Interview with Jesse Lay

  • Identifier1979oh135
  • Date2/27/1979
  • InterviewerBerge, William H.
  • IntervieweeLay, Jesse
  • DescriptionIn this interview, Jesse Lay, former Superintendent of Knox County Schools, discusses his education, teaching in Harlan County and the problems with coal strikes, and recollects on his many years as a teacher and administrator in Knox, Laurel, and Harlan.
  • LocationBarbourville, KY
  • Duration1:33:29
  • Restrictionsyes
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • IndexerCrystal Allen-Daniels
  • Funding SourceFunded and indexed by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


“Interview with Jesse Lay,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed May 25, 2024,