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00:00:05 - Motivation to attend college

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Partial Transcript: Well this can be very informal, conversational--

Segment Synopsis: Betty Tevis is introduced. She talks about attending high school in Lexington, Kentucky and her attitude about attending college. She talks about her career goals and whether she believes they were affected by her gender.

Keywords: Academics; Brothers; Career goals; College education; Differences; Expectations; Gender discrimination; Gender issues; Gender roles; Henry Clay High School; Honor students; Jobs; Journalism; Motivation; Parents; Richmond (Ky.); Treatment; WWII; Women; World War II

Subjects: College choice; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Economic conditions; College students--Social conditions; Sex discrimination against women; Sex discrimination.; Women in higher education.; Women--Education (Higher); World War, 1939-1945

00:05:21 - Atmosphere at the University of Kentucky during World War II

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Partial Transcript: What were your perceptions of the University of Kentucky having gone to high school here in, in the community?

Segment Synopsis: Tevis talks about her impressions of the University of Kentucky, describes her life in the dorms, and talks about the atmosphere on campus while most of the male students were gone during World War II.

Keywords: Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP); Barriers; Boyd Hall; Buildings; Dating; Dormitories; Fraternity houses; Friends; Impressions; Jewell Hall; Kappa Alpha Theta sorority; Leaving; Maxwell Street; Patterson Hall; Perceptions; Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC); Soldiers; Sorority houses; Veteran housing; WWII; Women

Subjects: Campus size; College campuses.; College environment; College facilities.; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Social conditions; Greek letter societies.; Women in education--Kentucky--Lexington; Women in higher education.; Women--Education (Higher); World War, 1939-1945

00:13:36 - Course work / university demographics during World War II

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Partial Transcript: When you, uh, when you started your academic work, uh, how did that go?

Segment Synopsis: Tevis talks about the difficulty of her classes at UK, and the abilities of the students enrolled at the time. She talks about the demographics of the student body during World War II, stating that it was mostly homogeneous and that there was discrimination against Catholics and Jews, and nearly all students were white.

Keywords: Academic work; Catholics; Co-educational; Competition; Coursework; Curriculum; Dean Martin White; Demanding; Demographics; Elite; Homogeneous; Jews; Leo Chamberlain; Maria Benavides; Mexico; Practice courses; Quality of students; Sororities; Women's colleges

Subjects: College administrators--Rating of; College environment; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Social conditions; Discrimination in higher education; Greek letter societies.; Minorities in higher education; Universities and colleges--Administration.; Universities and colleges--Curricula.; Universities and colleges--Ratings and rankings.; University of Kentucky. School of Journalism; Women in education--Kentucky--Lexington; Women in higher education.; Women--Education (Higher)

00:20:51 - University of Kentucky faculty

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Partial Transcript: Let's talk for a minute about the faculty that was in place here.

Segment Synopsis: Tevis discusses some of the faculty members at UK during World War II, and says that she only knew of four female faculty members. She describes some of the instructors' teaching abilities and personalities, including Sarah Holmes, the Dean of Women.

Keywords: Dean Sarah Blanding; Dean Sarah Holmes; Dean of Women; Dr. Margaret Ratliff; Dr. Thomas D. Clark; Gender equality; Jane Haselden; John Kuiper; Marguerite McLaughlin; Personality; Problems; Professor John Cutler; Shocking; Tokenism; WWII; William S. Ward; Women faculty; Women instructors; Women teachers

Subjects: College environment; College teachers--Social conditions; College teaching.; Educators; Sex discrimination in higher education.; Sexism in higher education; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; University of Kentucky. School of Journalism; Women in education--Kentucky--Lexington; Women in higher education.; Women--Education (Higher); World War, 1939-1945

00:27:42 - Social life during World War II

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Partial Transcript: Tell me a little bit about social life on campus.

Segment Synopsis: Tevis talks more about the social life and atmosphere on campus during World War II. She talks about writing letters to soldiers, the improvement in the economy, and whether she participated in the women's war effort on campus.

Keywords: Dating; Dean Sarah Holmes; Letter writing; Money; Opportunities; Social activities; Social life; Soldiers; WWII; War effort; Wartime

Subjects: College environment; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Economic conditions; College students--Social conditions; Women in education--Kentucky--Lexington; Women in higher education.; Women--Education (Higher); World War, 1939-1945--Women

00:32:03 - Becoming sports editor of the Kentucky Kernel

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Partial Transcript: Let's talk for a minute about your, uh, your work on the, uh, on the newspaper.

Segment Synopsis: Tevis talks about beginning to work as a reporter for the campus newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, and eventually working her way up to becoming an editor. She talks about Neil Plummer's control of the newspaper. She talks about some of the articles she wrote, and discusses becoming sports editor. She talks about interviewing Adolph Rupp for articles; a public relations stunt which falsely claimed she was the first female reporter with access to the men's locker rooms; and her trip to Madison Square Garden to report on the men's basketball team.

Keywords: Access; Adolph Rupp; Basketball games; Basketball players; Bromo Sulzer; Control; Dean Sarah Holmes; Dick Wilson; Elmer Sulzer; Frauds; Freedom of the press; Hiring; Interviews; Kentucky Kernel newspaper; Leonard Neil Plummer; Lexington Herald Leader; Locker room interviews; Madison Square Garden; McVey Hall; Mrs. Adolph Rupp; Newspaper articles; Newspaper editors; Newspaper reporters; Sports editors; Traveling; Wages; Women's Athletic Association

Subjects: College environment; College publications; College publicity; College sports for women; College sports.; College student newspapers and periodicals; College students--Employment.; College students--Social conditions; Journalism, College; Kentucky Wildcats (Basketball team); Universities and colleges--Periodicals.; Universities and colleges--Public relations; Women in education--Kentucky--Lexington; Women in higher education.; Women--Education (Higher)

00:43:47 - Gender issues at the University of Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Tell me about your colleagues on the paper.

Segment Synopsis: Tevis talks more about women's roles on campus during World War II. She talks about whether there was a feeling that women were taking on new roles only "for the duration" and would return to their traditional roles when the men returned from the war. She talks about the social learning that occurs in college. She gives her opinion on university president Herman Donovan. She talks about women beginning to branch out into college majors that had traditionally only been studied by men, including medicine, law, and engineering.

Keywords: Bathing suits; Behavior; Bromo Sulzer; Casey Goman; Colleagues; Confusion; Culture; Dean Sarah Holmes; Differences; Doctors; Dormitories; Dr. Frank McVey; Dr. Herman Donovan; Drummers; Elmer Sulzer; Engineering; Friends; Gender equality; Gender issues; Gender roles; Goals; Haircuts; Kentucky Kernel newspaper; Lawyers; Marjorie Sulzer; Medical science; Newspaper editors; Opportunities; Patricia Snyder; Personality; Reputation; Role of women; Smoking; Social attitudes; Social learning; Social skills; Socializing; Soldiers; Treatment; WWII

Subjects: College administrators--Rating of; College environment; College majors; College publications; College publicity; College student newspapers and periodicals; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Social conditions; Journalism, College; Sex discrimination in higher education.; Sexism in higher education; Universities and colleges--Administration.; Universities and colleges--Periodicals.; Women in higher education.; Women--Education (Higher)

00:56:36 - Changes after World War II

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Partial Transcript: We mentioned, uh, Neil Plummer, uh, in his annual reports he went out of his way to talk about, uh, how well the women were doing with the publications.

Segment Synopsis: Tevis talks more about Neil Plummer and the Kentucky Kernel. She talks about resigning from her position on the newspaper after being offered a job at a radio station. She talks about men returning from the war resulting in fewer jobs available for women. The interviewer mentions that university president Herman Donovan began restricting the number of female students that were able to enroll at UK when the male students began returning from the war.

Keywords: Dean Sarah Holmes; Enrollment; J. B. Faulkner; Job opportunities; Jobs; Kentucky Kernel newspaper; Leonard Neil Plummer; News radio; Radio stations; Resignation; Restrictions; Student veterans; Support; WLAP

Subjects: College administrators; College environment; College presidents; College publications; College student newspapers and periodicals; College students--Employment.; College students--Social conditions; Journalism, College; Sex discrimination in higher education.; Sexism in higher education; Universities and colleges--Administration.; Universities and colleges--Admission; Universities and colleges--Periodicals.; Veterans--Education (Higher)--Kentucky; Women in higher education.; Women--Education (Higher); World War, 1939-1945--Veterans.

00:59:35 - Career after graduation

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Partial Transcript: When you let, uh, WLAP to go to Cincinnati, what did you do up there?

Segment Synopsis: Tevis describes her career after graduating from UK, including her work at various radio stations in Cincinnati and New York, and her work in publicity. She talks about why she returned to Kentucky and how she came to work for UK. She talks more about women's roles in the university. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Atmosphere; Berea College; Careers; Changes; Children; Cincinnati (Ohio); Class reunions; College experiences; Divorce; Eastern Kentucky University; Jobs; Kentucky; Married; New York City (N.Y.); Publicity; Radio stations; Tom Duncan; Vassar College; Women faculty

Subjects: College choice; College environment; College teachers--Social conditions; Sex discrimination in higher education.; Sexism in higher education; Universities and colleges--Faculty.; University of Kentucky; Women in education--Kentucky--Lexington; Women in higher education.; Women--Education (Higher)