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WKU Hilltopper Heritage - WKU Traditions & Memories

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

WKU Traditions & Memories

Share your memories with us - archives@wku.edu

1988 Hail Storm
Athletics

Terry Gander

Artifacts 
Chapel
Cheerleaders 
College High / University High

Kay Myers Scrapbook - digitized
PTA Scrapbook 1 - digitized
PTA Scrapbook 2 - digitized
PTA Scrapbook 3 - digitized
PTA Scrapbook 4 - digitized
PTA Scrapbook 5 - digitized

Correspondence

Thomas Cherry Tichenor - digitized

Favorite Professors
Ghosts  
Glasgow Normal School

Elizabeth Curd Tucker Scrapbook - Collection Inventory
Elizabeth Curd Tucker Scrapbook - digitized

Greek Life

Alpha Phi Omega Scrapbook 2 - digitized
Alpha Phi Omega Scrapbook 3 - digitized
Alpha Phi Omega Scrapbook 4 - digitized
Panhellenic Rush
- index

Hangouts 

Hilltoppers Nickname

Ed Stansbury Remembers

Hilltoppers Quartet
Homecoming

First Homecoming Game, 1927
Ogden's First Homecoming
Vertical File 1927-1980 
Vertical File 1981-2007 
WKU's Beauty Queens 

Kissing Bridge
Letter Sweaters
Logos & Symbols

Bibliography 
Photographs
- Collection Inventory
Photographs - digitized

Marching Band 
Mascots 

Big Red 
Chester Travelstead
Mascots - Collection Inventory

Memorabilia

Training School / College High Memorabilia - Collection Inventory
WKU Memorabilia - Collection Inventory

Multimedia

Amelia Tate Oral History - audio - index
Boyce Tate Oral History - audio - index
Dero Downing Interviews
- audio - Collection Inventory
Donald Zacharias Interviews - audio - Collection Inventory
E.A. Diddle

Oral History Interview, 1959 - index
Oral History Interview by Bob Cochran, nd - index
Speeches & Interviews - audio - Collection Inventory

George Shannon Interview - audio - index
John Minton Interviews
- audio - Collection Inventory
Kelly Thompson Interviews
- audio - Collection Inventory
Kern Alexander Interviews - audio - Collection Inventory
Lost River Cave Oral History Project - audio - Collection Inventory
Marti Whitmore Interview
- audio - index
Nina Hammer Oral History - audio - index
Panhellenic Rush
- audio - index
Thomas Meredith Interviews - audio - Collection Inventory
Virginia Robertson Oral History - audio - index
 

Ogden College

Ogden Spirit
Rodes Myers Scrapbook - Collection Inventory
Rodes Myers Scrapbook - digitized

Oral Histories / Interviews

Amelia Tate Oral History - index
Boyce Tate Oral History
- index
Dero Downing Interviews
- Collection Inventory
Donald Zacharias Interviews - Collection Inventory
E.A. Diddle 

Oral History Interview, 1959 - index
Oral History Interview by Bob Cochran, nd - index
Speeches & Interviews - Collection Inventory

George Shannon Interview - index
John Minton Interviews
- Collection Inventory
Kelly Thompson Interviews
- Collection Inventory
Kern Alexander Interviews - Collection Inventory
Lost River Cave Oral History Project - Collection Inventory
Nina Hammer Oral History - index
Marti Whitmore Interview
 - index
Thomas Meredith Interviews - Collection Inventory
Virginia Robertson Oral History - index
 

Pershing Rifles
Photographs

Franklin Studio Photos - Collection Inventory
Franklin Studio Photos - digitized
Goldie McKeel Dunn Curd Photo Album - digitized
Logos & Symbols Photos - Collection Inventory
Logos & Symbols Photos - digitized
 
WKU's Beauty Queens - digitized

Publications

A Century of Spirit

Alumni - full-text searchable
Centennial Timeline - full-text searchable
Student Life - full-text searchable

Red Towel   

E.A. Diddle & the Red Towel

Scrapbooks / Autograph Books

Alpha Phi Omega Scrapbook 2 - digitized
Alpha Phi Omega Scrapbook 3 - digitized
Alpha Phi Omega Scrapbook 4 - digitized
Amelia Smith Autograph Book
- Southern Normal - digitized
Anna Murl Fisher Scrapbook 1 - digitized
Anna Murl Fisher Scrapbook 2 - digitized
Bethel Oakley Autograph Book 1 - digitized
Bethel Oakley Autograph Book 2 - digitized
Beulah Collins Autograph Book 1 - Southern Normal - digitized
Beulah Collins Autograph Book 2 - Southern Normal - digitized
Donnie Love Autograph Book - digitized
Edgar Stansbury Scrapbook 1 - digitized
Edgar Stansbury Scrapbook 2 - digitized
Edgar Stansbury Scrapbook 4 - digitized
Edgar Stansbury Scrapbook 8 - digitized
Edgar Stansbury Scrapbook 10 - digitized
Edyth Robinson Scrapbook - digitized
Elizabeth Curd Tucker Scrapbook
- Glasgow - Collection Inventory
Elizabeth Curd Tucker Scrapbook - Glasgow - digitized
Georgia McElwain Scrapbook - digitized
Goldia McKeel Dunn Curd School Memories Book - digitized
Juanita Hood Stockton Scrapbook 1 - digitized
Juanita Hood Stockton Scrapbook 2 - digitized
Kay Myers Scrapbook - College High - digitized
Nellie Gilmore Scrapbook - Training School - digitized
Rita Sumpter Scrapbook 1 - Training School - digitized
Rita Sumpter Scrapbook 2 - digitized
Rodes Myers Scrapbook
- Ogden College - Collection Inventory 
Rodes Myers Scrapbook - Ogden College - digitized
 

Songs

Class of 1915 Songs  
Class of 1916 Song 
Song of College was Adopted at End of Contest 
Songs

Southern Normal School

Amelia Smith Autograph Book - digitized
Beulah Collins Autograph Book 1 - digitized
Beulah Collins Autograph Book 2 - digitized
Donnie Love Autograph Book - digitized

Spoonholder
Stansbury, Edgar
Symbols

Class Ring - D2446
Colors
Mace 
Logo
Seal 

Training School

Nellie Gilmore Scrapbook - digitized
PTA Scrapbook 1 - digitized
PTA Scrapbook 2 - digitized
PTA Scrapbook 3 - digitized
PTA Scrapbook 4 - digitized
PTA Scrapbook 5 - digitized
Rita Sumpter Scrapbook 1
- digitized
Rita Sumpter Scrapbook 2 - digitized

Tuition - Bibliography
Vietnam Protests
 

Western Creed
WKU Founders Day
 
WKU Spirit 
Year in Review

1956-57  
1959-60  
1960-61
1963-64 

Yearbooks

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

Graduation

Big Red

 

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