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  • Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund: Kentucky Agriculture After Tobacco

    This oral history collection documents the establishment of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund (KADF) and the impact it has had on Kentucky's agricultural industry with the loss of the tobacco program. The project has two focus areas, individuals who were instrumental in the establishment of KADF and producers who have received funding through KADF.


  • Frankfort Public Art Tour

    Oral History Interviews in this collection were conducted as a part of an overall project to document public art in Frankfort,Ky. The project was led by Joanna Hay and Judy Sizemore. Interviews were conducted in conjunction with Kentucky State University students in the spring semester of 2012.Excerpts from the interviews were used in developing a tour of Frankfort's public art...

  • Quonset Hut, The

    Transcriptions and interviews on cassette tape (14) conducted by Amber Ridington, Western Kentucky University graduate student in Folk Studies, with Joe Marshall of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and other individuals familiar with the operations of the Quonset Hut (1946-1959), a recreational center and entertainment venue in Bowling Green.

  • African American Education in South Central Kentucky

    This project, “African American Education in South Central Kentucky, 1920 – 1960”, was conducted by Joseph Carl Ruff, and includes 26 interviews with African Americans who were educated in and/or taught in south central Kentucky. Their first-hand accounts provide a unique perspective on the evolution of the education of African Americans in the region. Each interview reflects the...

  • American Printing House for the Blind Corporate Memory Project

    This oral history project captures the history of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) through interviews with APH employees, board members, and ex officio trustees. APH is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1858 and is located in Louisville, Kentucky. The company creates educational, workplace, and independent-living products and services for people who are blind and...

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