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Oral history interview of Edward Younger, 1972, 2000.

Author: Champ Clark; R Chambliss Light; Edward Younger
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Summary:
The collection contains a tape of the interview conducted by R. Chambliss Light 1972 and a drafttranscription by Champ Clark, 2000, with corrections.

Younger discusses his motivation in coming the University of Virginia; his courses; administrative work; promotion and tenure; life on the Lawn; rebuilding the University after World War II; three different generations of students; the honor stystem.

Younger also discusses his work on committees, particularly Richards, Page-Barbour, and Public Occasions; noted lecturers James B. Conant and C. Vann Woodward; and ill-fated efforts to bring Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to the grounds.

Also President Darden's commitment to making Virginia "The capstone of education," and his securing of state funds for buildings; President Shannon's emphasis on academic reputation; May days, 1970; and Younger's own contributions of teaching, building up the history department.

Faculty and administrators mentioned include Thomas Perkins Abernethy, Julian Bishko, Colgate Darden, Thomas Cary Johnson, Selby Vernon McCasland, Bernard Mayo.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Audio tapes
Oral histories
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Named Person: Thomas Perkins Abernethy; Charles Julian Bishko; James Bryant Conant; Colgate W Darden; Lyndon B Johnson; Thomas Cary Johnson; John F Kennedy; S Vernon McCasland; Bernard Mayo; Edgar Finley Shannon; C Vann Woodward; Edward Younger
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Champ Clark; R Chambliss Light; Edward Younger
OCLC Number: 647916360
Description: 2 items.
Other Titles: Edward Younger oral history interview

Abstract:

The collection contains a tape of the interview conducted by R. Chambliss Light 1972 and a drafttranscription by Champ Clark, 2000, with corrections.

Younger discusses his motivation in coming the University of Virginia; his courses; administrative work; promotion and tenure; life on the Lawn; rebuilding the University after World War II; three different generations of students; the honor stystem.

Younger also discusses his work on committees, particularly Richards, Page-Barbour, and Public Occasions; noted lecturers James B. Conant and C. Vann Woodward; and ill-fated efforts to bring Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to the grounds.

Also President Darden's commitment to making Virginia "The capstone of education," and his securing of state funds for buildings; President Shannon's emphasis on academic reputation; May days, 1970; and Younger's own contributions of teaching, building up the history department.

Faculty and administrators mentioned include Thomas Perkins Abernethy, Julian Bishko, Colgate Darden, Thomas Cary Johnson, Selby Vernon McCasland, Bernard Mayo.

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