Interview with Melvin Higgins


  • Identifier2005 OH 025
  • Date11/5/2004
  • InterviewerDenton, Beckie
  • IntervieweeHiggins, Melvin
  • DescriptionMelvin Higgins discusses growing up on a farm in Magoffin County. He also comments extensively on Berea, which is where his parents moved their family so his siblings could have better access to schools. Interview topics include discussions about farm life, his family history, military service and work histories, and Berea College's social and economic histories. The interview spends a great deal of time on the churches, industry, and, general improvements in Berea through time.
  • LocationBerea, KY
  • Duration1:15
  • Restrictionsno
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Funding SourceThe Community Change in the Kentucky Foothills of Appalachia Project was funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


“Interview with Melvin Higgins,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed March 3, 2024,