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Jefferson County [KY] neighborhood oral history project

Repository: Louisville Metro Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): This oral history project consisted of forty interviews and was funded by a grant from the Kentucky Oral History Commission. Longtime residents of five neighborhoods were interviewed of what was then the City of Louisville and surrounding unincorporated Jefferson County. Community development in the urban setting is the theme of this oral history series. Life from the 1920s to the 1980s was discussed by long-time residents of five historically defined areas in Jefferson County: California, Cherokee Triangle, Fisherville, Okolona, and Valley Station. Narrators were selected to represent different racial and socioeconomic groups. Topics include local history, the Great Depression, the 1937 flood, World War II, education, schools, churches, clubs, integration and race relations, and businesses.

Access Copy Note: Tapes, transcripts, and summaries of the interviews are available at the Louisville Metro Archives. The interview tapes are also available at the Kentucky Oral History Commission (of the Kentucky Historical Society).

Date(s): 1987-1989

Digital Status: No

Extent: circa 40 audio cassettes (39 hours); 40 transcripts

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


Civil rights movements--Kentucky
Kentucky--Race relations
Louisville (Ky.)
World War, 1939-1945


Sound recordings


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