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Name Potter College of Arts & Letters (WKU)
Details 1887 Potter College for Young Ladies established
1889 Potter College for Young Ladies opened
1906 Western Kentucky State Normal School established
1907 History Department established
1908 Music Department established
1908 Normal School Orchestra (later the Bowling Green-Western Symphony Orchestra) established
1909 Potter College for Young Ladies closed
1909 Department of Ancient and Modern Languages established
1918 English Department established
1921 Department of Art established
1924 Stickles History Club established
1924 Leiper English Club established
1925 FCG Classical (language) Club established
1925 Le Cercle Francais (French Club) established
1925 first WKU band (precursor of marching band) established as a student organization
1925 College Heights Herald established under the umbrella of the English Department
1932 first Art Club established
1934 Western Players formed
1953 the Kentucky Folklife Archive established
1955 Western Writers established and Voices first published
1956 Summer Players formed
1960 Eta Pi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society established
1963 The Department of Business and Government was established following the merger of Western Kentucky State College and Bowling Green Business University
1964 Pi Iota Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society established
1964 Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society established
1965 Potter College of Liberal Arts established as part of WKU
1966 the Department of Philosophy established
1967 the Department of Philosophy and Religion created from the Department of Philosophy
1968 grant secured for Kentucky Heritage Project
1968 Speech and Theatre Department created
1969 Latin American Studies program began
1969 the Center for Intercultural Studies established
1970 the Department of Mass Communication established
1971name changed to Potter College of Arts & Humanities
1972 the Folklife Studies Society established
1972 African American Studies committee established
1972 The Writing Center (Lab) began
1972 London Theatre Tour, first Study Abroad for English Department
1972 Zeta Beta chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society established
1973 Fine Arts Festival began
1974 Asian Studies program established
1974 the Center for Intercultural and Folk Studies created from previous center and Folk Studies program
1976 grant secured for Center for Latin American Studies
1976 the Oral History Project authorized as part of the Kentucky Bicentennial Oral History Project
1976 the Department of Communication and Theatre created
1977 Department of Journalism created from portion of Department of Mass Communication
1977 Department of Communication created from Speech and Theatre and portion of the Department of Mass Communication
1977 the Department of Folk and Intercultural Studies created from previous center
1980 the Department of Government moved to Potter College
1980 English Honors Program established
1981 The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work moved to Potter College
1981 Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies created from the Department of Ancient and Modern Languages and the Folk Studies Program
1985name changed to Potter College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences
1986 Last year for the Fine Arts Festival
1986 Robert Penn Warren Center established
1987 first Women's Studies Conference held
1987 William Bivin Forensics Society (re)established and placed under the umbrella of the Department of Communication and Broadcasting
1990 Women's Studies Program established
1992 the Social Work program moved to Ogden College
1993 The Bowling Green-Western Choral Society was formed from the University Choral Union and the Bowling Green Choral Society
1995 Department of Women's Studies moved to University College
1996 Anthropology joined the Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies
1996 Department of Sociology created after Anthropology moved
1997 Cultural Enhancement Committee established
1999 Department of Theatre created from a portion of the Department of Communication
1999 The broadcasting program was combined with the Department of Journalism to form the School of Journalism and Broadcasting
2003 the Department of Government changed its name to the Department of Political Science
2004 the Department of Modern Languages created from the Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies
2004 Eta Eta Chapter of Gamma Sigma Alpha Greek Honor Society established
2004 the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology created from the Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies
2006 name changed to Potter College of Arts and Letters
2007 publication of Arts & Letters Magazine began
2008 the Forensics program moved to Academic Affairs
2012 African American Studies moved to University College
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Associated Records

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Potter College of Arts & Letters (WKU) -

Records created by the Potter College of Arts & Letters and its reporting offices: Series 1. Deans, Assistant Deans, Committees Series 2. Interdisciplinary Studies Series 3. Communication Series 4. Political Science Series 5. Art Series 6. English Series 7. Modern Languages Series 8. History Series 9. Music Series 10. Sociology Series 11. Philosophy & Religion Series 13. School of Journalism & Broadcasting Series 14. Folk Studies & Anthropology Series 17. Theatre & Dance Series 18. Women's Studies & Support Program

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Music (WKU) -

Records created by the Department of Music. Series 1. Publications Series 2. Bands/Ensembles/Orchestras Subseries 1. Bowling Green-Western Symphony Orchestra Subseries 2. Marching Band Subseries 3. Bowling Green Western Choral Society Series 3. Administration Series 4. Curriculum

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WKU Symphonic Band

Music (WKU) - Art (WKU) WKU Symphonic Band

Publications created by the Department of Music, includes recordings.

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Journalism & Broadcasting (WKU) -

Records created by the School of Journalism & Broadcasting. The records include self-studies, reports, meeting minutes, publications and student organization records. Series 1. Self-Studies Series 2. Administration Series 3. Programs Series 4. Publications Series 5. Student Organizations Series 6. Correspondence

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Journalism & Broadcasting (WKU) -

Self-studies conducted by the School of Journalism & Broadcasting.

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Journalism & Broadcasting (WKU) -

Administrative records created by and about the School of Broadcasting & Journalism. These include faculty meeting minutes, Professional Advisory Committee, annual reports and strategic planning.

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Journalism & Broadcasting (WKU) -

Programs, conferences and workshops conducted by the School of Journalism & Broadcasting.

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Publications created by the School of Journalism & Broadcasting. These include incomplete runs of departmental bulletins, newsletters such as the Link, AdViews, InSync and The Hilltopper Journalist, Bowling Green magazine, as well as program brochures. See the finding aid for a list of issues in WKU Archives. Please contact the WKU Archives using the Send Feedback option above if you have missing issues that you wish to donate.

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Gender & Women's Studies (WKU) -

Records created by and about the WKU Women's Studies & Support Program. The records are arranged in the following series: Subseries 1. Events Subseries 2. Awards Subseries 3. Administration

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History (WKU) -

Records created by and about the History department. Series 1. Publications Series 2. Oral History Committee Series 3. Student Organizations Series 4. Administration / Curriculum Series 5. Class Projects

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History (WKU) - Kentucky Classical Association

Publications created by and about the History Department

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English (WKU) -

Records of English department student organizations. Subseries 1. Western Writers Subseries 2. Speculative Fiction Society Subseries 3. English Club Subseries 4. Sigma Tau Delta Subseries 5. Dramatic Club

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English (WKU) -

Records created by and about the English Department. Series 1. Publications Series 2. Student Organizations Series 3. Administration / Curriculum Series 4. Events Series 5. Publicity File

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English (WKU) -

Publications created by and about the English Department.

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Theatre & Dance (WKU) -

Records created by the department of Theatre & Dance. Series 1. Publications Series 2. Western Players Series 3. Film/Video/Audio File Series 4. Administration Series 5. Student Organizations

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Theatre & Dance (WKU) - Interpreter's Theatre (WKU)

Publications created by the department of Theatre & Dance including theatrical posters and programs, a newsletter, brochures, and more.

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Gender & Women's Studies (WKU) - City of Bowling Green, Kentucky

Awards and certificates presented to the Women's Studies & Support Program.

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Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra -

Records created by the Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra, currently known as The Symphony at WKU.

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Modern Languages (WKU) -

Records created by the Department of Modern Languages. Series 1. Publications Series 2. Student Organizations Series 3. Administration