100 Years Ago – The Elevator, Vol. VII, No. 2, Nov. 1915
- The Chestnut Hunt
- An Evening with Poe
- The Turkey Trot and much more
75 Years Ago – Le Cercle Francais Club Bulletin No. 3, 1940
- Le Pique Nique du 12 Octobre (Picnic held Oct. 12)
- Reunion D’anciens (Homecoming)
- Calendrier francais (French holidays)
WKU Faculty/Staff 1965
50 Years Ago – Faculty / Staff Group photo, 1965
- See how many people you can recognize
- See how small the administration was
25 Years Ago – Student Honors Research Bulletin, 1990
- Ritalin Controversy
- 1988 Presidential Primaries
- Gay & Lesbian Couples
- Popcorn and Salt or Salt Substitutes and much more
Basketball program 12/12/1961 WKU vs Northwestern Louisiana University
BUWKY 1/1939 – college humor and poetry
Elevator 1/1914 – catch up with the classes of 1908-1913, read about basketball and the Training School 100 years ago
Gary Ransdell Reading File – collection inventory for presidential papers
Parking – WKU Archives records related to our favorite topic
Personnel File 1/1989 – lists new employees 25 years ago
Phi Alpha Theta – collection inventory for student organization papers
Rural Training School – building history, records and photos
Women’s Basketball – collection inventory of WKU Athletic records
Amazing Tones of Joy – student organization
Chi Omega papers – collection inventory
Amazing Tones of Joy
College Heights Herald 11/1929
Henry Cherry – founder and first president
Old Fort Bridge
Postcards – collection holds all kinds of postcards, not just of campus
Warner Brownfield papers – collection inventory
Student Awareness Earth Week
In 1976 WKU students observed Earth Week April 11th – 17th. A group sprang up calling themselves Energy for Student Awareness. They were concerned and printed a 12 page newsletter. The group screened films, had a food drive for Guatemalans and staged the Earth Awareness Festival outside Downing University Center. The newsletter includes articles regarding The Farm a commune in Summerton, Tennessee, nuclear energy, alternative energy sources, healthy eating, Native American rights and ecological legislation.
Do you remember Earth Awareness Festival? How did you participate? What will you be doing for Earth Day, April 22nd?
This and many other records are available for researchers through our online catalog, KenCat and in the Harrison-Baird Reading Room of the Kentucky Library & Museum Monday – Saturday, 9 – 4.
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.
The Phi Kappa Phi records housed in University Archives have been processed. The finding aid is now available online through TopScholar: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/64/ The records can be viewed in the Harrison-Baird Reading Room in the Kentucky Library & Museum daily Monday – Saturday 9 – 4.
Unfortunately, there are gaps in the records. If you have Phi Kappa Phi documents, meeting minutes or other items that don’t appear in the finding aid, please contact the University Archives at 270-745-4793 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out KenCat to get information on other University Archives collections: http://wku.pastperfect-online.com/35749cgi/mweb.exe?request=ks