This project concerns the social and cultural history of coal communities in eastern Kentucky.
Interview with A.D. Albright, January 24th, 1989
A.D. Albright describes the place of special interest studies within the university, particularly women's studies, black studies, and Appalachian studies. He addresses stereotypes including the belief that librarians should be women and the faculty and staff of the agricultural college should be men.
Interview with Bayard Rustin, 1964
Because of his open homosexuality, much of his participation in the civil rights movement and pacifism was not publicized and he remained behind the scenes. He testified on behalf of New York state's gay rights bill, and late in life considered gay rights the most important frontier of civil rights.
Interview with Brunelle Casey, August 5th, 1992
Interview includes the discussion of gender roles on the farm.
Interview with Catherine H. Dunne, March 28th, 1990
Dunne talks about the difference in focus between men and women teachers and feels that women were more interested in teaching and men were more interested in sports.
Interview with Helen Babbitt Breckinridge, October 6th, 1989
Included in Breckinridge's discussion is the different regulations for men and women, and mentions the curfews for women.
Interview with Joyce S. Miller, March 23, 2006
Read/hear interview online. Miller discusses the Peace Corps' policies on sexual morality.
Interview with Richard Murphy, Gilbert Moses, February 10th, 1964
Interview includes Moses' discussion of the stereotypes of white men and women, especially those involved with the civil rights movement.
Interview with Ruth A. Slaughter, January 23rd, 1993
Interview includes the discussion of gender roles in church.
Diverse stories of gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, and questioning individuals who grew up, and/or currently live in the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) designated Central Appalachian Region, especially Eastern Kentucky.