Interview with J. C. Powell


  • Identifier1978 OH 108
  • Date4/14/1978
  • InterviewerEllis, William E.
  • IntervieweePowell, J. C.
  • DescriptionMr. J.C. Powell has worked with Dr. Martin for many years, dating from Dr. Martin's tenure as Superintendent of Public Instruction. Dr. Powell served as Vice President of the Office of Business Affairs.
  • LocationRichmond, KY
  • Duration1:13:41
  • Time Summary0-0:50 Interviewer's introduction
    0:50-1:40 Pause in Tape
    01:40-02:20 First meeting with Dr. Martin
    02:20-04:10 Powell's relationship with Martin in the Department of Education
    04:10-06:20 Martin's role in the Minimum Foundation Program. His service as Superintendent of Instruction
    06:20-07:30 Martin's relationship with A.B. "Happy" Chandler
    07:30-10:20 The public's reaction to Martin's performance as Superintendent
    10:20-12:40 Compares Martin with past Superintendents
    12:40-16:15 Martin's appointment as President of Eastern
    16:15-19:20 Compares O'Donnell with Martin
    19:20-25:40 Martin's priorities as President. The growth of Eastern and the bonding process
    25:40-29:0 Bringing in new faculty
    29:0-43:0 Politics and education in Kentucky
    43:0 End of side 1
    0-01:0 Pause in tape
    01:0-09:30 Martin's relationship with former governors
    09:30-14:45 Martin's relationship with Adron Doran, and with other college presidents
    14:45-19:35 Martin as a planner. Martin's educational philosophy
    19:35-21:40 Martin's relationship with the press.
    21:40-23:25 Martin's personality
    23:25-26:15 Powell's relationship with Martin
    26:15-27:40 Powell's final remarks
    27:40 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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