Interview SummaryDr. Thomas D. Clark discusses first arriving at UK in 1928 as a student. He was one of the first graduate students in the history department and earned the first scholarship ever granted. Clark describes UK president Frank McVey and the important things McVey did for the university. Clark also talks about various deans he has been in contact with while he was at the university.
Clark touches on the evolution controversy on campus and how it was important for UK. Also, he discusses how the Faculty Senate was restored at the university. Clark describes how the University Press came about and talks about his involvement. Clark talks about John W. Oswald and how he brought some good into the university but also never had the Kentucky public behind him. Throughout Clark's time at the university, he states that not once was his academic freedom threatened.
Interview KeywordCollege administrators--Rating of College environment College presidents College teachers--Social conditions College teaching. Educators Universities and colleges--Administration. Universities and colleges--Faculty. Universities and colleges--Public relations Universities and colleges--Ratings and rankings. University of Kentucky. Libraries University of Kentucky. Press
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Clark, Thomas D. Interview by Bruce Denbo. 27 May. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Clark, T.D. (1981, May 27). Interview by B. Denbo. Thomas D. Clark Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Clark, Thomas D., interview by Bruce Denbo. May 27, 1981, Thomas D. Clark Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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