WKU Archives is staffed by a full time archivist (Suellyn Lathrop) a full time archives assistant (April McCauley) and a 10-hour per week student worker (Jack). We work Monday through Friday 8 to 4:30 and a couple Saturdays each semester.
Suellyn and April spend most of their time processing collections and doing reference work for patrons who come in or contact us by telephone or email. Jack spends his ten hours a week digitizing the stuff that Suellyn and April pile up for him to do.
Processing refers to the act of arranging and describing records so researchers can find what they want and need quickly. Processing can be very time consuming. Continue reading
In February 1943 Leone Brewer was a student at the Bowling Green Business University. She was pledging the Delta Theta sorority and as part of those activities, she kept a diary. This diary is now in the WKU Archives. It records the rules which pledges had to observe such as carrying books and running errands for other students. Ms. Brewer gives details about the clothes she wore, going on a date, assemblies and a survey of neighborhood cats and dogs. Check out the entire diary at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/stu_alum_papers/47.
Do you have similar experiences of pledging a fraternity or sorority? Were there top secret initiation rites? Share your memories of WKU and BGBU with us.
Alpha Phi Omega was a service fraternity at WKU. The University Archives has a number of scrapbooks from the organization and the third in the series which dates from 1990-1991 is now available online at:
If you recognize anyone in the images please let us know. Also, if you were a member of this or another student organization, share your memories with us.
These and other records related to student organizations can be found in the University Archives.