Interview with Wilson Bond


  • Identifier1978 OH 060
  • Date4/7/1978
  • InterviewerEllis, William E.
  • IntervieweeBond, Wilson
  • DescriptionMr. Wilson Bond was born in Richmond, Kentucky. He attended Center College and the University of Michigan. Mr. Bond was the principal architect of the building boom at Eastern during the 1960's.
  • LocationLexington, KY
  • Duration:34:58
  • Time Summary0-0:50 Interviewer's introduction
    0:50-02:40 Pause in Tape
    02:40-03:40 Mr. Bond's first meeting with Dr. Martin
    04:30-07:05 Dr. Martin's role as Director of Finance
    07:05-10:45 Dr. Martin's planning and the construction of buildings on Eastern's campus- the building program in general
    10:45-11:40 The process of obtaining an architect
    11:40-15:10 Dr. Martin's role in the planning of buildings
    15:10-16:20 Obstructions to Dr. Martin's building program
    16:20-19:30 Bond compares Doran's building program with Martin's building program
    19:30-28:35 Martin's role in the building construction process- design problems
    28:35-31:10 The governor's role in the building process and the role of the Council on Public Higher Education
    31:10-34:00 The decline of construction of buildings at universities
    34:0-35:20 Bond's impression of Martin's election to the state senate
    35:20-36:10 Final remarks by Mr. Bond
    36:10 End of Tape
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


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