Interview with Otis A. Singletary, April 7, 1988

Project: Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Dr. Singletary continues his discussion regarding the time he spent with President Lyndon B. Johnson and his administration. He speaks very highly of Lady Bird Johnson and even mentions a time she arranged to let him take a self-guided tour of the entire White House. He recalls his reactions to certain decisions made during the Johnson administration and how historians have viewed the Johnson years. He discusses Vietnam and not only what it meant to him personally, but also what it meant to students and higher education. Singletary also continues explaining his experience with the Job Corps and its effect on his view of students in higher education.

Singletary discusses his political opinion which formed when he was very young, and he recalls his strong support of Roosevelt and Harry Truman. He returned to the University of North Carolina shortly after his position with the Job Corps ended, but he then accepted a job with American Council on Education in Washington, DC. Although his wife was not thrilled about moving, Singletary states that they loved living in the nation's capital. Singletary discusses the time spent in this job, as well as his move back to University of Texas to be Executive Vice Chancellor.

Interview Accession

1988oh056_oas008

Interviewee Name

Otis A. Singletary

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1988-04-07

Interview LC Subject

Singletary, Otis A.

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Singletary, Otis A. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 07 Apr. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Singletary, O.A. (1988, April 07). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Singletary, Otis A., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. April 07, 1988, Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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