Interview with Cloyd D. McDowell, April 23, 1989

Project: Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In these two interviews (App 225 and App 226), Cloyd McDowell describes his family's involvement in coal mining over three generations. He emphasizes his experiences in Harlan County where he spent many years as the head of the county's coal operators association. McDowell discusses the many other jobs he had with the coal operators association and of national meetings where he met federal officials including President Jimmy Carter. McDowell explains the problems of mining in Harlan and looks ahead to the future of coal in eastern Kentucky. He talks about the leaders in the coal industry in Harlan, Kentucky and provides accounts of his first-hand experiences and impressions of the late John L. Lewis of the United Mine Workers. He describes the quality of state and federal programs, laws, and regulations relating to coal mining. He discusses the impact of foreign competition on eastern Kentucky coal.

Interview Accession

1989oh110_app226

Interviewee Name

Cloyd D. McDowell

Interviewer Name

Henry C. Mayer

Interview Date

1989-04-23

Interview Keyword

Coal Operators

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McDowell, Cloyd D. Interview by Henry C. Mayer. 23 Apr. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

McDowell, C.D. (1989, April 23). Interview by H. C. Mayer. Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

McDowell, Cloyd D., interview by Henry C. Mayer. April 23, 1989, Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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