In another Peter Kennedy thread, it was suggested that if he should have been the head of a University department. This shouldn't go unchallenged.
Folklore collection is about more than making recordings. Respect for the contributor, the ethical issues surrounding the way individuals are treated and their material used are far more significant than accumulating material. And also form key aspects of courses on Fieldwork in Folklore.
What example would Peter Kennedy's practice and ethics have provided to any students he taught fieldwork?