|Title||UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings Subseries 30. Frisbie Hall|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Year Range From||1979|
|Description||Images of Frisbie Hall.|
|Admin / Biog History||
Other Names - Students' Home
Date Built - 1904
Sold - 1926
Cost of Construction - $40,000
Namesake - Frisbie Hall was named after Henry H. Cherry's youngest daughter, Josephine Frisbie Cherry born August 28, 1900. She earned a degree in physical-education from Sargent University in Boston, but after moving to Tulsa for her husband's job, "she simply switched by teaching women via newspaper how to keep their figures and looks." ["Why Grow Old? Writer her Own Best Ad," May 20, 1951] She continued writing until her death. She received as many as 2 million letters a year from her fans. She was a physical education director at Western for 3 ½ years before moving to Tulsa. Josephine Lowman died in 1983 at the age of 84.
History - Frisbie Hall was a building used by the Southern Normal School & Business College as a women's dormitory. The three story brick building was built behind the original Vanmeter Hall on Center Street. The 48 rooms were carpeted and the building was heated by electricity and gas. Rooms rented for $3.00 to $4.50 per month.
Frisbie Hall became the Earle Hotel after Western Kentucky State Normal School moved to the top of the hill.
|System of Arrangement||Images are arranged alphabetically and numerically.|
Western Kentucky University
Frisbie Hall (WKU)
|Finding Aids||TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/26/|
Images with UA1C2.30 prefix
|Copyrights||Check individual images for copyright restrictions.|
|Dates of Creation||1904-|
|Caption||WKU Archives Logo|
|Credit line||WKU Archives|
|Number of Images||1|
|Access Conditions||no restrictions|
|Level of Description||Subseries|