Interview of David Kettler by Kevlin Haire

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Title: Interview of David Kettler by Kevlin Haire
Creators: Kettler, David
Contributors: Haire, Kevlin
Keywords: Speaker's Rule
"Free University" classes
student riots of 1970
Subjects (LCSH): Ohio State University. Dept. of Political Science
Demonstrations -- Ohio -- Columbus
Kettler, David -- Interviews
Ohio State University -- History -- Sources
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Ohio State University Archives
Series/Report no.: Ohio State University. University Archives Oral History Program. Ohio State University Oral History Project
Abstract: David Kettler was born in Leipzig, Germany on July 1, 1930, and arrived in America with his parents and brother in 1940. After completing his master’s degree in public law and government at Columbia University, he arrived at Ohio State in the autumn of 1955 to teach political science. Kettler received tenure after completing his Ph.D. in 1960 and was promoted to full professor in 1967. Kettler witnessed many changes within the department of political science leading up to the student riots of 1970. Kettler explains his actions as a faculty member during the riots, and why he was threatened with a million-dollar lawsuit over his alleged participation in the riots. He goes on to describe the lasting effects of the riots on his post-OSU career.
Description: Spiro T. Agnew: U.S. Vice President (1969-1973) (p. 27) -- Leon Botstein: President of Franconia College (p. 31) -- Jim Christoph: Department of Political Science, professor (p. 5) -- Lorraine Cohen: OSU student leader during the riots (pp. 24-25) -- John E. Corbally, Jr.: Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost (pp. 18, 35) -- Tom Flynn: Department of Political Science, professor (pp. 11-12) -- Woody Hayes: OSU football coach (pp. 25, 37) -- Larry Herson: Department of Political Science and OSU Dean (p. 11) -- Harry Jaffa: Department of Political Science, professor (pp. 4, 6, 10, 15) -- Robert MacIver: Political scientist at Columbia University (p. 5) -- Harvey Mansfield, Sr.: Department of Political Science, professor (pp. 3-5, 12, 14) -- John Mount: Vice President of Student Affairs (p. 35) -- Franz Neumann: Political scientist (p. 5) -- James A. Rhodes: Governor of Ohio (p. 36) -- Randall Ripley: Department of Political Science, professor (pp. 12, 23) -- Jim Robinson: Department of Political Science, professor; Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost (pp. 11, 39) -- Jeff Schwartz: student chairman of free speech group (p. 7) -- Judith Shklar: Professor at Harvard University (p. 30) -- David Spitz: Department of Political Science, professor (pp. 4, 11, 15) -- Leo Strauss: Political scientist (p. 5)
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Other Identifiers: SPEC.RG40/298
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