Guide to the William V. Muse Oral Histories, RG 737

Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Processed by: Anthony Donaldson
Date: August 2003

Date Span:

0.5 cubic feet; 10 items.

Number of Boxes:
2 - 1/2 document boxes

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Dr. J. Wayne Flynt is Distinguished University Professor of History at Auburn University and has taught history at Auburn since 1978. Dr. William Vann Muse served as chancellor and president of Auburn University from 1992-2001. Muse was born April 7, 1939 in Marks, Mississippi. He received a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Arkansas in 1966. Before coming to Auburn Muse served as president of the University of Akron (Ohio) from 1984-1992.

Scope and Content:
Contains audio cassette tapes and typed transcripts of an interview conducted by Dr. Wayne Flynt with Auburn University President William V. Muse as well as articles written by Muse relating to his experiences at Auburn University. Muse discusses his struggles with the Auburn University Board of Trustees over the issues of university governance. Topics discussed in the interviews include academics, college athletics, and Alabama politics.

Item list:
Accession Number: 02-043
Box 1

Item list:
Accession Number: 03-033
Box 1