College Heights Herald 8/24/1982 Diddle Dorm Dress Code English Club Gazette Meredith Hall Northeast & Southwest Halls Ogden College Entrance Exam, 1889 Residence Halls Rodes-Harlin Hall WKU Housing Zacharias Hall
Created in 1962 the Latin American Studies Program provides students with opportunities to study and experience Latin America and the Caribbean. To this end the program sponsored a series of seminars regarding the control and use of the Panama Canal in 1977. Experts attending the spring conference included Michael Yohn of the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs pictured here along with his colleague Lauralee Peters, Eric Baklanoff of the University of Alabama, Alvaro Garcia-Pena an international business consultant from Washington, DC, Robert Dowland of the Department of Commerce and WKU’s Kenneth Cann.
Edgar Bryant Stansbury, son of Emmet and Mable Stansbury was born 1906 in Corbin, Kentucky. He attended Shepherdsville high school and came to WKU in 1926 where he played basketball and football. Upon graduation Ed coached in Greenville and Lancaster, Kentucky high schools, married and attended Peabody where he received his master’s degree. Returning to WKU in 1935 Stansbury became assistant coach to E.A. Diddle. After World War II he returned briefly as athletic director in 1946-1947. Stansbury returned to the air force in 1947 and later worked for Honeywell. A lifelong WKU supporter, he died in Largo, Florida in 2009 at the age of 103.
He left his personal papers and photographs to WKU Archives. This is a photo of Ed Stansbury aboard the Regent Sun touring the Panama Canal in 1988. He and his wife Edith enjoyed many cruises during their retirement years.
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.
College Heights Herald, Vol. 54, Nos. 1-21 [the remaining numbers will be available soon]
The Fourth Estate, Sigma Delta Chi publication
Gary Ransdell Installation negatives
Stickles History Club Minute Books, 1924-1957
University Senate – Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
Voices, publication of the Western Writers group
Western Players Scrapbooks 1934-1960
WKU Advertising Club newsletters
Thank you, Jack!
Architects – Brinton Davis
Contractor – J.U. Schickli Construction Company
History: The pool was adjacent to the Health & Physical Education Building now known as Helm Library on the site of the current Cravens Graduate Center & Library. “It was located in a lovely spot, although the overhanging trees created a problem in keeping the pool clean. Used for both classes and recreation, the pool was reserved during the 5:30-6:30 hour for the Bowling Green public. Admission was fifteen cents with discounts ranging up to twenty swims for two dollars when payment was made in advance. ‘A warm soap bath,’ ‘regulation cotton suits,’ and rubber caps were required. ‘Spitting, blowing the nose, spouting water are forbidden.’” [Harrison, p. 102]
The pool was heated and had underwater lighting. It was 60′ x 120′ in size and the depth ranged from 3 to 7 feet. The pool was removed in preparation for the construction of Cravens Graduate Center & Library in 1970.
Unidentified Photos - just say yes
WKU Favorite Professor(s) - Carlton Jackson 1933-2014
Beta Gamma Sigma - photo collection inventory
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
Rodes-Harlin Hall - building history and sources
Teachers Side of the Case - poem by Miss Lincoln ca. 1920
Thomas Meredith Calendar File - collection inventory