Interview with Katie Carpenter

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  • Identifier1987 OH 024
  • Date11/24/1987
  • InterviewerEllis, William E.
  • IntervieweeCarpenter,
  • DescriptionThis is an unrehearsed taped interview with Katie Carpenter, Alumna of Eastern Kentucky University. Born April 17, 1893. She is a 1928 graduate with a B.A. degree, also taught at the one-room Country Demonstration School for several years.
  • LocationHarrodsburg, KY
  • Duration:27:39
  • Time Summary00:00 - 01:30 Introduction.
    01:30 - 02:30 Katie Dalton Carpenter, Alumna born April 17, 1893 in Chicago. Parents were Shoney Carpenter and Vera Carpenter.
    02:30 - 03:00 discussed educational background. Attended private school then to Beaumont College, Easern, Peabody and Cornell. Received Masters at U.K.
    03:00 - 06:00 Discussed Peabody College, girls school which she felt taught you other things other than books. School closed 1918. Taught in one-room school for several years.
    06:00 - 07:30 Discussed attending Eastern. Lived at Sullivan Hall.
    07:30 - 09:30 First school taught at age eighteen, received $35.00 per month in Mercer Co.
    09:30 - 11:00 Discussed teaching at Midway for thirteen years.
    11:00 - 13:00 Taught at Eastern thirteen years.
    13:00 - 15:00 Talked about changes in education and students over the years.
    15:00 - 18:00 Remembers Instructors at Eastern.
    18:00 - 20:00 Mentions Marie Roberts and Emma Y. Case. Told story of married couples not being able to go downtown without a chaperon.
    20:00 - 22:00 Discussed transportation in early years.
    22:00 - 23:00 Discussed entertainment while in college.
    23:00 - 24:00 Talks of meeting Mrs. Case also Coates and Dr. Donovan and their contribution to the school.
    24:00 - 26:00 Mrs. Carpenter retired in 1959.
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.

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“Interview with Katie Carpenter,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed May 25, 2024, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/92.