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Title UA3 President's Office Series 5. John Minton Subseries 1. Correspondence File
Creator WKU President's Office - Minton
Description Unprocessed correspondence files created by the President's Office during John Minton's administration. John Minton served as acting president from January to July 1979. Occasionally files created under his administration are found in the Zacharias papers. They are designated as such in the collection inventories.

This series also includes correspondence files created by Minton while serving in other administrative positions at Western Kentucky University between 1966 and 1986.
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1966
Year Range To 1986
Admin / Biog History The president's office was created in 1906. As Dero Downing's resignation went into effect January 8, 1979 Vice President John Minton was appointed interim president. He held this position through July 31, 1979 when Donald Zacharias was elected president.

John Minton was born in Cadiz , Kentucky on July 29, 1921. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Prior to coming to WKU, Minton served as principal of Trigg County High School from 1953 to 1958. He became Associate Dean of Graduate Instruction in 1962, then Graduate Dean, and Administrative Vice-President in 1970. Minton served as Vice President of Student Affairs from 1979 until his retirement in 1986.
Subjects Western Kentucky University
People Minton, John Dean, 1921-2008
Related Materials UA1F WKU Archives Vertical File
UA2 - Board of Regents Records
Catalog Number UA3.5.1
Dates of Creation 1966-1986
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA3.5
Level of Description Subseries
Containers Correspondence - F-H
Correspondence - Fort Knox
Correspondence - Honors Committee
Correspondence - Scholarships - Junior Scholarships
Correspondence - S-T
Correspondence - U-Y
Correspondence - A
Correspondence - A-B
Correspondence - B-C
Correspondence - C-F
Correspondence - H-K
Correspondence - L-P
Correspondence - P-R
Correspondence - Confidential Records - Restricted