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Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project

Project Summary

This project concerns the social and cultural history of coal communities in eastern Kentucky, with emphasis on Auxier and Van Lear. Family issues and gender roles are explored, as well as modernization, consumerism, religion, farm life, class distinctions, poverty, the Great Depression, company stores, birth control, divorce, company doctors, immigrants, home brew, homosexuality, blacks, the Ku Klux Klan, and the roles of women in the community. Also discussed are the North East Coal Company, the South East Coal Company, the Henry Clay Coal Mine, the Consolidated Coal Company, the Pittsburg Coal Company, mine safety, the 1922 strike, black lung, Jenny Wiley State Park, Alice Lloyd College, and the Kentucky towns of Ligon, Wheelwright, and McRoberts. Narrators talk about Dr. B. F. Wright, Harry LaViers, Sr., John C. C. Mayo, John L. Lewis, George Titler, and others associated with the coal industry.

Project Code

appfam

Project LC Subject

African American coal miners   African Americans--Kentucky--Auxier   African Americans--Kentucky--Van Lear   Agricultural laborers   Alice Lloyd College   Appalachian Region   Auxier (Ky.)   Birth control--Kentucky--Auxier   Coal miners--Kentucky--Auxier   Coal miners--Kentucky--Van Lear   Coal mines and mining--Kentucky--Auxier   Coal mines and mining--Kentucky--Van Lear Region--History   Consolidated Coal Company   Consumers--Kentucky--Auxier   Consumers--Kentucky--Van Lear   Depressions, 1929--Kentucky--Auxier   Depressions, 1929--Kentucky--Van Lear   Domestic relations--Kentucky--Auxier   Domestic relations--Kentucky--Van Lear   Domestic relations.   Farm life--Kentucky--Auxier   Farm life--Kentucky--Van Lear   Henry Clay (Pa. : Township)   Homosexuality--Kentucky--Auxier   Homosexuality--Kentucky--Van Lear   Immigrants--Kentucky--Van Lear   Industrial relations--Kentucky--Auxier   Industrial relations--Kentucky--Van Lear   Kentucky--Religion   Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Kentucky--Auxier   Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Kentucky--Van Lear   Lewis, John L. (John Llewellyn), 1880-1969.   Ligon (Ky.)   Lungs--Dust diseases--Kentucky   McRoberts (Ky.)   Pittsburgh Coal Company   Sex role   Sex role--Kentucky--Auxier   Sex role--Kentucky--Van Lear   Social classes   Social classes--Kentucky--Auxier   Social classes--Kentucky--Van Lear   Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining   Titler, George J., 1895-1976   Van Lear (Ky.)   Wheelwright (Ky.)   Women--Kentucky


Interviews in this Project (64 Total):

Interview Accession Number: 1988oh188_app185
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh189_app186
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh190_app187
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh191_app188
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh192_app189
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh193_app190
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh253_app200
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh254_app201
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh255_app202
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh256_app203
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh257_app204
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh258_app205
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh259_app206
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh105_app136
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh106_app137
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh107_app138
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh108_app139
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh109_app140
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh125_app143
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh126_app144
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh127_app145
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh128_app146
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh129_app147
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh130_app148
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh131_app149
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh132_app150
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh133_app151
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh151_app152
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh152_app153
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh153_app154
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh154_app155
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh155_app156
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh156_app157
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh157_app158
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh160_app159
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh161_app160
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh165_app162
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh166_app163
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh167_app164
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh168_app165
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh169_app166
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh170_app167
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh171_app168
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh172_app169
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh173_app170
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh174_app171
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh175_app172
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh176_app173
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh177_app174
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh178_app175
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh179_app176
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh180_app177
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh181_app178
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh182_app179
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh183_app180
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh184_app181
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh185_app182
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh186_app183
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh187_app184
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1992oh209_app348
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1992oh210_app349
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1992oh211_app350
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1992oh212_app351
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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Interview Accession Number: 1988oh162_app161
Interviewer: Glenna Graves
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