Interview with C. W. Hackensmith, July 1, 1975

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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C.W. Hackensmith was a professor of physical education at the University of Kentucky in the early twentieth century. He mentions Dr. Martha Carr of the Department of Physical Education, who came to the university in 1949. He talks about physical education professors at Western Kentucky University and Eastern Kentucky University. Hackensmith describes how the UK Athletic Department broke off from the Physical Education Department in 1929. He recalls President Donovan's push starting in 1938 to put UK's athletics on the map. He mentions "Bear" Bryant and Adolph Rupp. Hackensmith remembers that basketball began on UK's campus in 1903 and was started by W.H. Mustang. He mentions Coach Shively from the University of Illinois. Hackensmith recalls having students from different sections of Kentucky and the difference between these students. He also talks about the role of women in the Department of Physical Education.

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1976oh012_af022

Interviewee Name

C. W. Hackensmith

Interviewer Name

Jack Adams

Peggy Standish

Interview Date

1975-07-01

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Hackensmith, C. W. Interview by Jack Adams. 01 Jul. 1975. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hackensmith, C.W. (1975, July 01). Interview by J. Adams. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Hackensmith, C. W., interview by Jack Adams. July 01, 1975, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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