Interview with James C. Klotter, October 22, 1997

Project: Kentucky Writers Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Klotter gives his background, and the names of his parents and grandparents. He studied Kentucky History via correspondence course, and from this, became involved in Kentucky history. He discusses his various positions through the years at the Kentucky Historical Society. Klotter feels that the primary role of a historian is to spread the word that history is worth studying, that it is important and enjoyable. Beattie and Klotter discuss the value of oral history as a way of recording history, and how oral history materials are collected, interpreted, and used. He discusses the continuing sense of place that exists in Kentucky for several reasons, including the tendency for people to remain in Kentucky from generation to generation, its slowness to industrialize, its history as the first American west, and as a middle ground between the north and the south.

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1999oh050_kw097

Interviewee Name

James C. Klotter

Interviewer Name

L. Elisabeth Beattie

Interview Date

1997-10-22

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Klotter, James C. Interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. 22 Oct. 1997. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Klotter, J.C. (1997, October 22). Interview by L. E. Beattie. Kentucky Writers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Klotter, James C., interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. October 22, 1997, Kentucky Writers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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