Betty Hollow

An avid reader and local history buff, Betty Hollow has been on the staff at Ohio University since 1975. She enjoys both small-town life and the liveliness of the busy campus. 

Listed in: History · Ohio and Regional · American History · African American Studies

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Soulful Bobcats · Experiences of African American Students at Ohio University, 1950–1960
By Carl H. Walker and Betty Hollow · Foreword by Roderick J. McDavis

During the 1950s, a group of ambitious young African Americans enrolled at Ohio University, a predominantly white school in Athens, Ohio. Years later, eighteen of them decided to share their stories, recalling the joys and challenges of living on a white campus before the civil rights era.

Soulful Bobcats… is a valuable, highly readable collection of oral histories from African-American students during the postwar years…. (It) should be on every Bobcat’s shelf. Indeed, it should be of interest to all who care about the history of African Americans in higher education.”

Ohio Today




Ohio University, 1804–2004 · The Spirit of a Singular Place
By Betty Hollow

Lively narrative depicting the historical, academic, and cultural events that shaped one of Ohio’s premier universities.