Browse Interviews (28 total)

Chad Middleton, a native of Lincoln County, Kentucky, shares his memories of the Great Depression and WWII in this interview. After his military service he returned to school at EKU. Middleton also discusses various EKU instructors, his time as an Elizabethtown educator, and his path to becoming the Director of the EKU Physical Plant.

In this interview, Ms. Virginia Davis, editor of the McCreary County Record, discusses her association with many other newspapers across the south-eastern US as well as her work with the Record.

Emma Woosley discusses growing up in Estill County, where they moved frequently and made do with little money. Woosley also comments extensively on the role that neighbors, religion, education, and, more generally, the community has played in the lives of past and present Estill County residents.

Harvey Robinson discusses growing up as an African American in Clark County. Robinson worked in the tobacco fields before moving to Ohio for a short time, only to return to the Winchester area to work for the American Tobacco Company in the winter and, before it shutdown, the C & O Railroad for the remaining months of the year. Robinson comments…

Retired Businessman and Retired Agent for the State Narcotics Department

Ron Wolfe was born in Falmouth, KY in Pendleton County. Wolfe shares his first impressions of EKU and dorm life, "Loco Parentis" and past professors. He remembers his favorite and toughest professors, and other students, as well as the campus dog Mozart. He discusses coming from a poor family and being the only one of eleven children to go to…

Norma Robinson was born in Estill County, Kentucky, and attended Model Laboratory School in Richmond, Kentucky, before coming to EKU. Ms. Robinson majored in education with English and history, before going to teach in Lancaster and Bardstown. She discusses coming back to EKU and her employment at Madison High, Model, the EKU Library, and the…

David Davenport was born in Kirksville, Missouri but attended school in Commerce, Texas. He attended the University of Texas, Austin for a total of five years before he left Texas to enroll in EKU's Forensic Science Program. In his interview, Mr. Davenport discusses the Forensic Science Program and the ways that EKU prepared him for his career.

Kentucky educator Agatha Manion discusses, in great detail, her maternity leave experiences and the ways it impacted her job, and, more generally, her life. Manion also shares details on a feminist mentor who helped her navigate both her educational and occupational career paths. Her interview wraps up with discussions over her students and her…
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