Hull, T. Clark parts 1- 2 (tape #6 sides a/b)

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Tape stock length: 90 min

Running Time: 51 min


Summary: Mr. Hull talks about boyhood memories of growing up in Danbury and explains how the Danbury normal school was viewed by residents at the time. He goes on to talk about how he and several others including Bill Ratchford and Francis Collins acted as advocates for WCSU on the state level
Label Contents: 09/27/1976



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Friel, Jack


Hull, T. Clark


Running Time: 51 min

Time Summary

0-10 Min: judge of the Superior Court of Connecticut; the importance of community; was always aware of WCSU as the Danbury normal school, and how it always confused the local children as to what went on inside its small campus; Ed Dawling one of the first men to attend WCSU; remembers his first impressions of Dr. Haas and how she worked to evolve WCSU;

10-20 Min: development of WCSU continued; realization among community leaders that WCSU was a very valuable asset to Danbury; the part that he played in getting funding to expand the midtown campus; states that he had the initial idea to rename the Danbury State Teachers College to that of Western Connecticut State College;

20-30 Min: the overall positive attitude of the student body at WCSU; west Side campus, need for it; reflections on Dr. Haas' personality; felt it was reasonable to impose a reasonable tuition as long as it cause any person to go wanting for an education; states that head had to hire a security guard to accompany him to meetings during the tuition debate; the familial regard with which most Danbury residents had for WCSU;

30-40 Min: community ties as they relate to the expansion of WCSU; another benefit for WCSU is its location in the center of a city;

40-50 Min: expansion and West Side campus talks continue; political talk about Mr. Hull's various positions in state government and what he accomplished while in office; praise of Dr. Haas' ability to charm the politicians



Friel, Jack -- interviewer. “Hull, T. Clark parts 1- 2 (tape #6 sides a/b).” Jack Friel University History Collection, MS004. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 14 Nov. 2019.


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