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Radio interview of Dr. Attallah Kidess

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Radio interview of Dr. Attallah Kidess
Radio interview of Dr. Attallah A. Kidess on "News Views and Opinions" on the WMAS hosted by Ken Wildes, the director of the SC Public Relations Office. The exact date is unknown but it is thought to be during the late 1960s or early 1970s. In the interview, Kidess promotes International Education and why it is important and talks about the international programs at Springfield College and the work the International Center does. The interview is about 23 minutes.
Kidess, Attallah A.
Wildes, Kenneth J.
Audio recordings (nonmusical)
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Attallah A. Kidess Collection
Springfield College--Faculty
Springfield College--International
Springfield College
Kidess, Attallah A.
Wildes, Kenneth J.
Radio broadcasting
Radio stations
Sound recording
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
magnetic tape audio recording; 23 minutes 41 seconds
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Kidess was born in Jerusalem on December 25, 1910. He earned his BS in pre-medicine from Queens College in Oxford, England (1933), his masters in physical education from Springfield College (1935), and his doctorate from Springfield College (1958). From 1935 to 1947, he served as director of health, physical education, recreation and athletics at the Jerusalem YMCA. During this time, he was also the country’s national soccer coach and national tennis coach. He even coached and was captain of the Middle East Soccer Team during the 1936 Olympics. Kidess returned in 1948 as a faculty member to Springfield College, where he dedicated himself to international education. He served the college in a variety of capacities, perhaps most notably as the founder and director of the Doggett International Center, until his retirement in 1978. Dr. Kidess passed away on May 25, 1999