Interview with Lyman Ginger

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  • Identifier1977 OH 061
  • Date11/15/1977
  • InterviewerEllis, William E.
  • IntervieweeGinger, Lyman
  • DescriptionMr. Lyman Ginger, a native Kentuckian, was born in 1907. He received his A.B. at Kentucky Wesleyan College and his M.A. and Ed.D. at the University of Kentucky. From 1929-39 he was a teacher and coach at Winchester High School. He then served as principal at Owingsville Consolidated School from 1939-42. Mr. Ginger then served in various capacities at University High School in Lexington from 1942-54. He became Dean of College Adult and Extension Education at the University of Kentucky from 1954-56. He has served as a member of the Kentucky High School Athletic Board of Control and President of the NEA from 1957-58. In 1972 he served as Superintendent of Public Instruction in Kentucky.
  • LocationFrankfort, KY
  • Duration:38:57
  • Time Summary0-01:15 Interviewer's introduction
    01:15-02:30 Pause in Tape
    02:30-05:05 Mr. Ginger discusses when he first met Dr. Martin and contacts with him as state superintendent.
    05:05-06:25 Ginger's views about politics and education in Kentucky
    06:25-08:45 Ginger's race for state Superintendent of Education
    08:45-11:15 Ginger's opinion of Dr. Martin's move to act as campaign manager while state Superintendent.
    11:15-12:45 Ginger's views about politics and education in Kentucky
    06:25-08:45 Ginger's race for State Superintendent of Education
    08:45-11:15 Ginger's opinion of Dr. Martin's move to act as campaign manager while state superintendent
    11:15-12:45 Ginger's recollection of Dr. Martin's performance as state superintendent
    12:45-13:55 Minimum Foundation Program- Dr. Martin's participation in its establishment.
    13:55-16:0 Ginger's recollection concerning Dr. Martin's appointment as President of Eastern Kentucky University
    16:0-18:20 Ginger compares Dr. Martin with former Eastern President O'Donnell.
    18:20-20:50 Ginger compares former President Donovan with Dr. Martin
    20:50-25:0 Dr. Martin's relationship with Dr. Dickey of the University of Kentucky; and his relationship with Dr. Oswald and Dr. Singletary.
    25:0-26:45 Dr. Martin's relationship with Adron Doran of Morehead.
    26:45-35:30 Ginger discusses Dr. Martin's role with the Council on Public Higher Education- The competition for money between elementary, secondary, and higher education.
    35:30-36:45 Dr. Martin's relationship with Bert Combs, A.B. Chandler, Louie Nunn, Wendell Ford.
    36:45-40:30 Dr. Martin's strengths and abilities at Eastern
    40:30 End of side 1
    Side 2
    0-05:50 Pause in Tape
    5:50-07:35 Ginger discusses Dr. Martin's philosophy of education
    07:35-08:30 Dr. Martin's relationship with the press
    08:30-11:0 Dr. Martin's personality
    11:0-13:40 Ginger talks about Dr. Martin's possible contribution to the state legislature
    13:40 End of Tape
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  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


Citation

“Interview with Lyman Ginger,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed July 7, 2022, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/628.