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00:00:05 - Students Army Training Corps at the University of Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: The following is an unrehearsed interview with Mr. R. L. Sanders, a 1924 graduate of the University of Kentucky.

Segment Synopsis: R. L. Sanders is introduced. He talks about coming to the University of Kentucky in 1918 to join the Students Army Training Corps (SATC) during World War I. He talks about being sent home for several weeks during the flu epidemic, and discusses his schedule during training. He talks about where he lived during training. He talks about reactions to the signing of the armistice.

Keywords: Armistice; Army; Athletic field; Barracks; Buell Armory; Camp Buell; College classes; Covington (Ky.); Credits; Discharged; Enlisting; Enrollment; Flu epidemic; Gymnasium; Male students; Meals; Military service; Military training; Navy; Precautions; Reactions; Routine; Schedules; Stoll Field; Students Army Training Corps (SATC); WWI; World War I

Subjects: College campuses.; College choice; College environment; College facilities.; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Social conditions; Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919; Student housing; World War, 1914-1918

00:11:19 - College major / playing in a band

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Partial Transcript: Now what--once you, you came back to the university then from the military service what was your major field of, of study?

Segment Synopsis: Sanders talks about initially majoring in engineering, and discusses why he switched to economics. He talks about starting a band with his brother and earning money by playing at various dances and events on campus. He talks about other jobs he worked while attending the university and discusses the difficulty of working while majoring in engineering.

Keywords: Bands; Blue and White Orchestra; Brothers; Buell Armory; Business administration; Cadet hops; Cincinnati (Ohio); Credits; Dances; Dropping out; Earning money; Economics; Fathers; Fires; Jack Dicker; Jobs; Live music; Musicians; Patterson Hall; Playing music; Salary; Tampa (Fla.); Taxis; Tommy Brooks; Traveling; Uniforms; Waiters; Wilson Daniel; Working

Subjects: College environment; College majors; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Economic conditions; College students--Employment.; College students--Social conditions; College students--Transportation; University of Kentucky. College of Engineering

00:21:25 - Professors

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Partial Transcript: Now were you a student all the time you were--

Segment Synopsis: Sanders tells a story about falling asleep during an exam in Dr. Best's sociology class. He discusses his relationships with other professors, and talks about various classes he took at the university. He describes the classes and workshops available in the engineering department.

Keywords: College classes; Dean Edward Wiest; Dr. Best; Dr. Harry Best; Drafting; Exams; Falling asleep; Forges; Foundry; Grades; Jack Dicker; John Sherman Horine; Leonard Niel Plummer; Lester "Pat" O'Bannon; Louis Edward Nollau; Machine shops; Nicknames; Physics; Professors; Relationship with students; Reputation; Reverence; Sociology; Typewriters; William S. Webb; Woodworking

Subjects: College environment; College facilities.; College students--Social conditions; College teachers--Rating of.; College teachers--Social conditions; Educators; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; Universities and colleges--Ratings and rankings.; University of Kentucky. College of Engineering

00:30:01 - Fraternity life

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Partial Transcript: Now you were a member of a, uh, fraternity at the university also, is that--

Segment Synopsis: Sanders talks about joining the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity while at UK. He talks about his experiences with hazing, and describes the location of two fraternity houses that he lived in. He talks about his fraternity brother Happy Chandler, who he says often sang with his band.

Keywords: Age; Bands; Coaches; Cost; Dances; Dangerous; Dormitories; Euclid Avenue; Fraternities; Fraternity houses; Governor Happy Chandler; Haircuts; Harvard University; Hazing; Initiations; Meals; Membership; Paddles; Patterson Hall; Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity; Pledging; Relationships; Renting rooms; Singing; South Broadway Park; South Limestone Street; Women's basketball team; World War I

Subjects: College environment; College sports--Coaching; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Social conditions; Greek letter societies.; Student housing; World War, 1914-1918--Veterans

00:38:42 - Social life and activities

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Partial Transcript: What was the, uh, social life on campus like back at that time?

Segment Synopsis: Sanders talks about social life at the university, which included dances, parties, and sports. He talks about how the university now provides activities for students and discusses why he thinks this is a negative change.
[Segment ends abruptly at 47:08]

Keywords: Bands; Changes; Childhood; Covington (Ky.); Education; Fraternity dances; Free time; Generations; Ingenuity; Junior Prom; Leisure time; Live music; Musicians; Parties; Playing music; Senior Ball; Skiing; Social activities; Social events; Social life; Sororities; Structure; Supervision; Teas; Working

Subjects: College environment; College facilities.; College sports.; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Employment.; College students--Social conditions; Greek letter societies.

00:47:21 - Rowdiness

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Partial Transcript: --tug of wars that they used to--

Segment Synopsis: Sanders talks about the tug-of-war between freshmen and sophomore students, which he says was revenge for the hazing the freshmen experienced. He talks about trouble caused by students, including an incident that led to the death of a student. He says he was not aware of drug use at the time, but says that students had access to alcohol, even during Prohibition. He tells a story about a shooting that occurred in Lexington.

Keywords: "Jake leg"; "Jamaica Ginger"; Accidents; Attitudes; Bands; Clifton Pond; Death; Drinking; Drugs; Football games; Frank Bunch; Freshman-Sophomore Tug-of-War; Gambling; Guns; Haircuts; Leonard Hotel; Lexington community; Marijuana; Misbehavior; Misconduct; Moonshine; Movie theaters; Prohibition; Revenge; Rowdiness; Rowdyism; Sanctioned; Shootings; Steel cables; Streetcars; Weapons; Will Nelson Fant

Subjects: Campus violence; College environment; College students--Alcohol use; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Social conditions; Distilling, Illicit; University towns

00:55:21 - Controversy over evolution / Frances Jewell

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Partial Transcript: Do you recall the, uh, I think it was about 1922, there was a big controversy, well all through the state really but particularly on, on campus about evolution.

Segment Synopsis: Sanders talks about his awareness of the Scopes Trial and the controversy over evolution. He says that the only female professor he was aware of at the time was Frances Jewell, and he talks about what she said about him playing in a band.

Keywords: Bands; Beliefs; Bible Belt; Controversy; Dean of Women; Engineering students; English classes; Evolution; John Scopes; Mary Frances Jewell McVey; Musicians; Patterson Hall dances; Professors; Role of women; Scopes Trial; Wickliffe Moore

Subjects: College environment; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Social conditions; College teachers--Rating of.; College teaching.; Educators; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; Women in education--Kentucky--Lexington; Women in higher education.; Women--Education (Higher)

01:00:36 - University of Kentucky band

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Partial Transcript: What about the band, the UK band, at the time you were there?

Segment Synopsis: Sanders talks about his involvement with the University of Kentucky band, which played at football games. He talks about their uniforms, how they traveled to away games, and describes the band director, Carl Lambert.

Keywords: "On! On! U of K"; Band directors; Band uniforms; Carl Lambert; Football games; Friends; Quality; ROTC band; Talent; Trains; Traveling; University band; University of Kentucky fight song

Subjects: College sports.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Transportation; Musicians

01:05:41 - President McVey

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Partial Transcript: What about McVey as president of the university?

Segment Synopsis: Sanders describes university president Frank McVey. He also discusses McVey's son, and his wife Frances Jewell.

Keywords: Aloof; Dr. Frank McVey; Frank McVey, Jr.; Henry S. Barker; James K. Patterson; Mary Frances Jewell McVey; Personality; Relationship with students; Respect

Subjects: College administrators--Rating of; College presidents; College presidents' spouses; College students--Social conditions; Educators; Universities and colleges--Administration.

01:08:56 - Role of athletics

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Partial Transcript: What about the role of athletics on campus at that time?

Segment Synopsis: Sanders talks about athletics at the university, including the types of sports played, the facilities for athletics, various coaches and players, and how the games have changed over time. He talks about injuries and deaths caused by sports.

Keywords: Accidents; Athletics; Basketball games; Basketball players; Bill King; Billy Poynts; Bobby Lavin; Buell Armory; Championships; Changes; Coach William Juneau ("Injun Bill"); Coaches; Death; Dick Webb; Fans; Gymnasium; Herbie Tade; Mammoth Garage; New stadium; Paul Atkins; Price McLean; Reactions; Recruiting; Sam Ridgeway; Stoll Field

Subjects: College athletes; College environment; College facilities.; College football players; College sports--Coaching; College sports--Scouting; College sports.; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Social conditions; Kentucky Wildcats (Basketball team)

01:18:55 - Impact of his college experience

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Partial Transcript: It's often said that a college education and experience changes a person greatly.

Segment Synopsis: Sanders talks about how his college education and experiences changed his life. He talks about the difference between students during his time at the university and students now.

Keywords: College education; College experiences; Effects; Generations; Impact; Learning how to learn; Professional students; Relationships; Working

Subjects: College attendance; College environment; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Social conditions; Educational change--Kentucky

01:25:01 - Opinions on donations and charities

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Partial Transcript: Is there anything about your own college experience that you would change if you were doing it over again?

Segment Synopsis: Sanders talks about whether he would change anything about his college experience. He talks about the Alumni Association's requests for donations. He gives his opinions on charities, unemployment and other government programs, and politicians. The interview ends abruptly.

Keywords: Changes; Charity work; Churches; Dean Columbus R. Melcher; Dean of Men; Donations; Funding; President's Discretionary Fund; Subjects; Unemployment; Working

Subjects: College administrators; College presidents; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; Politicians; Religion; Universities and colleges--Administration.; Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae.; Universities and colleges--Finance; University of Kentucky Alumni Association