Interview with Verona M. Smith, Margaret Andriga, Steve Andriga, June 25, 1986

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

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Interview Summary

Verona Smith, Margaret Andriga and Steve Andriga are sisters and brother. They are children of Hungarian immigrants who first worked in copper mines in Michigan and Minnesota before moving to Lynch, Kentucky, a coal mining town owned by United States Steel Corporation. Topics discussed include the preparation of Hungarian meals and social activities. They recall the periodic dances held by various ethnic groups in Lynch as well as their educational experience, the prejudice they faced, and family life in a coal town. They also discuss how their parents valued the right to vote after becoming American citizens.

Interview Accession

1986oh257_app069

Interviewee Name

Verona M. Smith

Margaret Andriga

Steve Andriga

Interviewer Name

Doug Cantrell

Interview Date

1986-06-25

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Smith, Verona M. Interview by Doug Cantrell. 25 Jun. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Smith, V.M. (1986, June 25). Interview by D. Cantrell. Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Smith, Verona M., interview by Doug Cantrell. June 25, 1986, Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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