Interview with Kathryn B. Overbeck, July 26, 1986

Project: Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Mrs. Overbeck, whose uncle was one of the founders of the town of Lynch, talks extensively about life in the coal camp from the 1920s through the 1940s. She arrived in Lynch in 1923 and took a position with the coal company as a school teacher. Her insights into educating immigrant children are invaluable. Her husband was the personnel director for U.S. Steel at its Lynch operation. Their residence was located on hill that was called "Silk Stocking Row" because it overlooked the coal camp and was where the other company officials lived. Mrs. Overbeck states that company did not discriminate against the immigrants, and that the immigrants got along well with everyone.

Interview Accession

1986oh265_app076

Interviewee Name

Kathryn B. Overbeck

Interviewer Name

Doug Cantrell

Interview Date

1986-07-26

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Overbeck, Kathryn B. Interview by Doug Cantrell. 26 Jul. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Overbeck, K.B. (1986, July 26). Interview by D. Cantrell. Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Overbeck, Kathryn B., interview by Doug Cantrell. July 26, 1986, Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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