Interview with Anna Bales Congleton

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1987 OH 005




This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Anna Bales Congleton, Alumna and a 1935 graduate of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School. Mrs. Congleton reminisces about her college years and said she feels Eastern had a positive influence on her life.


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Interview with Anna Bales Congleton

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Jones, Harold




Richmond, KY



Time Summary

00:00 - 01:30 Introduction.
01:30 - 02:20 Anna Bales Congleton, Alumna was a 1935 graduate of Eastern Kentucky State Normal School. Parents were Reecie Bales Black and T.J. Black.
02:20 - 04:30 Discussed educational background. Traveled to grade school in "buggy". Graduated from Model High in 1931.
04:30 - 07:00 Discussed Depression years.
07:00 - 08:30 Talked about reasons for going to Eastern and the first impressions of Eastern's campus.
08:30 - 10:00 Discussed faculty and friends.
10:00 - 12:00 Discussed Dr. Donovan.
12:00 - 13:00 Discussed clubs and activities on campus.
13:00 - 14:00 Student teaching was under Mary Adams.
14:00 - 15:00 Worked as Assistant Supervisor in Cafeteria on campus.
15:00 - 16:00 Had very little entertainment.
16:00 - 17:00 Discussed husband and marriage in 1940.
17:00 - 19:00 Discussed buildings on campus. Also building of Hanger Stadium, each student asked to donate bag of cement which cost 60 cents at that time. As a result felt like they had a part of help building Hanger Stadium.
Discussed changes in Eastern since she graduated.
20:20 - 22:00 Greatest thing learned while at Eastern was learning to get along with people.
22:00 - 28:00 Reminisces about faculty and friends while looking through Annual.
28:00 - 32:00 Continues discussing faculty and classmates.
32:00 - 35:00 Mentions Mrs. Case, Dean of Women.
35:00 - 43:00 Continued talking about classmates.
43:00 - 45:00 Talked about cafeteria on campus.
45:00 - 48:00 Mrs. Congleton said Eastern had a positive influence on her life.






“Interview with Anna Bales Congleton,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed June 21, 2018,

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