Interview with Amelia Vanover



  • Identifier: 1986 OH 119
  • Date: 7/24/1986
  • Interviewer: Ellis, William E.
  • Interviewee: Vanover, Amelia
  • Location: Louisville, KY
  • Duration: :30:14
  • Time Summary: 00:00 - 01:00 Introduction.
    01:00 - 03:10 Amelia Fox Vanover was born October 23, 1902 in Danville, Ky. Early life in Danville.
    03:10 - 05:10 Education at Kentucky College for Women and Eastern Kentucky State Normal School. Early career as a teacher in Danville. Married in 1930 to Samuel R. Vanover, a Presbyterian minister.
    05:10 - 08:30 Teaching career at Eastern Jr. High and Louisville Atherton from 1941 to 1971 and work as a guidance counselor. discussion on her son, Samuel C. Vanover, M.D.
    08:30 - 12:00 Remembrances of Eastern and discussion of fellow alumni.
    12:00 - 14:30 Recollection of Marie Roberts, former Dean of Women at Eastern. Visiting campus for 50th class reunion and noting many changes.
    14:30 - 17:20 Friends made in college. Mrs. Vanover remembers instructors and courses taken.
    17:20 - 20:50 Teaching in Danville. Discussion of the quality of education in the city's schools and downtown businesses.
    20:50 - 27:30 Changes in public education in Louisville and the introduction of "innovations." Problems with the system in the 1960s and the growth of guidance counseling.
    27:30 - 29:40 Types of students at Eastern in the 1920s. Mrs. Vanover remembers them as poor but serious competitive.
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