Browse Collections (60 total)

Waco/Bybee Pottery Project

The two interviews in this project were conducted with individuals who had firsthand knowledge of the Waco KY Pottery industry. In particular, the…

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Food and Society Project

The following collection of interviews were conducted by Dr. Ed Fredrickson's Honors 312/20 students during the Fall 2015 and 2016 semester. Food and…

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History of Buckeye School

The History of Buckeye School Project deals with the education and social history of the Buckeye Community, a small unincorporated community that…

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Moonshining

These interviews include discussions of "moonshining".

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Eastern Kentucky University 1979 National Championship

In this project the football coaches who coached the 1979 team to Eastern's first National Championship were interviewed. They talk about the players,…

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Scientists in Kentucky

This project identifies and interviews some Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to science in the twentieth century. There are many…

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Kentucky Girls High School Sports

In this project the development of sports opportunities for girls is discussed along with general background information.

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Ottenheim, KY

In these interviews, discussions of the history of Ottenheim, KY, immigrant families, and growing up in the area.

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Swiss Colony

In the mid-nineteenth century, Swiss immigrants settled in Laurel County. Their descendants, who remain a distinctive group today, discuss their…

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Railroads & Railroading

In this collection of interviews, individuals discuss railroads, the different railroad systems, and railroad cars.

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Baker-Howard Feud

A small collection of interviews with individuals discussing incidents concerning the Baker-Howard Feud in Clay County, Kentucky.

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Former Eastern Football Players: Four Decades

This project includes interviews with former Eastern Kentucky University football players and coaches. They discuss their playing days and their…

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World War II Reflections

High-ranking officers who served in the United States Navy during World War II discuss training sailors in the Pacific theater during the war, their…

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Women in the Military

In this small collection of interviews, women discuss their experiences of being in the military.

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War Veterans Reflections

Veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War reflect on their combat and noncombat experiences. Soldiers who fought in Vietnam are…

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Vietnam War

This is a collection of interviews concerning Vietnam Veterans. They discuss their thoughts and their experiences during their time in the military.

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Women in Rural Kentucky Churches

This is a small collection of interviews with individuals discussing the different roles of a church congregation.

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Wallace Wilkinson

This is a small collection of interviews discussing the family and the Governor Wallace Wilkinson.

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Marie R. Turner

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Marie Roberts Turner (1899-1984) was born in Knott County and raised in Breathitt County from the age of six months. After having taught school there,…

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Carl D. Perkins

Carl D. Perkins (1912-1984) served in the United States House of Representatives from 1949 until his death. A Democrat from Hindman, he represented…

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Robert R. Martin

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Robert R. Martin, born in 1911 in Lincoln County, served as state superintendent of public instruction, president of Eastern (1960-1976), and state…

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Kaiser Martin

Kaiser Martin was born in 1920 in Peytontown, Madison County, Kentucky. He moved to Lexington, Kentucky as a teenager where he became interested in…

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Malcolm Kilduff Project

Malcolm Kilduff, deputy press secretary for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, was with Kennedy when he was assassinated. Because press…

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Kentucky Historians

Prominent Kentucky historians discuss their personal histories and careers and the forces which led them to the profession. They explain how the study…

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Allen Douglas

In this small collection of interviews, the life and career of Allen Douglas was discussed. He was Treasurer of the City of Richmond, KY and Madison…

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Bert T. Combs

Bert Thomas Combs, born in 1911 in Clay County, served as governor of Kentucky from 1959 to 1963 and on the United States Sixth Judicial Circuit Court…

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Martha Layne Collins

Interviews with key people in Martha Layne Collins' cabinet and campaign documenting her political career and major accomplishments as governor. These…

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Tim Lee Carter

Tim Lee Carter (1910-1987) served as a Republican from Kentucky's Fifth District in the United States House of Representatives from 1964 to 1980. Born…

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Railroads & Railroading - Powell County

This collection of interviews describe Powell County, KY and the railroad system.

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Pikeville Cut Through

"The Man That Moved Mountains"

Dr. William Hambley is known as the man who envisioned and helped organized the Pikeville Cut-Through, a 15-year,…

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American Fighting Soldier

A collection of interviews with individuals discussing their personal experiences in war torn countries.

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African-American Community -- Madison County

This study of the African-American community in Richmond, Kentucky includes, among other things, a historical analysis of religious practices and…

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Community Change in the Kentucky Foothills of Appalachia

Community Change in the Foothills of Appalachia interviews were conducted by Becky Denton in 2004-05 for the Kentucky Oral History Commission. Denton…

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Kentucky Progressivism

This project focuses on the early twentieth century social and political reform movements in Kentucky, especially in Louisville and other urban…

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Kentucky Prison System

This series focuses on the history and development of the Kentucky prison system, with emphasis on social forces and the political environment in…

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Kentucky County Judges

This project was done in conjunction with two others: Kentucky School Superintendents and Kentucky Newspaper Editors. The purpose of the three…

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Great Depression

Students of William Ellis interviewed their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents about the Great Depression. Interviewees, mainly from…

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Coal Company Towns

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The focus of the Coal Company Towns Project is the social life and economic conditions in eastern Kentucky coal towns, primarily those owned by the…

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Civilian Conservation Corps

A small collection of interviews with individuals who worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The interviewees discuss the camps they…

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Blue Heron Coal Camps

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The Blue Herron Coal Camp, also known as Mine 18, in McCreary County, was run by the Stearns Coal and Lumber Company from 1938 to 1962. Company…

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Blue Diamond/Stearns Coal Mining Strike

This collection of interviews provides information on the 1976-1979 Blue Diamond Coal Strike. The Blue Diamond Coal Strike began June 1976 when the…

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Living and Working on the Kentucky River

This project documents the economic and social conditions of people who have lived or worked on the Kentucky River.

Workers talk about several…

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Lexington Dunbar High

Teachers, students and community members talk about the decision to close Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School.

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Kentucky School Superintendents

This project was done in conjunction with two others: Kentucky County Judges and Kentucky Newspapers. The purpose of the three projects was to…

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History of Education in Kentucky

The History of Education in Kentucky Collection contains interviews with active and retired teachers, professors, school superintendents and an…

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Danville School Integration

This project talks to teachers and community members who were affected by the closing of Bate School in Danville and the integration of African…

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