Interview with Vance Bowling, May 24, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

  • Description
  • Play Interview
  • Rights & Request
  • Citation

Interview Summary

Vance Bowling gives an overview of his early life in Leslie County. He discusses his time at school and the availability of books. He indicates that he left school in the eighth grade to begin working the family farm in the 1940s. After returning from military service in the Korean War, he worked as a carpenter, a vocational education teacher, and a minister. At the time of the interview, he was serving as a full-time minister for the Church of Christ. Bowling comments upon the stereotypes that he feels have been misconstrued by "outsiders." Also discussed is Richard Nixon's visit to Hyden in 1979. Bowling once did carpentry work for the FNS building. At the same time that he praises the value of FNS services, he is concerned that the FNS misrepresented the local people for the purpose of raising money.

Interview Accession

1979oh215_fns114

Interviewee Name

Vance Bowling

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1979-05-24

Interview Rights

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Interview Usage

Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Restriction

No Restrictions


access interview in full screen  

Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Add this interview to your cart in order to begin the process of requesting access to a copy of and/or permission to reproduce interview(s). 


Bowling, Vance Interview by Dale Deaton. 24 May. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Bowling, V. (1979, May 24). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Bowling, Vance, interview by Dale Deaton. May 24, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





Persistent Link for this Record: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt741n7xp989