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Name Bowling Green Business University
Details History / Timeline

1884 Southern Normal

1892 Henry & T.C. Cherry take over - renamed Bowling Green Business College & Literary Institute

1894 renamed Southern Normal School & Bowling Green Business College

1907, Jan. 7 Southern Normal School becomes WKU

Cherry sold business section to Joseph Dickey, J.Lewie Harman & W.S. Ashby

1963, Jan. 1 Bowling Green Business University merged with WKU

Articles & Publications

College Heights Herald

1983 - January 11, p. 7

"Concerning," The Elevator, Vol. VII, No. 3, Dec. 1915, pp. 68-73 biographical sketch of J. Lewie Harman.

Education for Achievement: The BU Story

Harman, J. Lewie. Brief Historical Sketch of the Bowling Green Business University

UA1C11.34.*
UA1C11/50 Leone Jones Collection
UA1C11/51 Edgar Albrecht Collection
The Towers yearbooks 1926-1963

UA99/7 Alumni Association

Good Ol' BU

Vol. 1, No. 1, March 1999
Vol. 1, No. 2, June 1999
Vol. 1, No. 3, Sept. 1999
Vol. 2, No. 1, Oct. 2000
Vol. 2, No. 3, Sept. 2001
Vol. 2, No. 4, March 2002

Minute Book 1916-1918

UA99/9 Publications

American Business Journal, Vol. 51, No. 1 - digitized

The Southern Exponent of Business Education - 1910-June 1940 - available on microfilm

Vol. I, No. 1, Nov. 1906
Vol. I, No. 1, Jan. 1907
Vol. I, No. 2, July 1907
Vol. III, No. 1, July 1909
Vol. IV, No. 1, August 1910
Vol. V, No. 1, August 1911
Vol. VI, No. 1, August 1912
Vol. VII, No. 1, August 1913
Vol. VIII, No. 1, August 1914
Vol. IX, No. 1, August 1915
Vol. X, No. 1, August 1916
Vol. XI, No. 1, August 1917
Vol. XII, No. 1, August 1918, damaged
Vol. XIII, No. 1, August 1919
Vol. XVI, No. 1, August 1921
Vol. XVII, No. 1, July 1922
Vol. VIX, No. 1, July 1923
Vol. XVI, No. 2, December 1924
Vol. XXI, No. 1, July 1925
Vol. XXII, No. 2, December 1926
Vol. XXIII, No. 2, July 1928
Vol. XXIV, No. 3, July 1929
Vol. XXIV, No. 4, November 1930
Vol. XXX, No. 1, July 1933
Vol. XXXI, No. 2, December 1933
April 1934
June 1935
December 1937
December 1939
June 1940

Southern Normal School / Bowling Green Business College National School of Telegraphy, Civil Service, Railroading and Express - 1901-1904 - available on microfilm

SNS/BGBU 1902
SNS/BGBU 1903

Rho Omega Alpha - Bibliography
Archives Entries 48
Library Entries 2
Object Entries 15
Photograph Entries 35

Associated Records

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 1. Views - WKU Archives

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 1. Views - WKU Archives

Views of Western Kentucky University and its founding institutions showing multiple buildings. Includes aerial photographs and maps. See also Series 11, Subseries 1 Public Relations Collection.

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 3. Portraits Subseries 3. Students and Alumni - WKU Archives

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 3. Portraits Subseries 3. Students and Alumni - WKU Archives

Images of students and alumni of Western Kentucky University and its founding institutions. Individual portraits and small identified groups.

Image of Papers - Jefferson, Belinda

Papers - Jefferson, Belinda

Manuscript collection including a small amount of correspondence and documents, as well as diaries of Pearl Coombs Moore and Belle Coombs, medical thesis of Samuel William Coombs, and a medical book filled with notes taken by S.W. Coombs while in medical school at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, 1852-

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.

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Papers -

Correspondence amongst members of the Butler family, Warren County, Kentucky related to church, school, and social activities. Chiefly letters to Ernest Butler from his brother Ether.

Image of Papers - Parker, William Jerry

Papers - Parker, William Jerry

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

Image of UA99 Bowling Green Business University - Bowling Green Business University

UA99 Bowling Green Business University - Bowling Green Business University

Records created by and regarding Bowling Green Business University. Originally, this was an artificial collection made up of records created by Bowling Green Business University, WKU and private individuals. A reworking of the collection has taken place to approximate the original provenance. The collection is arranged in eight series: Series 1. President Series 2. Business Manager Series 3. Registrar Series 4. Faculty Series 5. Departmental Series 6. Student Affairs Series 7. Alumni Association Series 8. Memorabilia Series 9. Publications

Image of UA99 Bowling Green Business University 6. Student Affairs - Bowling Green Business University

UA99 Bowling Green Business University 6. Student Affairs - Bowling Green Business University

Records created by and student affairs at Bowling Green Business University. Series 1. Student Organizations Series 2. Student Publications

Image of UA99 Bowling Green Business University 6. Student Affairs 2. Student Publications - Bowling Green Business University

UA99 Bowling Green Business University 6. Student Affairs 2. Student Publications - Bowling Green Business University

Publications created by students of the Bowling Green Business University. These include newspapers, magazines and yearbooks.

Image of Papers - Oates, William Alfred, 1878-1918

Papers - Oates, William Alfred, 1878-1918

Letters (44) from William Alfred Oates to his wife Alva Oates, written from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Mississippi before and after their marriage. Oates writes of his affection for her, their future, her enrollment in school in Bowling Green, and his itinerary as a traveling salesman. Includes letters (21) to Alva Oates from friends and family after her husband's sudden death from peritonitis.

Image of UA1B University Wide Committees/Events Series 2. Anniversaries Subseries 2. Allied Institutions - Western Kentucky University

UA1B University Wide Committees/Events Series 2. Anniversaries Subseries 2. Allied Institutions - Western Kentucky University

Records regarding anniversaries celebrated by allied institutions such as Ogden College, Southern Normal School and the Bowling Green Business University.

Image of UA94 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Series 5. Bowling Green Business University Subseries 2. O.B. Carter - Carter, O.B.

UA94 Student / Alumni Personal Papers Series 5. Bowling Green Business University Subseries 2. O.B. Carter - Carter, O.B.

Business course homework materials of O.B. Carter, includes practice ledgers, journals, checks and bank statements for a General Mercantile practice company. Also included are a typewriting manual and penmanship letter.

Image of Papers - Ingram, James Maurice, 1905-1976

Papers - Ingram, James Maurice, 1905-1976

Architectural drawing for a new boiler house for Bowling Green Business University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Plans show all elevations, the foundation plan, floor plan, and typical wall section. A table of lintel details also appears.

Image of Papers - Ingram, James Maurice, 1905-1976

Papers - Ingram, James Maurice, 1905-1976

Architectural drawings for addition to heating at Bowling Green Business University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Plans show new steam and new supplies on both the first and second floor plans. A note indicates plans to reuse as much old pipe as possible. The second sheet shows different handwriting than usual; probably drawn by someone else in Ingram's firm (in Louisville at this time).

Image of Papers - Ingram, James Maurice, 1905-1976

Papers - Ingram, James Maurice, 1905-1976

Architectural drawings of alterations and additions for Bowling Green Business University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Plans show foundation plan, first floor plan with several classrooms, offices, and a reception room, and a second floor library space. Details of new doors and cross sections also appear. The first sheet shows panels detail for the office of Mr. Hill. Exterior elevation drawings show a castle-like, four-story building with large, two-story dependencies, all with pierced parapets, and rounded-off entrances; the building was known locally as "The Towers."

Image of UA99 Bowling Green Business University 2. Business Manager - Bowling Green Business University

UA99 Bowling Green Business University 2. Business Manager - Bowling Green Business University

Records created by the business manager of Bowling Green Business University.

Image of UA99 Bowling Green Business University 9. Publications - Bowling Green Business University

UA99 Bowling Green Business University 9. Publications - Bowling Green Business University

Publications created by and about the Bowling Green Business University, includes publicity pieces used in student recruitment.

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

Papers - Fridy, Wilford Eugene, b. 1934

Transcripts, notes, and cassette tapes for interviews conducted by Dr. Wilford Fridy with individuals who knew or knew about John Wesley Venable, Jr., the person on whom Robert Penn Warren based the character Bolton Lovehart in his novella Circus in the Attic. Interviews mention other people and places that Warren knew in Todd County, Kentucky. Also includes tapes of Robert Penn Warren giving a speech, reading some of his work, and an interview with Warren.