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Title UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings Subseries 17. Cravens Graduate Center & Library
Creator WKU Archives
Description Images of the Cravens Graduate Center & Library.
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Print, Photographic
Year Range From 1971
Year Range To 1939
Admin / Biog History Date Built - 1970
Cost of Construction - $2.4 million
Gross Square Feet - 104,723 (1973)
Architects - Frank Cain

Namesake - Raymond Cravens:
Born in St. Bernard, Ohio, Raymond L. Cravens obtained his A.B. in 1952 and his M.A. in 1955 from Western. During his college career he worked as business manager for The College Heights Herald where he was also a staff cartoonist. He earned his Ph.D. from University of Kentucky in 1958. Upon graduation he began teaching political science in WKU's History Department and continued up the ladder into administration being named Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1959. He served as Dean of Public Service & International Programs from 1977 to 1980 when he went back to teaching full time. The 1962 Talisman was dedicated to him and the Kentucky Junior Chamber of Commerce named him one of its "Outstanding Young Men in Kentucky" for 1963.

Building History:
"The 9 story building will house graduate library facilities, office of the dean of graduate college, areas for card catalogs and circulation counters, lobby areas and additional auxiliary and storage space." ["Permit Sought For WKU Center," Park City Daily News, August 27, 1969] The building was built of reinforced concrete and brick. It is connected at the fourth floor with the Margie Helm Library and was built on the site of the college swimming pool.
System of Arrangement Images are arranged alphabetically and numerically.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Cravens Graduate Center & Library (WKU)
Finding Aids TopScholar -
Related Materials Images with UA1C2.17 prefix
UA1C2.38 - Images of Helm Library
Catalog Number UA1C2.17
Copyrights Check individual images for copyright restrictions.
Dates of Creation 1971-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Credit line WKU Archives
Extent 5 folders, oversize folders, negatives, slides
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA1C2
Level of Description Subseries
Disciplines Photography
Containers Cravens Graduate Center & Library
Cravens Graduate Center & Library
Cravens Graduate Center & Library
Cravens Graduate Center & Library
Cravens Graduate Center & Library