Interview with Oscar Howard, September 22, 1978

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Oscar Howard has lived on the same farm in Leslie County all his life, having bought the family home from his father. Howard has worked as a farmer, a carpenter and a blacksmith, besides working in the logging industry. He tells of getting along in the Depression years by raising as much food as he could and also utilizing meat and supplies provided by the government. Howard recalls helping to make a road over the mountain to the Beech Fork Clinic and of helping to build the clinic. FNS nurses delivered all of Howard's children. He comments upon changes in people's attitudes toward each other in his locality and also contributes his political views. Howard plays two songs on his banjo during the interview.

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1979oh024_fns025

Interviewee Name

Oscar Howard

Interviewer Name

Marion Barrett

Interview Date

1978-09-22

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Howard, Oscar Interview by Marion Barrett. 22 Sep. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Howard, O. (1978, September 22). Interview by M. Barrett. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Howard, Oscar, interview by Marion Barrett. September 22, 1978, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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