Browse Interviews (145 total)

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.

William Edmunds discusses his interests in politics, and his Christian County public service career in this interview. Interview topics include the Judicial Referendum, revenue sharing and CETA, and relevant county industry and services, including a youth program and recreation. He also comments on Fort Campbell's influence in the area.

Dr. Ursel Boyd is a former professor of German at EKU. She was born in Berlin, Germany. In this interview, Boyd describes growing up in Germany and the impacts of World War II. Her reasons for coming to Kentucky are founded in the Cuban Missile Crisis. She explains that while living on the East coast she was fearful because of threats of nuclear…

Operator of the Beaumont Inn reminisces about family connections in Mercer County.

In this interview, Roy Bailey, a Bath County native, details his family history, World War II military service record, and his experiences as both a County Judge and Judge Executive. He comments on his support for former Governor Julian Carroll, his failed State Representative election campaign, his successful run for County Judge in 1974, the…

Dr. R. R. Richards, a Russell County, Kentucky native, was a professor of accounting at EKU. In this interview, Richards recalls his WWII service and his duties during the war. He also discusses his EKU education, the EKU business school, and various friendships he maintained on campus. The interview is the second of three interviews with Dr.…

Administrative Assistant to President Of Eastern Kentucky University

Dr. Paul L. Seyfrit was an Assistant EKU Psychology Professor and Dean of Men in the late 1960s. In this interview, Seyfrit discusses the growth and changes to the University since 1965.

Nellie Earle Ballou is the widow of Fred Ballou, EKU's former bookstore manager. She reflects on campus life, her employment with the university, and past EKU presidents. She also recalls her family life and retirement.

Maudie Tyra discusses her upbringing in Breathitt County. Tyra comments extensively on her childhood and how losing her mother at a young age presented many challenges. Other interview topics include discussions about demographic change in the foothills of Appalachia through time, home remedies, railroads, neighborliness, and her WWII work in "big…

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