Interview with Johann M. Groeber, February 20, 1988

Project: Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Mrs. Groeber discusses her life before and after coming to the United States from Scotland. She compares life in Lynch, Kentucky, with life in Scotland. She talks about how her family came to Lynch and the circumstances surrounding the move. Groeber also elaborates on education, employment opportunities, and prejudices in Lynch. Social and recreational activities are also touched on.

Mrs. Groeber discusses the attitudes of the immigrant miners as well as a typical work day for her father. She also speaks about union participation and the treatment of miners by U.S. Steel Company.

Interview Accession

1988oh048_app124

Interviewee Name

Johann M. Groeber

Interviewer Name

David M. Andrew

Interview Date

1988-02-20

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Groeber, Johann M. Interview by David M. Andrew. 20 Feb. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Groeber, J.M. (1988, February 20). Interview by D. M. Andrew. Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Groeber, Johann M., interview by David M. Andrew. February 20, 1988, Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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