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William C. Friday, December 18, 1990. Interview L-0049.
University of North Carolina President William C. Friday Discusses his Professional Relationship with Anne Queen: Former president of the University of North Carolina, William C. Friday, describes his working relationship with Anne Queen, who was director of the Campus Y from the late 1950s into the 1970s. Friday discusses Queen's relationship with students and her leadership qualities.
Interviewee: William C. Friday    Interviewer: Cindy Cheatham
Duration: 00:41:55     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 3 excerpts.
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William C. Friday, November 19, 1990. Interview L-0144.
Former University of North Carolina President William Friday Discusses the Relationship Between State and University Politics: Former president of the University of North Carolina System William Friday describes his relationship with and perception of his predecessors Frank Porter Graham and Gordon Gray. In addition, he describes various aspects of his own presidency, including his approach to desegregation and his relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations.
Interviewee: William C. Friday    Interviewer: William Link
Duration: 01:28:43     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 5 excerpts.
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William C. Friday, November 26, 1990. Interview L-0145.
University of North Carolina President William Friday Discusses the Speaker Ban Controversy of the 1960s: President of the University of North Carolina System, William Friday, discusses the Speaker Ban controversy. The ban, enforced from 1963 to 1968, forbade any communist—or anyone who refused during a formal hearing to disavow allegiance to communism—to speak on campus. Throughout the interview, Friday focuses on issues of academic freedom, his efforts to have the law overturned, and the broader social unrest that characterized campus politics during that era.
Interviewee: William C. Friday    Interviewer: William Link
Duration: 01:21:57     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 5 excerpts.
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William C. Friday, December 3, 1990. Interview L-0147.
UNC President William Friday Discusses His Interactions with Various Presidential Administrations: President of the University of North Carolina System William Friday discusses his interaction with American presidents from Herbert Hoover to George H. W. Bush. The bulk of the interview revolves around descriptions of Friday's work with Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter on issues of higher education.
Interviewee: William C. Friday    Interviewer: William Link
Duration: 02:05:06     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 6 excerpts.