1978

The digital archives at the Berea College Hutchins Library holds a treasure trove of Berea’s history. Listen to this special interview with Mayor Clinton C. Hensley recorded by Joyce Hannan. I would rather listen to 10,000 of these interviews than the political back and forth that is taking place today.

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Links:

Here is where you can listen to part two of this interview:

https://berea.access.preservica.com/file/sdb%3AdigitalFile%7C2b3e5e6e-189c-486c-9fb1-8922a2852779/

Here are the recordings of the awesomeness that is the rest of the

“Joyce Hannan Berea Community Oral History Collection”:

https://berea.libraryhost.com/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=575&q=oral+history

Here is a list of Berea’s Mayors:

https://libraryguides.berea.edu/mayorsofberea

Please ‘Like’ The Berea Podcast on facebook, here is a link:

https://www.facebook.com/thebereapodcast/

 

Putting on the Fritz at BCES


Fritz Schindler performed for Berea Community Elementary School on October 13th, 2017. Listen to this week’s episode of The Berea Podcast to hear part of the concert. Afterwards Fritz and Troy talk about what BCES was like back when he was in school, his life’s journey since Fritz called Berea home, and Fritz offers advice for us to rage against indifference.

Here are some pictures from the concert from the fine people at The Richmond Register:

Fritz and his Guitar
Fritz and his Banjo
Fritz and his Hammer Dulcimer

Here are some links to check out about Fritz:

Go to www.fritzschindler.com for all things Fritz.

Here is a link to Fritz Schindler on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/fritzschindler

Here is something fun. If you want to start a Fritz Schindler fan website the domain www.puttingonthefritz.com is available! Go here and register it at Godaddy!

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Moonshine

Here is a Still Photo, get it?
Get the joke? It’s a photo of a still…

This special episode features an interview from the digital oral histories found online in Berea College’s Special Collections. The subject of the interview is Bethel Cornette from Perry County. The interview was conducted and recorded by David T. Evans, a then-student at Berea College, for a class lead Dr. Richard Drake. The interview was conducted in January, 1973. Enjoy!

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Below are links related to this episode:

Here is a link to the ‘Search Page’ that also has the contact information for Berea College Special Collections. Start Here.

Here is the page that the interview of Bethel Cornette came from: Click Here.

Look for Item One in Box One on that page. You should see the name ‘Bethel Cornette’ listed there.

‘What?’ You say??? There is a part two of Bethel’s interview??? Yes, there is! Simply Click Here to go to the page to find the online player for the second half of the interview. Just click on the play button and listen.

Here is the magic of what you just did.

You now know where the Special Collection Search Page is. You know how to scroll down a page to find something specific you are interested in, and then click on the play button and listen.

You have all the skills to discover all the gems that the Special Collections has to offer online!

Let us know what you find!!!

A Berea Trolley Tour

A Berea Trolley tour is a great way to learn about Berea. The service is offered on Saturdays starting at 10 a.m. throughout the Summer. Do check it out!

Here is a picture of the trolley at the Artisan Center before we took our tour.

The Trolley at the Artisan Center.

Here are some links to webpages that were mentioned during the tour!

Kentucky River Foothills – Berea Bus Schedule
http://www.foothillscap.org/Services/BereaBus.html

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
http://www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov/

Berea College
https://www.berea.edu/

Berea Tourism
http://www.visitberea.com/

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The Jimmy Lou Jackson Experience

Click the ‘Play’ button below to hear this one-of-a-kind episode!

We knew Jimmy Lou knew about making art… she knew much more!

We knew Jimmy Lou knew her Berea History… she knew much more!

We knew interviewing Jimmy Lou would be fun… we laughed much more!

Listen and learn the answers to these riveting questions:

What is a dog trot house?
If you had a friend in Jail and a friend in Irvine, which you should get out first?
Where was the old Fruit Jar School?
Why is it called ‘Hot Flash Beads’?
Where does the name ‘Old Town’ comes from?
Where was the ‘Tab’ on Berea College’s campus?

Click on the video below to see Jimmy Lou in action!

For more about Hot Flash Beads go to: http://www.visitberea.com/hot-flash-beads/

On The Berea Bus

Troy went on the ‘Get on the bus – Berea’ tour on April 25, 2017. It was so full of facts and stories that he recorded it to share it on the show. Make sure to listen and hear Berea’s stories.

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Some of these stories include the History of:

  • Berea’s College Square Shops
  • Center Street
  • Blythetown
  • Red Foley’s Piano Teacher
  • Berea’s early checkerboard interspersion plan.
  • Chestnut Street
  • Fairchild Hall

Here are some pictures of the program for the event.
Click on either image to read in detail.

 

Also, here are pictures of our wonderful tour guides!

Jackie Burnside

Sharyn Mitchell