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Title UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings Subseries 49. McLean Hall
Creator WKU Archives
Description Images of McLean Hall
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Print, Photographic
Year Range From 1947
Admin / Biog History Date Built - 1947
Cost of construction - $500,000
Architects - John Wilson of Lexington and Maurice Ingram of Louisville

Namesake - Miss Mattie McLean served 43 years as a secretary to the Western presidents Cherry and Garrett and also as a secretary to the Board of Regents. She graduated from the old State Normal School in 1902 and immediately became secretary to Dr. Cherry until his death in 1937. Miss McLean retired in 1945 and died December 8, 1954 in Mississippi from a stroke.

History - The three story dormitory housed 160 girls with 90 rooms. It also had reception space and social room, and complete laundry facilities. At the time, it was one of two female dorms. No dedication of building date found.


2000 - 147 rooms to 126, rooms were made into suites. Most rooms housed two students and had private baths. The dorm was also made co-ed at that time. Kitchens were put on each floor.
System of Arrangement Images are arranged alphabetically and numerically.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms McLean Hall (WKU)
Finding Aids TopScholar -
Related Materials Images with UA1C2.95 prefix
Catalog Number UA1C2.49
Copyrights Check individual images for copyright restrictions.
Dates of Creation 1947
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Credit line WKU Archives
Extent 5 folders, oversize
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA1C2
Level of Description Subseries
Disciplines Photography
Containers McLean Hall
McLean Hall
McLean Hall