I recently learned that my application for the Kentucky Oral History Commission Project Grant was accepted. I will be conducting interviews on Stinking Creek for my “Stinking Creek Stories” Oral History Project. I plan to interview 25 people about their experiences with agriculture and their experiences with the Lend-A-Hand Center.
I hope to interview a variety of people building on some preliminary interviews I did last summer. These interviews will also be the basis of an article for the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Special Issue on Agriculture and Rural Life and the basis of a presentation for the Agricultural History Society meeting this summer for the session “Contested Rural Landscapes in Twentieth-Century Kentucky.”
This project will also be a collaboration with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky. I will be piloting a new file transfer system called “Exactly” which will send my recordings directly to the library. The Nunn Center will house the collection which will be accessible to the public from their website.
I’m excited to begin this project and thankful for all the support and encouragement from the KOHC, Nunn Center, Kentucky Historical Society, and my committee.