Interview with Al Smith

  • Identifier: 1980 OH 271
  • Date: 06/04/1980
  • Interviewer: Berge, William H.
  • Interviewee: Smith, Al
  • Description: In this interview, Al Smith, Owner-Publisher of the Russelville News Democrat, Russellville-Logan Leader, Green River Republican, Leithchfield News Gazette, Cadiz Record, and the Harpath Herald, details his personal background and family history, and, to a lesser extent, various political and social aspects of his newspapers, his career, and, more generally, the newspaper business. The interview is the first of a two part series.
  • Location: Bowling Green, KY
  • Duration: 1:01:19
  • Time Summary:
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  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Indexer: Crystal Allen-Daniels
  • Funding Source: Project, index, and transcript funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission


“Interview with Al Smith,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed October 27, 2021,