Interview with Thomas D. Clark, March 26, 1980

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Thomas D. Clark discusses various associations he has had at the University of Kentucky starting with Francis Jewel McVey, Dr. McVey's second wife. He describes her as lively and welcoming. He also explains how she used Maxwell Place to her advantage. Clark lists some past students who were working on their PhDs. He also talks about people he used to work with.

Clark explains the importance of faculty, an appropriate library, and willing students for a strong PhD program. He discusses the limitations that the history department had and various other struggles within the university. Clark touches on the Depression, WPA projects, the Federal Writers Project, and how these affected the university.

Clark also describes how he started the Historical Records Survey in Kentucky after meeting with Luther Evans. He then discusses Graham who became dean of the engineering school without much expertise in that area.

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1980oh052_af113

Interviewee Name

Thomas D. Clark

Interviewer Name

William Cooper

Interview Date

1980-03-26

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Clark, Thomas D. Interview by William Cooper. 26 Mar. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Clark, T.D. (1980, March 26). Interview by W. Cooper. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Clark, Thomas D., interview by William Cooper. March 26, 1980, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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