Browse Interviews (11 total)

Mary (Betty) Elizabeth Langley was born in 1925 in Centertown, Kentucky. She was a graduate of Western Kentucky University, and maintained a professional and academic relationship with her alma mater upon graduating. In the following interview Langley details her experiences at Western and University of Kentucky clinics, as well the first women's…

The following is a group interview with the original members of the Kentucky Citizens for Sports Equity (CSE). DeVries, Isaac, Isaac, Johnston, and Mullins detail the formation of the CSE, a grant funded organization that helped raise awareness and promote women's sports and athletics advocates into administrative roles and coaching positions. The…

Dorothy Chaney Pearson was born in 1912 and graduated from Western in 1928. In the following interview Pearson addresses her student involvement in the Woodburn High School Basketball Program and the Kentucky State Basketball Tournaments between 1927 and 1932. Of special interest in the interview is a discussion over the reasons why some women in…

Gertude Hood was born in 1904 in Portsmouth, Ohio. Hood began her career in Physical Education in North Dakota in 1927, and came to EKU the following year. In the following interview Hood recalls her years at EKU and the problems she faced as the first female hired into the Physical Education Department. The interview provides incredible depth…

The following interview with Jan Watson details her personal and professional experiences in women’s athletics. Watson was born in South Carolina during WWII, and eventually graduated from Winthrop College in 1964 with a Physical Education degree. After graduating Watson made the choice to leave her home state to seek employment in Virginia…

Janice Shelton attended Georgetown College where she graduated with a double major in Biology and Physical Education. After finishing a brief stint at East Tennessee University she attended graduate school and returned to take up the Coordinator of Women's Athletics position. In 1974, Watson then became the East Tennessee Assistant Athletics…

Joan Hult was born in Gary, IN, where she attended High School before receiving a B.A. from Indiana University. She went on to attend graduate school at University of North Carolina before receiving a PhD from the University of California. In the following interview Hult details her career in Physical Education and her eventual involvement in both…

Joan Mitchell was born in Shelby County, Kentucky in 1936. Mitchell graduated from EKU with a B.A. in 1957 and a M.A. the following year. Upon completing her education she took up a position as a high school Physical Education instructor. Donna Wolfe was born in 1947, and received a M.A. from EKU in 1970. In the following interview both women…

Leotus Morrison was born in 1926 in Savannah, Georgia. She attended Georgia State College for women and Ward Belmont College in Tennessee where she majored in both Equestrian and Physical Education. In the following interview Morrison details her experiences at James Madison University, where she coached basketball and dance. Morrison played a…

Shirley Ann Laney was born in the year 1934 in Texas. Laney was involved in a variety of women's sports programs throughout the state. In the following interview Laney discusses Kentucky women's athletics at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Included in the interview are discussions over women's amateur golf championships, "Basketball…

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