Interview with Mary Richards

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  • Identifier1987 OH 009
  • Date11/6/1986
  • InterviewerWalker, Wilma
  • IntervieweeRichards, Mary
  • DescriptionThis 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.
  • LocationRichmond, KY
  • Duration1:03:42
  • Time Summary00:00 - 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.
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.


Citation

“Interview with Mary Richards,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed May 18, 2024, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/88.