Interview with R. Smith Park, September 9, 1976

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Dr. Russell Smith Park graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1920 with a doctorate in mathematics. In this interview he discusses student life and entertainment at the university. He talks about his professors and the college presidents he knew during his time there. He talks about the work required to complete his masters degree and his PhD, and discusses some of the articles he has published. He talks about the jobs he worked after graduation, including teaching mathematics at Eastern Kentucky University from 1923 until his retirement in 1967.

Park talks about his family background, including his brother Jim Park who played football for the University of Kentucky, as well as his relation to Captain Billy Bush and Daniel Boone. He talks about his family being forced to sell their farm to the United States Army during World War II.

Interview Accession

1976oh086_af047

Interviewee Name

R. Smith Park

Interviewer Name

Peter Manchikes

Avery Jenkins

Interview Date

1976-09-09

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Park, R. Smith Interview by Peter Manchikes. 09 Sep. 1976. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Park, R.S. (1976, September 09). Interview by P. Manchikes. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Park, R. Smith, interview by Peter Manchikes. September 09, 1976, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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