Allen County Oral History Project

This collection began with the Kentucky Oral History Commission's effort to establish oral history programs in each of the state's 120 counties. County libraries worked with local volunteers to collect interviews. Since 1987, county oral histories have been generated primarily by recipients of technical assistance grants from the commission that provide training and equipment to volunteer interviewers. Interviews donated by independent researchers are also included.  Topics included in this collection are Allen County history, the oil boom of the early twentieth century, and a local general store. The interviews were conducted in 1978 by John L. Landes.