Interview with F. DeVere Smith, June 4, 1977

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Dr. F. DeVere Smith received his PhD in economics from the University of Kentucky in 1952. In this interview he discusses his undergraduate education, and why he chose to attend the University of Kentucky to obtain his doctorate. He talks about his impressions of the UK faculty and facilities. He discusses the process of defending his dissertation topic, taking his oral exam, and his week-long qualifying exam. He talks about his doctoral committee and tells several stories about other UK faculty members. He discusses his leisure activities, interest in athletics, and where he lived while attending UK. He talks about teaching at the University of South Carolina after graduating from UK.

Interview Accession

1977oh039_af062

Interviewee Name

F. DeVere Smith

Interviewer Name

William Cooper

Interview Date

1977-06-04

Interview Keyword

F.D. Smith

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Smith, F. DeVere Interview by William Cooper. 04 Jun. 1977. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Smith, F.D. (1977, June 04). Interview by W. Cooper. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Smith, F. DeVere, interview by William Cooper. June 04, 1977, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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