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Title UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings Subseries 50. Minton Hall
Creator WKU Archives
Description Images of the Minton Hall.
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Print, Photographic
Year Range From 1962
Admin / Biog History Other Names - Central Hall
Men's Dormitory #5
Date Built - 1962-1963
Cost of Construction - $1,300,000
Architects - Frank Cain & Ben Johnson

Namesake: 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. 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. Minton served as Vice President of Student Affairs from 1979 until his retirement in 1986.

History: The eleven story building was an all male dorm when built. At the time, it was the tallest building in southern Kentucky. It contained space for 410 men and apartments for the director and assistant director a central elevator and air-conditioning. It was built on the old football practice field. The dorm was the tenth major building in seven years. The building, which houses 398 females, was dedicated on Oct. 25, 2002 to Dr. John D. Minton.

2004 - new furniture, lighting, floors and bathroom renovations
System of Arrangement Images are arranged alphabetically and numerically.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Search Terms Minton Hall (WKU)
Finding Aids TopScholar -
Related Materials Images with UA1C2.50 prefix
Catalog Number UA1C2.50
Copyrights Check individual images for copyright restrictions.
Dates of Creation 1962-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Credit line WKU Archives
Extent 4 folders, 2 negatives
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA1C2
Level of Description Subseries
Disciplines Photography
Containers Minton Hall - Construction
Minton Hall - Interior
Minton Hall - Construction
Minton Hall