Interview with Ruby Carol Raulston Smith, January 14, 2009

Project: Bourbon in Kentucky: Jim Beam Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

This interview draws on Ruby Smith's 47 years of experience at the Jim Beam Distillery. Smith describes why she went to work at Jim Beam, what jobs she did over the years, and how she was treated as a woman in the male-dominated bourbon business. She also discusses the changing technology and the role of the distillery in the surrounding communities.

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2009oh029_bik009

Interviewee Name

Ruby Carol Raulston Smith

Interviewer Name

Katherine "Katie" Louise Noe

Interview Date

2009-01-14

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Smith, Ruby Carol Raulston Interview by Katherine Louise Noe. 14 Jan. 2009. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Smith, R.C. (2009, January 14). Interview by K. L. Noe. Bourbon in Kentucky: Jim Beam Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Smith, Ruby Carol Raulston, interview by Katherine Louise Noe. January 14, 2009, Bourbon in Kentucky: Jim Beam Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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