Interview with William Lynwood Montell, October 17, 1992

Project: Kentucky Writers Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Montell talks about his family's history going back several generations, informed by family folklore. He expresses his opinion about the significance of oral traditions and local legends, which have helped him chart a new path in historical writing. He discusses his books, including the seminal "The Saga of Coe Ridge," and talks about his future plans.

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1992oh385_kw049

Interviewee Name

William Lynwood Montell

Interviewer Name

L. Elisabeth Beattie

Interview Date

1992-10-17

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Montell, William Lynwood Interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. 17 Oct. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Montell, W.L. (1992, October 17). Interview by L. E. Beattie. Kentucky Writers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Montell, William Lynwood, interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. October 17, 1992, Kentucky Writers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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