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African Americans in the Upper Cumberland Region

Repository: Western Kentucky University. Department of Library Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): This collection contains interviews with or about African Americans in the upper Cumberland region of Kentucky and Tennessee. The interviews are life histories focusing on what it was like growing up in the region. This project was done as part of a class in folk studies at Western Kentucky University and supervised by Lynwood Montell.

Date(s): 1991-1997

Digital Status: No

Extent: 6 boxes (238 items)

Finding Aid: Finding aid is available at the repository.

Language: English

Interviewees: Elizabeth Denton Allen, Lois S. Anderson, Marilyn Anderson, Clutie Bailey interviewed, Charles W. Beasley, Annie Lee Black, Kenneth Irvin Bomar, Omar D. Bratton, Dorsey Lee Brewer, Evelyn Buck, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Carter, Cornelia Childs, Thomas Childs, Clyde Crawford Jr., Winford Crenshaw, John R. Dowell, Alma Edwards, Robert Evans, Regina Dudley Ewing, Dorothy Farris, Carol Ellen Gaines, Frances Gaines, Aline Garrett, Amanda Garrett, Margaret Grady, Herbert Graves, Laura A. Grider, Anna Ruth Johnson, Martha Maddux Breeding, Ralph Maddux, Annie Lee Maxey, Truman Tooley, James E. McKinley, Sr., Kathleen Elizabeth Moody, Louise Bailey Moody, J. C. Moss, Houston Murray, Willie Napier, Christine Norris, Louise Phillips, Carrie Price, Tracy Gaines Seay, James Corbet Shirley, Christine Sprowls, Robert Sprowls, Sanford Sprowls, Thomas Stewart, Frances Stockton, Hattie Stokes, Dixie Ann Thompson, Luska Twyman, Sylvia White, Jeanette Bridgewater, Cander Williams, Fred Willis, Maydell Wood, William B. Yates, Mary Ann Young

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


Adair County (Ky.)
African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky
African Americans--Kentucky
Kentucky--Race relations


Sound recordings


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