Browse Interviews (121 total)

Jave Warren was born on June 20th, 1903 in Madison County, KY. He describes his family background, black communities in Madison County, and racial conflicts in the area. As a member and deacon of Elizabeth Predestinarian Baptist Church, he explains…

Mr. Joe Cecil Twine discusses his family history, ancestors that were born in slavery, and a book he wrote about his family titled "Trail of the Twines: 1820-1988." He describes life growing up in rural Madison County, KY, his life as a farmer, and…

James Carr, Jr. describes his life growing up in the rural areas of Madison County and the Richmond Community during his youth. Mr. Carr covers various topics in this interview and discusses his family background, education, the black communities in…

Herb Andrews discusses growing up as one of the few African American farmers in Clinton County. Andrews comments extensively on the farm he inherited from his father, tenant farming, and the major changes in farming practices that he has witnessed…

Willie Ryan discusses farmlife and his farming experiences. The interview includes an extended comparison of farming between the 1920s and 1980s, as well as discussions about the crops he's grown, differences in cattle breeds, Wolf Creek Dam, and the…

Elbert Arvin discusses his farming experiences, as well as his role as an Estill County country store, saw mill and slaughterhouse owner. Arvin comments extensively on the acreage he owns, the work that goes into maintaining his farms and livestock,…

Otis Bundy is a native of Kentucky and graduated from Clay County High School. Mr. Bundy went into the Army after high school and fought in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. He attended EKU on the GI Bill and majoring in agriculture. In…

John Rose is a native of Clark County, KY. In this interview Rose discusses growing up on a farm and his education at EKU. He recounts his time at EKU and how it helped him prepare for his endeavors. He also discusses the building boom under…

Retired Farmer and General Electric Worker

Retired farmer discusses what living in the Depression was like.

Smallwood and wife discuss life during the Depression and how they were impacted.

Mosley speaks of living on the farm during the Depression.

Fister discusses the Depression and how it impacted his life.

Brammer discusses the Depression and how it impacted her life.

Zimmerman discusses daily life during the Depression.

Weaver shares stories of husband and children trying to hold on to their farm during the Depression to no avail.

Retired School Superintendent

Michael Todd discusses the struggles of farming in Kentucky. Interview topics include discussions over balancing farming and family, and the benefits of raising a family on a farm.

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