William W. Taft discusses his involvement with the creation of Cleveland State University (CSU). He was one of the Republican sponsors of the bill that established the university. Alongside prominent figures like James Nance, Taft became an original board member. He discusses his recollections of both the bill and the board, but he also mentions his political life. He brings up James Rhodes and discusses various programs and ideas that Rhodes had like CSU. Taft does not stop at describing the ideas, but he also talks about Rhodes's methods for getting business accomplished in the contentious sixties.
Taft, William W. (interviewee)
Horan II, John (interviewer)
CSU at 50
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"William W. Taft Interview, 11 July 2014" (2014). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 500006.