Interview with Sidney H. Hulette, September 17, 1975

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Sidney H. Hulette talks about his experiences at the University of Kentucky. He discusses his membership in Sigma Nu fraternity and the support he received from his fellow members. He recalls that students had to maintain a certain grade average to remain eligible. He remembers that programs brought on campus, including a concert by the pianist Van Cliburn, were attended primarily by fraternity and sorority students. President Frank G. Dickey's son was a fraternity brother of Hulette's. He talks briefly about his perception of the differences between President Dickey and President John W. Oswald. He reminisces about off-campus hangouts such as Danceland and Joyland, and mentions Tommy Gentry, whose father managed Darby Dan Farm, where they would sometimes party.

Hulette recalls the football team experienced "lean years" while he was at UK. He remembers several UK basketball players such as Cotton Nash and Larry Conley; Conley was in his law school class. Hulette states that he was not involved in campus politics, but he talks about the national concern in the late sixties regarding the Vietnam War. He remembers that protest activities came late to UK's campus, and things were "generally pretty quiet" while he was in law school. Hulette left UK in December of 1968. Hulette discusses the changes lifestyle and dress on campus during the late 1960s, and discusses the importance of the college experience for meeting others and learning about different perspectives.

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1975oh021_af002

Interviewee Name

Sidney H. Hulette

Interviewer Name

Charles Atcher

Interview Date

1975-09-17

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Hulette, Sidney H. Interview by Charles Atcher. 17 Sep. 1975. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hulette, S.H. (1975, September 17). Interview by C. Atcher. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Hulette, Sidney H., interview by Charles Atcher. September 17, 1975, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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