Kermit Phelps--Endacott Society Interview

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Title

Kermit Phelps--Endacott Society Interview

Subject

Psychology
Great Depression
Discrimination
Electroconvulsive therapy
Phelps, C. Kermit, 1908-2002
University of Kansas

Description

Kermit Phelps, professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas from 1955-1970, discusses growing up in Illinois in the early 1920s and describes life at KU in the 1930s for a student who was African American. He discusses the effects of the Great Depression, working with veterans of many wars in hospitals in Topeka, KS and his relationship with Dr. Karl Menninger. Phelps recalls his involvement with the desegregation movement and his experiences at KU where he was the first African American in 'just about everything' at the university. The interview concludes with a discussion of his retirement and involvement with AARP and the Life Enrichment program.

Creator

Phelps, Kermit,interviewee
Tews, Mary-Kate,interviewer

Date

1988-06-13

Coverage

Kansas--Lawrence

Citation

Phelps, Kermit,interviewee and Tews, Mary-Kate,interviewer, “Kermit Phelps--Endacott Society Interview,” In Their Own Words: Selected Interviews from the Endacott Society Oral History Collection, accessed July 25, 2017, https://endacott.lib.ku.edu/items/show/1411.