John Lair - Renfro Valley Barn Dance Oral History Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of thirty audio recorded interviews with performers and others who were associated with the Renfro Valley Barn Dance and other radio programs produced by John Lair, first in Cincinnati, Ohio and later in Renfro Valley, Kentucky, 1937 through much of the 1950s.
Listen To Interview Recordings
Read Interview Transcripts
The interviews were conducted mostly during the period 1994-1999, by Hutchins Library Sound Archivist, Harry Rice. Others were conducted by Loyal Jones, Wayne Daniels, and Reuben Powell.
- created: 1994 - 1999
Conditions Governing Access
Follow the links in the recordings list to hear interviews and read transcripts.
Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.
Language of Materials
Other Descriptive Information
BCA 0095 SAA 095
The collection was processed by Harry Rice, Sound Archivist. The finding aid was created in July 2015 by Harry Rice and Lori Myers-Steele, Collections Archivist.
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