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Creator Cherry, Henry Hardin, 1864-1937
Title UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Subseries 4. Speeches & Publications
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1906
Year Range To 1937
Description Addresses, chapel talks, notes and educational and political speeches written and delivered by Henry Hardin Cherry and others typed on loose leaf pages. There are also quotations, reports, wills, correspondence and a political cartoon. Many items have no attribution as to author or source. Other authors include A.C. Burton, A.W. Mell, Mattie McLean and J.S. Dickey. Some items are repeated throughout the series and others have been edited. Volume 5 has been photocopied for use by researchers.
Admin / Biog History The president's office was created in 1906. Henry Hardin Cherry served as founder of WKU and its first president, a position he held until his death in 1937.

Henry Hardin Cherry was born November 16, 1864 in Warren County, Kentucky, the son of George Washington and Frances (Stahl) Cherry. He attended the Southern Normal School and Business College along with his brother Thomas Crittenden Cherry. After college the Cherry brothers taught in rural schools and Henry returned to teach at the Southern Normal. They purchased the school in 1892 with Henry filling the main administrative role. Cherry actively pursued the creation of a state funded teacher training school and in 1906 succeeded in converting the Southern Normal into the Western Kentucky State Normal School.

Highlights of his administration include the purchase of the Potter College for Young Ladies property which resulted in the relocation of the school to "the Hill," the merger with Ogden College, construction of buildings, hiring of faculty and the evolution of the training school into a four year college.

Subjects Western Kentucky University
Political campaigns
Political cartoons
Wills
Correspondence
People Cherry, Henry Hardin, 1864-1937
Search Terms Chapel
Speeches
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/101/

Volume 5 Speeches available online:

Part 1 - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/500/
Part 2 - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/511/
Part 3 - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/512/
Related Materials UA1F WKU Archives Multimedia Resources
Catalog Number UA3.1.4
Dates of Creation 1906-1937
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA3.1
Level of Description Subseries
Disciplines Political Science
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Containers Addresses, Chapel Talks, Notes, Speeches, Etc.
Addresses, Chapel Talks, Notes, Speeches, Etc.
Addresses, Chapel Talks, Notes, Speeches, Etc.
Addresses, Chapel Talks, Notes, Speeches, Etc.
Addresses, Chapel Talks, Notes, Speeches, Etc.
Addresses, Chapel Talks, Notes, Speeches, Etc.
Addresses, Chapel Talks, Notes, Speeches, Etc.
Event Posters
Education Chart
Addresses, Chapel Talks, Notes, Speeches, Etc.
Bowling Green Booster
Addresses, Chapel Talks, Notes, Speeches, Etc.
Books
Addresses, Chapel Talks, Notes, Speeches, Etc.
Addresses, Chapel Talks, Notes, Speeches, Etc.