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Interview with Alexander J. McKelway '54, 1989 January 30

 Item — Audiocassette Box: 4, Cassette case: Audio 61
Identifier: OHI-0110

Scope and Contents

Interview of Dr. Alexander J. McKelway by John P. Scherer (Class of 1989) as part of his senior project for the history department. McKelway describes the Vietnam War issue on Davidson’s campus through the late 1960s and early 1970s. McKelway discusses student-faculty relations, activism, the fraternity issue, civil rights, Spencer’s presidency, faculty oaths, conscientious objectors, and compulsory ROTC.


  • Creation: 1989 January 30


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There is no permission form on file for this interview. This interview is open for research but must be accessed onsite due to issues surrounding privacy and copyright. Please email to learn more about the conditions surrounding access and to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

There is no permission form on file for this interview. The interview may be protected by copyright and other rights. Researchers must seek permission from the interviewee or next of kin for quotation, reproduction, or publication. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, please email

Biographical / Historical

Alexander Jeffrey McKelway ‘54 was born in Durham, North Carolina in 1932. He received an A.B. from Davidson College, a B.A. from Princeton Seminary, and a Th.D. from the University of Basel. McKelway served as the Paul B. Freeland Professor of Religion at Davidson College from 1965 to 1998.


1 Audiocassettes (Compact) (Audio 61. The audiocassette contains multiple interviews.)

1 Digital (Sound recordings) (WAV)