University of Louisville
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Dr. Ackerly discusses his family history and experiences in World War I. Restrictions: Joint ownership vested in the University of Lousville Foundation and Dr. William C. Ackerly
Dr. Akers discusses the University of Louisville's Urban Studies Center, his association with the Government Law Center, and his position as chief consultant for the Coaliquid project. A partial transcription (first 15 min. of side one) is available.
Dr. Alleyne, an alumna of the University of Louisville, attended the Louisville Municipal College. She was the first black woman to graduate from the University of Louisville Medical School. This is a recording of a speech by Dr. Alleyne at a school; she discusses why LMC graduates are attracted from all parts of the country to attend reunions.
University of Louisville School of Music.
Arterberry relates her experiences in law school at the University of Louisville, where she graduated in 1949. She also described her career which began in private practice with a small firm specializing in real estate. She later worked in the advertising field and for Kentucky state government before returning to the practice of law as an attorney for Kentucky state agencies. She later became a federal administrative law judge and was assigned to Knoxville, Tennessee, at the time of the interview.
A University of Louisville English professor discusses his family history (Ohio County) and some of the folk songs of the region.
Berg was reared in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended elementary and secondary school. His parents had come to the US from Russia. Berg's father attended trade school and worked as a plumber in New York. Harold came to Louisville to attend the University of Louisville for his pre-medical and medical education. Berg recieved his MD and completed his internship before being drafted in the US Army during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater as a surgeon and after the war retuened to the US to complete his residency in surgery. Since 1951 he has practiced in Louisville. Berg is also known for his work in mosaics, examples of which were on display at the Jewish Community Center and the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville at the time of the interview.
Berman discusses how and why his parents came to the United States from Poland; his father's work as a peddler and in other businesses; the early Orthodox Jewish community in Louisville; the effects of the Depression on this father's business; his decision to attend the University of Louisville School of Law, from which he graduated in 1928; his early law practice; and activities in Keneseth Israel congregation. Berman concludes with reflections on changes in the local Jewish community during his memory.
Berman talks about Jewish young people joining professions, the effect of the Great Depression on small businesses, investing in real estate in the early 20th century, his generation choosing to enter the professions rather than going into business, working as a lawyer defending bootleggeres for a brief period, his opinion about the Masons did not do enough to resist nazism, his reflections on a recent reports of swastikas posted in Louisville and the Constitutional right to free speech. He also reflects on the changes in the Jewish community over time, his involvement in the Junior Order of United American Mechanics.