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Creator Industrial Education & Technology (WKU)
Title UA66. Ogden College of Science & Engineering 2. Industrial Technology
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Description Unprocessed records created by the Department of Industrial Technology.


Note: The Arts and Crafts Club was organized in 1925.
Admin / Biog History L.T. Smith arrived at Western and began an industrial arts program in 1920 called Manual Training as part of the College of Education. The first students with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Arts graduated in 1930. The first woman in Kentucky to graduate with an Industrial Arts degree was Agnita Ruff in 1965.

This program/department has had several names:
Manual Training 1920-1923 (College of Education)
Manual Arts 1923-1931 (College of Education)
Industrial Arts 1931-1968 (College of Education)
Industrial Education 1968-1972 (College of Education)
Industrial Education & Technology 1972-1981
Industrial & Engineering Technology 1981-1989 (Ogden College)
Industrial Technology 1989-
Engineering Technology 1989-


L.T. Smith 1920-1957
Waltern Nalbach 1957-
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Catalog Number UA66.2
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions This record group is unprocessed and must be reviewed for potential restricted materials before access is granted. Please contact the WKU Archivist prior to your visit.
Parent ID UA66
Level of Description Series