Interview with A. D. Albright, September 20, 1988

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Albright discusses the role the he played in the development of the Kentucky community college system and the impact that it had on the University of Kentucky. He recalls the reaction of some faculty members that the creation of the community college system was a "watering down" of instruction. Albright explains that he advocated for community colleges remaining a part of the university system for some time, but he thinks that this now must be reexamined. He remembers problems establishing the community colleges including finding the money for facilities, and states that the instruction in the colleges did not satisfy him in the beginning. Albright foresaw a future transitional period where the normal college age group would be expanded. Albright also explains his philosophy towards liberal arts education. He believes that students must have a good liberal arts education to have a good technical education. He discusses the elitism of the liberal arts education and the influence of family in getting people to go to college. He then describes problems with local school systems in Kentucky.

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1988oh150_af329

Interviewee Name

A. D. Albright

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1988-09-20

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Albright, A. D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 20 Sep. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Albright, A.D. (1988, September 20). 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. September 20, 1988, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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