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Interview with Charles F. Farris

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Identifier:

1986 OH 128

Date:

8/25/1986

Description:

This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Charles F. Farris, alumni of Eastern Kentucky University, a 1938 Graduate. Mr. Farris discusses his education and fellow Alumni.

Rights:

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

Interviewer:

Ellis, William E.

Location:

Lexington, KY

Duration:

1:03:47

Time Summary:

00:00 - 01:20 Introduction.
01:20 - 04:00 Charles L. Farris was a 1938 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. Born May 28, 1916.
04:00 - 08:00 Comments about being son of L & N Railroader and his growing up years.
08:00 - 10:50 Discusses entering EKU. Played Guard on Football team.
10:50 - 20:00 Discussed moving to Hanger Stadium and his fellow Alumni.
20:00 - 22:40 Continued discussing his Alumni friends.
22:40 - 27:30 Discussed his first job after graduating in 1938. also his time spent in Service.
27:30 - 29:20 Retired from Air Force as Lt. Col. in 1965.
29:20 - 31:30 Discussed his travels to foreign countries while in Service.
31:30 - 36:20 Discussed his job as Weather Forecaster while in Service.
36:20 - 43:00 Discussed Faculty EKU.
43:00 - 47:10 Continued discussing Faculty and fellow Alumni of EKU.
47:10 - 50:00 Talks of his wife Ellen Williams Farris, married June 1943.
50:00 - 60:00 Discusses spending each winter in Florida.
60:00 - 63:00 Mentions several Alumni in Florida would be interesting to interview.

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