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Title UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings Subseries 76. Wetherby Administration Building
Creator WKU Archives
Description Images of Wetherby Administration Building.
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Print, Photographic
Year Range From 1967
Admin / Biog History Built - 1967
Dedicated - October 14, 1967
Cost of Construction - $1 million
Gross Square Feet - over 54,000
Architects - Lee Potter Smith & Associates

Namesake: Lawrence Wetherby born Jan. 2, 1908 in Middletown, Kentucky to Samuel and Fanny (Yenowine) Wetherby. His father was a doctor and a farmer. Wetherby attended the University of Louisville where he obtained a degree in law. He went on to serve in the Jefferson County court system. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1947 and became the forty-eighth governor when Gov. Earle Clements became Kentucky's U.S. senator. Wetherby went on to serve Kentucky in the state senate from 1966 to 1968. Upon leaving public service, Wetherby obtained a position at Brighton Engineering where he became a vice-president. He died March 27, 1994.

History: The Wetherby Administration Building was constructed to provide a larger space for the administrative units of WKU. The building opened in September 1967 and housed the offices of the President, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Graduate School, Undergraduate Instruction, Registrar, Admissions, Public Affairs, Student Affairs, Business Affairs and the Computer Center. It is a four story building and contains sixty-nine offices, work spaces and conference rooms.
System of Arrangement Images are arranged alphabetically and numerically.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Wetherby Hall (WKU)
Finding Aids TopScholar -
Related Materials Images with UA1C2.91 prefix
Catalog Number UA1C2.76
Copyrights Check individual images for copyright restrictions.
Dates of Creation 1967-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Credit line WKU Archives
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA1C2
Level of Description Subseries
Disciplines Photography
Containers Wetherby Administration Building
Wetherby Administration Building
Wetherby Administration Building
Wetherby Administration Building - Construction
Wetherby Administration Building
Wetherby Administration Building
Wetherby Administration Building