Interview with Mary Richards

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  • Identifier: 1987 OH 009
  • Date: 11/6/1986
  • Interviewer: Walker, Wilma
  • Interviewee: Richards, Mary
  • Description: This is an unrehearsed taped interview with Mary F. Richards a graduate of Eastern State Normal School in 1917. Mrs. Richards a former faculty member at EKU also Alumni Director talks of her years as a student and teacher.
  • Location: Richmond, KY
  • Duration: 1:03:42
  • Time Summary: 00:00 - 01:30 Introduction.
    01:30 - 02:30 Mary F. Richards was born May 2, 1900. She is a former faculty member at EKU, also former Alumni Director and a graduate of Eastern State Normal School 1917.
    02:30 - 09:40 Discussed educational background. Started teaching at Eastern State Normal School in 1923.
    09:40 - 13:00 Talks of Mr. Coates death March 17, 1928.
    13:00 - 17:00 Started teaching Geography classes.
    17:00 - 21:00 Discusses Dr. Kennemer.
    21:00 - 26:00 Traveled to Europe 1964-1965.
    26:00 - 30:20 Dr. Kennemer started teaching at Eastern in 1928 with the largest salary on campus ($4,000.00.)
    30:20 - 35:00 Mentions Clyde Woods, Dean 1960's.
    35:00 - 39:00 Told stories about students.
    39:00 - 42:00 Talks of Mr. Coates death March 17, 1928.
    42:00 - 44:00 Talks of Mr. Coates traveling and writing letters describing Yellowstone Park, Rocky Mountains and California and requesting they be read in class.
    44:00 - 48:00 Mentions conferences. Dr. Kennemer established World Affairs Club for students and faculty.
    48:00 - 49:50 Roark and Sullivan were two first buildings on campus.
    49:50 - 53:00 Dr. Sneed was one of first women "libbers" on campus.
    53:00 - 55:00 55:00 - 57:00 Discussed traveling.
    57:00 - 60:00 Discussed keeping in touch with students.
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  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
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Citation

“Interview with Mary Richards,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed July 8, 2020, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/88.