Interview with Anne Evans Jeffries, June 12, 1979

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Anne Evans Jeffries is a 1968 graduate of the University of Kentucky. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Jeffries enrolled at UK in September of 1964. She states that UK's campus was largely quiet and peaceful while she was there, although the number of students was growing rapidly. Jeffries does not remember having any trouble getting into classes, but she did have two classes on Saturday as a freshman. She majored in history and minored in library science. She recalls history professors Dr. Clement Eaton and Dr. Thomas D. Clark, but explains that the university was already becoming too large to really get to know the professors.

Jeffries talks about social activities on campus. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, and explains that she believes that involvement in sororities and fraternities is helpful to freshman and sophomore students. Yet, she recalls that she was bored with sorority life by her junior year. She explains that the sororities and fraternities were well-organized, but does not remember any bloc voting during student government elections. Jeffries states that the biggest social events on campus while she was a student were the Little Kentucky Derby (LKD), Homecoming, and the Centennial Ball in the spring of 1965.

Jeffries discusses restrictions on women at the university, and recalls that women could not wear pants on campus. She also remembers that ninety five percent of the professors on campus were male. She describes political discussions on campus during the 1964 presidential campaign and Louie Nunn's gubernatorial campaign in 1967. Jeffries also recalls protests of all-white athletic teams at UK. She describes obtaining tickets for athletic events, and discusses the controversy between the support of athletics and support of academics. She states that the library was adequate at that time, but remembers that there was no library orientation for new students. She also discusses her involvement in the UK Alumni Association.

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1979oh223_af111

Interviewee Name

Anne Evans Jeffries

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William Cooper

Interview Date

1979-06-12

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Jeffries, Anne Evans Interview by William Cooper. 12 Jun. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Jeffries, A.E. (1979, June 12). Interview by W. Cooper. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Jeffries, Anne Evans, interview by William Cooper. June 12, 1979, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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