Interview with Frederick W. "Rick" Bell, April 25, 2019

Project: University of Kentucky: The Turbulent Years (1965-1975) Oral History Project

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Rick Bell mentions his parents' roles in his household and the influence they had on him to enhance his work in journalism. He explains how his high school experiences helped him acknowledge what profession he would go into and how his involvement gave him the skills needed for his role at the University of Kentucky. He discusses political parties and influential U.S. presidents. He talks about the influence of the Vietnam War on photography and photojournalism. He explains why he chose to attend the University of Kentucky. He discusses the culture of Lexington at the time, including LGBTQ issues, mental health, and "hippie" culture. He discusses the culture at the University of Kentucky, including Greek life, rules and regulations, and hangouts on campus. He talks about the Kentucky Kernel, the official newspaper of the University of Kentucky.

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2019oh1400_ukty0011

Interviewee Name

Frederick W. "Rick" Bell

Interviewer Name

Jeffrey Suchanek

Interview Date

2019-04-25

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Bell, Frederick W. Interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. 25 Apr. 2019. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bell, F.W. (2019, April 25). Interview by J. Suchanek. University of Kentucky: The Turbulent Years (1965-1975) Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Bell, Frederick W., interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. April 25, 2019, University of Kentucky: The Turbulent Years (1965-1975) Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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