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Roy Doyle was born and raised in Arizona, the son of a cotton farmer and a teacher. Roy’s father passed away when he was in the 6th grade leaving his mother to raise 3 boys and a daughter. Roy began

Roy Doyle was born and raised in Arizona, the son of a cotton farmer and a teacher. Roy’s father passed away when he was in the 6th grade leaving his mother to raise 3 boys and a daughter. Roy began his working career as a morning and evening paper boy for the Arizona Republic and the Gazette. After high school, he enrolled in what was then Arizona State Teachers College to pursue a degree in Education. His college career was interrupted by the war after the attack on Pearl Harbor. After the war, he returned to ASTC, along with his new bride, to complete his degree.

His first position after graduation was at the Madison School in Phoenix. During the summers, he attended the Teachers College at Columbia University where he earned his masters and PhD in Education and Administration. He returned to now named Arizona State University where he began his career in the College of Education. His first position was as Principal of the Payne Training School, an on-campus K-8 school designed as a training school for future teachers. He served as assistant and associate dean for the College of Education prior to his retirement.

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2002-07-29
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    • Pam Stevenson, Editor; Manny Garcia, Videographer; June Payne, Chair Video History Project.
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  • 1. Introduction @ 00:00:28 2. Growing up in Arizona @ 00:01:14 3. Arizona State Teachers College – Student years @ 00:07:00 a. Decision to Become a Teacher @ 00:08:52 b. Arizona State Teachers College in the 1940’s @ 00:09:40 c. His Participation in Sports @ 00:13:29 d. Long, Proud Line of Bull Dogs! @ 00:14:45 e. Pep Rallies and A Mountain @ 00:18:00 f. “Town Cats” – UofA Booster Group @ 00:20:00 g. Athletic Struggles with UofA @ 00:21:42 4. The War Years @ 00:23:50 5. After the War Living on Campus @ 00:27:26 6. First Teaching Position After Graduation @ 00:29:30 7. Graduate Work @ 00:30:25 8. Expansion of the University @ 00:31:24 9. Return to ASU @ 00:33:22 a. Name Change Initiative @ 00:33:35 b. Principal of the Payne Training School @ 00:34:49 c. Closure of the Payne Training School @ 00:37:00 10. The Passing of Grady Gammage @ 00:38:23 11. Career at ASU @ 00:39:55 12. College of Education – Development of the Years @ 00:41:46 13. ASU in the 60’s – The Protests @ 00:44:00 14. Other Memories of His Career @ 00:47:55 a. Proudest Memories @ 00:51:52 15. Advice to Young People @ 00:55:35 16. Summers in Arizona @ 00:57:10 17. Building Farmer Hall @00:59:55 18. Ten Second Snippets @1:00:43 a. Bulldog Yell b. One Two Beat the U c. Big win over U of A d. Letter Jacket - 44 e. Vote Yes on ASC to ASU

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    Doyle, Roy. Interview. 29 July 2002. ASURA Video History Project. © Arizona Board of Regents. https://hdl.handle.net/2286/R.I.35758

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