Interview with Barney A. Tucker, May 17, 2000
Project: Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence Oral History Project
Interview SummaryBarney Tucker talks about his formative years in east Tennessee. He discusses the military service of several family members in the union army during the Civil War. He also discusses the War of 1812 and Cherokee War. Tucker talks about his early education and his studies in elementary education.
Tucker talks about being drafted during World War II, and discusses his life after returning to Kentucky at the end of the war. He talks about getting married in New Mexico while he was stationed briefly in El Paso Texas.
Tucker talks about the beginning of his involvement in Kentucky higher education through his businesses in marketing fertilizer and tobacco warehousing. Tucker tells how a teacher with poor grammar influenced his interest in education and teacher training. Tucker talks about the institutions associated in the Kentucky Independent College Foundation. Tucker talks about how the Council on Higher Education worked through committees and outreach programs. He talks about the formation of the original Prichard Committee. Tucker talks about people he knew who served on the Prichard Committee. He says the original name was the Committee on Higher Education and Kentucky's Future. Tucker talks about the sources of funding for public education.
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Tucker, Barney A. Interview by Catherine Fosl. 17 May. 2000. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Tucker, B.A. (2000, May 17). Interview by C. Fosl. Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Tucker, Barney A., interview by Catherine Fosl. May 17, 2000, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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