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Interview with R. David Kaylor, 1989 January 23

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: OHI-0112

Scope and Contents

Interview of Dr. R. David Kaylor by John P. Scherer (Class of 1989) as part of his senior project for the history department. Kaylor describes the Vietnam War issue on Davidson’s campus through the late 1960s and early 1970s. Kaylor discusses student-faculty relations, activism, civil rights, and compulsory ROTC and vespers and chapel attendance.


  • Creation: 1989 January 23


Conditions Governing Access

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

Robert David Kaylor (1933-2022) was born in New Market, Alabama. He received an A.B. from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College), a Bachelor of Divinity from Louisville Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Duke University. In 1965, Kaylor became the James Sprunt Professor of Religion at Davidson College where he taught for 35 years.


1 Audiocassettes (Compact) (Audio 63. The audiocassette contains multiple interviews.)

1 Digital (Sound recordings) (WAV)

1 Transcripts (Print)