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Title UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings Subseries 30. Frisbie Hall
Creator WKU Archives
Description Images of Frisbie Hall.
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Print, Photographic
Year Range From 1979
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.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Frisbie Hall (WKU)
Finding Aids TopScholar -
Related Materials Images with UA1C2.30 prefix
Catalog Number UA1C2.30
Copyrights Check individual images for copyright restrictions.
Dates of Creation 1904-
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Credit line WKU Archives
Extent 1 folder
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA1C2
Level of Description Subseries
Disciplines Photography
Containers Frisbie Hall