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Name Garrett, Paul Loos, 1893-1955
Birth Date 11/21/1893
Place of Birth Waddy, KY
Death Date 2/28/1955
Place of Death Bowling Green, KY
Spouse Virginia Ryland Ellis (1899-1961), 1921
Children Paul E. Garrett 1923-1969 md Francis Teenie
Harvey Thornton Garrett 3/28/1924-2/4/1946 aka Pete
Ryland Gray Garrett 1926-1969 md Dorothy ?
Relationships Luci Garrett granddaughter
Paul Thornton Garrett grandson
Ann Garrett granddaughter
Nationality American
Education BS Georgetown College
MS Georgetown College
Honorary LLD Georgetown College
Occupation World War I June 1918 - March 1919
Versailles Superintendent of Schools, 1924
State Personnel Director 1936
WKU President 1937-1955
Archives Entries 94
Library Entries 2
Object Entries 1
Photo Entries 20
Notes Paul Garrett Vertical File Part 1
Paul Garrett Vertical File Part 2

Associated Records

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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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

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Papers - Bell, Charles R., 1891-1976

Correspondence related to the selection of Kelly Thompson as president of Western Kentucky State College in 1955.

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.

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UA3 President's Office Series 2. Paul Garrett - WKU President's Office - Garrett

Records created by the President's Office during the Paul Garrett administration. This series is broken down into the following series. Series 1. Correspondence / Subject File Series 2. Awards File

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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.

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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.

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Papers - Kentucky Library & Museum

Correspondence between authors and researchers and staff of the Kentucky Library & Museum, primarily regarding historical and genealogical resources. Correspondents also write about their work and publications.

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Papers - Wilson, Ivan, 1889-1981

Correspondence, photographs, sketches and drawings, writings, journals and clippings of or relating to Ivan Wilson, an artist and faculty member in the Art Department at Western Kentucky University from 1920 to 1958. Includes some materials related to other artists.

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Papers - Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979

Correspondence, book and article manuscripts, and research material of Alfred Leland Crabb, a native of Plum Springs, Warren County, Kentucky and a professor at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee. The topics of the manuscripts include historical fiction related to Nashville and Bowling Green, biographies of prominent Nashvillians, articles on all levels of education. Some of the unpublished material is fictional but draws from his Plum Springs school days and his experiences at Western Kentucky University.

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Papers - Authors - Various

Correspondence between authors or poets and staff of the Kentucky Library & Museum, primarily regarding donations of their works and available library holdings. Correspondents also write about their activities and work in progress.

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UA3 President's Office Series 2. Paul Garrett Subseries 1. Correspondence / Subject File - WKU President's Office - Garrett

General correspondence and subject files regarding Western Kentucky University. This series is not completely processed.

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UA11 Public Affairs Series 2. Press Releases - Public Affairs (WKU)

Press releases created about WKU by the Public Affairs Department. Press releases are coded with standard date formats or alphanumerically as follows: two digits - day of month distribution - H hometown, L local, A area or S statewide two digits - month two digits - year 05H0772 is a press release distributed to a hometown newspaper on July 5, 1972. Note: Indicated dates are the date of the press release not the date of the event.

Image of Records - Ferguson, Nora (Young), 1882-1969

Records - Ferguson, Nora (Young), 1882-1969

Personal and family correspondence, papers, and genealogical research materials of Nora (Young) Ferguson, a native of Richardsville, Warren County, Kentucky. Includes original land, estate and guardianship records, and other early county records which Mrs. Ferguson was permitted to remove from the Warren County Courthouse for microfilming prior to its renovation in 1957.

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Papers - Stuart, Jesse Hilton, 1907-1984

Letter of Jesse Stuart, 16 April 1960, to Elizabeth Coombs, librarian at the Kentucky Library, Western Kentucky University (then Western Kentucky State College). He recalls his first meeting with the college's late president, Paul L. Garrett, and praises Garrett's personal qualities and the breadth of his reading.

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Papers - Coombs Family

Correspondence, photographs, business records and miscellaneous papers of the Coombs, Robertson and related families of Warren and Simpson counties in Kentucky and of Alabama, Texas and Tennessee. Includes correspondence, personal papers and research of Elizabeth Robertson Coombs, librarian at the Kentucky Library, Western Kentucky University.

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Papers - Graham, Robert Duke, 1900-1984

Correspondence and scrapbooks of Robert D. Graham, Democratic mayor of Bowling Green, Kentucky from 1960-1963 and 1968-1971. The materials mostly document his public career, but some personal papers, including those of his wife Edith, are included.