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The Finest Place We Know

A Centennial History of Murray State University, 1922-2022

"The work of this institution has only begun I want to see this faculty continue to develop in not only teaching ability, but heart power—the ability to lead and inspire I want to see the fullest opportunities furnished to students I want to see young men and women who will become effective leaders I want to see all of these things and more"—Dr. John W. Carr, First President of Murray State University, April 1, 1926

When Murray State University was founded shortly after World War I, it was a modest, one-building teachers' college with a mandate to prepare better-trained educators for schools in the Jackson Purchase area of Western Kentucky. Now Murray State has grown to become a major university with nearly (or approximately) 10,000 students from all over the world. Over the past century, this institution has indelibly shaped the lives of generations of talented young people who went on to enjoy remarkable careers at NASA, the Kentucky Supreme Court, in Hollywood, the NBA, and elsewhere.

In The Finest Place We Know, authors Robert L Jackson, Sarah Marie Owens, and Sean J. McLaughlin celebrate the 100-year story of Murray State University by looking back on the people, places, and events which have shaped the institution's history. This comprehensive, pictorial history features hundreds of images from the Progue Special Collections Library and is accompanied by stories that explore everything from the school's first student-produced weekly newspaper The College News that began publication on June 24, 1927, the hiring of Ernest T. Brooks, its first Black professor, in 1970, and the appointment of Dr. Kala Stroup, the first woman president of any Kentucky university. This work—equal parts history and celebration—presents an in depth account of one of Kentucky's prosperous public universities.

About the Authors

Robert L Jackson is president of Murray State University. He formerly served MSU as the president and chief executive officer of the Murray State University Foundation, Inc., the senior advisor to the university for state and federal governmental relations, and as a Kentucky state Senator. Sarah Marie Owens is a library specialist at Murray State University where she works on promoting the Pogue Special Collections and University Archives. Sean J. McLaughlin is the special collections and exhibits director at Murray State University. He is the author of JFK and de Gaulle: How America and France Failed in Vietnam, 1961-1963 (University Press of Kentucky, 2019).

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