Education; Schools; Teachers; Segregation; Universities and colleges; Southwest Missouri State Teachers College; Missouri State University; Great Depression; Special education
Laclede County (Mo.); Lebanon (Mo.); Springfield (Mo.); Eldon (Mo.); Jefferson City (Mo.)
Interview with Clarence Lawson, alum of Missouri State University, by MSU Dean of Library Services Tom Peters. Interview took place at the Duane G. Meyer Library on the campus of Missouri State University, on October 29, 2016.
Topics discussed include growing up on a farm in Laclede County Missouri near Lebanon, the Great Depression, attending and teaching in one room schools, Lebanon High School, Southwest Missouri State Teachers College (later Missouri State University), teaching in Eldon Missouri, school activities and recreation, working as Director of Elementary Education, transition from teaching to school administration, desegregation of schools, discipline of students, Clarence Lawson Elementary School in Jefferson City Missouri, teachers at Southwest Missouri State Teachers College, studying at the College library in Carrington Hall, college testing, one room school grading system, and special needs students.
Peters, Thomas A., 1957-
1 streaming video (38 min., 36 sec.): Ozarks Voices Oral History Project (M 78)
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