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Charles T. Wethington Alumni/Faculty Oral History Project Lexington, Kentucky, United States. This project helps to document the history of the University of Kentucky during much of the twentieth century. Interviews are with former presidents, administration officials, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University. Of particular interest are interviews that document integration of the University both in the classroom and in athletics, Vietnam War protests and activities, the role and evolution of the Extension Service in Kentucky, the role and activities of women students on campus, and the evolution of higher education in Kentucky. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [6 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Col. Arthur L. Kelly American Military Veterans Oral History Project Lexington, Kentucky, United States. After retirement, he (Col. Arthur L. Kelly) started interviewing World War II veterans. He wanted to capture their combat experiences so that the public and future generations could better understand the horrors of war, the suffering and hardships endured by the combatants, and the price and value of freedom. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Frontier Service Nursing Oral History Lexington, Kentucky, United States. The Frontier Nursing Service grew out of a need for primary health care in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Local midwives with no professional training delivered virtually all babies in these rural communities until 1925, when Mary Breckinridge organized the first effort to supply trained nurse- midwives and doctors to mountain people in remote areas. Until this time, most medical treatment was limited to the skills of persons with knowledge of herb and folk remedies. The FNS combined midwifery and family nursing with preventive health care, and in a few years vastly improved the general state of health in the region. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [14 interview(s) listed in this collection]

History of Broadcasting in Kentucky Oral History  Lexington, Kentucky, United States. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [2 interview(s) listed in this collection]

History of Medicine in Fayette County Oral History Lexington, Kentucky, United States. The History of Medicine in Fayette County (Kentucky) Oral History Project contains interviews with physicians and medically trained administrators. These individuals were involved in the practice of various medical specializations, the creation and administration of medical institutions, and in medical politics in Fayette County and other Kentucky locales over the course of the twentieth century. Most interviews would be categorized as “whole life,” with an emphasis on the interviewees’ connection with health care in Fayette County, including the University of Kentucky A. B. Chandler Medical Center, the Lexington Clinic, the Fayette County Medical Society, the Kentucky (State) Medical Association, and such hospitals as Central Baptist, (Good) Samaritan, St. Joseph’s, and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. There is also discussion of other Kentucky medical institutions, such as Frontier Nursing Service, and the Miners Memorial Hospitals, later renamed Appalachian Regional Hospitals, Inc., now Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. Medical practices and the changes to medicine and health care, locally and in the larger state and national contexts are discussed. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [3 interview(s) listed in this collection]

John Sherman Cooper Oral History Lexington, Kentucky, United States. John Sherman Cooper served in the Kentucky House of Representatives, 1927-1929 and served as Pulaski County Judge, 1930-1938. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1946 to fill an unexpired term and served until 1948, and then again elected to fill an unexpired term from 1952-1954. He was elected to full terms in the U.S. Senate beginning in 1956 and served until 1972. He was U. S. Ambassador to India and Nepal, 1955-1956, and the first U. S. Ambassador to East Germany, 1974-1976. These interviews are with Cooper himself, his Senate colleagues, Senate office staff members, relatives, friends, political opponents, and newspaper publishers and reporters. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [20 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Kentucky Family Farm Oral History Project Lexington, Kentucky, United States. The Family Farm Project consisted of eight cooperative, multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research projects. Each research project focused on a specific topic (usually in a specific locale), or a special population. The foci of the individual projects were diverse, as were the academic departments of the project directors. Institutions taking part in the project were the University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, and Maysville Community College. The specific topics examined included food ways and nutrition, class and gender, tobacco production, farm social and spatial organization, no-till farming, and health. Special populations included African-American farmers, Appalachian farmers, and the owners of Historic Farms. Interviews were conducted in 33 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [47 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Lexington, Kentucky, United States. These interviews were conducted by Kentucky native, author, and first poet laureate of the United States, Robert Penn Warren in 1964 as research for his book Who Speaks for the Negro? (New York, Random House, 1965). The taped interviews were discovered while his papers, also located at the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections and Archives, were being processed. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [4 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Social History and Cultural Change in the Elkhorn Coal Field Oral History Lexington, Kentucky, United States. The oral history interviews in this project, Social History and Cultural Change in the Elkhorn Coal Field, add knowledge of the grassroots, rank and file activity of the Marrowbone miners and adds a new and comparative dimension to our current understanding of the Southern mountaineers’ entry into the industrial mining economy. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [1 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Stanley Forman Reed Oral History Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Stanley F. Reed (1884-1980), born in Minerva, Kentucky, served two terms in the Kentucky General Assembly, was general counsel for the Federal Farm Board during the Herbert Hoover Administration and general counsel for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and served as Solicitor General of the United States (1935-1938) and as a United States Supreme Court Justice (1938-1957). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [21 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Thruston B. Morton Oral History Lexington, Kentucky, United States. U. S. Senator. Thruston and his younger brother Rogers, an important politician in his own right, came from a prominent Louisville family which descended from George Rogers Clark, William Clark, and Rogers Clark Ballard. Thruston Morton graduated from Yale University, worked in the family grain and milling business, Ballard and Ballard, and went into the Navy during World War II. After the war he ran for Congress as a Republican and won. He served in the House for six years. In 1952 he successfully managed the campaign of John Sherman Cooper for the Senate. In January of 1953 President Eisenhower appointed him Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations, a post he held for three years. He obtained a Senate seat in 1956. While a Senator, Morton was elected Chairman of the Republican National Committee, serving from 1959 to 1962. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [4 interview(s) listed in this collection]

University of Kentucky and Pi Sigma Alpha American Political Science Lexington, Kentucky, United States. In the early 1980s, the American Political Science Association Oral History Project was established by the American Political Science Association and the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society. The goal of the project was to interview leading senior political scientists who played leading roles in the development of the profession from the mid-1930s to the 1970s. The purpose of the interviews is to trace the intellectual and institutional growth of the discipline. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [1 interview(s) listed in this collection]

Wilson W. Wyatt Oral History Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Wilson W. Wyatt, Sr., born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1905, attended the University of Louisville. While working for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, he attended evening classes at the Jefferson School of Law; he was admitted to the Kentucky Bar in 1927. Wyatt married Anne Kinnaird Duncan in 1930 and became a junior partner in the law firm of Peter, Heyburn, Marshall and Wyatt in 1935. He began working with the Robert Worth Bingham family and corporate empire, becoming principal counsel for the Louisville Courier-Journal and Times, WHAS radio and television, and other Bingham enterprises. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details] [9 interview(s) listed in this collection]