Kentucky Historical Society

Louisville and Jefferson County Children's Home Oral History Project

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The purpose of this project was to gather and preserve information about the home during the period 1920-1940. Residents, teachers, social workers, and an administrator of the facility discuss daily life at the Ormsby Village school, the teachers, classes, social life, religious instruction, work duties, discipline, medical care, and race relations. They talk about the effects of the Great Depression on the school, the quality of education there, the differences in the ways delinquents and dependents were treated, contact between Ormsby Village and Ridgewood, and whether or not there was a stigma attached to being a resident of Ormsby Village. Original collection held at the Kentucky Oral History Commission/Kentucky Historical Society. Access copies available may be available at the Louisville Metro Archives. Authorization must by granted by the Society to use or publish by any means the archival material to which the Society holds copyright.