Interview with Mary Richards
- 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
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.
- Restrictions: none
- Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
- Funding Source:
“Interview with Mary Richards,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed July 8, 2020, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/88.