Creating a University: University of North Florida Faculty and Staff Remember 35 Years
Introduction provided by Dr. David Courtwright, professor of history, University of North Florida.
In recognition of the 35th anniversary of the founding of the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. James B. Crooks, Professor Emeritus of the University presents an overview history of the University starting from its first day of classes on October 2, 1972. Basing his comments on the contents of oral history interviews he conducted with founding faculty, administrators and staff, Dr. Crooks describes the decisions, the developments and the many outstanding individuals who helped shape the unique "university in the woods." The lecture includes a video presentation, "2007, a UNF odyssey." The video includes a list of UNF people Crooks interviewed in preparing his lecture and contains recorded portions of interviews accompanied by still photos of locales and people from early campus life.