Interview with Katie Carpenter
- Identifier: 1987 OH 024
- Date: 11/24/1987
- Interviewer: Ellis, William E.
- Interviewee: Carpenter,
- Description: This 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.
- Location: Harrodsburg, KY
- Duration: :27:39
00:00 - 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.
- Restrictions: none
- Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
- Funding Source:
“Interview with Katie Carpenter,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed July 8, 2020, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/92.