Interview with Robert M. Carpenter

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  • Identifier1986 OH 150
  • Date10/22/1986
  • InterviewerJones, Harold
  • IntervieweeCarpenter,
  • DescriptionThis is an unrehearsed taped interview with Robert M. Carpenter, Alumnus of Eastern State Normal School. Mr. Carpenter taught School for thirty-five years in the Madison County School System. He remembers his years at Eastern with great pride.
  • LocationPaint Lick, KY
  • Duration:27:52
  • Time Summary00:00 - 01:00 Introduction.
    01:00 - 02:00 Robert M. Carpenter born December 25, 1902, Madison County, Kentucky. Parents were Andrew Carpenter and Lilly Lane Carpenter.
    02:00 - 03:50 Discussed educational background. Graduated from Eastern Kentucky State Normal School in 1934.
    03:50 - 05:00 Discussed friends and living on Campus in Memorial Hall.
    05:00 - 06:30 Remembers Mrs. Keith as Dorm Director and other faculty members.
    06:30 - 07:40 Discussed Dr. Coats, Dr. Donovan and O'Donnell as Presidents of Eastern while in school.
    07:40 - 09:00 Discussed first impression of Eastern.
    09:00 - 11:00 Discussed students working on campus. Started teaching in 1927.
    11:00 - 12:00 Mentions Dr. Christian as a "tough", instructor.
    12:00 - 14:00 Discussed Buildings on campus.
    14:00 - 17:00 Discussed how Depression affected school and county.
    17:00 - 20:00 Talks about teaching career and education changing considerably during his teaching career. Feels students were more dedicated to their work in earlier years than at present time.
    20:00 - 22:00 Feels Eastern had great influence on his life.
    22:00 - 24:00 Mentions his wife Beulah Ramsey Carpenter also school teacher. Had three children.
    24:00 - 25:00 Talked of Graduate Program at Eastern, also faculty.
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.

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“Interview with Robert M. Carpenter,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed January 28, 2023, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/81.