Interview with George Park, February 23, 1977

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Dr. George Park attended the University of Kentucky after graduating from high school in 1914, then went on to attend medical school in Chicago, Illinois. In this interview he discusses his first impressions of UK and the "big city" of Lexington, Kentucky after growing up in Richmond. He talks about his life as a student at the university, including his classes, professors, social activities, and participation in organizations and athletics. He talks about students' attitudes, and the relationship between the university and the surrounding community.

Park discusses some of the professors who influenced him, and compares the various university presidents who were in office during his years at the university. He talks about the function of the library and how it has changed over the years. He talks about how World War I affected the university and his own career. He discusses his continued contact with the university and Kentucky despite moving to Chicago.

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1977oh010_af052

Interviewee Name

George Park

Interviewer Name

David Farrell

Interview Date

1977-02-23

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Park, George Interview by David Farrell. 23 Feb. 1977. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Park, G. (1977, February 23). Interview by D. Farrell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Park, George, interview by David Farrell. February 23, 1977, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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