Interview with Rowena F. Noe, October 19, 1977

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Rowena Noe is the daughter 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 her father's love of teaching at the university and his relationships with the students, faculty, and administration. She discusses the poems he wrote about his fellow faculty members, as well as his feelings on being named Poet Laureate. She talks about his retirement in California and his continued contact with the University of Kentucky.

Noe talks about her own experiences as a student at UK. She discusses her relationships with her professors, social life on campus, and the atmosphere of the 1920s. She talks about her participation in the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, the campus theater group The Strollers, and the women's basketball team coached by Sarah Blanding.

Interview Accession

1977oh078_af076

Interviewee Name

Rowena F. Noe

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1977-10-19

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Noe, Rowena F. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 19 Oct. 1977. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Noe, R.F. (1977, October 19). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Noe, Rowena F., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. October 19, 1977, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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