Browse Interviews (7 total)

Fredric Ogden is a native of New York. In this interview Ogden discusses growing up on a farm and his education. He was in the military during World War II and married. He discussed racial tensions while at University of Alabama and the Arthree Lucy incident in 1956. Ogden first heard of EKU from a former student, James King, who recommended him as…

In this interview, Kelly and Mary John Thurman both discuss the Great Depression, the WPA and other Government Programs. They came to EKU in 1966 where Mr. Thurman taught and Mrs. Thurman worked at the library. They felt students had changed over the years. They discussed personnel had PhD hiring issues in the 1960s and the government was making…

Dr. J.C. Powell retired as president of EKU in 1984. In this interview Dr. Powell recalls the buildings that were built and the condition of the existing buildings in the early 1960s. He also describes the needs of the campus, such as new dorms, classroom buildings, and lab school. Interestingly, he also comments on "graves" that were found when…

Mrs. Nancy Miller, a Tennessee native, came to EKU in 1930 to teach in the English Department. She would later work in the library, where she created the Learning Resource Center. Miller recalls her relationships with co-workers, students, and student teachers in the interview.

In this interview, C. B. Clark Jr., a Webster County native, discusses his public service career, which included terms as a County Magistrate, Deputy Sheriff and County Judge Executive. Interview topics cover a wide range of subjects, including the Judcial Referendum, his election campaign, the coal industry's influence in the county, library…

Jesse Link, a Mississippi born and Kentucky raised retired veteran details his education and the Simpson County offices held in this interview. Judge Link comments on the Judicial Referendum, a "library issue", a successful tax vote, and changes in roads laws and state funding. He also discusses the pros and cons of new industry coming to the…
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