Interview with Mary Elizabeth Clay


  • Identifier: 2005 OH 010
  • Date: 4/22/2004
  • Interviewer: Denton, Beckie
  • Interviewee: Clay, Mary Elizabeth
  • Description: Mary Elizabeth Clay discusses growing up and living in Berea as an African American in the early 20th Century. Clay comments extensively on her home life, education and career as a maid, and Berea College's overall influence on the area. She also details the current needs of senior citizens.
  • Location: Berea, KY
  • Duration: 0:35
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: no
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
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  • Funding Source: The Community Change in the Kentucky Foothills of Appalachia Project was funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


“Interview with Mary Elizabeth Clay,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed January 22, 2022,