Barbara Redman



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Eva Ethel Barnes, who is referred to as Ethel Barnes during her interview, was born on February 25, 1900, in Ivydale, Clay County, West Virginia. She attended a one room school house as a child. In the audio clip provided, Mrs. Barnes discusses her education as a child in a one room school house. She focuses on the classroom schedule and her teachers at this school. During her interview she also discusses preserving and preparing food and soap with her mother.

Publication Date

Spring 4-29-1973




Education, one room school houses, teaching, farming, food preservation and preparation, Sunday school and church


Appalachian Studies | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Oral History | United States History

Library of Congress Subjects

Barnes, Ethel, 1900- -- Autobiography. Farm life -- West Virginia -- Oral histories. Canning and preserving -- West Virginia -- Oral histories. Rural schools -- West Virginia -- Oral histories. Medicine -- Charleston (W. Va.) -- Oral histories.


Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-86. This interview was conducted by Barbara Redman. MDS exhibit prepared by Jennifer Gehringer, November, 2014.


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Oral History Interview: Ethel Barnes