Interview with Elmer Lucille Allen, March 26, 2012

Project: Bourbon in Kentucky: Women in Bourbon Oral History Project

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Elmer Lucille Allen became the first African American chemist at the Brown-Forman Company in 1966, where she held the title of senior analytical chemist. In this interview, Allen discusses her experiences in higher education at Louisville Municipal College [now called Simmons College of Kentucky] and Nazareth College [now called Spalding University]. She also discusses her work history from 1953-1997, her experience with desegregating colleges and jobs, and a bit about her family life.

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Interviewee Name

Elmer Lucille Allen

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Janice W. Fernheimer

Interview Date

2012-03-26

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Allen, Elmer Lucille Interview by Janice W. Fernheimer. 26 Mar. 2012. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Allen, E.L. (2012, March 26). Interview by J. W. Fernheimer. Bourbon in Kentucky: Women in Bourbon Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Allen, Elmer Lucille, interview by Janice W. Fernheimer. March 26, 2012, Bourbon in Kentucky: Women in Bourbon Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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