Miscellaneous Interviews


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The library's general collection of sound recordings consists of interviews, concerts, talks, lectures, debates, masses, and ceremonies. The interviews were conducted by faculty, staff, and students at Bellarmine College.

In the mid-1970s, students in Tom Kemme's English class interviewed residents of the Highlands area of Louisville. They discuss their personal histories, local history and traditions, and education. In 1984 and 1986, students in Wade Hall's Kentucky studies class interviewed their relatives about their personal histories and careers. Other interviews in the collection include the topics of banking, business, Republican politics in the 1930s and 1940s, the life of Thomas Merton, and the history of Louisville from 1928 to 1945. The poet Gwendolyn Brooks is among those interviewed.