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Name Keen Hall (WKU)
Details Date Built - 1967-1968
Cost of Construction -
Architect - Frank Cain

Namesake - The building was named after Douglas Keen who was a member of the Board of Regents from 1958-1970.

History - A split level residence with a seven story wing containing 130 rooms while a four story wing includes 79 rooms. In the middle of the two wings, there is a lobby and a lounge.

College Heights Herald:
"Dorm Fire Damage is Estimated at $4000-$5000," Sept. 28, 1982, p. 16
"Douglas Keen Hall," Sept. 19, 1968, p. 11
"Fire in Trash Chute Activates Sprinkler System; Nearly Ruins Super Sunday for Residents," Jan. 30, 1990, p. 2A
"Forgotten Popcorn on Burner in Fifth Floor Kitchen Brings Out Fire Trucks, Police Officers and One Dalmatian," April 12, 1990, p. 9
Hopkins, Shawntaye. "Four Dorms Converted to Single-Sex for Fall 2004," Dec. 4, 2003
"Residence Hall Slightly Damaged by Electrical Fire," April 30, 1987, p. 3
"Rogers Submits $ 1.4 Million Bid for New Dorm," March 30, 1967, p. 1
"Trash Fire," Oct. 26, 1993, P. 2
"Vandalism May be Result of Football Players," Dec. 7, 1993, p. 1

Park City Daily News:
"Charred Paper Latest in Series of Fire-Related Incidents at Western, "April 16, 2001, p. 6A
Willis, Justin. "WKU Arson Reward Offered," March 1, 2001, p. 1
"Work to Start on Western U. Dorm," Jan. 31, 1967
Archives Entries 16
Library Entries 1
Object Entries 0
Photograph Entries 36

Associated Records

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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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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.

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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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UA12 Student Affairs Series. 5. Housing & Residence Life - Housing & Residence Life (WKU)

Records created by and about Housing & Residence Life and programs.

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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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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 1 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2984">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2984</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. Former Plumber Wins Discrimination Case Lega, Stephen. Handrails Take Hold of the Hill Stamper, John. Poet, Professor Will be Remembered for His Writing - Jim Wayne Miller LaBelle, Charboneé. Cracks Pervade Keen Hall's First Floor Getting View

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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)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 46, No. 13 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4712">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4712</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Clubs Calendar WKU and Me Alumni News Coming Events Calendar Toppertalk West on Western Sports Activity Almanac Dear Mom This issue contains articles: Former U.S. Information Agency Head Carl Rowan to Speak Here Wednesday Final Stages Near in Academic Complex Planning Variety Show to Feature Faculty Talent Juniors Win American Association of University Women, Ogden Pearl Buck Predic

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 46, No. 19 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4717">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4717</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Clubs Calendar WKU and Me Alumni News Coming Events Calendar Toppertalk West on Western Sports Activity Almanac Dear Mom This issue contains articles: Top Campus Leaders Eye Associated Student, Class Positions Rebelettes Win Frist in National Drill Meet Rogers Lumber Submits $1.4 Million Bid for New Dorm - Keen Hall Love, Tragedy, Song Prevail in Carmen Survey to Determine Married H

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 47, No. 1 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4724">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4724</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Speakers Announced for Lecture Series Graduate School Expands Program Herald Wins Top Honors in Typography Contest Associated Student Government Events Set Herald Sets First With Early Edition Dr. Kelly Thompson, William Menser Welcome Students Community Concerts Planned Recent Construction Changes Face of Campus - Thompson Science Complex, Wetherby, Keen Hall, L.T. Smith Stadium Housing Improvem

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 49, No. 19 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4783">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4783</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Neumayer, Rick. Group to Study Student Role Whitney Young Speaks Here Tuesday White, Alana & David Sutherland. Lettermen Demonstrate Ability to Hold Their Own in Rock Show Views Sought at Symposium Atkinson, Marthalee. Western Players Bill Caretakers to Begin Next Wednesday Wilkerson, Larry. ROTC Enrollment Decreases; More Cadets Complete Program Wilkerson, Larry. John Lyne Represents Kentuckian

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 52, No. 16 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4881">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4881</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Pence, Carter. Associated Student Government Congress Votes to Appeal Student Affair's Decision Davis, Nancy. 400 Students Wait for Refrigerators Black Greeks Schedule Show WKU to Participate in Telerama - March of Dimes Spinks, Martha. Afro-American Expert Speaks on Freedom Dates - William Wiggins What's Happening Anderson, Bart. Suggestions Offered to Prevent Winter Colds Fall Break Needed S

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 2 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5021">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5021</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Smith, Verenda. Defense Okay, Offense Lacking as Steady Rains Impede Football Practice Budde, Neil. Two Veterans Brighten Women's Golf Prospects Harris, Roger & Fred Lawrence. Talent-Laden WKU Runners Eye Laurels Collins, Don & Verenda Smith. Murray and Western Picked to Top Ohio Valley Conference Battle Foreseen on Tennis Club Payton, Richard. Intramural Meetings Set Collins, Don. Western Gradua

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 52 No. 41 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5351">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5351</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Kerrick, Sara. Faculty Couple Adapting to Adopting - Vera Guthrie, Charlie Guthrie White, Michael & Betsy Ashcraft. Jobs Scarce, Planning Scarcer? Minton, Don. Kappa Sigma Wins Stake an' Biskit Fest Spring Pledges Total 177 Sanders, Linda. Lutenist is Different Strummer - David Kelsey Higher Education: College Costs Climb with Cost of Living Budde, Neil. Columnist Prepares Financial Retort Wolfe

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 52, No. 54 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5369">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5369</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Kerrick, Sara. Student Couples Share Everything but Last Names Hepp, Jan. Shortage of Dorm Space is Possible Again Next Fall WKU Senior Found Dead - Gloria Dellario Kuhl, Greg. Only Two Blacks are on Conference Baseball Rosters Hepp, Jan. Indian Study Group is Revived - Native American Solidarity Committee College Heights Herald Places Second in Newspaper Contest Teacher Article to be Printed -

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Western Alumnus - WKU Alumni Relations

Evolution of Student Government at Western Westerners in State Government Western Classroom Well-Known Speakers Challenge Students Former Hilltopper Greats Hit the Big Time Homecoming 68 - L.T. Smith Stadium Alumnus Bequeaths Unusal Gift to WKU Lonnie Wells Heads Muhlenberg Alumni Club Western Loyalty New Building Boom With Tomorrow in Mind Kelley, Harold Meade, Howes Hazelrigg, William Frazer, Lynn Cogen, Edward Groschelle, Frank Miller, Robert Mounce, Robert McCurry, Rodney Koch, William Hays, Brooks Evans, Bergen Van Derber, Marilyn Teller, Edward Carrier, Darel Rascoe, Bobby Chapman, Wayne Smith, Greg Lindsey, Dale Wells, Lonnie Topmiller, Ben Cochran, Rober

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Aerial View of WKU - Unknown

Aerial photograph of campus.

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Aerial View of WKU - Unknown

Aerial photograph of campus.

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Aerial View of WKU - Unknown

Aerial photograph of campus and Bowling Green.