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Creator Potter College of Arts & Letters (WKU)
Title UA68 Potter College of Arts & Letters
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1964
Description Records created by the Potter College of Arts & Letters and its reporting offices:

Series 1. Deans, Assistant Deans, Committees
Series 2. Interdisciplinary Studies
Series 3. Communication
Series 4. Political Science
Series 5. Art
Series 6. English
Series 7. Modern Languages
Series 8. History
Series 9. Music
Series 10. Sociology
Series 11. Philosophy & Religion
Series 13. School of Journalism & Broadcasting
Series 14. Folk Studies & Anthropology
Series 17. Theatre & Dance
Series 18. Women's Studies & Support Program
Admin / Biog History "On June 1, 1965, Western's Board of Regents established the Potter College of Liberal Arts. This College is basically a grouping of the humanities departments...

The name was taken from Potter College for Young Ladies, which was established in Bowling Green in 1887. Potter College was housed in a three-story brick building erected on Copley Knob or Vinegar Hill near the Albert Sidney Johnston Fort. On September 9, 1889, the college opened with the Reverend Benjamin Francis Cabell as president.

The 1909 commencement brought the twenty-year history of Potter College to a close, and the Southern Normal School Board of Regents bought the Potter College buildings. The main building, known as Potter Hall, served chiefly as an office and classroom building until it was razed prior to the construction of Cherry Hall." [College Heights Bulletin Catalog Issue, Vol. 32, No. 3, 9/1965, p. 83]

On 7/1/2006 the name was changed to Potter College of Arts and Letters (from Potter College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences).

Paul Hatcher 1965-1973
Robert Mounce (acting) 6/1973-4/30/1974
Robert Mounce 5/1/1974-12/31/1980
Ward Hellstrom 7/1/1981-8/15/1992
David Lee (interim) 7/1/1992-4/30/1994
David Lee 5/1/1994-(current in 2014)

Assistant Dean--Position eliminated approx. 1992, reopened 1997
Lynwood Montell 12/1969-
Robert Mounce

Associate Dean
Larry Snyder

Staff Assistants
John Oakes 8/16/1974
John Hardin 7/1/1997-
Lawrence Snyder 7/1/2003-
Subjects Art
Speeches, address, etc.
Student organizations
Student works
Theatrical productions
Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Art (WKU)
Communication (WKU)
English (WKU)
Folk Studies & Anthropology (WKU)
Forensics Team (WKU)
Gender & Women's Studies (WKU)
History (WKU)
Interdisciplinary Studies (WKU)
Journalism & Broadcasting (WKU)
Modern Languages (WKU)
Music (WKU)
Philosophy & Religion (WKU)
Political Science (WKU)
Potter College of Arts & Letters (WKU)
Sociology (WKU)
Theatre & Dance (WKU)
Catalog Number UA68
Copyrights Check individual items for copyright restrictions.
Dates of Creation 1964-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 19 cu. ft.
Number of Images 1
Level of Description Fonds/Coll
Disciplines Social and Behavioral Sciences
Child Records Music (WKU)
Journalism & Broadcasting (WKU)
Gender & Women's Studies (WKU)
History (WKU)
English (WKU)
Theatre & Dance (WKU)
Modern Languages (WKU)
Art (WKU)
Folk Studies & Anthropology (WKU)
Potter College of Arts & Letters (WKU)
Philosophy & Religion (WKU)
Communication (WKU)
Sociology (WKU)
Political Science (WKU)
Interdisciplinary Studies (WKU)