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Wilderness Road Girl Scout Council oral history project

Repository: University of Kentucky. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Collection Description (Extant): This project documents the history of the Girl Scouts in Lexington and Kentucky. Former executive directors, board members, and Girl Scouts discuss Central Christian Church Scout troops in Lexington, Girl Scouts in Lexington during World Wars I and II, scouting as a social activity, skills learned by Scouts, Trail's End Camp, hemp growing during World War II, the Girl Scouts' commitment to conservation and the environment, day camps, the merger of local units into the Wilderness Road Council in the 1950s, the Second Presbyterian Church, fundraising, community support, attitudes in the 1930s about women camping, the origin of Girl Scout cookies, the Day Law and desegregation of the Girl Scouts, a trip to England in the 1930s for a folklore and folk dance festival, Mrs. A. R. Henry, Alice Rucker, Kathleen McGraw, Lady Badenpole's visit from England, and Laura Ball in Harlan County.

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Collection Code OHGS; Series Code GS001

Extent: 20 interviews (18 hours of audiocassette recordings)

Finding Aid URL: http://libguides.uky.edu/content.php?pid=165117&sid=1484466 External Link

Language: English

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

Subjects:

Civil rights movements--Kentucky
Girl Scouts--Kentucky--Lexington
Segregation in education--Kentucky
Segregation--Kentucky

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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