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  • Keeping the University Free and Growingby Herman Lee Donovan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the fifteen years of Herman L. Donovan's presidency (1941-56), the University of Kentucky entered a new era of maturity as an educational institution. The period was characterized by many administrative crises, such as those arising from the flood of veteran students following World War II, the rapidly rising costs of maintenance and expansion,... more...

  • Transylvaniaby Jr. John D. Wright

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Chartered in 1780, Transylvania University played a significant role as an educational pioneer in the developing trans-Allegheny West and served as its first institution of higher education. Strategically located in the growing city of Lexington, Kentucky, the university established schools of law and medicine at a time when there were few such educational... more...

  • The University of Louisvilleby Dwayne D. Cox; William J. Morison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Dwayne Cox and William Morison trace the twists and turns of the University of Louisville's two hundred year journey from provincial academy to national powerhouse. From the 1798 charter that established Jefferson Seminary to the 1998 opening of Papa John Stadium, Cox and Morison reveal the unique and fascinating history of the university's evolution.... more...

  • The University of Kentuckyby Carl B. Cone

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    When the University of Kentucky was begun in 1865, it was merely an adjunct of a denominational college in Lexington. From that humble beginning has come a proud institution with an enrollment of 56,000 and with students, faculty, and facilities spread across a landscape extending to the boundaries of the Commonwealth. The University's graduates now... more...

  • A History of Eastern Kentucky Universityby William E. Ellis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in Richmond, Kentucky, celebrated its centennial in 2006. EKU has had a colorful history, from the political quandaries surrounding the inception of its predecessor institutions to its financial difficulties during the Depression to its maturing as a leading regional university. Reflecting on the social, economic,... more...

  • Western Kentucky Universityby Lowell H. Harrison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Most Hilltoppers believe that Western Kentucky University is unique. They take pride in its lovely campus, its friendly spirit, the loyalty of its alumni, and its academic and athletic achievements. But Western's development also illustrates a major trend in American higher education during the past century. Scores of other institutions have followed... more...

  • Challenge and Change in Appalachiaby Jess Stoddart

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The first and most successful rural social settlement school in the United States lies at the forks of Troublesome Creek in Knott County, Kentucky. Since its founding in 1902 by May Stone and Katherine Pettit, the Hindman Settlement School has received accolades for the quality of its education, health, and community services that have measurably... more...

  • John William Wardby Kim Townsend

    Amherst College 2014; US$ 24.99

    The rise and fall of the man and the educational and democratic ideals he represented more...

  • Raised at Rutgersby Richard L. McCormick

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In Raised at Rutgers , Richard L. McCormick tells what it is like to run a major state university and vividly portrays the often contentious environment in which a university president operates today. He unsparingly recounts his decade of leadership, including his own missteps?those we know about and those we didn?t?as he strove to obtain adequate... more...

  • Constructing Black Education at Oberlin Collegeby Roland M. Baumann

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 51.99

    A richly illustrated volume presenting a comprehensive history of the education of African American students at Oberlin College. more...