Interview with Stephen Wilborn

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1978 OH 106




Mr. Stephen Wilborn attended Eastern Kentucky University in the late 1960's and graduated with a B.A. in political science in 1969. He was elected president of the student body twice and Mr. Wilborn served as a student regent, the first student ever to do so. This tape recording contains his memories and views concerning his years at Eastern, especially Mr. Wilborn's involvement with student government.


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Interview with Stephen Wilborn

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Wilburn, Mark S.


Wilborn, Stephen


Richmond, KY



Time Summary

0-01:0 Interviewer's introduction
01:0-2:0 Pause in Tape
02:0-03:20 Wilborn's general background
03:20-7:0 Eastern's physical plant during the 1960's
07:0-08:30 Martin's administrative ability
08:30-11:10 Wilborn's race for student president. Student body apathy discussed
26:30-33:10 The Powell committee report
33:10-42:10 Student dissent during the later 1960's
42:10-45:0 SDS chapter on the Eastern campus
45:0 End of Side 1
1:0-21:20 Censuring of Steve Wilborn by the Board of Regents
21:20-23:30 The Board of Regents in general
23:30-28:50 The ROTC program at Eastern
28:50-29:20 The Curry Hearn affair
29:20-32:0 Teachers that Wilborn admired at Eastern
32:0-33:25 How students on other college campuses viewed Martin
33:25-38:10 Martin's retirement is discussed
38:10-45:0 Martin's personality
45:0-47:0 Comparison between President Powell and Dr. Martin
47:0 End of Tape


yes, no direct quotes or summaries thereof to be used other than for purely educational purposes without my prior written consent.



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