The Resource Oral history interview, Ronald E. Carrier ; conducted by Nancy Bondurant Jones ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughn, (sound recording :)

Oral history interview, Ronald E. Carrier ; conducted by Nancy Bondurant Jones ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughn, (sound recording :)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Ronald E. Carrier ; conducted by Nancy Bondurant Jones ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughn
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Ronald E. Carrier, former president of Madison College, in Harrisonburg Va., which later became James Madison University. Describes his childhood and education in Tennessee, his undergraduate work at East Tennessee State College, and his graduate studies at the University of Illinois. Mentions his involvement in local and national student government associations, where he would meet his future wife, Edith. Discusses his early married life and his first teaching position at the University of Mississippi. Talks briefly of the unrest surrounding the advent of integration on campus with the enrollment of James Meredith, in 1962. Relates his work on a project to bring NASA facilities to Mississippi during the Space Race. Describes his appointment to Memphis State University as Director of Research and Associate Dean of the Graduate School in 1963, and his subsequent promotion to Vice President and Provost. Recalls his early impressions of Madison College at the time of his interview for the office of college president in 1970. Mentions G. Tyler Miller, the current president of the college at that time. Describes the civil and social upheavals taking place on college campuses across the country, including political assassinations, the war in Vietnam, student protests, and civil rights marches. Details the Madison student protest involving free speech that led to the Supreme Court case Sword vs. Fox. Discusses the changes taking place on the campus in the early 1970s, including the advent of full time male students, greater student input regarding campus regulations, the inauguration of sports programs, and the formation of the Faculty Senate, Student Senate, and the University Council. Closes with additional details of his youth and early family life
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on April 22, 2002
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
lectures speeches
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no.22-3.
Label
Oral history interview, Ronald E. Carrier ; conducted by Nancy Bondurant Jones ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughn, (sound recording :)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tape available in Special Collections
  • STACK COPY: Transcripts and accompanying text only. There is no background paper for this oral history project. Call no.: LD3141.M56577 C37 1995
  • Forms part of the Ronald E. Carrier oral history project. FOR ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, including tapes, original copies of all text material and interviews, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 22-1 through 22-3. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Freshmen orientation [sound recording] / address by Ronald E. Carrier (SdArch no.22-1). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Ronald E. Carrier (SdArch no.22-2), conducted by Pam Brock
Accompanying material
1 transcript (14 p. ; 28 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
60650666
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 70 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Note
Interview begins on Side B of cassette copy 1.
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
15/16 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
half 2 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

Library Locations

    • Special Collections Research CenterBorrow it
      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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