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Interview with Dove Barnett Combs

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1986 OH 124




This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Mrs. Dove Barnett Combs, Alumnus of Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Combs gives her educational background, teaching career and memories of her College days.


Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


Ellis, William E.


Quicksand, KY



Time Summary:

00:00 - 01:20 Introduction.
01:20 - 02:40 Mrs. Dove Barnett Combs, an Alumnus of EKU was born June 16, 1904, graduated in 1937. Parents were George and Rosa Barnett.
02:40 - 07:10 Discussed educational background.
07:10 - 10:00 Discussed teaching one-room Schools. Had Pie Suppers to raise money for supplies.
10:00 - 13:00 Discussed Irvin Turner, Supt. of Schools in early 1930's.
13:00 - 16:30 Discussed Faculty at EKU.
16:30 - 21:00 Discussed how education changed from early 1930's to present.
21:00 - 25:00 Talked about Major changes in education.
25:00 - 28:00 Commented on discipline problems in early days also parental influence.
28:00 - 31:00 Discussed Marie R. Turner.
31:00 - 36:00 Talked about supplies furnished to teachers at beginning of each School year.
36:00 - 40:00 Discussed structure of School Buildings in early 1930's also vandalism in Schools.
40:00 - 42:20 Discussed sanitary conditions of children in School.
42:20 - 50:00 discussed heating system in School buildings.