Interview with Cecil C. Carpenter, January 10, 1974
Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project
Interview SummaryDr. Cecil Carpenter is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, the Dean of the College of Commerce at UK, and President McVey's former neighbor. Carpenter was a student in one of McVey's International Law courses. During the interview, Carpenter describes Dr. McVey both personally and professionally. He recalls that McVey was one of those people who did not delegate very much, but rather liked to do everything himself.
Carpenter describes the International Law course conducted by Dr. McVey. He provides examples of some of the course work including oral reports and term papers. Carpenter attended the University of Illinois where earn his master's and doctoral degrees. He also worked as a records assistant to support himself. He remembers that in 1936, he received a call from Dean Wiest asking him to return UK as an assistant professor. Dr. Carpenter describes working under President McVey. He recalls McVey's liberal ideas towards labor unions and discusses McVey's opinions on the distribution of raises and cuts in the salaries of the faculty and staff. Carpenter also reminisces about his personal relationship with Dr. McVey and Mrs. McVey.
Interview KeywordCollege administrators--Rating of College environment College presidents College teachers--Salaries, etc. College teachers--Social conditions College teaching. Depressions--1929--Kentucky Universities and colleges--Administration. Universities and colleges--Faculty. Universities and colleges--Finance
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Carpenter, Cecil C. Interview by Charles G. Talbert. 10 Jan. 1974. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Carpenter, C.C. (1974, January 10). Interview by C. G. Talbert. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Carpenter, Cecil C., interview by Charles G. Talbert. January 10, 1974, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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