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Creator WKU President's Office - Thompson
Title UA3 President's Office Series 3. Kelly Thompson Subseries 1. Subject/Correspondence File
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1955
Year Range To 1969
Description Correspondence to and from Kelly Thompson regarding university administration and other issues, arranged alphabetically by subject and correspondent.

Admin / Biog History The president's office was created in 1906. Assistant to the President Edwin Kelly Thompson became acting president during Paul Garrett's last illness. Upon Garrett's death February 28, 1955 the Board of Regents approved Thompson to continue as acting president until a replacement could be found. He was elected president on October 17, 1955 a position he held until his retirement in 1969.

Kelly Thompson was born in Lebanon, Kentucky on January 28, 1909. He came to Western in the fall of 1928 on a football scholarship and earned bachelor's and master's degrees. Thompson spent his early career at WKU as college representative and publicity director. During World War II he served in the Navy, after which he returned to campus to work as an assistant to E.A. Diddle and President Paul Garrett. [Harrison, pp. 139-143]

During his tenure as president, Thompson oversaw a steady increase in student population which resulted in the construction of new buildings and WKU gained university status in 1966. He stepped down in 1969 and later went on to serve as president of the College Heights Foundation. Thompson died August 14, 1993.
Subjects Education
Graduation ceremonies
Western Kentucky University
Integration
Civil rights
Race discrimination
Segregation in higher education --Kentucky --History.
School integration
People Barnes, Sheridan C., 1894-1975
Breathitt, Edward Thompson "Ned," 1924-2003
Butler, Wendell P., 1912-2000
Chandler, Albert Benjamin, 1898-1991
Combs, Bertram Thomas, 1911-1991
Diddle, Edgar Allen, 1895-1970
Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007
Ford, Wendell Hampton, 1924-2015
Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004
Thompson, E. Kelly, 1909-1993
Search Terms Athletics (WKU)
Morehead State University
Murray State University
Ohio Valley Conference
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/106/

Founders Day Speeches - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/
Related Materials UA1F Kelly Thompson Vertical File, Part 1
UA1F Kelly Thompson Vertical File, Part 2
UA1F Kelly Thompson Vertical File, Part 3
UA2 - Board of Regents Records
Catalog Number UA3.3.1
Dates of Creation 1955-1969
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 34 cu. ft.
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA3.3
Level of Description Subseries
Containers Subject/Correspondence File - C-D
Subject/Correspondence File - B
Subject/Correspondence File - B
Subject/Correspondence File - Commission on Higher Education - Meeting Minutes
Subject/Correspondence File - D
Subject/Correspondence File - Eastern Kentucky University
Subject/Correspondence File - E-H
Subject/Correspondence File - I-K
Subject/Correspondence File - K-M
Subject/Correspondence File - M-P
Subject/Correspondence File - A
Subject/Correspondence File - Reports on Trips
Subject/Correspondence File - Soennecker, Henry
Subject/Correspondence File - S
Subject/Correspondence File - S-T
Subject/Correspondence File - T-Z
Subject/Correspondence File - Associate Dean for Academic Services
Subject/Correspondence File - C
Subject/Correspondence File - C
Subject/Correspondence File - C
Subject/Correspondence File - D
Subject/Correspondence File - D
Subject/Correspondence File - E-F
Subject/Correspondence File - G-H
Subject/Correspondence File - I-K
Subject/Correspondence File - L-M
Subject/Correspondence File - N-R
Subject/Correspondence File - P
Subject/Correspondence File - Q-S
Subject/Correspondence File - S
Subject/Correspondence File - T
Subject/Correspondence File - General Corrspondence X-Y & Z
Subject/Correspondence File - Confidential Records - Restricted
Subject/Correspondence File - Dedication Committee - Kelly Thompson Science Hall
Subject/Correspondence File - Ca
Subject/Correspondence File - Ce-Cl
Subject/Correspondence File - Ca-Cr
Subject/Correspondence File - Ca-Cu
Subject/Correspondence File - Cain, Frank
Subject/Correspondence File - Campbell, Don
Subject/Correspondence File - Capital Construction
Subject/Correspondence File - Catalog
Subject/Correspondence File - Cherry Statue Committee
Subject/Correspondence File - Chamber of Commerce
Subject/Correspondence File - Oversized Items
Subject/Correspondence File - Oversized Items
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal
Subject/Correspondence File - Chandler, A.B.
Subject/Correspondence File - Change of Work Status
Subject/Correspondence File - Chapel Assembly
Subject/Correspondence File - Chapel Assembly
Subject/Correspondence File - Chapel Assembly
Subject/Correspondence File - Chapel Assembly
Subject/Correspondence File - Cheerleaders
Subject/Correspondence File - Cherry Statue
Subject/Correspondence File - Christmas Cards
Subject/Correspondence File - Cooperative School
Subject/Correspondence File - Oversized Items
Subject/Correspondence File - Cooperative School
Subject/Correspondence File - City-College Cooperative School - Restricted Access
Subject/Correspondence File - Oversized Items
Subject/Correspondence File - Civil Defense Instructor-Training Institute
Subject/Correspondence File - Civil War Centennial Commission
Subject/Correspondence File - Class Scheduling
Subject/Correspondence File - Commencement
Subject/Correspondence File - Clinical Services
Subject/Correspondence File - College Calendar
Subject/Correspondence File - College Entrance Examination Board
Subject/Correspondence File - College Heights Herald
Subject/Correspondence File - Combs, Bert
Subject/Correspondence File - Commencement
Subject/Correspondence File - Commencement
Subject/Correspondence File - Commencement
Subject/Correspondence File - Commencement
Subject/Correspondence File - Commencement
Subject/Correspondence File - Commencement
Subject/Correspondence File - Commencement
Subject/Correspondence File - Commencement
Subject/Correspondence File - Commission on Higher Education
Subject/Correspondence File - Commission on Public Education
Subject/Correspondence File - Committees
Subject/Correspondence File - Cornette, James
Subject/Correspondence File - Crabb, A.L.
Subject/Correspondence File - Creason, Joe
Subject/Correspondence File - General H
Subject/Correspondence File - WSM-TV
Subject/Correspondence File - Woodrow WIlson National Fellowship Program
Subject/Correspondence File - World University
Subject/Correspondence File - Work Study Program
Subject/Correspondence File - Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Subject/Correspondence File - A-B
Subject/Correspondence File - Lowman, Josephine
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal
Subject/Correspondence File - U - General Correspondence
Subject/Correspondence File - United Givers Fund of Warren County
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal
Subject/Correspondence File - U.S. Officials - Congressmen, Representatives, Etc.
Subject/Correspondence File - U.S. Dept. of Health, Education & Welfare
Subject/Correspondence File - University of the Americas
Subject/Correspondence File - University Attorney
Subject/Correspondence File - University Committee on Student Publications
Subject/Correspondence File - University Facilities, Use of
Subject/Correspondence File - University of Kentucky Community Colleges
Subject/Correspondence File - University Lecture Series
Subject/Correspondence File - University of Louisville
Subject/Correspondence File - University Boulevard
Subject/Correspondence File - University of Kentucky
Subject/Correspondence File - University Status
Subject/Correspondence File - University Status - Commemoration
Subject/Correspondence File - University Status - Correspondence
Subject/Correspondence File - University Status - Western Appreciation Dinner
Subject/Correspondence File - Upward Bound
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal - Clipping File
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal Commission
Subject/Correspondence File - V
Subject/Correspondence File - Van Meter Auditorium
Subject/Correspondence File - Vending
Subject/Correspondence File - W
Subject/Correspondence File - W
Subject/Correspondence File - Warren County Historical Society
Subject/Correspondence File - Warren County Schools
Subject/Correspondence File - WLAC-TV
Subject/Correspondence File - Western Towers
Subject/Correspondence File - Western Kentucky Gas Company
Subject/Correspondence File - Water-Sewer & Sanitation Commission
Subject/Correspondence File - Roy Whalin / Spencerian College
Subject/Correspondence File - Elsie Wheaton
Subject/Correspondence File - Gordon Wilson
Subject/Correspondence File - Florian Wood aka Sandy
Subject/Correspondence File - Oversized Items
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal
Subject/Correspondence File - General - L
Subject/Correspondence File - Lee, William
Subject/Correspondence File - Layman, Robert
Subject/Correspondence File - U.S. Dept. of Health, Education & Welfare
Subject/Correspondence File - U.S. Congressmen
Subject/Correspondence File - Dept. of English
Subject/Correspondence File - Extension & Field Services
Subject/Correspondence File - Dept. of English
Subject/Correspondence File - Dept. of Extension & Field Services
Subject/Correspondence File - Psychology Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Department of Psychology
Subject/Correspondence File - Chapel Assembly
Subject/Correspondence File - Associated Students
Subject/Correspondence File - Associate Dean for Undergraduate Instruction
Subject/Correspondence File - Association of Governing Boards
Subject/Correspondence File - Association for Higher Education
Subject/Correspondence File - Attorney General
Subject/Correspondence File - Auditors
Subject/Correspondence File - Awards for Service to the University
Subject/Correspondence File - Riggs, George
Subject/Correspondence File - Rigsby, David
Subject/Correspondence File - Robb, Felix
Subject/Correspondence File - Dept. of Physics
Subject/Correspondence File - Physical Plant Progress Reports
Subject/Correspondence File - Physical Plant Reorganization
Subject/Correspondence File - Physically Handicapped School
Subject/Correspondence File - Politics
Subject/Correspondence File - Dept. of Physics
Subject/Correspondence File - Dept. of Physics
Subject/Correspondence File - Poland, Hugh
Subject/Correspondence File - Post Office
Subject/Correspondence File - Pre-Forestry
Subject/Correspondence File - Professional Organizations Workshop
Subject/Correspondence File - Professional Organizations Workshop
Subject/Correspondence File - Public Relations
Subject/Correspondence File - Professional Organizations Workshop
Subject/Correspondence File - Professional Organizations Workshop
Subject/Correspondence File - Professional Organizations Workshop
Subject/Correspondence File - Professional Organizations Workshop
Subject/Correspondence File - Public Relations
Subject/Correspondence File - Public Relations
Subject/Correspondence File - Public Relations
Subject/Correspondence File - Public Relations
Subject/Correspondence File - Ra-Ri Correspondence
Subject/Correspondence File - Ro Correspondence
Subject/Correspondence File - Ru-Ry Correspondence
Subject/Correspondence File - Redd Brothers
Subject/Correspondence File - Registrar
Subject/Correspondence File - Registrar
Subject/Correspondence File - Registrar
Subject/Correspondence File - Registration
Subject/Correspondence File - Registration
Subject/Correspondence File - Registration
Subject/Correspondence File - Registration
Subject/Correspondence File - Religious Emphasis
Subject/Correspondence File - Reorganization - Academic & Administrative
Subject/Correspondence File - Reports on Trips
Subject/Correspondence File - Reports on Trips
Subject/Correspondence File - Resch, Robert
Subject/Correspondence File - Reserve Officers Training Corps - Air
Subject/Correspondence File - Richardson, John
Subject/Correspondence File - Rodes, John
Subject/Correspondence File - Rodes, Robert
Subject/Correspondence File - Ross, Al
Subject/Correspondence File - Ross, N.L.
Subject/Correspondence File - Ruby, Earl
Subject/Correspondence File - Rural School
Subject/Correspondence File - Sa-Sl
Subject/Correspondence File - Sm-Sp
Subject/Correspondence File - St-Sy
Subject/Correspondence File - Salaries, General
Subject/Correspondence File - Salaries, Lists Unofficial
Subject/Correspondence File - Salaries, Lists Unofficial
Subject/Correspondence File - Salaries, Lists Unofficial
Subject/Correspondence File - Salaries, Faculty & Staff
Subject/Correspondence File - Salaries, Faculty & Staff
Subject/Correspondence File - Salaries, Western
Subject/Correspondence File - Salyers, Robert
Subject/Correspondence File - Sanders, Bill
Subject/Correspondence File - Schell, Merrill
Subject/Correspondence File - Scholarships - Keeneland
Subject/Correspondence File - Scholarships - Regents
Subject/Correspondence File - Scholarships - Regents
Subject/Correspondence File - Scholarships - Regents
Subject/Correspondence File - Scholarships - Western Kentucky Gas Company
Subject/Correspondence File - Scholarships - Regents
Subject/Correspondence File - Scholarships - Regents
Subject/Correspondence File - Scholarships - Regents
Subject/Correspondence File - Scholarships - Regents
Subject/Correspondence File - Scholarships - Regents
Subject/Correspondence File - Scholarships - Regents
Subject/Correspondence File - Scholarships - Special
Subject/Correspondence File - Scholastic Achievement
Subject/Correspondence File - Secretarial Staff
Subject/Correspondence File - Security Staff
Subject/Correspondence File - Seminar Centers
Subject/Correspondence File - Oversized Items
Subject/Correspondence File - Senior Reception
Subject/Correspondence File - Settle, Margery
Subject/Correspondence File - Shearer, Guy
Subject/Correspondence File - Shelton, E.E.
Subject/Correspondence File - Sisk, Mack
Subject/Correspondence File - Sisler, Dick
Subject/Correspondence File - Smith, Roy
Subject/Correspondence File - Social Security
Subject/Correspondence File - Western Area Vocational School
Subject/Correspondence File - Trade School
Subject/Correspondence File - Housing, Off-campus
Subject/Correspondence File - Housing, Married Students
Subject/Correspondence File - Dormitory Directors
Subject/Correspondence File - Downing, Joe - Art Show
Subject/Correspondence File - Football
Subject/Correspondence File - Foreign Language Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Geography & Geology Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Graduate School
Subject/Correspondence File - Grants in Aid - Athletics
Subject/Correspondence File - History Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Home Economics Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Human Relations Center
Subject/Correspondence File - Industrial Arts Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Library Services Division
Subject/Correspondence File - Library Services Division
Subject/Correspondence File - Library Services Division
Subject/Correspondence File - Library Services Division
Subject/Correspondence File - Mathematics Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Military Science Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Military Science Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Military Science Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Military Science Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Military Science Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Music Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Music Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Music Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Nursing Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Penmanship
Subject/Correspondence File - Philosophy Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Physical Education Department
Subject/Correspondence File - College of Science & Technology
Subject/Correspondence File - Sociology Department
Subject/Correspondence File - Spring Sports
Subject/Correspondence File - Summer School & Community College
Subject/Correspondence File - Tax Research Center
Subject/Correspondence File - Ticket Sales
Subject/Correspondence File - E Correspondence
Subject/Correspondence File - Erkiletian, D.H.
Subject/Correspondence File - Easter Seal Campaign
Subject/Correspondence File - Agriculture (WKU)
Subject/Correspondence File - Agriculture (WKU)
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal
Subject/Correspondence File - Urban Renewal
Child Records WKU President's Office - Thompson
WKU President's Office - Thompson
WKU President's Office - Thompson
WKU President's Office - Thompson
WKU President's Office - Thompson
WKU President's Office - Thompson
WKU President's Office - Thompson
WKU President's Office - Thompson
WKU President's Office - Thompson