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Oral history interview with Ray C. Hillam

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 181

Scope and Contents

Briefly comments on China Teachers Program which sent couples to China to teach English beginning in 1989; International Relations Program, subsequently known as David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies; and Washington Seminar, which sent students to study in Washington D.C. Also mentions his experience as a Fulbright professor in Vietnam during Vietnam War, and on the "spy scandal" at BYU in the late 1960s. Interviewed by Carol Ottesen, historian of BYU Emeritus Alumnus Association.


  • 2000


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Oral history interview with Ray C. Hillam must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Ray C. Hillam was a political science professor at Brigham Young University beginning in 1960, where he cofounded the International Relations Program, the Washington Seminar, and the China Teachers Program.


1 sound cassettes

9 leaves ; 28 cm

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Custodial History

Carol Ottesen, historian of BYU Emeritus Alumnus Association, interviewed Jacobs at suggestion of University Archives. She delivered interview tape to University Archives in August 2000, shortly before departing with her husband to participate in the China Teachers Program. Interview transcribed by BYU Special Collections, and draft transcript mailed to Hillam in January 2001. He edited and retyped the transcript and returned it to University Archives in March 2001.


University history (University Archives collecting policy, February 2010).

Register of Oral history interview with Ray C. Hillam
Jennifer Kim
2011 August 23
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US