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142 minutes. Suzanne first worked in the G.E. factory in Henderson right out of high school, which had a labor union. She then got married and had 2 children and then divorced at which point she got a job with Kenco plastics in October 1976. The factory floor workers were almost exclusively...

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This is an oral history collection chronicling worker's rights for women, primarily in Henderson, KY during the 1970s and 1980s.

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115 minutes. Elizabeth Robb discusses the many siblings she grew up with in both Russellville, and Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She describes her parents, her father's concrete products business, and her elementary, middle school, and high school years. She describes the town of Hopkinsville...

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John Toelke was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 10, 1928. He enlisted in the United States Army during World War II and was a part of the 1st battalion, 35th infantry regiment, 25th division. He served from June 7, 1945 to March 1948 as a private, 1st class, and was stationed in Japan....

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Melvin Stricker was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 3, 1923. He enlisted in the Air Corps, Instrument Handling Division, 778th Army Air Force Base Unit. He served from 1942 to 1946 during World War II, in the Pacific Theater, as a corporal. He was stationed in places such as the Philippines...

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Otto Stern was born in Germany on July 5, 1922. During World War II, he was drafted into the Army (infantry) in February 1943 and served as a Private, 1st Class, until February 1946. He was stationed in Switzerland and France and won many awards, such as the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge,...

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Loyola Schulte was born in Newport, Kentucky on October 25, 1917. She enlisted in the United States Army Nurse Corps in April 1942. She served until November 1944, retiring as a lieutenant. She was stationed in places such as Fort Knox, Kentucky; Fort Dix, New Jersey; and North Africa. She...

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Eleanor Schroer was born in William Penn, Pennsylvania on July 22, 1922. She enlisted in the Navy Nurse Corps on September 11, 1944 and served in World War II until August 18, 1946. She was stationed in places such as Portsmouth, Virginia; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; and the Philadelphia Navy...

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Elizabeth Schroder was born in Coos Bay, Oregon on July 14, 1918. She enlisted in the Navy in February 1943 and served until 1946, retiring as a lieutenant. She was stationed at different training schools in various locations, including Virginia, Georgia, and San Francisco, California. In the...

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Interview with Letcher Deaton by Dr. Morris Garrett about his life and family history. In the interview, he discusses living in rural conditions, farming and raising livestock, as well as his brother's involvement in World War II. Transcript available. Photographs of Letcher Deaton can be found...

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