Tufts, Dr. John parts 1-2 (tape #25 side a/b)

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Tape stock length: 60 min
Running Time: 60 min


Dr. Tufts talks about his time as the school's head of pr and the finer points of how the state colleges interacted with each other as well as the state. He also talks about Dr. Haas, her reputation and the sports programs at WCSU
Label Contents: 11/15/1976



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Friel, Jack


Tufts, Dr. John


Running Time: 60 min

Time Summary

0-10 Min: Public Relations officer for WCSU
10-20 Min: began as a high school teacher in New York then joined the navy, came back from the war and taught in Texas for two years then went back to Columbia to finish his education; talks about the growth of WCSU in every way and focuses on the steadily increasing drawing power that WCSU has; the various changes in scope that occurred at WCSU
20-30 Min: the operations of the faculty associations;
30-40 Min: the CSU system and how it interacted with state legislative boards as well as with each other
40-50 Min: sports at WCSU and how the lack of male students affected the development of the sports program; when Dr. Tufts took over public relations for WCSU in 1952 Dr. Haas was the only woman president of a co-ed college in the country and she refused to let him ever publish that fact; credits for common courses were supposed to be completely interchangeable, but each college should be allowed to have control of their individual area of specialty; Dr. Haas as her open door policy and long hours;
50-60 Min: each of the four state colleges had a public relations officer as did the state board of education and all five of these people would meet once a month;



Friel, Jack -- interviewer. “Tufts, Dr. John parts 1-2 (tape #25 side a/b).” Jack Friel University History Collection, MS004. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 21 Nov. 2019.


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