Interview with Amry Vandenbosch, April 21, 1981
Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project
Interview SummaryDr. Amry Vandenbosch is a retired professor of political science, head of the political science department, and head of the Patterson School of Diplomacy at the University of Kentucky. In this interview he discusses at length his views on university administration in general, and compares the administration at the University of Kentucky to that of the University of Chicago and Iowa State University. He talks about several University of Kentucky presidents, including Frank McVey, Herman Donovan, Frank Dickey, and John Oswald, discussing their views on academic freedom and political influence, and their impact on the university.
Vandenbosch discusses the importance of teaching versus research in terms of professors' workloads, and talks about the administration's attitudes toward research. He talks about controversy and the university environment, from debates over evolution, to claims of Communism during World War II, and radicalism during the Vietnam War.
Interview KeywordCollege administrators College administrators--Rating of College administrators--Selection and appointment. College environment College presidents College publications College teachers--Political activity College teachers--Social conditions College teaching. Iowa State University Universities and colleges--Administration. Universities and colleges--Faculty. Universities and colleges--Research University of Chicago University of Kentucky. Department of Political Science
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Vandenbosch, Amry Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 21 Apr. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Vandenbosch, A. (1981, April 21). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Vandenbosch, Amry, interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. April 21, 1981, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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