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Oral history interview of B.F.D. Runk by Robert C. Light, 1973 March 14.

Author: Robert C Light
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Runk discusses briefly the abolishment of the School of Forestry after the retirement of Chapin Jones; the Miller Fund and School of Agriculture, naming the former Miller professors John R. Page, Albert Tuttle, Ivey Lewis, Ralph Singleton; Runk's tightening of fraternity rushing regulations when he was dean under President Darden; "Pete" the bell ringer and Rotunda janitor; Charley Hopkins, the baggage man; "Cap"
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Audio tapes
Interviews
Named Person: Charlie Brown; Percy Houston Brown; William Brown; Harrison Leigh Buck; Colgate W Darden; William Faulkner; Harrison F Flippin; Roberta Hollingsworth Gwathmey; William Alexander Hallowes; Charley Hopkins; Richard Chapin Jones; Glenn Augustus Kaminer; Ivey Foreman Lewis; James Morris Page; John R Page; Middleton Elliott Randolph; B F D Runk; Charles F Schydeimer, Capt.; Edgar Finley Shannon; W Ralph Singleton; Edward R Stettinius, Jr.; Albert H Tuttle
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Light
OCLC Number: 62777576
Notes: The oral history consists of a taped interview.
Description: 1 item.

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Runk discusses briefly the abolishment of the School of Forestry after the retirement of Chapin Jones; the Miller Fund and School of Agriculture, naming the former Miller professors John R. Page, Albert Tuttle, Ivey Lewis, Ralph Singleton; Runk's tightening of fraternity rushing regulations when he was dean under President Darden; "Pete" the bell ringer and Rotunda janitor; Charley Hopkins, the baggage man; "Cap" Schydeimer, the paper man; Charlie and Willie Brown, the barbers; Buckie [Slon?], East Lawn janitor; Mrs. Gwathmey's opinon of co-education; criticism of Honor System; and selection of Edgar Shannon as President.

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.

Runk continues with an account of the Ku Klux Klan contributing towards the construction of Memorial Gymnasium and a student cross burning in imitation of the Klan; living quarters as a student particularly the boarding house and dining room of Mrs. E.M. Page and the Commons in Garrett Hall; dislike of the University of Wisconsin which had no honor system; Easters week (lengthier account); William Faulkner; students misbehaving at football games after World War II; formality of academic processions and administrative leniency towards informally attired or demonstrating students("run the bums off"); role of secret societies diminished, particuarly the Raven Society; informal dress in the 1970s; Dean Page and permission to leave University for hunting and trips; Dean Page and "pledges" for good behavior; and Ed Stettinius as a poor student.

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