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Interview with William Holt Terry '54 , 1989 February 01

 Item — Audiocassette Box: 4, Cassette case: Audio 62
Identifier: OHI-0111

Scope and Contents

Interview of Dr. William Holt Terry ‘54 by John P. Scherer (Class of 1989) as part of his senior project for the history department. Terry describes the Vietnam War issue on Davidson’s campus through the late 1960s and early 1970s. Terry discusses student-faculty relations, activism, conscientious objectors, civil rights, fraternities, ROTC on campus, compulsory vespers and chapel attendance, faculty oaths, and his own shifting perspective regarding the war.


  • Creation: 1989 February 01


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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

William Holt Terry ‘54 (1932-2015) was born in Durham, North Carolina. He earned a B.S. from Davidson College, and a Master of Ministry and Doctor of Ministry from Union Presbyterian Seminary of Richmond. He became Davidson College Chaplain in 1962 and Dean of Students in 1971, before retiring in 1994.


1 Audiocassettes (Compact) (Audio 62. The audiocassette contains multiple interviews.)

1 Digital (Sound recordings) (WAV)