Kentucky Historical Society

Jefferson County Oral History Project



Amusement parks, Archaeological sites, Armistices, Assistance, Athletic fields, Automobile industry, Automobiles, Baptist churches, Bars, Baseball, Belle of Louisville (Steamboat), Bridges, Business enterprises, Busing (School integration), Canals, Catholic schools, Childhood & youth, Children playing with marbles, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Churches, Churchill Downs, Civil rights, Civil rights demonstrations, Civil rights leaders, Clothing industry, Clothing stores, Dance, Dance parties, Distilling industries, Education, Electric lines, Electricity, Elopements, Express highways, Families, Farming, Farms, Fire engines & equipment, Fires, Fishing industry, Fishing nets, Floods, Food relief, Ford Motor Company, Fuel, Games, Grocery stores, Harbors, Historic buildings, Horses, Hospitals, Houses, Integration, Irish, Judges, Kentucky Education Association, Labor disputes, Laborers, Libraries, Louisville Free Public Library, Louisville Gas & Electric Company, Louisville times, Marbles (Game), Marriage, Medicine, Military service, Motion picture theaters, Museums, Musicians, Neighborhoods, Newspapers, Nightclubs, Painters, Parks, Physicians, Police, Pontoon bridges, Presidential candidates, Presidential elections, Presidents, Prostitution, Race discrimination, Race relations, Racing, Recreation, Reporters, River boats, School buses, School children, School discipline, School integration, Schools, Segregation, Singing, State government, Streets, Strikes, Teachers, Telephone lines, Toilets, Trolly buses, United States. Army. Corps of Engineers, University of Louisville, Violence, Water pumps, Welfare and society, Wharves, Works Progress Administration

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This collection began with the Kentucky Oral History Commission's effort to establish oral history programs in each of the state's 120 counties. County libraries worked with local volunteers to collect interviews. Since 1987, county oral histories have been generated primarily by recipients of technical assistance grants from the commission that provide training and equipment to volunteer interviewers. Interviews donated by independent researchers are also included.