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

Allied Organizations

Hilltopper Athletic Foundation - collection inventory
Sports Hall of Fame - collection inventory
W Club

Athletes

Chris Marcus - vertical files available upon request
Edgar Stansbury - collection inventory
Edith Pearson  
Film/Video/Audio File - collection inventory
William McCrocklin aka Red
Jim McDaniels  
Jimmy Feix  
John Oldham
Student Athlete Biographical File - collection inventory
William "Gander" Terry

WKU Archives YouTube Channel

Athletic Committee

Athletic Director

Athletic Notes Newsletter - full-text searchable

Collection Inventory
NCAA Reports - digitized

Athletic Media Relations

 

Basketball Programs - selected, search by year

  •  1945, 1957, 1960-1963, 1965-1969

Clipping File - collection inventory
Film / Video / Audio
 - collection inventory
Football Programs - selected, search by year

  • 1927, 1929-1937, 1947-1973

Media Guides - collection inventory

Photographs 

Posters - collection inventory
Student Athlete Biographcial File - collection inventory

Athletic Marketing

Athletics 

Baseball

Basketball, Mens

A Towel Comes Out of the Air 
Basketball Programs - selected, search by year

  • 1945, 1957, 1960-1963, 1965-1969

Collection Inventory  
Diddle Arena
 - bibliography

Diddle Dorm - bibliography 
Eastern Trip See Toppers Losing Three, 1952 
Film/Video/Audio File - collection inventory
Helm Library - bibliography
Press Conference re: WKU vs EKU, 1979 - index
Red Barn - bibliography 
 
Tops Beat Cats - integration
Wes Strader's Sportsline - collection inventory
WKU vs University of Michigan
WKU Archives YouTube Channel   

Basketball, Womens

Collection Inventory  
Film/Video/Audio File - collection inventory
In the Huddle
 - digitized

Marti Whitmore Interview - index
Vertical Files - available upon request 

Buildings

Diddle Arena - bibliography
Diddle Dorm - bibliography
Helm Library - bibliography
Houchens Industries / L.T. Smith Stadium - bibliography
Red Barn - bibliography
Stadium & Colonnade - bibliography 
 

Cheerleaders 

Coaches

E.A. Diddle

Edgar Stansbury  
Jimmy Feix 
John Oldham 
William "Gander" Terry

Football 

Collection Inventory
Film/Video/Audio File - collection inventory
First Homecoming Game 1927
 
Football Programs
 - digitized, search by year

  • 1927, 1929-1937, 1947-1973

Houchens Industries - L.T. Smith Stadium - bibliography
Ogden College First Homecoming 
Refrigerator Bowl 

Stadium & Colonnade   
Vertical Files - available upon request

Videos

 

Golf

Logos & Marks 

Mascots

Media Guides

Baseball - 1968-1978; 1980-1983 digitized
Basketball, Men's
, 1979-80 - digitized

Football, 1983-1985 - digitized

Memorabilia

Multimedia

Athletic Media Relations - Film / Video / Audio - collection inventory
E.A. Diddle Oral History, 1959 - audio - index
E.A. Diddle Oral History by Bob Cochran - audio - index
E.A. Diddle Speech, nd - audio - index
E.A. Diddle Speeches & Interviews - audio - collection inventory
Football Videos - vhs, dvd - collection inventory
Hilltoppers on Campus
 - audio - collection inventory

Marti Whitmore Interview - audio - index
Press Conference - WKU vs EKU, 1979 - audio - index
Wes Strader's Sportsline - audio - collection inventory
WKU Archives YouTube Channel

Photographs 

Athletic Media Relations Photos - collection inventory
Athletic Media Relations Photos - digitized
Athletics Photos - collection inventory
Baseball Photos - digitized
Basketball, Mens Photos - digitized
Basketball, Women's Photos - digitized
Cheerleaders Photos - digitized
E.A. Diddle Photo Collection - collection inventory
E.A. Diddle Photo Collection - digitized
Fans Photos - digitized
Football Photos - digitized
Intramural Sports Photos - digitized
Swimming & Diving Photos - digitized
Tennis Photos - digitized
Track & Field Photos - digitized 

Soccer 

Softball

Swimming 

Men's - collection inventory
Women's - collection inventory  

Tennis 

Track & Cross County 

 

Track & Cross Country - bibliography 
Men's - collection inventory
Women's - collection inventory

Trophies

On Exhibit in Diddle Arena
see Kentucky Museum 

Volleyball

WKU Timeline

 

Diddle in Diddle

WKU Softball Team with Gary Ransdell

Jim McDaniels

Nick Rose

Big Red

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