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Rockcastle County (Ky.) -- History.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Appalachian Historic Forest Conditions Oral History Project

Identifier: BCA 0286
Scope and Contents This oral history collection consists of interviews with eighteen elder (over 65) Appalachians about their recollections of the forest in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. While the interviews focus on their experience of the forests, their stories also intersect with other aspects of their experience and contributions such as music and art. Among those interviewed are notable Appalachian folk figures all of whom have now passed, including wood carver and shingle river William McClure;...
Dates: 1996

Berea College 1973-1975 Oral History Project Collection

Identifier: RG 14-14.04
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of twenty nine audio cassette recordings of individual interviews, group discussions, and oral presentations that document various aspects of Berea College and community history.There are transcripts for the individual interviews and notes in varying degrees of completeness for the other recordings.The memory time span of the narrators ranges mostly from the 1920s to the early 1970s. The interviews were conducted by various faculty members and...
Dates: Created: 1973-1975

Disputanta Oral History Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0032 SAA 030
Abstract These are audio recorded interviews that document the history of the Disputanta community in northern Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Also included in the collection are a series of remembrances of the Clear Creek Community by "Cleatus Tussey" (John Payne) that appeared in the Mount Vernon Signal, Spring 1952-Fall 1953. The interviews were conducted [1978-1979] by then Berea College student, Terry Allebaugh, with financial assistance from the National Endowment...
Dates: Created: 1978-1979

John Lair Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0066 SAA 066
Abstract John Lair was born in Rockcastle County, Kentucky on July 1, 1894.  His father was a farmer and Lair attended a one-room school before going on to finish high school in the county seat town of Mount Vernon. After army service in World War One, he worked in a variety of jobs that included teaching school and editing a small-town newspaper.  Work as an insurance company claims adjuster brought him to Chicago in the late 1920s where he became interested in radio.  He was able to find...
Dates: Created: 1930-1999

Robert Finley Spence Papers

Identifier: RG 09-9.48
Abstract Robert Finley Spence graduated from the Berea College Foundation School and completed the Agricultural course of the Vocational School at Berea in 1914 before starting a forty year career as extension agent for Southern Madison and Rockcastle counties, Kentucky. Spence also taught courses at Berea College, worked with the Vocational School, and was heavily involved with the 4-H Club and other organizations in Kentucky. After retiring from his County Agent position in 1954, Spence became...
Dates: Created: 1915-1964

Theo Pigg Rockcastle County Photograph Collection

 Collection — 1
Identifier: BCA 0148 SAA 149
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a group of nineteen photographs taken by Theo Pigg and bound together in a College Loose Leaf Note Book sent to William J. Hutchins compliments of Dr. Pennington and the Rockcastle Home Builder’s Association, Mt. Vernon, KY.  Photographs contained within book are of the Brush Creek Valley area of Rockcastle County and include images of a home on the Wilderness Trail, a three room box house, a crew of men working on a W.P.A....
Dates: Created: 1936