In this project Erin Strayer interviewed Carl and Vada Cox, of Willis Virginia. This interview focused on education in the 1940s. During this interview, the Cox’s spoke of classroom experienes that they had as students, the setup of schools, games played at school, social interactions and more. Ms. Strayer wanted to compare the education system of today with that of many decades ago and the Cox’s were more than happy to give her a first hand picture of their experienes. This interview is among projects created by students enrolled in English 446 (initially English 452), “Appalachian Folklore,” 1981-2019, and in graduate level counterparts English 548 and 648 “Appalachian Folk Culture(s)” offered 17 fall semesters between 1987 and 2009. Minimally contain collector’s introduction and analysis, transcribed informant interviews, and excerpted and labeled examples of oral, customary, and/or material folklore/folklife collected primarily within the Appalachian region. Most include also tables of contents, informant information, indexes (outlines) of interviews, photographs, miscellaneous paper items, and indexes of informants, genres, and geographic locations. Accompanying audio recordings (several minutes to 2+ hours). Transferred to McConnell Library Archives & Special Collections from Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center, Fall 2013.