Skip to main content
Western Kentucky University

WKU Archives - Bibliography - Bowling Green Business University

These and other sources are available in the Harrison-Baird Reading Room in the Kentucky Building.

History / Timeline

1884 Southern Normal

1892 Henry & T.C. Cherry take over - renamed Bowling Green Business College & Literary Institute

1894 renamed Southern Normal School & Bowling Green Business College

1907, Jan. 7 Southern Normal School becomes WKU

Cherry sold business section to Joseph Dickey, J.Lewie Harman  & W.S. Ashby

1963, Jan. 1 Bowling Green Business University merged with WKU

Articles & Publications

College Heights Herald

1983 - January 11, p. 7

"Concerning," The Elevator, Vol. VII, No. 3, Dec. 1915, pp. 68-73 biographical sketch of J. Lewie Harman.  

Education for Achievement: The BU Story

Harman, J. Lewie.  Brief Historical Sketch of the Bowling Green Business University - digitized

Harman, J.L. "Joseph S. Dickey," Teachers College Heights, March 1934, pp. 26-27.  

Jenkins, William.  Education for Achievement: The BU Story, Bowling Green, KY, 1995, available in Kentucky Library reference.

Publication Index  

Documents & Primary Sources

UA1F WKU Archives Vertical Files - available upon request

BGBU 1874-1958 
BGBU 1958-2006 - digitized

UA2 Board of Regents Meetings - full-text searchable

1912 - April 30
1917 - March 24, May 11 
1919 - May 9, June 21, Sept. 30   
1920 - March 24, Nov. 18

UA12/1/1 Elevator 1906-1916 - digitized

UA96/1 Southern Educator - digitized

UA99 Bowling Green Business University Records, 1907-1963 

Records created by and regarding Bowling Green Business University.

Originally, this was an artificial collection made up of records created by Bowling Green Business University, WKU and private individuals.  A reworking of the collection has taken place to approximate the original provenance.  The collection is arranged in eight series:

Series 1. President
Series 2. Business Manager  
Series 3. Registrar 
Series 4. Faculty
Series 5. Departmental
Series 6. Student Affairs 
Series 7. Alumni Association
Series 8. Memorabilia 
Series 9. Publications 

UA99/3 Registrar

Class Lists

1916, 1923, 1924, 1925, 19271928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1940, 1941

Commencement Programs & Invitations

1914, 1915, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 19281932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945   

Diploma Book 1, 1916-1938

UA99/6/2 Student Publications

BUWKY - 1936-1943 - digitized

Publications Index - digitized

Students Weekly - 1932-1939 - digitized 

T'N'T (Toppers 'n' Towers) - 1948-1951 - digitized

The Towers yearbooks 1926-1963 - digitized

UA99/7 Alumni Association

Good Ol' BU

Vol. 1, No. 1, March 1999  
Vol. 1, No. 2, June 1999  
Vol. 1, No. 3, Sept. 1999  
Vol. 2, No. 1, Oct. 2000  
Vol. 2, No. 3, Sept. 2001  
Vol. 2, No. 4, March 2002  

Minute Book 1916-1918  

UA99/9 Publications

American Business Journal, Vol. 51, No. 1 - digitized

The Southern Exponent of Business Education - 1910-June 1940 - available on microfilm

Vol. I, No. 1, Nov. 1906 
Vol. I, No. 1, Jan. 1907 
Vol. I, No. 2, July 1907 
Vol. III, No. 1, July 1909 
Vol. IV, No. 1, August 1910  
Vol. V, No. 1, August 1911  
Vol. VI, No. 1, August 1912  
Vol. VII, No. 1, August 1913  
Vol. VIII, No. 1, August 1914  
Vol. IX, No. 1, August 1915  
Vol. X, No. 1, August 1916  
Vol. XI, No. 1, August 1917    
Vol. XII, No. 1, August 1918, damaged
Vol. XIII, No. 1, August 1919  
Vol. XVI, No. 1, August 1921 
Vol. XVII, No. 1, July 1922  
Vol. VIX, No. 1, July 1923  
Vol. XVI, No. 2, December 1924  
Vol. XXI, No. 1, January 1925  
Vol. XXII, No. 2, December 1926  
Vol. XXIII, No. 2, July 1928  
Vol. XXIV, No. 3, July 1929  
Vol. XXIV, No. 4, November 1930  
Vol. XXX, No. 1, July 1933  
Vol. XXXI, No. 2, December 1933  
April 1934  
June 1935  
December 1937  
December 1939 
June 1940 

Southern Normal School / Bowling Green Business College National School of Telegraphy, Civil Service, Railroading and Express - 1901-1904 - available on microfilm

SNS/BGBU 1902  
SNS/BGBU 1903  

Rho Omega Alpha - Bibliography

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 9/24/14