Interview with Ann Tiabian, Pete Tiabian, June 27, 1986

Project: Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Ann Tiabian is the daughter of a Russian immigrant, and his husband, Pete, is the son of a Polish immigrant. They discuss many issues related to immigrants in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky. In particular, the Tiabians talk about the boarding of immigrants in the coal towns where each ethnic group had its own boardinghouse. Pete Tiabian's father ran a boardinghouse for Polish immigrants, and Ann Tiabian's father boarded Russian miners in the same house that the Tiabians now live.

The Tiabians also discuss bootlegging in Lynch, Kentucky. They state that if a miner was caught bootlegging whiskey, coal company officials evicted them from the company-owned house and ordered them to leave town. Pete Tiabian's father was one of those caught and expelled from the town. The Tiabians also talk about the immigrant social clubs that once flourished in Lynch. Each ethnic group had their own social club that would sponsor events for all the residents in the coal camp.

Interview Accession

1986oh201_app066

Interviewee Name

Ann Tiabian

Pete Tiabian

Interviewer Name

Doug Cantrell

Interview Date

1986-06-27

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Tiabian, Ann Interview by Doug Cantrell. 27 Jun. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Tiabian, A. (1986, June 27). Interview by D. Cantrell. Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Tiabian, Ann, interview by Doug Cantrell. June 27, 1986, Appalachia: Immigrants in the Coal Fields Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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