Interview with Ellen Bleecher


  • Identifier2005 OH 013
  • Date9/9/2004
  • InterviewerDenton, Beckie
  • IntervieweeBleecher, Ellen
  • DescriptionEllen Bleecher discusses growing up in a household and family that held education in high regard. Bleecher comments extensively on her family life and education, Berea churches, her father's career in education, and Berea College's influence on the community, both in the past and present. Bleecher provides good insight into Berea's power structure and the duality of the community as both a city and college town.
  • LocationMadison County
  • Duration1:00
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Funding SourceThe Community Change in the Kentucky Foothills of Appalachia Project was funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


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