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Name Grise Hall (WKU)
Details Date Built - 1966
Dedicated - Oct. 14, 1967
Cost of Construction - $1.6 million
Architects - Ben Johnson & Associates, Owensboro

Namesake:
Finley C. Grise was born in Lewisburg, Kentucky on February 1, 1886. He earned his B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from George Peabody College for Teachers. He earned the Life Certificate at WKU. He was a teacher for the Logan County schools. In 1913 Dr. Grise came to Western as a teaching assistant in English and Latin. In 1918 he was appointed head of the Latin department. In 1927 he became chairman of the Curriculum Committee and in 1932 was named Dean of the College and head of the Foreign Languages department. During his long career at Western he was recognized as an outstanding educator and as a leader in Kentucky's higher education development. [Peaks of Progress, 1967]

History:
Grise Hall was once used to accommodate the departments and offices of the Bowling Green College of Commerce and some of the offices for the departments of Education and Psychology. The 5 story building has an office wing, a classroom-laboratory wing, and an auditorium lecture extension. It has 65 classrooms, 159 offices for faculty and staff, an auditorium that seated 450, and 14 laboratories. [Peaks of Progress, 1967]

College Heights Herald:
1981 September 17, p. 6
1984 September 11, p. 5
1985 September 26, p. 6
1989 April 27, p. 3
1990 February 22, p. 12A
1994 August 30, pp. 1 & 14

"Add to the List," photo, Dec. 16, 1965.

"Construction to Begin Soon on Classroom Building," Nov. 4, 1964.

"Grise Hall Houses Colleges of Commerce, Education," Oct. 14, 1967.

"New Buildings at Western," Jan. 23, 1966.

"New Five-Story Classroom Building to Be Ready For Use By Early '66," Oct. 7, 1964.

"Work Begins on Classroom Building," Dec. 16, 1964

Park City Daily News:
"Construction Tempo at Western Due to Pick Up," July 23, 1965.

Craig, Coutney. "Work at Grise Hall Leads to Air Problems," June 15, 2005.

Gaines, Pipes, "Growth, Programs Mark College of Commerce," Apr. 16, 1967

"Nearing Completion," photo, Dec. 2, 1965.

"On the Way Up," photo, March 21, 1965.

Weaver, LaMar. "Sign Painting," photo, April 8, 1988.

"Western Plans New Building," Oct. 1, 1964.

"Western's Amazing Growth Continues," Oct. 1, 1965

White, Brian. "Regents OK Grise Hall Replacement," July 22, 2006.

"Work Begins on Classroom Builidng," Dec. 15, 1964.

Louisville Courier-Journal:
Pardue, Anne. "$1,639,302 Bid on Job for Western," Nov. 25, 1964

"Western State College Grows and Grows," photo, July 24, 1965.

Documents & Primary Sources:
UA2 Board of Regents Meeting Minutes - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/bor/

1966 - Aug. 4 - naming

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

UA11 University Relations - Building & Construction File

UA30/1/1 Planning, Design & Construction - Blueprints, Drawings & Plans - inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/108/
Archives Entries 20
Library Entries 0
Object Entries 0
Photograph Entries 52

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

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

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UA3 President's Office Series 4. Dero Downing Sub-Series 2. Construction File - WKU President's Office - Downing

Records regarding the planning, construction and maintenance of buildings on the WKU campus. Downing held several positions at WKU before becoming president. Some of these records date to that earlier period.

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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.

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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

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UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings - WKU Archives

Photographs, negatives, postcards, drawings, slides and digital images of Western Kentucky University buildings. Includes buildings of founding institutions. Subseries 1. Academic Athletic Performance Center / Diddle Arena Subseries 2. Academic Complex Subseries 3. Agricultural Exposition Center Subseries 4. Proposed Buildings Subseries 5. Barnes-Campbell Subseries 6. Barracks Subseries 7. Bates-Runner Subseries 8. Bemis Lawrence Subseries 9. Cabell Hall Subseries 10. Cedar House aka Faculty House Subseries 11. West Hall Subseries 12. Unidentified Subseries 13. Cherry Hall, 1937+ Subseries 14. Glasgow Normal School Subseries

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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