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Loy H. Witherspoon oral history interview 5, 2010 May 25

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Identifier: UA-WI0067


  • Creation: 2010-05-25


In this second of seven interviews given by Loy Witherspoon and conducted by Christina Wright, Dr. Witherspoon describes his time attending Boston University for his PhD in the New Testament, his first academic job at Dakota Wesleyan University, and his early years at UNC Charlotte. Mr. Witherspoon describes how Bonnie Cone was enthusiastic about his hiring as head of Philosophy and Religious Studies in 1964, but that many faculty members opposed his ideas in meetings and resisted the strengthening of the philosophy and religious studies program on campus. Dr. Witherspoon also discusses his role on campus as both educator and spiritual coordinator, the university administration during the 1960s and 1970s, and faculty members who Mr. Witherspoon hired during that period in order to build a well-rounded department.


109 Minutes

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Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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