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WKU Archives: Videos & Audios

Links to WKU Archives sources by creator, subject and graduating classes.

Videos by Subject

Basketball

Arkansas State University (women) - 1993
Army - 1965 
East Tennessee State University - 1965 - 
Eastern Kentucky University - 1965 
Fordham University - 1965 
Morehead State University - 1963 - 1963 - 1966 
Murray State University - 1969  - 1971 - 1988 
Parsons College - 1965 
Sugar Bowl - 1959 
Tulane University - 1959
Unidentified - 1947 
Virginia Commonwealth - 1990 

Departmental

Agriculture - 1972 - 1975 - 1975 
Army ROTC
Continuing Education
Fashion Merchandising
Home Economics
Library
Modern Library
New Dimensions
Music

Football

Appalachian State University - 2000
Austin Peay State University - 1962 - 1996 
Eastern Kentucky University - 1961 - 19651970 - 1978no date 
Eastern Michigan University - 1970 
Highlights - 2002 
Jacksonville State University - 1996
Marshall University - 1996 - 1996 - 1996 - 1996 - 1996 - 1996
Morehead State University - 1961 
Murray State University - 1970 
Russia - 1992 - 1992
Southern Illinois University - 1992
Spring Game 1960
Tennessee Tech University - 19701989 - 1989
Unidentified
University of Alabama-Birmingham - 1996 - 1996 - 1996 - 1996 - 1996 - 1996 - 1996 - 1996 - 1996
University of Louisville - 1988
West Virginia University Institute of Technology - 2007

Presidents

Dero Downing - 1970 - 1978 - 1978 - 1978 - 1978 - 1978 - 2006
Donald Zacharias - 1979 - 1980 - 1980

Searching for Videos & Audios

Using the Advanced Search in KenCat enter the combinations that most interest you:

In the Container Title field enter:

  • Film/Video/Audio File - will return all films, videos, audiotapes in all formats held in WKU Archives
  • "Film/Video/Audio File - [subject]" - will return just the items you request, the quotation marks are necessary to refine the search, the brackets show where to enter the subject or topic you are interested in.  Examples:
    • "Film/Video/Audio File - Basketball" - will return all mens basketball films, videos, audiotapes in all formats held in WKU Archives, the quotes are needed to distinguish mens games from womens
    • "Film/Video/Audio File - Basketball, Womens" 
    • Subjects to add include: Athletic Music, Athletics, Banquet, Baseball, Centennial, Commencement Dedications, Football, Founders Day, Free Enterprise Fair, Groundbreakings, Hilltopper Halftime Program, Interviews, Interviews/Oral History, Lectures, Music, On Campus Halftime Program, PSA, Press Conferences, Speeches, W Club

The Container Description field can be used to further refine the search by either format, date or other criteria.  These criteria can be entered as a string separated by commas.

  • Formats - enter one of the following: 3/4 inch, Audioreel, Audiotape, Beta, CD*, DVD, Film, *.mpg, SHVS, VHS, *.wav
  • Single year, e.g. - 1954, 1975
  • Decade, by entering the first three digits and an asterisk, e.g. - 196*, 197*
  • Athletic opponent by entering school name, use quotation marks when entering a multiple part name, e.g. - "Eastern Kentucky", Dayton, "Middle Tennessee State"
  • Person's name using quotation marks, e.g. - "Michael Card", "Fleenor, Ken"; or you can enter just the surname

Film Restoration Projects

WKU Archives houses many films, videotapes and audiotapes which are in need of preservation and transfer to newer formats. Transferring films runs approximately $200 per reel.  Once films have been converted to DVD they can be reproduced for researchers at the cost of copying. Some of the films are placed on the YouTube Channel to make them more accessible. Contact the WKU Archivist if you would like to make a contribution to the University Archives Fund for this project.

Due to the age and condition of films, videotapes and audiotapes, we cannot guarantee a successful transfer.  

We have recently completed digitizing some 60 films through an internal WKU Libraries Grant which are now available on our YouTube Channel.  

Subject Guide

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Video Subjects

Adult Day Care
Advertising
Affirmative Action
African Americans
Agriculture
Alcoholism
Alexander, Kern
Allied Health
Anniversaries
Anthropology
Astronauts
Astronomy
Athletic Hall of Fame
Athletics
Authors
Babcock, James
Band Day
Barren River Area Development District Baseball
Basketball
Basketball, Womens
Biology
Big Red
Big Red Street Fest
Bond Issues
Bowling Green Community College
Boxing
Burch, Barbara
Business
Career Services
Carpenter, John
Catholic Ritual
Center for Gifted Studies
Cheerleaders
Chemistry
Cherry Hall
Cherry, Henry
China
Coal Research
College High
Collins, Floyd
Columbine
Commencement
Concerts
Concrete Canoe
Continuing Education
Convocation
Corvette Plant
Court System
Creed Monument
Criminology
Diddle Arena
Diddle, E.A.
Diddle Park
Diddle Statue
Distance Education
Downing, Dero
Downing, Joe
Earth Day
Eastern Kentucky University
Economics
Elson, Charles
Enrollment
Etscorn, Frank
Faculty Senate
Finance
Fine Arts Festival
Flynn, James
Folk Housing
Football
Founders Day
Fraternities
Gemini 15
Gibbs, Todd
Glaser, Joe
Gleaves, Adele
Gordon Ford College of Business
Grandin, Temple
Grants
Gravel, Mike
Hall of Distinguished Alumni
Hand Tools
Harbaugh, Jack
Hardin Planetarium
Harrison, Lowell
Haskins, Clem
Health Care
Hellstrom, Ward
Helm-Cravens Library
Henry, Steve
High School Day
Higher Education
Hilltopper Athletic Foundation
Hilltoppers Quartet
Homecoming
Home Economics
Humble, Jerry
Information Technology
Integration
International Relations
Interviews
Ivan Wilson Hall
Jackson, Carlton
Job Fair
Johnson Sundial
Jonesville
Journalism
Kelsey, David
Kentucky Legislature
La Boheme
Larrick, Nancy
Leadership & Volunteerism
Leakey, Richard
Lectures
Lipscomb, William
Longrifle
Lost River Cave
Lucas, Marion
McDonald, Forrest
McFarland, White
McLucas, John
Marching Band
Marketing
Mason, Lillie
MASTER Plan
Mavrodes, George
Meredith, Thomas
Military
Miller, Jim Wayne
Miller, Kenneth
Monroe, Eula
Mountain Workshops
Music
Nappy Roots
Nash, Ron
NCAA
Newton, John
Niles, Thomas
Non-Traditional Students
Nursing
Opera
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
Page, Tate
Palmore, John
Panchyshyn, Robert
Panov, Pavel
Patton, Paul
Performing Arts
Pershing Rifles
Police
Politics
Potter Hall
Presidential Election, 1976
Preston Health & Activities Center
Psychology
Public Service Announcements
Quilting
Ramsey, James
Ransdell, Gary
Ray, Charles
Recreation Administration
Regents
Religion
Resident Life
Retirements
Reunions
Rhodes Scholars
Roberts, Bob
Rodriguez, Richard
Salisbury, Richard
Science
Sexton, Bob
Scholarships
Scottsville Road
Sheriff's Academy
Skydiving
Soap Box Derby
Soccer
South Union Shakers
Spurlock, John
Stafford, William
Stansbury, Ed
Stone, Richard
Stuart, Jesse
Student Recruitment
Sturgeon, George
Taggart, Willie
Tailgating
Tate Page Hall
Tech Aqua
Technology
Tennessee Valley Authority
Teller, Albert
Tennis
Theatre & Dance
Thompson, Francis
Thompson, Kelly
Turner, Helen
University Boulevard
University College
Vandiver, Frank Virginia Tech
Warren, Robert Penn
Wassom, Herbert
Western Kentucky University
Western Show Choir
White, Verde
Whitmore, Marti
Wickliffe Mounds
Wilcutt, Terry
Willard, Ralph
WKU Glasgow
WKYU-TV
Women's Alliance
Writers
Yeutter, Clayton
Zacharias, Donald