Interview SummaryAnn Ford is a 1939 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's degree in Library Science. She was born and raised in Nicholasville, Kentucky and states that she chose to attend the University of Kentucky because it was close to home and she had monetary concerns. She remembers some of her favorite professors including Dr. McFarland of the botany department and Dr. Clark of the history department. She describes the library science program at UK as very adequate and states that she had tremendous preparation for a career in library science. She remembers that all of her professors in library science were women, although all of her professors in other subjects were men. She recalls getting to campus from Nicholasville in a bus. She describes Dr. McVey as very likeable and remembers going to Maxwell Place for tea.
Ford was also a member of the Tri Delta sorority and she remembers attending social events on campus. After graduation, Ford worked in a library in Jefferson County, Kentucky for four years and then in the University of Kentucky library for three years. She states that she enjoyed working for Margaret King, who she calls a "very special lady."
Interview LC SubjectFord, Ann Ford, Ann--Interviews University of Kentucky University of Kentucky--History
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Ford, Ann Interview by William Cooper. 12 Jun. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Ford, A. (1979, June 12). Interview by W. Cooper. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Ford, Ann, interview by William Cooper. June 12, 1979, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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