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  Accession Number  Interviewer  Restrictions  Access
Grace Litteral
1988-06-141988oh105_app136Glenna Graves
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Carl Clifford McKenzie
Helen Irene McKenzie
1988-06-141988oh106_app137Glenna Graves
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Clara E. Robinson
1988-06-151988oh107_app138Glenna Graves
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Eula Hall
1988-06-141988oh108_app139Glenna Graves
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Era B. Webb
1988-06-151988oh109_app140Glenna Graves
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Opal Goble
1988-07-191988oh125_app143Glenna Graves
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Opal McKenzie
1988-07-191988oh126_app144Glenna Graves
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Paris Goble
1988-07-191988oh127_app145Glenna Graves
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Droxie Hopson
1988-07-191988oh128_app146Glenna Graves
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Malta R. Miller
1988-07-191988oh129_app147Glenna Graves
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Clifford Childers
1988-07-201988oh130_app148Glenna Graves
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Ernestine Wells
1988-07-201988oh131_app149Glenna Graves
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Lucy Hall Patton
1988-07-201988oh132_app150Glenna Graves
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Ruth G. Kiser
1988-07-211988oh133_app151Glenna Graves
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Paris Goble
1988-09-111988oh151_app152Glenna Graves
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Marjorie Castle
1988-09-111988oh152_app153Glenna Graves
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Malta Watson
1988-09-121988oh153_app154Glenna Graves
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Blaine Fraley
1988-09-091988oh154_app155Glenna Graves
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Onda Lee Holbrook
1988-09-111988oh155_app156Glenna Graves
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Emma Rae Wells
1988-09-111988oh156_app157Glenna Graves
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Marjorie Castle
1988-09-121988oh157_app158Glenna Graves
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Burdette Kretzer, Jr.
1988-10-081988oh160_app159Glenna Graves
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O.W. Harris
1988-10-081988oh161_app160Glenna Graves
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Charles E. Spears
1988-10-081988oh162_app161Glenna Graves
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Aud Williamson
1988-10-081988oh165_app162Glenna Graves
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Inez Music
1988-10-141988oh166_app163Glenna Graves
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Ora Reynolds
1988-10-141988oh167_app164Glenna Graves
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Malta R. Miller
1988-10-141988oh168_app165Glenna Graves
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Opal Richmond
1988-10-151988oh169_app166Glenna Graves
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Elizabeth A. Trimble
1988-10-151988oh170_app167Glenna Graves
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Ruth Trimble
1988-10-151988oh171_app168Glenna Graves
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Dorthea L. Castle
1988-10-151988oh172_app169Glenna Graves
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Minnie Long
1988-10-201988oh173_app170Glenna Graves
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Charles W. Frazier
1988-10-221988oh174_app171Glenna Graves
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Minnie Long
1988-10-231988oh175_app172Glenna Graves
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Gussie F. Johnston
1988-10-231988oh176_app173Glenna Graves
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Gussie F. Johnston
1988-10-241988oh177_app174Glenna Graves
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Lila M. Clifton
1988-11-051988oh178_app175Glenna Graves
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Lila M. Clifton
1988-11-061988oh179_app176Glenna Graves
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Marjorie Castle
1988-11-061988oh180_app177Glenna Graves
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Frank D. Clifton
1988-11-051988oh181_app178Glenna Graves
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Frank D. Clifton
1988-11-061988oh182_app179Glenna Graves
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Bertha B. Kretzer
1988-11-051988oh183_app180Glenna Graves
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Bertha B. Kretzer
1988-11-061988oh184_app181Glenna Graves
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James C. Ward
1988-11-181988oh185_app182Glenna Graves
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Betty Ward
1988-11-181988oh186_app183Glenna Graves
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James C. Ward
1988-11-191988oh187_app184Glenna Graves
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David Lee Webb
1988-11-191988oh188_app185Glenna Graves
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Tom Handy
1988-11-191988oh189_app186Glenna Graves
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Russell Rucker
1988-11-191988oh190_app187Glenna Graves
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Betty J. Ward
1988-11-191988oh191_app188Glenna Graves
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Ruth E. Wells Handy
1988-11-191988oh192_app189Glenna Graves
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Garnetta Rucker
1988-11-191988oh193_app190Glenna Graves
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Mae Frazier
1988-12-081988oh253_app200Glenna Graves
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Lowell Phillips
1988-12-081988oh254_app201Glenna Graves
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Lowell Phillips
1988-12-091988oh255_app202Glenna Graves
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Juanita Dixon Worster
1988-12-101988oh256_app203Glenna Graves
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Mae Frazier
1988-12-121988oh257_app204Glenna Graves
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Samuel M. Cassidy
1988-12-131988oh258_app205Glenna Graves
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Lowell Phillips
1988-12-151988oh259_app206Glenna Graves
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Vicie Combs
1992-06-101992oh209_app348Glenna Graves
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Annie Belle Walters
1992-06-111992oh210_app349Glenna Graves
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Henrietta V. Sweatt
1992-06-121992oh211_app350Glenna Graves
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Eva Mae Creech West
1992-06-161992oh212_app351Glenna Graves
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