Daily Archives: April 20, 2010

Lavinia Hunter Photo Album

Lavinia Hunter

Lavinia Hunter

Lavinia Hunter was born in Gastonia, North Carolina in 1894. She was educated at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina receiving an AB degree in 1915. Her career began with teaching Gastonia first graders from 1923-1931. During that time she also attended George Peabody College for Teachers earning her MA. The following year Lavinia moved to Bowling Green to educate the first graders in the WKU Training School, a job she held until her retirement in 1965. Miss Hunter had a perfect attendance record for over 30 years.

During her tenure as the first grade teacher she received, as most teachers do, school photos from her students. These she collected and put into a photograph album arranged by year and neatly labeled with each child’s name. There are three decades of students represented in the collection. The album also contains a few group and classroom photographs and student teachers.

The finding aid for this collection is now available on TopScholar. There you will find the names of many of the students who attended the Training School. This and many other collections are available for researchers in the Harrison-Baird Reading Room of the Kentucky Library.


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Busy week at WKU Libraries

On Friday, the KY Writers Conference returned to South Campus.  The conference offered a variety of sessions  from published authors, including Jack Riggs, Janna McMahan (both personal favorites), and Logan County native Holly Goddard Jones.

The SOKY Book Fest attracted over 130 authors to the Carroll Knicely Center, a new location for this year’s event, on Saturday the 17th.  Some of the guests this year included Richard Paul Evans, Fireproof author Eric Wilson, the Cake Mix Doctor, Anne Byrn and local favorite Silas House.  There were also Children and YA authors including Laura Numeroff, Mark Teague and Michael Reisman. Books were available for signing and purchase; author presentations, panel sessions, and activities for children occurred throughout the day. On the eve of the Book Fest, authors and members of the WKU and local communities met in the Kentucky Building.

Photos of the KY Writers’ Conference | the Book Fest | the Authors’ Reception


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