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Name Music Hall (WKU)
Details 1906-1926 see Cabell Hall

Date Built - ca. 1937-1940
Date Razed - 1975
Cost of Construction - $50,000
Architect - J.M. Ingram

Music Hall 2012-present
Construction 2010-2012

History
The three story building originally measured approximately 82 feet x 120 feet with 50,000 square feet of usable space. Construction was paid for through Works Progress Administration funding. WKU Industrial Arts students constructed the window frames. Auditoriums were located on the first and second floors and seated 200 people. The building was located south of the Physical Education Building. The 1st floor was used for band, orchestra, and other instrumental activities. The 2nd floor was used for vocal activities and the 3rd floor was used for theory classes. The building was razed in 1975 because "it is uneconomical to bring it to up-to-date standards." [Shirley, Janet. College Heights Herald, "Building Projects Continue," August, 26, 1975]

Additions
1958 - $32,400 renovations, new roof, floor tile, new entrance, practice rooms added

1965 - fire in south wing

College Heights Herald:

Arnold, Jim. "New Music Hall," Feb. 10, 1939.

"Completion of Music Hall Seen Soon," Oct. 7, 1938.

"Damage to Music Building Estimated Above $100,000," Dec. 10, 1965.

Deckle, Tom. "Bringing Down the House," photo, Sept. 26, 1975.

"Future Unsure for Empty Halls, Feb. 14, 1975.

"Music Building Plans Altered," Aug. 5, 1938.

"Music Building to Undergo $30,000 Renovation Program This Summer," May 2, 1958.

"Music Hall Basement Completed, Building to be Stone Veneer," Oct. 1, 1937.

"Music Hall is Under Construction by WPA," July 30, 1937.

"Music Hall May be Ready This Month," Nov. 3, 1939.

"Music Hall Nears Completion," Mar. 10, 1939.

"Music Hall Occupied, "Dec. 8, 1939.

"Music Hall on Campus," Apr. 27, 1945.

"Music Library and Recital Room Named for Former Staff Members," May 15, 1963.

"New Music Hall to be Finished by April," Nov. 4, 1938.

"Plans for New Music Building Await Approval," May 14, 1937.

"Razing Music Hall," photo, Sep. 26, 1975.

"Recorded Music Library Opened," Feb. 9, 1940.

Shirley, Janet. "Building Projects Continue," Aug. 26, 1975.

"Western Music Building Completely Renovated," Oct. 10, 1958.

"Work on Music Hall Rapidly Takes Form," Jan. 21, 1938.

"Work on New Music Hall Began Monday," July 2, 1937.

Park City Daily News:
"$17,130 Sought for Completion of Building Approved," Aug. 30, 1939.

"Site Selected for Music Hall on Western Campus," April 25, 1937.

"Western Music Building Renovation is Completed," Aug. 31, 1958.

"Work on Music Hall on Western Campus to be Started Soon," April 19, 1937.

Documents & Primary Sources

UA1C1 Views - inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/25/

UA1F Articles on Western Buildings - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/1827/

UA2/2 Board of Regents Meeting Minutes - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/bor/

UA3/2/1 Paul Garrett Subject / Correspondence

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

UA11/3 University Publications Building & Construction File

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

UA30/1/2 Building File - inventory - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_fin_aid/58/

UA68/8/2 Dorothy Dobson interview - transcript - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/704/

UA68/8/2 Evadine Parker interview - transcript - http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/684/
Archives Entries 29
Library Entries 1
Object Entries 0
Photograph Entries 42

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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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.

Image of UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Subseries 2. Correspondence Sub-subseries 2. Special - WKU President's Office - Cherry

UA3 President's Office Series 1. Henry Hardin Cherry Subseries 2. Correspondence Sub-subseries 2. Special - WKU President's Office - Cherry

Special correspondence regarding Western Kentucky University. This series runs concurrently with the General Correspondence and there is no indication of what makes it special. Of special note is correspondence regarding the Student Army Training Corps, World War I veterans and construction of Cherry Hall. Incoming letters are mainly addressed to Henry Hardin Cherry. Responses are made by Cherry and occasionally by faculty and staff. The president's secretary Mattie McLean is the author of some of the letters signed by Cherry.

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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

Image of UA1B2/1/6 Gertrude Bale Oral History Interview - Western Kentucky University

UA1B2/1/6 Gertrude Bale Oral History Interview - Western Kentucky University

Interview conducted by Paula Trafton with Gertrude Bale retired music education teacher.

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.

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

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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