Samuel E. Kelly



Streaming Media


Vital Partners: University and City


1 hour 2 minutes


Dr. Samuel Kelly, an educational advocate who worked on issues of access to higher education for students of color, was appointed as the University of Washington’s first vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs in 1970.

Additional speakers were Dr. Lee P. Brown, Multnomah County Sheriff and former PSU professor, and Dean Ron Cease, University Coordinator for Vital Partners week, and Ida Reid.

In his remarks, Kelly argued that universities and colleges are generally indifferent to local urban problems and to the needs of minority groups.

Transferred and preserved by Portland State University Library’s Special Collections with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.


Minorities, Cities and towns -- Study and teaching

Original Format

Reel to reel, 3.75 ips, 1/2 track, mono


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Transcript added September 10, 2020.

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