Interview with A. D. Albright, September 26, 1988

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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In this second interview, A.D. Albright describes the role of politicians in higher education in Kentucky, especially at the University of Kentucky. He compares the roles of former governors A.B. "Happy" Chandler and Bert T. Combs in the development of the community college system in Kentucky. Albright also describes his close relationship with Combs and his associations with other Kentucky governors. Albright discusses former governor Louie B. Nunn's bluntness when it came to educational funding. Albright also describes John Oswald's role as the president of the University of Kentucky. He discusses the Spindletop Research Institute and Edward Lichtenhaus. He mentions Chandler's insistence on having the UK Medical Center named for him and how Chandler got an honorary position on the board of trustees at the University of Kentucky.

Interview Accession

1988oh147_af326

Interviewee Name

A. D. Albright

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1988-09-26

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Albright, A. D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 26 Sep. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Albright, A.D. (1988, September 26). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Albright, A. D., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. September 26, 1988, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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