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00:00:04 - Moving to Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: The following is an unrehearsed interview with Mrs. Martha Smith, a 1963 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Education.

Segment Synopsis: Martha Smith is introduced. She discusses why she and her family moved to Kentucky and her first impressions of the state. She talks about raising her children while attending the University of Kentucky as well as teaching in a local preschool.

Keywords: Childhood; Children; Fathers; IBM; Illinois; Moving; Picadome Elementary School; Preschools; Second Presbyterian Church; Typewriters; Working

Subjects: College choice; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Employment.; College students--Social conditions; Families.; Lexington (Ky.); Teachers; Teaching; University of Kentucky; University of Kentucky. College of Education

00:04:52 - Experience in the University of Kentucky College of Education

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Partial Transcript: You had, you had an undergraduate degree prior to this? You were working on a masters at--

Segment Synopsis: Smith talks more about attending UK while raising her children. She talks about some of her mentors in the field of education, and talks about her student teaching experience. She talks about working at a local preschool and being involved in the development of the Head Start program in the area. She talks about the attitudes of younger students towards older, returning students like herself.

Keywords: Acceptance; Age gap; Bachelors degrees; Cardinal Valley Elementary School; Children; Dr. Lucile Lurry; Dr. Morris Cierley; Elementary education; Graduation; Head Start programs; Lab school; Masters degrees; Mentors; Older students; Preschools; Professors; Quality of education; Returning students; Student teaching; Teaching certificates; Vivian Moore

Subjects: College environment; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Employment.; College students--Social conditions; College teachers--Rating of.; College teachers--Social conditions; College teaching.; Education--study and teaching; Educators; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; Universities and colleges--Ratings and rankings.; University of Kentucky. College of Education

00:11:45 - Favorite professors

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Partial Transcript: Do you recall, uh, some of your, your favorite professors?

Segment Synopsis: Smith describes some of her favorite professors in the College of Education and their accomplishments. She talks briefly about UK president Frank Dickey.

Keywords: Dr. Frank Dickey; Dr. James Moore; Dr. Lucile Lurry; Favorite professors; Professor James Powell; Professor Miller; Publishing; Relationship with students; Science; Social sciences; Vivian Moore

Subjects: College administrators--Rating of; College environment; College presidents; College students--Social conditions; College teachers--Rating of.; College teachers--Social conditions; College teaching.; Education--study and teaching; Educators; Universities and colleges--Administration.; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; University of Kentucky. College of Education

00:16:08 - Atmosphere at the university / more on favorite professors

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Partial Transcript: College students in the 1950s were labelled as complacent and carefree. The 1960s were known for upheaval and unrest on college campuses.

Segment Synopsis: Smith discusses whether there was a sense of unrest on campus during the early 1960s and talks about whether students were interested in politics. She talks more about her favorite professors at the university.

Keywords: Atmosphere; Class size; Dr. William Brown; Elections; Grades; Interest; Politics; Relationship with students; Sallie Pence; Unrest

Subjects: College environment; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Political activity.; College students--Social conditions; College teachers--Rating of.; College teachers--Social conditions; College teaching.; Education--study and teaching; Educators; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; University of Kentucky. College of Education

00:21:24 - African American students at the University of Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Were there, uh, many Black students in your, uh, courses in the 1960s?

Segment Synopsis: Smith talks about the number of African American students in the College of Education and discusses attitudes about integration on campus and in the wider community. She mentions her church's activities in regard to integration. She briefly talks about attitudes regarding the integration of the UK basketball team.

Keywords: Basketball players; Churches; Demonstrations; Integration; Meetings; Motives; Opposition; Pastor Ray Brown; Preschools; Recruitment; Unrest

Subjects: African American college students--Social conditions; African Americans--Education--Kentucky--Lexington; College athletes; College environment; College integration; College sports.; College students, Black; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Social conditions; Discrimination in higher education; Kentucky Wildcats (Basketball team); Lexington (Ky.); Minorities in higher education; Student protesters

00:25:47 - Role of women / professors' political views

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Partial Transcript: How would you describe the role of women on campus in the early sixties? Were there many women faculty members?

Segment Synopsis: Smith discusses whether she was aware of any discrimination faced by female professors at the university. She talks about whether professors were ever accused of being too liberal.

Keywords: Liberal; Political views; Professors; Role of women

Subjects: College environment; College teachers--Political activity; College teachers--Salaries, etc.; College teachers--Social conditions; College teaching.; Educators; Sex discrimination in higher education.; Sexism in higher education; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; University of Kentucky. College of Education; Women in education--Kentucky--Lexington; Women in higher education.; Women--Education (Higher)

00:28:56 - Athletics / university libraries

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Partial Transcript: What--did you have an impression of the, uh, role that athletics were playing on campus?

Segment Synopsis: Smith talks about the role of athletics at the university and whether sports were overemphasized. She talks about the quality of the M. I. King Library and the Education Library at UK.

Keywords: Accessibility; Adequate; Branch libraries; Complaints; Education Library; Emphasis; Football players; Library branches; M. I. King Library; Pride; Role of athletics; Students' needs; Swimming classes

Subjects: Academic libraries.; College environment; College facilities.; College sports.; College students--Books and reading.; College students--Social conditions; University of Kentucky. Libraries

00:32:40 - Effects of her college experience

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Partial Transcript: It is often said that--(coughs)--college education and experience changes a person greatly.

Segment Synopsis: Smith talks about how her experiences at UK shaped her life and perspectives. She talks about how attending college later than the average student gave her a better experience.

Keywords: Age; Changes; Children; College education; College experiences; Perspectives; Philosophy; Professor Robert Wiggs; Professors; Relationships; Roles

Subjects: College environment; College graduates; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Social conditions; Teachers; Teaching

00:37:10 - University of Kentucky Alumni Association

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Partial Transcript: Have you, uh, maintained an active interest in the university then through the Alumni Association since you graduated?

Segment Synopsis: Smith talks about her involvement with the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. She talks about her hopes for the future of the school. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Alumni chapters; Appearance; Beauty; Communication; Contact; Interest

Subjects: College buildings.; College campuses.; College facilities.; College graduates; Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae.; University of Kentucky Alumni Association