Interview with Robert C. McDowell, June 14, 1977

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Robert McDowell came to the University of Kentucky in 1930 and graduated in 1935. In this interview he discusses majoring in engineering, and describes some of his favorite professors and music instructors at the university. He talks about his extracurricular activities, including his participation in the university band, as well as honorary organizations and fraternities. He talks about the atmosphere at the university, particularly during the Great Depression.

McDowell talks about his career after graduation, including beginning his own business, McDowell Company. He talks about receiving an honorary doctorate from the university, as well as his position as a University Fellow. He discusses the difficulty some students have with their college courses due to a lack of preparation in high school.

Interview Accession

1977oh047_af067

Interviewee Name

Robert C. McDowell

Interviewer Name

Charles Atcher

Interview Date

1977-06-14

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McDowell, Robert C. Interview by Charles Atcher. 14 Jun. 1977. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

McDowell, R.C. (1977, June 14). Interview by C. Atcher. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

McDowell, Robert C., interview by Charles Atcher. June 14, 1977, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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