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Guide to the Lee Davidson Oral History Interview & Press Booklet, RG 279

Listed by:  Dwayne Cox

Date:  11/24/1999

 


 

Date Span: 1998-1999

 

Size of Collection: 0.5 cubic feet

 

Biographical: Lee Davidson served as editor of the Auburn Plainsman during the 1998-1999 academic year. During her term as editor, the student newspaper published a number of stories and editorials critical of Auburn University trustee Robert E. Lowder.  Eventually, the Student Publications Board voted 5 to 4 to censure Davidson, but she retained substantial support within the Auburn faculty and the media.

 

Scope/Content: Tapes and transcripts of an oral history interview with Lee Davidson covering her career as editor of the Auburn Plainsman and a compilation of clippings and other material entitled Power of the Press also covering Davidson's career as editor of the student newspaper.

 


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