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Gloria Walton Singletary Oral History Project

Project Summary

Gloria Singletary served as the First Lady of the University of Kentucky as wife of Dr. Otis A. Singletary, 8th President of the University from 1969 until 1987. She was an active supporter of the University and a tireless campus volunteer. She was also active in the community beyond the campus, lending her time and support to The American Red Cross, Baby Health Service, Central Kentucky Blood Bank, Hospital Children's Fund, International Book Project, Junior Achievement, Kentucky Arts and Crafts Foundation, Kentucky Citizens For the Arts, Kentucky Commission on Women, Lexington Child Abuse Council, Lexington Fund For the Arts, Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, YWCA, Lexington Philharmonic Society, and United Way of the Bluegrass. Her adoration to and for The Living Arts and Science Center, in particular, endured over 40 years. The Gloria W. Singletary Gallery, located in the Center, was created in recognition of her many contributions.

Singletary attended Perkinston Junior College where she also met her husband, Otis, in 1940. They married on D Day, June 6th, 1944. She graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS with a bachelor's degree in history in 1948. She succeeded her husband in death after a brief illness in 2012.

Project Code

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Interviews in this Project (12 Total):

Interview Accession Number: 1991oh172_oas046
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 1991oh225_oas047
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 1991oh226_oas048
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 1991oh254_oas049
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 1991oh255_oas050
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 1991oh339_oas051
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh340_oas052
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Access:
Interview Accession Number: 1991oh341_oas053
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 1991oh342_oas054
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 1991oh407_oas055
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 1992oh069_oas056
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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Interview Accession Number: 1992oh070_oas057
Interviewer: Terry L. Birdwhistell
Restrictions: No Restrictions
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