Project SummaryThe mission of the College Life Oral History Project is to record the experience of college life of University of Kentucky undergraduate students in Dr. Zada Komara’s Knowledge and Society seminar courses in the Lewis Honors College. This student-led oral history project positions students as both interviewers and narrators who work with classmates to define interview themes and produce interviews from their positionalities as UK students, recording memories, stories, and analyses of their college experience. The project upholds the Honors mission of engaging students in robust original research and self-documentation toward applied aims that foster learner-directed education and scholarship, leadership, and applied research that educates and benefits Honors, UK, and the Commonwealth at large. Themes include academic experiences in coursework and programs, recreation and social life, service and leadership, and their broader experiences in the Honors, UK, and Lexington communities. The project educates and trains students in conducting and archiving oral history interviews at UK’s Nunn Center for Oral History in accordance with the highest standards of the Oral History Association.
NOTE: Interviews in this collection are restricted from access for five years beyond the corresponding semester date. Interviews conducted in the spring of 2020 will be available in 2025, and so on.