Eastern Kentucky University: 1906-1956

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Located in Richmond, Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University has a distinguished record of 100 years of educational service to the commonwealth. Founded in 1906 as a normal school, Eastern evolved into a teachers college, then a state college, and finally a university. As EKU serves the Eastern Kentucky region, it is becoming an institution of national distinction, well known as a comprehensive public university dedicated to highquality instruction, service, and scholarship. This volume covers the first 50 years of a regional college that, at first, focused on educating teachers for the classroom, aided by the establishment of a model training school. The mission soon expanded to include programs such as business, home economics, music, and industrial arts. Eastern Kentucky University: 1906–1956 illustrates the university's emergence through over 200 images from the EKU Archives that capture the "Campus Beautiful," athletic competition, teacher training, academics, and student life.
ISBN: 9780738543123
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Campus History
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Jacqueline Couture, Deborah Whalen, and Chuck Hill are currently employed by the Eastern Kentucky University Archives. In the course of reorganizing a large photograph collection, they discovered a wealth of unpublished images that they felt would be of interest in Eastern Kentucky University's centennial year.
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