Interview with Willard Stanley, January 19, 1989

Project: Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Willard Stanley, head of Kentucky's Department of Mines and Minerals, discusses growing up in eastern Kentucky in a coal mining family. He describes his own mining experiences, including his life as a coal operator, and how he became involved professionally in miner safety and health. He discusses B.F. Sisk, one of the major names in mine safety in Kentucky, and how the mine safety laws have changed over the years. Stanley also talks about mine inspection

Interview Accession

1989oh197_app238

Interviewee Name

Willard Stanley

Interviewer Name

Henry C. Mayer

Interview Date

1989-01-19

Interview Keyword

Coal Operators

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Stanley, Willard Interview by Henry C. Mayer. 19 Jan. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Stanley, W. (1989, January 19). Interview by H. C. Mayer. Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Stanley, Willard, interview by Henry C. Mayer. January 19, 1989, Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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