Robert D. Sawrey
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This interview is one of a series conducted concerning the history of Marshall University. This interview is listed as 90 pages, but it seems to cut off at 72. Dr. John Barker was president of Marshall University from January 1971 to August 1974. He discusses: his educational background; his first impressions of Marshall and Huntington; the hiring process he went through; athletics at Marshall; Marshall gaining accreditation; campus libraries; the Faculty Senate; the medical school; Governor Moore politics; community colleges; his views on the Old Main building (which he proposed tearing down); legislation concerning drinking on campus; race relations; the Dr. Bottino controversy; drug culture; a campus riot; and campus security.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-297.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-297, Huntington, WV.