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Name Laundrette (WKU)
Details Other Names - Washeteria
Date Built - 1961
Closed - 1992
Cost of Construction - $21,000
Architects - Frank Cain

The washeteria located on Dogwood Drive opened in 1961. It contained 20 washers and 8 dryers. It was mainly used by Western students. At the time, the launderette was thought to be the only coin-fed center in the country that was specifically for and operated by a college. After a while, the facility became so crowded that tables were set up for studying, vending machines were added, as well as a hair dryer. The College Heights Foundation financed the project. The launderette was dedicated on Jan. 8, 1962 and closed in 1992 as laundry facilities were included in residence halls.

College Heights Herald:

1980 - January 31
1981 - September 1, p. 4
1983 - September 29, p. 1
1985 - September 19, p. 1; October 10, p. 1
1986 - March 27, p. 1; September 9, p. 5; October 21, p. 1
1987 - October 13, p. 2
1991 - January 8, p. 7
1992 - August 25, p. 10

"Dedication for Launderette is held," Jan. 1, 1962

"Foundation Launderette open for use," Jan. 10, 1962, p. 1

"Local Laundromats are busy since Western offers no laundry services," Sept. 1, 1992, p. 11

"McCormack last to get laundry," Jan. 28, 1993, p. 6

"Washeteria for Students will open soon," Dec. 12, 1961

Park City Daily News:

Stuart, Bonnie. "Western to open own Laundromat on Monday," Jan. 4, 1962

Louisville Courier-Journal:

Creason, Joe. "Out Damned Spot!" May 20, 1962

Documents & Primary Sources:

UA2/1 Board of Regents Meeting Minutes - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/bor/

Special Meeting April 3, 1961 - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/bor/1961/mtg/

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

UA30/1/1 Planning, Design & Construction - Blueprints - inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/81/

UA45/1/1 1962 Bulletin of Western Kentucky State College, p. 16

UA12/1 1971-72 Hilltopics, p. 19
Archives Entries 11
Library Entries 0
Object Entries 0
Photograph Entries 14

Associated Records

Image of UA9 Institutional Advancement Series 4. College Heights Foundation - College Heights Foundation (WKU)

UA9 Institutional Advancement Series 4. College Heights Foundation - College Heights Foundation (WKU)

Records created by and about College Heights Foundation including annual reports, meeting minutes, publications and subscriber lists.

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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. 54, No. 57 [misnumbered] available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3463">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3463</a> Articles in this issue: Judd, Alan. Regents Undecided on Date of Selection Galloway, Amy, Young, Monte. Faculty Views Differ on Recent Allegations Crusaders to Play in Concert Tonight Man Charged with Threats - Martin Ostrofsky Fish, Tim. Expenses May Force Housing Rise Man Threatens Female Student 'Starvation Wages' Should Be Raised Chambers, Stephe. Defends Homosexuals Finkbone, Bryan. Agrees With Ken Cooke Queenan, Shannon. Dave Turner has Friend Whitaker, David. Bashed Bunnies: ROTC Stu

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 51, No. 13 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4828">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4828</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Cramer, Jackie. Western's Homecoming Machine Begins Rolling Register, Mona. Student Leaders Okay Resolutions - Kentucky Student Association College Heights Launderette Offers Free Dorm Pick Up Wendell Ford to Visit Campus Today Catlett, Jeannie. Crime Program Involves Faculty What's Happening This Week . . . Finances, Scheduling Pose Problems in Entertainment Ockerman, Marlene. Disagrees with

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 52, No. 1 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4873">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4873</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Lucas, John. New History Head Asks Quality in Education - Richard Troutman Elmore, Valerie. New English Head Getting to Know WKU - James Heldman Band, Orchestra Need Musicians Western Offers Opportunity for Personal Development Downing, Dero. Letter to the Students Letters Column Offers Forum for Different View Wilson, Molly. Says WKU Needs FM Station Sullivan, William. Dislikes Prisons Ayers,

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UA8.3.3.6 WKU Scenes - WKYU Production Services

Film of WKU scenes. Run time 9:09. Includes footage of Diddle Arena dedication banquet, laundromat, marching band and majorettes, at Diddle Arena groundbreaking and E.A. Diddle. This film has been digitized and is available online at: https://youtu.be/_OQxKvpKiqo If you recognize this film and can help identify the people in it, please send feedback - above.

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 1 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5025">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5025</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Campus Map Tewell, Terry. Student Recreation Provided Wethington, Jay. Library Complex Offers Wide Selection to Students Administration Building Serves Student Needs Spare Time Center on Hill Burchett, Roger. This is Not What You'd Call a Regular Army Outfit McCoy, Morris. Kentucky Building Reflects History Collins, Don. Athletic Facilities Are Open to Students Refrigerators Still Available Pa

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 52 No. 29 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5337">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5337</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Minton, Don. Charles Manson Prosecutor Calls Case Bizarre - Vincent Bugliosi Mami, Alfina. Faculty Senate Plans Questionnaire for Faculty Wildman, Judy. Intern to Africa Gains Political Education - John Stork What's Happening - Club News Library Hours are Extended for Finals Week Christmas Show Set Tonight Budde, Neil. Phone Company Rates Leave Many Customers Speechless On-Campus Phone to be Ins

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 52 No. 37 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5355">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5355</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Bennett, Jo. Western Pitches in to Save More Energy Free Lecture? - David Frye Kerrick, Sara. Daughters See No Glamor in University Relations - Elizabeth Downing, Laurie Emberton Volunteer Bureau Should Have Associated Student Government Support Bruce, Don. Sliding on Ice Leaves Columnist Frozen Somewhere in Europe Stamp, Paul. Calls Reporting Incomplete Haworth, Sandy. Free Refrigerator Doesn't

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WKU Students - Talisman

Unidentified students doing laundry in laundromat. If you recognize this photo and can help identify the people in it, please send feedback - above.

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WKU Laundrette - Unknown

Laundrette run by College Heights Foundation

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WKU Laundrette - Unknown

Unidentified students using the laundrette run by College Heights Foundation. If you recognize this photo and can help identify the people in it, please send feedback - above.

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WKU Laundrette - Unknown

Unidentified student using the laundrette run by College Heights Foundation. If you recognize this photo and can help identify the people in it, please send feedback - above.

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WKU Laundrette - Unknown

Unidentified students using the laundrette run by College Heights Foundation. If you recognize this photo and can help identify the people in it, please send feedback - above.

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WKU Laundrette - Unknown

Unidentified student working in the laundrette office run by College Heights Foundation. If you recognize this photo and can help identify the people in it, please send feedback - above.

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WKU Laundrette - Unknown

Unidentified students using the laundrette run by College Heights Foundation. If you recognize this photo and can help identify the people in it, please send feedback - above.

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WKU Laundrette - Unknown

Unidentified students using the laundrette run by College Heights Foundation. If you recognize this photo and can help identify the people in it, please send feedback - above.

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WKU Laundrette - Unknown

Unidentified student using the laundrette run by College Heights Foundation. If you recognize this photo and can help identify the people in it, please send feedback - above.