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History of education in Kentucky oral history project

Repository: University of Kentucky. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Collection Description (Extant): This project documents the history of education in Kentucky and includes interviews regarding the modernization of Kentucky's public elementary and secondary education school system beginning in the 1950s, higher education, school reform and the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990, desegregation and integration of schools, and the history of the Science Hill School for Girls, a private high school in Shelbyville.

[It is part of the General Series]: This series documents the modernization of Kentucky's system of public elementary and secondary education, beginning in 1950. Former governors, school superintendents, and members of the general assembly who participated in the reform movement discuss the Minimum Foundation Program, property taxes, the Power Equalization Program, the Kentucky Education Reform Act, teaching certification standards, teachers' salaries, and the size and role of the State Board for Elementary and Secondary Education.

The collection includes the following subseries:

Desegregation of Lexington-Fayette County Schools: Contains interviews from 1990 concerning desegregation in Fayette County, Kentucky. Interviewees include Ann Brewer, David C. Shepard, and Frederick T. Cioffi.

Science Hill School for Girls (Shelbyville): Concerns the history of Science Hill School for Girls, a private high school in Shelbyville. Former students discuss education during the 1920s, Science Hill teachers, day students, boarders, the curriculum, social activities, religious study in school, etiquette training, Science Hill and the women's movement during the 1920s, the civil rights movement, the social class of Science Hill students, meals at Science Hill, school activities, examinations, courtship practices, graduation ceremonies, the University of Kentucky and women, Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and dating practices at Agnes Scott.

Integration Project: Examines the integration of schools in Kentucky. Interviewees include former Fayette County Schools superintendent Guy Potts, Carolyn C. Clark, and Viola Green.

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Collection Code OHEd; Series Code Ed001

Extent: 30 interviews

Finding Aid URL: http://libguides.uky.edu/content.php?pid=165117&sid=1483529 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Ann Brewer, David C. Shepard, Frederick T. Cioffi, Guy Potts, Carolyn C. Clark, Viola Green

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African Americans--Education--Kentucky
Civil rights movements--Kentucky
School integration--Kentucky
Segregation in education--Kentucky

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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