Interview with Hiram Brock, Jr.

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Identifier

1987 OH 091

Date

5/29/1987

Description

The following is an unrehearsed taped interview with Hiram Brock, Jr., a 1939 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. Mr. Hiram Brock, Sr., was a Trustee of Eastern also Hiram Brock Auditorium was named for him. This interview was taped in conjunction with the Alumni Project at Eastern Kentucky University.

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Title

Interview with Hiram Brock, Jr.

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Interviewer

Ellis, William E.

Interviewee

Brock, Hiram,

Location

Harlan, KY

Duration

1:01:13

Time Summary

00:00 - 01:00 Introduction.
01:00 - 03:00 Hiram Brock, Jr., Lawyer born March 7, 1917 in Laurel County, London, Kentucky.
03:00 - 08:00 Educational background. Started Eastern an NYA student at wages of 25 cents an hour, assigned to Library.
08:00 - 11:00 Continued discussing educational background. Graduated in 1939.
11:00 - 14:50 Remembers Professors at Eastern while he was attending. Dr. Kennamer was his favorite.
14:50 - 18:00 Remembers students who attended Eastern.
18:00 - 19:50 Discussed being editor of the "Milestone" while at Eastern.
19:50 - 23:00 Discussed life in the dormitory.
23:00 - 27:00 Discussed entertainment while in college.
27:00 - 30:00 Discussed Hiram Brock Auditorium.
30:00 - 35:00 Discussed types of students attending Eastern in 1930's.
35:00 - 37:00 Discussed being in Navy during WWII.
37:00 - 38:00 Discussed Robert Martin.
38:00 - 41:00 Talked about being a page in Senate 1932.
41:00 - 48:00 Discussed campus organizations.
48:00 - 50:00 Discussed changes in Harlan County.
50:00 - 52:00 Discussed working in coal mine during summers while in Law School.
52:00 - 60:00 Discussed changes in practice of Law.
60:00 - 64:00 Continued talking about practice of Law.
64:00 - 68:00 Discussed how Eastern influenced his life.
68:00 - 75:00 Mentions others who graduated from Eastern who might be interviewed for the Alumni Project.
75:00 - 84:00 Talked about killings in Harlan.

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Citation

“Interview with Hiram Brock, Jr.,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed June 21, 2018, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/102.

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