Interview with John McConnell

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1986 OH 130

Date

8/4/1986

Description

This is a taped interview with John Edward McConnell, alumnus of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School (1938) and a former executive with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kentucky. Mr. McConnell, his education and fellow alumni.

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Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.

Title

Interview with John McConnell

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Interviewer

Ellis, William E.

Interviewee

McConnell, John

Location

Frankfort, KY

Duration

1:02:52

Time Summary

00:00 - 01:00 Introduction.
01:00 - 05:00 J.E. McConnell born August 14, 1914 at Switzer, Ky. Education in Franklin Co. Graduated Lawrenceburg High School in 1932. Early jobs to raise money for college. Graduated EKSNS in 1938.
05:00 - 07:00 "Recruitment" to play basketball at Lawrenceburg.
07:00 - 10:10 Early impressions of Eastern. Walk-on to football team and first job on campus.
10:10 - 15:50 Discussion of life and work in the dormitory. Student offices held. Remembers meeting his wife, Jean.
15:50 - 18:10 Learning to play football at Eastern. Discusses quality of education and learning speaking techniques.
18:10 - 20:10 Reminiscence of classes and instructors.
20:10 - 25:40 First post-collegiate job with Boy Scout Organization. Career with Blue Cross and retirement in 1976. Military training at Priceton and service in WWII.
25:40 - 31:00 Discussion of other alumni. Introduction of wife, Jean McConnell.
31:00 - 41:20 Continued discussion of alumni.
41:20 - 55:40 Discussion of Mrs. Keith, dormitory director, and other faculty members. Continued discussion of alumni.
55:40 - 57:30 Advise to today's college student.
57:30 - 59:20 Discussion of Mr. McConnell's recording - Kentucky, My Kentucky.

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“Interview with John McConnell,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed May 25, 2018, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/69.

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