The Resource Oral history interview, John Wood ; interviewed by Jeremy Turner, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, John Wood ; interviewed by Jeremy Turner, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
John Wood ; interviewed by Jeremy Turner
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Dr. John Wood, retired history professor (1960-1997) at Madison College/James Madison University, of the time period during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Mentions campus life at the predominantly women's teachers' college and various issues that were the topic of discussion and demonstrations (social issues related to the concept of "in loco parentis," various dress rules and regulations for women; anti-war; and the major issue of non-reappointment of three faculty. Comments on the friction between school administration (President Dr. G. Tyler Miller, Dr. James Fox) and towns people and students; his viewpoints on various administrative decisions; and the subject of "due process" (ex. for tenure decisions). In particular, relates events leading to the student protest over the non-reappointment of three liberal faculty members: James McClung, Houston Rodgers and Rodger Adkins, the consequent February march and April 1970 sit-in at Wilson Hall on campus supporting their cause and the ideal of free speech; the arrests of students and faculty; and his support for those arrested. Compares and contrasts Presidents Miller and Dr. Ronald Carrier
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at Dr. John Wood's home, Harrisonburg, Va., on March 4, 1998
Format of music
not applicable
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 11-4a.
Label
Oral history interview, John Wood ; interviewed by Jeremy Turner, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tapes available
  • Summary of interview setting included
  • Forms part of: Madison College student protest, April 1970, an oral history project. For more details on individual interviews, all conducted by Jeremy Turner, see the following: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Jay Rainey (OCLC record #40218512). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Lewis Sword (OCLC record #40223456)
Accompanying material
1 transcription (26 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
40224128
Dimensions
1/8 in.
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
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