Interview with Neil Plummer, July 22, 1981

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Dr. Neil Plummer is a former head of the Department of Journalism at the University of Kentucky. In this interview he talks about being offered a job with the UK School of Journalism by Enoch Grehan. He discusses at length the school newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel. He talks about controversial articles and editorials that were run, and the outcome of those controversies. He talks about the presidents of the university that he served under, including Herman Donovan, Frank Dickey, and John Oswald, and compares their attitudes toward the student newspaper. He also talks about issues that arose between the school paper and the university board of trustees, as well as several governors of Kentucky over the years.

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1981oh084_af141

Interviewee Name

Neil Plummer

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Bruce Denbo

Interview Date

1981-07-22

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Plummer, Neil Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 22 Jul. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Plummer, N. (1981, July 22). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Plummer, Neil, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. July 22, 1981, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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