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Name Cherry, Henry Hardin, 1864-1937
Birth Date 11/16/1864
Place of Birth Warren Co., KY
Death Date 8/1/1937
Place of Death Bowling Green, KY
Father George Washington Cherry
Mother Frances Martha Stahl
Spouse Bess Lysle Fayne
Children Josephine Cherry Lowman
Elizabeth Cherry Kellogg
Henry Hardin Cherry Jr.
Relationships Thomas Crittenden Cherry, brother
Nationality American
Occupation Southern Normal School President 1892-1906
WKU President 1906-1937
Role Academic
Archives Entries 86
Library Entries 3
Object Entries 8
Photo Entries 100
Notes Henry Cherry 1932-1986

Lowe, Herman. H.H. Cherry Was Well Acquainted with Barren River, PCDN, 3/2/1986

Associated Records

Image of WKU:  A Century of Spirit - Matt Tullos

WKU: A Century of Spirit - Matt Tullos

Heavy white paper with matte finish. 1.5 cm. white border around the whole, then a 3 cm. black border. A poster commemorating the centennial of Western Kentucky University. The poster features a large rendition of the Henry Hardin Cherry Statue, the colonnade, and the fifty year pylon, and the Guthrie Tower cupola. In large red letters "WKU" is featured at the top, and in black letters with red background "A Century of Spirit" appears at the bottom. Art work by Matt Tullos of the WKU Art Dept. One copy is signed by Tullos at the bottom. 63.5 x 38 cm.

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Papers - Graham, Vere

Appointment books and financial records relating to Graham's Bowling Green dental practice in the 1930s. Includes information about his education, Kiwanis Club activities, and copies of family photographs.

Image of UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry - WKU President's Office - Cherry

UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry - WKU President's Office - Cherry

Records created by the President's Office during the Henry Hardin Cherry administration. This series is broken down into the following series. Series 1. Southern Normal School Series 2. Correspondence Subseries 1. General Subseries 2. Special Series 3. Reports Subseries 1. Superintendent Subseries 2. Presidents Series 4. Speech & Publication File Series 5. Campus Subseries 1. 25th Anniversary Subseries 2. Buildings Subseries 3. Building Campaign Series 6. Organizations Series 7. Personal Subseries 1. Family Papers Subseries 2. Political Papers Subseries 3. Awards Series 8. Scrapbooks

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.

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Series 1. Bess Fayne Cherry Papers - Cherry, Bess Fayne, 1877-1954

UA37 Faculty/Staff Personal Papers Series 1. Bess Fayne Cherry Papers - Cherry, Bess Fayne, 1877-1954

Records created by and about Bess Fayne Cherry primarily personal correspondence with family and friends and arranged in chronological order. It contains news and information about her children, Josephine, Elizabeth and Henry Hardin, Jr. ("Hardin"); illnesses; and the death of Henry Cherry. Correspondence from Henry Cherry in 1934 tells news of their children, events on campus and his lobbying efforts in Frankfort. A letter from "Mary" (probably Mary A. Leiper) gives an account of Louisville flood refugees housed in Bowling Green in 1937. The collection also contains speeches and short stories written by Cherry.

Image of Papers - Ford, Marion Conner, 1888-1940

Papers - Ford, Marion Conner, 1888-1940

Correspondence related to Marion Conner Ford's position as director of the Ogden Department of Science at Western kentucky State Teachers College and his involvement with the college's farms.

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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 UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Subseries 1. Southern Normal School - WKU President's Office - Cherry

UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Subseries 1. Southern Normal School - WKU President's Office - Cherry

Correspondence and records related to Cherry's tenure as president of the Southern Normal School. These were filed in the President's Office and not removed until after his death.

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Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry 
Subseries 2. Correspondence 
Sub-subseries 1. General - WKU President's Office - Cherry

UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Subseries 2. Correspondence Sub-subseries 1. General - WKU President's Office - Cherry

General correspondence regarding Western Kentucky University. Incoming letters are mainly addressed to Henry Hardin Cherry. Responses are made by Cherry and occasionally by faculty and staff. The president's secretary Mattie McLean is the writer for some of the letters signed by Cherry. Some of Cherry's personal papers are also found in this series most notably those pertaining to his political aspirations and two candidacies for the Kentucky governorship. Copies of outgoing correspondence begin to appear in Box 1, Folder 50.

Image of Papers - Lancaster, Lennie Young, 1893-1980

Papers - Lancaster, Lennie Young, 1893-1980

Correspondence of Lennie Young Lancaster related to three organizations: Kentucky Academy of Science, 1937-1940; Kiwanis Club, 1937-1940; Pennryile Conservation Club, 1937-1939.

Image of UA1A Reference Books & Non-WKU Publications - WKU Archives

UA1A Reference Books & Non-WKU Publications - WKU Archives

Reference books, non-WKU publications and recordings related to the history of Western Kentucky University and its founding institutions. Some of these items are available in the Harrison-Baird Reading Room.

Image of Papers - Stickles, Arndt Mathis, 1872-1968

Papers - Stickles, Arndt Mathis, 1872-1968

Correspondence, both personal and professional, as well as research material related to books and articles published by Arndt Mathis Stickles, a native of Indiana and a professor of history at Western Kentucky University from 1908 to 1954. His most popular book was "Simon Bolivar Buckner: Borderland Knight."

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Papers - Travelstead, Chester

Chiefly personal and professional correspondence, speeches, journal articles, reminiscences and news clippings of noted educator Chester Coleman Travelstead. Of particular interest are the materials related to his 1955 dismissal from the University of South Carolina owing to his stance on racial integration. Also includes correspondence and diaries of his mother Nelle (Gooch) Travelstead, long-time Western Kentucky University faculty member.

Image of UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Subseries 7. Personal Papers - Cherry, Henry Hardin, 1864-1937

UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Subseries 7. Personal Papers - Cherry, Henry Hardin, 1864-1937

Personal papers of Henry Hardin Cherry regarding his family and his political ambitions.

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UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Subseries 7. Personal Papers Subseries 3. Awards - Cherry, Henry Hardin, 1864-1937

Appointments, awards and certificates received by Henry Hardin Cherry from various government agencies and educational organizations.

Image of UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Subseries 7. Personal Papers Subseries 1. Family Papers - Cherry, Henry Hardin, 1864-1937

UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Subseries 7. Personal Papers Subseries 1. Family Papers - Cherry, Henry Hardin, 1864-1937

Personal papers of Henry Hardin Cherry which includes correspondence with his mother, wife, children, brothers, nieces and nephews.

Image of Cherry - Lowman [wedding invitation] -

Cherry - Lowman [wedding invitation] -

Wedding Invitation for Mr. and Mrs. Moore from Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hardin Cherry to the marriage of Josephine Cherry to Mr. Shepard Wetmore Lowman, Potter Hall, Bowling Green, Ky., Monday, December 31st. 17.6 x 11.8 cm. (folded)

Image of UA37 Faculty Personal Papers Series 28. E.H. Canon - Canon, Ernest Hubert, 1887-1978

UA37 Faculty Personal Papers Series 28. E.H. Canon - Canon, Ernest Hubert, 1887-1978

Personal and university records created by E.H. Canon. Records include correspondence, speeches delivered at various functions, event programs and certificates.

Image of UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Subseries 4. Speeches & Publications - Cherry, Henry Hardin, 1864-1937

UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Subseries 4. Speeches & Publications - Cherry, Henry Hardin, 1864-1937

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.

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.