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Collection Details


Collection Name: Kentucky Historical Society Oral History Collection
Repository Name: Kentucky Historical Society. Kentucky Oral History Commission [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
URL: http://history.ky.gov/
Description: The commission’s collection of over 8,000 interviews is available to the public at the Kentucky History Center, Kentucky Historical Society, in Frankfort. Cataloged by county or by project, the interviews contain the irreplaceable recollections of Kentuckians from all walks of life. General community histories with elderly residents provide unique information on life in Kentucky during the early twentieth century, while over sixty special projects on topics such as tobacco, quilting, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and Vietnam Veterans offer a more in-depth look at various aspects of Kentucky history. Interviews conducted for the award-winning Ohio River Portrait project are included in this collection and complement a series of photographs housed in the special collections department of the Kentucky Historical Society.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 8000
Broad Subjects: History; Communities
ASP Subjects: Community; History; Kentucky; Local history; Oral history; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000254