Interview with John W. Oswald, August 10, 1987

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Dr. John Oswald was president of the University of Kentucky from 1963-1968. In this interview he discusses the decision to put all of the community colleges in Kentucky under the control of the University of Kentucky, as well as the creation of new community colleges in the state. He talks about the politics involved in choosing the locations of the colleges, and the relationship between the colleges and the main UK campus. He discusses the attitudes towards the community colleges and the quality of education available there. Oswald discusses the organizational structure of the university and community colleges. He talks about his goal of providing access to higher education to remote areas of Kentucky.

Oswald discusses the social attitudes prevalent during his tenure as president of the University of Kentucky, as well as the major national events occurring at the time, including the civil rights movement and the War on Poverty.

Interview Accession

1987oh123_af314

Interviewee Name

John W. Oswald

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1987-08-10

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Oswald, John W. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 10 Aug. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Oswald, J.W. (1987, August 10). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Oswald, John W., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. August 10, 1987, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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