Interview with Fannie Hendren

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  • Identifier1986 OH 117
  • Date7/13/1986
  • InterviewerEllis, William E.
  • IntervieweeHendren, Fannie
  • DescriptionThis is an unrehearsed taped interview with Fannie Noe Hendren Alumnus of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School graduating in 1916. Mrs. Hendren is a life long resident of Madison County. She reminiscences about Eastern and the Great Depression, also growing up in Madison County and education.
  • LocationKirksville, KY
  • Duration1:00:39
  • Time Summary00:00 - 01:30 Introduction.
    01:10 - 03:00 Fannie Noe Hendren was born May 4, 1895 in Garrard County near Paint Lick, Kentucky. Had three brothers and eight sisters.
    03:00 - 05:40 Discussed educational background.
    05:40 - 16:00 Reminiscences about Eastern.
    16:00 - 20:00 Mentions teachers.
    20:00 - 25:00 Discussed painting.
    25:00 - 28:00 Continued remembering teachers.
    28:00 - 31:00 Remembers activities - downtown movies, etc.
    31:00 - 36:00 Discussed buildings on Campus also told stories of humor.
    36:00 - 39:00 Talked about trip to Canada, Europe, Germany, etc.
    39:00 - 43:20 Discussed Depression years.
    43:20 - 45:00 Talked about first Railroads passing through Paint Lick.
    45:00 - 49:00 Discussed grinding corn for bread, also told of driving turkeys to town for sale.
    49:00 - 52:10 Continued discussing Depression. Mentions CCC & WPA.
    52:10 - 56:00 Discussed population of Kirksville.
    56:00 - 61:00 Remembers teaching first School for one year.
    61:00 - 68:00 Discussed doing paintings and their history.
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


Citation

“Interview with Fannie Hendren,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed May 21, 2022, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/59.