Ratchford, Bill (tape #07 side a)

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Tape stock length: 90 min
Running Time: 30 min


: Mr. Ratchford sums up Dr. Haas's legacy to WCSU in directed and specific language, as well as his own feelings towards WCSU.
Label Contents: 09/27/1976



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Friel, Jack


Ratchford, William R. (William Richard), 1934-2011


Running Time: 30 min

Time Summary

0-10 Min: served as Danbury's state representative for six terms beginning in 1963 and ending in 1974; political science teacher at WCSU during the time of this interview; the expansion that occurred at WCSU during Mr. Ratchford's tenure as a state representative; remembers that Dr. Haas WAS WCSU as far as the state legislature was concerned; Dr. Haas championed the cause for creating a respectable library for WCSU;
10-20 Min: Dr. Haas's massive impact on the expansion of the White Street WCSU campus; again the issue of poor timing stalling Westside campus development; her spearheading of the criminology degree at WCSU;
20-30 Min: was disappointed by the change to tuition at Connecitcut State schools; it was resisted throughout the 1960s, but by 1971 it was inevitable and tuition increases came to pass; cites the economic situation as another reason for stalled development on the Westside campus; feels that the Westside campus needs the same sort of support that Dr. Haas enjoyed in the state legislature;


Friel, Jack -- interviewer. “Ratchford, Bill (tape #07 side a).” Jack Friel University History Collection, MS004. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 13 Dec. 2019.


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