On this day in 1984, Dr. Rae Adams, Assistant Professor of the sociology and social work department is asked by 9th President Dr. William Teague to serve as the Director of Gerontology and Social Services Administration. Dr. Adams was also asked to start a Center on Aging, later to be renamed as the Pruett Gerontology Center.
View a fascinating archived video of Dr. Adams’ interview with Dr. Gary McCaleb on Dr. McCaleb’s television show, McCaleb & Company. Dr. Adams discusses a trip she made to China and, at timestamp 24:00, the discussion reflects older adults.
This interview video is part of the collection entitled: Abilene Library Consortium and one other and was donated by Women for ACU and provided by Abilene Christian University Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries.