Interview with A. D. Albright, February 14, 1989

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

A.D. Albright discusses his role as an administrator at the University of Kentucky during the mid-1960s. He describes UK President John Oswald and his wife, Rose, and their adjustment to Kentucky from California. Albright states that Oswald never planned to stay at UK, but was determined to accomplish what he could in the short period of time that he was at the university. Albright also discusses the University of Kentucky's centennial celebration in 1965 on which the university spent $275,000. Albright states that he was not happy with the "showy" festivities and that he preferred bringing distinguished visiting scholars to the university. He was also not impressed by President Lyndon B. Johnson's visit to UK in 1965 and describes Johnson's speech and attitude at the graduation ceremony.

Interview Accession

1989oh046_af351

Interviewee Name

A. D. Albright

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1989-02-14

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Albright, A. D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 14 Feb. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Albright, A.D. (1989, February 14). 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. February 14, 1989, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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