It’s February and during Black History Month the WKU Archives is inundated with questions regarding Blacks and other minorities at WKU. We have created a website: Cultural Diversity at WKU which is a bibliography of resources regarding minorities on campus.
In addition, we have digitized vertical files regarding Jonesville, the African American community which became part of WKU in the 1960s as well as WKU Cultural Diversity.
There are also digitized records regarding desegregation and minority enrollments from the president’s office and a student paper regarding attitudes of WKU students toward minorities in 1970.
Photographs are being digitized weekly and added to KenCat our online catalog.
WKU Archives staff will continue to post documents and add to the Cultural Diversity at WKU website. Additional information may be found in the records of the Board of Regents and University Senate.