Interview with Jane Hodges



  • Identifier1986 OH 120
  • Date7/13/1986
  • InterviewerEllis, William E.
  • IntervieweeHodges, Jane
  • DescriptionThis is an unrehearsed taped interview with Jane Hendron Hodges, an Eastern Alumni (1937) and prominent music instructor in the Fayette Co. School System. Mrs. Hodges discusses fellow alumni and her experiences as a teacher.
  • LocationKirksville, KY
  • Duration:39:06
  • Time Summary00:00 - 02:00 Introduction.
    02:00 - 03:00 Jane Hendron Hodges born June 18, 1917. Early education at Kirksville Elementary. Graduated from Model Lab School (1933) and Eastern (1937).
    03:00 - 05:20 Teaching career in Mississippi, Harlan Co., Morehead, and Fayette Co.
    05:20 - 09:20 Discussion of fellow alumni. Commuting to Richmond.
    09:20 - 13:40 Discussion of faculty and former music director Mr. Van Pearson. Also comments on Robert Martin, former EKU President.
    13:40 - 15:00 Fannie Noe Hendron, Mrs. Hodges' mother, relates stories of her pranks at school in Barbourville.
    15:00 - 19:00 Experiences as music instructor at Tate's Creek High School.
    19:00 - 24:30 Music students remembered from Eastern (fellow classmates).
    24:30 - 28:30 Mrs. Hodges remembers student teachers from Eastern that she supervised.
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.




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