University of Louisville

Franz discusses his student days at Manual Training High School (class of 1924), the Speed Scientific School of the University of Louisville (Class of 1929), and the Jefferson School of Law (Class of 1933).
Professor Furnish discusses the present site of the Belknap Campus of the University of Louisville dating from 1910s. Includes information on the ethnic, economic, and political make-up of the area before it was occupied by the University in 1925. He also discusses the growth of the University from the 1930s to the present.
A 1934 graduate (chemical engineering) of the Speed Scientific School of the University of Louisville, Grawemeyer discusses the Grawemeyer Awards, which support Kentucky College and University student and faculty visits to German-speaking countries.
Dr. Hassold, professor emeritus at the University of Louisville, discusses his career at the University of Louisville from 1927 through the 1960s. Recollections include characterizations of the University from Presidents Colvin through Davidson, and impressions of their administrations; Hassold's training and background as a Lutheran Minister; graduate work at the University of Chicago; and his job as the Head of the Division of Humanities of the University of Louisville.
Mr. Hendon discusses his work on the sesquicentennial of the University of Louisville in 1948. He also discusses his memories of his father, Dr. George A. Hendon, a former member of the medical faculty.
Himmelfarb discusses his years as a University of Louisville law student during the 1950s.
Houchens, Director of the Division of Academic Services, Emeritus, of the University of Louisville, tells of his formative years, educational background, career and experiences at the University.
The former registrar at the University of Louisville discusses John A. Dillon's contribution to the school in preparation for a slide/tape documentary.
Hudson discusses the history of the Black Student Union at the University of Louisville during the late 1960s and early 1970s. His narrative stresses events leading up to and following the occupation of two university offices by BSU members and others during April and May, 1969.
Mr. Johnson, a civil rights activist and educator focuses on Johnson’s involvement in the effort to integrate the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky for blacks in Kentucky. Johnson contradicts the University of Louisville administrators by asserting that they did not voluntarily integrate as they have stated. He discusses the disparities between Louisville Municipal College and the University of Louisville. Johnson also discusses the efforts to integrate the Louisville parks system, the library system and the stores in downtown Louisville. Johnson describes his role in the defeat of Male High School principal William S. Milburn’s mayoral bid against William Cowger in 1961.