Interview with A. D. Albright, March 21, 1989

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

A.D. Albright discusses again John Oswald's resignation as president of the University of Kentucky. He explains how audits of the university and possible threats by Governor Louie B. Nunn may have affected Oswald's decision to leave the university. Albright also addresses the research conducted by UK over the years and states that the university still must encompass the entire state in their research efforts. He mentions the transfer of coal research from UK to the University of Louisville. Albright compares Oswald to David Roselle, who was president of UK at the time of this interview. He then addresses the role of A.B. Kirwan as acting president after Oswald left the university. He discusses criticism of Kirwan for not dealing directly with student issues, and the influence of Kirwan's mother, Betty, in his appointment. Albright mentions the search for a new president and why he did not pursue the position.

Interview Accession

1989oh082_af355

Interviewee Name

A. D. Albright

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1989-03-21

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Albright, A. D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 21 Mar. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Albright, A.D. (1989, March 21). 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. March 21, 1989, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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