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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Osborne Bennett Hardison
RLIN number: NXCP88-A157
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family and early education; growing interest in arts and literature; decision to leave Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), 1947; work in mining camp; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A. and M.A.; courtship and marriage to Mary Frances Fitzgibbon; University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ph.D.; experiences teaching English composition, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Princeton University; teaching at Chapel Hill; hiring by trustees of Amherst College as Director of Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., 1969; duties and responsibilities as Director, Folger Shakespeare Library: fundraising, founding of Folger Theater, renovation and reorganization, attempts to generate community interest and involvement.
Extent: Transcript: 303 leaves, tape: 5 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1981 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Hardison, Osborne Bennett, Jr., 1928-0
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1928
Speaker occupation: Educator
Age at speaking: 53
Document date: 1981
Interviewer: Jessup, Frederick Peterson
People discussed: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; William Shakespeare
Organizations discussed: Folger Shakespeare Memorial Library, Washington, DC, 1932-
Locations discussed: North America; North Carolina; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Education, Higher; Educators; Folger Shakespeare Memorial Library, Washington, DC, 1932-; Intellectual life--United States; North America; North Carolina; Oral history; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; United States; William Shakespeare
Topics discussed - Other terms: Educational fund raising; Hardison, O. B; Libraries and community; Libraries, Special; Libraries, Theatrical; Libraries--Cultural programs; Theater--Museums and collections; University of North Carolina
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019428-14871