Interview with Ted Gilbert

  • Identifier1977 OH 001
  • Date1/4/1977
  • InterviewerPeel, Barry
  • IntervieweeGilbert, Ted
  • DescriptionMr. Ted Gilbert is a native Kentuckian born in 1917. He received his a.B. and M.A. at EKU. He first worked as a teacher in Breathitt County from 1939-49 and then returned to London, Kentucky where he served as superintendent from 1949-50. He moved to Maysville in 1950 and worked as superintendent for six years. Throughout the 1950's and 1960's he served in the Bureau of Administration and Finance, Department of Education, and Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  • LocationLexington, KY
  • Time Summary1-4 Introduction
    7-26 First recollections of Martin; Martin's personality
    026-45 Gilbert's initial association with Martin at the Department of Education
    45-57 Martin's candidacy and election as Superintendent of public instruction
    57-98 Martin's involvement in politics; relationship between education and politics; Martin's political ambitions
    98-133 The Minimum Foundation Program; Martin's role in the development and implementation of the Foundation program
    133-152 Political relationship between Martin and Chandler
    152-184 Martin's administration of the Department of Education
    184-204 Gilbert's relationship with Martin during Martin's years at Eastern
    204-243 Gilbert's impressions of the Council on Public Higher Education and the need for more planning in Kentucky higher education
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • IndexerAaron Moore


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