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Name Potter Hall (WKU)
Details Date Built - 1921
Cost of construction -$233,407
Architects - D.X. Murphy and Co. and Brashear and Cohill

Namesake - The building was named after J. Whit Potter (1851-1923). He was born in Warren County and was a regent of Western KY State Normal School. He was also the President of the American National Bank and Potter-Matlock Trust Company.

History - When the 3-story building was built in 1921 it was originally a women's dorm that housed 175. Dedicated on June 21, 1921, the cost to live there was $8.50 a month. It also had a 300 seat cafeteria for the girls to dine at. From 1942 until the end of 1943, air cadets occupied the building. In 1949, the dorm was converted for a women's dorm into a men's dorm. In 1957 Potter Hall went back to a girl's dorm because of two new men's dorms that were built. In 1994 (approximately), the building was renovated into an office building. Offices included admissions, financial aid, counseling services, career services, and the registrar.

Additions:
1949 - converted from a women's dorm into a men's dorm

1955 - 35 new rooms added in the cafeteria's space; new lighting, new wood facings, new flooring

1957 - new furniture for the rooms, rooms were redecorated, bathrooms were retiled, lobby was rebuilt, and new entrance was installed for use as women's dorm

1994 - renovated and made into an office building; the cost was $3.5 million
Archives Entries 31
Library Entries 1
Object Entries 1
Photograph Entries 162

Associated Records

Image of Cherry - Lowman [wedding invitation] -

Cherry - Lowman [wedding invitation] -

Wedding Invitation for Mr. and Mrs. Moore from Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hardin Cherry to the marriage of Josephine Cherry to Mr. Shepard Wetmore Lowman, Potter Hall, Bowling Green, Ky., Monday, December 31st. 17.6 x 11.8 cm. (folded)

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Papers - Maltry, Janet A.

Paper: "Reminiscence" written by Janet A. Maltry for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 29. Franklin Studios Collection - Franklin Studio

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 11. Collections. Subseries 29. Franklin Studios Collection - Franklin Studio

Photographs created by Franklin Studios arranged in numerical order. Images are generally numbered and duplicates are found throughout the WKU Archives Photograph Collections, especially for individual buildings. See container list for list of images in other locations.

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 28, No. 1-Z245 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2852/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2852/</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 Society Page Faculty Notes Training School Notes Club News Campus Crossfire – cartoon Looking Around Articles in this issue: William Ford, Raymond Cravens Head Staff of College Heights Herald Homecoming to be October 20 Third District KEA to Meet in Van Meter Auditorium - Kentuck

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 29, No. 3-Z245 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2862/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2862/</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 Society Page Faculty Notes Training School Notes Club News Articles in this issue: Eastern Maroons Invade the Hill Next Saturday Appointments Announced for Army ROTC Homecoming Festivities to Begin With Student Parade Flash Fire Fatal to Child - Edward Griffis, Veterans Village

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 31, No. 5-Z247 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2917/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2914/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Looking Backward Hilltopics Kentucky Building News Alumni News Book Marks Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Articles in this issue: Twenty-Six Seniors Were Elected to Who's Who Funeral Services for Bess (Fayne) Cherry Held Nov. 21 ROTC Cadets and Dates Will Attend Ball Tonight D.K. Wilgus Will Receive Ph.D. Shelly Hampton is State Home Economics President Music Depar

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 31, No. 11-Z247, misnumbered 10 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2911/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2911/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Looking Backward Hilltopics Kentucky Building News Alumni News Library Notes Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Religious News Articles in this issue: Kelly Thompson Named Acting President by Regents Wayne Everly Wins Ogden Contest Western's Breakfast Will Highlight Kentucky Education Association Activities A.L. Crabb Speaks at English Dinner Mock Tri

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 32, No. 1-Z284 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2906/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2906/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Looking Backward Hilltopics Kentucky Building News Alumni News Library Notes Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Religious News Articles in this issue: Board of Regents Set Next Meeting for October 17 Potter Hall's Facelifting Complete Don Bell & Byron Watkins Head 1955-56 Herald Staff Third District Education Association Meets October 14 Western Enrollment Largest Sin

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

Image of College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XIII, No. 12 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3773">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3773</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Club Notes Humor Personals Society Sports-Shots This issue contains articles: Memorial Service for J. H. Clagett Dormitory Dance Will Be Held Here Tomorrow Night Members of Talisman Staff Are Interviewed Library Club Has Luncheon David Montgomery, Grad, Recommends Track Team Broadcast to High School Seniors Will Be Made Tuesday Senior Class Presents R

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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. 19, No. 12 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4497">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4497</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Hilltopics Looking Backward Society - Personals Faculty Notes Alumni Flashes Music Notes At the Capitol - Movies Weddings - Engagements Spikes, Cleats & Sneakers Daily Doings Quotable Quotes Service Column This issue contains articles: Western Prepares for 400 Air Cadets Special Army and Navy Tests to be Given Here Capt. C,I. Garrett is Jap Prisoner Ken

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 19, No. 16 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4504">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4504</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Hilltopics Looking Backward Society - Personals Faculty Notes Alumni Flashes Music Notes At the Capitol - Movies Weddings - Engagements Spikes, Cleats & Sneakers Daily Doings Quotable Quotes Service Column This issue contains articles: Western Offers Numerous Opportunities Tandy Ellis Bequeaths Rare Gifts to Western Dr. Marshall Murphree of Africa to Speak

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 20, No. 4 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4500">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4500</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Hilltopics Looking Backward Society - Personals Faculty Notes Alumni Flashes Music Notes At the Capitol - Movies Weddings - Engagements Spikes, Cleats & Sneakers Daily Doings Quotable Quotes Service Column This issue contains articles: Tentative Plans Are Completed for Annual Athletic Director E.A. Diddle Annouces 23 Games on Hilltopper Schedule Silver Star

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 21, No. 2 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4517">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4517</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Hilltopics Looking Backward The Chapel Hour Alumni Flashes Weddings - Engagements Personals Music Notes Daily Doings The Service Column Spikes, Cleats & Sneakers Faculty Notes Here and There Quotable Quotes Library Notes This issue contains articles: Class Officers for Year Elected Militia Leads Army Life Margaret Smith Speaks to Western Girls Rep

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 21, No. 13 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4527">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4527</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Hilltopics Faculty Notes Alumni Notes Society - Personals Spikes Cleats & Sneakers The Service Column Alumni Flashes The Chapel Hour Sharps & Flats Accidentals Looking Backward Kentucky Building News Book Marks This issue contains articles: Western Offers Numerous Opportunities Talisman and Military Queens are Crowned Malcolm Arnett Speaks Students

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 22, No. 13 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4547">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4547</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Book Marks Rural School Notes Faculty Notes Kentucky Building News Society Page From the Press Box The Service Column Alumni Flashes Hilltopics This issue contains articles: Grise, Finley. Dean Lauds Western's Educational Standards Avalon Wins Future Farmers of America Field Day Mitchell Davis to Assist in Education Department Talisman Sent to Engraver Registrar

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 24, No. 2 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4561">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4561</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Kentucky Building News Veterans Views Alumni Flashes Personals Faculty Notes Musical Notes Society Page Sports Alley Your Manners are Showing Book Marks This issue contains articles: Dr. R.F. McLain Keynotes Aim of Third District Education Association Meet Bartley Hagerman, Charles Wheeler, and Linda Hays are Named to Head Herald Staff for 1947-48 Ex-Gov. Elli