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Interview with Gerald May

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Identifier:

1978 OH 036

Date:

3/21/1978

Description:

Mr. Gerald May is originally from New York, but moved to Kentucky to become a student at Eastern during the 1940's. He has served on Eastern's Board of Regents since the 1960's where he became acquainted with Dr. Martin.

Rights:

Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.

Interviewer:

Ellis, William E.

Location:

Stanford, KY

Duration:

1:05:23

Time Summary:

0-0:45 Interviewer's introduction
0:45-02:10 Pause in tape
02:10-03:50 May's general background
03:50-05:10 May's first meeting with Dr. Martin
05:10-07:40 How May became a member of the Board of Regents
07:40-09:15 First impressions of the Board and Dr. Martin
09:15-10:40 Martin as Superintendent of Public Instruction
10:40-11:50 Appointment of Dr. Martin as president of Eastern
11:50-14:25 Dr. Martin's relationship with the Board of Regents
14:25-16:20 May comments on the activities of the board
16:20-20:50 Conflicts on the board between members
20:50-25:30 Dr. Martin's priorities and goals
25:30-27:40 Dr. Martin's relationship with Governor Wendell Ford
30:35-38:40 Dr. Martin's relationship with the Council on Public Higher Education; May's opinion of the Council
38:40 End of Side 1
0-07:45 Pause in Tape
07:45-12:50 Dr. Martin's relationship with the press
12:50-16:0 May compares Dr. Martin with other college presidents- Dr. O'Donnell
16:0-19:50 Dr. Martin as a planner and organizer as compared with Dr. Adron Doran
19:50-22:40 Dr. Martin's personality
22:40-29:10 May compares Dr. Martin with Dr. Powell
29:10-33:10 May's final comments
22:10 End of tape

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