University of Louisville--Students
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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.
A 1917 graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences of the University of Louisville, Bowman discusses his academic and athletic career at U of L from 1914 until graduation. Prominently mentioned are faculty and curriculum; social life at the University; and Bowman's career as a college football player, manager of the basketball team, and member of the track team. He also discusses his participation in Boyd Martin's University Players and his career with the Louisville and Nashville Railroad from 1921 until 1961.
Dr. Burton discusses her childhood and early education at the Louisville Girl's School; her student days in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville (BA 1922 and MA 1924); her graduate education at Cornell University (PhD 1934); and her subsequent research and teaching career in the Department of English of the University of Louisville. Recollections include Burton's research and publication on the English poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
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).
Himmelfarb discusses his years as a University of Louisville law student during the 1950s.
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.
Arts and Sciences student (1912-1921) and Woodcock medalist discusses Dean Patterson, effects of World War I, and student memories. Discusses Hattie Bishop Speed as philanthropist.
Koster (LL.B. 1931) discusses the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Law of the University of Louisville during the 1920s and 1930s; athletics at the University during the same period (he won 16 varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track); coach Tom King; President George Colvin; playing professional baseball in Akron, Ohio, Little Rock, Arkansas, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and St. Paul, Minnesota, during the 1930s; and the origins of his business, Koster Swope Buick automobile dealership in Louisville, Kentucky.
An interview with an African student at the University of Louisville about his experiences.