Tag Archives: Research tools

Out of the Box – September

Board of Regents – Special Meeting 9/16/1939 re: Kentucky Building

Kentucky Building

Kentucky Building

Bookstore – department history

BUWKY 9/1939 – student publication


Cherry Political Papers – collection inventory

Craig Alumni House – everything you wanted to know . . .

Darwin Newton Papers – student papers collection inventory

Downing University Center – building history

Fact Book 1989 – a statistical snapshot from 25 years ago

Franklin Photos – some of the best vintage images of WKU campus

Morehead State 9/30/1939 – football program

ROTC – photograph collection inventory

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What We Did Over Summer Vacation

Summer is quickly drawing to a close and thanks to our student worker Jack, we have quite a lot to show for our summer.  He has been diligently scanning scrapbooks, photographs, negatives and original documents.  Here’s a taste of some of the new old items now available on TopScholar.

1980 WKU Football Scrapbook

Bowling Green Business University Scrapbook

College Heights Herald, Vol. 54, Nos. 1-21 [the remaining numbers will be available soon]

College High Basketball Scrapbook 1946-47

Concerns Presented by Faculty Senate

Cook Twins Scrapbook

The Fourth Estate, Sigma Delta Chi publication

Gary Ransdell Installation negatives

Kelly Thompson Chapter, Public Relations Student Society of America records

Lady Toppers Basketball Press Releases, 1992-93

Phi Alpha Theta Petition

Progress Report of the Faculty Participation Committee

ROTC 1942 Notes

Stickles History Club Minute Books, 1924-1957

University Senate – Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Vietnam Moratorium Correspondence

Voices, publication of the Western Writers group

Western Players Scrapbooks 1934-1960

WKU Advertising Club newsletters

Thank you, Jack!

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May Out of the Box

Board of Regents 5/1946

Departmental Photos

Departmental Photos

College Heights Herald, 5/1925

Departmental Photos

Gertrude Bale Oral History


Guthrie Tower

Joint Debate Program

Research & Economic Development

Seminar Center

Student Nurse Newsletter

University Senate 5/1977 

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Out of the Box – March

Bill 1985-5-F – SGA Grade Point

Carlton Jackson

Carlton Jackson


College Heights Herald 3/19/1954

Donald Zacharias Installation File

Fifteeners Dance Card

Green & Gold 3/1904

President’s Home Completed

Red Barn

Student Teacher Placement Cards

W Club Meeting 10/2012


WKU Favorite Professor(s) – Carlton Jackson 1933-2014

WKU Hilltopper 11/1978

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February Out of the Box

Beta Gamma Sigma – photo collection inventory

The Elevator

The Elevator

Elevator – read the latest WKU news ca. February 1914

Faculty Senate Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 7, May 1979

Honors Program – collection inventory

Junior American Dental Hygienist’s Association – 1992 scrapbook

Letter Henry Cherry to George Cherry, 8/12/1927 re: WKU Talisman and the political climate in Kentucky

Libraries Update 2/1989 – newsletter created by WKU Libraries

Newman Center Dedication Program, 1968

Rodes-Harlin Hall – building history and sources

Teachers Side of the Case – poem by Miss Lincoln ca. 1920

Thomas Meredith Calendar File – collection inventory

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January Out of the Box




Basketball program 12/12/1961 WKU vs Northwestern Louisiana University

BUWKY 1/1939 – college humor and poetry

Elevator 1/1914 – catch up with the classes of 1908-1913, read about basketball and the Training School 100 years ago

Gary Ransdell Reading File – collection inventory for presidential papers

Parking – WKU Archives records related to our favorite topic

Personnel File 1/1989 – lists new employees 25 years ago

Phi Alpha Theta – collection inventory for student organization papers

Rural Training School – building history, records and photos

Women’s Basketball – collection inventory of WKU Athletic records

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Health Clinic Reports

It’s flu season again.  Regardless of the time of year the WKU Clinic sees patients all year round.  In January 1964 the Western Clinic administered the following:

  • 51 allergy immunizations
  • 50 doses of insulin
  • 92 respiratory system treatments
  • 19 gastro-intestinal treatments
  • 7 nervous system treatments
  • 9 bones, joints & muscle treatments
  • 49 accidents
  • 15 eye, ear, nose, etc. treatments
  • 17 wounds dressed
  • 39 consultations
  • 1 case of scarlet fever
  • 3 cases of red measles
  • 18 infirmary patients
  • 36 students advised to see a physician

The entire year’s reports are available to researchers online at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/1852/

Stay warm and healthy!

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December Out of the Box

Athletic Media Relations Photos collection inventory

BUWKY Dec. 1942

BUWKY Dec. 1942

BUWKY, December 1942

Christmas – lots of information regarding Christmas celebrations at WKU

College Heights Herald, January 1929

Diddle Arena Dedication Program 50 years ago

John Minton Swearing In listen to the audiotape and read along

Registrar’s Degree File collection inventory

Schneider Hall building history with links to documents and photos

Snow read about and see images of snow covered WKU campus through the years

Thomas Meredith WKU’s eighth president 1988-1997

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November Out of the Box

Amazing Tones of Joy – student organization

Chi Omega papers – collection inventory

Amazing Tones of Joy

Amazing Tones of Joy

College Heights Herald 11/1929

Henry Cherry – founder and first president

Old Fort Bridge

Postcards – collection holds all kinds of postcards, not just of campus



Warner Brownfield papers – collection inventory

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October – Out of the Box


Agriculture – bibliography

Beauty Queens – list and photos

College Heights Herald 10/9/1963

Edward Stout Papers – Ogden College student

Elevator 10/1913

Franz Strahm Papers – former music professor

Gary Ransdell Oral History – Read and listen to President Ransdell discuss his vision for WKU

Homecoming – bibliography

Margie Helm Papers – former librarian’s personal papers

Smith Stadium – building history

The Voice – WKU Diversity Program newsletter

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