Interview with Lydia Roberts Fischer, October 16, 1989

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Former University of Kentucky student Lydia Roberts Fischer describes her experiences in high school and college in Lexington, Kentucky. Fischer's father owned Robert Furniture Company in Lexington, Kentucky. She explains that she skipped several grades in school, even though she had a speech disorder. She attended Morton Junior High School and Lexington Senior High School and graduated in January of 1925 at the age of fifteen. Although her sister attended Transylvania University, Fischer decided to attend UK where she earned both her A.B. and M.A. She majored in mathematics and remembers many of her professors including Paul Boyd, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Elizabeth LeStourgeon of the math department, and Dr. Funkhouser. Fischer was also involved in the YWCA and the Kappa Delta sorority and she describes her experiences, including sorority rush. She remembers afternoon teas with Frances Jewell McVey and describes Sarah Blanding and Sarah Bennett Holmes, who each served as Dean of Women.

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1989oh272_af383

Interviewee Name

Lydia Roberts Fischer

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1989-10-16

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Fischer, Lydia Roberts Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 16 Oct. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Fischer, L.R. (1989, October 16). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Fischer, Lydia Roberts, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. October 16, 1989, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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