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Creator WKU President's Office - Minton
Title UA3 President's Office Series 5. John Minton
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1966
Year Range To 1986
Description Unprocessed records created by the President's Office during the John Minton Administration, January - July 1979, as well as records created by Minton while serving in other administrative positions at WKU. The records are arranged in the following sub-series:

Series 1. Correspondence File
Series 2. Interviews/Oral Histories
Series 3. Publications
Series 4. Installation File

Occasionally files created under his administration are found in the Donald Zacharias papers (UA3.5). They are designated as such in the collection inventories.
Admin / Biog History The president's office was created in 1906. As Dero Downing's resignation went into effect January 8, 1979 Vice President John Minton was appointed interim president. He held this position through July 31, 1979 when Donald Zacharias was elected president.

John Minton was born in Cadiz , Kentucky on July 29, 1921. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Prior to coming to WKU, Minton served as principal of Trigg County High School from 1953 to 1958. He became Associate Dean of Graduate Instruction in 1962, then Graduate Dean, and Administrative Vice-President in 1970. Minton served as Vice President of Student Affairs from 1979 until his retirement in 1986.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
African Americans
Blacks
People Minton, John Dean, 1921-2008
Related Materials UA1F WKU Archives Multimedia Resources
UA2 - Board of Regents Records
Catalog Number UA3.5
Dates of Creation 1966-1986
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions This record group is unprocessed and must be reviewed for potential restricted materials before access is granted. Please contact the WKU Archivist prior to your visit.
Parent ID UA3
Level of Description Series
Child Records WKU President's Office - Minton
WKU President's Office - Minton
WKU President's Office - Minton
WKU President's Office - Minton