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Creator Diddle, Edgar Allen, 1895-1970
Title UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 16. E.A. Diddle
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Photographs removed from E.A. Diddle's personal papers.
Admin / Biog History Edgar Allen Diddle was born near Gradyville in Adair County, Kentucky on March 12, 1895 to John Haskins and Mary Elizabeth (Hughes) Diddle. He attended Centre College in Danville from 1915 to 1917, entered the U.S. Army, then returned to Centre for a time. After coaching briefly at the high school level, Diddle arrived at Western Kentucky in 1922. He was initially athletic director and coach of all sports. As the Hilltoppers' men's basketball coach from 1922 to 1964, he compiled a career record of 759 victories and 302 defeats and took his teams to ten OVC championships, eight National Invitational Tournaments and three National Collegiate Athletic Association tournaments. WKU's Diddle arena was dedicated November 7, 1963 in his honor. E.A. Diddle married his former women's basketball player Margaret Louise Monin in 1923. He died January 2, 1970. He was inducted into Western's newly created Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991, and into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 1992. [Encyclopedia of Kentucky]
Subjects Western Kentucky University
Basketball
Basketball players
Finding Aids TopScholar - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/99/
Related Materials Digitized Images
UA37.5 E.A. Diddle Personal Papers
Catalog Number UA1C11.16
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Credit line WKU Archives
Extent 3 folders, 10 oversize folders
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions see individual images for restrictions
Parent ID UA1C11
Level of Description Subseries
Disciplines Photography
Sports Studies
Containers E.A. Diddle Photograph Collection
E.A. Diddle Photograph Collection
E.A. Diddle Photograph Collection
E.A. Diddle Photograph Collection
E.A. Diddle Photograph Collection
E.A. Diddle Photograph Collection
E.A. Diddle Photograph Collection
E.A. Diddle Photograph Collection
E.A. Diddle Photograph Collection
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E.A. Diddle Photograph Collection
E.A. Diddle Photograph Collection
E.A. Diddle Photograph Collection