transfers) shall continue to be required to take two (2) semesters of chapel Assembly. The semesters shall be taken consecutively.

2. All freshmen transfer students who earned less than twelve (12) hours of college credit shall be required to complete the two (2) semesters of Chapel Assembly

3. All transfer students of freshman classification with twelve (12) hours or more of earned credit shall be required to take one (1) semester of Chapel Assembly upon the first semester of enrollment.

All transfer students of sophomore classification shall be required to take one (1) semester of Chapel Assembly upon the first semester of enrollment.

Chapel Assembly requirement for a sophomore transfer who has completed a similar course at another institution may be waived by Admissions Counselor if the Counselor’s judgment the person is sufficiently mature, oriented, and of serious purpose to the extent that taking the course would not materially benefit the student.

4. All transfer students admitted with less than a “C” average regardless of classification shall be required to complete one (1) semester of Chapel Assembly upon the first semester of enrollment.

Charles A. Keown
Dean of Students

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