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Civil Rights in Kentucky - Oral Histories: History of Education in Kentucky Oral History Project - Science Hill School for Girls (Shelbyville)

History of Education in Kentucky Oral History Project - Science Hill School for Girls (Shelbyville)


This project concerns the history of Science Hill School for Girls, a private high school in Shelbyville. Former students discuss education during the 1920s, Science Hill teachers, day students, boarders, the curriculum, social activities, religious study in school, etiquette training, Science Hill and the women's movement during the 1920s, the civil rights movement, the social class of Science Hill students, meals at Science Hill, school activities, examinations, courtship practices, graduation ceremonies, the University of Kentucky and women, Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and dating practices at Agnes Scott.

Number of Interviews        19

Total Hours                  14



Agnes Scott College ; Civil rights--Kentucky--Shelbyville ; Courtship--Kentucky--Shelbyville ; Decatur (Ga.) ; Education, Higher--Georgia--Decatur ; Education, Higher--Kentucky--Lexington ; Education, Secondary--Kentucky--Shelbyville ; Education--Kentucky--Shelbyville ; Georgia ; Georgia--Social life and customs ; Girls--Kentucky--Shelbyville ; Science Hill School (Shelbyville, Ky.) ; Science Hill School (Shelbyville, Ky.)--Curricula ; Science Hill School (Shelbyville, Ky.)--Examinations ; Science Hill School (Shelbyville, Ky.)--Faculty ; Science Hill School (Shelbyville, Ky.)--Religion ; Science Hill School (Shelbyville, Ky.)--Students ; Shelbyville (Ky.)--Religion ; Shelbyville (Ky.)--Social life and customs ; Universities and colleges--Georgia--Decatur ; Universities and colleges--Kentucky--Lexington ; University of Kentucky ; Women--Georgia--Decatur ; Women--Kentucky--Lexington ; Women's rights--


Segregation, Integration, Education