Interview with Otis A. Singletary, January 11, 1988

Project: Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Dr. Singletary recalls when he began to establish himself as a professor. He remembers his first teaching experience as a teaching assistant at Louisiana State University. Upon completing his Ph.D qualifying examinations in the spring of 1951, he was immediately called back into active duty in the Navy to serve in the Korean War. Afterward, he moved his family to New Jersey where they lived until 1954 when he was offered a teaching position at the University of Texas at Austin.

While in Austin, he joined several historical associations and continued his research on the Negro militia by visiting archives in Tennessee, South Carolina, and Arkansas. Singletary begins to discuss the role universities play in society and the significance of money, status, and size. He also mentions the process of submitting his dissertation for review and having it approved.

Interview Accession

1988oh026_oas004

Interviewee Name

Otis A. Singletary

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1988-01-11

Interview LC Subject

Singletary, Otis A.

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Singletary, Otis A. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 11 Jan. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Singletary, O.A. (1988, January 11). 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. January 11, 1988, Otis A. Singletary Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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