Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
FAX (270) 809-6153
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.