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Title: Faris Oral History Collection, 1976-1979Add to your cart.

ID: RG009/02/

Creator: Faris, Paul

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The material was arranged in the order it was receieved.  Item numbers in Series I, Box 1 reflect the original organization system established by Paul Faris.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of oral history interviews and supporting material created by Paul Faris for the book Hendrix College: a centennial history by James E. Lester.

Biographical Note

Paul Page Faris was born 1905 October 20 in Kansas City, Missouri, a son of of the Reverand Alfred Ranson Faris, a Methodist circuit rider, and Mary Alice Page Faris.  He was raised in Sedalia, Missouri, and graduated in 1927 from Central Methodist College (now University) in Fayette, Missouri.  In 1928 he received an M.A. degree from the University of Missouri; later, he did graduate work at Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and Duke University.  Faris joined the Hendrix faculty in 1928.  In addition to his teaching courses in English and photography, he was the college's publicity and publications officer, edited the college catalog and alumni quarterly, served as secretary of the Board of Trustees (1946-1961), and was the faculty sponsor of both the student newspaper and yearbook.  During World War II, he taught chemistry and technical subjects such as aircraft power plants and Morse code to Army and Navy personnel stationed on the campus.  He retired in 1971.  He died 1988 July 27 at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock following a brief illness.

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Series 1: Oral History Interviews, 1976 - 1979Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 0000: Pilgrimage to Altus, 1976 October 30Add to your cart.

To celebrate the beginning of the centennial era, on October 30, 1976, two buses carried some 100 members of the Hendrix community on a “pilgrimage to Altus” which culminated with a ceremony on top of the hill where Isham Burrow had opened his school exactly 100 years earlier. A brief talk by Sadler Hiram Burrow of Ozark, the only living grandchild of the founder, and a speech by former Hendrix president Matt L. Ellis highlighted the excursion.

00:00:00 - Dr. Matt Ellis 00:26:16 - Singing of the Alma Mater 00:27:56 - Benediction 00:30:41 - Singing of O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing 00:33:50 -Introduction of Sadler Hiram Burrow by an unknown man 00:36:38 - Remarks by Sadler Hiram Burrow 00:37:42 - Remarks by an unknown man 00:38:21 - Remarks by an unknown man 00:40:21 - Remarks by an unknown woman 00:44:43 - Singing of Hendrix O Hendrix and one other Hendrix song

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Item 0001: Ivan Grove, 1978 November 21Add to your cart.
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Item 0002: Ivan Grove, 1978 November 27Add to your cart.
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Item 0003: Ivan Grove, 1978 November 29Add to your cart.
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Item 0004: Dr. Matt L. Ellis, 1978 December 1Add to your cart.
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Item 0005a: Side A - Elizabeth Poole, 1978 December 4Add to your cart.
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Item 0005b: Side B - Ira Brumley, 1978 December 7Add to your cart.
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Item 0006: Ira Brumley, 1978 December 5Add to your cart.
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Item 0007a: Side A - Ira Brumley, 1978 December 7Add to your cart.
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Item 0007b: Side B - Dr. Matt L. Ellis, 1978 December 7Add to your cart.
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Item 00008: Dr. Matt L. Ellis, 1978 December 8Add to your cart.
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Item 0009: Dr. Matt L. Ellis, 1978 December 12Add to your cart.
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Item 0011: Erma Buthman, 1978 December 14Add to your cart.
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Item 0012: Robert L. Campbell, 1978 December 16Add to your cart.
Biographical Information: Robert L. Campbell joined the faculty in 1920 as assistant professor of English. Before his retirement in 1958 he served as head of the English department and, after 1942, as a vice president of the college.
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Item 0013: Robert L. Campbell, 1978 December 16Add to your cart.
Biographical Information: Robert L. Campbell joined the faculty in 1920 as assistant professor of English. Before his retirement in 1958 he served as head of the English department and, after 1942, as a vice president of the college.
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Item 0014: Robert L. Campbell, 1978 December 18Add to your cart.
Biographical Information: Robert L. Campbell joined the faculty in 1920 as assistant professor of English. Before his retirement in 1958 he served as head of the English department and, after 1942, as a vice president of the college.
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Item 0015: Robert L. Campbell, 1978 December 18-19Add to your cart.
Biographical Information: Robert L. Campbell joined the faculty in 1920 as assistant professor of English. Before his retirement in 1958 he served as head of the English department and, after 1942, as a vice president of the college.
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Item 0016: Robert L. Campbell, 1978 December 19Add to your cart.
Biographical Information: Robert L. Campbell joined the faculty in 1920 as assistant professor of English. Before his retirement in 1958 he served as head of the English department and, after 1942, as a vice president of the college.
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Item 0017: Rosalie Diffey Meriwether, 1978 December 26Add to your cart.
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Note: Interview of Rosalie Diffey Meriwether conducted by her son Robert W. Meriwether (class of 1949).
Item 0018: Richard Yates, 1979 January 2Add to your cart.
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Note: After Paul Faris adjusts something on the tape during the first few minutes of Side A's recording, there is no more audio recorded.
Item 0020: Robert Shideler, 1976 January 16Add to your cart.
Robert Shideler leading a discussion on general education at Hendrix College from a meeting of the Collegiate Council, a large faculty group who had special responsibility for giving reccomendations to the president. This committee existed for about two years until there was a further reorganization of faculty committees.  Introduction of Side B by Paul Faris.
Copies Note: This is a copy recording of a 1976 discussion.  The copy was created in 1979.
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Item 0021: Robert Shideler, 1976 January 16Add to your cart.
Robert Shideler leading a discussion on general education at Hendrix College from a meeting of the Collegiate Council, a large faculty group who had special responsibility for giving reccomendations to the president. This committee existed for about two years until there was a further reorganization of faculty committees.  Introduction of Side B by Paul Faris.
Copies Note: This is a copy recording of a 1976 discussion.  The copy was created in 1979.
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Item 0022: James W. Workman, 1979 January 5Add to your cart.
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Item 0023: James W. Workman, 1979 January 5 and 1979 January 8Add to your cart.
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Item 0024: Paul Faris, 1979 January 4-5Add to your cart.
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Note: Interview conducted by Ann Faris, Paul Faris's wife.
Item 0027: Paul Faris, 1979 January 6Add to your cart.
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Note: Interview conducted by Ann Faris, Paul Faris's wife.
Item 0028: James W. Workman, 1979 January 8Add to your cart.
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Item 0030: James W. Workman, 1979 January 10Add to your cart.
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Item 0034: Joe Robinson, 1979 January 19Add to your cart.
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