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Title UA3 President's Office Series 2. Paul Garrett
Creator WKU President's Office - Garrett
Description Records created by the President's Office during the Paul Garrett administration. This series is broken down into the following series.

Series 1. Correspondence / Subject File
Series 2. Awards File
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1937
Year Range To 1955
Admin / Biog History The president's office was created in 1906. Upon Henry Cherry's death August 1, 1937 the Board of Regents created an executive committee consisting of chair Finley Grise, L.F. Jones, W.L. Matthews, B.J. Borrone and Mrs. W.P. Drake. Paul Garrett was elected WKU's second president at a special meeting of the Board of Regents September 1, 1937. He served as president until his death February 28, 1955.

Paul Loos Garrett was born in Waddy, Shelby County, Kentucky, on November 2, 1893. He earned an A.B. degree at Georgetown (KY) College in 1914 majoring in history and political science and an M.A. in 1935 in psychology and education. He did more graduate work at the University of Chicago and the University of Kentucky. He was awarded an honorary LL.D. from Georgetown College in 1938. After a brief stint in the army during World War I he went on to teach at several high schools throughout Kentucky, becoming superintendent of city schools at Versailles in 1924. In February 1937 Garrett took a leave of absence to serve in A.B. Chandler's administration as director of the Division of Personnel Efficiency. [Harrison, p. 110]
Subjects Western Kentucky University
People Garrett, Paul Loos, 1893-1955
Related Materials UA1F WKU Archives Multimedia Resources
UA2 - Board of Regents Records
Catalog Number UA3.2
Dates of Creation 1937-1955
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 3 cu. ft. & 1 os folder
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA3
Level of Description Series
Disciplines Higher Education Administration
Child Records UA3 President's Office Series 2. Paul Garrett Subseries 2. Awards File
UA3 President's Office Series 2. Paul Garrett Subseries 1. Correspondence / Subject File