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Title UA37 Faculty/Staff Personal Papers
Series 1. Bess Fayne Cherry Papers
Creator Cherry, Bess Fayne, 1877-1954
Description Records created by and about Bess Fayne Cherry primarily personal correspondence with family and friends and arranged in chronological order. It contains news and information about her children, Josephine, Elizabeth and Henry Hardin, Jr. ("Hardin"); illnesses; and the death of Henry Cherry. Correspondence from Henry Cherry in 1934 tells news of their children, events on campus and his lobbying efforts in Frankfort. A letter from "Mary" (probably Mary A. Leiper) gives an account of Louisville flood refugees housed in Bowling Green in 1937. The collection also contains speeches and short stories written by Cherry.
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1910
Year Range To 1937
Admin / Biog History Bess Lysle Fayne was born in Crab Orchard, Kentucky in 1877. She graduated from the Elliott Institute of Kirksville, Kentucky in 1895 and enrolled at the Southern Normal School that same year. She married Henry Cherry on April 3, 1896. In the early 1900s, she served part-time on the faculty of the Southern Normal School as "Director of Social Features of the Institution." She was also a member of the board of The National School of Telegraphy, Civil Service, Railroading and Express, a department operated by the Southern Normal School. In 1927, she organized the Faculty Wives Club (now WKU Women) and served as its first president. Bess Cherry died November 15, 1954.
Subjects Authors
People Cherry, Bess Fayne, 1877-1954
Cherry, Henry Hardin, 1864-1937
Finding Aids TopScholar -
Related Materials UA1F - WKU Archives Multimedia Resources
UA3/1 - President's Office, Henry Cherry Administration
UA3/7 - President's Office, Henry Cherry Personal Papers
Catalog Number UA37.1
Copyrights Photocopies of no more than 1/3 of the total.
Dates of Creation 1910-1937
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent .12 cubic feet
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA37
Level of Description Series
Containers Women's Music Club
Short Stories
Essays, Speeches