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Light, Robert C. (Robert Chambliss)

Overview
Works: 15 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 15 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Robert C Light
Oral history interview of Charles William Smith by Robert C. Light( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Smith briefly relates his academic career before returning to Charlottesville; designing Gilmer Hall mural; lengthy discussion of planned Rotunda restoration; briefly describes University in 1911; disapproval of Newcomb Hall architecturally; Colgate Darden; extra in summer theatre plays, cast of one production included Charles Coburn; serpentine walls too high in garden restorations; critical comments on architecture and appearance of other University buildings including Ruffner Hall; selection and deselection of Louis Kahn as architect for Campbell Hall; approves new chemistry building for which he did color scheme; Edward Campbell and the Bayly Museum, paperweight collection in Bayly Museum; refuses to comment on Edgar Shannon, and Colgate Darden as a more substantial person
Oral history interview of Robert K. Gooch by Robert C. Light by R. K Gooch( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview of T. Braxton Woody by Robert C. Light( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Woody relates very brief anecdotes about Dr. Paul Barringer; Miss Nancy Gordon; billiards tournaments among faculty; Miss Mary Proffitt; titles of professors; chemistry professor nicknamed Dicky Bird; decline of honor system; "in grown" faculty of Virginia gentlemen vs northern faculty who do not know Virginia traditions; admission of women and the honor system; honor system in the Big Ten schools particularly Indiana and Northwestern; admiration of Virginia's honor system; opposition to co-education in the 1920s and "appalling lack of courtesy" to women students; holdouts against women included Dean Runk and how his own mind changed when he observed women excelling as language students; Dr. Metcalf's Bible class; formality and reservation of students; Ed Stettinius; clubs; the "terrifying Yellow Journal"; "Pete" the bell ringer; Captain S the newspaper seller; insularity of students in the 1920s; "The Corner"; boxing teams and tournaments; "greasy grind" in his student days; requirements more difficult in the 1920s; and student spirit in the 1920s, particularly Virginia gentleman tradition, pride in honor system, andabsurdly rigid formality
Oral history interview of Lewis Machen Hammond and Frances Lile Hamond by Robert C. Light( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mrs. Hamond discusses her first experience at the University of Virginia; her uncle, the law professor William Minor Lile; African American servants; memories of professors including Dean Page; opinion on restoration of Rotunda; grocery shopping; Oberdorfer's dpartment store, the corner; the "Yellow Journal"; bootleg whiskey from the mountains; and home brewing on the Lawn
Oral history interview of Alida Wilson Davison by Robert C. Light by Alida Wilson Davison( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview of William S. Weedon by Robert C. Light( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Weedon discusses his life as a student at the University of Virginia. He mentions, generally briefly, coming to the University of Virginia in 1925, professors including "Dicky Bird," James Page, "Reddy" Echols; housing particularly the Booker boarding house; President Alderman as old time orator; formal relations between faculty and students; Jefferson Society; water polo; boxing and Johnny La Rowe; honor system, especially in regard to athletics and social events; honor violators; fellow students; attitude towards co-education as a student and faculty member; honor system no longer intuitive; attitude towards expansion of the University; faculty Armistead Dobie and William M. Lisle; Library in the Rotunda; personal study habits; spirit of the University produced by the buildings on the Lawn and the outline of the Blue Ridge as well as association with students, faculty and townspeople; athletics did not produce strong feelings or spirit; and bull sessions
Oral history interview of Bernard P. Mayo by Robert C. Light by Bernard Mayo( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview of B.F.D. Runk by Robert C. Light( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Runk also very briefly answers questions about people he knew from his college days includiing Bill Hallowes, Elliott Randolph, Harry Flippin, Harry Buck, and Gus Kaminer
Rotunda renovated, controversy resolved by Robert C Light( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview of Elizabeth Purvis by Robert C. Light by Elizabeth Purvis( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview of Bernard P. Chamberlain by Robert C. Light by Bernard Peyton Chamberlain( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview of Thomas Munford Boyd by Robert C. Light and James E. Kinard( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Boyd briefly discusses coming to the University of Virginia as a student; professors William A. Kepner, Lindsay Rogers, "Reddy" Echols, Armistead Dobie, Raleigh C. Minor, Charles A. Graves, William M. Lile, James M. Page, and President Alderman; Betty Booker and Sally Hamilton's boarding houses; fellow students Reuben Maury and Ed Stettinius; student pranks; the 1921 Centennial; and the Y.M.C.A
Oral history interview of Junius R. Fishburne by Robert C. Light by Junius Rodes Fishburne( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview of George Gilmer by Robert C. Light by George Gilmer( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview of Louis A. Onesty by Robert C. Light and Kenneth A. Knowles, Jr( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Onesty discusses coming to the University from Virginia Polytechnic Institute; recruiting track stars; importance of tradition; dining at the Commons (Garrett Hall); changing dress codes in student body; lack of funding and scholarships; deleterious effect of high pro salaries on college sports; noted U. Va. student athletes particularly Jim Bakhtiar; George Grattan; fund raising for a new Virginia track; the athletic director; ice caves behind Alderman Library; place of intramural athletics; and de-emphasizing football in early 1950s
 
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