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Name Minton Hall (WKU)
Details Other Names - Central Hall
Men's Dormitory #5
Date Built - 1962-1963
Cost of Construction - $1,300,000
Architects - Frank Cain & Ben Johnson

Namesake: John Minton was born in Cadiz , Kentucky on July 29, 1921. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Prior to coming to WKU, Minton served as principal of Trigg County High School from 1953 to 1958. He became Associate Dean of Graduate Instruction in 1962, then Graduate Dean, and Administrative Vice-President in 1970. As Dero Downing's resignation went into effect January 8, 1979 Vice President John Minton was appointed interim president. He held this position through July 31, 1979 when Donald Zacharias was elected president. Minton served as Vice President of Student Affairs from 1979 until his retirement in 1986.

History: The eleven story building was an all male dorm when built. At the time, it was the tallest building in southern Kentucky. It contained space for 410 men and apartments for the director and assistant director a central elevator and air-conditioning. It was built on the old football practice field. The dorm was the tenth major building in seven years. The building, which houses 398 females, was dedicated on Oct. 25, 2002 to Dr. John D. Minton.

Additions:
2004 - new furniture, lighting, floors and bathroom renovations

College Heights Herald:

1962 March 28, p. 1; Sept. 26, p. 1; Oct. 24, p. 14
1963 July 3, p. 1; July 8; Oct. 9, p. 4
1981 Oct. 20, p. 6
1995 March 9, p. 1; April 11, p. 8; April 13 p. 9; Nov.22, p. 1
1996 Oct. 22, p. 8
2004 Jan. 18

Park City Daily News:

1962 March 22; Sep. 26
1963 June 13
2002 Oct. 20 & 26
2004 Jan. 17

May Award Contract Today, Aug. 24, 1962

Documents & Primary Sources:

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

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

UA30/1/2 Planning, Design & Construction - Building File - inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/58/
Archives Entries 13
Library Entries 0
Object Entries 0
Photograph Entries 60

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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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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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. 71, No. 51 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2991">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2991</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: Lucas, Fred. 'Oversight' Delays Notice Hall, Jason. Bringing Students to God Van Winkle, Cara. There's Another Side to Morning Pick-me-up - Coffee Lucas, Fred. Student Government Association Proposes Test-Free Week Before Finals Hall, Jason. Last Year's B

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 72, No. 18 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3007">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3007</a>. Issue is mis-numbered. 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: VanWinkle, Cara. Kappa Sigmas Banned - Hazing Stamper, John. Girl's Body Found - Morgan Violi VanWinkle, Cara. Meeting's Legality Raises Questions - Kappa Sigma Hall, Jason. Finance: Candidates Sing Same Song on Student Issues Ha

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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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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.

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 51 No. 16 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5092">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5092</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Budde, Neil. Regents Committees to Meet . . . Budde, Neil. . . . Gerald Edds Becomes Board Chairman McCubbin, Mary. Prof Profits with Coupon Cache - Frank Neuber Founders Day to Honor NBC Head - Julian Goodman More Financial Aid Expected in '76 Adams, Anne. Research Team Studies Virus - Herpes simplex Abolition of Women's Hours: a Needed, Overdue Change Ombudsman - Central Hall Hours Gossman, K

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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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Minton Hall - Unknown

Construction of Minton Hall.

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Minton Hall - Unknown

Color print of Minton at night.

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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.

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Aerial View of WKU - Unknown

Aerial photograph of campus and Bowling Green.

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Aerial View of WKU - Public Affairs (WKU)

Aerial view of campus showing Minton Hall, South Hall, Academic Complex and Downing University Center.