Interview with Jesse Lay

  • Identifier: 1979oh135
  • Date: 2/27/1979
  • Interviewer: Berge, William H.
  • Interviewee: Lay, Jesse
  • Description: In 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.
  • Location: Barbourville, KY
  • Duration: 1:33:29
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: yes
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Indexer: Crystal Allen-Daniels
  • Funding Source: Funded and indexed by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


“Interview with Jesse Lay,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed August 4, 2020,