Roark Family Collection

Collection Metadata

Title

Roark Family Collection

Description

This collection includes a limited number of materials that belonged to Ruric N. and Mary C. Roark that were donated by family members. Ruric was the first president of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School in 1906, which later became Eastern Kentucky University. Ruric's wife, Mary, served as acting president of Eastern, and was officially recognized as Eastern's second president in 2015. Included are photographs of the Roarks and classroom or school photos; the class notes, essays and diploma of Ruric N. Roark, and a silver loving cup given to Mary Roark by the faculty of Eastern. News clippings about Mary and Ruric are also included.

Date

1879-1960

Format

correspondence, documents
photograph, negative

Language

English

Type

text
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