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Kentucky freshmen bunk in Alumni gym, 1946

Posted on August 26, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

University of Kentucky students Ray Evans, bottom left, Sam Lee, upper left, and William Rogers, right, straightened their beds after spending the night in Alumni gymnasium in September 1946. Several hundred Army cots were installed in the gym to care for new students registering at UK until quarters were ready in prefabricated housing units. First year men students, a great majority of them war veterans, outnumbered freshman women during the fall quarter by almost four to one. Approximately 1,770 men and 465 women were among the freshmen and new students who went through the first day of classification tests, physical exams, advisory conferences and orientation. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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