This box contains programs, invitations, announcements, newspaper publications and other materials associated with the anniversary celebrations, groundbreaking ceremonies and building dedications that took place on the ECC/ECTC campus from 1964 to 2014.
Elizabethtown Community College was founded in the early 1960s. The state approval for the college's establishment as part of the University of Kentucky Community College System was signed on March 6, 1962. Groundbreaking for the new college took place on November 20, 1962, on farmland originally belonging to Clem Scott, and purchased by the North Central Education Foundation (organized to raise funds for the new college.) The college was completed by the fall of 1963. Four full-term, full credit college classes were taught in the building during the spring semester of 1964. The college officially opened in the fall of 1964, with regular classes beginning on September 3, 1964.
Elizabethtown Community College functioned as a branch campus of the University of Kentucky, subject to UK policies and oversight. It formed part of the University of Kentucky Community College System, along with 12 other community colleges around the state of Kentucky. Courses taught at ECC aligned with 100 and 200 level courses taught at UK; graduates received AA, AS and AAS degrees with the names of both college and university on their diplomas. ECC was subject to UK policies; however, it sought and received accreditation independently. Programs for ECC celebrations, dedications and anniversaries that took place prior to 1998 prominently display the names of both college and university.
In 1997 the General Assembly voted to form a new governing structure for the community colleges and the technical schools. Kentucky Community and Technical College System was formed in 1998. The community colleges and KY Tech schools moved from UK and workforce cabinet administration to that of the newly formed KCTCS. The technical schools, known statewide as KY Tech, were renamed with the designation of technical college. Programs for ECC celebrations, dedications and anniversaries that took place in 1998 or later display the KCTCS name in place of the University of Kentucky.
Elizabethtown Community College and the nearby Elizabethtown Technical College merged in the fall of 2004 to become Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (ECTC.) Programs for celebrations, dedications and anniversaries that took place after 2004 show this name change.
The 45th and 25th anniversaries were combined with building dedications; the programs for these events reflect the joint celebrations. The anniversary years are based on the opening of Elizabethtown Community College in 1964. The next anniversary celebration will take place in 2024, the 60th anniversary of ECC's opening and the 20th anniversary of the merging of ECC and Elizabethtown Technical College (founded as Elizabethtown Area Vocational School in 1966 and renamed twice before the merger.)
The collection is not comprehensive. There are no programs for the following: the college groundbreaking (November 20, 1962;) the Science Building and Student Center groundbreaking; the Learning Resource Center dedication ceremony; the groundbreaking ceremonies held for the Academic Technical Building or Regional Postsecondary Education Center; the celebration for the 50th anniversary.
The programs vary in quality. Later programs were printed professionally. The programs for the college dedication, Science and Student Center building dedication and LRC dedication are very simple – simple black type on folded white paper; 8.5X11, normal weight. In contrast the program for the 45th anniversary celebration exhibits a highly polished appearance, described in some detail with its official entry.
Documents show the range and progression of communication methods - mimeographed memos; word-processed/printed/photocopied memos; emails that were printed out for inclusion in the archives. Emails are no longer printed out but are gathered in the EL-Archives; some emails will be saved and stored as PDF documents
Most of the programs have some discoloration or markings, often made by library staff, or by original owners. Call numbers were written on programs in pencil. Some display stamp markings or discolorations from proximity to other documents.
This box does not include the naming of the James S. Owen Administration Building on January 12, 1996 or the naming of the James M. Collier Learning Resource Center in September 1996. Photos and newspaper clippings exist elsewhere of these ceremonies.
Mimeographed memo from ECC Advisory Board to Friends of ECC. Request for assistance with information. 5 pages of information sought: number of students, sketches of successful alumni, number of graduates, list of graduates, number of faculty, faculty activities, student profiles in career programs, and much more
Memo. Beginning Second Decade Ideas. Purpose: to stress services that the college can provide...Possibilities: one big gala; inviting newspapers to make special publications, etc. At bottom of memo is a handwritten note to Lila [Kiser] - Lila - this note has been given to Mr. [Talton] Stone to use at the advisory board meeting Monday. Sorry you cannot be present...not signed.
Sheet of typing paper, with three holes, likely from pressbook. Has newspaper clipping entitled Buildings Are Dedicated but the article is only the second half of the article. This is likely the dedication of the Science Building and Student Center
Special ECC Supplement. The News-Enterprise. Tuesday, November 12, 1974. 24 pages. Acceptable condition but deteriorating as newsprint does. Needs scanning/photography and preservation. Contains articles about the history, faculty, a column by Jim Owen, an article about Lila E.Kiser, faculty interests, photographs of Lila Kiser, George Luster, the Barons, cheerleaders, the library, profiles of two international students, casual photos of students, lists of student activities, a photo of Linda Holbert, photos and profiles of alumni DIane Elmore (Diane Logsdon,) Gary Avery, TImothy Weathers and Nolte Steven Atcher. Lots of ads. A second copy exists but it is in poor condition and lacks some of the pages.
The 45th Anniversary was combined with the dedication of Phase 2 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center. It was held on April 22,2010 at ECTC.
Programs. Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Open House and Homecoming. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Est 1964. 8.5X14 standard weight white paper. Trifold. Activities listed by building: James S. Owen Building [the former Administration building and first building constructed on campus:] gallery, art studio, information on teacher certification, interdisciplinary early childhood education. Science Building. Biology labs; chemistry and physics labs - demonstrations and displays. Academic Technical Building: Computer Information Technology - demonstrations; Business Studies - program information. Regional Postsecondary Center. Nursing, respiratory care, radiography. Tours and demonstrations. Fire/Rescue Center - tours. Live fire extinguisher demos. Admissions/Financial Aid/Counseling. Workforce Solutions. Occupational Technical Building. Demonstrations in various programs. Back page: Revisit History/Reconnect with Friends. James S. Owen Building, John P. Behen Room, Room 112. Welcome remarks from Dr. White at 12:30 in the Owen/Science Courtyard. Japanese School Athletic Day demonstration. Silent Auction. Cornhole tournament. 2 copies of programs.
Printout of article from News-Enterprise. College Honors Distinguished Alumni.
The Street. [ECC/ECTC student newspaper.] November 3, 2014. Open House recognizes anniversary. Page 1, cont. page 5. Photos of RPC; Dr. White addressing students; ice water being dumped on instructors Amy Fox, Daniel Lloyd, and Katrina Eicher