Browse Interviews (32 total)

Mr. John DeMarcus, a native Kentuckian, attended Eastern Kentucky University in the 1960's. He served as a legislative assistant and currently is Vice-President of Business Affairs at Northern Kentucky University.

Dr. Taylor taught Chemistry at EKU and served as a Faculty Regent. He was very involved in the process of selecting a new president upon President Martin's retirement announcement.

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.

CHarles "Turkey" Hughes, a Kentucky native, was a prominent coach and teacher in the EKU Physical Education department during the 1930s and 1940s. In this interview, Hughes discusses athletes at both UK and EKU. Hughes also discusses how the Great Depression and WWII affected EKU students.

Dr. Smith Park, a Madison County, Kentucky native, was the longtime chairman of the Math Department at EKU. He was also a former University Dean. Park discusses past EKU Presidents and the campus layout in this interview.

In this interview, Dr. R. R. Richards, a Russell County, Kentucky native, comments on various EKU presidents. He also discusses the conditions and salaries at EKU and his relationship with Eastern since his retirement . In addition, there is a discussion over EKU athletics programs. The interview is the third of three interviews with Dr. Richards.

Dr. Moore graduated from EKU and University of Kentucky. He served in many capacities, both political and academic, such as state representative, professor and Dean of Faculty at EKU. He was also Commissioner of Finance of KY, and a teacher and superintendent of various rural schools.

Dr. Ned Warren was the Dean of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics at EKU. In this interview, Dr. Warren discusses the progress of the sports program at EKU since he arrived in 1967.

In this interview, Mrs. Carrie Potts Ault, widow of W.A. Ault the Superintendent of Maintenance at EKU from 1922-1957, recalls her years at EKU, the city of Richmond and what is was like to raise children on EKU's campus.

This interview with Arthur Lloyd is part seven of seven recordings. In this interview Lloyd continues with his military career. He also comments on assisting Earl Clements' campaign race. He recalls his experiences as the Commissioner of Welfare and his instrumental role in forming the Legislative Research Commission. Upon leaving the LRC in 1955…

In this interview, Martha Davidson, a former president of EKU Women, discusses her family and the education she received while growing up in North Carolina. She also details how she was married with one child when she began working for the EKU Home Economics Department.

J.W. "Spider" Thurman was born in 1917 in Rhea County, Tennessee. He moved to Benham, a coal mining camp in Harlan County, Kentucky. In this interview, he recalls his military experiences and his duties as a physical education officer in the Air Force and US Army. He also reflects on his years spent in athletics in Kentucky and his job at EKU. He…

Dr. J.C. Powell retired as president of EKU in December, 1984. In this interview, Dr. Powell recalls his military service and his time at the University of Kentucky. He also comments on his years of teaching, and his State Department work.

Henry Franklin Pryse, a Kentucky native, served in many recruiting positions at EKU. In this interview, he recalls his many experiences on the campus and his recruiting methods. He also discusses the problems he encountered with staff concerning conferences and President Martin's support.

This interview with Robert Hungarland is part one of three part series. Part one is omitting his World War II service so as to be included in parts two and part three. Hungarland, a Arkansas native, obtained his MBA degree and decided to enter college teaching. He joined EKU's faculty in 1964 and retired in 1984. This interview covers his early…

Dixie Mylum, a Kentucky native, joined EKU's faculty in 1965 and taught in the Department of Social Science until her retirement in 1984. Mylum was instrumental in the development of the department's curriculum and served the university for four years as ombudsman. This interview surveys her life and career.

Fred E. Darling was an EKU faculty member, track coach, supervisor of the athletic tower, assistant dean of men, and the intermural sports director. In this interview, Darling details his career and the reason why he voluntarily ended his coaching position to devote himself to teaching full time.

Dean and Grace Gatwood married in 1940 and came to EKU in 1947. Mrs. Gatwood worked as a secretary and an Administrator in Central University College, before becoming an art professor at EKU. In this interview, Mr. Gatwood comments on some designs he created and his involvement in developing the EKU water tower lettering. In general, the couple…

Henry Martin served as Dean of Students at Eastern Kentucky University under President Martin. In this interview, Martin reflects on his education at Berea College, his military service in the Navy, and his role as the EKU dormitory director.

Clyde Lewis was a EKU faculty, a World War II veteran, and an EKU Alum. In this interview, Lewis recalls his early education and Great Depression memories. He also shares his memories of campus life and the instructors he had while attending EKU.

In this interview, Herman B. Moore, an Owesley County native, describes growing up on a farm and his early education in a one room school house. He reflects on his campus life and some of his teachers in the interview. Moore expresses his continued support for EKU's programs after retirement.

This is part four of a five part series with George W. Robinson. In this interview Robinson continues his discussion on teaching at EKU. He comments on both President Martin and President O'Donnell, and various EKU programs. He also discusses his teaching methods, the AAUP, student performance, and his personal life.

This is part five of a five part series with George W. Robinson. In this interview, Robinson continues his discussion over history department changes. He discusses the tension between Central University College and the College of Arts and Sciences. Robinson also comments on the masters program, student recruitment, and the changes made to EKU in…

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…

Donald Hendrickson won a scholarship to a college of his choice in a contest called Star Contest. In this interview he describes attending Grand Rapids Junior College, being in the Air Force during WWII, and attending the University of Illinois. He took a position in the EKU Music Department in 1959. He comments on the department and the changes…

Kenneth Hansson was born in 1929 in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Sweden before returning to the US in 1952. In this interview he discusses his reasons for coming to EKU to teach electronics courses. He describes the changes over the years and the different Presidents and Deans he served under.

Richard Vance is a native of Decatur, Illinois. He attended North Texas State College and the University of North Carolina. He taught in the Social Work Department at University of Tennessee before coming to EKU to teach in Political Science Department. In this interview he discusses the circumstances that brought him to EKU and his overall…

Alfred Patrick is a native of Amonate, Virginia. He attended a small Baptist College, Virginia Tech, and the University of Tennessee and co-authored a textbook about a shorthand system. In this interview he discusses the circumstances of coming to EKU and his overall impressions. Patrick held many positions while at EKU, including the Department…

Roy Kidd is a native of Corbin, KY. In this interview, Coach Kidd discusses his reasons for coming to EKU and his first impressions. He was the quarterback for the EKU football team and on the EKU baseball team. Before becoming the EKU head coach, he coached at Madison Central High School and Morehead State University. He also comments on his…

Susan Kidd is a native of Corbin, KY and the wife of Coach Roy Kidd. In this interview she discusses her education and meeting her husband. Her employment was the Advertising Department for the "Richmond Register". Attending EKU football game's was a family affair, and the players were extended family to her. She describes the group known as…

Charles Gibson is a native of Kentucky and a US Navy veteran. In this interview he discusses attending EKU, his instructors, Ralph Whalen and Homer Davis. He also reflects on the changes to the campus, from new buildings to new programs. He also comments on his responsibilities as the Dean of the Graduate School and compares other graduate programs…

Jack Adams is a native of Laurel County and an EKU alumni. In this interview Adams discusses going to EKU on a basketball scholarship and his corresponding basketball career. He recalls professors and coaches who influenced his education career. Upon graduation he was an alternate for the Olympic basketball team. He discusses becoming the assistant…
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