Interview with Casey & Thelma Morton

  • Identifier1977 OH 037
  • Date10/1/1977
  • InterviewerEllis, William E.
  • IntervieweeMorton, Casey
  • DescriptionMr. Casey and Mrs. Thelma Morton attended EKU during the 1930's. They recollect about their years at Eastern and their friendship with Dr. Robert R. Martin during those Depression years.
  • LocationRichmond, KY
  • Duration1:32:35
  • Time Summary0-5 Introduction
    28-56 Introductions of Casey and Thelma Morton; dates of attendance at Eastern and reasons for their attendance
    56-108 Initial impressions of Eastern and Richmond
    108-155 Recollections of the effects of the Depression
    155-184 Recollections of campus life in the 1930's.
    185-204 Recollections of Eastern's physical plant and campus
    204-272 Jobs for students on campus and in Richmond; types of examinations given by Eastern's faculty; faculty members remembered by the Mortons
    272-495 Recollections of campus life; frequency that students went home; other faculty members remembered by the Mortons
    522-819 Recollections of Dr. Donovan; requirement to attend chapel and commencement programs; other faculty members recalled by the Mortons; quality of the academic programs and instruction at Eastern; behavior of Eastern students was very good; popularity of sporting events on the campus; campus activities and clubs; scarcity of newspapers, radios, magazines on campus
    End of side one
    0-21 Repeat of the end of side one
    21-134 Social activities on the campus and in Richmond; trip to Frankfort concerning equalization bill; trip to juvenile reformatory
    134-151 Other courses and teachers enjoyed by the Mortons
    151-172 Recollections of Bob Martin
    172-235 Recollections of other students
    257-335 Geographical area from which Eastern attracted students; other students remembered by the Mortons
    335-371 Impressions of Eastern today; comparison with the institution when they attended in the 1930's
    371-399 Concluding Comments
    End of interview
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • IndexerAaron Moore


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