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Name Cherry Hall (WKU)
Details Date Built - 1937
Dedicated - Nov. 16, 1937
Cost of Construction - $609,000
Gross Square Feet - 97,666 (1969)
Architects - Brinton Davis, Louisville
Namesake - Henry Hardin Cherry, 1864-1937

The original Cherry Hall was a building owned by Tom Williams. It was leased at $25 per month for a period of 3 years to serve as a dormitory. A dining room was added in 1908 at a cost of $1500 partially paid for by the residents through rent.

The current Cherry Hall was built on the site of Recitation Hall which was originally Potter College, an all women's college in the late 1800's, The building was dedicated on Founders Day, Nov. 16, 1937. Cherry died August 1 before the dedication. The three story building has a "temple front and columns of the Ionic order" [Historic Architecture at Western Kentucky University]. It has two wings that extend at the back of the building. When it was first built, the building was used for all academic classes, chemistry and physics department laboratories, and the college bookstore, post office and various other offices.

Additions

1957 - Chimes were installed in the tower at Cherry Hall. The 25 chimes "could be played manually in room 301 of Cherry Hall. Their tones were picked up by microphone and transferred to speakers in the towers. [Cherry Hall Chimes] They sounded on the half and quarter-hours. On the hour the Westminster chime sounds.

1960 - exits remodeled

1965 - new lighting

1973 - new rear entrance, elevator and electronic carillon chimes installed

General Articles - Cherry Hall -1937

College Heights Herald

1925 - Oct. 22, p. 2

Teachers College Heights

Vol. 15, No. 5, p. 47
Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 36-39

General Articles - Cherry Hall 1937+

College Heights Herald

1937 - October 1, p. 3
1938 - March 18 p. 1; December 9 p. 1
1939 - December 15 p. 1
1942 - November 27 p. 4
1948 - July 2 p. 5
1955 - December 21 p. 1; 10/7 p. 3
1963 - July 3 p. 11
1966 - December 8 p. 4
1971 - October 16 p. 5A
1973 - June 29, p. 16
1974 - October 11 p. 2B; November 12 p. 5 & p. 2B
1989 - April 27 p. 3
1990 - August 23 p. 24
1996 - February 20 p. 3; p. 8; December 5 p. 6
1997 - January 14 p. 1; March 13 p. 1
2001 - February 1 p. 5 2/15 p. 5

Western Alumnus
Electronic Carillon to be Installed, Fall, 1974
Renovation Approved by Regents, Summer 1973
Renovation is Underway, Fall 1974

Park City Daily News

1937 - November 14, November 28

Construction Articles

1935- October 11 p. 1
1936 - Jan. 10 p. 1; Feb. 7 p. 1; March 20 p. 4; Oct. 16 p. 1; Oct. 27 p. 1; Dec. 11 p. 1
1937 - February 5 p. 1; April 2 p. 1; May 28 p. 2

Renovation Articles

1972- March 31 p. 11; March 27 p. 16; September 21 p. 7
1974 - January 11 p. 7; April 30 p. 9; June 27 p. 2; August 30 p. 2B; September 27 p. 7
1985 - September 17 p. 10
1987- April 16 p. 2
1994 - January 27 p. 2
1996 - February 27 p. 8; October 8 p. 8
2000 - August 22 p. 13; August 29 p. 4

Dillingham, Jed. Renovation Bids to Begin, Mar. 27, 1973

Carillon Articles

College Heights Herald

1937 Oct. 22, p. 1
1938 Nov. 4, p. 1
1954 Dec. 10, p. 6
1955 Feb. 11, p. 8
1974 Oct. 1, p. 2
1951 May 11, p. 6
1987 Jan. 15, p. 7
1994 Dec. 6, p. 6
2000 Aug. 29, p. 14; Aug. 31, p. 9

WIldman, Judy, "Unpealing" the Bells' Secret: Tiny Chimes in Cherry Hall, Nov. 5, 1976

Documents & Primary Sources

UA1F WKU Archives Multimedia Resources

Articles on Western Buildings - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/1827/

UA2 Board of Regents Meeting Minutes - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/bor/

1908 - July 21
1937 - December 31
1938 - May 21, September 7
1939 - June 10, December 9
1940 - May 19
1943 - October 2
1945 - May 22, June 16
1971 - Nov. 10
1973 - April 26
1974 - July 27

UA3/3/4 Kelly Thompson - Construction File - collection inventoryhttp://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/103/

UA3/1/1 Planning, Design & Construction - Blueprints, Drawings & Plans - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/81/

UA11 University Relations

Building & Construction File

UA30/1/2 Planning, Design & Construction - Building File - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/58/

The Carillon - Box 6, Folder 10

UA51/3/3 Library Special Collections Publications

Historic Architecture of Western Kentucky University Walk Talk - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/1785/
Archives Entries 79
Library Entries 4
Object Entries 6
Photograph Entries 239

Associated Records

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 1. Public Relations - Public Affairs (WKU)

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 1. Public Relations - Public Affairs (WKU)

Photographs, negatives, slides and transparencies created by Public Affairs staff members of WKU faculty, staff, students, alumni and events. See container list for arrangement and description.

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections Subseries 6. Leon Garrett Digital Collection - Garrett, Leon

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections Subseries 6. Leon Garrett Digital Collection - Garrett, Leon

A collection of fourteen digital images scanned from slides loaned to the University Archives by Leon Garrett. The images depict the stadium and colonnade, Cherry Hall, Gordon Wilson Hall, Kentucky Building and the Old Fort Bridge.

Image of UA30.1 Planning, Design & Construction Series 1. Blueprints, Drawings & Plans - Planning, Design & Construction (WKU)

UA30.1 Planning, Design & Construction Series 1. Blueprints, Drawings & Plans - Planning, Design & Construction (WKU)

Blueprints, drawings and plans of WKU buildings and campus created by the Department of Planning, Design & Construction.

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Series 2. Building File - Planning, Design & Construction (WKU)

UA30.1 Planning, Design & Construction Series 2. Building File - Planning, Design & Construction (WKU)

Records created during the construction and renovation of buildings at WKU.

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections Subseries 7. Bill Lee Slide Collection - Lee, William C.

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections Subseries 7. Bill Lee Slide Collection - Lee, William C.

A collection of 203 slides of Ogden College related photographs and documents.

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 15. W.H. Lowe - Lowe, William Herman, 1897-1987

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 15. W.H. Lowe - Lowe, William Herman, 1897-1987

Collection of slides photographs and negatives taken by W.H. Lowe of WKU campus, family and friends.

Image of UA3 President's Office Series 3. Kelly Thompson Subseries 4. Construction File - WKU President's Office - Thompson

UA3 President's Office Series 3. Kelly Thompson Subseries 4. Construction File - WKU President's Office - Thompson

Construction file regarding construction of new buildings, renovation of existing buildings and bond issues during Kelly Thompson's tenure as WKU President.

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 29. Franklin Studios Collection - Franklin Studio

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 29. Franklin Studios Collection - Franklin Studio

Photographs created by Franklin Studios arranged in numerical order. Images are generally numbered and duplicates are found throughout the WKU Archives Photograph Collections, especially for individual buildings. See container list for list of images in other locations.

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

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

Special correspondence regarding Western Kentucky University. This series runs concurrently with the General Correspondence and there is no indication of what makes it special. Of special note is correspondence regarding the Student Army Training Corps, World War I veterans and construction of Cherry Hall. 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 author of some of the letters signed by Cherry.

Image of UA1B University Wide Committees/Events 1. Events 7. Ceremonies, Dedications, Groundbreakings - Western Kentucky University

UA1B University Wide Committees/Events 1. Events 7. Ceremonies, Dedications, Groundbreakings - Western Kentucky University

Records regarding special ceremonies, dedications, groundbreakings not already housed in a particular office.

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Series 3. Capital Construction Disbursements & Receipts File - Planning, Design & Construction (WKU)

UA30.1 Planning, Design & Construction Series 3. Capital Construction Disbursements & Receipts File - Planning, Design & Construction (WKU)

This series documents the disbursement of funds for capital construction projects at WKU. As defined by KRS 7A.010 (1), capital project means (a) any undertaking which is to be financed or funded through an appropriation by the General Assembly of general fund, road fund, bond fund, trust and agency fund, or federal funds; (b) any undertaking which is to be financed by a capital expenditure for use by state government or one of its departments or agencies; (c) any capital construction item, or combination of items necessary to make a building or utility installation complete, estimated to cost $600,000 or more, or any item of movable equipment estimated to cost $200,000 or more, regardless o

Image of UA1B2/1/5 Charles Anderson Oral History Interview - Western Kentucky University

UA1B2/1/5 Charles Anderson Oral History Interview - Western Kentucky University

Interview conducted by Paula Trafton with Charles Anderson, retired Vice President for Information Technology.

Image of UA1B2/1/8 Owen Lawson Oral History Interview Part I - Western Kentucky University

UA1B2/1/8 Owen Lawson Oral History Interview Part I - Western Kentucky University

Interview conducted by Paul Trafton with Owen Lawson former WKU Physical Plant director.

Image of UA1B2/1/9 Owen Lawson Oral History Interview Part II - Western Kentucky University

UA1B2/1/9 Owen Lawson Oral History Interview Part II - Western Kentucky University

Interview conducted by Paul Trafton with Owen Lawson former WKU Physical Plant director.

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 31, No. 6-Z247 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2916/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2916/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Looking Backward Hilltopics Kentucky Building News Alumni News Book Marks Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Articles in this issue: Elizabeth McWhorter & Norma Ruble Will Head 1956 Talisman Staff 45 Students Will Receive Degrees Plans Are in Progress for Two New Dormitories - East Hall, North Hall Waller, Tom. Lights Adorn Cherry Hall Dance Will be Held After Registr

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 32, No. 1-Z284 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2906/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2906/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Looking Backward Hilltopics Kentucky Building News Alumni News Library Notes Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Religious News Articles in this issue: Board of Regents Set Next Meeting for October 17 Potter Hall's Facelifting Complete Don Bell & Byron Watkins Head 1955-56 Herald Staff Third District Education Association Meets October 14 Western Enrollment Largest Sin

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 32, No. 5-Z284 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2902/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2902/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Looking Backward Hilltopics Kentucky Building News Alumni News Library Notes Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Religious News Articles in this issue: Work on Two New Dormitories to Begin Next Week – East Hall, North Hall Paul Terrell Speaks at Forty-First Teachers Meet Western Wins First in Debate Tournament W.C. Lawton Will Receive Ph.D. Twenty-Nine Chosen for Who’s

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 71, No. 40 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2957">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2957</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Just a Second Campus Line For the Record / Crime Reports People Poll Sports Diversions Movie Reviews Classifieds Articles in this issue: Wright, Jennifer. Court Denies Campus Police Simmons, Darryn. Author Uses 'New Voice' on Crow - Bobbie Ann Mason Simmons, Darryn. Dorms Vary on Percentage of Minorities LaBelle, Charboneé. Candidate, New Level Share Similar Goals - Marvin Barker Lenz, Reb

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 71, No. 42 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2974">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2974</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Just a Second Campus Line For the Record / Crime Reports People Poll Sports Diversions Movie Reviews Classifieds Articles in this issue: Hall, Jason. Internet Regulation Studied Lenz, Rebecca. Western a Thirtysomething Gagliardi, Melissa. Loan Debt Has Long-Term Effect LaBelle. Charboneé. Vice President Candidate Wants to Teach - Steven Pontius Simmons, Darryn. Black Alumni Organization to