Interview with William C. Bower, January 1, 1976

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Dr. W.C. Bower's first association with the University of Kentucky was in 1912 when he was a professor in the College of the Bible. He later became the Dean of the College of the Bible and the Lexington Theological Seminary. In 1926, Dr. Bower became a professor and chairman of Practical Theology at the University of Chicago. In 1943, he returned to Lexington and continued to teach religion at UK. Dr. Bower describes his work at UK. He took over the English courses of Professor Edward F. Farquhar after he became ill, and also worked in field of sociology.

Dr. Bower describes his close relationship with Dr. Herman Donovan, who was the president of the University of Kentucky at the time. Dr. Bower gives credit to Dr. Donovan and Mr. Michael Tidings, the director of the Lincoln Institute, for starting the movement of moral and spiritual values in Kentucky. Bower became director of the Kentucky program of moral and spiritual values in education. Bower describes the first seminar in the summer of the mid-1940s entitled "Moral and Spiritual Values in Education." The seminar resulted in several publications including a book by Dr. Bower called Moral and Spiritual Values in Education. Dr. Bower also discusses his impressive list of publications including sixteen published books and ninety-two articles that have appeared in various scholarly journals.

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1976oh013_af023

Interviewee Name

William C. Bower

Interviewer Name

Maurice Clay

Interview Date

1976-01-01

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W.C. Bower

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Bower, William C. Interview by Maurice Clay. 01 Jan. 1976. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bower, W.C. (1976, January 01). Interview by M. Clay. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Bower, William C., interview by Maurice Clay. January 01, 1976, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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