Interview with James Allen

  • Identifier1980 OH 240
  • Date5/23/1980
  • InterviewerOdum, Walter
  • IntervieweeAllen, James
  • DescriptionIn this interview, James Allen, Editor of the Grayson County Gazette, discusses his education, the paper, and its circulation. He also discusses various problems in the county, including corruption in City Hall. Allen also comments extensively on his professional relationship with Al Smith, and the six newspapers they own.
  • LocationLeitchfield, KY
  • Duration00:46:54
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • IndexerCrystal Allen-Daniels
  • Funding SourceProject funded and indexed by the Kentucky Oral History Commission


“Interview with James Allen,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed December 7, 2022,