Memorial Tribute to Edward G. Holley

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James V. Carmichael, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: I represent some of Ed Holley’s students, those that occupied part of his waking hours from 1982 to 1988 and became something less than his biological children but something more than those who encountered him only in class. My clearest memory of him is at the end of my ten-minute doctoral defense when, having only covered about thirty years out of a possible seventy year time span in my study, he looked up and said,” Jim, can we finish this up now?” He made me well aware of my tendency to logorrhea, a ten dollar word probably only used by doctoral students, the meaning of which recalls one of Gens’ favorite expressions of his father’s, that just because a body knows something doesn’t mean that he always needs to be telling it. In honor of my education under Dr. Holley, I will be brief.

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Garrard Hall, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 12, 2010
Language: English
Date: 2010
Memorial, Speech, Edward G. Holley, Library school, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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