Interview of Richard Armitage by Richard Kipling Patterson

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Title: Interview of Richard Armitage by Richard Kipling Patterson
Creators: Armitage, Richard, 1918-
Contributors: Patterson, Richard Kipling
Keywords: faculty / alumni conflicts
student affairs
Speaker's Rule
faculty governance
Subjects (LCSH): Universities and colleges -- Faculty -- Ohio
Armitage, Richard, 1918- -- Interviews
Ohio State University -- History -- Sources
Ohio State University -- History -- Sources
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Ohio State University Archives
Series/Report no.: Ohio State University. University Archives Oral History Program. Ohio State University Oral History Project
Abstract: Dr. Armitage carried papers as a boy during the Great Depression to help support the family. In High School, he was a member of the Debate Team, and majored in Spanish at Oberlin. He continued graduate work at Ohio State University. Dr. Armitage was appointed Acting Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1955. He describes the teaching of Spanish at the Lazarus store and for a daily language program on WOSU. The Anvil and Bellows Club, Faculty Club and the Graduate School (especially Alice Moran) were discussed. Rose Bowl issues in the 1950’s are described in detail. The Speaker’s Rule in the 1950’s caused some faculty to be disappointed in the University administrations. The conflict between Jack Fuller and Woody Hayes and then the actions that lead to Woody being fired are recalled. His experiences as University Ombudsman are summarized. This had a discussion on University athletics. Dr. Armitage’s last administrative position was Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of San Diego, California. The interview includes many of the conflicts within and between the alumni and faculty. The Faculty Club is described in a very positive light.
Description: W.S. Hendricks: chair of Romance Language (pp. 4, 6, 24 ) -- Mrs. R. Armitage: in OSU administration (p. 5 ) -- C.E. Anibal: Spanish professor (p. 6) -- Arch Havens: French professor (p. 6 ) -- Alexander Shotsky: French professor (p. 6) -- Olin Moore: Italian professor (p. 6 ) -- Bill Guthrie: V.P. Student Affairs (p. 7 ) -- Alice Moran: Office Manager of Graduate School (pp. 10, 14) -- Dean Paul Hudson: Dean of Graduate School (p. 11) -- Everett Walters: Assistant Dean, Graduate School (p. 11, 39)
Other Identifiers: SPEC.RG.40.228
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