Potter College of Arts and Letters

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Legacies Classification
Memorial Organization
Memorial Type
Academic Facility
Memorial Context
Memorialized Subject
Potter, Pleasant J.
Title
Potter College of Arts and Letters
Background and Context
Potter College of Arts and Letters was originally named for the Potter College for Young Ladies, a women's college in Bowling Green. It was named Potter College after Pleasant J. Potter, an enslaver. He donated $5000 to the building of the school, so he was commemorated in the name. After the women's college closed, the property was bought by the state to be a part of the Western Kentucky State Normal School’s campus. Potter College of Arts and Humanities opened as a college in 1965, and later went through three name changes, ending in the early 2000s as what it remains today, the Potter College of Arts and Letters.
Funded by
Pleasant J. Potter
Location: Institution, City, State

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