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Name Western Kentucky State College
Archives Entries 15
Library Entries 0
Object Entries 21
Photograph Entries 1

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Correspondence between Donald G. Porter and Janice A. Insko, his future wife, during and just after the Korean Conflict, while Don was serving in a medical support division in Germany and she was a student at Western Kentucky State College. Letters concern military life abroad and the everyday life of a student at Western.

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Kimbrough, William Joseph, Jr. -

Correspondence between William Joseph Kimbrough, Jr. and Sue Lynn (Stone) McDaniel in which he discusses his years at Western Kentucky State College (1948-1952) and his bout with cancer.

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Helm, Margie Mae, 1894-1991 -

Correspondence and business papers related to Margie Mae Helm's role in the establishment of the Bowling Green Public Library and her involvement in the Kentucky Bookmobile Project.

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Bell, Charles R., 1891-1976 -

Correspondence related to the selection of Kelly Thompson as president of Western Kentucky State College in 1955.

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Stickles, Arndt Mathis, 1872-1968 -

Correspondence, both personal and professional, as well as research material related to books and articles published by Arndt Mathis Stickles, a native of Indiana and a professor of history at Western Kentucky University from 1908 to 1954. His most popular book was "Simon Bolivar Buckner: Borderland Knight."

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Travelstead, Chester -

Chiefly personal and professional correspondence, speeches, journal articles, reminiscences and news clippings of noted educator Chester Coleman Travelstead. Of particular interest are the materials related to his 1955 dismissal from the University of South Carolina owing to his stance on racial integration. Also includes correspondence and diaries of his mother Nelle (Gooch) Travelstead, long-time Western Kentucky University faculty member.

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Wheatcroft, Eleanor Mae -

Diary kept by Eleanor Mae Wheatcroft, 1948-1952, while a high school student in Dayton, Pennsylvania and a first semester freshman at Western Kentucky State College. She writes of her family and friends, the weather, her schoolwork, and chores. Includes a floral card, photo, and list of motion pictures seen, 1951-1952.

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Please help identify the people listed on this poster, send an email with any information to klmref@wku.edu or Phone (270) 745-6092 This hand drawn poster is signed by the following men: Raymond Goster, Aaron Kanner, Albert Lopes, George May, Luther Davis, Otto Maiar, Starlin Morris, Ed Perrs, Clayton Spencer, "Axle Rod" Erickson, Ambrose La Pieffe, Ralph Hayes, James Hooten, Ambrose LaPieffe, Ralph Hayes, James Hooten, John Estherton, Leonard Babb, Thomas Griffin, Daniel Schuier, Carl McKinney, Joe Gentile, Ed Rainbot, Ed Kendgrove, H. LaSalle, Charles Pydall, Dick Horton, Raymond Nolan, Frank McAplin, Billy Waggoner, Spencer Brown, Joseph Donahue, Harold Greene, Anthony Bastore, J. H. Ash

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Givens, John Wesley Tyler, 1870-1967 -

Sermon notes, letters, genealogical and biographical information, and news clippings related to John Wesley Tyler Givens; letters related to his courtship and marriage. Includes two collections of poetry.

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Morton, David -

Letter, 19 March 1949, to Marjorie Clagett, Bowling Green, Kentucky, from poet David Morton, Deerfield, Massachusetts, concerning his visit to Western Kentucky State College, Bowling Green. Also, a printed copy of one of his poems as requested. Morton was originally from Elkton, Todd County, Kentucky.

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Ingram, James Maurice, 1905-1976 -

Undated architectural drawings of the Purdue University Union Building in West Lafayette, Indiana; floorplans only. These tracings, which are not credited to the architect, were probably copied by James M. Ingram as he was working on a plan for a student union building at Western Kentucky State College in 1951. Ingram was not the architect for the Purdue structure; he created these drawings for reference only.

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Wilson, Ivan, 1889-1981 -

Letters, 1969, written by Ivan Wilson, Bowling Green and Hazel, Kentucky, to the J. Crawford Crowes, Bowling Green, Kentucky, concerning the Wilsons move to Hazel.

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Lanier Family -

Collection consists chiefly of letters written to Deana June (Linville) Lanier by friends and her family, particularly her mother Lena (Harris) Linville. Includes some interesting pen pal letters with a German child, 1948 to 1950. Includes genealogical material about the Lanier and Linville families. Also includes early Warren County, Kentucky material from brothers, Byrd Lanier and Collins Lanier, including a little correspondence, bills and notes, receipts, and property records.

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Products of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Louisville, letterhead. Letter to Western Kentucky State College notifying the college of a shipment of 1000 WINSTON megaphones for distribution at the Homecoming Game. 18.4 x 21.5 cm.

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Products of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Louisville, letterhead. Letter to Western Kentucky State College notifying the college of a need for two new student representatives and that sample WINSTONS and SALEMS for use on campus have been ordered. 28 x 21.5 cm.

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1998.55.1 - athletic letter, W

Athletic letter "W" awarded to Frank M. Melton, College High class of 1958, for lettering in basketball. Black chenille letter with yellow basketball embroidered at the top of the "W" and one red hash mark or stripe.

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2002.86.1 - Hilltopper Fan button

"I AM A HILLTOPPER FAN" button. A photo of the singing group, The Hilltoppers," is printed on the front of the button which is pin-back in style and has an overall blue on white color scheme.

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2002.87.1 - Hilltopper Fan button

"I AM A HILLTOPPER FAN" button. Photo of the singing group, The Hilltoppers, is printed on the front of the button which is pin-back in style and has an overall black on white color scheme.

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2002.88.1 - Hilltoppers fan button

Button commemorating the 50th anniversary of the singing group, The Hilltoppers. There is a photo of the Hilltoppers singing group printed on the front of the button which is pin-back in style and has an overall red on white color scheme.

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2006.219.1 - 1956 En Amie Spring Formal commemorative mug

Commemorative mug from the 1956 En Amie Spring Formal. White mug has a decorative handle and is decorated with "En Amie Spring Formal 1956" in gold lettering, an outline of the shield or symbol of En Amie Sorority in blue, and two gold bands.