John Landes Vickers (1907- ) Papers (Record Group 82/Faculty/Staff Papers), 1948-1977

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Landes Vickers (1907- ) Papers (Record Group 82/Faculty/Staff Papers), 1948-1977
Creator
Vickers, John Landes, 1907-
Extent
5.85 cubic feet, 9,750 items, 13 boxes
Finding Aid Author
Delsie Jenkins
Repository
Eastern Kentucky University

Collection Overview

Biography / History
John Landes Vickers was born at Rumsey, Kentucky in McLean County on November 1, 1907. He graduated from Calhoun High School and received a B.S. degree in Agriculture from Western Kentucky University in 1931 and a M.A. degree in Administration and Agricultural Education from the University of Kentucky in 1935.
After graduation he taught vocational education agriculture and coached athletics in several secondary schools of Kentucky until 1943 when he began work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From 1946 to 1950 he served as principal of Pleasureville High School in Henry County, Kentucky. In 1950 he assumed the position of Director of Pupil Transportation for the Kentucky Department of Education. He held that position until 1960 when he came to Eastern Kentucky University.
From 1960 to 1977 Vickers held several significant administrative positions at Eastern. At various times he served as Executive Assistant to President Robert R. Martin, Director of College - Community Relations, and Director of Placement from 1968 until his retirement in 1977. Vickers assisted in organizing numerous campus events and workshops during his tenure at Eastern and on many occasions served as Eastern's official representative to state and national educational events.
Vickers is active in professional educational organizations. He holds life membership in the Kentucky Education Association and the National Education Association. He was a member of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. In retirement he has assisted in the continued development of the Madison County Retired Teachers Association. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond and the Richmond Rotary Club. Vickers is married to the former Lois Robinson of Lexington, Kentucky and they have three sons and one daughter.
Scope and Content
The personal and official papers of John Vickers comprise 13 boxes of materials covering the years 1948-1977. Mr. Vickers held a variety of imporant administrative positions (Executive Assistant to President Robert R. Martin, Director of the Placement Office) during his tenure at Eastern Kentucky University (1960-1977). The papers reflect Vickers' active interest in such professional educational organizations as the Kentucky Educational Association and the Central Kentucky Education Association. Vickers' role in organizing various campus conferences and activities, such as cheerleader workshops, homecoming events, and MCA meetings, is fully documented. There is a sizeable quantity of personal correspondence concerning Vickers' active interest in Eastern athletes and his leadership in local and state Baptist church matters.

Contents of the Collection

Subject Series

The Subject Series consists of thirteen boxes of material covering the years 1948 to 1977. All of the correspondence is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each subject. Materials document the various official university offices held by Vickers and his activities on behalf of Eastern in the community and the region.

A.A.S.A. - 1967

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Accounting Workshop - 1970

  • Box 1, folder 2
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A.C.P.R.A. - 1967

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Administrative Council - 1963

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Admission Correspondence - 1963-1966

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Admissions Committee - 1963-1968

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Adult Education Program - 1965-1966

  • Box 1, folder 7
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AFL-CIO - 1967

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Aging Conference - 1974

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Agricultural Education - 1962-1968

  • Box 1, folder 10
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American National Red Cross - 1969

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Appalachia- Educational Laboratory - 1967

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Athletes Correspondence - 1967-1970

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Awards - 1967

  • Box 1, folder 14
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Balfour - 1948-1964

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Balfour - 1965-1967

  • Box 1, folder 16
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Band Day - 1964-1969

  • Box 1, folder 17
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Baptist Convention - 1967-1968

  • Box 1, folder 18
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Baptist Student Union - 1963-1968

  • Box 1, folder 19
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Basketball Teams Attending Games - 1965-1969

  • Box 1, folder 20
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Basketball Tip-Off Dinner - 1962

  • Box 1, folder 21
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Beta Club - 1965-1966

  • Box 1, folder 22
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Bicycle Committee - 1972-1973

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Bledsoe, Mallie, Clay County - 1967

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Boggs, Kendall, Letcher County - 1967

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Book Exhibitors - 1963-1971

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Bookmen's Exhibit - 1971-1975

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Boy Scouts - 1967-1974

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Boy's State - 1968-1971

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Daniel Boone Statue - 1967

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Building Plans - 1959-1960

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Buildings and Grounds, Department of - 1964-1968

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Buildings on Campus - 1967

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Burns, Fred Taylor - Daviess County, - 1969

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Business Affairs - 1968

  • Box 2, folder 13
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By-Pass Road - 1964

  • Box 2, folder 14
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Campus Bulletins - 1966-1968

  • Box 2, folder 15
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Cancer Drive - 1967-1974

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Career Education Conference - 1973

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Cawood, James A., Harlan County - 1967

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Central KY Personnel and Guidance Assoc. - 1967-71

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Kentucky Chamber of Commerce - 1967

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Cheerleaders Workshop - 1967-1971

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Cheerleading, International, Drill Team - 1972

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Cheerleading Clinic - 1972-1973

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Cheerleading Workshop - 1974

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Cheerleading and Drill Team Workshops - 1975

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Cheerleading Workshop Requests - 1973-1974

  • Box 3, folder 11
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Cheerleading Workshop Requests - 1976-1977

  • Box 3, folder 12
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Christian Churches

  • Box 3, folder 13
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First Christian Church Assembly - 1963

  • Box 3, folder 14
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Civil Defense Program - 1969

  • Box 4, folder 1
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CKEA - 1962

  • Box 4, folder 2
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CKEA - 1963

  • Box 4, folder 3
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CKEA - 1964

  • Box 4, folder 4
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CKEA - 1965

  • Box 4, folder 5
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CKEA - 1966

  • Box 4, folder 6
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CKEA - 1967-1969

  • Box 4, folder 7
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CREA - 1972

  • Box 4, folder 8
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CKEA - 1973

  • Box 4, folder 9
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CKEA News-o-rama - 1965-1969

  • Box 4, folder 10
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CKRTA - 1974

  • Box 4, folder 11
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Civil War Centennial Pageant - 1962

  • Box 4, folder 12
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Clark, Charles - Floyd County - 1969

  • Box 4, folder 13
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Clark, Rodney - Powell County - 1967-1971

  • Box 4, folder 14
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College Enrollments, Kentucky - 1953-1961

  • Box 4, folder 15
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College Enrollments, Kentucky - 1962-1976

  • Box 4, folder 16
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College Night Programs - 1967-1973

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Conference on Children - Dept for Human Resources - 1974

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Congressional Action Bulletins - 1963-1965

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Combs, Beckham - Knott County - 1967

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Conkwright, W. G. - Clark County - 1967

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Constitution, Revision of - 1966

  • Box 5, folder 6
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Convention of Christian Churches - 1974

  • Box 5, folder 7
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Correspondence with President Martin - 1966-1969

  • Box 5, folder 8
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Correspondence with President Martin - 1970-1976

  • Box 5, folder 9
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Correspondence with Congressman Perkins - 1967-1968

  • Box 5, folder 10
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Counties - Kentucky, Served by Eastern

  • Box 5, folder 11
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Coy and Coy Attorneys - 1967-1968

  • Box 5, folder 12
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Davis, William,. Irvine Independent Schools - 1967

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Delta Omicron Convention - 1968

  • Box 5, folder 14
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Disaster Committee - 1969

  • Box 5, folder 15
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Drill Team and Cheerleading Clinic - 1975-1976

  • Box 5, folder 16
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Eastern Graduates - 1968-1975

  • Box 5, folder 17
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E. Club - 1948-1968

  • Box 5, folder 18
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E. Club - 1969-1971

  • Box 5, folder 19
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Education, Funds for - 1962-1968

  • Box 5, folder 20
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Educational Research Training Program - 1966

  • Box 5, folder 21
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Educational Television - 1966

  • Box 5, folder 22
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EKEA - 1962-1971

  • Box 5, folder 23
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Elections - 1967-1968

  • Box 6, folder 1
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Employment Requests at EKU - 1965-1975

  • Box 6, folder 2
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Equal Employment Opportunity - Dept of Personnel - 1974

  • Box 6, folder 3
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Enrollment Report - 1976

  • Box 6, folder 4
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Evangelism Workshop - 1967

  • Box 6, folder 5
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Eversok, Roy, Hazard - 1967

  • Box 6, folder 6
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Federal Summer Intern Program - 1974

  • Box 6, folder 7
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Financial Assistance Correspondence - 1966-1967

  • Box 6, folder 8
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Financial Assistance Correspondence - 1968-1970

  • Box 6, folder 9
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Founders Day Programs - 1962-1966

  • Box 6, folder 10
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Frank (Jack) Insurance Agency - 1964-1968

  • Box 6, folder 11
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Franklin County Club - 1964-1965

  • Box 6, folder 12
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Future Homemakers of America - 1962-1973

  • Box 6, folder 13
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Future Homemakers of America Convention - 1973

  • Box 6, folder 14
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Future Teachers of America Conference - 1974

  • Box 6, folder 15
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Gabbard, Dr. Tom - Newport City Schools - 1971

  • Box 6, folder 16
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General Correspondence - 1963-1965

  • Box 6, folder 17
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General Correspondence - 1966-1967

  • Box 7, folder 1
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General Correspondence - 1967-1968

  • Box 7, folder 2
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Graduate Council - 1964

  • Box 7, folder 3
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Graham, Billy - Crusade - 1967

  • Box 7, folder 4
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Gun made from the Sycamore Tree

  • Box 7, folder 5
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Hand Bell Ringers Seminar - 1977

  • Box 7, folder 6
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Higher Education, Public - 1966-1967

  • Box 7, folder 7
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Highway Bond Issue - 1965

  • Box 7, folder 8
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Home Economics Teachers Conference - 1977

  • Box 7, folder 9
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Homecoming - 1962

  • Box 7, folder 10
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Homecoming - 1963

  • Box 7, folder 11
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Homecoming - 1964

  • Box 7, folder 12
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Homecoming - 1965

  • Box 7, folder 13
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Homecoming - 1967-1969

  • Box 7, folder 14
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Homemakers School - 1975

  • Box 7, folder 15
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Honorary Degrees - Criteria for Selection - 1966

  • Box 7, folder 16
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Honor's Day - 1963-1964

  • Box 7, folder 17
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House, Douglas - Madison County - 1967

  • Box 7, folder 18
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In-Service Teacher Education - 1967-1972

  • Box 7, folder 19
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Information Requested on Eastern KY State College - 1963-1964

  • Box 7, folder 20
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Information Requested on Eastern KY State College - 1965

  • Box 7, folder 21
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Interfraternity Council - 1967

  • Box 7, folder 22
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International Graphic Arts Conference - 1972-1974

  • Box 7, folder 23
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International Students Enrolled at Eastern - 1964-1974

  • Box 7, folder 24
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Inter-office Communications - 1963-1964

  • Box 7, folder 25
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Inter-office Communications - 1965-1966

  • Box 7, folder 26
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Jaycees Fall Board Meeting, Kentucky - 1973

  • Box 7, folder 27
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Jaycees Convention - State - 1974

  • Box 7, folder 28
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Jefferson County Teachers Meeting - 1972

  • Box 7, folder 29
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Jehovah's Witnesses - 1963-1966

  • Box 8, folder 1
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Job Fair, Allied Health - 1974

  • Box 8, folder 2
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Johnson, Otis - Jackson County - 1967

  • Box 8, folder 3
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Johnson, Thomas, Lynch - 1967

  • Box 8, folder 4
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Jones, E.G. - Montgomery County - 1967

  • Box 8, folder 5
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Junior Achievement Program - 1972

  • Box 8, folder 6
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K.E.A. - 1963 - 1967

  • Box 8, folder 7
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K.E.A. - 1968-1973

  • Box 8, folder 8
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K.E.A. - 1973-1976

  • Box 8, folder 9
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K.E.A. Drive-in Conference - 1963-1964

  • Box 8, folder 10
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K.E.A. - F.E.S.S. Seminar - 1964

  • Box 8, folder 11
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K.E.A. Leadership Conference - 1962

  • Box 8, folder 12
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KY Assoc. on Childreri under Six Conference - 1974

  • Box 8, folder 13
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KY Association of Colleges, Secondary and Elementary Schools - 1964-1965

  • Box 8, folder 14
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Kentucky Association of School Administrators - 1971

  • Box 8, folder 15
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Kentucky Association School Business Offices - 1968

  • Box 8, folder 16
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Kentucky Beekeepers Association - 1972-1977

  • Box 8, folder 17
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Kentucky Colonel Commissions - 1962-1963

  • Box 8, folder 18
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Kentucky Congress of Parents and Teachers - 1962

  • Box 8, folder 19
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Kentucky Congress of Parents and Teachers - 1970-1976

  • Box 8, folder 20
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Kentucky Council fo Churches

  • Box 8, folder 21
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Kentucky Development Campaign - 1963

  • Box 8, folder 22
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Kentucky Employee Bargaining Bill - 1973

  • Box 8, folder 23
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Kentucky General Information - 1958-1962

  • Box 8, folder 24
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KY Hairdressers Seminar - Eastern KY State College - 1964-1965

  • Box 8, folder 25
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Kentucky LP Gas Service School - 1963-1970

  • Box 8, folder 26
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KSEA - 1964-1971

  • Box 8, folder 27
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Kentucky School of Alcohol Study - 1974

  • Box 8, folder 28
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Kentucky School Boards Association - 1965-1976

  • Box 8, folder 29
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Kentucky Society for Crippled Children - 1969

  • Box 9, folder 1
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Kentucky State Tennis Association - 1965-1969

  • Box 9, folder 2
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Kentucky Teachers Retirement System - 1967-1970

  • Box 9, folder 3
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Kentucky Welfare Association - 1963

  • Box 9, folder 4
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Kentucky Young Historians Convention - 1975-1976

  • Box 9, folder 5
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Kentucky Youth Research Center - 1976

  • Box 9, folder 6
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King, Martin Luther, Jr. - Memorial Service - 1969

  • Box 9, folder 7
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Knarr, Orloff Lee - Jackson Independent Schools - 1968

  • Box 9, folder 8
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Laws of Kentucky

  • Box 9, folder 9
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Lewis, Hayes - Leslie County - 1967

  • Box 9, folder 10
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Library - 1968

  • Box 9, folder 11
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Madison Bar Association - 1977

  • Box 9, folder 12
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Martin, Robert R. - Tribute Dinner - 1976

  • Box 9, folder 13
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Meetings Held on Campus - 1962-1974

  • Box 9, folder 14
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Miller, Douglas-Estill County - 1967

  • Box 9, folder 15
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Miller, Jack - Mt. Sterling - 1967

  • Box 9, folder 16
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Miracle, Neurelle - Rockcastle County - 1967

  • Box 9, folder 17
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Miscellaneous Letters - 1969-1971

  • Box 9, folder 18
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Moore Building Dedication - 1968

  • Box 9, folder 19
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Music, Department of - 1968-1970

  • Box 9, folder 20
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N.C.A.A. - 1967

  • Box 9, folder 21
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NCATE and Southern Education Association - 1965

  • Box 9, folder 22
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NDSL - 1967

  • Box 9, folder 23
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NEA - 1965-1966

  • Box 9, folder 24
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NEA Convention - 1964

  • Box 9, folder 25
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NEA Division of Transportation - 1962-1963

  • Box 9, folder 26
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National Hairdressers and Cosmotologists Association, Inc. - 1965-1969

  • Box 9, folder 27
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National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test - 1963

  • Box 9, folder 28
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Nationals - 1975

  • Box 9, folder 29
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Nationals - 1976

  • Box 9, folder 30
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Navy Officers Program - 1963-1969

  • Box 9, folder 31
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Negro Meeting - 1963

  • Box 9, folder 32
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Nicolas, Edgar C. (Rotary Scholarship Student) - 1974

  • Box 9, folder 33
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Nomination to Enroll at Eastern - 1962

  • Box 9, folder 34
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Non-Academic Counseling Retention Committee - 1977

  • Box 9, folder 35
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Nursing Program - 1965-1969

  • Box 9, folder 36
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Parades - 1966

  • Box 9, folder 37
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Parents Day Program - 1974

  • Box 9, folder 38
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Patterson, Lloyd, Richmond Independent Schools - 1967

  • Box 9, folder 39
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Personal Papers - 1963-1964

  • Box 10, folder 1
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Personal Papers - 1965

  • Box 10, folder 2
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Personal Papers - 1966-1967

  • Box 10, folder 3
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Personal Papers - 1967-1968

  • Box 10, folder 4
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Personal Papers - 1969-1970

  • Box 10, folder 5
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Personal Papers - 1971-1973

  • Box 10, folder 6
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Personal Papers - 1974-1976

  • Box 10, folder 7
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Phi Gamma Delta Leadership Conference - August 1973

  • Box 10, folder 8
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Philosophy Conference - May 1973

  • Box 10, folder 9
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Placement - 1968-1969

  • Box 10, folder 10
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Placement - 1970-1971

  • Box 11, folder 1
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Placement - 1972

  • Box 11, folder 2
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Placement - 1973

  • Box 11, folder 3
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Placement - 1974-1975

  • Box 11, folder 4
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Plates (for Machine in Public Affairs)

  • Box 11, folder 5
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Practical Arts Education Conference - 1977

  • Box 11, folder 6
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Presidential Scholarship Applications - 1975-1976

  • Box 11, folder 7
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Presidential Scholarships - Correspondence - 1973-1975

  • Box 11, folder 8
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Presidential Scholarships - Correspondence - 1976

  • Box 11, folder 9
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Presidential Scholarship Recipients - 1973-1976

  • Box 12, folder 1
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Progress Day at Eastern - 1963

  • Box 12, folder 2
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Progress and Appreciation Day - EKU - 1971

  • Box 12, folder 3
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Proposed Student Center - 1965-1966

  • Box 12, folder 4
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Public Relations for Colleges - 1963-1969

  • Box 12, folder 5
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Rejected Presidential Scholarships - 1974

  • Box 12, folder 6
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Rejected Presidential Scholarships - 1974-1976

  • Box 12, folder 7
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Retentions Committee - Financial Aid - 1977

  • Box 12, folder 8
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Rose, Frank - Wolfe County - 1967

  • Box 12, folder 9
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ROTC Advanced Camp - 1965

  • Box 12, folder 10
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School District Visitations - 1967-1975

  • Box 12, folder 11
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Scott, Mamie W. - 1968

  • Box 12, folder 12
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Self-Study Reports - 1974

  • Box 12, folder 13
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Senior Day, High School - 1938-1940, 1961-1964

  • Box 12, folder 14
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Singleton, Litten - Berea - 1967

  • Box 12, folder 15
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Sparks, Chester L. - Jenkins - 1967

  • Box 12, folder 16
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Special Programs Conference (Voc. Ed.) - 1977

  • Box 12, folder 17
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Sports Clinic, Division of Women and Girls - 1965

  • Box 12, folder 18
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Sports Day, E-Club - 1972

  • Box 12, folder 19
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State Reading Conference - 1973

  • Box 12, folder 20
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Stewart, Sedley - Lee County - 1967

  • Box 12, folder 21
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Strong, Guy, Night - 1968

  • Box 12, folder 22
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Student Aid Society - 1966-1970

  • Box 12, folder 23
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Student Aid Society - 1977

  • Box 12, folder 24
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Student Discipline Society - Self-Study

  • Box 12, folder 25
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Student Financial Aid - Correspondence - 1974-1976

  • Box 12, folder 26
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Student Recruitment Suggestions - 1961-1963

  • Box 12, folder 27
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Student Roster - 1967-1968

  • Box 13, folder 1
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Summer Events - 1967-1976

  • Box 13, folder 2
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Superintendent's Day - 1962-1968

  • Box 13, folder 3
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Teacher Education - 1960-1961

  • Box 13, folder 4
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Teacher Education - 1962-1965

  • Box 13, folder 5
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Teague, Roy G. - Harlan Independent School - 1967

  • Box 13, folder 6
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Tennis Tournament, Kentucky State Junior - 1972-1973

  • Box 13, folder 7
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Title I - Reading Teachers and Librarians - 1974

  • Box 13, folder 8
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Title III Conference, State ESEA - 1972-1973

  • Box 13, folder 9
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Turner, Mrs. Marie - Breathitt County - 1967

  • Box 13, folder 10
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Turner, Pleas - Owsley County - 1967

  • Box 13, folder 11
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University Purchases - 1967

  • Box 13, folder 12
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Upward Bound - 1966-1967

  • Box 13, folder 13
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Visitations - 1967-1974

  • Box 13, folder 14
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Vocational Education Conference - 1973

  • Box 13, folder 15
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Vocational Education, Kentucky Department - 1973-1974

  • Box 13, folder 16
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Whitehead, Dr. David - Paducah Independent - 1969

  • Box 13, folder 17
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Whooten, Dennis - Perry County - 1967

  • Box 13, folder 18
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Who's Who Among Students - 1967

  • Box 13, folder 19
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Wilderness Road Girl Scout Council - 1975-1976

  • Box 13, folder 20
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Y.M.C.A. - Sportsmanship Clinic - 1963

  • Box 13, folder 21
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Y.M.C.A. - Sportsmanship Clinic - 1962

  • Box 13, folder 22
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Youth Conference - 1967-1968

  • Box 13, folder 23
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Youth Opportunity Campaign - 1966

  • Box 13, folder 24
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Youth Symposium, KY Department of Education - 1973

  • Box 13, folder 25
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