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    • Oral History Interview with Maggie Knott

    • Between 1955 and 1972 Frankfort's "Bottom" or "Craw" community, an integrated working-class neighborhood, was systematically destroyed by the urban renewal process in the capital city. In a series of interviews former residents describe their...
    • 1991-07-01
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    • Oral History Interview with Russell Wilson

    • Mr. Wilson, a tobacco farmer in Brown County, Ohio, remembers the type of tobacco his father raised, saving seed for next years crop until hybrid seeds became more available, changes in the methods of raising tobacco, tobacco plants are much larger...
    • 09/12/1983
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with Wilmer Browning

    • Dr. Browning is the Executive Director of the Council for Burley Tobacco, an umbrella organization for tobacco groups. This is one of the most visible organizations in the state and is funded by farmers when they sell their tobacco.
    • 01/12/1988
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with Clayton Alfred Klingenfus

    • Mr. Klingenfus has taken a leadership position in the state and particularly in his community to try to serve the social justice needs of the rural population. This interview deals with the organizations started by the Kentucky Council of Churches...
    • 07/08/1987
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with Charles W. Meadows

    • In Kentucky, Southern States Cooperative is one of the largest groups of farm supply stores. This interview covers the products, services, and customers of a Southern States store. Mr. Meadows has managed three different stores and has worked as a...
    • 05/15/1987
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with William M. Stewart

    • Stewart discusses the farm radio program, "True to the Farm," hosted by Mr. Stewart and how information is obtained by farmers in the area. Other topics were the weather's effect on tobacco, the importance of tobacco to this area, and the future...
    • 09/20/1983
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with Francis Comer

    • Mr. Comer speaks of his years working for the American Tobacco Company redryer plant in Maysville, amount and type of tobacco handled, the effect of the 1937 flood on it, opening of tobacco sales warehouse, it is a percentage operation: warehouse...
    • 09/13/1983
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with Rosemary "Jackie" Hamilton

    • Mrs. Hamilton speaks of her life and work as a farm wife. Topics include share cropping, raising tobacco, children helping farm, the increase in farming with chemicals, beliefs about planting or cutting tobacco, amber days (Farmers Almanac), how...
    • 1983-07-26
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, 1983OH03;
    • Oral History Interview with William Peterson

    • William Peterson discusses his work as the Mason County Agriculture Extension Agent. Topics include assisting farmers by educating them in new or improved agricultural methods, burley tobacco in Mason County, methods of preparing plant beds,...
    • 1983-08-31
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, 1983OH03;
    • Oral History Interview with S.A. Parker, Jr.

    • S.A. Parker, Jr. discusses the Parker Tobacco Company in Maysville, Kentucky. Topics include the history of the company, when he started working in the company, company operation, where tobacco is purchased and sold, how the tobacco market is...
    • 1983-08-01
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, 1983OH03;
    • Oral History Interview with James D. Wells

    • James D. Wells discusses his work as an agriculture agent in Kentucky and Ohio. Topics include his education, working on a research farm, changes in types of tobacco grown, allotment sizes, research in tobacco plant varieties, tobacco plant...
    • 1983-09-16
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, 1983OH03;
    • Houston W. Fuller Oral History Interview

    • Houston Fuller discusses his experiences in the C.C.C. in 1933. He describes the process of joining up, the types of projects he worked on, and daily life in the work camps.
    • 1990-02-16
    • C.C.C. (Civilian Conservation Corps) Oral History Project, 1992OH03
    • Medrow "Pete" Blankenship Oral History Interview

    • Medrow "Pete" Blankenship recalls his experiences in the C.C.C. from 1938-1940 in a number of different camps around the country: Grayville, Lewellen, Tulelake, and Orland. He remembers joining up, the projects he worked on (including erosion...
    • 1990-10-05
    • C.C.C. (Civilian Conservation Corps) Oral History Project, 1992OH03;
    • James Wilhelm Oral History Interview

    • James Wilhelm, stationed with the C.C.C. at Tulelake in California, provides information on the camp.
    • 2000-09-28
    • C.C.C. (Civilian Conservation Corps) Oral History Project, 1992OH03;
    • Arnold Smith Oral History Interview

    • Arnold Smith, stationed in a number of different locations during his two years with the C.C.C., discusses music and getting a C.C.C. group together to "pick a little."
    • 2000-09-29
    • C.C.C. (Civilian Conservation Corps) Oral History Project, 1992OH03;
    • Charley Crawford Oral History Interview

    • Charley Crawford, a coal miner for twenty-five years, discusses the coal industry, coal mining in Eastern Kentucky, coal camps, and changes in mining practices.
    • 1977-05-12
    • Coal in Kentucky : Emergence of an Industry Oral History Project, 1977OH01
    • Edward F. Prichard, Jr. Oral History Project, 15 April 1983

    • Edward F. Prichard describes the state of Kentucky upon his return from Washington, D.C. following World War II. He recalls his law practice, including some of his early clients and cases as well as his work on Earle C. Clements' 1947 Democratic...
    • 1983-04-15
    • Edward F. Prichard, Jr. Oral History Project, 2003OH01
    • Edward F. Prichard, Jr. Oral History Project, 13 April 1983

    • Edward F. Prichard recaps the highlights of his work in Washington, D. C., and then comments upon Francis Townsend, Charles Edward Coughlin, Huey Long, Jerry Falwell, and Henry A. Wallace. He then talks about his return to Kentucky, the opening of...
    • 1983-04-13
    • Edward F. Prichard, Jr. Oral History Project, 2003OH01
    • Maurice Coyle Oral History Interview

    • Maurice Coyle talks about his life and farming. Topics include a history of his family farm in Madison County, corn and hay for feeding beef cattle, the cost of raising tobacco, hand stripping and machine stripping, excess poundage, how the...
    • 1983-07-28
    • Family Farm Oral History Project, 1983OH02;

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