Interview with Maxine Wiley, April 20, 2010

Project: Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project

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Maxine Wiley grew up on a farm in Woodford County, Kentucky. After fifty-four years, she retired from her position as a secretary at the former Ancient Age Distillery, now the Buffalo Trace Distillery. In this interview, Wiley describes her childhood on the farm and explains how she began working as a secretary at the distillery. She describes what it was like working there in the 1950s and 1960s. Wiley explains the nature of the work she did and talks about the bosses she had over the years, mentioning Colonel Blanton and Elmer Lee. She also shares anecdotes from the distillery and explains how the work culture and environment have changed over time. Wiley talks about the distillery's changes in ownership and describes the impact of these changes. In addition, she tells the interviewer how she would like to be remembered at the distillery.

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2010oh058_bik015

Interviewee Name

Maxine Wiley

Interviewer Name

Thomas Troland

Interview Date

2010-04-20

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Wiley, Maxine Interview by Thomas Troland. 20 Apr. 2010. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wiley, M. (2010, April 20). Interview by T. Troland. Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wiley, Maxine, interview by Thomas Troland. April 20, 2010, Bourbon in Kentucky: Buffalo Trace Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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