Harry A. Whiteside
Adjunct professor of sociology
Orchard Park High School
University of Buffalo. Department of Geography
University of Buffalo. Department of Sociology
World War II--Effects of G.I. Bill on UB (history)
Teacher in the Orchard Park High School and adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Buffalo; alumnus of the University of Buffalo. Tape of an interview with Whiteside conducted by Brenda K. Shelton, April 5, 1979. Concerns his background, the G.I. Bill and its effect on UB, his postgraduate involvement with the University, his tenure at the Orchard Park High School and his experiences as a Baptist minister.
Overview: Harry Whiteside attended the University of Buffalo as an undergraduate and later as a graduate student. After teaching briefly in the geography department at UB he began a long career as a teacher in the Orchard Park High School, continuing his affiliation with the University of Buffalo for some years as an adjunct professor of sociology. In the first part of this interview, Mr. Whiteside discusses his childhood in Buffalo and his memories of the University of Buffalo, which he entered as an undergraduate just after World War II. During this discussion he talks about the effects of the G.I. Bill on the University and also mentions those University faculty members who were most influential in his education. He goes on to discuss his postgraduate involvement with the University, his reasons for resigning his full time position and his long tenure at the Orchard Park High School. Toward the middle of this interview, Mr. Whiteside also discusses his decision to become a Baptist minister and his experiences in that capacity.
Interviewer's Observations: We talked in Mr. Whiteside's living room, where a large clock ticked loudly throughout our conversation, His wife and. son were near by in the kitchen, and_ their voices can occasionally be heard in.the background, After the interview, Mr. Whiteside expressed in even more glowing terms his high respect for the University of Buffalo and. for the professors he had. there, Dr, Pratt and Dr, Gross clearly had a great influence on him, Unlike many people, he is as willing to make controversial and outspoken remarks when the tape recorder is running as when it is off.
Shelton, Brenda K.
Whiteside, Harry A., 1914-
1 sound cassette
ca. 40 min.
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