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WKU Archives - Photograph Collection

There are thousands of photographs, negatives, slides, post cards, drawings and digital images of documents and artifacts in the collection available for use by researchers in the University Archives. This website describes broad categories of images and provides short cut searches. There are no plans to scan every image. Check quarterly updates of TopScholar collection inventories for descriptions of photographs that haven't been digitized. Digitized images are available online using KenCat, use codes following descriptions below to search.

Images can be reproduced for a fee.

Unidentified Photographs - Can you help us identify images?  Search KenCat using the term "unidentified" and send us feedback. 



Views of WKU and its founding institutions showing multiple buildings.  Includes aerial photographs.

Buildings & Structures

Images of individual buildings and structures - collection inventory

Academic Athletic Performance Center / Diddle Arena UA1C2.1.* 
Academic Complex UA1C2.2.* 
Agricultural Exposition Center UA1C2.3.* 
Agricultural Pavilion & Farm Buildings UA1C2.97.* 
Barnes-Campbell UA1C2.5.* 
Barracks UA1C2.6.* 
Bates-Runner UA1C2.7.* 
Bemis Lawrence UA1C2.8.* 
Bowling Green Business University UA1C2.93.* 
Cabell Hall UA1C2.9.* 
Cedar House aka Faculty House UA1C2.10.* 
Cherry Hall, 1937+ UA1C2.13.* 
College Heights Foundation UA1C2.16.* 
Craig Alumni House UA1C2.28.* 
Cravens Graduate Center & Library UA1C2.17.* 
Diddle Dorm UA1C2.20.* 
Downing University Center UA1C2.21.* 
East Hall UA1C2.23.* 
Environmental Sciences & Technology UA1C2.27.* 
Felts Log Cabin UA1C2.100.* 
Frisbie Hall UA1C2.30.* 
Ft. Albert Sidney Johnston UA1C2.98.* 
Garrett Conference Center UA1C2.31.* 
Gilbert Hall UA1C2.32.* 
Glasgow Normal School UA1C2.101.* 
Gordon Wilson Hall UA1C2.33.* 
Greek Houses UA1C2.90.* 
Grise Hall UA1C2.34.* 
Guest Houses UA1C2.35.* 
Hardin Planetarium UA1C2.36.* 
Helm Library UA1C2.38.* 
Home Economics UA1C2.39.* 
Home Management House UA1C2.40.* 
Industrial Education UA1C2.41.* 
Jones-Jaggers UA1C2.88.* 
Kentucky Building UA1C2.96.* 
Lost River Cave UA1C2.60.*, see also UA1C11.25.* 
Maintenance Service UA1C2.46.* 
McLean Hall UA1C2.95.* 
Minton Hall UA1C2.50.* 
Music UA1C2.51.* 
Ogden Hall UA1C2.56.* 
Parking UA1C2.57.* 
Pearce-Ford Tower UA1C2.58.* 
Pioneer Cabin UA1C2.61.* 
Plant Operations / Facilities Services / Heating Plant UA1C2.37.* 
Potter Hall UA1C2.63.* 
President's Homes UA1C2.64.* 
Preston Health & Activities Center UA1C2.65.* 
Recitation Hall UA1C2.66.* 
Red Barn UA1C2.67.* 
Rock House UA1C2.68.* 
Rodes-Harlin Hall UA1C2.69.* 
Rural Demonstration School UA1C2.70.* 
Schneider Hall UA1C2.71.* 
Science & Technology UA1C2.72.* 
Smith Stadium UA1C2.74.* 
Snell Hall UA1C2.75.* 
Southern Normal School UA1C2.22.* 
Stadium & Colonnade UA1C2.80.* 
Structures UA1C2.83.* 
Tate Page Hall UA1C2.84.* 
Taylor Agricultural Pavilion UA1C2.85.* 
Thompson Science Complex UA1C2.87.* 
Unidentified UA1C2.102.* 
Van Meter Hall UA1C2.89.* 
Veterans Village UA1C2.99.* 
West Hall UA1C2.103.* 
Wetherby Administration UA1C2.91.*
WKU Glasgow Campus UA1C2.94.*


Images of individuals and small groups of people, includes faculty, staff, students and alumni - collection inventory.

Administratiors UA1C3.1.*
Faculty/Staff UA1C3.2.*
Faculty/Staff small groups UA1C3.5.* 
Studetns/Alumni UA1C3.3.*
Students/Alumni small groups UA1C3.6.*
Dignitaries/Visitors UA1C3.4.*
Unidentified UA1C3.0.*  

Groups & Organizations

Images of six or more people identified by association or organization.  These include faculty, staff, student and alumni groups - collection inventory

Administration UA1C4.1.*
Alumni UA1C4.3.*
Band UA1C4.4.* 
Classes UA1C4.5.* 
Dignitaries / Entertainers / Visitors UA1C4.14.*  
Dormitory Residents UA1C4.11.* 
Faculty / Staff UA1C4.2.* 
Fraternities UA1C4.6.*  
Groups & Associations UA1C4.7.* 
Military UA1C4.8.* - see also Pershing Rifles - UA1C11.12.* 
Ogden College UA1C4.15.*  
Potter College UA1C4.12.* 
Sororities UA1C4.9.* 
Southern Normal School UA1C4.16.* 
Student Government Association UA1C4.10.* 
Training Schools UA1C4.13.*


Images of students participating on official university teams, intramural sports and other sporting events - collection inventory.  See Portraits for images of individual athletes and Athletic Media Relations collection UA1C11.5.* 

Baseball UA1C5.1.*  
Basketball - Men UA1C5.2.* 
Basketball - Women UA1C5.3.*
Cheerleaders UA1C5.5.* 
Fans UA1C5.15.* 
Football UA1C5.6.* 
Intramurals UA1C5.7.*  
Rugby UA1C5.16.*
Soccer UA1C5.8.*
Swimming & Diving UA1C5.10.*  
Tennis UA1C5.11.*
Track & Field UA1C5.12.* 
Volleyball UA1C5.13.*
Wrestling UA1C5.14.*


Images depicting annual and one time events such as anniversaries, award ceremonies, banquets, conferences, dedications, entertainment, exhibitions or lectures - collection inventory.  See also Public Relations collection UA1C11.1.* 

Banquets / Dinners - UA1C6.4.* 
Commencement - UA1C6.2.*
Conferences / Workshops - UA1C6.5.* 
Dedications - UA1C6.6.* 
Demonstrations / Protests - UA1C6.9.* 
Entertainment - UA1C6.7.* 
Exhibits - UA1C6.8.* 
Homecoming - UA1C6.3.*


Images showing everyday activities of university departments.

Logos & Symbols

Images of logos, symbols and signs used to represent the university, athletic teams, departments and organizations, includes images of  mascots. 


Images of WKU Archives documents scanned for publication or on-line exhibits. 


Images of artifacts in WKU Archives scanned for publication or on-line exhibits.


Images of people, buildings, events, etc., related to WKU taken by individual photographers or collectors and donated as a collection.

Alpha Phi  Omega - UA1C11.27.* 
Anna & Betty Cook - UA1C11.64.*
Beta Gamma Sigma - UA1C11.59.*
Beulah Huggason - UA1C11.24.*  
Bill Lee - UA1C11.7.*  
Bowling Green Business University - UA1C11.76.*
Charles Patterson - UA1C11.74.*
Charles Ruter - UA1C11.72.*
C. Haskel McCauley - UA1C11.73.*
Cherry Family - UA1C11.22.*  
Clara DeWilde - UA1C11.10.* 
College High Class of 1957 - UA1C11.26.*  
Dan Curd - UA1C11.58.* 
David Livingston - UA1C11.84.* 
Dorothy Bennett - UA1C11.11.*  
Douglas Kirkpatrick - UA1C11.4.*  
Downing University Center - UA1C11.31.*  
Dwight Pounds Collection Inventory  
E.A. Diddle - UA1C11.16.*  
Edgar Albrecht- UA1C11.51.*  
Edgar Stansbury - UA1C11.21.*  
Edna Bagnian - UA1C11.71.* 
Etta Runner - UA1C11.86.*
Franklin Studios - UA1C11.29.*  
Gamma Sigma Sigma - UA1C11.77.*
Gary Ransdell - UA1C11.61.* 
George Page - UA1C11.56.*  
Gertrude Bale - UA1C11.35.*  
Goldia McKeel Dunn Curd - UA1C11.28.*  
Gordon Ford - UA1C11.60.* 
Gordon Wilson - UA1C11.55.* 
Helen Turner - UA1C11.65.* 
Howard Carpenter - UA1C11.87.*
Irene Gullette - UA1C11.43.*
Ivan Wilson - UA1C11.30.*  
Jamie Daly - UA1C11.88.*
Jim Jones - UA1C11.32.*  
John Minton - UA1C11.19.*  
Juanita Hood Stockton - UA1C11.13.* 
Julian Harper - UA1C11.34.*  
June Garrott - UA1C11.41.*
Lavinia Hunter - UA1C11.20.*  
Leon Garrett - UA1C11.6.*  
Leone Jones - UA1C11.50.*
Lost River Cave - UA1C11.25.*
Mae Pedigo - UA1C11.48.*
Marjorie Clagett - UA1C11.53.* 
Marcella Brashear - UA1C11.85.*
Marshal Ray - UA1C11.75.*
Mary Grise - UA1C11.69.*
Mary & Keith Cloe - UA1C11.44.*  
Mike Dowell - UA1C11.63.*  
Nancy Cron - UA1C11.83.* 
Nelson Graham - UA1C11.54.*
Pershing Rifles - UA1C11.12.* 
Phi Delta Chi - UA1C11.38.*  
Phi Delta Theta - UA1C11.37.*  
Potter College of Arts & Letters - UA1C11.62.* 
Ramona Stinson - UA1C11.68.*
Randall Capps - UA1C11.67.* 
Rebellettes - UA1C11.78.*
Rex Toothman - UA1C11.45.*  
Richard Minton - UA1C11.52.* 
Robert Eversoll - UA1C11.81.* 
Robert Johnston - UA1C11.36* 
ROTC - UA1C11.79.* 
Sarah Richardson - UA1C11.8.*  
Steeley Veatch - UA1C11.39.*  
Talisman - UA1C11.70.*
Thomas Tichenor - UA1C11.40.* 
Virginia Wood Davis - UA1C11.14.*  
Vaughn Stevens - UA1C11.42.*
W.H. Lowe - UA1C11.15.*  
Walter Nalbach - UA1C11.46.* 
Western Players / Summer Players - UAC11.66.* 
Will Hill - UA1C11.9.*
William Jenkins - UA1C11.3.*  
Wilma Klein - UA1C11.49*
Wilson Stemm - UA1C11.36.*
WKU Alumni Relations - UA1C11.17*  
WKU Amateur Radio Club - UA1C11.18*  
WKU Athletic Media Relations - UA1C11.5.* 
WKU College of Nursing - UA1C11.57*
WKU Dental Hygiene - UA1C11.47* 
WKU Photo Album - UA1C11.80.* 
WKU Physical Education & Recreation - UA1C11.82.* 
WKU Public Relations - UA1C11.1.*  
WKU University Libraries - UA1C11.23* 


Images of people, buildings, events, etc., in the collection, but not associated with WKU.  


Can you help us identify images?  Search KenCat using the term "unidentified" and send us feedback.  UA1C3.* + unidentified


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Ogden Seal

Photo Album

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 Last Modified 6/23/16