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OH129 Joan Butterworth Whayne Oral History

Joan Butterworth Whayne Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project - Lifestyles

Series Number: OH129

Interviewee: Whayne, Joan Butterworth

Interviewer: Anderson, Margaret R.

Date interviewed: November 1, 1988

Processed by: Tara Marcum

Date processed: August 11, 2011

Description: 2 sound discs (84 minutes)

Abstract: Joan Butterworth Whayne describes her life experiences from the 1930s to the 1970s. She describes her childhood in Calloway County, Kentucky during the Great Depression and the Second World War. She recalls attending the Murray State Training School, social activities and regional events. She remembers her college years, extracurricular activities and career as a real estate agent. She describes her travels with her husband, who was a medic in the United States Army, during and following the Second World War. She also mentions her father being overseas during the First World War.

Biographical / Historical note: Joan Butterworth Whayne was born in 1925 at Bowling Green, Kentucky. Her father established the Butterworth Clinic in Murray, Kentucky. She attended the Murray Training School where she graduated at age sixteen in 1942. She began college the following fall at Murray State Teachers College. She remained at Murray State for three years but transferred to University of Kentucky. After she graduated in 1946, she spent time in Washington D.C., Memphis, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Fort Worth. She returned to Murray where her husband worked for Whayne's father at the Butterworth Clinic. Later in life, her husband worked as a regional medical officer in Europe, Asia and South America.

General information: No user access to original recordings. Use audio user copies, digital derivatives, transcripts, and/or tape indexes. This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission for reproduction must be requested from Murray State University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Whayne, Joan Butterworth, 1925-

Calloway County (Ky.) – History.

Murray (Ky.) – History.

Murray State Training School

Butterworth Medical Clinic (Murray, Ky.)