Family and Gender in the Coal Community Oral History Project

Description: 
This project concerns the social and cultural history of coal communities in eastern Kentucky, with emphasis on Auxier and Van Lear. Family issues and gender roles are explored, as well as modernization, consumerism, religion, farm life, class distinctions, poverty, the Great Depression, company stores, birth control, divorce, company doctors, immigrants, home brew, homosexuality, blacks, the Ku Klux Klan, and the roles of women in the community. Also discussed are the North East Coal Company, the South East Coal Company, the Henry Clay Coal Mine, the Consolidated Coal Company, the Pittsburg Coal Company, mine safety, the 1922 strike, black lung, Jenny Wiley State Park, Alice Lloyd College, and the Kentucky towns of Ligon, Wheelwright, and McRoberts. Narrators talk about Dr. B. F. Wright, Harry LaViers, Sr., John C. C. Mayo, John L. Lewis, George Titler, and others associated with the coal industry.

Project Accession: 
APP016
LC Subjects: 
African American coal miners   African Americans--Kentucky--Auxier   African Americans--Kentucky--Van Lear   Agricultural laborers   Alice Lloyd College   Appalachian Region   Auxier (Ky.)   Birth control--Kentucky--Auxier   Coal miners--Kentucky--Auxier   Coal miners--Kentucky--Van Lear   Coal mines and mining--Kentucky--Auxier   Coal mines and mining--Kentucky--Van Lear Region--History   Consolidated Coal Company   Consumers--Kentucky--Auxier   Consumers--Kentucky--Van Lear   Depressions, 1929--Kentucky--Auxier   Depressions, 1929--Kentucky--Van Lear   Domestic relations--Kentucky--Auxier   Domestic relations--Kentucky--Van Lear   Domestic relations.   Farm life--Kentucky--Auxier   Farm life--Kentucky--Van Lear   Henry Clay (Pa. : Township)   Homosexuality--Kentucky--Auxier   Homosexuality--Kentucky--Van Lear   Immigrants--Kentucky--Van Lear   Industrial relations--Kentucky--Auxier   Industrial relations--Kentucky--Van Lear   Kentucky--Religion   Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Kentucky--Auxier   Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Kentucky--Van Lear   Lewis, John L. (John Llewellyn), 1880-1969.   Ligon (Ky.)   Lungs--Dust diseases--Kentucky   McRoberts (Ky.)   Pittsburgh Coal Company   Sex role   Sex role--Kentucky--Auxier   Sex role--Kentucky--Van Lear   Social classes   Social classes--Kentucky--Auxier   Social classes--Kentucky--Van Lear   Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining   Titler, George J., 1895-1976   Van Lear (Ky.)   Wheelwright (Ky.)   Women--Kentucky  

Restriction: 
No Restrictions
Number of Interviews: 
64

 
 Interviewee(s)  Interview Date  Restrictions  Access
Grace Litteral
1988-06-14 No restrictions Online
Carl Clifford McKenzie
Helen Irene McKenzie
1988-06-14 No restrictions Online
Clara E. Robinson
1988-06-15 No restrictions Online
Eula Hall
1988-06-14 No restrictions Online
Era B. Webb
1988-06-15 No restrictions Online
Opal Goble
1988-07-19 No restrictions Online
Opal McKenzie
1988-07-19 No restrictions Online
Paris Goble
1988-07-19 No restrictions Online
Droxie Hopson
1988-07-19 No restrictions Online
Malta R. Miller
1988-07-19 No restrictions Online
Clifford Childers
1988-07-20 No restrictions Online
Ernestine Wells
1988-07-20 No restrictions Online
Lucy Hall Patton
1988-07-20 No restrictions Online
Ruth G. Kiser
1988-07-21 No restrictions Online
Paris Goble
1988-09-11 No restrictions Online
Marjorie Castle
1988-09-11 No restrictions Online
Malta Watson
1988-09-12 No restrictions Online
Blaine Fraley
1988-09-09 No restrictions Online
Onda Lee Holbrook
1988-09-11 No restrictions Online
Emma Rae Wells
1988-09-11 No restrictions Online
Marjorie Castle
1988-09-12 No restrictions Online
Burdette Kretzer, Jr.
1988-10-08 No restrictions Online
O.W. Harris
1988-10-08 No restrictions Online
Charles E. Spears
1988-10-08 No restrictions Online
Aud Williamson
1988-10-08 No restrictions Online
Inez Music
1988-10-14 No restrictions Online
Ora Reynolds
1988-10-14 No restrictions Online
Malta R. Miller
1988-10-14 No restrictions Online
Opal Richmond
1988-10-15 No restrictions Online
Elizabeth A. Trimble
1988-10-15 No restrictions Online
Ruth Trimble
1988-10-15 No restrictions Online
Dorthea L. Castle
1988-10-15 No restrictions Online
Minnie Long
1988-10-20 No restrictions Online
Charles W. Frazier
1988-10-22 No restrictions Online
Minnie Long
1988-10-23 No restrictions Online
Gussie F. Johnston
1988-10-23 No restrictions Online
Gussie F. Johnston
1988-10-24 No restrictions Online
Lila M. Clifton
1988-11-05 No restrictions Online
Lila M. Clifton
1988-11-06 No restrictions Online
Marjorie Castle
1988-11-06 No restrictions Online
Frank D. Clifton
1988-11-05 No restrictions Online
Frank D. Clifton
1988-11-06 No restrictions Online
Bertha B. Kretzer
1988-11-05 No restrictions Online
Bertha B. Kretzer
1988-11-06 No restrictions Online
James C. Ward
1988-11-18 No restrictions Online
Betty Ward
1988-11-18 No restrictions Online
James C. Ward
1988-11-19 No restrictions Online
David Lee Webb
1988-11-19 No restrictions Online
Tom Handy
1988-11-19 No restrictions Online
Russell Rucker
1988-11-19 No restrictions Online
Betty J. Ward
1988-11-19 No restrictions Online
Ruth E. Wells Handy
1988-11-19 No restrictions Online
Garnetta Rucker
1988-11-19 No restrictions Online
Mae Frazier
1988-12-08 No restrictions Online
Lowell Phillips
1988-12-08 No restrictions Online
Lowell Phillips
1988-12-09 No restrictions Online
Juanita Dixon Worster
1988-12-10 No restrictions Online
Mae Frazier
1988-12-12 No restrictions Online
Samuel M. Cassidy
1988-12-13 No restrictions Online
Lowell Phillips
1988-12-15 No restrictions Online
Vicie Combs
1992-06-10 No restrictions Online
Annie Belle Walters
1992-06-11 No restrictions Online
Henrietta V. Sweatt
1992-06-12 No restrictions Online
Eva Mae Creech West
1992-06-16 No restrictions Online

  

  

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