Finding aid prepared by Ruth E. Bryan
Otis Prather University of Kentucky
Varsity Handbook student diary
University of Kentucky Special Collections
this collection is only available electronically.
2012ua007, Otis Prather University of Kentucky Varsity Handbook student diary, 1924-1925, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
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Otis Prather was a freshman at the University of Kentucky during the 1924-1925 academic year.
Otis Prather's University of Kentucky Varsity Handbook (K-Book), 1924-1925, includes handwritten daily entries detailing Prather's activities, classes, movies he saw, the weather, and places he visited as a freshman student at the University of Kentucky. Prather's K-Book also includes a hand-written class schedule and pasted-in photographs and clippings.
The K-Book was sponsored by the YMCA and YWCA and was distributed to new University of Kentucky students to help them become acquainted with school life and the campus. A small, pocket-sized bound book, it contained the academic calendar, university history information, freshman rules, school traditions, athletic schedules, school songs, and information about student clubs and government. In the 1924-1925 edition, the last 67 pages of the K-Book included one blank line per day for students to use as a diary, specifically as a prompt to "write mother about it."
2009ua001, K Books, 1901-1966, University of Kentucky Special Collections.