Interview with Minnie Long, October 23, 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 Minnie Long. Mrs. Long was born in 1910 and grew up on a farm in Letcher County, Kentucky. She explains that her grandparents were prosperous farmers and had orchards and sheep. She remembers that they sent their wool to North Carolina to be dyed. Mrs. Long remembers that her mother made everything that they wore and she states that her mother was a suffrage supporter. Long describes living with her sister and brother-in-law in McRoberts, Kentucky where her brother-in-law was the company store butcher. Mrs. Long is critical of the United Mine Workers for not teaching the miners how to manage money. She also discusses leisure activities in McRoberts.

Interview Accession

1988oh175_app172

Interviewee Name

Minnie Long

Interviewer Name

Glenna Graves

Interview Date

1988-10-23

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Long, Minnie Interview by Glenna Graves. 23 Oct. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Long, M. (1988, October 23). 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.

Long, Minnie, interview by Glenna Graves. October 23, 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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