Interview with Helen Babbitt Breckinridge, October 6, 1989

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

  • Description
  • Play Interview
  • Rights & Request
  • Citation

Interview Summary

Helen B. Breckinridge grew up in Louisville and came to Lexington to attend the University of Kentucky. She graduated from an all-girls high school in 1939 and Breckinridge comments on having men in the classrooms during her college experience. Breckinridge's mother, father, and younger brother attended Purdue. She followed her older sister to UK and joined the Kappa sorority where her sister was president. Breckinridge later became secretary and vice president of Kappa. She was also a member of the French club and an usher at the Guignol Theater. She majored in French. Breckinridge states that her first impression of UK was that it was an inviting campus. Her freshmen year was spent in Patterson Hall, and then during her sophomore year she moved into the Kappa house. Breckinridge describes social life on campus. She discusses the different regulations for men and women, and mentions the curfews for women. She talks about various classes like zoology and evolution as well as her favorite teachers. Breckinridge also comments on the effects of World War Two on campus. Breckinridge graduated in 1942 and married. Her husband, Scott, was in the navy and Breckinridge traveled to wherever his ship would come in. Since graduating, Breckinridge believes UK has advanced academically.

Interview Accession

1989oh259_af382

Interviewee Name

Helen Babbitt Breckinridge

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1989-10-06

Interview Rights

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Interview Usage

Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Restriction

No Restrictions


access interview in full screen  

Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Add this interview to your cart in order to begin the process of requesting access to a copy of and/or permission to reproduce interview(s). 


Breckinridge, Helen Babbitt Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 06 Oct. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Breckinridge, H.B. (1989, October 06). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Breckinridge, Helen Babbitt, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. October 06, 1989, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





Persistent Link for this Record: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt7d7w676c32