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WKU Archives - Collection Inventories

WKU Archives is a closed stack collection of records created by and about WKU, its faculty, staff and alumni.  Materials are arranged in record groups that correspond roughly with the organization chart of the university.  This list consists of departments, offices, programs or units that have transferred records to WKU Archives. 

Over WKU's 100+ years, programs have come and gone and reemerged in new configurations.  This list uses the current name of an office.  Defunct offices are listed with like offices. 

See also WKU Hilltopper Heritage for WKU history ready reference.

Academics Institutional Advancement
Administration Provost & Academic Affairs
Allied & Founding Institutions Student Affairs & Campus Services
Athletics Student/Alumni Personal Papers
Division of Extended Learning & Outreach WKU Police
Faculty/Staff & Allied Organizations University Wide Records

Student Affairs & Campus Services

Campus Facilities

Bookstore - UA26/2
Dining Services - UA26/1
Facilities Management - UA30

Postal Services - UA12/7
Printing Services - UA27

Health Services - UA12/4

available upon request

Human Resources - UA28, UA1D

available upon request

Intramural & Recreational Sports - UA12/12

available upon request

Student Life - UA12/1

Career Services Center - UA17/2, UA42/1
Counseling & Testing Center - UA12/9, UA42/2

Diversity Programs - UA12/6

  • Publications - UA12/6/1

Housing & Residence Life - UA12/5, UA14, UA26/3

Student Activities & Organizations - UA12/2

University Centers & Leadership Programs - UA12/11, UA15, UA26

Downing University Center - UA12/11/1
Garrett Center - UA15/1
Leadership & Volunteerism - UA12/11/2
University Centers & Leadership Programs - UA12/11, UA15, UA26

Veterans Affairs - UA31, UA42/2, UA81

available upon request

Vice President of Student Affairs & Campus Services

available upon request

Student / Alumni Personal Papers 

see Alumni for full list of individual collections

Bowling Green Business University - UA94/5

Glasgow Normal School - UA94/1

Small Collections - UA94/1/2

Ogden College - UA94/2

Potter College - UA94/3

Small Collections - UA94/3/1 

Southern Normal School - UA94/4

Small Collections - UA94/4/5 

Training Schools / College High - UA94/7 

Small Collections - UA94/7/2 

Western Kentucky University - UA94/6 

Carl Ellis Papers - UA94/6/2/7
Darwin Newton Papers - UA94/6/2/8
Irene Gullette Papers - UA94/6/2/4
Lena Annis Papers - UA94/6/2/6
Raldon Smith Papers - UA94/6/2/9
Small Collections
 - UA94/6/1

Terry Wilcutt Papers - UA94/6/2/5


 WKU Police Department

University Wide Records

Committees & Events - UA1B

Anniversaries - UA1B2

Events - UA1B1

Committees - UA1B3

Memorabilia Collection - UA1E

Multimedia Resources - UA1F

Multimedia Resources- UA1F
see also individual departments

  • Audio, Film & Video - UA1F1

Personnel Records - UA1D

Photographs - UA1C

WKU Archives Reference Collection - UA1A

Brief History of Bowling Green  Business University  
Talisman yearbooks - arranged by year
Towers yearbooks - arranged by year
Students Weekly - arranged by date from 1933-1939 

WKU Archives Vertical File - UA1F

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 Last Modified 6/1/16