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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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(270) 809-6152
(270) 809-4295
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Office of the President - General Records

Collection Title: General Records, 1939-1983

Series Number: RG003-12-02

Department: Office of the President

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Noah Strader from February 2012 to May 2013

Date Listed: May 10, 2013

Date Span: 1939-1983

Size of Collection: 196.0 linear feet

Number of Boxes: 392 legal size document cases

Type of Material: Correspondence, memorandums, reports, etc.

Condition of Material: Good

Arrangement: Organized alphabetically by title of file folder; chronological arrangement

Historical Information: The Office of the President at Murray State University was established soon after the Murray State Normal School was founded in 1923. Four presidents served between 1936 and 1983 they were James H. Richmond (1936-1945), Ralph H. Woods (1945-1968), Harry M. Sparks (1968-1973) and Constantine W. Curris (1973-1983).

Scope and Content: Collection consists of correspondence, memorandums, department and committee reports, program studies, annual financial records, capital construction projects, student and faculty applications and various other materials created or received by the Office of the President of Murray State Teachers College, Murray State College and Murray State University from 1939 to 1983. The collection includes the office files of Presidents James H. Richmond (1939-1945), Ralph H. Woods (1945-1968), Harry M. Sparks (1968-1973) and Constantine W. Curris (1973-1983).

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Richmond, James Howell, 1884-1945.

Woods, Ralph Henry, 1898-1973.

Sparks, Harry Magee, 1907-1996

Curris, Constantine W., 1940-

Murray State University – Presidents.

Murray State College – Presidents.

Murray State Teachers College – Presidents.

Murray State University – History.