Interview with Al Smith

  • Identifier1980 OH 271
  • Date06/04/1980
  • InterviewerBerge, William H.
  • IntervieweeSmith, Al
  • DescriptionIn 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.
  • LocationBowling Green, KY
  • Duration1:01:19
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • IndexerCrystal Allen-Daniels
  • Funding SourceProject, index, and transcript funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission


“Interview with Al Smith,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed June 19, 2024,