Interview with Dove Barnett Combs

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  • Identifier: 1986 OH 124
  • Date: 9/19/1986
  • Interviewer: Ellis, William E.
  • Interviewee: Combs,
  • Description: This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Mrs. Dove Barnett Combs, Alumnus of Eastern Kentucky University. Mrs. Combs gives her educational background, teaching career and memories of her College days.
  • Location: Quicksand, KY
  • Duration: :50:25
  • Time Summary: 00:00 - 01:20 Introduction.
    01:20 - 02:40 Mrs. Dove Barnett Combs, an Alumnus of EKU was born June 16, 1904, graduated in 1937. Parents were George and Rosa Barnett.
    02:40 - 07:10 Discussed educational background.
    07:10 - 10:00 Discussed teaching one-room Schools. Had Pie Suppers to raise money for supplies.
    10:00 - 13:00 Discussed Irvin Turner, Supt. of Schools in early 1930's.
    13:00 - 16:30 Discussed Faculty at EKU.
    16:30 - 21:00 Discussed how education changed from early 1930's to present.
    21:00 - 25:00 Talked about Major changes in education.
    25:00 - 28:00 Commented on discipline problems in early days also parental influence.
    28:00 - 31:00 Discussed Marie R. Turner.
    31:00 - 36:00 Talked about supplies furnished to teachers at beginning of each School year.
    36:00 - 40:00 Discussed structure of School Buildings in early 1930's also vandalism in Schools.
    40:00 - 42:20 Discussed sanitary conditions of children in School.
    42:20 - 50:00 discussed heating system in School buildings.
  • Restrictions: none
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
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“Interview with Dove Barnett Combs,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed July 11, 2020, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/65.