Interview with Willie Ryan


  • Identifier: 1983 OH 083
  • Date: 7/3/1983
  • Interviewer: Scott, Ginny
  • Interviewee: Ryan, Willie
  • Description: Willie Ryan discusses farmlife and his farming experiences. The interview includes an extended comparison of farming between the 1920s and 1980s, as well as discussions about the crops he's grown, differences in cattle breeds, Wolf Creek Dam, and the farm lands that Lake Cumberland covered when it was flooded.
  • Location: Albany, KY
  • Duration: :38:57
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: none
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
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  • Funding Source: Project was funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission.


“Interview with Willie Ryan,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed January 23, 2022,