Williams, Don 1982-06-02

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Don Williams, formerly a member of the Baylor University Journalism Department, discusses the controversy at the University concerning a Playboy magazine visit in 1980.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Don Williams

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 02, 1982

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Born: Abilene, Texas, Family history, Father, Robert H. Williams, Denver Post, Copy boy, Reporting, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Return to college, Reasons, Master’s degree (1970), Teaching career, Journalism, Baylor University, School newspaper, Playboy magazine controversy, President McCall, Firing of editors, Williams’ resignation.

Tape 1, Side 2: Baylor University (continued), Journalism Department, Playboy magazine controversy (again), Faculty support, Student benefit, Effect on Baylor, Outside press coverage, Reporting today, Faults, Literary models.

Range Dates: 1950s-1982

Bulk Dates: 1970-1982

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