Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Rexie Raymond, May 26th, 1976

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:05 - Interview introduction and coming to UK in 1911

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Segment Synopsis: Rexie Raymond is an alumna of the University of Kentucky, who came there as a student in 1911. She tells how she came to UK and talks about her high school class of ten people. Unusually, all of them went to college.(poor audio quality)

Keywords: English; Henry S. Barker; James K. Patterson; Miss Hamilton; Murray College; college; dormitories; dorms; female student regulations; former students; high school; students; university presidents

Subjects: University of Kentucky,

00:04:02 - Rules at UK and favorite professors

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Segment Synopsis: She talks about the strict rules for co-eds at UK, her major and some of her favorite professors, especially Dr. Noe, a professor of education, and Miss Hamilton.

Keywords: Dr. Noe; Miss Hamilton; Sundays; curfews; dinners; home economics; math; personal appearance; poetry; rules; teaching; weekends

Subjects: Education.; Noe, Cotton, 1864-1953.; University of Kentucky.; University of Kentucky. College of Education.

00:07:43 - Treatment of women at UK

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Segment Synopsis: Raymond talks about the way women were treated at UK in the 1910s. She relates a specific incident that involved an astronomy professor who was very annoyed that there were six female students in his class. However, she says that he proved to be much nicer to them than they expected.

Keywords: Professor Baumann (??); astronomy; class schedules; discrimination toward women; higher education; higher education and women; sexism; women in science

Subjects: University of Kentucky

00:09:24 - Henry S. Barker and James K. Patterson

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Segment Synopsis: She talks about Judge Barker, who was the president of the university while she was at UK. She describes his personality and his relationship with the student body. She also talks about former president Patterson, who was still around at the time of Barker's presidency. (poor audio quality)

Keywords: Henry S. Barker; James K. Patterson; Miss Hamilton; chaperoning; university presidents

Subjects: University of Kentucky.

00:10:54 - Social events, the library and women's sports at University of Kentucky

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Segment Synopsis: She talks about social activities and the sports that women were allowed to play at UK while she was a student there. She also talks about the libraries at UK and Margaret I. King.

Keywords: Dr. Taggart; Junior Prom; Lexington (Ky.).; Margaret I. King; Senior Ball; athletics; basketball; cars; churches; community; dances; entertainment; football; hops; librarians; libraries; social events; sports for women; vehicles; women in sports

Subjects: University of Kentucky

00:14:49 - Graduating and finding a job as a teacher

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Segment Synopsis: She talks about what she did after she graduated from UK and finding a job as a teacher. She summarizes her experience at UK as a student. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Alabama; academics; education; employment agencies; graduations; job preparation; teachers; teachers' agencies; women students

Subjects: University of Kentucky