Brookside (Ky.)

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This project documents the role of women in the strikes by the United Mine Workers of America and Coal Workers of America in Pikeville and Brookside from 1972 to 1974. Topics include organizing, picketing, child care, health benefits, the Brookside coal mine, Pikeville, unions, coal operators,...

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This collection explores the history of women in Kentucky throughout the 1900s. Interviewees discuss many issues, such as the various social roles of women, women's rights, family life and history, and racial and gender discrimination. This project also focuses specifically on women at UK...

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In the early 1960s, the United Mine Workers Welfare and Retirement Fund canceled medical cards held by union miners who were working for companies that failed to pay their royalty fees to the fund. In a few eastern Kentucky counties, the miners responded by traveling from mine to mine closing...

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This project includes miscellaneous interviews with residents of Appalachia discussing their personal histories, life in Appalachia, and various other Appalachia related topics. The complete collection record can be accessed on SPOKEdb, the Nunn Center's online collection catalog:...

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