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Oral history with Dr. Arthur B. Lewis, educator

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Creator:Lewis, Arthur Beverly, 1901-2000
Creator:Pyle, R. Wayne, 1948-
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Dr. Arthur B. Lewis, educator
Date:1979 Nov. 6

Oral history. Interview conducted on November 6, 1979 with Dr. Arthur Lewis, emeritus professor of mathematics, emeritus professor of physics and astronomy, and emeritus Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi. Lewis was born on November 21, 1901 in Forest, Mississippi. After graduating with a BA degree from University of Mississippi, he went to Washington, D.C. to work for the National Bureau of Standards. While working in Washington, Lewis earned his Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University and got married. In 1936, Lewis decided to return to Mississippi to teach at Ole Miss. His initial appointment was as associate professor, and subsequently Lewis progressed to the academic rank of full professor and was appointed Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Lewis experienced the integration crisis at the university and was charged with the job of registering James Meredith.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Lewis, Arthur Beverly, 1901-2000 | Meredith, James, 1933- | University of Mississippi | United States. National Bureau of Standards | Deans (Education)--Mississippi--Oxford | Deans (Education)--Mississippi--Lafayette County | Education, Higher--Mississippi--Oxford | Education, Higher--Mississippi--Lafayette County | Civil rights--Mississippi--Oxford | Civil rights--Mississippi--Lafayette County | College integration--Mississippi--Oxford | College integration--Mississippi--Lafayette County | United States, Mississippi, Oxford, 34.366495, -89.519248 | United States, Mississippi, Lafayette County, 34.3567578, -89.4849193
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
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Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 165, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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