Coal mines and mining

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Darla Saylor Jackson discusses her Native American heritage and how those traditions are practiced and passed on today. She talks about growing up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Subjects also include Native American heritage, Native American traditions, and a discussion of who is Native...

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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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These interviews document the history of the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS), an organization begun in 1925 by Mary Breckinridge to bring primary health care to remote areas of eastern Kentucky. Nurses, doctors, Eastern Kentucky residents, and supporters of the FNS discuss Appalachia, farming,...

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This project documents the lives of immigrant coal miners in eastern Kentucky. In the early twentieth century, people from Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Scotland, Russia, and Yugoslavia settled in Hazard, Himlerville (now Beauty), Jackson, Lynch, and other eastern Kentucky towns....

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Evarts is a small Kentucky town located in Harlan County, near the Virginia state border. This project focuses on J.D. Housley, one of Evarts former mayors. Born in 1917, Housley discusses his family, childhood, education, and courtship and marriage in 1939. He also recounts the bootlegging,...

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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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These interviews with major coal operators document their personal histories and the history of the coal industry in eastern Kentucky during the twentieth century. Kentucky communities discussed include Artemus, Burdine, Jenkins, Jellico, Van Lear, and Wheelwright; and Kentucky counties include...

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The study of a black family's memories and impressions of the Depression and how it affected Kentucky's African Americans. It also contained detailed descriptions of a coal mine in Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky, including work, company store, pay and improvements with the coming...

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