The Oral History of the Principalship

Patrick W. Carlton, Ph.D.
Project Director
Phone: 540-231-9728

Oral History of the Public School Principalship


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Top: Handley High School in Winchester, VA;
Bottom Left: Heritage High School in Lynchburg, VA;
Bottom Right: New London Academy, Virginia's oldest high school

Introduction: The Oral History of the Public School Principalship is an ongoing project designed to interview retired elementary, middle, and high school principals for their views, reminiscences, and accumulated wisdom. Most of the interviewees are from the Southeast (mainly Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, District of Columbia, and West Virginia), with representative materials from Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

The Project Director: Dr. Patrick W. Carlton, Associate Professor of Education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Web Site Project Manager: Ed Schwartz.

Web Site Project Assistant: Elsa Rochefeuille.

Scope and Content: The materials consist of cassette tapes and transcripts of over 300 interviews.

Provenance: The first donation of the audiocassettes and transcribed interviews was made by Dr. Patrick Carlton in 1989, with donations done every year from 1989 to the present.

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