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)
 Accession Number
 Date
 Interviewer
 Access
 Restrictions
Grace Litteral  
1988oh105_app136  
1988-06-14
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Carl Clifford McKenzie  
Helen Irene McKenzie  
1988oh106_app137  
1988-06-14
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Clara E. Robinson  
1988oh107_app138  
1988-06-15
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Eula Hall  
1988oh108_app139  
1988-06-14
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Era B. Webb  
1988oh109_app140  
1988-06-15
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Opal Goble  
1988oh125_app143  
1988-07-19
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Opal McKenzie  
1988oh126_app144  
1988-07-19
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Paris Goble  
1988oh127_app145  
1988-07-19
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Droxie Hopson  
1988oh128_app146  
1988-07-19
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Malta R. Miller  
1988oh129_app147  
1988-07-19
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Clifford Childers  
1988oh130_app148  
1988-07-20
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Ernestine Wells  
1988oh131_app149  
1988-07-20
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Lucy Hall Patton  
1988oh132_app150  
1988-07-20
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Ruth G. Kiser  
1988oh133_app151  
1988-07-21
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Paris Goble  
1988oh151_app152  
1988-09-11
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Marjorie Castle  
1988oh152_app153  
1988-09-11
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Malta Watson  
1988oh153_app154  
1988-09-12
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Blaine Fraley  
1988oh154_app155  
1988-09-09
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Onda Lee Holbrook  
1988oh155_app156  
1988-09-11
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Emma Rae Wells  
1988oh156_app157  
1988-09-11
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Marjorie Castle  
1988oh157_app158  
1988-09-12
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Burdette Kretzer, Jr.  
1988oh160_app159  
1988-10-08
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
O.W. Harris  
1988oh161_app160  
1988-10-08
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Charles E. Spears  
1988oh162_app161  
1988-10-08
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Aud Williamson  
1988oh165_app162  
1988-10-08
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Inez Music  
1988oh166_app163  
1988-10-14
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Ora Reynolds  
1988oh167_app164  
1988-10-14
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Malta R. Miller  
1988oh168_app165  
1988-10-14
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Opal Richmond  
1988oh169_app166  
1988-10-15
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Elizabeth A. Trimble  
1988oh170_app167  
1988-10-15
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Ruth Trimble  
1988oh171_app168  
1988-10-15
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Dorthea L. Castle  
1988oh172_app169  
1988-10-15
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Minnie Long  
1988oh173_app170  
1988-10-20
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Charles W. Frazier  
1988oh174_app171  
1988-10-22
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Minnie Long  
1988oh175_app172  
1988-10-23
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Gussie F. Johnston  
1988oh176_app173  
1988-10-23
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Gussie F. Johnston  
1988oh177_app174  
1988-10-24
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Lila M. Clifton  
1988oh178_app175  
1988-11-05
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Lila M. Clifton  
1988oh179_app176  
1988-11-06
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Marjorie Castle  
1988oh180_app177  
1988-11-06
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Frank D. Clifton  
1988oh181_app178  
1988-11-05
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Frank D. Clifton  
1988oh182_app179  
1988-11-06
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Bertha B. Kretzer  
1988oh183_app180  
1988-11-05
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Bertha B. Kretzer  
1988oh184_app181  
1988-11-06
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
James C. Ward  
1988oh185_app182  
1988-11-18
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Betty Ward  
1988oh186_app183  
1988-11-18
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
James C. Ward  
1988oh187_app184  
1988-11-19
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
David Lee Webb  
1988oh188_app185  
1988-11-19
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Tom Handy  
1988oh189_app186  
1988-11-19
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Russell Rucker  
1988oh190_app187  
1988-11-19
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Betty J. Ward  
1988oh191_app188  
1988-11-19
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Ruth E. Wells Handy  
1988oh192_app189  
1988-11-19
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Garnetta Rucker  
1988oh193_app190  
1988-11-19
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Mae Frazier  
1988oh253_app200  
1988-12-08
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Lowell Phillips  
1988oh254_app201  
1988-12-08
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Lowell Phillips  
1988oh255_app202  
1988-12-09
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Juanita Dixon Worster  
1988oh256_app203  
1988-12-10
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Mae Frazier  
1988oh257_app204  
1988-12-12
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Samuel M. Cassidy  
1988oh258_app205  
1988-12-13
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Lowell Phillips  
1988oh259_app206  
1988-12-15
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Vicie Combs  
1992oh209_app348  
1992-06-10
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Annie Belle Walters  
1992oh210_app349  
1992-06-11
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Henrietta V. Sweatt  
1992oh211_app350  
1992-06-12
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions
Eva Mae Creech West  
1992oh212_app351  
1992-06-16
Glenna Graves
Online
No restrictions

  

  

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