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A New Look at the University

Finding aid prepared by Joyce Dewsbury

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
August 2004

Descriptive Summary

Creator: WDBO-TV, Channel 6, Orlando, Florida
Title: A New Look at the University
Dates: October 13, 1967
Abstract: A television interview with President Stephen C. O'Connell.
Extent: 0.01 Linear feet. Reel audio recording, 7 1/2 ips, Mono. Duration: 00:28:00.
Identification: Recording Number 27
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

Originally recorded on reel-to-reel and reformatted to digital audio in May 2004.

The sound portion of the television program, Central Florida Showcase, for October 13, 1967.

The tape is an interview of President Stephen C. O'Connell conducted shortly after O'Connell took office. The tape begins with a few advertisements and Jim Puy introduces President O'Connell and the three panelists, Jerry Chicone, Jr. (moderating), Neil Powell, and Doug Root. The format of the interview is a series of questions from the panel and answers from President O'Connell. Some of the topics included the objections Governor Claude Kirk had to the method by which O'Connell was selected, why O'Connell accepted the presidency and moved from the profession of law, what type of support the university needed, enrollment, where funding for the university was derived, student protests at the university, the division of the school year (quarter system), and the search for a new chancellor.

Access or Use Restrictions


The recording is available for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A New Look at the University, Audio Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

University of Florida. Office of the President.

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