Interview with Al Smith

  • Identifier: 1981 OH 056
  • Date: 12/04/1980
  • 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 life history and experiences in the newspaper business. The interview is the second of a two part series.
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Duration: 50:56
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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, transcript, and index funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission


“Interview with Al Smith,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed January 18, 2022,