Interview with Lowell Phillips, December 15, 1988

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

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Interview Summary

This is a third interview with Lowell Phillips who worked as a supervisor in the Van Lear mines. His wife was a teacher in Van Lear, and he describes her concern with families who experienced difficulties. She would often ask around the town for old clothes for the needy, and she would visit homes and ask what she could do to help. He states that his wife would even do other people's washing sometimes. Mr. Phillips talks at length about the social life of young people in the 1920s and 1930s. He states that there were night clubs from Paintsville to Virginia. He describes them, and makes a clear distinction between them and the much less respectable "roadhouses," "honky tonks," and "ginny barns." He also discusses the mores and behavior of men and women in this time period.

Interview Accession

1988oh259_app206

Interviewee Name

Lowell Phillips

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-12-15

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Phillips, Lowell Interview by Glenna Graves. 15 Dec. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Phillips, L. (1988, December 15). 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.

Phillips, Lowell, interview by Glenna Graves. December 15, 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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