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Name Alexander, S. Kern, Jr. b. 1939
Birth Date 6/30/1939
Place of Birth Marrowbone, KY
Father Samuel Kern Alexander
Spouse Ruth Hammack (1st)
Elizabeth Bohon (2nd)
Children Samuel Kern Alexander III
Fieldon King Alexander
Klinton West Alexander
Wesley Kane Alexander
Nationality American
Education BS Centre College
MS WKU
PhD Indiana University
Occupation President of Western Kentucky University 1986-1988
Role Academic
Archives Entries 17
Library Entries 0
Object Entries 0
Photo Entries 14
Notes Kern Alexander Vertical File Part 1
Kern Alexander Vertical File Part 2

Associated Records

Image of UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander - WKU President's Office - Alexander

UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander - WKU President's Office - Alexander

Records created by the President's Office during the Kern Alexander administration. The records are arranged in the following series: Series 1. Correspondence / Subject File Series 2. Departmental File Series 3. Speech File Series 4. Interviews/Oral History File Series 5. Installation File

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 3. Portraits Subseries 1. Administrators - WKU Archives

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 3. Portraits Subseries 1. Administrators - WKU Archives

Images of administrators of Western Kentucky University and its founding institutions.

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 1. Public Relations - Public Affairs (WKU)

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 1. Public Relations - Public Affairs (WKU)

Photographs, negatives, slides and transparencies created by Public Affairs staff members of WKU faculty, staff, students, alumni and events. See container list for arrangement and description.

Image of UA3 President's Office - President's Office (WKU)

UA3 President's Office - President's Office (WKU)

Records created by and about the WKU President's Office. The record group is broken down into series and subseries based upon the administrations of the presidents. Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Series 2. Paul L. Garrett Series 3. Kelly Thompson Series 4. Dero Downing Series 5. John Minton Series 6. Donald Zacharias Series 7. Kern Alexander Series 8. Thomas Meredith Series 9. Gary Ransdell Series 10. Timothy Caboni

Image of UA4 Academic Budgets & Administration Series 2 Correspondence/Subject File - Academic Budgets & Administration (WKU)

UA4 Academic Budgets & Administration Series 2 Correspondence/Subject File - Academic Budgets & Administration (WKU)

Correspondence and subject files created by the office of Academic Budgets & Administration and its reporting offices: Academic Budgets Manager of Academic Resources PIE Grants Coordinator

Image of UA1F WKU Archives Multimedia Resources / Vertical File - WKU Archives

UA1F WKU Archives Multimedia Resources / Vertical File - WKU Archives

Electronic and multimedia resources created by WKU Archives regarding Western Kentucky University departments and history. Non-WKU created ephemera related to WKU history.

Image of UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander Subseries 3. Speech File - WKU President's Office - Alexander

UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander Subseries 3. Speech File - WKU President's Office - Alexander

Speeches written and delivered by Kern Alexander, includes audio and videotapes.

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Papers - Temple Family

Correspondence; financial and legal papers; genealogy and other material related to the Temple family of Warren County, Kentucky, particularly that of Adalaska L. and Mary Camilla (Miller) Temple and their daughter Ruth Hines Temple. Over 400 pieces of artwork on paper by the later are found in the collection, including pencil, as well as, pen and ink drawings, watercolors, pastels, and other graphic and creative design work.

Image of UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander Subseries 1.  Subject / Correspondence File - WKU President's Office - Alexander

UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander Subseries 1. Subject / Correspondence File - WKU President's Office - Alexander

Unprocessed subject / correspondence files created by the President's Office during Kern Alexander's administration.

Image of UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander Subseries 4. Interviews/Oral History File 3.  Press Conference - WKU President's Office - Alexander

UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander Subseries 4. Interviews/Oral History File 3. Press Conference - WKU President's Office - Alexander

Press conference regarding the selection of Kern Alexander as WKU president. Unidentified reporters talking with Joe Iracane. Transcript available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2398">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2398</a>

Image of UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander Subseries 4. Interviews/Oral History File 3.  Press Conference - WKU President's Office - Alexander

UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander Subseries 4. Interviews/Oral History File 3. Press Conference - WKU President's Office - Alexander

Press conference regarding the selection of Kern Alexander as WKU president. Joe Iracane, Kern Alexander and Paul Cook making statements and fielding unidentified reporters' questions. Transcript available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2399">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2399</a>

Image of UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander Subseries 4. Interviews/Oral History File 3.  Press Conference - WKU President's Office - Alexander

UA3 President's Office Series 7. Kern Alexander Subseries 4. Interviews/Oral History File 3. Press Conference - WKU President's Office - Alexander

Segment of press conference during the search process for new president. Kern Alexander fielding unidentified reporters' questions. On tape with Board of Regents meeting. Transcript available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2469">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2469</a>

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Dedication of the Robert Penn Warren Center invitation -

Invitation which reads: President Kern Alexander and The Robert Penn Warren Committee request the honor of your presence at the dedication of The Robert Penn Warren Center Sunday, the twenty-fourth of April Nineteen hundred and eighty-eight at two o'clock (central) in the afternoon Downing University Center Theater Bowling Green, Kentucky The favor of a reply is requested by April 10, 1988 Card Enclosed 17.8 x 12.8 cm. Library copy has reply card and envelope.

Image of College Heights Herald  - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 54, No. 60 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3461">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3461</a> Articles in this issue: Whitaker, David. Fellow Shipped: Graduate to Study in Japan - James Holland Judd, Alan. 2 Regents Want Kern Alexander; Selection Scheduled Sunday Young, Monte. Faculty-student Committee Formed Laser Shows Attract 4000 Florida Administrator Should Be Reconsidered - Kern Alexander Walls, Judith. Thanks Western - William Walls Suiter, Becky. Liked Housing Story Cox, Michael. Criticizes Column - ROTC Survival Lab Armstrong, Bryan. After 3 Years, Editor Says Goodbye Kirkwood, Jon. Defen

Image of Papers - Fridy, Wilford Eugene, b. 1934

Papers - Fridy, Wilford Eugene, b. 1934

Correspondence, class materials, published and unpublished papers, and research material collected by Dr. Wilford E. Fridy in his study of Robert Penn Warren and his writings. Includes an untitled and unpublished novel by Robert Penn Warren, correspondence between Fridy and Warren, and photos of Warren and Guthrie, Kentucky, Warren's hometown.

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Kern Alexander - Unknown

Kern Alexander

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Glasgow Campus Opening - Unknown

Glasgow Mayor Charles Honeycutt and Kern Alexander cutting ribbon for WKU Glasgow Campus.

Image of Glasgow Campus Opening - Unknown

Glasgow Campus Opening - Unknown

Glasgow Mayor Charles Honeycutt and Kern Alexander cutting ribbon for WKU Glasgow Campus.