Liles, Erma Monke 1987-06-02

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Erma Liles, retired schoolteacher, discusses rural schools and teachers, raising crops and stock, and the changes in the education system that occurred during her own teaching career.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Erma Monke Liles

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 02, 1987

Location: None Given

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Erma Monke Liles: Biographical information, Born: 1911, Meyers School, Description, Heating, Box suppers, Teachers, Boarding, Change from males to females, Stock raising, Crops, Size of lots, Reason, Harvesting, Teams, Barbed wire fencing, Cows, Illness, Erma Liles (again), Career in education, West Texas State Teachers’ College (Canyon), Delta Kappa Gamma, Margaret Green Beck, Anita Scott Rawls, Reasons for choosing education, To West Texas State (Canyon, Texas), Minnie Ellis, Personality, Crop prices (1919), Erma Liles (again), Teaching, Meyers, Texas (1930-1931).

Tape 1, Side 2: Schools (again), Script payments, Meyers School, Pay cuts, Description, Erma Liles (again), West Texas State Teachers’ College curriculum, Teaching (again), Education, Formal/informal, Behavioral policies, Rural schools, Significance in community, Consolidation, Opposition, Erma Liles (again), Teaching career (again), Duration, Grade levels, Rural schools (again), Water, Taxation, Opposition.

Range Dates: 1911-1987

Bulk Dates: 1930s

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