One of WKU’s five founding institutions was the Southern Normal School and Business College, generally referred to as the Southern Normal. The teacher training school was founded by A.W. Mell and Tom Williams when they moved the Glasgow Normal School to Bowling Green in 1884. The University Archives holds some administrative records, publications, class lists and photographs for the school. An outline of sources and a finding aid are available online. These are available to researchers in the Harrison-Baird Reading Room Monday – Saturday 9 – 4.