Interview with John Vickers


  • Identifier: 1978 OH 038
  • Date: 3/27/1978
  • Interviewer: Ellis, William E.
  • Interviewee: Vickers, John
  • Location: Richmond, KY
  • Duration: 1:16:28
  • Time Summary: 0-0:50 Interviewer's introduction
    0:50-02:50 Pause in tape
    02:50-06:0 Vickers talks about his general background
    06:0-06:10 Vickers' first meeting with Dr. Martin
    07:10-11:0 Vickers discusses his work with the Department of Education
    11:0-12:30 Dr. Martin's years just prior to his presidency at Eastern
    12:30-16:10 Dr. Martin's appointment as President
    16:10-18:50 Dr. Martin's years as State Superintendent of Public Instruction
    18:50-23:10 Dr. Martin's priorities as President of Eastern
    23:10-27:20 Comparison between Dr. Martin and Dr. O'Donnell
    27:20-32:20 Politics and education in Kentucky- How the two are related in the state
    32:20-37:20 Dr. Martin's influence on the Council on Public Higher Education
    37:20-41:40 Competition among universities for funds and the community college system at U.K.
    41:40 End of side 1
    0-05:10 Pause in Tape
    05:10-08:20 Continuation of same topic
    08:20-15:45 Dr. Martin's relationship with Wendell Butler, Adron Doran
    15:45-20:30 Dr. Martin's relationsihp with various Kentucky governors
    20:30-22:50 Dr. Martin's philosophy of education
    22:50-24:50 Dr. Martin's relationship with the press
    24:50-28:10 Dr. Vickers discusses Dr. Martin's personality.
    28:10-32:45 Vickers' relationship with Dr. Martin
    32:45-41:50 Comparison of Dr. Powell with Dr. Martin
    41:50 End of Tape
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“Interview with John Vickers,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed March 30, 2020,