This collection is comprised of audio recorded interviews with written transcripts (1998-1999) by Tom Chase documenting the history of the Berea College men's basketball program. Chase examines the relationship between sports and academic life throughout the interviews, pointing to Berea's emphasis on academic excellence.
Audio compact disc recordings and transcripts of sixteen interviews recorded by Tom Chase in 2008. Interviews are mostly with women who played varsity (intercollegiate) basketball at Berea College during the program's first three decades (early 1960s to 2008). The exceptions are three Berea College faculty members who coached and taught physical education (Martha Beagle, Mark Tobin and Martha Joyce May Hager and an Eastern Kentucky University faculty member with many years of experience coaching, officiating, and writing about women's collegiate athletics (Peggy Stanaland).
Twenty one interviews with Berea College faculty and staff, some of whom were also Berea College alumni. (Follow links in box list to hear recordings and read transcripts.) The interviews document the development of the college's theatre activities including both the curricular program and the co-curricular Theatre Laboratory labor program. The time span of the interviewee's involvement with Berea's theatre program range from the 1930s to the then present, 1988.
Twenty-nine audio cassette recordings of individual interviews, group discussions, and oral presentations that document various aspects of Berea College and community history. The memory time span of the narrators ranges mostly from the 1920s to the early 1970s. The interviews were conducted by various faculty members and students in the class History 206 Fall 1973.
Interviews with thirteen Berea College faculty and staff. Some of the individuals interviewed were also Berea College alumni; the College time span of several interviewees dated from the 1930s and 1940s.
Nine interviews recorded by Berea College students in a course taught by Chris Green during the Summer of 2015. The interviews were conducted to supplement existing material on the Council of the Southern Mountains and the War on Poverty in eastern Kentucky. Participating students were Emily Carter, Raychel McKinney, Britney Napier, Alexandria Gaston, and Kayla (Kyle) Rector.