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Name Poland Hall (WKU)
Details Other names of building - Dormitory #9
Date Built - completed in 1968
Cost of Construction - $1,486,238
Architects - A.B. Ryan Partnerships of Louisville

Namesake - The dormitory was named after Hugh Poland who was a member of the Board of Regents from 1957-1969. The Tomkinsville native graduated with the WKU Class of 1934. He lettered in basketball, baseball and football. Poland went on to play major league baseball with the San Francisco Giants, Cincinatti Reds, Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Braves. Afterwards he became a manager and scout for the San Francisco Giants.

History - The nine story building housed 440 students. It was first used as a men's dormitory. It was 79,461 square feet and had air-conditioning, an apartment for a dorm director and an assistant director and also a lounge. Beginning in the fall semester of 1979, the dorm was an all-girls dorm. In 1985, the dorm was converted into co-ed where women lived on floors 2-6 and men on floors 7-9. In the fall of 2004 the dorm went to back to women only.

Additions:
2004 - renovations

College Heights Herald

Coed Dorm Has Occupancy Rate of 86 Percent for Women and 97 Percent for Men, Feb. 12, 1987, p. 1
Computer Match Up-Didn't, Feb. 23, 1993, p. 10
Computer Program is Picking Potential Dates for Poland Residents Tonight, Feb. 18, 1993, p. 13
Contestants Wins Laughs and Dates in Poland Hall's Version of the "Dating Game," Feb. 14, 1991, p. 7
Dorm Residents Gather to Discuss Sex and Love, Nov. 3, 1987, p. 2
Electrical Fires Darken Dorms, Feb. 5, 1980, p. 1
Exploding Commode Floods Coed Dorm, Oct. 1, 1985, p. 8
Fire Forces Evacuation, May 1, 1991
Home is Not What it Used to be, editorial, Mar. 8, 1994, p. 4
Hopkins, Shawntayne. "Four Dorms Converted to Single-Sex for Fall 2004," Dec. 4, 2003, p. 1
Mains, Brian. "Dorm Fire Leaves Students Sleepless," Dec. 4, 1997
Mattress Fire Causes About $3,000 Damage but no Injuries in Poland Hall, April 20, 1989, p. 3
Measles Scare Still Haunts Poland Hall; Third Probable Case Discovered, April 18, 1989, p. 3
Moore, Leigh Ann. "Policy Change in Poland and PFT," Feb. 12, 1998
Poland to House Only Males Next Fall, Mar. 3, 1994, p. 1
Trash Chute Fire Sets Off Sprinkler System; Four Rooms Flooded, Dec. 4, 1984, p. 10

Park City Daily News

Dooley, Jason. "WKU Students Return to Upgrades," Jan. 17, 2004
Fire damages Western Dorm Room, May 18, 1989
Kerrick, Sara-Lois. "Coeducational: University, Students Get a Lesson in Coed Housing," Oct. 8, 1985, p. 6
Mysterious Blast Has Police, Residents Baffled, Feb. 17, 2000
Nine-Story Men's Dorm Planned at WKU, Feb. 5, 1967
WKU Gets Grant for Building, April 2, 1967

Louisville Courier-Journal:

More Housing at Western, photo, Sept. 19, 1967
Pitsch, Mark. "WKU Dorm Where Attack Took Place Won't be Coed," June 3, 2003
What Spring Will Start, photo, Feb. 6, 1967
WKU Dorm Sustains Minor Fire, May, 5, 1991
Archives Entries 16
Library Entries 1
Object Entries 0
Photograph Entries 38

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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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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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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UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 70. Talisman Collection - Talisman

Transparencies created by Talisman photographers for publication in the yearbook.

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 52, No. 19 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4888">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4888</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Russell, Steven. Hyperactivities Mark Homecoming '72 Nixon Policy Lecture Set Here Tonight - Frank Trager Multi-Talented Pat Paulsen to Look at 70's Tonight Johnston, Scott. Beach Boys Make Tracks Across Sands of Time Barber of Seville Set Here Tomorrow Veterans Pay Boost Affects 1,100 WKU Students What's Happening Poland Lot Needs Additional Exit Herald Admittance by Council Leaves Bit to Be

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 51, No. 31 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4846">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4846</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Russell, Steven. May Term Offers Three-Week Crash Course Regents Move to Strengthen Honors Program Miller, Roger. James Kilpatrick Analyzes Richard Nixon Peace Proposals Spring Enrollment Dips Weeks, Steve. Oink: Poland Hall Pig's Pen is a Panoramic Pile - Roy Carrier Cincinnati Playhouse Will Audition for Summer Productions Radford, Judy. Former TV Host Dislikes Television - Brad James Miller

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 52, No. 18 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4889">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4889</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Russell, Steven. Academic Council Committee to Study Bankruptcy Plan Russell, Steven. Who's Who to be Decided Tuesday Associated Student Government Votes to Amend By-Laws David, Nancy. Clara Blair Named Sigma Chi Derby Darling Spinks, Martha. WKU's Debate Teams Participate in Tourneys Teacher Named to Parks Board - Alton Little, Kentucky Recreation & Parks Society Elmore, Valerie. Checkmate: Che

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 50, No. 13 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4976">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4976</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Hanes, Clark. Homecoming Recap Show Everyone Won Miss Suzanne Riggins Crowned Queen Alpha Omicron Pi Wins Top Honor in Float Competition More Associated Student Congress Elections Scheduled This Week Alumni Honor Two WKU Teachers - Elmer Gray, George Masannat Lectures Series Bills Rosey Grier Next Tuesday Rural School Study Finished Jennings, Ed. Engineering Tech Growth Continues Dean M

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 52, No. 30 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4994">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4994</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Pence, Carter. Associated Student Government Considers Aid to North Vietnam Hospital Ayers, Elaine. Fred Lancaster: Drug Use on Rise in Bowling Green Defense Official to Speak Here Next Tuesday - Daniel James Jr. Midsummer Night's Dream Set Tonight Smith, Verenda. The Rising Fun - Westerners Oriented in Self-Defense After Tomorrow, Voters May Feel They Really Paid Through the Nose Another Exi

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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. 51 No. 41 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5136">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/5136</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. This issue contains articles: Cash, Terry & Teresa Mears. Campus Residents Express Varied Opinions of Dorm Life Cash, Terry. Housing Now Profitable; Mandate Causes Surplus McConnell, Winnie. Campus Radio Enjoys Limited Success Hohman, Pat. Student Preacher Keeps Frantic Pace - Larry Craig Poland Hall Follies: An Inside Look at a Day in the Dorm Simmons, Pat. Offers Language Help Daily, Lisa & Cathy Helm. Urges Involvement Wh

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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.