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Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Ronald Kurth Papers

Collection Title: Ronald Kurth Papers


Series Number: RG003-12-11


Department: Office of the President.


Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Mary Krahulec in April of 2012.


Date Listed: May 10, 2012


Date Span: 1989-1995


Size of Collection:  0.25 linear feet.


Number of Boxes: 1 letter half size document cases.


Type of Material: Newspaper clippings.


Condition of Material: Good.


Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.


Historical Information: Ronald James Kurth served as the eighth president of Murray State University from 1990 to 1994. He was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and former naval aviator. He held a Ph.D. from Harvard University and was a scholar on Russian military and diplomatic history. Prior to being president at Murray, he served as Senior Military Attache’ at the American Embassy in Moscow and was president of the United States Naval War College from 1987 to 1990. Kurth’s contract was not renewed by the Board of Regents in August of 1993. He later served as Dean of Academic Affairs at the Air War College and as president of St. Johns Northwestern Military Academy.


Scope and Content: Collection consists of newspaper clippings, activity reports and typescript speeches made during Ronald Kurth’s term as president of Murray State University from 1990 to 1994.


Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Kurth, Ronald James

Murray State University – History.

Murray State University – Presidents.

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