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    • Oral History Interview with Charles E. Fowlkes

    • In this interview, Mr. Fowlkes details the life and business of the tobacco auctioneer. For a brief time, he gives an example of the highly individualized tobacco "chant." Of particular note is a discussion of the auctioneer's role in relation to...
    • 01/11/1984
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with Philip Barry Sims

    • Discusses the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in Harrison County and the work of the ASCS offices in relation to tobacco.
    • 09/20/1983
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with Edward Thomas Saunders

    • Discusses why people choose farming as a career and how a college education helps achieve this. For anyone wanting a perspective on farming in the future, why people choose this profession, how tobacco and the tobacco program fits into the family...
    • 09/19/1983
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview Robert "Bob" Fielding Cage

    • The role and duties of the tobacco auctioneer are discussed by the world's top auctioneer, a title Mr. Cage won twice in the accepted contest in Virginia.
    • 02/06/1986
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with Margaret Berry

    • 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...
    • 1991-08-07
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    • Oral History Interview with Clara Hogan

    • The Community Memories Oral History Project explores African American life in Frankfort and Franklin County and was conducted in conjunction with the earlier photographic project collecting family photographs of the members of this community. The...
    • 05-02-1996
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    • Oral History Interview with Albert Francis Spiller

    • Interview provides data about the growing of tobacco and the warehouse business from 1920 to the present. Mr. Spiller worked on farms and warehouses in Mason County.
    • 10/03/1983
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Robert Schulman Oral History Project

    • Robert Schulman discusses his career as a journalist. Topics include college training, his time as a reporter for Time and Life magazines, and his job as a columnist for the Louisville Courier-Journal.
    • 2007-6-25
    • Robert Schulman Oral History Project, 2007OH07;
    • Oral History Interview with David Erle Boswell

    • This interview is with the Kentucky Commission of Agriculture. It is a short interview as Mr. Boswell arrived late and had to leave for another appointment. The interview with Mr. Nichols (1983OH03.26) deals more in depth with the responsibilities...
    • 07/08/1987
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    • Oral History Interview with John F. Nichols Jr.

    • Mr. Nichols has served in many capacities in state government for over a decade. From 1984-1987 he served as communications and media director for David Boswell, Comissioner of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He discusses the...
    • 07/08/1987
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with Martha Comer

    • Mrs. Comer is a landlord and discusses her relationship with a tenant. She also has been in the newspaper business for sixty years, and her description of the auction system is a high point of the interview.
    • 02/18/1988
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with Anna L. Conner

    • This interview is full of technical information on the workings of the tobacco program and the government supervision of it.
    • 05/14/1987
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with Bennett R. Alexander

    • Mr. Alexander has been a farmer of Green River tobacco for over fifty years. He recalls when Henderson was a center for the crop and that he was president of the Stemming District for three years.
    • 02/06/1988
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with  Jack W. Bergstrom

    • This interview reveals some of the diversity of the Pinkerton Tobacco Company plant and gives insights into the production of tobacco products such as labor concerns, the role of government, and remaining competitive in a changing market.
    • 02/05/1988
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Cemeteries in Kentucky database.

    • The Cemetery Preservation Program's database of registered cemeteries is a continuation of the work started by the Attorney General's Office in 2000. This database is a compliment to the reference library's database currently available on this...
    • 2008
    • Kentucky Historical Society Library Collection;
    • Oral History Interview with William K. Hendrick

    • Mr. Hendrick has been the farm extension agent in Henderson County for 35 years. This interview has basically two directions: how Henderson County was a center of the tobacco trade at one time and about the farming of Green River tobacco.
    • 02/06/1988
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with Paul Collins

    • Paul Collins was born in the 19th century in Mason County and his age carries with it the sights and sounds of a time gone by. This interview has several points that are significant. First, Mr. Collins recounts the adventures of the "Burley Night...
    • 11/29/1983
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with W.B. "Bert" Collins

    • Interview covers the entire tobacco business in a general fashion including varieties of tobacco, diseases, farming methods, and a chronology of changes over the years. Mr. Collins worked as an extension agent for over forty years in Northeast...
    • 06/14/1983
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project
    • Oral History Interview with John French

    • Mr. French is a black farmer with broad experience in agriculture, including time as a compliance officer for ASCS, and a loan officer for the Farmer's Home Administration.
    • 02/18/1988
    • Burley Tobacco Oral History Project

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