Loy H. Witherspoon , 2010 June 1
Scope and Contents
In this third of seven interviews given by Loy Witherspoon and conducted by Christina Wright, Dr. Witherspoon discusses his various roles at UNC Charlotte, his personal involvement with service and cultural institutions in the Charlotte community, and his role as an ambassador in reaching out to the community to support the university. Topics include the dividing of Philosophy and Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte and key faculty appointments within these departments, how he helped secure rare books and manuscript collections for J. Murrey Atkins Library, his friendships with Bonnie Cone and Alice Tate, his association with Myers Park churches and with various leading citizens of Charlotte who supported the university, and his support for the Red Cross, the Charlotte Symphony and the Opera Association.
- Creation: 2010 June 1
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Loy Witherspoon was a 80-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place on the campus of UNC Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Catawba, North Carolina in 1930. He graduated from Duke University with a BA and a BD degree, and from Boston University with a PhD in the New Testament. He was employed with UNC Charlotte from 1964 to 1994, where he led the Department of Philosophy and Religion, then established and chaired the Department of Religious Studies when it split off from philosophy beginning in 1972.
Language of Materials
Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States