Interview with Lyman Ginger
- Identifier: 1977 OH 061
- Date: 11/15/1977
- Interviewer: Ellis, William E.
- Interviewee: Ginger, Lyman
- Description: Mr. 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.
- Location: Frankfort, KY
- Duration: :38:57
0-01:15 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
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
- Restrictions: no
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- Funding Source:
“Interview with Lyman Ginger,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed January 18, 2022, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/628.