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WKU Hilltopper Heritage - Alumni

WKU Hilltopper Heritage is a set of links to sources regarding the history of the university including biographies of faculty, staff and alumni, photographs and departmental histories. Some of the sites are maintained by other departments on campus and may not provide a link back to this site. In that event, use the BACK button on your browser, if you wish to return to this site.

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Administration Faculty & Staff
Alumni Photographs
Athletics Special Events
Buildings & Grounds Student Organizations
Collection Inventories WKU Traditions & Memories

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Alumni

100 Hours of Life on the Hill
Century of Alumni

Alumni Association

Alumni Association Chapter File - collection inventory
Photographs - collection inventory
Photographs - digitized

Alumni Biographies / Collections

Adams, Marion - collection inventory
Alcott, Fred
Annis, Lena - collection inventory
Ayer, Hugh

Bennett, Dorothy - collection inventory

Carey, Ralph
Carneal, Sandy
Carpenter, John -- Our Fears Are All the Same
Carter, O.B. - collection inventory
Case, George 
Clark, Blake 
Cox, Amelia Smith - collection inventory

Autograph Book - digitized

Crider, Steve
Cunningham, Ramey
Curd, Goldia - collection inventory

Photograph Album - digitized
Scrapbook - digitized

Davis, Rita
Davis, Virginia Wood - collection inventory

Photographs - collection inventory
Photographs - digitized

Dean, Peggy
DeWilde, Clara - collection inventory

Dillard, Pat
Dillard, Ron
Divine, Mike
Downing, Joe
Ellis, Beulah Collins - collection inventory

Autograph Book 1 - digitized
Autograph Book 2 - digitized

Ellis, Carl - collection inventory
Feix, Jimmy
  

Fisher, Anna Murl

Scrapbook 1 - digitized
Scrapbook 2 - digitized

Froedge, Jerry
Fussell, Jerry
Galloway, Joe
Garrett, Leon - collection inventory
Gilmore, Nellie - Scrapbook - digitized
Green, Robert
Gullette, Irene - collection inventory

Photograph Album - digitized

Hammer, Nina - Interview - index
Harman, J. Lewie 
Hood, Juanita - collection inventory

Photographs - digitized
Scrapbook 1
 - digitized

Scrapbook 2 - digitized

Houston, Bill
Huggason, Beulah - collection inventory

Photographs - digitized

Hull, Cordell
Humphrey, Marion - collection inventory
James, Eddie
Jasper, Nancy
Karr, Ed
Kenney, Mike
Kirkpatrick, Douglas - collection inventory

Photographs - digitized

Kohlmeyer, Kandi
Lee, Bill - collection inventory

Slides - collection inventory
Slides - digitized

Lewman, Tom
Love, Donnie - collection inventory

Autograph Book - digitized

McCrocklin, William aka Red
McDaniels, Jim

McElwain, Georgia - scrapbook - digitized 
Marcus, Chris

Part 1 - digitized
Part 2 - digitized

Mays, Carol
Meuth, Mike
Miller, Donna 
Mize, Bill
Moore, Wayne
Myers, Kay - scrapbook - digitized
Myers, Rodes - collection inventory

Scrapbook - digitized

Newton, Darwin - collection inventory
Oakley, Bethel

Autograph Book 1 - digitized
Autograph Book 2 - digitized

Oldham, John - collection inventory

Bibliography 

Osburn, Ron
Pearson, Bill
Pearson, Edith  
Ping, Glen
Ramsey, James
Richardson, Sarah - collection inventory

Photographs - collection inventory
Photographs - digitized

Ridenhour, Hugh
Ritter, Bill
Robertson, Virginia - Oral History - index

Robinson, Edyth - Scrapbook - digitized
Roper, Jackie
Scott, Ken
Shannon, George - Interview - index

Smith, Amelia - Autograph Book - digitized
Smith, Raldon - collection inventory

Snell, Perry
Stansbury, Edgar  - collection inventory

Photograph Collection - collection inventory 
Photographs - digitized

Scrapbook 1 - digitized
Scrapbook 2 - digitized
Scrapbook 4 - digitized
Scrapbook 8 - digitized
Scrapbook 10 - digitized

Stout, Edward, Jr. - collection inventory
Sumpter, Rita

Scrapbook 1 - digitized
Scrapbook 2 - digitized

Tate, Amelia - Oral History - index
Tate, Boyce - Oral History - index
Terry, William
 -- Assistant Coach Terry
Tichenor, Thomas - correspondence - digitized
Toppass, Janice 
Traughber, Don 
Tucker, Elizabeth Curd - Scrapbook - digitized
Verdier, Doug 
Vititoe, John 
Watson, Verda 
Westerfield, Beverly 
Whitlow, Ruth - Notebook - digitized
Whitmore, Marti - Interview - index
Wilcutt, Terry - collection inventory
Wilson, Roye 

Alumni Gifts

Gifts - A Century of Spirit - full-text searchable
Philanthropy - A Century of Spirit - full-text searchable
Snell Hall  

Alumni Lists

Alumni Association Presidents
Classes 
Glasgow Normal School Graduates 
Potter College Graduates  
Student Teacher Placement Cards

A Surnames
B-H Surnames 
H Surnames

J-K Surnames
L Surnames
M Surnames
N Surnames      
O Surnames
P Surnames
Q-R Surnames
SA-SM Surnames
U-V Surnames   
 
WA-WI Surnames 
WI-WY Surnames 
Y-Z Surnames 

WKU Beauty Queens 
WKU Class of 1908 
WKU Class of 1910  
WKU Class of 1912    
WKU Class of 1913  
WKU Class of 1914
WKU Class of 1915 -- Songs   
WKU Class of 1916 
WKU Class of 1917  
WKU Class of 1918 
WKU Class of 1919  

WKU Class of 1920  
WKU Class of 1921  

WKU Student Registers - collection inventory

Student Register 1907-1912 - digitized

See also early Board of Regents minutes for lists of graduates

Alumni Magazine 
Awards

Honorary Doctorates
Ogden-Robinson Awards 
Ogden Trustees Scholarship Awards  

Bowling Green Business University Alumni - collection inventory
Classes

College High Class of 1957 Photographs - collection inventory
WKU Class of 1920
- collection inventory

Diplomas & Certificates

See early Board of Regents minutes for lists of graduates 
Bowling Green Business University Alumni Personal Papers - collection inventory
Ogden College Alumni Personal Papers - collection inventory
Training School/College High Alumni Personal Papers - collection inventory
WKU Student/Alumni Personal Papers - collection inventory 

Enrollment Figures
Golden Anniversary Club

1956-57, 1959-601960-61 

The Hilltoppers Quartet - collection inventory & exhibit
Memorabilia - collection inventory

Bowling Green Business University Memorabilia
Ogden College Memorabilia - collection inventory
Southern Normal School Memorabilia - collection inventory
Training School / College High Memorabilia
- collection inventory

Minorities at WKU 

Get on the Bus - online exhibit 
Integration - A Century of Spirit

Multimedia

Amelia Tate Oral History - Audio - index
Boyce Tate Oral History - Audio - index
George Shannon Interview
- Audio - index
Hilltoppers Quartet - Audio - collection inventory
Marti Whitmore Interview
- Audio - index
Nina Hammer Oral History - Audio - index
Virginia Robertson Oral History - Audio - index

Ogden College Alumni - collection inventory
Photographs

Alumni / Student Portraits - Collection Inventory
Alumni / Student Portraits - digitized
Clara DeWilde Photo Collection - Collection Inventory
College High Class of 1957 Photos - Collection Inventory
Dorothy Bennett Photo Collection - Collection Inventory
Groups & Associations - Collection Inventory
Groups & Associations - digitized
Potter College Class of 1903 
WKU Beauty Queens - digitized
WKU Class of 1910 - digitized
WKU Class of 1912 - digitized
WKU Class of 1913 - digitized 
WKU Class of 1914 - digitized
WKU Class of 1916 - digitized
WKU Class of 1917 - digitized
WKU Class of 1918 - digitized 
WKU Class of 1919 - digitized
WKU Class of 1920 - digitized
WKU Student Body, 1912
WKU Student Body, 1921

Share a Tradition
Student Government Association

Constitution - full-text searchable
Documents - full-text searchable
Legislation - full-text searchable
Meeting Minutes - full-text searchable
Newsletter - full-text searchable

Student Life - A Century of Spirit
Student Publications

BUWKY 

1936 - March, May, Nov.
1938 - Feb., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.
1939 - Jan., Feb., March, April, May, June, Sept.
1940 - Sept., Oct.
1941 - June, Oct.
1942 - Jan., Feb., April, May, June, Sept., Nov., Dec.
1943 - Jan., Feb., March

Cardinal - Index
Cardinal - yearbook - digitized

1913, 1914, 1917

College Heights Herald - see also Yearbooks & Newspapers
College High Publications - Collection Inventory
Echo 

The Elevator 1909-1916 - full-text searchable search by year

The Golden Rod 
The Green & Gold - Index - full-text searchable

Vol. I, No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, 1902-1903
Vol. II, No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, 1904
Vol. III, No. 1, No. 2, 1904-1905
Vol. IV, No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, 1905-1906
Vol. V, No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, 1906-1907
Vol. VI, No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, 1907-1908
Vol. VII, No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, 1908-1909

Normal Heights 
The Southern Educator - Index

Vol. II, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, 1898
Vol. III, No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, 1899
Vol. IV, No. 1, No. 2, 1899-1900
Vol. V, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, 1900-1901
Vol. I, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, 1904-1905

The Southern Exponent of Business Education - Index
Student Newspapers - collection inventory
Student Yearbooks - collection inventory
Students Weekly - full-text searchable

1932 - Dec. 1
1933 - Jan. 5, Jan 19, Jan. 22Feb. 23, Mar. 2, Mar. 30
1933 - Apr. 6, May 18, June 15, July 6

Vol. 2, No. 2, No. 5, No. 6, No. 12, No. 20, No. 21, No. 25, 1933-34
Vol. 2, No. 26, No. 28, No. 29, No. 31, No. 32, 1933-34
Vol. 3 No. 2, No. 3, No. 9, No. 10, 1934
Vol. 3, No. 11, No. 13, No. 14, No. 15, No. 16, No. 17, 1935
Vol. 3, No. 14, No. 15, No. 16, No. 17, No. 18 misnumbered, 1936
Vol. 3, No. 19, No. 20No. 21, No. 22, No. 23, No. 24, No. 25, 1936
Vol. 3, No. 26, No. 27, No. 28, No. 29, No. 30, No. 31, No. 37, 1936 Vol. 3, No. 38, No. 39, 1936

Vol. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 10, No. 11, No. 13, No. 14, 1936
Vol. 4, No. 15, No. 16, No. 17, No. 19, No. 23, No. 27, No. 28, 1936

Vol. 5, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 10, No. 11, No. 12, No. 15, 1937-38
Vol. 5, No. 17, No. 18, 1937-38
Vol. 6, No. 5, No. 6, No. 8, No. 9, No. 13, No. 14, No. 15, 1938
Vol. 7, No. 6, 1938
Vol. 1, No. 5, 1939 

Talisman - Potter College yearbook - digitized

1906, 1907, 1908

Talisman - WKU yearbook - digitized

Teachers College Heights - index 

November 1931 - 25th Anniversary edition - digitized

 Theses & Dissertations - collection inventory & digitized by department
T'N'T Toppers 'n' Towers - full-text searchable - Index

1948 - December
1949 - Jan., Feb., March, April, May, Oct., Nov., Dec.
1950 - Jan., Feb., April, Dec.
1951 - May

Towers - yearbook
Training School Publications - Collection Inventory

Training School News
Yearbooks - see Talisman - WKU yearbook

Underground Newspapers - collection inventory 
Vista - yearbook
Western Normal Letter

Training School / College High / University High

Training School / College High Alumni Personal Papers - collection inventory
Training School / College High Student Projects - collection inventory

Tuition - bibliography
 
WKU Alumni Personal Papers - collection inventory

A college is not its campus, its walks, its buildings. A college is an ideal, a spirit, a long tradition, a zeal for more life and more knowledge. It is more than its president, more than its board of control, more than its faculty and students of a single year. A college represents the friendships and the achievements of all the known and unknown people who have made it possible, who have given it a distinct stamp, who have extended it material and moral support, who have interpreted its spirit into useful lives.

~Henry Cherry

WKU Class of 1958

Verda Watson Postcard

Jim McDaniels

WKU Students, nd Alice Gatewood

Goldia Curd Scrapbook

Ralph Carey as Big Red

Get on the Bus Exhibit

Juanita Hood Stockton

Howard Bailey with unidentified people

Sarah Richardson's dance card

John Carpenter

Cheerleaders

Alumni

 Last Modified 5/5/14