Harlan County (Ky.)

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Erickson discusses her Native American heritage, Native traditions and how those are practiced and passed on today. She also talks about the abduction, sexual assault, and rescue of her grandmother Sally Brown.

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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 consists of interviews concerning women coal miners in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia. Topics include coal mining, coal camps, unions, Great Depression, sexism, poverty, Native Americans in Appalachia, economic conditions, political activism, and environmental pollution. The...

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This project focuses on the history of Teges Creek in Clay County, a small, rural, eastern Kentucky community. Residents and former residents give a history of the area from the turn of the century, showing how it has changed, not from rural to urban and not from farm to coal camp, but from one...

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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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This project documents the War on Poverty in the Appalachian Region of Kentucky. Topics discussed include the Appalachian Volunteers, Head Start programs, the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), the Community Action Program, conflicts between natives and "outsiders", charges that...

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This project consists of interviews concerning the Sharp Family of Harlan County, Kentucky. The complete collection record can be accessed on SPOKEdb, the Nunn Center's online collection catalog: <a href="...

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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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