Interview with Leonard Taylor

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1978 OH 010




Mr. Leonard Taylor was the registrar at Eastern Kentucky University. He is a native Kentuckian from Ohio County. He graduated with an M.A. from the University of Kentucky. He retired from his registrar position in 1976.


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Interview with Leonard Taylor

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Ellis, William E.


Taylor, Leonard


Richmond, KY



Time Summary

0-0:45 Interviewer's introduction
0:45-01:50 Pause in tape
01:50-03:10 Mr. Taylor's background, educational and work experience
03:10-04:10 First recollections of Martin
04:10-06:40 State funding of schools, the Minimum Foundation Program and the role Dr. Martin played in its development
06:40-10:35 Dr. Martin's years as Superintendent of Public Instruction. Dr. Martin descrived as a progressive leader in education. Taylor compares Dr. Martin with past Superintendents of Public Instruction
10:35-11:25 Dr. Martin's relationship with Wendell Butler
11:25-12:0 Dr. Martin's involvement in the Combs campaign
12:0-13:45 Taylor reflects on Dr. Martin's appointment to Eastern
13:45-16:35 Taylor compares Dr. Martin with O'Donnell, the former President of Eastern
18:10-18:40 Taylor assesses Dr. Martin's financial abilities
18:40-20:20 Education and politics in Kentucky
20:20-21:35 Taylor's opinion about the Council of Public Higher Education
21:35-22:50 Taylor's duties as the Registrar at Eastern
22:50-24:20 Dr. Martin's relationship with Taylor
24:20-25:20 Dr. Martin's philosophy of education
25:20-26:10 Taylor compares Dr. Martin to other College presidents
26:10-27:10 Taylor describes Dr. Martin's personality
27:10-28:30 Taylor relates some anecdotes
28:30 End of Tape





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