Interview with Richard Futrell


  • Identifier: 2006 OH 024
  • Date: 6/27/2005
  • Interviewer: Denton, Beckie
  • Interviewee: Futrell, Richard
  • Description: Richard Futrell was born in Louisiana and through years of working, attending college in a few universities, and time as a National Guardsman, he graduated in 1968 with a degree in psychology from the University of Houston. Then, he studied sociology for graduate and doctoral work before coming to teach at EKU. He shares his initial impressions of campus and President Martin, and his support and involvement in the Bluegrass Army Depot chemical weapons movement. He discusses changes in the university during his time, and the department divide between sociology, social work, and anthropology.
  • Location: Big Hill, KY
  • Duration: 1:38:19
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  • Restrictions: none
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.
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“Interview with Richard Futrell,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed July 28, 2021,