Interview SummaryA.D. Albright, former University of Kentucky administrator, describes the place of special interest studies within the university, particularly women's studies, African American studies, and Appalachian studies. Albright discusses the lack of female administrators at UK and at other colleges throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He describes the increasing demand for African Americans with a PhD, and their bargaining power due to the difficulty of universities in finding qualified minorities. Albright also describes his own upbringing in regard to women and minorities. He addresses stereotypes of groups within the university, including the belief that librarians should be women and the faculty and staff of the agricultural college should be men. Albright also recalls the change from twelve-month to nine-month contracts for faculty members. He then discusses the University of Kentucky's identity as a Southern college and the changes being made to move away from a historically discriminatory institutional identity.
Interview LC SubjectAlbright, A. D. (Arnold De Wald) Albright, A. D. (Arnold De Wald)--Interviews University of Kentucky University of Kentucky--History Women’s studies African-American studies Educational equalization Education, Higher--Kentucky Educational change. School administrators. Teachers--Salaries, etc. Racism Sexism Universities and colleges--Curricula. Education, Higher--Kentucky--Lexington Educational change--Kentucky Universities and colleges--Faculty. Universities and colleges--Finance Universities and colleges--Research Women in higher education. African American college students--Social conditions African Americans--Education--Kentucky--Lexington Sexism in higher education Discrimination in higher education Minorities in higher education
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Albright, A. D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 24 Jan. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Albright, A.D. (1989, January 24). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. A.D. Albright Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Albright, A. D., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. January 24, 1989, A.D. Albright Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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