Interview with Bertha B. Kretzer, November 6, 1988

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

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Interview Summary

This is a second interview with Bertha Kretzer. Mrs. Kretzer reads a five-page account of her life. She remembers her father who she loved dearly, and describes his death. She explains how her mother kept the family going by taking in boarders and washing. Kretzer recalls how little she knew about the menstrual cycle and about childbirth as a teenager. She describes her husband's drinking and abuse.

Interview Accession

1988oh184_app181

Interviewee Name

Bertha B. Kretzer

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-11-06

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Kretzer, Bertha B. Interview by Glenna Graves. 06 Nov. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Kretzer, B.B. (1988, November 06). 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.

Kretzer, Bertha B., interview by Glenna Graves. November 06, 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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