History of Buckeye School
The History of Buckeye School Project deals with the education and social history of the Buckeye Community, a small unincorporated community that sprang up during the early 20th Century in Garrard County near Lancaster, Kentucky. Buckeye High School eventually closed down in the mid-1950s. The community and school never fully recovered from the Great Depression and was eventually dissolved due to changing political circumstances. The interviews in the collection comment extensively on community member and teacher experiences at Buckeye High School, as well as the lives of those who either returned to Buckeye after college or came from the community.
History of Buckeye School
Roberta Ray Trebble, a teacher at Buckeye school, had an impressive dedication to both her school and its students. In this interview she discusses the advantages and disadvantages of Buckeye school.
Minnie May, an EKU graduate, was an elementary school teacher at Buckeye Schools. In this interview she discusses the school, its curriculum, and the impacts that the Great Depression had on the community. She also discusses the changing role of teachers, 1950s special needs students and the population decline that resulted in the evnetual closing…
Sadie Moore shares the impact of the Great Depression in this interview. She was a student at Buckeye school who would later graduate from college and became a teacher. She comments on how there were no boys in her graduating class, and she details the ad
In this interview Ernest Ray, a 1963 EKU graduate, comments on his years as a teacher and 4-H leader at Buckeye school. He details the advantages of teaching at Buckeye and its eventual decline in the enrollment.
In this interview Ernest Adams, an EKU graduate, shares his memories as a student at Buckeye Schools and, later, as a teacher. He comments on both the weaknesses and strengths of Buckeye High School.
Betty Sue Davis was a student at Buckeye school and returned to be a teacher there as well. There are advantages and disadvantages of small schools and split grades that Davis discussed. She feels that small schools should close in KY. She expressed what should happen to Buckeye.
Elizabeth Adams graduated from EKU and became a teacher. In this interview she shares memories of the Buckeye Community and the impacts that the Great Depression had on the community. She also contrasts male teachers, the duties of teachers, and she comments on changes in the Buckeye community through time.
In this interview Mr. Davis, an EKU alumni, discusses his career with Whirlpool and his memories of being a student at Buckeye school. Other topics of discussion include his split grades, scholastic clubs, Buckeye Sports, and the politically motivated closure of the school.