Family Farms of Kentucky Oral History Collection

Description: 
This project focuses on the family farm in Kentucky. Interviewees reminisce about the communities where they grew up and how they have changed over time. A wide range of topics are discussed, including family histories, Kentucky Heritage Farm histories, changes in farm technology and agricultural practices, changes in transportation, commercial farming, subsistence farming, use of chemicals, food preparation and preservation, home remedies, farm organizations, division of labor on the farm, schooling, health and safety issues, African American farmers, and the future of the family farm. Varieties of livestock farming discussed include pork, beef, dairy, sheep, and poultry. Crops include tobacco and hemp.

Collection Accession: 
OHFF
Interview Keywords: 
Themes: 
LC Subjects: 
4-H clubs.   African American farmers.   Agricultural chemicals.   Agricultural innovations.   Agriculture, Cooperative   Agriculture--Economic aspects   Agriculture--Kentucky   Agriculture--Kentucky--Bourbon County   Agriculture--Kentucky--Casey County   Agriculture--Kentucky--Henry County   Agriculture--Kentucky--Lee County   Agriculture--Kentucky--Letcher County   Agriculture--Safety measures   Agriculture.   Bee culture   Bourbon County (Ky.)   Breathitt County (Ky.)   Bullitt County (Ky.)   Canning and preserving   Child rearing   Clay family   Cooking   Corn--Milling   Courtship   Crops   Dairy cattle   Dairy farming   Education   Family farms   Farm buildings   Farm equipment   Farm life.   Herbicides   Home economics extension work   Jessamine County (Ky.)   Lee County (Ky.)   Livestock   Logging   Manners and customs   Medicine, Rural   Molasses   Mountain life   Pesticides   Plant diseases   Powell County (Ky.)   Prisoners of war--Germany   Pulaski County (Ky.)   Recreation   Religion   Rural electrification   Rural schools   Scott County (Ky.)   Sheep   Soap   Swine   Technological innovations   Telephone   Tobacco   Tobacco farmers   Tobacco--Diseases and pests   Traditional medicine   Transportation   Wolfe County (Ky.)   Women in agriculture  

Restriction: 
No Restrictions
Number of Interviews: 
550

  

  

Persistent Link for this Record: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/catalog/xt70p26q214p