Browse Interviews (30 total)

SFC Raney Wiseman details his career in the United States Army, and his varied assignments throughout his time in the service. In particular, Wiseman comments on his deployments to Iraq during Operation New Dawn, as well as his work with border control agents and other interdepartmental organzations like the State Police and ATF. He also discusses…

Lawrence Broome discusses his time in the Air Force. In particular, Broome comments on the relationships he made, how he stayed in touch with family, the challenges of facing combat, and the regrets he has about his retirement.

Master Sargeant Barry Fraiser details his 23 year career in the Air Force as a medic. In particular, Fraiser comments on his reasons for enlistment, why he chose the Air Force, basic training, his first impressions, medic training, and the people he met while deployed. He also discusses being homesick, his retirement, and how the military shaped…

Jesse D. Allen discusses growing up around the military, his decision to join the Army and his experiences while enlisted. In particular, Allen details his time in the Middle East while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Allen discusses the good and bad expereinces of war, the scars he brought home with him, and how he has worked to live with…

Joel Hennings discusses his time in the Air Force, including his experiences during basic and pilot training and his eventual retirement from military service.

John Denton is a native of Cumberland County, TN. He attended University of Tennessee at 16 years old. In this interview Denton describes his college career and the ROTC experience. He joined the Army after obtaining his master's degree and served in the Vietnam war.

Ron Marionneaux was born in Monroe, Louisiana. After attending Louisiana Tech, Dr. Marionneaux joined the Army. He returned to college at Northeast Louisiana State College and completed his PhD at Indiana University in 1970. In this interview, he talks about the accidental meeting by the incoming chair of the Geography Department at EKU and being…

Adrianna Francis is from Floyd County, KY, and graduated from Pikeville College in 1959. In this interview, Dr. Francis comments on teaching in the College of Education at EKU for 32 years, past EKU Presidents, supervising student teachers, and teaching graduate students.

Richard Futrell was born in Louisiana and through years of working, attending college in a few universities, and time as a National Guardsman, he graduated in 1968 with a degree in psychology from the University of Houston. Then, he studied sociology for graduate and doctoral work before coming to teach at EKU. He shares his initial impressions of…

Dan Lichty came from Pasadena, California. He began swimming at a young age and took a scholarship to Ohio State, finishing his bachelor's and master's degrees at California State. Mr. Lichty discusses coaching the dive and swimming teams at EKU and the courses he was required to teach, including the first women's physical education programs. He…

Joseph R. Schwendeman was born in Fargo, North Dakota. He came to EKU to be the Chair of Geography/Geology Department after leaving the same position at the University of North Dakota. Schwendeman discusses his aviation experiences in the Navy and at the University of North Dakota, as well as the role he played in forming the Aviation Program. He…

In this interview, Nora Hall, Retired Librarian of London City School, discusses her personal background and education, her positions held throughout her time in the school system, and the reasons for her and her husband moving to London. She also commen

In this interview, William Hall, Retired Assistant Superintendent of Laurel County Schools, discusses his background and education, problems of the Superintendent, the School Board, and his decision to leave Letcher County. He also comments on the proble

Eugene and Jamie Bush discuss growing up in Ravenna, Estill County, Kentucky. The interview includes discussions about Ravenna businesses and entertainment, Estill County industry, including railroads and oil boom years, the county education system, school discipline, and churches and church history.

Sonja Estes discusses her experiences while growing up, first, in Estill County and, later, in Fayette County. Estes spends a great deal of time commenting on her family life and upbringing. The remainder of the interview details relevant changes in Estill County's industry, farming practices, and, healthcare and education systems.

Retired railroad worker recalls several experiences on the Kentucky River.

George Fugate is a Letcher County, KY native. In this interview he describes growing up on a farm and being raised by his grandparents. Coal rights were given to John C. C. Mayo of the family farm, because Fugate states Mayo bribed his grandmother in doing so. When Fugate finished eighth grade he attended Eastern Normal School. This was the first…

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.

This interview details Jimmie Greene's 24 year military career and the different jobs he held before entering into politics. He also explains his reasons for becoming politically active, and comments on how he wanted to contribute to McCreary County. The interview also contains a comparative discussion over the new Judicial system, which he prefers…

Mrs. Mabel Adams was a teacher of Latin at Eastern Kentucky University during the 1920's and 1930's. She helped write Five Decades of Progress concerning the history of Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Adams was a very good friend of Robert R. Martin.

Audio Quality Degrades After Minute 27:00--Linnie Martin is a retired teacher and Powell County, KY native. In this interview, Martin, discusses her father's occupation with the railroad and how her father was killed in a railroad accident. She describes the end of the railway service and the present highway system.

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