Louisville Metro Archives & Records Center

Interview with Mrs. Jessie Grayson

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Thu, 09/12/1985

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85-OH-13

Cottage Mother and Sewing Instructor at LGCCH [Ormsby Village], 1925 - 1953 Describes the daily life at the Industrial School as her husband was a manager there. Discusses her time as a cottage mother and later sewing instructor. Provides details of life on the campus during a tornado, teaching the girls to sew, and attempts to foster mother-like values in the girls. She details the impact that both the Great Depression and World War II had on the School.

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