Interview with Gertrude Hood

  • Identifier: 1986 OH 026
  • Date: 7/30/1985
  • Interviewer: Mullins, Martha
  • Interviewee: Hood, Gertrude
  • Description: 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 and analysis of women's sports in Kentucky and at the national levels. Hood's career and experiences at EKU develop a truly unique perspective on women's sports history.
  • Location: Portsmouth, OH
  • Duration: 1:58:10
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  • Restrictions: no
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
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“Interview with Gertrude Hood,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed August 4, 2020,