Interview with Milford W. Noe, October 20, 1977

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Milford Noe is the son of J.T. Cotton Noe, who was a University of Kentucky professor and the first Poet Laureate of Kentucky. In this interview, Noe talks about attending the Model High School run by the University of Kentucky College of Education before enrolling at the university. He talks about his father as a professor at the university, including his popularity with students and his relationships with faculty and administrators. He talks about his own experiences at UK majoring in engineering under Dean F. Paul Anderson.

He talks about social events at the university, including dances, parties, and his involvement in the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He talks about becoming involved with radio broadcasting at the university, and describes his duties and the shows he helped produce. He talks about the atmosphere on campus during the Roaring Twenties, and discusses the availability of alcohol during Prohibition. Noe discusses political issues on campus, including the debate over the teaching of evolution.

Noe describes the layout of the University of Kentucky campus. He discusses the relationship between the university and the local people of Lexington, discussing students' disruptive behavior in town. Noe talks about his career after graduation and the impact of his college education.

Interview Accession

1977oh080_af077

Interviewee Name

Milford W. Noe

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1977-10-20

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Noe, Milford W. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 20 Oct. 1977. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Noe, M.W. (1977, October 20). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Noe, Milford W., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. October 20, 1977, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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