The second 50 years of Eastern Kentucky University’s 100-year history is covered in the new photo book, “Eastern Kentucky University: 1957-2006,” by Jackie Couture, Debbie Whalen and Chuck Hill, colleagues in EKU Archives.
The book is a follow up to the photo history of the first 50 years of EKU, “Eastern Kentucky University: 1906-1956,” both part of Arcadia Publishing’s Campus History Series.
“This volume shows the great changes in technology that happened after 1960,” the authors said. “It is startling to see the rapid growth of the EKU campus from just a few buildings surrounding a picturesque central ravine to an expanded campus with high-rise dormitories, multiple story classroom buildings, a large sports complex and other facilities that cover several hundred acres. Between 1960 and 1976 the campus quadrupled in size.”
Both volumes are available at area bookstores, independent retailers, online bookstores, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or 888-313-2665.