Kentucky History: Robert H. Williams Children's Home Oral History Project

Description: 
The Colored Orphan Industrial Home was originally founded in 1892 by E. Belle Mitchell Jackson. The home was located on Georgetown St. in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1918, the name was changed to "The Children's Home", and it currently functions as the Robert H. Williams Cultural Center. This project focuses on the history and structure of the home. Interviewees discuss the founders of the home and its system of administration, including the board of managers, board of trustees, and the board of organization. Other topics include reasons why children were sent to the home, fundraisers, everyday life and rules of the home, and the treatment and education of the children.

Project Accession: 
KHRHW

Restriction: 
No Restrictions
Number of Interviews: 
6

 
 Interviewee(s)
 Accession Number
 Date
 Interviewer
 Access
 Restrictions
Katherine Burdette  
1988oh075_kh446  
1988-05-18
Lauretta F. Byars

No restrictions
Mildred Strider  
1988oh090_kh449  
1988-05-19
Lauretta F. Byars

No restrictions
Grace Coleman  
1988oh091_kh450  
1988-05-19
Lauretta F. Byars

No restrictions
Florence Young  
1989oh125_kh470  
1989-01-13
Lauretta F. Byars

No restrictions
Mary Francis Lewis  
1990oh081_kh485  
1990-04-05
Lauretta Byars

No restrictions
Betty A. McDowell Howard  
1990oh082_bk019  
1990-04-25
Lauretta Byars

No restrictions

  

  

Persistent Link for this Record: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/catalog/xt7xwd3pzr9j