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(Oral History #OH0075)

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Title: John Albert Pritchett Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Pritchett, John Albert
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.035 Cubic feet, 7 audiocassettes, 8.25 hours, 151 pages .

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General note

1945-1982

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

Preferred Citation

John Albert Pritchett Oral History Interview (#OH0075), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of John Albert Pritchett

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  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Mr. Pritchett is a prominent Windsor attorney who has been active in public affairs some sixty years. He served in the N.C. Senate (1931-1932) and the House (1941-1943); was a member of the Council State Bar (1941-1945), the N.C. Recodification Commission (1940-1942), the board of trustees of U.N.C. (1941-1949), The state Board of Higher Education (1965-1973), and the State Board of Education (1945-1982); and has served as a trustee of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (1968-1982). He was vice chairman of the State Board of Education (1956-1982) and mayor of Windsor (1924-1960, 1937-1941).

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In these interviews Mr. Pritchett reflects upon his entire career with particular attention to his years on the State Board of Education. He examines the background and structure of the board, teacher education and certification, the state kindergarten system, compulsary school attendance, the birth and development of the community college system, school consolidation, the Brown vs. Board decision, the Pearsall Plan, the establishment of the public school insurance fund, and other aspects of educational developments in N.C.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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