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0:00 - Dorabelle Keleman's family history

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Partial Transcript: My husband's father's name was Andrew Keleman.

Segment Synopsis: Dorabelle Keleman shares her family's history including their immigration from Hungary to Kentucky.

Keywords: Catholics; Coal mines; Cumberland (Ky.); Grocery trade; Hungarian immigrants; Hungary; Large immigrant families

Subjects: Catholic Church Emigration and immigration. Families. Immigrants--Kentucky


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2:09 - Life in Lynch, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Lynch was opened up about nineteen and I guess eighteen along in there.

Segment Synopsis: Dorabelle Keleman talks about life in Lynch, Kentucky. Andrew Keleman discusses boarding conditions for immigrants.

Keywords: Benham (Ky.); Coal mines; Company houses; Economy; Hungarian language; Hungary; Immigrant descendants; Thriving coal communities; Translating; United States Steel Corporation; Wisconsin Steel Company; Yugoslavia

Subjects: Immigrants--Kentucky--Lynch Lynch (Ky.)


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9:32 - Coal mining methods / miner lifestyle

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Partial Transcript: And then back in the, uh, '30s they had a man that, uh, transport, transported the colored people from Alabama up here.

Segment Synopsis: Andrew Keleman talks about how various groups came to work in the mines. He discusses mining methods. He talks about life in the mining town.

Keywords: Boardinghouses; Coal cutting; Coal mining methods; Hungarian immigrants; Hungary

Subjects: Coal miners Coal mines and mining--Kentucky


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14:36 - Immigrant culture and customs

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Partial Transcript: And, uh, the foreign people they cook different, they eat different.

Segment Synopsis: Andrew Keleman talks about his perceptions of immigrants, their culture, and their work ethic. He talks about illegal distillation in Lynch, Kentucky.

Keywords: Alcohol; American customs; Foreign customs; Mining conditions; Moonshine; Mountain people; Vegetable gardening; Wine making; Work ethic

Subjects: Distilling, Illicit Immigrants--Kentucky--Lynch


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20:23 - Boardinghouses / job-related injuries and death

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Partial Transcript: There's a lot of men that, uh, got hurt, quit the mines...

Segment Synopsis: Andrew Keleman talks about the boardinghouses in Lynch, Kentucky. He talks about what would happen if a miner was hurt or killed on the job.

Keywords: "Undesirables"; Eviction; Immigrants; Injured on the job; Insurance; United States Steel Corporation; Unmarried; Workers' compensation

Subjects: Boardinghouses Coal mine accidents


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26:30 - Creation of the miners' union / mine management

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Partial Transcript: How about Union members?

Segment Synopsis: Andrew Keleman talks about the creation of the union. He discusses how miners were able to advance to management.

Keywords: Company unions; Foreman; Immigrants; Leadership; Promotion (advancement)

Subjects: United Mine Workers of America


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31:45 - Andrew Keleman's personal history

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Partial Transcript: Uh, well, uh, could you tell me a little about yourself then, about your background?

Segment Synopsis: Andrew Keleman talks about his experience moving from Hungary to Kentucky, his role in the mines, and his education in Lynch, Kentucky.

Keywords: Coal mines; English language; Hungary; Immigrant children; Native customs; Segregation; Shoveling coal; United States Steel Corporation; YMCA

Subjects: Coal miners--Kentucky--Lynch Education Emigration and immigration. Immigrants--Kentucky--Lynch


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37:44 - Intermarriage between immigrants / Catholic Church

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Partial Transcript: What about immigrant women?

Segment Synopsis: Andrew Keleman discusses marriage between various groups of immigrants and Americans. He talks about the role of the Catholic Church in the community.

Keywords: Catholic mass; Interracial marriage; Marriage

Subjects: Catholic Church Immigrants


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42:18 - Social development of Lynch, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Few years ago my son Thomas Keleman did a thesis on the, uh, social development--

Segment Synopsis: Dorabelle Keleman reads an excerpt from her son's thesis on the social development of Lynch, Kentucky.

Keywords: Benham (Ky.); Boardinghouses; Coal camps; Education; Housing; Immigration; Interracial marriage; Marriage; Melting pot; Pittsburgh (Pa.); Population; Social planning

Subjects: Lynch (Ky.) Social history.


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