Interview with Fred and Edna Darling



  • Identifier1986 OH 134
  • Date8/29/1986
  • InterviewerEllis, William E.
  • IntervieweeDarling,
  • DescriptionFred and Edna Darling talk about their education as Eastern, football and how they met. Mrs. Darling's father was president at Morehead and she talks about him.
  • LocationRichmond, KY
  • Duration1:03:11
  • Time Summary00:00 - 01:20 Introduction.
    01:20 - 04:10 Fred E. Darling was born April 6, 1919 in Southeast Ohio, Athens County. Parents were Charles Darling and Cora Darling. His Father's occupation was coal mining.
    04:10 - 07:50 Discusses his educational background, graduating EKU 1942.
    07:50 - 11:00 Discussed growing up years during Depression and family ties as a result of Depression.
    11:00 - 14:00 Discussed Father's health of Black Lung resulting from working in coal mines.
    14:00 - 20:30 Discussed he and his brother coming to EKU on Scholarship to play Football.
    20:30 - 31:00 Continued discussion of his Football career.
    31:00 - 39:00 Talked about activities and life on Campus as a Football player.
    39:00 - 50:00 Continued discussion of his team mates and jobs they were involved in today.
    50:00 - 63:10 Discussed Rome Rankin.
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


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