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WKU Hilltopper Heritage

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WKU Hilltopper Heritage is a set of links to sources regarding the history of the university including biographies of faculty, staff and alumni, photographs and departmental histories. Some of the sites are maintained by other departments on campus and may not provide a link back to this site. In that event, use the BACK button on your browser, if you wish to return to this site.

For more information regarding the history of Western Kentucky University please contact the WKU Archives.


Administration Faculty & Staff
Alumni Photographs
Athletics Special Events
Buildings & Grounds Student Organizations
Collection Inventories WKU Traditions & Memories 

Academic Departments & Colleges

Academic Departments & Colleges

A Century of Spirit - full-text searchable

Agriculture

Allied Health

Consumer & Family Sciences

Consumer & Family Sciences, 1981-2001 - Collection Inventory
Consumer & Family Sciences, 2001-present - Collection Inventory
Fashion Show Programs

Home Economics & Family Living, 1911-1969 - Collection Inventory
Linkages - full-text searchable

Spring Update, 2001 - full-text searchable

Dean of Students

 Alfred Crabb Personal Papers - Collection Inventory  

Division of Extended Learning & Outreach - DELO

 Summer School Publications - Collection Inventory

Education & Behavioral Sciences

 

Student Teacher Placement Cards - digitized

English

Publications - Collection Inventory
Student Organizations - Collection Inventory

Gender & Women's Studies

Awards - Collection Inventory
Publications
 - Collection Inventory

Graduate School

Annual Reports - Collection Inventory
Catalogs
Cravens Graduate Center - Bibliography
Graduate Council

Theses - Collection Inventory

History

Oral History Committee - Collection Inventory
Publications
 - Collection Inventory

Industrial Education & Technology

Readout, newsletter

Vertical File, available upon request

Journalism & Broadcasting

Bibliography 
Programs
 - Collection Inventory
Publications - Collection Inventory
Reports & Meeting Minutes - Collection Inventory
Self-Studies
 - Collection Inventory
Student Organizations - Collection Inventory

Modern Languages

Publications - Collection Inventory

Music

Administrative File - Collection Inventory
Bowling Green Western Choral Society - Collection Inventory
Bowling Green-Western Symphony Orchestra - Collection Inventory
Curriculum - Collection Inventory
Founders Day Concert Program
Iolanthe Program, 1927 - digitized
Marching Band - Collection Inventory
Music Hall - Bibliography
Musical Festival Review, 1916 - digitized
Musical Theatre Program, 1947 - digitized
Publications - Collection Inventory
Western Minstrel - full-text searchable

Ogden College of Science & Engineering

Theatre & Dance 

Midsummer Night's Dream Cast Photograph - digitized
Publications
 - Collection Inventory

Training School / College High

Administration - Collection Inventory
Departments - Collection Inventory
Memorabilia - Collection Inventory
Parent Teacher Association - Collection Inventory

Publications - Collection Inventory

Administrative Offices

Administrative Offices

A Century of Spirit - full-text searchable

Academic Budgets & Administration

Correspondence / Subject File - Collection Inventory
Reports  - Collection Inventory
Tuition - Bibliography 

Athletics

College Heights Foundation

Counseling & Testing Center

Educational Telecommunications

Equal Opportunity

General Counsel

Case File - Collection Inventory
Committee File - Collection Inventory
Property File - Collection Inventory

Hilltopper Athletic Foundation

Institutional Research

Administration File - Collection Inventory
Correspondence / Subject File - Collection Inventory
Publications - Collection Inventory
Reports - Collection Inventory

Kentucky Museum 

Fanlight - full-text searchable

Kentucky Building - Bibliography
The Vinegar Hill Echo - 1983-1989- full-text searchable

Master Plan Committee

Planning, Design & Construction

Provost

Academic Council - Collection Inventory
Council of Academic Deans - Collection Inventory
Faculty Research Committee - Collection Inventory
Publications - Collection Inventory

Registrar

Commencement File - Collection Inventory
County Delegation Presidents Club - Collection Inventory
Course Schedules - Collection Inventory
Degree File - Collection Inventory
Enrollment Figures 
Graduate Catalogs - Collection Inventory
Statistical File - Collection Inventory
Student Registers - Collection Inventory

Tuition - Bibliography  
Undergraduate Catalogs - Collection Inventory

Student Life

University Libraries

Administration

Special Collections

  • Awards - Collection Inventory
  • Events - Collection Inventory

University Relations

 

Photographs - Collection Inventory
Photographs - digitized
Publications
 - Collection Inventory
Western - Calendar of Events - digitized

1973 - Feb.Sept.Oct.Dec.
1974 - Feb.MarchAprilMayOct.Nov.
1975 - MarchAprilMayOct.Nov.Dec./Jan.

University Wide Committees

WKU Police

Bibliography
Collection Inventory
Security Reports - full-text searchable

Allied Organizations

Lost River Cave

Photographs - Collection Inventory
Photographs - digitized

Mammoth Cave International Center for Science & Learning

WKU Small Business Development Center

Faculty / Staff

Faculty / University Senate

Collection Inventory 
Committees - full-text searchable
Curriculum Committee - Collection Inventory
Legislation - full-text searchable
Meetings, Memos, Etc. - full-text searchable
Publications - Collection Inventory 
Salary Increase Press Release - Audio - Index

Faculty / Staff

Faculty/Staff List 
Group Photos - digitized

Individuals - see Faculty & Staff

Founding Institutions

Bowling Green Business University 1906-1963

Glasgow Normal School 1875-1890

Ogden College 1877-1927

Pleasant J. Potter College 1889-1909

Southern Normal School & Bowling Green Business College 1884-1906

Multimedia

Dero Downing Interviews - Audio - Collection Inventory
Donald Zacharias Interviews - Audio - Collection Inventory
John Minton Interviews - Audio - Collection Inventory
Kelly Thompson Interviews
- Audio - Collection Inventory
Kern Alexander Interviews - Audio - Collection Inventory
On Campus Interviews
- Audio - Collection Inventory
Salary Increase Press Conference - Audio - Index
Thomas Meredith Interviews - Audio - Collection Inventory

Photographs

Cherry Family Photos - Colletion Inventory
Cherry Family Photos - digitized
Departmental Photos
- Collection Inventory
Departmental Photos - digitized
Groups & Associations
- Collection Inventory
Groups & Associations - digitized
Portraits - Collection Inventory
Portraits - digitized

Administrators
Faculty/Staff

Presidents

Henry Hardin Cherry 1906-1937

Correspondence - Collection Inventory
Henry Cherry Educator-Politician - full-text searchable

Personal Papers - Collection Inventory

Photograph Collection - Collection Inventory
Photographs - digitized
Speech File
 - Collection Inventory  

Vertical File

Paul Garrett 1937-1955

Awards - Collection Inventory
Photographs - digitized
Vertical File

Kelly Thompson 1955-1969

Awards - Collection Inventory
Construction File - Collection Inventory
Interviews / Oral Histories - Collection Inventory
Photographs - Digitized
Speech File - Collection Inventory
Subject/Correspondence - Collection Inventory

Vertical Files

Dero Downing 1969-1979

Construction File - Collection Inventory
Interviews / Oral Histories - Collection File
Personnel File - Collection Inventory
Photographs - Digitized 
Speech File - Collection Inventory
Subject File - Collection Inventory
Vertical File

John Minton Jan.-July 1979

Interviews / Oral Histories - Collection Inventory
Photographs - Collection Inventory
Photographs - Digitized
Vertical File

Donald Zacharias 1979-1985

Interviews / Oral Histories - Collection Inventory
Photographs - Digitized
Speech File - Collection Inventory

Vertical File

Kern Alexander 1986-1988

Minority Support
Interviews / Oral Histories - Collection Inventory
Photographs - Digitized
Speech File - Collection Inventory 
Vertical File

Thomas Meredith 1988-1997

CHE Checks Affirmative Action Goals 
Interviews / Oral Histories - Collection Inventory
Minority Vita Bank
Photographs - digitized
Speech File - Collection Inventory 
Vertical File

Gary Ransdell 1997-

Correspondence - Collection Inventory
Installation File - Collection Inventory
Interviews / Oral Histories - Collection Inventory

Personal Papers 
Photographs - digitized
Publications
- Collection Inventory
Reading File - Collection Inventory
Speech File - Collection Inventory
Subject File - Collection Inventory

Board of Regents

Appointments - Collection Inventory
Biographical File
- Collection Inventory
Meeting Minutes - Collection Inventory
Meeting Minutes - full-text searchable
Regents Name Facilities - digitized 

Student Government Association

Constitution
Documents
Legislation
Meetings

Believing as Western does that what is good for one is good for all and what is good for all is good for one, makes its work universal, puts service and continuity into its programs, and keeps its goal as far ahead of it as it was when it made its humble beginning.  

~Henry Cherry

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Henry Cherry

 

Paul Garrett

Kelly Thompson, Helen Stinnett & Yogi Hardin

Dero Downing Talking with Students

 

Hughlyne Wilson & John Minton

Donald Zacharias at Homecoming

 Kern Alexander

Thomas Meredith with unidentified student

Gary Ransdell

WKU Regents

Paul Cook

Barbara Burch

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 Last Modified 7/31/15