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WKU Hilltopper Heritage


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.

For more information regarding the history of Western Kentucky University please contact the WKU Archives.

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


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


Posters - collection inventory
Student Athlete Biographcial File - collection inventory

Athletic Marketing



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 


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



E.A. Diddle

Edgar Stansbury  
Jimmy Feix 
John Oldham 
William "Gander" Terry


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




Logos & Marks 


Media Guides

Baseball - 1968-1978; 1980-1983 digitized
Basketball, Men's
, 1979-80 - digitized
Football, 1983-1985 - digitized



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


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 




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


Track & Cross County 


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


On Exhibit in Diddle Arena
see Kentucky Museum 


WKU Timeline


Diddle in Diddle

WKU Softball Team with Gary Ransdell

Jim McDaniels

Nick Rose

Big Red

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 Last Modified 7/31/15