Oral history interview with William Dallas Herring, February 14, 1987

Oral history interview with William Dallas Herring, February 14, 1987

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Creator:Herring, William Dallas
Creator:Jenkins, James Lineberry, 1919-2003
Title:Oral history interview with William Dallas Herring, February 14, 1987
Date:1987 Feb. 14
Description:

William Dallas Herring began his career in education politics on the school board in Duplin County, North Carolina, and eventually became chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education. In Duplin County and statewide, Herring sought to consolidate school districts and give as much control as possible to local decision-makers. His devotion to comprehensive education (as opposed to choosing to support either vocational or liberal arts education) sometimes put him at odds with other board members and state leaders. In this interview, Herring describes some of these conflicts, offering broad pronouncements about education and the details of policy wrangling. Many of these details come in Herring's recollections about the growth of the community college system in North Carolina in the late 1950s and 1960s. Researchers should read this interview with its partner, C-0035.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Herring, William Dallas | North Carolina--Race relations | Educators--North Carolina | North Carolina--Biography | North Carolina. State Board of Education--Officials and employees | Education and state--North Carolina | School integration--North Carolina | Community colleges--Curricula--North Carolina | Technical education--North Carolina | North Carolina--Politics and government--1951- | Duplin County (N.C.). Board of Education | Kenansville (N.C.) | Duplin County (N.C.)
Collection:
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:Southern Oral History Program | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project))
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. | 2007
Original Material:

Title from menu page (viewed on July 30, 2008).

Interview participants: William Dallas Herring, interviewee; Jay Jenkins, interviewer.

Duration: 02:55:51.

This electronic edition is part of the UNC-CH digital library, Documenting the American South. It is a part of the collection Oral histories of the American South.

Text encoded by Jennifer Joyner. Sound recordings digitized by Aaron Smithers.

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

Persistent Link to Item:http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/C-0034/menu.html