Interview with Sarah Hulette, September 18, 1975

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Sarah Hulette is from Lexington, Kentucky and entered the University of Kentucky in 1962, where she majored in History, minored in Political Science. Hulette was awarded the Sullivan Medallion upon graduation in 1966. She talks about her membership in Chi Omega sorority, and how this experience was beneficial in developing self-confidence. She was also a member of Panhellenic Board and the Student Center Board, which was responsible for campus activities. The Board decided to remain separate from Student Government to function more effectively. Hulette discusses changes on campus for female students such as curfew and dormitory regulations. She talks about UK Presidents Frank Dickey and John T. Oswald. She recalls how national issues affected social attitudes as well as the political atmosphere on campus during the 1960s.

Hulette worked at the Kentucky Kernel, the student newspaper, and states that it expanded from reporting campus activities to more controversial issues "to cause a stir." Hulette remembers several UK professors were unhappy living in Lexington, and expresses negative views towards the local community and the South. She discusses the Greek organizations' position regarding black students signing up for Rush Week. Hulette mentions a local story, that Mrs. Adolph Rupp told Coach Rupp that "there would be no colored basketball players" at UK. Hulette was Chairman of the Homecoming Steering Committee in 1964, a year when UK won the football game. She recalls UK made national news in 1962 when two homecoming queens were crowned by mistake; one was the girlfriend of Cotton Nash, an All-American basketball player for UK. Hulette discusses significant changes at UK since she graduated, including the new architecture. She was Assistant Program Director at the Student Center in 1968.

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1975oh026_af004

Interviewee Name

Sarah Hulette

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1975-09-18

Interview Keyword

Kentucky Kernel

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Hulette, Sarah Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 18 Sep. 1975. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hulette, S. (1975, September 18). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Hulette, Sarah, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. September 18, 1975, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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