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Name Schneider Hall (WKU)
Details Other Names - West Hall, Whitestone
Date Built - 1929
Cost of Construction - $160,000
Architect - Brinton Davis

Namesake - Florence Schneider served at Western for 43 years as a secretary, bookkeeper, registrar, and bursar. She worked for the first three presidents. She came to WKU in 1910 and retired in 1953. She was born in Bowling Green and attended St. Columbus Academy and graduated from the Bowling Green Business University. In 1971, at the age of 81, she past away.

History - West Hall, (the building’s first name-given because of its occupancy of the Western slope) was an all-girls dorm when it first opened. It had three stories with a lobby and bedrooms to accommodate 200 girls. The bedrooms were a suite style which had one bathroom between two bedrooms. There was also a much larger room on the second floor that was used for conferences, recreation, study, and general use. On the third floor was an infirmary. This was equipped with metal hospital furniture, diet kitchen, and living quarters for the school nurse. The girls could visit the nurse at no extra charge. The building was constructed of “Bowling Green stone”. During WWII, air force troops were stationed in the building. In 1977 the building was converted into a “continuing education center”. However, in 1980 the building was converted back into a woman’s hall because of a housing shortage. In 1984, the dorm was shut down because of declining women enrollment. During that time, the building was rented out for conference rooms and office space. In 1987, the first two floors of the dorm became a co-ed dorm. The third and fourth floors were used for the “Continuing Education” program, the sheriff’s academy, and university guest housing. The building now houses the Math and Science Academy.

Additions - Renovations in 1959, 1963, 1965

1977 - ground-level entryway and stairs added to the front, elevator installed
Archives Entries 32
Library Entries 0
Object Entries 0
Photograph Entries 117

Associated Records

Image of UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings Subseries 71. Schneider Hall - WKU Archives

UA1C WKU Archives Photograph Collection Series 2. Buildings Subseries 71. Schneider Hall - WKU Archives

Images of Florence Schneider Hall also known as West Hall, Whitestone Hall and White Hall.

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Papers - Coburn, Rhonda

Paper: "Famous Ghost Legends at Western Kentucky University" written by Rhonda Coburn for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class. (MSS)

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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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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UA1B2/1/2 Mary Sample Oral History Interview - Western Kentucky University

Interview conducted by Paula Trafton with Mary Sample regarding her time as a student, College High teacher and executive secretary to Dero Downing from 1957 to 2005.

Image of UA1B2/1/9 Owen Lawson Oral History Interview Part II - Western Kentucky University

UA1B2/1/9 Owen Lawson Oral History Interview Part II - 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. 29, No. 15-Z246 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2879/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2879/</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 Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Articles in this issue: Western Opens 47th Year Sept. 17 Plans Call for Opening of Cafeteria This Summer - Garrett Hall Recreational Facilities Now Being Improved Annual Rural Life Conference to be Friday, July 10 Western to Off

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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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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 81, No. 17 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3634">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3634</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Articles in this issue: Coulter, Amber. Schneider Renovation Planned McNamara, Andrew. Girls Gone Wild Party Bus Comes to the Hill Venzin, Megan. Children's Theater Shows Kids It's OK to Be Scared - Can't Scare Me Coulter, Amber. Two Sororities May Join Greek Village - Alpha Delta Pi, Phi Mu Losing Homes in the Name of Expansion is Unfortunate, But It's for the Love of Western Dillon, Ryan. In Response to the Liberal View: It

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 81, No. 27 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3672">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3672</a> issue is misnumbered. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Articles in this issue: Coulter, Amber. George Bush's Budget Proposes More Pell Funding Brandenburg, Katie. Gary Ransdell, Student Government Association Discuss Fee McNamara, Andrew. Final Location Chosen for Student Publications - Adams-Whitaker Student Publications Center, Vera Guthrie Gibson, Adam. Students Attend Services in Downing University Center - Hillvue Heights Baptist Church Coulter, Amber. I

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

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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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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XV, No. 9 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3807">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3807</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Club Notes Decade Ago on College Heights Musical Morsels Payoff with Pay Personals Society This issue contains articles: Western's Concert Band to Present Program over WSM. March 31st English Teachers to Meet Here Next Week Faculty Reception Held in Gym Friday Night Kentucky Building Continues; Finish Seen for Summer Today's Books - We Suggest . . . S

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. XVI, No. 12 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3831">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3831</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni Flashes Athletics Blow Blarney Bluff College High Times Faculty Notes Personals Society Student Organizations Tower Light Vox Studentium This issue contains articles: Pay, Robert. 4,400 High School Seniors Visited Hill Last Friday Spring Term Opened Monday, April 1 Kentucky Education Association to Hear Faculty Members Talisman Feature Section Unveiled Kentucky

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 1 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4476">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4476</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. ACT Scores Anderson, Eric Avery, Kelley Bennett, Mary Davis, Miles Dayleg, Terrence Division I-A Elson, David Etienne, Joseph Gray, Lois Hookahs Jeffers, Eve Kahler, Dean Keeling, David Meyer, Jim Miller, Richard Paxson, J.B. Plus / Minus Grading Polite, Lloyd Jr. Preston, Raymond Russell Athletic Text messages Tulenko, Jamie

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College Heights Herald - Student Affairs (WKU)

College Heights Herald, Vol. 83, No. 2 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4475">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4475</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Big Red Dollars Burch, Barbara Catron, Steve Community assistants Giannini, Katrina Le, Thai Hong McGruder, Charles Pearson, Ashley Pearson, Bennie Perry, Tyra Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Resident assistants Woods, Ingrid

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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. 1 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4562">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4562</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: October 18 Promises Bigger and Better Homecoming Educators to Hear Georgia's Ellis Arnall Rigsby, David. Native Austrian Joins Western Language Department - Herta Gilmore Dr. Ja