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Veterans' Village
University Archives WKU History (2007)
  • Lynn E. Niedermeier, Western Kentucky University
After World War II, Western Kentucky State College (now Western Kentucky University) faced a severe housing shortage for returning veterans. In 1946, President Paul Garrett created Veterans' Village from a variety of government-surplus quonset huts, trailers and prefabricated housing. Veterans' Village provided on-campus housing for married and other non-traditional students until 1976.
  • WKU veterans,
  • prefabricated housing
Publication Date
April 23, 2007
Publisher Statement
Reprinted with permission from Landmark Report, October 1999.
Citation Information
Lynn E. Niedermeier. "Veterans' Village" University Archives WKU History (2007)
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