Interview with Otis A. Singletary, December 2, 1987

Project: University of Kentucky Presidents' Journal: Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In this second session, Otis A. Singletary describes his life after graduation from high school. He focuses on the importance of the fifteen-year span from 1939 to 1954 during which he received his college degree, and served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Singletary also met and married his wife, Gloria, and began a family with her during this time.

While in the Navy, Singletary went to Midshipmen's School at Harvard in the spring of 1944. This experience, as well as his previous college experiences, impressed upon him the importance of education. Singletary became increasingly aware of his own ignorance in certain areas, namely history, and so began to study vigorously in order to better understand our country. He touches on his experiences in graduate school and his interest in teaching.

Interview Accession

1987oh256_oas002

Interviewee Name

Otis A. Singletary

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1987-12-02

Interview LC Subject

Singletary, Otis A.

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Singletary, Otis A. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 02 Dec. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Singletary, O.A. (1987, December 02). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Presidents' Journal: 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. December 02, 1987, University of Kentucky Presidents' Journal: Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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