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Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Hester College Dormitory Fire Newspaper Clippings


Collection Title: Hester College Dormitory Fire Newspaper Clippings


Series Number: RG016-12-13


Department: Library Services


Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter Ullrich on June 8, 2012.


Date Listed: June 8, 2012


Date Span: 1998-2003


Size of Collection:  2.25 linear feet.


Number of Boxes:  1 legal half size document case and 1 oversized box.


Type of Material: Newspapers clippings and ephemera.


Condition of Material: Good.


Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.


Historical Information: On September 18, 1998, a fire set by an arsonist on the fourth floor of the Hester College dormitory on the Murray State University campus claimed the life of one student and seriously injured another. A long series of investigations, criminal trials and personal law suits followed the incident and continues to the present. 


Scope and Content: Collection consists of newspaper clippings from regional papers of the Hester College Dormitory fire on the Murray State University campus on September 18, 1998. The collection includes newspaper clippings on personal law suits and criminal trials associated with the incident dating from September 18, 1998 to June 21, 2003.    


Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Murray State University. Hester College.

Murray State University – History.

Fires – Kentucky – Murray.

Arson – Kentucky – Murray.

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