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F. M. Burke is a Pike County, KY native. He attended Eastern State Teachers College and Normal School. In this interview, Burke, gives detailed information about his family history, growing up on a farm and his father's timber business. After being…

Harvey Lafuze, an Indiana native, came to Eastern in 1939 and retired in 1976. He was Eastern's photographer from 1950 till 1960. In this interview he discusses his educational background, the Great Depression, and his first teaching job. Lafuze also…

This interview with Robert Hungarland is part three of a three part series. Hungarland continues to describe his military service during World War II in this interview. He discusses his travels to Calcutta, India to join OSS communication units…

Milos Sebor, a Zbiroh, Austria native, became Professor of Geography at EKU in 1968. In this interview Sebor reflects on the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, and various aspects of WWII and Europe.

Dr. Smith Park is a native of Madison County, Kentucky. Park was a faculty member of EKU for over forty years in Mathematics. In this interview he discussed living on a farm which was taken over as part of Blue Grass Army Depot in the early 1940s.

Dixie Mylum, a Kentucky native, joined EKU's faculty in 1965 and taught in the Department of Social Science until her retirement in 1984. Mylum was instrumental in the development of the department's curriculum and served the university for four…

Ivol Parker is a native of Kentucky. A graduate of Berea College, Columbia University, and the University of Louisville where she received her PhD. Parker taught at EKU in the English Department from 1977 until her retirement in 1984. This interview…

This interview with Robert Hungarland is part two of a three part series. Hungarland, an Arkansas native, entered the Army Signal Corps in 1942. In this interview he reflects on the training he received and his decision to volunteer for hazardous…

This interview with Robert Hungarland is part one of three part series. Part one is omitting his World War II service so as to be included in parts two and part three. Hungarland, a Arkansas native, obtained his MBA degree and decided to enter…

Donald Smith is a veteran of World War II and the Vietnam conflict. He was commissioned in the US Army and retired in 1964 with the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Military Police Corps. He obtained bachelor's and master's degrees from EKU and…

Fred Brizendine is a EKU faculty member. He taught Social Science upon his arrival in 1963. In this interview, he discussed his early life, going into the Air Force and his education at Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky State College. He discussed his…

Bently Hilton is a retired faculty member of EKU. He was a native of Rockcastle County, Kentucky, veteran of World War II and a graduate of EKU. In this interview Hilton discussed his teaching career, and the strengths of EKU.

Henry Franklin Pryse, a Kentucky native, served as the Director of Community School Relations and the Placement Director at EKU. In this interview, he recalls his early life, education, and US Army and Air Force service record. He also discusses his…

Henry Franklin Pryse, a Kentucky native, served in many recruiting positions at EKU. In this interview, he recalls his many experiences on the campus and his recruiting methods. He also discusses the problems he encountered with staff concerning…

Henry Pryse is a Kentucky native. He served in many positions in recruiting at EKU from 1959-1985. In this interview he recalls various people he has worked with on campus and trips taken with Dr. Robert Martin.

Mabel Criswell is a Kentucky native. She attended EKU and worked for EKU as Director of Housing. In this interview she reflects campus life as a student, changes that occurred, and being employed by EKU.

Leon Rottersman is a native of New York. He taught psychology at EKU for several years. In this interview, he discussed early experiences in New York, military service in World War II, and his education. He discussed going into teaching and doctoral…

Mary Richards, a Madison County, Kentucky native, taught geography at EKU. She also served as secretary for the Alumni-Association. In this interview, Richards reflects on her family and education, and the problems she encountered while attending…

In this interview, Dr. R. R. Richards, a Russell County, Kentucky native, comments on various EKU presidents. He also discusses the conditions and salaries at EKU and his relationship with Eastern since his retirement . In addition, there is a…

In this interview, Helen Perry, Kentucky native, describes working at EKU as the Registrar Office secretary. She provides details of her social, and business life, and discusses her friends, co-workers and employers.

In this interview, Miss. Hood discusses the conditions of the physical education program and facilities of EKU when she arrived in 1930s. She explains the impacts that the Great Depression, and WWII had on social and campus life. She also comments on…

Major Richard Anderson, is a graduate and a teacher at EKU with the ROTC program. In this interview he discusses some of his thoughts and experiences relating to the Vietnam War.

Lt. Col. Robert Jenkins, is a teacher at EKU with the ROTC program. In this interview, he discusses some of his thoughts and experiences relating to the Vietnam War.

Sgt. Major Edmundo Torres, is a teacher at EKU with the ROTC program. In this interview, he discusses some of his thoughts and experiences relating to the Vietnam War. He describes two tour of duties and being apart of the Special Forces.

Sergeant First Class Bobby Whittenburg, is a teacher at EKU with the ROTC program. In this interview, he discusses some of his thoughts and experiences relating to the Vietnam War. He describes his tour of duties and why he reenlisted.

Master Sgt. James Williams, is a teacher at EKU with the ROTC program. In this interview he discusses some of his thoughts and experiences relating to the Vietnam War. He describes how and why he was changed by Vietnam.

Dr. William E. Sexton is a native Kentuckian born and raised in Harrison County. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky State College and received his Ed.D. at the University of Missouri. He has been employed at Eastern since 1957, serving as Chairman of…

Captain Tucker Houston is a Vietnam veteran, teaching ROTC at Eastern Kentucky University. In this interview he discusses some of his feelings and experiences relating to the evacuation of Saigon, Vietnam.

Captain Ken Duncan is a Vietnam veteran, teaching ROTC at Eastern Kentucky University. In this interview he discusses his feelings and experiences relating to Vietnam. He also describes his reaction when he came home.

SFC Patrick Lemieux is a US Navy Vietnam veteran, teaching ROTC at Eastern Kentucky University. In this interview he discusses reactions to his first mission and the crew of a Swift Boat. He also describes the US Marines and the US Army during the…