Interview with Wickliffe B. Moore, April 4, 1977
Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project
Interview SummaryWickliffe Moore came to the University of Kentucky in 1920 and graduated in 1924. In this interview he discusses his decision to attend UK and his first impressions of the university. He talks about majoring in English and journalism, and also teaching art classes as a freshman. He talks about some of his favorite professors and compares several university presidents.
Moore describes social life on the UK campus. He talks about joining the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and tells a story about recruiting more members. He talks about meeting future governor "Happy" Chandler through his association with the fraternity and helping Chandler to attend UK. He talks about his relationship with Chandler as well as his relationship with John Scopes, who later became known for his involvement with the trial concerning teaching evolution in schools. He also discusses hazing at the university, including an incident that led to a shooting on campus. He discusses student government, as well as students' rebellious activities. He talks about beginning his own campus publication "The Meow" and how it eventually begin earning profits. He talks about the emphasis on athletics on campus, his own involvement in football, and how attitudes towards sports have changed over the years. He talks about his involvement in the Development Council and his contributions to the university. He discusses his current concerns for the university and for students.
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Moore, Wickliffe B. Interview by William Cooper. 04 Apr. 1977. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Moore, W.B. (1977, April 04). Interview by W. Cooper. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Moore, Wickliffe B., interview by William Cooper. April 04, 1977, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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