Interview with Hazel Little


  • Identifier1998 OH 005
  • Date8/5/1996
  • InterviewerHay, Charles
  • IntervieweeLittle, Hazel
  • DescriptionIn this interview, Mrs. Hazel Little shares her memories of growing up on a farm in Lincoln County KY and her later experiences while living in Richmond KY. She details campus activities, dormitory life and various teachers. She also comments on a story where President Donovan unknowingly contributed to the theft of musical instruments from the college. Little met her husband, Tom Little, in 1928 and they married in 1933. Tom was drafted into WWII and upon returning he attended UK for his master's and received his doctorate from Peabody College. Their teaching careers led them to Georgia and then to Richmond VA. Mrs. Little witnessed discrimination as a female teacher, and the integration of the black community. Tom attempts to get several county school systems consolidated resulted in the Little's needing police protection. Since they had no children the Little's decided to leave their money to Alma Mater's.
  • LocationRichmond, KY
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


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