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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 75
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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Papers - 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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Papers -

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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UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 3. Portraits Subseries 2. Faculty & Staff - WKU Archives

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

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Papers - 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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Series 5. Edgar Allen Diddle - Diddle, Edgar Allen, 1895-1970

UA37 Faculty Personal Papers Series 5. Edgar Allen Diddle - Diddle, Edgar Allen, 1895-1970

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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UA19 Athletics - 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

Image of UA94 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Series 6. Western Kentucky University Subseries 1. Small Collections - WKU Archives

UA94 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Series 6. Western Kentucky University Subseries 1. Small Collections - WKU Archives

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

Image of UA19 Athletics Series 17. Athletic Media Relations Subseries 5. Film/Video/Audio File - Athletic Media Relations (WKU)

UA19 Athletics Series 17. Athletic Media Relations Subseries 5. Film/Video/Audio File - 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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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.

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UA19 Athletics Series 1. Baseball - 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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UA19 Athletics Series 2. Basketball - Basketball (WKU)

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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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.

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UA19 Athletics Series 3. Football - Football (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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Papers - 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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UA3 President's Office Series 3. Kelly Thompson Subseries 1. Subject/Correspondence File - 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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Papers - 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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Anna & Betty Cook Oral History - WKU Archives

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

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UA1B University Wide Committees/Events 3. Committees 3. Athletic Committee - 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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UA19 Athletics Series 6 Track & Cross Country - 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