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Name Diddle, Edgar Allen, 1895-1970
Other Names E.A. Diddle
Birth Date 3/12/1895
Place of Birth Gradyville, KY
Death Date 1/2/1970
Place of Death Bowling Green, KY
Father John Diddle
Mother Mary Elizabeth Hughes
Spouse Margaret Louise Monin
Children Edgar Allen Diddle, Jr.
Mary Jo Diddle Phillips
Nationality American
Education Centre College, Danville, KY
Occupation WKU Athletics Director / Coach 1922-1964
Archives Entries 74
Library Entries 7
Object Entries 7
Photo Entries 158
Notes Digitized vertical files regarding Diddle's career at WKU available upon request.

Russell, Fred. Winningest Basketball Coach, Satuday Evening Post, Vol. 229, No. 29, Jan. 19, 1957

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Pearson Family -

Correspondence of the Pearson family, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, chiefly letters from Carroll Pearson to his wife Patricia while he is in basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The collection also contains letters sent to Carroll from his parents and letters sent to Patricia from her parents and friends.

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Correspondence between Donald G. Porter and Janice A. Insko, his future wife, during and just after the Korean Conflict, while Don was serving in a medical support division in Germany and she was a student at Western Kentucky State College. Letters concern military life abroad and the everyday life of a student at Western.

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WKU Archives - Talisman Xposure

Images of faculty and staff of Western Kentucky University and its founding institutions.

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WKU Archives -

Images of men's basketball teams and games.

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Wood, Paul Franklin -

Collection consists of survey questionnaires and photographs related to fifteen outdoor sculptures in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This information was gathered as part of the Save Outdoor Sculpture! project, cosponsored by the National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property and the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The project was initiated in order to determine the location, description, and basic condition of sculpture in the United States and promote its long-term care and maintenance. Jonathan Jeffrey coordinated the project in Warren County. Paul Franklin Wood completed the survey questionnaires and took the photographs as part of his Eagle Scout badge r

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Diddle, Edgar Allen, 1895-1970 - Gardiner, C. Harvey

Artificial collection of records created by and about E.A. Diddle during his tenure as athletic director and coach at Western Kentucky University from 1922-1964. It consists mainly of scrapbooks of clippings regarding Hilltopper basketball and get well cards. William Jenkins' interviews regarding Diddle used in preparation of his book Man with the Red Towel are also included.

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Athletics (WKU) -

Records created by the WKU Athletics Department, especially the records of the Athletic Director and his immediate staff. Departmental records assigned as follows: 19/1 Baseball 19/2 Basketball 19/3 Football 19/4 Soccer 19/5 Women's Basketball 19/6 Men's Track & Cross Country 19/7 Women's Track & Cross Country 19/8 Women's Volleyball 19/9 Mascots 19/10 Softball 19/11 Riflery 19/12 Tennis 19/13 Golf 19/14 Men's Swimming 19/15 Women's Swimming 19/16 Rugby 19/17 Athletic Media Relations 19/18 Athletic Marketing

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Adkins, Wilma
Alexander, Gertrude
Allen, Maisie
Alvis, Elizabeth
Antle, Norman
Armitage, Mary
Ayer, Hugh
Bagian, Edna
Baird, Nancy
Beimdick, Bob
Bell, Roy
Bennett, Dorothy
Bland, Virginia
Boston, Joffre
Boyd, John
Bradley, Mary
Briggs, Dorothy
Brown, Bessie
Bryant, R.B.
Bush, Brenda
Bush, Glenn
Cage, Athena
Card, Michael
Carr, Jane
Chaney, Myrtle
Clark, Ron
Class of 1945 (WKU)
Class of 1957 (WKU)
Cockrel, Mayron
Colson, Greg
Contractors Supply Rental, Inc.
Cook, Artie Byrd
Cook, Anna & Betty aka Cook Twins
Coop, Richard
Cox, Hattie
Cron, Nancy
Cunningham, Joe
Davis, Virginia Wood
Dawson, Colton
Desner, Charles
Diddle, Margaret
Dille, Bobbie
Donovan, Herman
Dougherty, Russell
Downing, Joe
Eades, Melissa
Elkin, Ruby
Ellis, Lena
Ferriell, Farah
Ferry, Mary
Fisher, Anna Murl
Fitzhugh, Thomas
Fleenor, Ken
Folwell, Audie
Forsythe, Belmont
Ford, Steve
Freer, Markley
Friedl, Joseph
Garrott, June Rose
Gibson, Dee
Gillenwater, Burnett
Gillenwater, James
Gilliam, Jane
Glascock, Thelma
Glasgow, Joe
Glover, Clarence
Government Cheese
Gray, Harry
Greene, Lila
Greene, Louise
Grider, Dorothy
Grise, Finley
Handy, Riley
Hawkes, Frank
Hayes, Julia
Higdon, Gilbert
Higgason, Nevline
Hines, Jane
Hocker Family
Holland, Shirley
Holton, Jim
Holton, Nathan
Hope, Bess
Houston, Claudia
Howard, W.H.
Howard, William
Hunt, Judith
Hunt, Kristi
Hutchinson, Abbie
Jenkins, Martha
Jewell, Willie
Johnson, Edwin
Johnson, Rosemary
Johnson, Stella
Johnston, Robert
Jones, Ileen
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
Lewis, Maria
Lindley, Leonora
Lindsey, Joshua
Liscomb, Troy
Livingston, Charles
Loudermilk, C.A.
Lowe, Pearl
McClure, Polly
McDaniel, Sue Lynn (Stone), b. 1959
McElwain, Georgia
McGaw, Mildred
McGuire, Bob
Maddox, Karen
Manning, Paul
Marshall, Tom
Meuth, Michael
Miller, Barry
Miller, Emmitt
Miller, Josephine
Miller, Sandra
Mitchell, David
Mitchell, Sheryl
Nappy Roots
National Basketball Players Association
Newman, J.R. 
Nichols, Bertha
Nollner, David
Norfleet, Andrew
Oakley, Bethel
Palmore, John
Patterson, Charles
Pearson, Edith
Perry, Kenny
Pettit, Sandra
Pierce, Donald
Ploumis, William
Poole, Jonathan
Rasdell, Lorenzo
Ray, Maia
Rector, Ethel
Residence Hall Memorabilia
Richardson, Evelyn
Ridenour, Hugh
Ridley, Travis
Robertson, Virginia
Robinson, Edyth
Rue, David
Russell, H.A.
Russell, Lou Nell
Ruter, Charles
Shannon, George
Shelton, Earl
Simpson, George
Smith, Charles
Smith, Donald
Smith, Dwight
Smith, Kay
Snow, Lizzie
Sofia, Zuheir
Spinks, Jarad
Stansbury, Edgar
Stevens, Eva & Vaughn
Stewart, Vernon
Stockton, Juanita Hood
Stone, Vernon
Sturgeon, George
Tate, Amelia
Tate, Boyce
Taylor, Charles
Tichenor, Thomas
Tilford, Lucille
Tinsley, Jeanne
Topmiller, Dorothy
Vietnam Moratorium Committee (WKU)
Walker, Carole
Walker, Paul
Walker, Susie
Washer, Kay
Watson, Verda
Wayne, Laura
Western Kentucky University
White, Arthur
Whitehurst, Paul
Whitlow, Ruth
Whitten, Tempie Bell
Willian, Mildred
Wilson, Dessie Barlow White
Wilson, George
Wilson, Todd
Winchel, Beulah
Winship, Gary
Wood, Elna
Zaner-Bloser Company
Zeidel, Stan
Zwicker, Mabel

WKU Archives - Adams, Lura Adkins, Wilma Alexander, Gertrude Allen, Maisie Alvis, Elizabeth Antle, Norman Armitage, Mary Ayer, Hugh Bagian, Edna Baird, Nancy Beimdick, Bob Bell, Roy Bennett, Dorothy Bland, Virginia Boston, Joffre Boyd, John Bradley, Mary Briggs, Dorothy Brown, Bessie Bryant, R.B. Bush, Brenda Bush, Glenn Cage, Athena Card, Michael Carr, Jane Chaney, Myrtle Clark, Ron Class of 1945 (WKU) Class of 1957 (WKU) Cockrel, Mayron Colson, Greg Contractors Supply Rental, Inc. Cook, Artie Byrd Cook, Anna & Betty aka Cook Twins Coop, Richard Cox, Hattie Cron, Nancy Cunningham, Joe Davis, Virginia Wood Dawson, Colton Desner, Charles Diddle, Margaret Dille, Bobbie Donovan, Herman Dougherty, Russell Downing, Joe Eades, Melissa Elkin, Ruby Ellis, Lena Ferriell, Farah Ferry, Mary Fisher, Anna Murl Fitzhugh, Thomas Fleenor, Ken Folwell, Audie Forsythe, Belmont Ford, Steve Freer, Markley Friedl, Joseph Garrott, June Rose Gibson, Dee Gillenwater, Burnett Gillenwater, James Gilliam, Jane Glascock, Thelma Glasgow, Joe Glover, Clarence Government Cheese Gray, Harry Greene, Lila Greene, Louise Grider, Dorothy Grise, Finley Handy, Riley Hawkes, Frank Hayes, Julia Higdon, Gilbert Higgason, Nevline Hines, Jane Hocker Family Holland, Shirley Holton, Jim Holton, Nathan Hope, Bess Houston, Claudia Howard, W.H. Howard, William Hunt, Judith Hunt, Kristi Hutchinson, Abbie Jenkins, Martha Jewell, Willie Johnson, Edwin Johnson, Rosemary Johnson, Stella Johnston, Robert Jones, Ileen Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Lewis, Maria Lindley, Leonora Lindsey, Joshua Liscomb, Troy Livingston, Charles Loudermilk, C.A. Lowe, Pearl McClure, Polly McDaniel, Sue Lynn (Stone), b. 1959 McElwain, Georgia McGaw, Mildred McGuire, Bob Maddox, Karen Manning, Paul Marshall, Tom Meuth, Michael Miller, Barry Miller, Emmitt Miller, Josephine Miller, Sandra Mitchell, David Mitchell, Sheryl Nappy Roots National Basketball Players Association Newman, J.R. Nichols, Bertha Nollner, David Norfleet, Andrew Oakley, Bethel Palmore, John Patterson, Charles Pearson, Edith Perry, Kenny Pettit, Sandra Pierce, Donald Ploumis, William Poole, Jonathan Rasdell, Lorenzo Ray, Maia Rector, Ethel Residence Hall Memorabilia Richardson, Evelyn Ridenour, Hugh Ridley, Travis Robertson, Virginia Robinson, Edyth Rue, David Russell, H.A. Russell, Lou Nell Ruter, Charles Shannon, George Shelton, Earl Simpson, George Smith, Charles Smith, Donald Smith, Dwight Smith, Kay Snow, Lizzie Sofia, Zuheir Spinks, Jarad Stansbury, Edgar Stevens, Eva & Vaughn Stewart, Vernon Stockton, Juanita Hood Stone, Vernon Sturgeon, George Tate, Amelia Tate, Boyce Taylor, Charles Tichenor, Thomas Tilford, Lucille Tinsley, Jeanne Topmiller, Dorothy Vietnam Moratorium Committee (WKU) Walker, Carole Walker, Paul Walker, Susie Washer, Kay Watson, Verda Wayne, Laura Western Kentucky University White, Arthur Whitehurst, Paul Whitlow, Ruth Whitten, Tempie Bell Willian, Mildred Wilson, Dessie Barlow White Wilson, George Wilson, Todd Winchel, Beulah Winship, Gary Wood, Elna Zaner-Bloser Company Zeidel, Stan Zwicker, Mabel

Small collections of personal papers and oral histories relating to the Western Kentucky University.

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Athletic Media Relations (WKU) -

Film, video dvds and audiotapes created by and about the Athletics Department. Files are arranged in the following sub-series: 1. Athletic Music 2. Athletics 3. Basketball, Mens 4. Basketball, Womens 5. Cheerleading 6. Coaches 7. Football 8. Golf 9. Halftime Shows 10. PSA's 11. Press Conferences 12. Sportsline

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Baseball (WKU) -

Records created by baseball coaches regarding the team, schedules and awards. These men have served as coach: 1910-1911 M.A. Leiper, W.J. Craig, J.H. Clagett & Fred Mutchler 1912 G.H. Reams 1913 M.A. Leiper & Roy Manchester 1914-1916 J.L. Arthur 1917-1921 no team 1922 J.C. Floyd 1923-1930 E.A. Diddle 1931 no team 1932-1942 E.A. Diddle 1943-1945 no team 1946-1957 E.A. Diddle 1958-1962 Nick Denes 1963-1964 Dan King 1965 Gene Rhodes 1966-1976 Jim Pickens 1977-1979 Barry Schollenberger 1980-2005 Joel Murrie 2006-2010 Chris Finwood 2011- Matt Myers

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Basketball (WKU) - NCAA Sun Belt Conference U.S. Congress

Records created by basketball coaches regarding athletes, activities, conferences and tournaments. These men have served as basketball coach. 1914-16 -- J.L. Arthur 1916-17 -- no team 1921-22 -- L.T. Smith 1922-64 -- E.A. Diddle 1964-71 -- John Oldham 1971-78 -- Jim Richards 1978-80 -- Gene Keady 1980-86 -- Clem Haskins 1986-90 -- Murray Arnold 1990-94 -- Ralph Willard 1994-98 -- Matt Kilcullen 1998 -- Ron Brown / Al Seibert (co-coaches, 6 games) 1998-03 -- Dennis Felton 2003-08 -- Darrin Horn 2008-12 -- Ken McDonald 2012 -- Ray Harper

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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.

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Public Affairs (WKU)

Football (WKU) - Bowling Green Daily News Mayor, Bowling Green NCAA Public Affairs (WKU)

Records created by football coaches regarding athletes, activities, conferences and tournaments. These men have served as football coaches: 1913-14 - Macon Leiper, Roy Manchester 1914-16 - J.L. Arthur 1917-19 - no team 1920-21 - L.T. Smith 1922-28 - E.A. Diddle 1929-30 - Carl "Swede" Anderson 1930-31 - James Elam 1932 - Ernie Miller 1932-33 - Jesse Thomas 1934-37 - Carl "Swede" Anderson 1938-41 - W.L. "Gander" Terry 1942-43 - Arnold Winkenhofer 1943-45 - no team 1945-47 - Jesse Thomas 1948-56 - Jack Clayton 1957-67 - Nick Denes 1968-83 - Jimmy Feix 1984-88 - Dave Roberts 1989-02 - Jack Harbaugh 2003-09 - David Elson 2010-12 - Willie Taggart 2013 - Bobby Petino 2014

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Parker, William Jerry -

"Lunch with Top:" interviews conducted with Jo Tilden "Top" Orendorf by several of his friends. Includes an index.

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WKU President's Office - Thompson -

Correspondence to and from Kelly Thompson regarding university administration and other issues, arranged alphabetically by subject and correspondent.

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Thomason, Jean -

Collection consists of anecdotes about Edgar Allan Diddle, Western Kentucky University's basketball coach from 1922 to 1964. The anecdotes were collected by students in a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University. Topics include information about Diddle's coaching career, interaction with students and athletes and his personal life.

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WKU Archives - Cook, Anna Cook, Betty McDaniel, Sue Lynn

Anna Jo Cook Pickens and Betty Jo Cook Gibson were twin cheerleaders at WKU in the 1940's.

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Athletic Committee (WKU) -

This is an artificial series created by culling Athletic Committee records from the President's Office files. It consists of meeting minutes, correspondence and reports. The early meeting minutes are incomplete through 1950. Topics routinely discussed were athletic schedules, awards, varsity standing of sports and compliance with conference and NCAA policies. Ohio Valley Conference meeting minutes and summaries of NCAA meetings are generally included.

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Track & Cross Country (WKU) -

Records created by track and field coaches regarding awards, meets and schedules. The following have served as coach for Men's Track & Cross Country: 1915-1916 J.L. Arthur 1917-1929 no team 1930 Carl "Swede" Anderson 1931 James Elam 1932-1933 Robert Francis 1934-1936 Carl "Swede" Anderson 1937-1942 William "Gander" Terry 1943-1946 no team 1947-1962 Turner Elrod 1962-1966 Tom Ecker 1966-1971 Burch Oglesby 1971-1974 Jerry Bean 1974-1980 Del Hessel 1980-2007 Curtiss Long 2008- Erik Jenkins