Interview with Harry LaViers, Jr., November 30, 1989

Project: Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project

Interview Summary

In this series of interviews, Harry LaViers, Jr. describes his family and how they came to Kentucky and entered the coal industry. He discusses how his father introduced him to the business and learning to be a coal operator. Laviers describes his business philosophy and employee relations, and how these activities have changed over the years. He discusses his company's safety policies and training program. He talks about the changes which have taken place in the Kentucky coal industry throughout his career, and the role of politics in the industry. He provides his view of the image of the coal industry and the role of the media. LaViers discusses the impact of both state and federal inspection programs in Kentucky. He describes his experiences as a member of the Kentucky Coal Association, and also takes a look at the future of coal in Kentucky.

Interview Accession

1989oh304_app258

Interviewee Name

Harry LaViers, Jr.

Interviewer Name

Henry C. Mayer

Interview Date

1989-11-30

Interview Keyword

Coal Operators

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LaViers, Harry, Jr. Interview by Henry C. Mayer. 30 Nov. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

LaViers, H., Jr. (1989, November 30). Interview by H. C. Mayer. Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

LaViers, Harry, Jr., interview by Henry C. Mayer. November 30, 1989, Appalachia: Coal Operators Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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