Interview with Betty J. Ward, November 18, 1988

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

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Interview Summary

Betty J. Ward was born in 1925 near Columbus, Ohio but her family moved to Van Lear, Kentucky when she was only a year old. She remembers that her family became close friends with an Italian family, the Campagottas. This family offered to pay to send Mrs. Ward to nursing school in Huntington, West Virginia, but her family would not let her go so far from home. After she graduated from high school, Ward went to work in the Consolidated Coal Company's grocery store. She worked there for two years in the early 1940s. She talks about the sexual double standard and the acceptance of young women who had children out of wedlock.

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1988oh186_app183

Interviewee Name

Betty J. Ward

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-11-18

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Ward, Betty J. Interview by Glenna Graves. 18 Nov. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Ward, B.J. (1988, November 18). Interview by G. Graves. Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Ward, Betty J., interview by Glenna Graves. November 18, 1988, Appalachia: Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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