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Name McLean Hall (WKU)
Details Date Built - 1947
Cost of construction - $500,000
Architects - John Wilson of Lexington and Maurice Ingram of Louisville

Namesake - Miss Mattie McLean served 43 years as a secretary to the Western presidents Cherry and Garrett and also as a secretary to the Board of Regents. She graduated from the old State Normal School in 1902 and immediately became secretary to Dr. Cherry until his death in 1937. Miss McLean retired in 1945 and died December 8, 1954 in Mississippi from a stroke.

History - The three story dormitory housed 160 girls with 90 rooms. It also had reception space and social room, and complete laundry facilities. At the time, it was one of two female dorms. No dedication of building date found.

Additions:

2000 - 147 rooms to 126, rooms were made into suites. Most rooms housed two students and had private baths. The dorm was also made co-ed at that time. Kitchens were put on each floor.

College Heights Herald:
"$400,000 Girl's Dormitory Will be Erected in Near Future," Nov. 22, 1946, P. 1
"Board Approves of New Dorm Plans," Jan. 24, 1947, P. 6
"Dorm Bids Total Near $ 500,000," Jan. 16, 1948, P. 1
"Dormitory Plans Are Complete," Oct. 10. 1947, P. 8
"Excavation for Dorm Begins," Mar. 12, 1948, P. 1
"Governor's Veto Changes Dorm Plans," April 11, 1946, P. 1
"Mclean Hall Rated One of Best Girl's Dormitories in the South," June 27, 1952, p. 9
"Mclean Hall Wins Regents Award for Best All-Around Residence Hall Decorations," Nov. 2, 1981, P. 7
"Mclean Hall," photograph, June 26, 1953, p. 8
"New Dorm May Ready in February," Oct. 1, 1948, p. 4
"New Dorm Progresses According to Plan, July 2, 1948, P. 3
"New Dormitory for Girls is Named Mclean Hall," May 25, 1951, P. 1
"New Hall Soon to be Finished," Feb. 11, 1949, P. 1
"Newly Completed Residence Hall Rated One of South's Most Modern," Oct. 7, 1949, p.
Archives Entries 19
Library Entries 0
Object Entries 1
Photograph Entries 90

Associated Records

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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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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Papers - Squires, Bailey Marie, b. 1989

A folklore collection compiled by Bailey Marie Squires for a folk studies course at Western Kentucky University. The collection contains a variety of items from numerous folk genres.

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.

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 29, No. 15-Z246 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2879/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2879/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Birds I View Looking Backward Hilltopics Mind Your Manners Kentucky Building News Alumni News Book Marks Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Articles in this issue: Western Opens 47th Year Sept. 17 Plans Call for Opening of Cafeteria This Summer - Garrett Hall Recreational Facilities Now Being Improved Annual Rural Life Conference to be Friday, July 10 Western to Off

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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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Papers - Owens, Shelley D.

Paper titled "Supernatural Stories from the Hill" written by Shelley D. Owens for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University (WKU). In the paper she discusses stories told to her that involve the supernatural on WKU's campus, particularly those occuring in buildings. Appendix includes typescripts of stories that were sent to Owens via social media.

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 17 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4483">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4483</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Theft Walk Out Western Eisenbrey, Emily

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 23, No. 4 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4542">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4542</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Veterans Views Alumni Flashes Faculty Notes Society Page Kentucky Building News Spikes, Cleats & Sneakers To the W Club Sound Off! - ROTC Book Marks This issue contains articles: $400,000 Girls' Dormitory Will be Erected in Near Future - McLean Hall Huge Pre-University of Louisville Game Alumni Rally Planned for Dec. 7 Hilltoppers Renew Rivalry With Thoroughbreds in th

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 24, No. 10 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4569">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4569</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Your Manners are Showing Book Reviews Kentucky Building News The Bulletin Board Stop Veterans Views Society Page Faculty Notes Personals Birds-I View Alumni Flashes Sports Alley Book Marks This issue contains articles: Hilltoppers Defeat LaSalle 68-61 in NIT Opening Round Louisville Philharmonic to Appear at Van Meter Tomorrow Dr. Weldon Hart Directs

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 25, No. 2 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4577">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4577</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni Flashes Book Marks Kentucky Building News Tidbits of Kentucky Folklore Society Page Faculty Notes Veterans Views Birds-I View Sports Alley This issue contains articles: Drum Majorettes Announced for Current Year Charles Wheeler and Linda Hays to Head Herald Staff Nineteen are Added to Faculty for Fall Semester Students Attend Annual Retreat - Baptist Student

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 25, No. 4 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4598">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4598</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni Flashes Book Marks Kentucky Building News Tidbits of Kentucky Folklore Society Page Faculty Notes Veterans Views Birds-I View Sports Alley This issue contains articles:'Missouri Legend' to be Presented November 11 English Poetess to Speak Before Chapel Assembly - Phyllis Wood Edgar Raine to Speak on Alaskan Life Homecoming to be Celebrated Norman Cohen Appoin

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 25, No. 6 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4574">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4574</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni Flashes Book Marks Kentucky Building News Tidbits of Kentucky Folklore Society Page Faculty Notes Veterans Views Birds-I View Sports Alley This issue contains articles: Seven Girls Nominated for Military Queen Edna Philips Scheduled for Evening Concert Nashville Section of American Chemistry Society Convenes Western Chorus Gives Messiah Rites for Father of

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 25, No. 8 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4583">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4583</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Book Marks Society Page Faculty Notes Alumni Flashes Library News Birds-I View Sports Alley Tidbits of Kentucky Folklore Kentucky Building News Vets View This issue contains articles: Thirty-two Graduate at Close of Semester Dr. Hesseltine to Speak Before Chapel Group Reactivated Classical Club Elects Officers New Hall Soon to be Finished - McLean Hall Jackie R

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 26, No. 1 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4596">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4596</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Book Marks Social Activities Calendar Kentucky Building News Birds-I View Society Page Sports Alley Looking Backward Hilltopics Alumni Flashes Vets Views This issue contains articles: Western to Get New Student Union Building - Garrett Conference Center Senator Virgil Chapman to Address TDEA Meeting Stone, Vernon. Editorial Kentucky Librarians to Meet Here

Image of Western Kentucky University - Maupin, John

Western Kentucky University - Maupin, John

Campus master plan showing existing and proposed buildings published in the College Heights Herald. Larger version available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4702">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4702</a>.

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UA8.3.3.8 WKU Scenes - WKYU Production Services

Film of WKU scenes. Run time 45:00. Includes footage of campus buildings, unidentified construction, Ft. Albert Sidney Johnston, cheerleading camp, football practice, cafeteria, classrooms, downtown Bowling Green and Joe Downing exhibit. This film has been digitized and is available online at: https://youtu.be/Fz3MQtJim3g If you recognize this film and can help identify the people in it, please send feedback - above.

Image of Trowel - Trowel, Corner

Trowel - Trowel, Corner

Trowel that was used in Cornerstone laying of McLean Hall, August 20, 1948.

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McLean Hall - Unknown

Aerial view of McLean Hall