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|Named Person:||John Lloyd Newcomb; Earnest Jackson Oglesby; John Garland Pollard; Colgate W Darden; Hardy Cross Dillard; Edgar Finley Shannon; George W Spicer; Thaddeus Braxton Woody|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
George W Spicer; Champ Clark; Charles E Moran
|Other Titles:||George Washington Spicer oral history interview.|
Spicer discusses the Post-War College Committee appointed by John Lloyd Newcomb to consider the proper function of the College in maintaining a liberal arts program as opposed to technological or professional training. He emphasizes the importance of teaching over research.
Spicer also discusses his "extramural" work on the Virginia Commission on County Government and in the aftermath of the Gray Commission report [Governor's Commission on Public Educaiton].
In addition he mentions Colgate W. Darden's defense of academic freedom, his commitment to public education, support of the Gray plan and disassociation from massive resistance.
In conncection with the Gray plan he mentions Hardy Cross Dillard's support and Earnest Jackson Oglesby's opposition.
Spicer concludes with a discussion of the changes he witnessed, particularly co-education and the roles of President Shannon and T. Braxton Woody, and comments briefly on grade inflation.
- Newcomb, John Lloyd, -- 1881-1954.
- Oglesby, Earnest Jackson, -- 1891-1989.
- Pollard, John Garland, -- 1871-1937.
- Darden, Colgate W. -- (Colgate Whitehead), -- 1897-1981.
- Dillard, Hardy Cross, -- 1902-1982.
- Shannon, Edgar Finley, -- 1918-1997.
- Spicer, George W. -- (George Washington), -- 1897-
- Woody, Thaddeus Braxton.
- Virginia. -- Commission on County Government.
- Virginia. -- Commission on Public Education.
- University of Virginia -- History.